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Revel AC now accepting reservations...

Last edit: DoubleD on Monday, 5th March 2012 9:44 am
Last response by dirt65 14th April 7:31pm

Hi All,

Just thought I'd let the gang know, Revel AC is now accepting reservations online for their "soft opening period" in April and May. I booked a room on April 5-6. Initial thoughts: their website is slow as heck (lots of traffic, perhaps?). Took about 15 minutes to make the online reservation. Also, their confirmation email contains a barcode, which supposedly, you can use to get your room key at a kiosk!

Room rates seem very high, but maybe that's to be expected during their first week of operations.


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 44inarow responded on Monday, 5th March 2012

I managed to get through to the booking screen once over the course of the last few hours; their site is definitely not prepared to handle whatever traffic they're getting. I didn't check the first week, but in late April (well into the "soft open", but about a month before the resort is set to be fully operational), they wanted about $390 for the cheapest rooms, and $700+ for suites. If this is just the preview period, I shudder to think what they're going to be asking for once summer comes around.

 DoubleD responded on Monday, 5th March 2012

I've been checking their website all afternoon, and it's down. In retrospect, I'm surprised I was able to make the reservation. Seriously, I really can't access anything (restaurants, nightlife, rooms, etc.) (but, ahem WYNN: they have a casino button!).

Per their spokesperson: “Based on our social media interaction (i.e. Facebook and Twitter) with our guests-to-be, the anticipation is pretty amazing,” Siman said Sunday. “People are really looking forward to booking their rooms, and we’re very optimistic. We’ll see tomorrow how things progress.”

You would think that they would prepared to handle the web traffic, no?

I booked a standard "Ocean" room on a Thursday night for $279.00, which is absurd, I know. I still haven't decided if I'm going to keep it. (Need to cancel 2 days before). Frankly, if I do keep the reservation and go, I would expect a life-changing experience (not one indicative of a soft-opening).

I hope Revel (and AC, for that matter) understand the importance of correctly pricing their target market.

 mstokes responded on Monday, 5th March 2012

Just my thoughts from exploring their website.

The rooms look really great, they seem to blend well with the whole ocean theme they have going on.

Tablets in the room to control the temperature, curtains and lighting is a nice feature.

Complimentary internet is a big surprise, usually hotels (especially in AC) love charging for this.

The Skygarden looks like a perfect spot to grab a drink and hang out by the fire with some friends.

The casino floor sounds pretty interesting, it seems like they're trying to make the floor more of a show with lighting and all. Also being able to look down over the casino floor from up above is neat.

Just bullshitting around, for May 4th to 6th it would be $778 at Revel, while the same room at Caesars (which is usually one of the most expensive hotels in AC) was $678, and Borgata was $598. The place that I can see benefiting from this the most is Showboat, which is Revel's neighbor and usually has some of the lowest room rates.

 sandyastrogl1de responded on Monday, 5th March 2012

For $279 a night for a soft opening stay in NJ, not only should the internet be free, someone should also come to your room and act out the freaky shit you were looking up in the first place.

 mstokes replied on Monday, 5th March 2012

For whatever reason rooms in AC are always so much more expensive than Vegas. You'd think it'd be the other way around but no.

 dirt65 responded on Saturday, 14th April 2012

I went to the casino this weekend. It seemed to me like they are trying to create a club that has gambling. The floor was dark, the dealers do not call it a casino they have to call it a resort. Almost like they are ashamed to have gambling. The escalators going into the casino looks nice.
Their rewards card only has one level You use it for everything you purchase or gamble with, offers will be tailored to you based on what you do there after they track you for a while

Royal Jelly has a stripper stage that faces the casino floor. The girls come out and walk on the top of the bar. I do not think the bar walking is going to last too long. Over all it didn't seem to be a place for me. It seemed too hipster for my tastes.