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NYguy Aug 31, 2007 11:25 AM

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ | Revel Casino | 710 feet| 47 Floors
 
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertain...y_megac-1.html

Morgan Stanley plans Atlantic City mega-casino

By PHIL ROURA
August 31st 2007


For years, people have gambled on Morgan Stanley. Now, they'll be able to gamble with Morgan Stanley in Atlantic City.

After months of speculation, the investment giant announced plans to build a $2 billion mega-casino on 20 acres north of the Showboat. When finished, it will be the tallest building on the Boardwalk.

Plans now call for two 48-story towers, each with 1,900 rooms. But Kevin DeSanctos, head of Revel Entertainment, the company set up to build and run the casino, says "whether it will be one tower or two will depend on our needs."

"We will start pile drivings in November," DeSanctis tells the Daily News.
"Our intention is to open in 2011 and become a destination resort where people not only stay overnight but remain for two, three, four days and even longer. We're seeking a fairly broad customer base. We want to offer a great product at an affordable price."

The new resort hasn't been named, but plans include:

168,610 square feet of gaming space.

500,000 square feet of entertainment and retail space.

A 5,500-seat theater.

Atlantic City's first casino wedding chapel.

"We're right there on the beach, so we think this is a place where a lot of folks will like to come and get married," said DeSanctis.

theWatusi Aug 31, 2007 3:41 PM

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Originally Posted by NYguy (Post 3041728)

"We're right there on the beach, so we think this is a place where a lot of folks will like to come and get married," said DeSanctis.

Nothing more romantic than getting married in front of homeless people, hookers, and degenerate gamblers.

Busy Bee Sep 1, 2007 2:10 AM

^ Ha! Yeah, Atlantic City's image since gambling was introduced sure is night and day from what it used to be.

Like Biff's alternate 1985 Hill Valley really. Sad.

NYguy Sep 1, 2007 11:46 AM

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Originally Posted by thewatusi (Post 3041970)
Nothing more romantic than getting married in front of homeless people, hookers, and degenerate gamblers.

Yeah, and that's just on the inside, right?...:haha:

Anyway, AC could use an image makeover.

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We will start pile drivings in November," DeSanctis tells the Daily News. "Our intention is to open in 2011 and become a destination resort where people not only stay overnight but remain for two, three, four days and even longer. We're seeking a fairly broad customer base. We want to offer a great product at an affordable price."

Thefigman Sep 4, 2007 1:22 PM

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Originally Posted by thewatusi (Post 3041970)
Nothing more romantic than getting married in front of homeless people, hookers, and degenerate gamblers.

There's a reason they built a tunnel to get from the Atlantic City Expressway to the Borgata.

Another casino in Atlantic City? Built by a financial institution? Weird times.

twicedead Sep 5, 2007 12:13 AM

The wedding facility at the Pier @ Ceasars just opened as is booked for two years at least for Saturdays. AC is changing. Another boutique hotel announced today. A couple more in the works.

NYguy Sep 14, 2007 9:49 PM

http://www.globest.com/news/992_992/.../164012-1.html

Mega-Resort Starts Permit Process

By Eric Peterson

ATLANTIC CITY-The overall gaming numbers may continue to weaken here, but the next big hotel/casino project is taking a step forward anyway. Revel Entertainment’s proposed mega-project for 20 boardwalk/oceanfront acres has entered the permitting process with an application for a state Coastal Area Facility Review Act permit. Revel has simultaneously filed a site plan application with this city’s planning division.

As reported by GlobeSt.com, Revel Entertainment, headed by long-time casino exec Kevin DeSanctis, first unveiled very general plans for the site in April. The two permit applications just filed flesh out those plans a bit more, spelling out a proposal for two hotel towers with 1,900 rooms each. Also part of the plan is a total of 150,000 sf of casino space and upwards of 500,000 sf of retail, dining and entertainment space.

“The submission of our Cafra and city planning applications are important milestones, because with their approval we will have established the appropriate regulatory framework to obtain the building permits necessary to start construction,” says DeSanctis, who founded the locally based Revel in 2006. “We look forward to continuing our work with local and state authorities and gaming regulators to develop a distinctive beachfront casino entertainment resort.

“It will help define the future of Atlantic City, while creating jobs, tax revenues and other sustainable economic benefits for the region,” he says. The site itself is at the northern end of this city’s oceanfront, and features more than 1,000 feet of beach frontage. As reported by GlobeSt.com, Morgan Stanley subsidiary Ventura AC owns the property, and Morgan Stanley is provided substantial financial backing for the yet-to-be-named project.

