The 2014 Chauffeur Driven Show Will Go On As Scheduled
and Not Be Impacted by the Recent Taj Mahal Announcement
As many of you have heard and read, Trump Entertainment Resorts, which owns the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this week. First and foremost, rest assured that this filing does not impact the Chauffeur Driven Show, scheduled for November 2-5, in any way. WARN notices, which are required by the Department of Labor to be issued to employees at least 60 days prior to a company closure, have not been issued at this time, which undoubtedly protects this year’s event. The 2014 CD Show WILL go on as scheduled.
If you’ve already booked your room, it will be honored and you have absolutely nothing to worry about. If you’re planning to attend the show and need to book your room, we encourage you to do so soon, as our room block is filling up very quickly. Our world-class education, unmatched networking events, sold-out show floor, and legendary nighttime entertainment will still take place all under one roof at the Trump Taj Mahal.
We’ve been working closely with Taj management over the past week and have been guaranteed that all the services and amenities you expect while staying at the Taj, including bars, restaurants, and casino floor, will not be impacted or compromised. While the situation remains fluid, especially about a potential closure of the property, talks between the involved parties have been positive and lean toward keeping the hotel and casino in operation while its debt is renegotiated with creditors through the Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. Atlantic City, once the gambling capital of the East, has been in transition over the past few years. Its greatest impact has been largely due to the proliferation of recently built casinos upon legalization of gambling in neighboring states. Investor Carl Icahn, who owns Trump Entertainment’s debt, is also the largest shareholder of Tropicana Entertainment and has a stake in the success of Atlantic City’s casinos. Sources close to this situation have informed us that this is a formality and that the future of the Taj remains optimistic.
“Eric and I have been producing shows for our industry at the Taj Mahal for over 15 consecutive years, so it is certainly sad and unfortunate to see what’s going on with Atlantic City. While we are not 100 percent sure what the future holds for the Taj in 2015 and beyond, one thing is for certain—we have a tremendous, one-of-a-kind event planned, so if it is the last show at the Taj, let’s go out with a bang,” says Chauffeur Driven President & Publisher Chris Weiss.
We’ll keep you informed of the situation as more information becomes available. Rest assured that the Chauffeur Driven Show is still full steam ahead and there’s #only1choice for which event to attend this fall. www.chauffeurdrivenshow.com