Revel Casino Atlantic City

Old Mar 25, 11, 8:53 pm
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 64
Revel Casino Atlantic City

I understand this post is not about a loyalty program specifically, but I think this is the most relevant forum.

I've been watching the news on Revel since it got going in 2007 and have been anxiously waiting for it to be completed. I was excited when I heard the construction would continue this year off tax breaks from the state. The below business week article does a pretty good job of getting the reader up to speed. What does everyone think in the forum? Happy about Revel? Angry about Revel? Don't really care about Revel?


http://www.businessweek.com/ap/finan.../D9M69MB81.htm
marben is offline  
Old Mar 27, 11, 4:17 pm
  #2  
nrr
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Programs: AA Executive Platinum; 2MM AA Delta Platinum
Posts: 8,639
A few of my thoughts: (1) with Penn. casinos in full swing, isn't the gambling market over saturated in the AC region? Won't Revel draw business away from the existing casinos? (2) Borgata attracts lots of people since it is the first (and only) casino in AC which was built from scratch as a gambling place--Revel (now the 2nd) might cut into Borgatas profits more than the others(?) [The (new)grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.]
nrr is offline  
Old Apr 6, 11, 2:21 pm
  #3  
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: New York
Programs: AA, WN, BA, SPG Gold, Marriott Gold, Club Carlson Gold, Hyatt Diamond
Posts: 306
Revel is not coming at a good time for AC. Gambling revenues have been sliding for years and the construction of a large new casino will in the short term be a boost to AC as people come to check out the Revel. In the long term though, the Revel will become like the Borgata, which has slipped badly in recent years. The Borgata was the new kid on the block and the first AC casino that was on par with casinos on the Vegas Strip. The Revel sounds like it is going to be amazing but with AC a drive from NYC and the reputation of AC not being all that great, the casinos in CT and PA are getting a lot of the day trippers who may have otherwise gone to AC.

Increased competition in a bad gambling enviroment does not spell well for AC casinos. There is a glut of hotel rooms without the Revel and I see some of the lower quality casinos closing down.
littlemookie is offline  
Old Jan 17, 12, 2:32 pm
  #4  
nrr
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Programs: AA Executive Platinum; 2MM AA Delta Platinum
Posts: 8,639
Revel is planning to open in 115 days (and 7 hrs+) from now, which should be May 11. From a few sources, it will be a non-smoking casino.
I personally find the n/s a huge plus.
[From info in the Casino news publ., distributed free, near Greyhound gates 79, 80, they have already brought in their slot machines.
nrr is offline  
Old Feb 1, 12, 12:12 am
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: TPE/HKG/BWI
Programs: UA 1K 0.8MM, CX Diam 1.0MM, MR Plat, Hertz PC, TR Diam
Posts: 2,622
Looking forward to seeing what the Revel has to offer but to start, they couldn't have picked a worse location/neighborhood. Near the Taj and Showboat and Taj with it's multiple carjackings.
mjcewl1284 is offline  
Old Feb 1, 12, 2:20 am
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: London, UK | LHR, formerly AMS
Programs: BA Gold, former Delta Diamond Medallion, Hilton Diamond, Caesars Diamond, Momentum *SOAR*
Posts: 8,007
Originally Posted by mjcewl1284 View Post
Looking forward to seeing what the Revel has to offer but to start, they couldn't have picked a worse location/neighborhood. Near the Taj and Showboat and Taj with it's multiple carjackings.
Why do I valet park only in Atlantic City?

Because the chance of getting mugged/murdered in the parking lot has become increasingly more common.

I think Revel will help Showboat a *LOT* with foot traffic.
baccarat_king is offline  
Old Feb 7, 12, 8:33 pm
  #7  
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: PHX
Programs: Airline Free Agent, Bonvoy Titanium
Posts: 3,468
Originally Posted by nrr View Post
Revel is planning to open in 115 days (and 7 hrs+) from now, which should be May 11. From a few sources, it will be a non-smoking casino.
I personally find the n/s a huge plus.
[From info in the Casino news publ., distributed free, near Greyhound gates 79, 80, they have already brought in their slot machines.
Rumors are they are expected to open in April which is earlier than they planned on. I know a few people who are working there/were recently hired.
Jimgotkp is offline  
Old Feb 12, 12, 5:50 am
  #8  
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Los Angeles
Programs: AA Lifetime Gold / Million miler
Posts: 284
"Opening Day" is Monday, 4/2/12

From their website:

<< Revel will begin welcoming guests April 2 for an eight-week preview featuring 1,800 guest rooms. A progressive schedule of select restaurant openings, gaming, performance spaces, spa, daylife and nightlife amenities will complement the preview. The complete resort experience will premiere on May 25, the kickoff of Memorial Day weekend. Reservations will open for the smoke-free resortís preview and premiere on March 5 at revelresorts.com.

During the preview, Revelís guests will experience seven of 14 restaurants created by acclaimed chefs Alain Allegretti, Marc Forgione, Jose Garces and Robert Wiedmaier. Additional restaurants will be highlighted throughout the eight-week preview.

Revel, which spans 6.3 million square feet and standing 47 stories tall, provides a comprehensive resort experience featuring many levels:
Revelry, 61 feet above sea level and named for its energetic and vibrant atmosphere, showcases restaurants, shops, nightclubs, dayclubs, an intimate performance space for 700 and casino

The Mezz, 87 feet above sea level, includes a theater with a capacity for 5,500 and 160,000 square feet of meeting space
Resort, starting at 114 feet above sea level, encompasses more than 1,800 guest rooms and suites

The Lobby, 114 feet above sea level, is nearly two acres of outdoor space anchored by SkyGarden and InOut Pool, a pool that begins indoors and continues outside >>
mileage junkie is offline  
Old Feb 13, 12, 1:22 am
  #9  
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: TPE/HKG/BWI
Programs: UA 1K 0.8MM, CX Diam 1.0MM, MR Plat, Hertz PC, TR Diam
Posts: 2,622
Originally Posted by baccarat_king View Post
Why do I valet park only in Atlantic City?

Because the chance of getting mugged/murdered in the parking lot has become increasingly more common.

I think Revel will help Showboat a *LOT* with foot traffic.
I think an exception could be made for the casinos on the Marina. Borgata, Harrahs and GN are pretty good in terms of the security patrolling and being well-lit. I usually never have any concerns about my safety with those 3.
mjcewl1284 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread