The Hotel Ambassador designed by Warren & Wetmore c. 1919 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Click HERE for a 1919 NYTimes article on the grand opening. The hotel was one of the sites of the 1930 Atlantic City Conference held by some of the country's most notorious gangsters including Charlie Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Bugsy Siegel, John Torrio, Frank Costello, Albert Anastasia, Al Capone and Atlantic City's own Enoch Johnson among many others. In 1931 the bootlegger Mickey Duffy was shot to death while staying at the hotel (portrayed as the character Mickey 'Doyle' Kuzik in HBO's Boardwalk Empire). In 1978 the hotel was purchased by Ramada with plans to renovate the building but were required to strip the structure down to the steel and completely rebuild in 1981. Today it operates as the Tropicana Casino & Resort.