ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Caesars Entertainment plans to build a $134 million conference center on the grounds of Harrah's Resort Atlantic City to help bring in more meeting and convention business to a market that says it desperately needs it.
But some worry that the facility could hurt the existing Atlantic City Convention Center.
Caesars unveiled the proposal during Tuesday's meeting of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority.
"The most important thing we need is something to drive mid-week business," Don Marrandino, eastern division president for Caesars Entertainment, told The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/RCsrBa). "We don't have anything near what this will be. We're not looking for trade shows and things like that. This would be a business center."