Date: December 11, 2018, 2:36 am

Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is owned by Marina District Development Corporation, LLC and one of Atlantic City's best hotel and casino. In Italy, Borgata means "little village". This hotel was built at a cost of $1.1billion. Borgata stands 43-storey high with more than 2000 suites and guest rooms. Borgata has a 7,000 square meter Activity center, a 15,000 square meter gambling area, a 5,000 square meter European Health spa pool, 13 restaurants, 11 retail boutiques and a 6-storey parking space.

In 1999, a project nicknamed "The Tunnel Project" was conceptualized in Atlantic City and Borgata is a major component of it. Steve Wynn planned to connect Mirage Resort in Atlantic City to Marina district via a 4 km. tunnel along the Atlantic City expressway. A major controversy arises because the propose tunnel will cuts through an African-American neighborhood. Wynn's chief casino rival Donald Trump sued Steve Wynn arguing that the tunnel will as driveway to Wynn's casino.

The tunnel project pushes through and was finally completed in 2001.Vehicular traffic opens 4 days after the tunnel is open to the pedestrian. So on July 2, 2003, Borgata opens to the public. Its main tower is South Jersey's tallest structure that can be seen from miles away. By the late 2005 Borgata expanded its retail boutiques and a new wing was inaugurated in 2006 housing a poker room - the biggest in Atlantic City.

Guests are treated to some of Bargata's known night establishments they can sip a drink at Mixx and Mur Mur or dine at "Bobby Flay Steak", Seablue "Wolfgang Puck American Grille.

"The Water Front" is under construction and will open in the early part of 2008. Borgata's hotel expansion includes 3,300 square meter spa, additional 800 guest rooms, a 1,700 square meter conference center, 4 pools and numbers of retail shop. Sometime on September 23, 2007,a fire gutted the south wing area of the then under construction Water Club and destroys certain part of the floor and roof. Luckily the fire was put off an hour later. The planned 2008 inaugural of the establishment will be delayed for some more months.

Another controversy hits this popular hotel in 2005, when the management issued a policy regarding firing- off waitress who increased their weight by at least 7% but then fail to trim down within a 90-day grace period. Several bar waitresses are caught by surprise but because they are satisfied with how the hotel's management treated them, they diligently submit to the policy.

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