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Landry’s Prepares to Open New Golden Nugget Casino Resort in Atlantic City

Atlantic City, NJ, USA (April 10, 2012) /PRNewswire/ — As the month of April closes, the Golden Nugget Atlantic City will have completed an extensive $150 million renovation project in order to bring guests a more refined, modern resort experience – and Atlantic City, a beckon of pride. By transforming the failing Trump Marina into a world-class premier resort destination, resounding the strong Golden Nugget brand, owner Tilman J. Fertitta fulfills his promise to revitalize the Marina District, bringing new energy and economic promise to Atlantic City. Fertitta’s commitment to Atlantic City’s renewal resulted in the transformation of one of Atlantic City’s properties into one with a significant competitive advantage and promise.

“The transformative renovation of the Golden Nugget will only increase the awareness of the already highly recognized Golden Nugget brand,” explained Fertitta.

With the addition of several new signature restaurant concepts, a six million dollar salon and spa, plus new lounges and clubs, gambling is only part of the multi-million dollar transformation. The newly renovated Grand Ballroom will host Third Eye Blind, The Oak Ridge Boys, Cake Boss Buddy Valastro and Whoopi Goldberg during the grand opening weekend slated for April 26-29.

The transformative hotel and casino’s renovations include the following:

Chart House

The prestigious collection of 30 Chart House restaurants is known for stunning views and delectable fare. The Atlantic City Chart House is located right on the water and the interior features a fresh and vibrant decor and a beautiful view. This spacious restaurant offers plush seating to watch the sun set over the water with an unparalleled view of the magnificent Golden Nugget Marina.

Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse

With its Houston location being voted one of the Top Ten Steakhouses in America, Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse in Atlantic City features a blend of high-quality menu selections and one-of-a-kind hospitality in an intimate atmosphere of hand-crafted mahogany woodwork, plush leather furnishings and luxurious amenities.

Michael Patrick’s Brasserie

Located directly off the atrium and casino floor, Michael Patrick’s is a 150-seat ultra-chic European style brasserie that serves an upscale, eclectic menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. With its modern decor and exceptional cuisine, you’ll find that Michael Patrick’s is not a typical coffee shop but instead features traditional favorites with a unique twist in presentation and flavors.

The Showroom

The newly renovated Showroom packs big entertainment in a small setting, with Atlantic City’s most intimate music venue. In this 500-seat showroom, every seat is “up front!” Guests can spend an evening on the town enjoying headline entertainment in the Showroom which features plush theater-style seating, ensuring a comfortable environment to catch all the action. So far the Showroom has been host to acts such as Kathleen Madigan, Vince Neil and 1964…The Tribute, with many more to come.

Check- In

As an area that serves to be the primary focal point of the hotel, the check-in lobby has been refurbished to give a modern feel upon arrival. With contemporary chandeliers, a marble desk and built-in iPads, the inviting atmosphere will set the tone for a one-of-a-kind experience.

Rooms & Suites

All deluxe guest rooms and suites have been remodeled to embrace the elegance and refinement that the Golden Nugget brings to Atlantic City. With rich browns and shades of red, both the guest rooms and suites have been customized to provide the utmost quality of excellence from the moment you walk through the door. Pillow top mattresses, flat screen televisions and ultra modern bathrooms are among some of the amenities guests will find in the newly renovated rooms and suites.

High Limit Gaming

For nonstop action, guests can head to either high limit slots or high limit tables where they can raise the stakes. From the thrills of blackjack to the fun and excitement of the high limit slots, we have the hottest games in town in two distinct upscale environments for our most serious players!

24 Karat Club

As a member of the Golden Nugget’s 24 Karat Club slot and table player rewards program, guests will earn comps, cash back, exclusive invitations to special events, free play, match play and more. Offering a four-tier system similar to the old Trump One program Executive members will receive a new Premier Card, Chairman members will receive a new Chairman’s Card and Signature members will receive a new Elite Card. The newly renovated 24 Karat Club Desk is located near the main lobby and Front Desk.

Wine & Wi-Fi

The perfect place to relax and recharge. Wine & Wi-Fi is located on the 4th floor, near the meeting and convention space. Overlooking the atrium, Wine & Wi-Fi features comfortable furniture and allows guests to sip a glass of wine while catching up on emails or the events of the day with complimentary internet connections.


The Buffet at the Golden Nugget offers fresh, incentive choices with live cooking stations and no portion limits. This is the place you’ll find whatever you’re in the mood for from our all-you-can-eat spread on our buffet. For breakfast, lunch and dinner, guests always have the option to eat a little or feast on a lot, open seven days a week.

Rush Lounge

Located directly off the casino floor, the Rush Lounge is a hot spot for guests to relax, enjoy a cocktail, listen to live music, or gamble and watch the latest game on flat screen high-definition TV’s. With live entertainment nightly, Rush Lounge serves as a great spot to mix and mingle with friends. For those looking for non-stop gambling action, bartop video poker, as well as blackjack and roulette is available in the Rush Lounge. Bottle service and cocktail shakers for parties of four or more are also available. Gem inspired drink features include Diamond, Ruby and Emerald cocktails.


