The Votes Have Been Cast and the Winner Is … The Quarter at Tropicana With Eight New ‘Best Of’ Awards in 2005

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., July 12 /PRNewswire/ — The Quarter at Tropicana Casino and Resort, the city’s hottest new destination for dining, dancing and shopping, is thrilled by recent awards and accolades it has received from regional and national publications, as well as industry trade publications, recognizing its excellence in dining and hospitality.

“We’re extremely proud to be the forerunner in the city’s sweeping revitalization,” says Pamela J. Popielarski, President and General Manager of Tropicana. “This recognition reinforces our commitment to provide our guests with the best accommodations, dining, entertainment and shopping available.”

The recent awards are:

Washington Post: “A+” (a first for the entire city)

Philadelphia Magazine: “Best Spa” – bluemercury apothecary
and spa
“Best Meal” – The Sound of
Philadelphia (TSOP)
“Best Place For Movers and Shakers”
– Red Square and Cuba Libre
Restaurant & Rum Bar

Philadelphia Style: “Best Casino”
“Best Entertainment” – TSOP
“Best Casino Meal” – Cuba Libre
Restaurant & Rum Bar

Casino Players Awards: “Strictly Slots”

New Jersey Governor’s Award: “Excellence in Tourism”

Atlantic City Region Tourism Award: “Wine and Dine”

Putting forth an experience that is beyond compare to anything the city has ever offered before, The Quarter represents the future of Atlantic City. Through a three-story, true-to-life streetscape that embodies the essence of Old World Havana, The Quarter presents an impressive array of world-class restaurants, including: Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar; Carmine’s, Red Square; and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro. Sizzling nightlife options include: The Sound of Philadelphia; 32 Degrees Luxe Lounge; The Comedy Stop Cabaret & Cafe; and Planet Rose. Luxury retail businesses include: Brooks Brothers; MONDI; Zinman Furs; and Brandeis Jewelers. In addition to dining, shopping and entertainment, The Quarter is also home to bluemercury, the East Coast’s most lavish luxury spa and apothecary.

The Quarter also boasts the Havana Tower with 505 new guest rooms, 45,000 square feet of meeting space, and 2,400 new parking spaces. Combined with the existing property, Tropicana is the largest hotel in the state of New Jersey. The Quarter at Tropicana provides visitors with more than 16 restaurants, while offering three times the entertainment, shopping and spa options than any other hotel casino in Atlantic City.

Tropicana Casino and Resort encompasses 14 acres and has ocean beach frontage of 220 yards along the famed Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The Tropicana is operated by Aztar Corporation (NYSE:AZR) , a publicly traded company that also operates Tropicana Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, Ramada Express Hotel and Casino in Laughlin, Nevada, Casino Aztar in Caruthersville, Missouri, and Casino Aztar in Evansville, Indiana.

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