As we reach the end of the year, I’m trying to catch up on “lost posts” – ya know, those things that I took pictures of because I wanted to share them with you and then I never got around to it. So, with that, here are some pics of the Revel resort in Atlantic City that we visited in August. (August! I know. Sorry!)
The wall behind the check-in desk has a digitized camo pattern.
One of the restaurants features a living wall.
The look of the hotel is overwhelming modern. Quite often, it was a little too modern for my taste but still very cool for a hotel.
Even the foosball table in the gameroom is ultra-slick.
Even with all the slickness, there were some great design ideas to be had. Some of the lounges that were at the bottom of the elevator banks had a wall with wood blocks in different tones. I think it was a really interesting treatment and it’s a great way to warm up a modern space. (It reminded me of this room from an old episode of The Antonio Project on HGTV.)
Oh…and hello James Nares print! I love that little beauty hiding in the corner. He’s one of my favorite artists. If you’re unfamiliar with his work, check out this post from Habitually Chic. (The best picture is the last one that shows how he makes his paintings. It’s very Tom-Cruise-in-Mission-Impossible!)
I loved all of the bookshelves with painted backs. There were only a few coffee table books on the lower shelves but mostly there were just toys and objects.
Another totally inspiring idea came from this display that hangs in a multi-story atrium.
I tried to zoom in really close to see how it was done and it looks like you could make your own with fishing wire and stiff gold paper or sheet metal. Stay tuned for a little DIY action when I figure out where I want to put that in the house.
The outdoor areas of the resort are really interesting. The buildings are so slick and modern but there was lots of greenery. We were loving these huuuuuge rocking chairs.
The architecture in the hotel was beautiful. I loved all the curved glass walls. But you can’t help but look around and say cha-ching cha-ching!
We were in Atlantic City because Pablo had gotten tickets to take me to see Duran Duran for my 40th but unfortunately that didn’t work out very well. BOOOOOOOOO!
But luckily the hotel was beautiful and we had a great time with great friends despite the cancelled concert. For more info about the hotel, check out Revel’s website. There are lots of great deals so sign up for email alerts if you’d like to visit. I had never been to AC before but from what I hear, this hotel is a huge departure from the old AC. I found it to be as beautiful and grand as a Vegas resort.
Now, I just need to find out when Duran Duran is touring again….
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