I know it's been done to death here on this board but I really don't understand the dislike towards Revel. It's a BEAUTIFUL property with a good, clean casino floor, great restaurants, great venue for live bands, lovely rooms with ocean views, lots of eye candy on the weekend nights at least.... So, it's non-smoking and you can't access your account online. What else bad can you really say about the place?
My initial thread didn't contain any complaints - just a link to a factual article.
This pre-pack appears to be a good deal for the property and for current management. It seems like the lenders are still on board with current management's business plan. I assume they are planning to give them one more summer to prove results on this approach before cleaning house.
As the article pointed out its not the only casino in town to go bankrupt. I feel bad for the small local contractors who may not be paid but I'm glad this keeps the property open and people working.
Sad but maybe they can turn the place around. I guess all those contractors who are owed money are going to get taken to the cleaners in bankrupcy court. What was it 20 million?
"What else bad can you really say about the place". Please don't get me started with the Revel bashing again. If you really enjoy it, by all means continue to go and enjoy the eye candy while you can.Edited: 8:42 pm, February 19, 2013
RanMan..go ahead, tell us 5 things you dislike about Revel. I'm curious because I can't quite figure it out myself....All of the thing I mentioned above plus the pool and outdoor "scenic" areas for lack of a better term. Plus, last time I was there my girlfriend and I enjoyed the spa very much. Yet, I still prefer the Borgata!
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Revel DOES have the great look...the "eye candy." But there are some real basics it forgot: A buffet. A decent, workable player card/comp system. And, lots of horror stories of bookings/checkins were in online reviews soon after it opened that may have poisoned the vine with potential customers.
Plus, let me add: The rooms were too expensive. I can get a free room and the Ceasar properties and Borgata. Why spend nearly $200 for a room at Revel?
They DID try to play catch up....but, too little, too late it seems.
Just when I'm out, someone has to pull me back in;
1) The walk from the from to the casino, way too long.
2) Pool is way too small. Impossible to get a lounge or a spot and it's totally
over run with drunken 21 year old idiots.
3) Speaking of the drunken 21 years olds. The clubbers over take the place
on the weekends. They are loud, drunk & annoying on the casino floor
yet they do not gamble. They run thru the hallways screaming, slamming
doors and keeping everyone up to the early morning.
4) Lack of casual dining options. I don't want to drop $100 + every time my
wife & I grab a bite to eat.
5) Comps, bottom line they suck.
No surprise. It was obvious from the day they opened to the public that it would not make it as is.
I have a feeling there's a lot more to come and this won't go as smoothly as explained in the article.
They need to get rid of DeSanctis, he is the problem, not the solution.
music- I'm not Ran, but five things:
1. Terrible layout
2. Poor comp policy
3. Terrible pool
4. Sky high rates
5. Poor signage
6. Bad location
7. Nothing on boardwalk level
8. A desolate and empty shopping corridor
9. Restaurants that are too expensive for the average consumer
10. Vast empty space that makes the resort feel cold, desolate and unwelcoming
Oops, I double the list. LOL!
Many of the things that are wrong with the property can be fixed, but current management has proved they are incapable of fixing them.