And the hotel towers could become the tallest building in the state, topping the current champ, the 781-foot Goldman Sachs tower in Jersey City. Earlier this year, the city council raised the site’s height limit from 485 feet to 800 feet, and the towers are expected to hit that number.

Revel has also lined up its design and construction team for the project. On board are Tishman Construction Corp. as construction manager, Arquitectonica as design architect, BLT Architects as executive architect and architect of record, and SOSH Architects as associate architect.

SJPhillyBoy Sep 21, 2007 11:57 AM

Two 800 footers in AC...that would be a site to see. I think at least one 800 footer will happen.

Lecom Sep 24, 2007 5:33 AM

I'll be fine with Atlantic City regaining the NJ height crown as long as Jersey City soon cooks up its own plans to top that number as well.

ontheroad Sep 25, 2007 2:10 PM

Cool, just what the city needs!

NYguy Oct 10, 2007 7:39 PM

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Originally Posted by NYguy (Post 3055344)
http://www.globest.com/news/992_992/.../164012-1.html

Mega-Resort Starts Permit Process

By Eric Peterson

the hotel towers could become the tallest building in the state, topping the current champ, the 781-foot Goldman Sachs tower in Jersey City. Earlier this year, the city council raised the site’s height limit from 485 feet to 800 feet, and the towers are expected to hit that number.

This one may be taller, but a larger development planned by MGM provides competition...

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Originally Posted by NY Times
An otherwise dismal year for the Atlantic City casino industry turned a bit brighter today when MGM Mirage, the gambling giant, announced plans to build a huge new resort hotel that will rank among the most expensive casino projects in history.

The casino hotel, to be called the MGM Grand Atlantic City, will cost $4.5 billion to $5 billion, according to the company.


flissss Nov 10, 2007 12:07 AM

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ | Revel Casino | 710 feet| 47 Floors
 
http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wi...,1499479.story


ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - The newest addition to Atlantic City's skyline will be a twin-tower mega-casino that appears as if it were sculpted by ocean waves.

Revel Entertainment Group unveiled designs Wednesday for its $2 billion casino to be built on the Boardwalk next to the Showboat Hotel-Casino, and said the project will debut earlier than had been planned. .

[...]

...The first phase of the project calls for a single tower with 1,800 to 1,900 rooms. When a second tower is built, that number would rise to 3,800 to 3,900 rooms.

It will offer 150,000 square feet of casino space, and 500,000 square feet of dining, retail and entertainment space.


http://www.revelentertainment.com/im...-Exterior5.jpg

Seely32 Nov 10, 2007 12:48 AM

I love this proposal and I hope it gets built this would do wonders for atlantic city, everytime I am down there, I wish for something of this magnitude.

It will look good from the ocean city boardwalk at night.

atl2phx Nov 10, 2007 12:53 AM

thats one big macked out mickey d's on the lower levels.

bryson662001 Nov 10, 2007 1:01 AM

very nice. very exciting. Where on earth is Atlantic City going to get all the construction workers for all these mega projects? Florida I guess. And where will they all live? Atlantic City is going to be this country's biggest boom town in the next 10 years.

Thefigman Nov 10, 2007 1:24 AM

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Originally Posted by bryson662001 (Post 3157322)
very nice. very exciting. Where on earth is Atlantic City going to get all the construction workers for all these mega projects? Florida I guess. And where will they all live? Atlantic City is going to be this country's biggest boom town in the next 10 years.

NJ is a very populated state. There are construction crews abound here.

Unfortunately, AC won't be getting much benefit from these new casino deals. Atlantic County and Cape May County will. A solid majority of the employees in AC don't live anywhere near there. They are bussed into the city from parking areas out on the Atlantic City Expressway.

Beautiful complex, though. Soon there will be a constant skyline from the Marina to the Boardwalk.

Thefigman Nov 10, 2007 1:25 AM

And Flisss, what exit? :haha:

flissss Nov 10, 2007 1:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Thefigman (Post 3157368)
And Flisss, what exit? :haha:


Used to be exit 166. :cheers:




Here's the plan for the MGM Grand between Harrah's and the Borgata


http://graphics.boston.com/resize/bo..._0429/410w.jpg

R@ptor Nov 10, 2007 2:09 AM

Somehow I miss the good old times when casinos used to have tons of neon lights and signs, rollercoasters and roman or egyptian shopping malls.

But at least the architure of the hotel towers has improved a lot since the Excalibur days.

djvandrake Nov 10, 2007 3:41 AM

What a beautiful proposal. I like this one a lot. Good for A.C. :tup:


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