Famed Golden Nugget plans to reopen hotel-casino in Atlantic City

golden nuggetThe hotel-casino that hosted everyone from the Rat Pack to Liberace in Las Vegas plans to return to Atlantic City with a bigger, better, and more modern debut.

Landry’s, Inc., the parent company to the Golden Nugget Las Vegas, announced plans to buy the Trump Marina Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. The purchase is currently pending regulatory approvals, but Landry is already planning the design, decor and details of the new Atlantic City hotel, which will be located next to Borgata and Harrahs in the upscale Marina District.

The new Golden Nugget, which was originally a fixture in Atlantic City from 1980-1987, is being planned as a “premier resort destination” and will feature a number of Landry’s award-winning restaurant concepts including Chart House, Red Sushi, Lillie’s Asian Cuisine and Noodle Bar and the acclaimed Grotto Italian Ristorante and Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse.

According to a press release from Landry’s, the new Golden Nugget Atlantic City will include new bars and lounges with live entertainment, retail shops and boutiques and completely renovated rooms and suites. In addition to the late night bars and clubs, the resort-casino will also feature a new spa, poker rooms, race and keno rooms. Seasonal hot tubs and fire pits will grace the outside of the hotel for guests.

The Golden Nugget Las Vegas still carries the company by way of name recognition and yearly profits, but Landry’s says it plans to incorporate all the glitz and glamour of the Las Vegas property into the Golden Nugget Atlantic City. Can it be done? Maybe Atlantic City will be the new Las Vegas…