Opened: 2003 at an expansion cost of $330 million
Atlantic City was originally established as a health resort in the 19th century, but now it's home to towering buildings, impressive architecture and celebrity intrigue. The Borgata Hotel & Casino is in perfect equilibrium with the vibe of Atlantic City.
The hotel, which is owned by MGM International, first opened its doors in 2003 and was built in a style which takes inspiration from both Tuscan and Modernism themes. The main tower of the resort is the third-largest building in Atlantic City and cuts an impressive figure on the landscape with its façade of reflective gold glass.
As the name in the sub-heading suggests, there is also a hotel built into the resort, which cost an estimated $400 million to complete. The hotel is nicknamed 'The Water Club' and has a two-story spa in it called 'Immersion' – as well as a selection of boutique retail outlets.
Not content at that, the owners of Borgata decided to renovate Festival Park in 2016 at a reported cost of $14 million. The venue holds up to 4,500 people and brings a real Las Vegas vibe. If you want to take luxury to the next level, you can take advantage of one of Borgata's private jets that fly guests in from all across America.
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