With the opening of the LIVE Bar, guests can enjoy live bands every Thursday – Saturday night while sipping specialty drinks like the “Golden” Margarita, Pineapple Cosmos and the Luscious Lemon Drop.

Poker Room

The Poker Room offers 20 smoke-free tables with a wide variety of games including No Limit, Pot Limit, Texas hold ’em, 7 Stud, Omaha and more. Backed by a friendly, professional staff, the Poker Room gives guests a chance to step into the action and cash in on exciting promotions and special events, including multiple daily tournaments with low buy-ins and deep stacks.


Located directly off the main lobby, the Golden Nugget provides a beautiful corridor of both exclusive high-end and stylish retail boutiques such as 1946 Apparel & Accessories, Cool Jeans, Style & Trend, D’Oro Jewelry & Watches, Signature Shoppe, Tint Sunglasses Shop and Flirt as well as quick eateries Bean & Bread and The Chocolate Box.

Grotto Italian Ristorante

Centrally located in the casino, Grotto offers one-of-a-kind Italian dining experience. Decorated with warm hues and Fellini-inspired murals, the restaurant’s decor mirrors the feel of a trattoria on the Amalfi Coast of Italy complete with a wood burning oven. Grotto offers meals made with recipes using only the best seasonal ingredients and fresh pasta. The menu includes many “Old World” signature offerings such as a Clams Casino, Snapper Sciliano, Linguini Pescatore and Veal San Pietro.

Spa and Salon
Offering guests a relaxing, rejuvenating atmosphere with modern flair, the new six million dollar Spa & Salon at the Golden Nugget features Signature 24 Karat Gold massages, facials and body treatments by Fleurs. These 80 Minute treatments offer the ultimate in luxury and decadence for guests to enjoy. The Spa is equipped with eucalyptus steam, sauna and relaxing whirlpools to enhance any experience. A state-of-the-art salon and workout facility is also part of the brand new Spa.

Casino Floor

Guests can experience nonstop entertainment in the nearly 80,000 square foot casino. The newly remodeled casino floor featured swanky new carpet, modern columns, light fixtures, rich fabrics and hundreds of new and exciting slot games. The main casino floor is home to some of players favorite games including Roulette, Blackjack, Craps, Texas Hold ‘Em Bonus Poker, 3 Card Poker, Let it Ride and Pai Gow Poker.


From the moment guests step into the sun filled Atrium, they will be greeted with the look and feel of ultra-modern style. Leading to the newly refurbished check-in lobby, guests can expect a wow factor from the moment they arrive, setting the tone for an experience unlike any other in Atlantic City.

Lillie’s Noodles, Asian Cuisine and Sushi

Offering traditional and modern Chinese cuisine in a chic, contemporary ambiance, and featuring the best of both worlds, Lillie’s Noodles, Asian Cuisine and Sushi will embrace exotic flavors in an elegant surrounding. Whether it’s the invitation of fresh, hand-crafted sushi and sashimi, or the fusion of traditional Cantonese, Szechwan and Pan-Asian flair, this new restaurant will offer tempting fare for every food lovers palate.

H2O Pool + Bar

The H2O Pool + Bar will serve as the perfect spot for friends and family to mingle year-round. Boasting Atlantic City’s sleekest new outdoor poolside lounge concept, H20 will feature contemporary built-in seating areas, fire pits to set the mood, upbeat sounds, and lively libations. Guests looking for the perfect relaxation location on property will flock to this pool side bar to relax and get some fresh air.

For more information on the Golden Nugget Atlantic City’s transformation process, check out photos and information at

The Golden Nugget Atlantic City, located on Frank S. Farley Marina is a premier resort destination, offering guests more than 740 rooms and suites. The entire property is currently finishing a $150 million renovation and is taking on a fresh, modern look to include a high-energy casino featuring the most popular slot and video poker machines, table games, and poker room; nightly entertainment, new bars and lounges, stylish retail offerings, as well as Landry’s signature world-class restaurants such as Chart House and Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse; a luxury spa and salon; and H20 poolside lounge. New owners, Landry’s, Inc, will introduce first-class accommodations, exquisite dining options and fun-filled entertainment venues unlike anything else available in Atlantic City, with all renovations slated for completion by April, 2012. The Golden Nugget has already established strong brand recognition worldwide with locations in both Las Vegas and Laughlin, NV.

Hotel reservations and additional information are available by calling 800-777-8477 or by visiting


Landry’s is a national, diversified restaurant, hospitality and entertainment company principally engaged in the ownership and operation of high end and casual dining restaurants, primarily under the names of Landry’s Seafood House, Rainforest Cafe, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant, The Chart House, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Claim Jumper, Saltgrass Steak House and Oceanaire, as well as a fine dining signature group of restaurants: Morton’s Steakhouse, Vic & Anthony’s, Grotto, Willie G’s and others. The Company is also engaged in the ownership and operation of gaming, hospitality and entertainment businesses, including the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casinos in Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nevada, and Atlantic City, the Kemah Boardwalk, the San Luis Resort Complex, and the Downtown Aquariums in Denver and Houston. Landry’s and Mr. Fertitta’s affiliated companies will generate approximately $2.5 billion in revenues in 2012.
Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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