Friday, February 22, 2008

Chelsea Hotel Goes Live

So maybe the Hamptons aren't your scene. Believe us, we understand. Perhaps Atlantic City is more your scene? If so, may we direct you to the newly launched website of the Chelsea Atlantic City - the first boutique hotel without gaming to open in AC. Featuring two Steven Starr restaurants, party pool and kitschy design, the real summer draw will be the Fifth Floor, described as

Like a delightfully unpredictable house party, guests can roam from room to room endlessly exploring a flowing space punctuated with nooks, crannies, and hotspots such as the Terrace Lounge, the “must go” location for the over-21 crowd on the lookout for a sophisticated, hip experience outside of the casinos, the Living Room, the Bar, and the Game Room.
Very interesting concept - but is it enough to bring guests to a hotel that lacks a gaming floor? We say yes - as AC suffers from a lack of quality hotel space to draw weekend guests. The Chelsea positions itself as a serious contender for the young and affluent who are more than willing to hop in a cab and pop over to the Borgata for gambling, MurMur, and Mixx.

Apparently opens for Memorial Day. Book now!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Having just spent a whirl-wind 24 hours in AC, let's set the record straight: once you sort through the Jersey trash, there are three things to do in AC. Gamble. Strip Clubs. and Eat. Who the fuck is going to go to a hotel which offers only food?

And also a worry to unsuspecting visitors (and perhaps this hotel's trademark legal counsel) is this little gem I found http://www.bedandbreakfast.com/new-jersey-atlantic-city-thechelseahotel.html

Unfortunately, I couldn't snap a photo of the exterior. But, the place is a dump.

Anonymous said...

How can it be a dump if it hasn't opened yet?

Anonymous said...

9:40. THERE IS ALREADY A CHELSEA HOTEL in AC, which is a dump.

Anonymous said...

Renovating on the cheap, it's a Howard Johnsons with new paint and carpets. Go by the site and see how not to run a job site. If it opens by Memorial Day I'll blow Curtis Bashaw, if McGreevy isn't already blowing him.

Anonymous said...

"New Chelsea" may be nice but it's surrounded by sleezy hotels, a liquor store and a cash for gold store. Location, Location, location.

American Gaming Guru said...

This place is going to be a major hit. My thoughts exactly. Stay at The Chelsea (where you dont need to pay $400+ a night to stay there on the weekend in the summer) and continue to party at Borgata. A project like this is LOOOONG overdue in AC!

Anonymous said...

Uh. please check the rates again. Lite and Luxe-oh boy! Used furniture, fresh paint, and the smell of Howard Johnsons, should be a hit.

Anonymous said...

If anyone has seen the projects Mr. Bashaw has done in Cape May, then you can expect a magnificent job at the Chelsea

Anonymous said...

Cape May is not AC. The "New" Chelsea will be hot for two months and then die a fast death. It's not for lack of effort or presentation, but well heeled tourists will not put up with filthy beaches and boardwalk that the city fails to maintain. The area around the "new" Chelsea is deplorable to most humans that do not reside in AC. How hard or costly is it to clean?

Anonymous said...

When is she going to open?

Anonymous said...

Rumor has it that they ran out of money, is this true? Anyone see anyone working there?