Morey's plans to build $10 million hotel

Posted Thursday, October 13, 2011 8:16 AM | Contributed by Agent Johnson

Six years after demolition of the Rio Motel, the Morey Organization plans to turn the space along the city's main entranceway into a six-story hotel that will be joined with the neighboring Starlux, a doo-wop-inspired hotel that opened in 2000. The two properties will merge into one hotel with a combined 140 units, including 34 from the Starlux, to be known as the Grand Wildwoodian.

Read more from The Press of Atlantic City.

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Friday, October 14, 2011 4:00 PM

Agent Johnson said:
Actually in the real world hotels are demolished and re built many times until they get it right. Check out the Vegas Strip for changes and get back to me. The name the Morey's chose is a working name only.

I know that. I think you missed the joke. ;)


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Friday, October 14, 2011 4:05 PM
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Agent Johnson said:
Actually in the real world hotels are demolished and re built many times until they get it right.

Hmmm.

Check out the Vegas Strip for changes and get back to me.

Oh. If your measure for the 'real world' is Vegas, then that explains a lot, I guess.


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Friday, October 14, 2011 4:25 PM
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The cool kids are mean, mom. I'm not going back to school.


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Saturday, October 15, 2011 7:53 AM
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When I went to Wildwood last year, I was surprised at the lack of "regular" hotels. I guess I'm used to beaches like Virginia, Ocean City, Lauderdale, etc. where the shore is lined with large big-name hotels.

It adds some quaintness (charm?) to the boardwalk there, but also makes it a pain in the ass to find somewhere to stay.


Hi

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Saturday, October 15, 2011 11:53 AM
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Interesting point. And now that you mention it, we've never satayed in Wildwood. We've always stayed up the shore somewhere and driven down for the day.


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Saturday, October 15, 2011 12:13 PM

Semi-OT, but there was an article the Post recently about Yelp's impact on mom-and-pop restaurants vs. chains. The essential point: the value of a chain is that you know what to expect in terms of price and quality up front. They sell *consistency*. Mom-and-pops might be great, or they might be awful, and you won't know until you get there---so why risk it?

But, with Yelp et. al., you have reviews from many others right at your fingertips and can filter good vs. bad. We've had pretty good luck with Yelp in finding "local" places over the last few years---both food and lodging.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/how-yelp-is-kil..._blog.html

Edited to add: the WP blog doesn't say much more, but does link to a Harvard Business School case that goes into more detail:
http://www.hbs.edu/research/pdf/12-016.pdf

Last edited by Brian Noble, Saturday, October 15, 2011 12:14 PM
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Saturday, October 15, 2011 12:39 PM
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Lord Gonchar said:
we've never satayed

Joyfully looking up the word satayed....
Between Coasterbuzz and Judge Judy (it's a phase), I've never looked up so many words in the past month.

I wonder if there has been a big effect (positive or negative?!) on business at the Jersey Shore parks since the show, Jersey Shore.


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Saturday, October 15, 2011 12:51 PM
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Heh, too great of a typo to change. :)


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Saturday, October 15, 2011 12:54 PM

CoasterDemon said:


I wonder if there has been a big effect (positive or negative?!) on business at the Jersey Shore parks since the show, Jersey Shore.

From what I've read, the influence of the show has been a financial positive for the Jersey Shore amusement areas. Image-wise? Not so much.


The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

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Sunday, October 16, 2011 3:32 AM
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Mike Gallagher said:

From what I've read, the influence of the show has been a financial positive for the Jersey Shore amusement areas. Image-wise? Not so much.

Good lord, I wish Judge Judy could get a hold of some of those Jersey shore-ites.


Billy
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Sunday, October 16, 2011 10:18 AM
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I'm not embarrassed to say that I absolutely love Judge Judy. Her show is one of the most entertaining half-hours on daytime TV. Just putting that out there for the world to see.

I don't have premium channels, but from what I have seen of Jersey Shore, I would not want my State to be represented by that show.

Last edited by LostKause, Sunday, October 16, 2011 10:20 AM
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Sunday, October 16, 2011 11:37 AM

I love chicken satay!

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Sunday, October 16, 2011 11:46 AM
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Chicken satay is not part of the conversation. :p


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Sunday, October 16, 2011 6:57 PM

The Jersey Shore stays in Ocean County, NJ at Seaside Heights and Seaside Park. They are not 'welcome' nor allowed to 'shoot footage' in Cape May County, which includes Cape May, the Wildwoods, Sea Isle, Avalon, Stone Harbor, and Ocean City. OC is a dry town, so they win by default. You will never see the oompa loompa Snooki yarfing over a trash can there.

They tried to set up shop 2 years ago in Sea Isle and never made it past the first contact. When they show up, as a business owner, you have to sign waivers and such that give them 'creative control' over all events, etc. No one really wants that group wrecking their bar, pier, waterpark, whatever and not having 'edit before telecast' rights. Seaside, they need the business more than Wildwood.

However, the MTV Beach House, shot circa late 1990's in Seaside Heights was good for business, giving backdrop coverage to Casino Pier. If you see the house now, you can't believe thats where MTV rocked the summer.

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Friday, October 28, 2011 2:51 PM

Jeff said:
If they could, it would already be there. Figured I'd get that out of the way now.

If you bothered reading the article you would see that there are 4 THOUSAND fewer hotel rooms in Wildwood than there were before they started tearing down the old 50's motels for the land. This venture barely puts a dent into that. You also fail to mention there is a friggin CONVENTION CENTER 2 blocks away necessitating a nice hotel nearby.

You're not even comparing apples to oranges, more like apples to elephants.

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Friday, October 28, 2011 3:23 PM
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Is that a 747 flying millimeters past the top of billb's head?

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Friday, October 28, 2011 4:55 PM
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The fact that you don't know a joke when you see it, Bill, particularly at your expense, really takes the fun out of it.


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