Showboat Hotel Reopens in Atlantic City…sans casino

The Showboat, which closed two years ago, reopened in Atlantic City on Friday with 852 hotel rooms and suites. The property no longer offers casino games and the new owner says there are plans to rebrand it by the end of the year. The hotel was formerly owned by bankrupt Caesars Entertainment who decided to shutter the hotel despite it still being profitable at the time.

“It removes one of the eyesores,” Atlantic City Councilman Marty Small told The Philadelphia Inquirer. “It’s a big day for the city of Atlantic City. It’s a win.”

The hotel’s website boasts:

An icon on Atlantic City’s storied Boardwalk for 21 years, the Showboat Hotel is back and better than ever. This much-loved landmark welcomes a new generation of families (and their furry friends) with 872 spacious, updated guest rooms and suites, top-notch food and drink at three hotspots, and easy access to Atlantic City’s best amusements, world-class casinos, local wineries and must-see sights.

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