July 27, 2012 |
ATLANTIC CITY - This town's oldest casino is heading to Margaritaville. Under a sweltering, tropics-like sun Tuesday, Gov. Christie and Jimmy Buffett, creator of the iconic 1970s tune, appeared on a stage on the Boardwalk to announce a new partnership between Resorts Casino Hotel and the singer/songwriter/entrepreneur to create a Margaritaville-themed restaurant, bar, and surf shop. "Margaritaville will help transform Atlantic City," said Christie, wearing a lei over his dark suit.
July 4, 2012
A blackout on the Ocean City, N.J., boardwalk Tuesday night resulted in several chaotic and scary minutes for Shore revelers. Atlantic City Electric reported more than 53,000 customers were without power across South Jersey around 10:50 p.m. Many of those outages were caused by last weekend's storm. There was no immediate information about how extensive Tuesday's outage in Ocean City was. Frank Seravalli, a reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, said he was at Playland's Castaway Cove when, around 10:20 p.m., "all of the sudden the lights go out. " Small children started screaming while parents frantically tried to locate them.
May 28, 2012 |
It's not cheap. But then, that's the idea. When I told a colleague I was heading off to the spanking new, high-style Revel resort and casino in Atlantic City to check out the stayover experience, she looked at me with skeptical disdain. "For $400 a night," she shot back, "I pretty much expect to have my feet kissed. " Well, let's not jump to judgment. First off, I wasn't paying $400; I was paying $329.03 including tax, so I lowered my own expectation to seven toes.
April 8, 2012 |
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Generations of Navajo families have grazed livestock on a remote but spectacular mesa that overlooks the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado Rivers. This is the East Rim of the majestic Grand Canyon - the last with no significant development. But ancestral tradition and the tranquillity of the landscape could be subject to change if the Navajo government's plans are realized for a resort and aerial tramway that would ferry tourists from cliff tops to water's edge.
April 8, 2012 |
Golf courses come in all shapes and sizes, some in mountain ranges and others on less-imposing terrain. Those that are easier to navigate help to boost a beginner's confidence, while others are designed to challenge the most-seasoned player. Most golfers live for the first day of the year they can hit the links. Others don't wait; they travel during cold winter months to warmer climes to play. For them, golf is a lifestyle. They go for the camaraderie, to win bragging rights, to conduct business, to make contacts - and even for exercise.
March 28, 2012 |
KEVIN DESANCTIS may have supervised the creation of a tall building, but he can't leap it in a single bound. Nor does he wear blue leotards and a red cape with a giant yellow "S" on it. Nonetheless, there are those in Atlantic City who view the low-key, 59-year-old gaming-industry vet as Superman. For just like Clark Kent's superhero alter ego, DeSanctis is, they conclude, the savior of his adopted hometown. DeSanctis is CEO of Revel Entertainment Group LLC, the corporate entity that on Monday opens its $2.4 billion Revel megaresort on the eastern end of the Boardwalk next to Showboat Atlantic City.
March 25, 2012 |
BIALKA TATRZANSKA, Poland - Just a few years ago, winter was a dead season for the Kotelnica Mountain, quiet under a quilt of snow. Today, Kotelnica vibrates with activity from ski fans who flock to the new resort, one of Poland's trendiest. The transformation happened in just a decade and reflects the inventiveness and enterprise seen in Poland since a market economy arrived with democracy in 1990. People in this 17th-century village at the foot of the Tatra Mountains in southern Poland were making a modest living on farming and sheep breeding, with additional funds coming from relatives who had gone, in a long-standing tradition, to the United States for work.
March 16, 2012 |
With a romantic title like Elegy for Young Lovers , the Hans Werner Henze opera that had a hugely significant Philadelphia premiere on Wednesday leaves you wanting to warn your friends: Don't expect soaring love duets like La Boheme . Or music with any typical sense of heat. Yet that would do a disservice to the kind of alternative dramaturgy that's part of what makes Henze's 1961 modernist-era opera a singular experience whose best aspects do much the opposite of what opera is expected to do. The beauty of this joint effort by Curtis Opera Theatre, Opera Company of Philadelphia and The Kimmel Center (whose Perelman Theater is the venue)
February 29, 2012 |
Describing it as a casino "like no other in Southeastern Pennsylvania," the chief executive of Valley Forge Casino Resort gave a walking tour of the interior of the nearly completed gaming and entertainment venue Tuesday, about a month in advance of its March 31 official opening. Unveiled were the names and themes of the resort's four new sit-down restaurants, still under construction (Pacific Prime, Viviano, Valley Tavern, and Nosh Deli); its three micro-restaurants (Asianoodle, Italian Market, and American Grill)
February 28, 2012 |
Describing it as a casino "like no other in Southeastern Pennsylvania," the chief executive of Valley Forge Casino Resort gave a walking tour of the interior of the nearly completed gaming and entertainment venue Tuesday, about a month in advance of its March 31 official opening. Unveiled were the names and themes of the resort's four sit-down restaurants, still under construction (Pacific Prime, Viviano, Valley Taven, and Nosh Deli); its three micro-restaurants (Asianoodle, Italian Market, and American Grill)