A newly announced, $55 million redesign and rebrand will overhaul The Water Club at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, giving rise to the new MGM Tower. — Courtesy: MGM Resorts International
By Joshua Burd
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has kicked off a $55 million redesign and rebranding of the tower long known as The Water Club, with plans to deliver more than 700 renovated guestrooms and a new collection of high-end suites with wraparound views of Atlantic City.
The resort property, which is preparing to mark its 20th anniversary, said the building will become MGM Tower and offer its newly remodeled rooms starting in April. The full project is slated for completion by Memorial Day weekend, as Borgata also plans to unveil a 9,000-square-foot event space on the 32nd floor in the former footprint of the Immersion Spa.
“Introducing the MGM Tower connects Borgata with the unparalleled entertainment and resort experiences MGM Resorts is recognized for worldwide,” said Corey Sanders, chief operating officer for MGM Resorts International. “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.”
In a news release, the operator said MGM Tower guests will continue to enjoy Borgata’s entertainment, nightlife and dining as well as a dedicated valet and check-in area, seasonal pools, luxe shopping and the resort’s waterfront location. The redesign will evoke “a contemporary and playful personality with nautical design elements” inspired by the city’s Marina District, the announcement said, while each new Vista Suite will have an expansive living space, a private bedroom, two bathrooms and a spacious dining area ideal for entertaining.
The casino’s ownership said the project was crafted in partnership with MGM Resorts International Design Group and the interior design firm RVD Associates.
“As we approach the resort’s 20th anniversary, we are more committed than ever to remaining a leader in hospitality and entertainment by continuing to evolve the Borgata experience,” said Travis Lunn, the resort’s president and chief operating officer. “We look forward to sharing our new vision with Borgata’s incredible guests in the coming months.”