Caesars Atlantic City
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|Caesars Atlantic City|
The port cochere of Caesars
|Location||Atlantic City, New Jersey|
|Address||2100 Pacific Avenue|
|Opening date||June 26, 1979|
|Number of rooms||1,158|
|Total gaming space||145,000 sq ft (1.35 ha)|
|Signature attractions||The Pier Shops at Caesars
Qua Baths & Spa
|Notable restaurants||Morton's The Steakhouse
|Operating license holder||Boardwalk Regency Corporation|
|Previous names||Caesars Boardwalk Regency|
|Renovated in||1997 (Centurion Tower)
Caesars Atlantic City is a luxury hotel, casino, and spa resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Like Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, it has an ancient Roman theme. Atlantic City's second casino, it opened in 1979 as the Caesars Boardwalk Regency. The 124,720 sq ft (11,587 m2). casino has over 3,400 slot machines, and is one of the largest in Atlantic City. The resort has experienced much expansion and renovation in the past decade, including a new hotel tower, a new parking garage, and a new shopping center, Playground Pier.
Caesars purchased the 11-year-old Howard Johnson's Regency Motor Hotel in 1977 and announced that it would renovate the 11-story, 425-room structure and add seven floors to the building, expanding the room count to 548, plus a 52,000 sq.ft. casino at an estimated cost of 300 million dollars. Despite the governor of New Jersey's demands, the Casino Control Commission allowed Caesars to use the Howard Johnson building due to it being relatively new construction. The casino opened on June 26, 1979 being the second casino to open after Resorts International in 1978. The casino first opened as the Boardwalk Regency omitting the Caesars name as the Casino Control Commission continued to investigate the corporation. In 1983 Caesars was added to the name and it became Caesars Boardwalk Regency.
A 1985 expansion of the property included the addition of the 1100-seat Circus Maximus Showroom, replacing the 440-seat Cabaret Theater. Both venues have hosted names such as Diana Ross, Buddy Hackett, Ann-Margret, Paul Anka, Lionel Richie, Tina Turner, Donny & Marie Osmond, and Celine Dion.
In 1987, the name of the resort was changed to Caesars Atlantic City. Throughout the late 1990s and 2000s, Caesars expanded the Roman theme to the exterior, which originally had an art deco look. Renovations were completed in 2008, with the Boardwalk and street sides of the casino being renovated into Roman facades, along with a new parking garage and a new hotel tower.
The 25-floor Centurion Tower, added in 1997, has 610 rooms and a height of 299 ft (91 m).
Caesars has 145,000 sq ft (13,500 m2). of gaming space, more than 3,000 slot machines, and 135 table games. The casino is separated into several areas, which are:
Palace East – Asian gaming area.
Slots—Second Floor Casino – The main casino floor that was recently redesigned.
Poker Room – Caesars features 20 poker tables.
Table Games – Caesars features over 120 table games.
There are several restaurants located around the Caesars property:
- Nero's Italian Steakhouse
- Palace Court Buffet
- Caesars Sunday Brunch at Nero's
- Café Roma
- KWI Restaurant and Noodle Bar
- Mia (Closed October 2014)
- Morton's The Steakhouse
- Cafe Tazza
- Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill (Opened February 2015)
Qua Baths & Spa is located in the Ocean Tower. The Bellezza Salon is located in the Centurion Tower. There is an outoor pool at Caesars. Guests are welcome to go to Bally's indoor pool which is adjacent to the property. The Beach at Caesars is located on the right side of the Pier Shops at Caesars, just in front of the casino. Caesars features these nightlife areas: Dusk Nightclub and 21 Sports Bar at Dusk, the Boardwalk Beer Garden, and Toga Bar. Concerts and shows can be seen at the Circus Maximus Theater.
Dusk is on the second floor and was opened in 2009. The 8,500 square foot nightclub is owned and operated by The Dusk Management Group, and was built with the design concept of concentric circles, on three levels. Philadelphia native Adam Goldstein (aka DJ AM) was a part owner who also performed at the club. The venue was the last location that Goldstein performed before his death in 2010.
Playground Pier is a shopping mall located on the four-story Pier at Caesars adjacent to Caesars and connected via a second-story skybridge.
Other stores located within Caesars include Caesars Exclusively, Emperor's Essentials, and A Time for Wine.
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