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A PHOTO ESSAY OF REVEL HOTEL CASINO RESORT AND HQ POOL CLUB & Royal Jelly

Over the past month I’ve visited my favorite hotel/casino/resort in Atlantic City, Revel, three times, overall about a dozen times. This year I haven’t had the time to really write about my experiences, but I do usually tweet, instagram and vine about it, but I’ve added more than just 140 characters here.

 The food, I love the restaurants. Don’t get me wrong I love a good casino buffet too, but I love that Revel has so many great places to eat, and it doesn’t hurt that many of the chefs are “celebrity chefs” like Jose Garces and Marc Forgione with celebrity chef Kati Lee. Revel invited me to come to their Food & Wine Weekend.
 Lisa Johnson, Lisa Johnson Communications, Tammy Ferger, Daniela Hewitt and Prajakta Harshe-Patharkar (She co-owns C19, 267 S 19th St, a great Italian Restaurant in Rittenhouse, besides the famous meatballs, my fav dish is
Tri-Colored Beet Carpaccio with Marinated Micro Salad, Local Goat Cheese, and Toasted Walnuts)
 The Chefs of Revel: Marcello Guevara, Fabien Luchaig and Roberto Gutierrez, so when you eat at the Alcove,

 Sky Cafe, Room Service or poolside, these are the guys creating those meals. I had room service the last weekend, a cobb salad was $17, which is reasonable, and it delicious. Revel invited me to their fireworks show, but I didn’t couldn’t stay overnight as I had something to do the next day. But it’s one of the easier casino’s to drive to, exit 2, towards Borgata, but then take the first exit on your right and it’s a straight shot to Revel.  Parking at revel is $5, unless you have the Revel Casino card. Then it’s free. (No brainer)

Revel is located at the North End of the Atlantic City Boardwalk. This is the view from my room, last weekend.

This is the view towards Brigantine. When you stay at the resort you have access to the foosboo  and air hockey games in the lobby near the bar. Plus did I mention the outdoor sky garden with lounges and conversation pits. Oh and there’s a casino there too. Last time I won $125, but really I’m down about $400 for the year.
 The entire casino/hotel is geared to face the ocean. Mike always goes to the Bask Spa when we go. He loves it. there’s a salt pool, massages a steam room and much more. I like to gamble, they allow smokers now, but it seems to be well ventilated, not like ugh Showboat and Resorts which is gross on the casino floor. Sorry, it is.
 with it’s lounge chairs, fire pits and free towel service for when you’re laying out in the sun.
 Did I mention the pool. Last week when I tweeted this photo from my hotel room, many of my readers didn’t realize that Revel had a pool for their hotel guests. That’s right this pool is for hotel guests, and it’s indoor outdoors with plenty of lounge chairs. I took this shot about noon.
(I stayed at Revel from Friday to Monday as I was attending my mom’s bday weekend in Longport, but we’d rather pay for a weekend at Revel then stay in a house with 8 kids under the age of 15)

 There’s a level below the main pool level for additional chairs. The best part, on both levels you can hear the ocean roar, and stay sandy free.
You can also rent Cabana’s. The prices vary and I don’t really know what it’s all about but you might be in the know, and you can check out their webpage for more info. 
“The Cabanas Exclusive pool-side sanctuary offering secluded indulgence,
elegance and just the perfect place for pampering, relaxing, lounging
and enjoying the stunning panoramic views of the city. The Cabana area
includes 3 private pools, 13 private cabanas along with lounge chairs
for rent. Each Cabana 36” TVs, welcome amenities, and your own private
cabana host.” (Revel)
 Last year Revel Beach wasn’t open, this year it is.
HQ Beach Club. I haven’t had a chance to experience it yet, but I’ve heard it’s just like the Las Vegas Party Pools, so that’s a good thing.
Join us for the grand opening weekend of HQ Beach Club at Revel. The
ultra-luxe, boardwalk-level pool lounge hugs the slick curvature of the
resort’s exterior, and features a central triangular pool, multiple
levels and two juxtaposing bars. Throbbing beats envelop every corner of
the venue via its integrated Turbosound system, installed throughout
each of the bars, cabanas, bungalows, and pools. 
(Photo: Revel)
The team is ready for the Game!! @revelnightlife @sirjustinjordan — with Jorge Vergara, Manny Romano, John Gardner, Christos Papagreeko, Aaron Magnifico, Zach Seidman and Justin Jordan at HQ Nightclub. (Facebook)
I love HQ, but I do love Mur.Mur and Dusk too. (Sometimes HQ is too crowded to dance.)
 I love the Royal Jelly Experience

Here’s Ivan Kane and some of his burlesque dancers
This year’s show was a cross between “Rock of Ages” and good old Bettie Page Burlesque
 Happy Fourth of July, and go to Revel. You won’t be sorry. Hands down the best hotel/casino/resort in Atlantic City. Plus in July they’re having a crazy promo, nobody loses. Even if you lose money in their slots, they’ll pay you back. You can’t lose with that deal.