Atlantic City’s Borgata Begins $55 Million Renovation

Borgata Atlantic City Renovation
The Water Club at Borgata in Atlantic City will be rebranded into MGM Tower. Image courtesy of MGM Resorts.

The highest-revenue casino in Atlantic City will be embarking on a major revamp as The Borgata will be creating a new event space, overhauling an entire tower’s worth of rooms, and adding new suites to their sprawling property.

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, operated by MGM Resorts, recently began work on a $55 million endeavor that will redesign and rebrand the existing The Water Club into what they call “one of the city’s premier luxury resort destinations.”

The work will upgrade the tower’s more than 700 guestrooms and result in new Vista Suites at The Water Club’s corners, which will offer wraparound views of the Atlantic City skyline.

Ownership behind the property previously shared details with about the plan, which will add a 9,000-square-foot event space on the tower’s 32nd floor. The facility will replace what was formerly the Immersion Spa.

Once finished, The Water Club will be rebranded to the MGM Tower. The refreshed guestrooms are set to feature a nautical theme with a “contemporary and playful personality” that will feature a “bright yet warm décor with a nautical palette of neutral and blue tones accented with deep wood finishes.”

MGM Tower will additionally sport a dedicated valet and check-in area, indoor and outdoor pools, and luxe shopping within the footprint of the building.

“Introducing the MGM Tower connects Borgata with the unparalleled entertainment and resort experiences MGM Resorts is recognized for worldwide,” Corey Sanders, chief operating officer for MGM Resorts, said in a statement. “We are incredibly proud of Borgata and its industry-leading team of employees, and we believe this significant reinvestment will drive visitation to Atlantic City well into the future.”

The Borgata joins a growing list of Atlantic City casinos that have undergone renovations in recent years. The former Trump Taj Mahal was re-opened as the Hard Rock Casino back in 2018, with the then-bankrupt Revel property being rebranded Ocean Resorts Casino that same year. Caesars Entertainment announced a plan last year to spend $400 million renovating Caesars, Harrah’s Resort, and Tropicana Atlantic City.

The Borgata will celebrate its 20th anniversary later this year and already spent $10 million over the winter to upgrade slot machines at the property. Renovations to the Water Tower are expected to wrap before Memorial Day weekend.


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