Ah, the ever so luxurious Sky Garden at the Revel Resorts in Atlantic City, New Jersey. This feature of the Revel has created a lot of buzz and excitement from the public. The Sky Garden is a large, winding garden that is 114 feet above the private beaches on a huge balcony-like structure. It has one of the best views in the city, numerous sitting areas, outdoor fireplaces, access to the pool, and brilliantly done lighting and decoration. I spent a lot of time out on the Sky Garden, either in front of one of those outdoor fireplaces or in a rocking chair that looked out on the beach.
The only negative to the Sky Garden is the fact you cannot access it without a room key– security will not open the door unless you have one of the Revel’s room keys. While this can be annoying for the guests, it can be more bothersome for the public. One morning my mother and I went and ate breakfast at the Showboat Hotel and Casinos, and I met a gentleman who recently tried to gain access to the Sky Garden, but was denied. When I told him that I was not only a guest at the Revel, but I was doing a series of reviews on it, he was more than happy to express his opinion on the hotel. He said that it was styled well and had a lot of hype surrounding it, but he wasn’t sure how word could get out to the general public if the same public was denied access to a majority of the events and amenities of the Revel. I could definitely understand his point and opinion, which is why I included it in this review.
So, what do you think of the Revel Resorts thus far? Do you think that the Revel should allow the general public to come and explore some of the other amenities, such as the Sky Garden, that are usually reserved for just hotel guests?