There will be no shortage of nightlife (or day-life) options at Revel
The catalyst behind Revel’s ambitious nightlife and entertainment options is the Las Vegas-based Angel Management Group (AMG), which brings three unique nightlife concepts to the property and southern New Jersey.
Perhaps the most unparalleled, at least where this area applies, is The Social — a two-level nightlife space in the middle of the casino floor that has three bars, can accommodate up to 700 people, and has live entertainment nightly from 9pm-midnight. After midnight it morphs into a DJ-hosted dance club.
“Let’s face it, gaming is not a very exciting pastime for a lot of people,” says AMG CEO Neil Moffitt. “Not everybody is sitting at a slot machine or playing cards or rolling dice. Some of us go there just to be with our friends or hang out, and one of the things that has been very evident with gaming is that a lot of the energy seems to sit on the periphery of the casinos. That’s not just in A.C., it’s everywhere.
“What we wanted to do was create a center-bar concept that was really the heart of the casino, and be able to do things in the middle of the casino floor that were special, different and had a lot of content. Hence, the design of The Social. It’s not just a place to hang out, it’s a place to be entertained.”
The Social debuted April 2 with Danish indie-rockers The Raveonettes, but besides headline acts it may also feature cover bands, DJs, comedians, chefs showing cooking techniques or a wide variety of things.
“It could be a whole myriad of entertainment options, but it all boils down to what’s going on in the middle of the casino. It’s a very versatile concept, and one that I think is going to be widely received in A.C. As time goes on, I think you’ll see more of this kind of idea popping up.”
Another AMG offering is Revel’s pure, premier nightclub — the four-floor, 40,000-square-foot HQ Nightclub.
“The club is built vertically, which, from all my years of experience and all the nightclubs I’ve viewed globally, I’ve never seen such a vertical build,” says Moffitt.
“It was challenging, but a challenge I think we’ve met head on. If you can think of a nightclub that has four different types of programming, four different types of demographic audiences, it’s not only a concept unique to Atlantic City, I’d hazard to guess in the gaming markets of America it stands on its own.”
The third AMG-run venue is the HQ Beach Club, which is more of a “daytime nightclub” of sorts that takes a page from the success of Las Vegas’ Wet Republic at the MGM Grand.
As the weather starts to warm up, so will the lineup for weekly entertainment nightlife at Revel’s award-winning The Social this spring.
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.
"I’m very rarely in the studio, only when I have tracks I feel need special attention, but usually I’m on the tour bus with a laptop and headphones. "
With a stellar lineup slated for this weekend, Nov. 9-11, the club, in collaboration with associates Angel Management Group, the EMM Group and Revel, will be utilizing the performances from all three nights, and the revenue they generate, as an opportunity to reach out to a local community in dire need.
Revel, the glittering jewel at the north end of the Atlantic City Boardwalk, has had a rough beginning on the gaming side of the ledger since it opened in late spring. However, on the entertainment side, it has delivered positive vibrations and national headlines.
"Each night when we do live music we turn the lights down around 10pm and it turns into a really fun rock ‘n’ roll vibe. It’s a great interactive environment.”
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“When I look at Atlantic City, maybe I just see something different,” says DeSanctis. “What I see, when you go out on our Sky Garden or you go out on our deck, that’s sort of the Atlantic City that I think about. We have this incredible geographic location. We have 47 million people within a six-hour drive of this place, and when we think about options from a resort perspective in the Northeast, there really aren’t any. "
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ATLANTIC CITY — The pulse of Atlantic City's heartbeat just got a jump-start. History was made on Monday, April 2, as Revel, Atlantic City's 12th casino — and much, much more — officially opened its doors to the public after six years of planning, building and conceptualizing. The energy inside and outside the sprawling property was palpable all day and into the night as guests marveled at the beautifully designed areas inside the state's second tallest building. Revel executives and staffers also celebrated — albeit a little on the tired side after a long day's (not to mention months' and years') work — and agreed it was a very exciting day not only for Revel, but for Atlantic City and the state of New Jersey. The day started with a sunrise toast — with Revel staffers and CEO Kevin DeSanctis on hand — and from then on people and more people flooded in and out of Atlantic City's latest attraction, several of them guests staying at the new resort during its preview period, which will lead up to the official Memorial Day weekend grand opening. Ivan Kane's Royal Jelly debuted its burlesque show — featuring live music and burlesque dancing — around 8pm and the...
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