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Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
One Borgata Way
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

A Grand Taste of Vegas on the Jersey Shore

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa was the first new property to open in Atlantic City in 13 years, and this $1.1 billion joint venture between Boyd Gaming Corporation and MGM MIRAGE has lived up to the hype and successfully brought a taste of Las Vegas to the Jersey Shore. With 43 stories housing 2,002 rooms, Borgata is both the largest hotel and tallest building in New Jersey. A 50,000-square foot spa and 11 restaurants, some of which feature well-known chefs, helps complete the Vegas atmosphere. The hotel's ample room for boarding guests and glitzy amenities coupled with an ingenious public relations push targeting a younger crowd has turned the spot into a hot weekend destination for New Yorkers.

The expansive casino floor boasts 3,650 slot machines and 145 table games. The innovative My Borgata Rewards Program offers players the ability to use their Rewards Card like a debit card. Comp dollars can be spent anywhere on the property, including at the spa, in restaurants and shops, or for hotel rooms.

The Toccare Spa at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Toccare Spa

Spa Toccare features 22 treatment rooms, a branch of Philadelphia's Pierre & Carlo Hair Salon, Shaving Grace Barbershop and the Pump Room (a fully equipped fitness facility). The comprehensive selection of treatment room health and beauty services, each of which last for either 50 or 80 minutes, includes four facials, nine body treatments, four hydrotherapy services and six massages. An indoor-outdoor pool and garden is also available to all guests.

Suilan at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

An impressive list of restaurants include Italian eatery Ombra; a branch of New York's Old Homestead Steakhouse; restaurant/nightclub MIXX; and The Metropolitan Café, Oyster Bar and Gelato Bar, which offers around-the-clock service in a casual bistro atmosphere.

Accommodations range from the 460 square-foot Classic Room to suites and residences with as much as 5,000 square feet of space. All rooms feature, at least, some basic amenities: floor-to-ceiling windows, 300-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, oversized glass-enclosed showers, high-speed Internet access, and three dual-line phones.

A classic room at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Classic Room

With 70,000 square feet of event space, including 20 meeting rooms and a 30,000 square-foot, column-free ballroom, event planners have certainly not been forgotten. A 24-hour business center is also available.

So, for those who haven't been to Atlantic City in a while (or ever) and for those who can't make it out to Las Vegas, there's now one really big (literally) reason to make the trip to South Jersey.

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(Updated: 06/24/08 HC)

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