A Weekend At The Chelsea Hotel In Atlantic City

by Stanely Stuyvesant · October 14, 2008

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What are the chances that we go to cover the Chelsea Hotel in Atlantic City on the very same weekend that there is a piece about the Hotel"s Fifth Floor nightspot in the Sunday Styles?  I suppose great minds think alike.  But I digress.  We had a wonderful time at this new boutique non-gaming spot this weekend.  There has been a lot of buzz surrounding this place, including the Fifth Floor where there is a bar and dance hall run by DJ Paul Sevigny (of Beatrice Inn fame) and a steakhouse named Chelsea Prime run by Stephen Starr (of Morimoto and Budakann fame).

It"s a bit of a gamble, no pun intended, but the Chelsea may just be what finally brings Manhattan hipsters down to the area and revitalizes an otherwise dodgy place.

“[Atlantic City] It’s like Las Vegas got drunk and slept with South Jersey and this is their bastard child.” NYTimes

Enter the Chelsea Hotel, ready to adopt this child and bring it its much needed nourishment of exclusivity.

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You won"t find flashing lights, or geriatrics taking out credit lines as they blow their retirement funds on the craps table in this spot tucked away on Chelsea Avenue.  But you will find solid nightlife, beach cabanas, minimalisticy refined rooms, an attentive staff, and possibly Paul Sevigny working some vinyls on the turn tables.  Well worth a stay if you want to take a trip down to the East Coast"s Sin City.

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