by Elise Schoening | May 08, 2020
The jewel of the Jersey Shore, Atlantic City has it all: pristine beaches, high-end casinos and an impressive food scene. Hotels across the seaside city continue to freshen up their amenities for guests, and the Atlantic City Convention Center offers green meetings spaces for sustainably minded planners.

Harrah's Resort Atlantic City is spending $24 million to refresh the 416-room Marina Tower, which will be renamed the Laguna Tower once complete. The project calls for an updated design, new furniture and remodeled bathrooms. The rooms were expected to debut in April but have been pushed back to a later date due to a statewide halt on all nonessential construction. The renovation follows a full transformation of the 507-room Coastal Tower last year.

The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is revamping its guest experience. The 2,000-room resort recently completed renovations to its 312 suites. In the past year, the hotel also added a $12 million sports-betting lounge and made upgrades to its lobby, including the additions of VIP-check in, and a new bar with coffee service, curated tapas dishes and a cocktail menu.

The 1,399-room Ocean Casino Resort has opened a new Prohibition-themed bar. The 1927 Lounge & Speakeasy, which replaces Ivan Kane's Royal Jelly Burlesque Club, features video poker slots and live entertainment daily. The hotel's new owners, Luxor Capital Group, have other updates on the docket. The New-York based hedge fund plans to spend $70 million in property enhancements. The work will include adding a long-awaited buffet restaurant and 500 additional guest rooms that will bring the total room count up to 1,899.

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