The Revel Casino in Atlantic City. Thursday, February, 9
Exterior shots of the Revel Casino in Atlantic City. Thursday,
February, 9, 2012 (Press of Atlantic City, Danny Drake)
Revel in Atlantic City, Friday Feb. 3, 2012. (Dale
Gerhard/Press of Atlantic City)
- Revel highlights
$2.4 billion development cost
Atlantic City’s first smoke-free casino
1,800 hotel rooms in a 47-story tower soaring 710 feet high
Three theaters, including a 5,500-seat concert hall
14 restaurants and six pools
150,000 square feet of casino space, including 2,400 slot
Two acres of landscaped outdoor decks off the hotel lobby
- Major sections of Revel
The Mezz, with a 5,500-seat theater and 160,000 square feet of
The Resort level, which will have 1,800 guest rooms and suites
in a 47-story hotel tower that, at 710 feet, is taller than any
other building in Atlantic City.
The Lobby, a lounge perched 114 feet above sea level with almost
two acres of outdoor space anchored by the landscaped “SkyGarden”
and the “InOut Pool,” which Revel describes as a pool that begins
indoors and continues outside.
The Revelry level, a selection of restaurants, shops, clubs and
a 700-seat performance space. It will also include 150,000 square
feet of casino space.
- Recent Revel developments
Feb. 1, 2011: New Jersey Economic Development
Authority approves a total of $261.4 million in state sales, hotel
and corporate tax reimbursements for Revel over a 20-year
March 1: Developer Revel Entertainment Group
LLC secures $1.15 billion in new financing to complete the
March 2: Wall Street giant Morgan Stanley sells
its stake in the Revel casino for $30 million after suffering a
$1.2 billion loss.
March 3: Construction resumes at the project,
putting about 2,000 construction workers on the job.
March 15: Federal safety investigators blame
pilot error for a 2008 plane crash that killed six New Jersey
executives, including three from Revel, who were working on the
March 21: Revel begins hiring campaign and
finalizing labor deals.
March 25: Local 54 of UNITE-HERE, Atlantic
City’s largest gaming union, sues Revel and the Economic
Development Authority to block the $261.4 million in tax
May 24: Revel CEO Kevin DeSanctis announces
during the East Coast Gaming Congress that the $2.4 billion casino
hotel will open May 15, 2012.
Nov. 22: DeSanctis tells The Press of Atlantic
City that Revel may open sooner than May 15 because construction is
proceeding weeks ahead of schedule.
Jan. 4: Revel accepts the first shipment of 323
slot machines. In all, the casino will have 2,400 slots.
Feb. 9: After weeks of speculation, DeSanctis
announces that Revel will open for business April 2, beginning an
eight-week preview period culminated by a grand opening celebration
during the Memorial Day weekend.
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