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Atlantic City, Casino Gaming

Move Over Water Club, Here Comes The Chelsea

   All of the new hotel-hype has been focused on Borgata’s Water Club.  Then, whatever energy is left over focuses on the Harrah’s expansion.  Yet there is a hotel that is generating quite a buzz.  Remarkably, it is not a Casino’s project. 
   Our expert in the hotel business, Andrew Calvo, has this to say about The Chelsea:

They are setting up The Chelsea to be a nightlife destination and I think its a refreshing change from what’s currently in Atlantic City. Not that I have a problem with Atlantic City’s nightlife (almost every casino has a club, and of course – all serve alcohol throughout the gaming floor) it’s just nice to see an environment that does not revolve around gaming in Atlantic City. It’s a place where people can go and relax and be in a busy, city environment – almost like you’d find in any major city around America. Atlantic City does not currently have that.

We share Mr. Calvo’s excitement for The Chelsea’s opening.  That along with Water Club and Harrah’s expansion project are great news for Atlantic City.  Despite a decrease in profits last year City development plows ahead.  The developers are doing their job.  It remains to be seen if the City will accommodate the development with prudent governance, or interfere with development through undue government interference and micromanagement. 

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About Jesse O. Kurtz

I am committed to fulfilling the promise of Atlantic City. The town would benefit from greater political participation by average citizens. Hopefully, some of the posts herein will encourage you to get more involved in your community. This blog will also feature other topics and subjects beyond Atlantic City. I hope that you will come to love Atlantic City as much, or more than I do.

Discussion

5 thoughts on “Move Over Water Club, Here Comes The Chelsea

  1. Anyone who has been to one of the hip “boutique” hotels in NYC like the Paramount will understand what the Chelsea will mean to AC. When we get the nightlife to leave the casinos (sorry, 40-40 but you didnt’ do it) to venture out into the city property, AC will truly come of age.

    Posted by dave202 | February 24, 2008, 10:29 pm
  2. I found this link for the Chelsea’s website: http://www.thechelsea-ac.com — very cool indeed. Can’t wait until it opens.

    Posted by James Alexander | February 26, 2008, 12:30 pm
  3. There will now be two “Chelsea” hotels in the Chelsea neighborhood. Reading – http://downbythehipster.blogspot.com/2008/02/chelsea-vs-chelsea.html.

    Posted by Jesse O. Kurtz | February 27, 2008, 11:29 am
  4. I can not wait for this hotel to open. The scene is going to be OFF THE HOOK! A project like this is Long over-due in AC!!! Finally a hip place to stay without draining your bank account on just the room rate.

    Posted by American Gaming Guru | May 8, 2008, 12:51 pm
  5. The Chelsea is a dissapointment. The only thing they have going for it is the Fifth floor and Steven Starr restuarants. The decor is hideous and there are a lot of kinks they need to work out. Not worth the money to stay there when you can get a better experience in the city’s “real” Hotels.

    Posted by AC Girl | July 24, 2008, 3:59 pm

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