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Revel room rates...

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Revel room rates...

A couple interesting things about Revel room rates...

Room prices tonight 4/14;

Revel: $359 (Two night stay required - Not nearly sold out)

Trump Taj: $397 (Almost sold out)

Harrahs: $ 399 (Almost sold out)

Caesars: $ 479 (Almost sold out)

I think Revel having a two-night min on a Saturday night is a bad business decision. On a Friday/Saturday it might work but on a Saturday/Sunday it will not. I also was told by a Revel hotel employee that two nights last week they only have 5-10 rooms occupied with paying guest...way below what there line was when they opened.

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1. Re: Revel room rates...

Maybe it's time to change their concept and set aside some rooms for smokers.

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2. Re: Revel room rates...

I tend to agree with you. Two night stays are what you put in when you are full and can dictate what you want. Not when you are in preview mode trying to build. I am sure they will have to take a few lumps here and there as they learn.

Edited: 12:03 am, April 15, 2012
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the problem here is not the two night stay, in my opinion.

i've mentioned this before, but perhaps it bears repeating: according to the AC convention and visitors authority statistics, most overnight visitors stay at least two nights.

the problem - and it's not really a problem for a casino hotel in a two month preview period - is that most people have no idea yet that the revel exists. i was on a jitney recently and people were talking... and one said to another, "you should check out the revel." the other one said, "huh, what's that?" to which the first guy replied, "you know, the revel... the new casino..."

blank stare.

crickets.

"it's that big building next to showboat!"

at this point, two others chimed in... " what? there's a new casino in atlantic city?"

folks, you can't sell two room nights at the revel (or one, or seven) to people who have never heard of the revel.

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4. Re: Revel room rates...

Someone from the "Jitney Riders Association" told me:

Most of our members wouldn't be interested in even a one night stay @ $250+

Edited: 11:59 am, April 15, 2012
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5. Re: Revel room rates...

Someone from Delaware Valley Association of Rail Passengers told me that there is no such thing as Jitney Riders Association

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Jitney Riders Association.... Now that's funny.

I doubt Revel is targeting the Jitney riders....

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7. Re: Revel room rates...

UKstages..."the problem here is not the two night stay, in my opinion.". I would agree on a Friday/Saturday it may not be a huge issue but making someone book two nights on a Saturday/Sunday doesn't make sense. You UK of course have been to AC on a Sunday night? If you are there Saturday and Sunday you can notice the huge decline of people on Sundays that being said most people who come for the weekend don't stay for Sunday.

I also agree I don't think most Jitney riders are what Revel has in mind as their consumer.

Also since most visitors in AC are "local" (ie; New Jersey, New York, Penn,) and you open a casino that is way different from all the other casinos you are taking a gamble and may lose. Two night min stays, no smoking, no tiered players cards, high room rates and so on...good luck.

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9. Re: Revel room rates...

I looked at the Revel site and on the reservation page there is a box for a promotion code so I would think they are planning some type of discount or they wouldn't need that promotion code box.

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The way my wife and I see it (regular customers,2/3 times month, 7*), why pay $39 let alone $399 PER NIGHT when we get a comped room every stay? Again, I wish Revel great success because poeple's jobs are on the line but they are not doing a great job right now of competing for their competitor's customer base.

Did they believe that there was this huge untapped market of patrons who were just waiting for a casino like Revel to open before they would show up in AC? The customers are there, if you want them, you got to compete in order to get them. Otherwise, you'll just get a bunch of window shoppers who wander through, admire the beauty, drop $20 in a slot and then go back to their "home casino".