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Posted by on Jul 27, 2012 in Hospitality and Event Management | 0 comments

Margaritaville-themed expansion coming to Atlantic City

Margaritaville-themed expansion coming to Atlantic City

Resorts Casino Hotel is adding a themed expansion project to its Atlantic City location, inspired by singer Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville franchise, according to The Press of Atlantic City.

The island-themed project will cost approximately $35.5 million and include two restaurants, a bar, retail outlets and additional gaming opportunities. A nearby beach bar with volleyball and bocce ball courts will also be part of the expansion, as well as a new facade on the Atlantic City Boardwalk that reflects the famous Margaritaville theme popularized by Buffett.

“Here’s another bit of nontraditional-type entertainment coming to Atlantic City,” said Governor Chris Christie at the formal announcement. “Having Margaritaville here, an entirely different brand than anything you have up and down the Boardwalk now, we’re confident we’ll attract more and different types of people to Atlantic City.”

The company has applied for grant financing from the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. Construction is expected to require the hiring of 238 construction personnel, along with an additional 45 professional temporary jobs. Another 162 permanent jobs for the casino are expected to be created prior to its projected opening in May of 2013.

Streamlining communications among employees and between staff members and managers throughout the entire construction and operational processes is essential to a smoother running of the project. Using Motorola two-way radios is an efficient way of organizing communications. The Motorola Mag One BPR40 is an ideal model for both the grueling nature of a construction site and the professional atmosphere of a casino. It is lightweight, yet packs a powerful communications punch, and is cost-effective enough to outfit all personnel. A mag one spring belt clip provides reliable carrying capabilities in either site.

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