New Marquee to Brand Pennsylvania Convention Center’s Broad Street Entrance
A new sign will brand the facility’s North Broad entrance below its 475-light wall
PHILADELPHIA (November 21, 2017) - The Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority is finalizing plans to install new marquee signage along the facility’s Broad Street entrance to prominently brand the 2.3 million square foot facility, which attracts more than 1 million annual convention and show attendees. The marquee will expand the Center’s presence on Center City’s Philadelphia’s iconic Broad Street, which is undergoing a major renaissance.
The Pennsylvania Convention Center projects that the installation of the new illuminated signage, which will feature the name of the facility in large block lettering, will be completed within the next 6 months. LED Lighting will allow the Center to change the lighting of the letters during different seasons or in connection with specific events being hosted at the facility.
“While many Philadelphia-area residents are familiar with our building and its location, each year we host dozens of major national conventions and meetings that attract thousands of visitors from other cities,” said Gregory J. Fox, chairman of the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority. “This new signage will make the building more welcoming and easier to identify for out-of-town conventioneers, exhibitors, and meeting attendees. As the major economic driver of the region’s hospitality industry, it is important that we have the proper branding and signage in place along our Broad Street entrance.”
The lettering is being designed by Vitetta Architects of Eddystone, Pa, the principal architect on the $786 million expansion of the Center which was completed in 2011. The sign will be installed over the three canopies above the Center’s west entrance along North Broad Street. The letters will be blue in the daytime and backlit white at night. The lettering is designed to be installed just below the programmable, 475 LED light wall located on the facility’s Broad Street façade.
“The completion of the sign installation will coincide nicely with the celebration of the Pennsylvania Convention Center’s 25th anniversary in 2018,” said the Center’s President & CEO John J. McNichol. “As visitors to our city travel along Broad Street, our building will be immediately recognizable to meeting and show attendees.”
Installation of the new signage will require final approval by the Philadelphia Art Commission and completion of a procurement process for a vendor to install the lettering. The Center projects that the new marquee will cost less than $100,000.
The MORE, The Merrier This Holiday Season at Tropicana Atlantic City
Festive Fun for the Family Featuring the Tree Lighting Ceremony, Holiday Jubilee Revue Show, and Annual Sing-Along
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (October 10, 2017) - This holiday season gets merrier at Tropicana Atlantic City with MORE festive fun and holiday themed entertainment for the family. The celebration kicks off Friday, November 17 at 1:00 p.m. with an official Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Musical Light Show and continues with the return of the spectacular revue show, Holiday Jubilee, the Annual Holiday Sing-Along on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, and MORE!
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VALLEY FORGE CASINO RESORT COMPLETES $6 MILLION HOTEL ROOM RENOVATIONS IN THE CASINO TOWER
The Casino Tower Room Renovations Highlight Significant Investments Made Throughout Valley Forge Casino Resort in Recent Years
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, King of Prussia, PA (November 17, 2017) – Valley Forge Casino Resort has completed $6 million in renovations to 154 rooms and suites in the resort’s Casino Tower. The revitalization highlights the significant investments made throughout the property in recent years.
The refurbished Casino Tower offers two Super Suites, 36 Suites and 116 Standard Rooms. All have been outfitted with new carpeting, wall coverings, draperies, upgraded bathrooms and custom artwork. Walnut and Carrera marble accents provide a modern aesthetic in these comfortable, well-appointed guest rooms and suites. In addition, the lobby areas on each floor have been upgraded to match the guest rooms. While previous storage areas have been converted into amenity rooms that can be used as dressing rooms for bridal parties, hospitality space, green rooms for entertainers, or catering space.
Since opening five years ago, significant investments have been made throughout Valley Forge Casino Resort including:
- Renovations and upgrades to the Event Center
- Converting dining space into the classic steakhouse -- Revolution Chop House
- Reviving the Valley Forge Music Fair
- Creating Valley Beach Poolside Club
- Renovations to 100,000 square feet of meeting and event space including five ballrooms
- Replacement of slot machine inventory with newer, more exciting games
Another major recent development was the removal of access restrictions with new gaming legislation signed into law in October 2017. Casino customers are no longer limited to hotel guests, membership holders and patrons of other resort amenities. Access to the casino is now free and open to everyone age 21 and over.
Not only is Valley Forge Casino Resort committed to investing in their facility to continue improving guests’ experience, they have also invested in their employees. Cultivating an environment that provides opportunities for development, a sense of family and team work by changing the philosophy behind hiring and training. Every employee is dedicated to creating a culture of impeccable service that is conceived, nurtured and supported by the theme “The House is Yours.”
President and CEO Eric Pearson joined Valley Forge Casino Resort just over one year ago and has overseen these sweeping changes. “As the region’s only full-amenity gaming resort we have so much to offer residents and visitors,” explained Pearson. “Upgrading our physical space is one way we can provide guests with a comfortable and welcoming experience. At the same time creating an environment where employees feel happy and fulfilled allows them to offer friendly service and personal touches that makes guests feel at home.”
More renovations and updates are to come at Valley Forge Casino Resort. In 2018 there will be new dining and hotel details to share.
ABOUT VALLEY FORGE CASINO RESORT
As the region’s only full-amenity gaming resort, Valley Forge Casino Resort features a 40,000 square-foot gaming floor with 600 slot machines and 50 table games, plus 100,000 square feet of meeting, conference and banquet facilities and two luxury hotel towers. The Radisson Tower has 483 recently remodeled rooms while the Casino Tower is the perfect complement, offering 150 completely renovated rooms in the heart of the action. The property also offers eight dining options, live entertainment and an exciting nightlife scene. Every Valley Forge employee is dedicated to a culture of impeccable service that is conceived, nurtured and supported by the theme “The House Is Yours.”
This unique hospitality experience is located conveniently on the Main Line, just two miles from the King of Prussia Mall and easily accessible from Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
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