A deal has reportedly been made to have Angel Management Group operate the nightlife properties among Revel's planned 50-plus dining, retail, nightlife, spa and theater concepts.
ATLANTIC CITY — The company behind the $2.4 billion Revel hotel and casino project is thinking outside the box in terms of nightlife.
Or make that, outside the state.
Revel, headed up by CEO Kevin DeSanctis, is slated to open in May 2012, making it the newest and most modern casino hotel in Atlantic City.
Although Atlantic City's nightlife scene is one of the resort's strongest suits these days, with the city's combined casino gaming revenues dropping quarter after quarter (year after year); heavy competition in neighboring states, including Pennsylvania, New York and Delaware; Revel is partnering with Las Vegas nightlife firm Angel Management Group, to, reportedly, operate its entertainment venues.
One nightlife facility that has been discussed, is a 38,000 square-foot nightclub "with ocean views."
The firm's CEO, Neil Moffit, recently told the NY Post that "this casino could easily be in the upper echelons of Vegas."
Dubbed the "biggest nightlife operator" in Las vegas by the Post, Angel runs 15 nightlife properties in the desert gambling mecca, including the club PURE at Caesars Palace.
The Revel project will be its first project in the Northeast.
Revel was launched in 2006 and struggled with financing as the economy floundered and the country slipped into a heavy recession.
At one point, construction was stopped on the project, but has since resumed.
The 47-story, 6.3 million-square-foot resort is slated to feature "more than 50 dining, retail, spa and theater concepts, along with multiple clubs and bars," according to the Post article, which also states that "the complex will include at least a dozen destination restaurants that will showcase Iron Chef celebrities."
The upscale, celebrity STK steakhouse, with about 200 seats, is also rumored to be among the new Atlantic City venues opening at Revel.
Revel has been in the news in recent weeks due to two major accidents — one fatal — to construction workers on the site.
One accident involved lightning striking a cement mixer and killing construction worker Bryan Bradley, 40, of Linwood.
Last Thursday — two weeks after the fatal lightning strike, which left two other workers injured — James Paris, a sheet-metal worker, fell from a ladder on the Revel site and was taken to AtlantiCare Medical Center, where, as of last Thursday, he was listed in critical condition.
There are 2,400 construction workers at the Revel site, under the charge of Tishman Construction Corp.
Here is latest webisode from Revel's online media center:
As the weather starts to warm up, so will the lineup for weekly entertainment nightlife at Revel’s award-winning The Social this spring.
On Wednesday, March 13, it was announced that Revel CEO Kevin DeSanctis had been replaced by interim CEO Jeffrey Hartmann.
Angel Management Group (AMG) and EMM Group will debut HQ Beach Club this May. With the Atlantic Ocean as its backdrop, the 45,000 square-foot beach club, located on the boardwalk level of the resort, will feature multiple levels and will draw its inspiration from the island of Mykonos for its lavish décor.
Revel reportedly outbid another Atlantic City Casino to book the popular pop rock band, but it’s unlikely they’ll actually christen the new showroom.
Kevin DeSanctis, Revel CEO: "Clearly we want to go after the type of artist that can draw 5,500 people, and when you get into that genre, if you will, there’s probably only about 20 acts that can do that."
Revel continues to back up its claim that the property will be a mega-casino complex with the announcement that Food Network Iron Chef Jose Garces, acclaimed chef and owner of eight restaurants in Philadelphia, and four more in Chicago and Scottsdale, Ariz. is set to open the doors to three highly anticipated restaurants at Revel.
The newest webisode from the fourth-coming mega-resort, “The Idea Behind Revel: A New Kind of Destination,” reveals more of the story behind the production. The video includes intimate looks into the planning, vision and details of the highly anticipated destination.
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Three construction workers were struck by lightning at the Revel Casino Construction site Thursday, killing one and injuring the others.
This is not the sort of news that Atlantic City, which is mired in a four-year gaming revenue slump, needed to hear. And if you think one entertainment venue located 120 miles from the Boardwalk isn’t such a big deal, think again.
“This is about jobs, it’s about getting people back to work, it’s about bringing this city back into where it feels, once again, like the preeminent entertainment resort on the East Coast."
When Revel Entertainment opens Atlantic City’s first new casino resort in nine years on April 2, CEO Kevin DeSanctis will be borrowing an entertainment page right out of his old Mohegan Sun playbook. Revel’s guests can expect to find free entertainment in a venue known as The Social, an open, 700-capacity room smack in the center of the gaming floor.
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