by Andrea Doyle | January 03, 2019
The Tropicana Atlantic City has reopened its Sea Spa in the former Chelsea Hotel, which was acquired by the Tropicana in 2017, renamed the Chelsea Tower and integrated into the property. The Chelsea stands across the street from its parent hotel, connected by an enclosed pedestrian sky bridge suspended over Morris Avenue.
Spanning 10,000 square feet, the refurbished spa combines traditional services with a holistic approach to wellness. There are eight private treatment rooms and a couple's room; a co-ed solarium featuring a Jacuzzi, a steam room and a sauna; and a heated outdoor pool. In addition, all 330 guest rooms in the Chelsea have been renovated, giving the enlarged property a total room count of 2,400.
 
The spa "further demonstrates Tropicana's commitment to non-gaming amenities that will be a big hit with our meeting and convention attendees," said Jim Ziereis, the property's vice president of hotel sales. "Along with hosting close to 500 groups each year within our 120,000 square feet of meeting space, the retail, entertainment, dining and spa options help enhance the overall guest experience all under one roof."
 
Among other features, the resort's Grand Exhibition Center is a multipurpose room spanning almost 20,000 square feet that can accommodate more than 115 standard exhibit booths. The space also can be adapted for a large general session or a banquet for up to 1,000 people. Other event space includes a ballroom, several breakout rooms and a Broadway-style theater. 
 
The Tropicana also is home of the Quarter, a 200,000-square-foot entertainment complex, along with more than 25 restaurants, 25 shops, 20 bars and lounges, four pools, the Tropicana Showroom and an IMAX Theatre. Last May saw the debut of a rooftop pool with a full-service bar, the Chelsea Five Gastropub and the Gilchrist Restaurant
 
Another new feature within Tropicana is Escape AC, an escape-room experience and a popular group team-building activity. Four Atlantic City-themed adventures are offered here, dubbed the Poker Room, the Boardwalk, the Casino Cage and Backstage.