Borgata Renovation Ups the Ante on Complete Resort Experience

Spa Toccare, Borgata, Atlantic City
Borgata’s spa received a $1 million makeover.

A $13 million renovation over the next few months will refresh all the touchpoints of the visitor experience at Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. A complete renovation and redesign of the buffet restaurant buffet and revamp of the workout facility, including all-new cardio equipment will follow a $1 million makeover of the Spa Toccare earlier this year. Most noticeable to guests will be the redesign of the lobby next year, which will include the front desk, artwork and ceiling. The goal of all these renovations is to create an inviting, approachable elegance. The casino will also be refreshed with new carpeting, wall treatments, and lighting, to lend it a more Italian feeling, in keeping with the resort theme.

Planners can build group experiences around Borgata’s star-studded culinary lineup, which includes Wolfgang Puck (Wolfgang Puck American Grille), Bobby Flay (Bobby Flay Steak), Geoffrey Zakarian (The Water Club at Borgata), Michael Schulson (Izakaya Modern Japanese Pub), Stephen Kalt (Fornelletto Cucina & Wine Bar) and Greg and Marc Sherry (Old Homestead Steak House). The recent Savor Borgata weekend included an evening of kitchen demonstrations by Wolfgang Puck and Bobby Flay, along with live music, festival entertainers and games.
Wellness activities are popular for groups, including exclusive yoga and Zumba classes. A minimum of 10 guests (20 maximum) can enjoy personal instruction on property from an associate from Borgata’s Spa team.

Borgata has 24 different meeting and event venues to accommodate 10 to 3,500 people, including a 26,000-sf ballroom.

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Barbara Scofidio is editor of Prevue and heads up the Visionary Summits, our exclusive conference series targeting senior-level meeting and incentive planners. In 25 years of covering the industry, her articles have spanned topics ranging from social media to strategic meetings management. She is currently the media liaison for FICP's Education Committee and was the first member of the media ever to be invited to sit on a committee by GBTA, where she spent three years on the Groups and Meetings Committee. She has also been an active member of Site, chairing its Crystal Awards committee and acting as a judge. A familiar face at industry events, Barbara often leads panel discussions or speaks on topics close to her heart, such as green meetings or how the industry can help combat human trafficking. She is also on the board of ECPAT USA, the human trafficking organization. Barbara is based outside Boston, in Groton, Mass.