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ATLANTIC CITY CONVENTION CENTER HIGHLIGHTS


• The Atlantic City Convention Center offers 486,600 square feet of contiguous space, which can be split into five exhibit halls, as well as 109,100 square feet of meeting space and 32,000 square feet of prefunction space.


• There is no shortage of hotel rooms in Atlantic City — from the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel to the most opulent of casino resorts, such as the 2,010-room Trump Taj Mahal.


• As one of the country’s top capitals for entertainment, Atlantic City’s cornucopia of diversions appeals to every whim, from 24/7 gaming and iconic boardwalk fun to miles of beaches and relaxing spas.


• Getting to Atlantic City is quick and easy, with nonstop and direct transportation options available from multiple major cities. Spirit Airlines operates nonstop flights from Myrtle Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando, Fort Myers, and Tampa, with seasonal service from Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, and West Palm Beach.


CONVENTION CENTER SPECS


Better by the beach At Caesars Atlantic City, just two blocks from the Atlantic City Convention Center, special events and meetings take precedence in unique spaces like the 1,600-seat Caesars Circus Maximus Theater and a 10,000-square- foot event space that features floor-to-ceiling ocean views from the top of The Pier Shops at Caesars.


City Historical Museum and Atlantic City Art Center, also underwent a $2.55-million renovation in 2012, receiving new facades, lighting, landscaping, and decking, as well as other upgrades. Meanwhile, Revel, Atlantic City’s newest casino resort, opened last May with 1,900 rooms, two performance spaces, more than a dozen restaurants, two night- clubs, shops, a day club, a spa, a beach club, and a casino. Other projects coming down the line


include a new $35-million complex at Resorts Casino Hotel that will include a 400-seat Mar- garitaville Café, beachside LandShark Bar & Grill, Five O’Clock Somewhere Bar inside the hotel’s casino, and more. The famous Steel


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Pier, built in 1898, is undergoing a $102-mil- lion, three-part renovation project that will include a new museum, a 2,000-seat ball- room, rides, restaurants, and nightclubs to offer families and visitors a year-round, non- gaming attraction. And in November, the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority approved Caesars Entertainment’s new con- vention center project — a 200,000-square- foot facility at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City designed to appeal to the corporate- and special-events market.


For more information: Atlantic City Conven- tion & Visitors Authority — (609) 348-7100 or (888) 228-4748; atlanticcitynj.com


Directly connected to the • Atlantic City Rail Terminal and 502-room Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel


Total contiguous exhibit space • 486,600 square feet (divisible into five halls)


Meeting space • 109,100 square feet


Prefunction space • 32,000 square feet


Meeting rooms • 45


Loading docks • 29


Indoor parking spaces • 1,400


Committable hotel rooms • 8,000


Total hotel rooms • 20,000


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