A Grand Taste of Vegas on the Jersey Shore
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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