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Tropicana Casino and Resort Unveils Newest Work of Art

A realistic three-story mural
depicting Old Havana, Cuba was created exclusively for the Tropicana by
local artist Michael Irvin of Irvin Studios in Egg Harbor Twp, NJ. Irvin’s
inspiration for the mural was Tropicana’s $265 million expansion, The
Quarter, which is slated to open in the Fall of 2004. Reminiscent of old
Havana, The Quarter at Tropicana is a 250,000-square-feet complex of
signature restaurants, unique entertainment venues, distinctive retail
shops and spa experiences. “It’s a true work of art with an incredible level of detail,” said Dennis
C. Gomes, president, Resort Operations, Aztar. “The mural `begs’ you to
find new items each time you view it. If you look closely, there’s even a
real working clock with moving hands on the Havana clock tower. Take
special note to the name of the cigar store, Ana Ciport, its Tropicana
spelled backwards!”

Measuring 660-square-feet, or 28’x23’, the mural depicts a Havana
neighborhood with retail shops, cobble stone walks and buildings with
their own distinct designs. It took the team of artists six days to draw
an 18-foot section of the mural. To add to the realism, Irvin researched
architecture in Havana only to find that the city was never built on a
grid like most cities. Creatively, the artist was able to mimic the city
by using a nine-point perspective approach, and the final result is
absolutely amazing.

The Quarter includes three levels of more than 40 dining, entertainment,
shopping and spa options. Also, not to mention a new 502-guest room hotel
tower with 45,000-square-feet of additional meeting space and a 2,400
space parking garage. Upon its completion and when combined with the
existing property, Tropicana will become the largest hotel in the state of
New Jersey. The Quarter and Tropicana will provide visitors with
three-times the dining, entertainment, shopping and spa options than any
other hotel casino in Atlantic City.

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