Luxury casinos and resorts in the US

Beyonce for the opening of the Revel Resort & Casino Atlantic City

Beyonce, according to “People”, the most beautiful woman in the world, winner (so far) of no less than 16 Grammy awards, will perform on May 28 at Revel Resort & Casino, for the official opening ceremony of the last arrived hotel on the boardwalk in Atlantic City.

In fact, Revel has already opened its doors on April 4 (soft open as they call the marketing people), giving way to the magazine comments. Of course it took a lot of money to build this giant credit card, which is reflected in the waters of the ocean, but not enough to become the largest casino in the Atlantc City, because the Revel has the ambition to become something more.

Revel Resort & Casino Atlantic City Opening
Revel Resort & Casino Atlantic City Opening

A resort with a casino, and a casino with a resort, and to reiterate the concept, the revenue of the casino and resort, were kept separate. The casino is large place, divided into different areas of the game, richly furnished, but the strange thing is that is revolutionary for a casino is that here comes the daylight; which is a revolution for the casinos. If you are not in a mood to be in a closed giant room you can log in your casino account and enjoy your money close to the first hotel that has been built close to the beach.  “What’s the point of building near the ocean, and then hiding the ocean to the players?” Was the explanation of the manager! It was a nice idea, less beautiful, at least for me that I do not smoke.

But to succeed in Atlantic City is not easy (there have been many failures, and casinos torn down without ceremony), and bet the Revel will be on the winning board, if he can bring here even non-gamers, and try to please them with 14 restaurants (Lugo is the Italian one), 10 swimming pools, 2 nightclubs, two theaters, shops where you can buy and direct a access to the beach.

Off-Strip hotel in Las Vegas, Green Valley Ranch Resort

The Strip in Las Vegas, one of the most famous streets in the world, almost 7 km of asphalt, owes its popularity to the Hotel and Casino that faces 19 of the 25 largest hotels in the world which are located on the Strip (here during the snowfall 2008, just to stay on topic). So many lights, so much fun, so many people, so much confusion, so if you want a little peace of mind during your stay in the city of sin, you have to focus on the off-Strip Hotels & Resort, away from the “Strip”.

, Green Valley Ranch Resort
, Green Valley Ranch Resort

The Green Valley Ranch Resort, one of the top 10 hotels in LV, at least according to U.S. News (the best is the Mandarin Oriental on the Strip), is located 10 minutes from the Strip, Off-Strip precisely, and it is precisely for this reason with its calm and relaxing atmosphere, which is so appreciated by those who have stayed.

Quiet but able to excite its guests with its casino (a must for hotels LV), which in its 55,000-square-foot home slot machines, video poker, table games (you can play poker 24h). In short, there are a lot of opportunities to spend money.

Among the facilities, very much appreciated are the restaurants (like Hank’s Fine Steaks & Martinis) and the Spa, and then pool, infinity pool, night clubs, shops, fitness center, the possibility for private parties and weddings.

A four star hotel with prices that start from $ 100 per room, 75 euro at current exchange rates (and standard rooms in LV are exaggerated …).

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