The luxury resort, which recently went through a $55 million remodel and rebranding of its MGM Tower, continues to be an integral part of

Atlantic City’s casino scene

29 June 2023

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (June 29, 2023) – Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, the premier travel destination on the East Coast, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this summer. Known for its luxurious accommodations, top-notch entertainment, and diverse culinary offerings, Borgata has reigned as a leader in the hospitality industry over the past two decades.


“Borgata has been a leader in the Atlantic City market since our doors opened in 2003,” said Travis Lunn, President, and COO of Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. “"Embarking on a remarkable 20-year journey, Borgata remains committed to delivering the best-in-class service and amenities through crafting unforgettable experiences for every guest. Join us as we continue to celebrate 20 monumental years in our lavish new MGM Tower, indulge in innovative entertainment and gourmet cuisine, and discover thrilling gambling adventures throughout the summer."


A Look Back at the Resort’s History

From the luxury resort’s first performance on July 2, 2003, by Michael Buble to continuing to host big names in the entertainment industry like The Rolling Stones, Kelly Clarkson, Britney Spears, and Dave Chapelle through the years, Borgata has been, and continues to be, an integral part of the Atlantic City entertainment scene. The resort has also hosted multiple TV show productions, including National Geographic | Mega Structures in 2004, Impractical Jokers, Real Housewives of New Jersey, Real Housewives of New York, The Sopranos and most recently, Jersey Shore: Family Vacation.


Borgata, opening in 2003, became the largest and tallest hotel in New Jersey at that time, marking the first new resort in Atlantic City in 13 years. The resort was also part of a significant project that started in 1999 in Atlantic City, nicknamed “The Tunnel Project,” that connected the AC Expressway to the Marina District, now known as the AC Connector Tunnel. Through the years, Borgata has continued to expand and reinvest in itself with its $200 million casino and retail expansion that was completed in 2006, the $400 million Water Club, which was introduced in 2008, and most recently, the $55 million redesign and rebrand of The Water Club, now renamed the MGM Tower.


Borgata’s impact on the community extends beyond the casino walls through their involvement in several charitable initiatives over the past two decades. Borgata has partnered with many incredible local and regional organizations over the years, resulting in $3,525,701.48 total financial support and over 1,800 total estimated volunteers participating in various volunteer events since opening.  On May 25, 2023, Borgata reinforced its commitment to the Atlantic City community by executing the largest social impact event in the property’s 20-year history.  Over


120 Borgata volunteers, together with Feed the Funnel and The Pack Shack, assembled 50,000 easy-to-prepare, shelf-stable meals.  Following the two-hour event, the Community Foodbank of New Jersey distributed the meals to food banks across the Atlantic City Region. Additionally, Borgata presented the Community Foodbank of New Jersey with a $15,000 donation to support their ongoing efforts to fight food insecurity within our communities.



20th Anniversary Celebrations to Look Forward To

In preparation for the milestone anniversary, the luxury resort completed a $55 million redesign and rebrand of The Water Club, now renamed the MGM Tower. Reopened in May, the new offerings include more than 700 completely reimagined guestrooms and a collection of luxury Vista Suites, which feature an expansive living space, private bedroom, two bathrooms, and a spacious dining area ideal for entertaining, accompanied by extraordinary wraparound views of the Atlantic City skyline.


Entertainment is at the heart of what Borgata does. To commemorate the 20th anniversary, the luxury resort is lighting up the Atlantic City sky with a dazzling drone show in partnership with Verge Aero on Monday, July 3, at 9 p.m. The drone show will feature over 10 minutes of a dramatically choreographed spectacular using cutting-edge technology in celebration of Borgata’s 20th Anniversary and Independence Day. 


Leading up to the 20th anniversary, the luxury resort has hosted its ongoing Summer Savor Borgata Culinary series with 11 intimate culinary events thoughtfully curated by Borgata’s acclaimed culinary team that will continue to run throughout the summer. 

To celebrate its anniversary, Borgata is offering elite experiences to guests and showing appreciation to its dedicated staff. Through the "20 Days for 20 Years" initiative from June 20 - July 9, Borgata team members have a chance to win prizes like JBL speakers, Samsonite luggage, Apple TV, Samsung Chromebook, Oculus, Nintendo Switch, and more!


For more information about Borgata, the MGM Tower, or to make reservations, please call 609.317.1000 or visit




About Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is an MGM Resorts Luxury Destination and market-leading casino resort, offering an unparalleled travel and entertainment experience on the East Coast. Features and amenities include 2,000 luxurious hotel rooms and suites; 106,000 square feet of meeting and event space; 161,000 square feet of gaming space; 2,400-seat Event Center; 900-seat Music Box theater; Premier Nightclub; two race and sports books; 11 retail boutiques; 13 fine dining and casual restaurants; Spa Toccare, connected to an indoor pool and adjacent outdoor garden; a Roman-style outdoor pool and Borgata Beer Garden. The MGM Tower, at Borgata features 757 guestrooms and suites; 27,000 square feet of meeting and event space; two indoor and two outdoor heated pools with distinct experiences; and five boutique retail shops. Borgata is located at 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, New Jersey. For more information, please visit, or follow Borgata on @BorgataAC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Borgata offers online gaming within the state of New Jersey through its real-money gaming sites,,, and Borgata is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).


About MGM Resorts International

MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is an S&P 500® global gaming and entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings. MGM Resorts creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 31 unique hotel and gaming destinations globally, including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry. The Company’s 50/50 venture, BetMGM, LLC, offers U.S. sports betting and online gaming through market-leading brands, including BetMGM and partypoker, and the Company’s subsidiary, LeoVegas AB, offers sports betting and online gaming through market-leading brands in several jurisdictions throughout Europe. The Company is currently pursuing targeted expansion in Asia through the integrated resort opportunity in Japan. Through its “Focused on What Matters: Embracing Humanity and Protecting the Planet” philosophy, MGM Resorts commits to creating a more sustainable future, while striving to make a bigger difference in the lives of its employees, guests, and in the communities where it operates. The global employees of MGM Resorts are proud of their company for being recognized as one of FORTUNE® Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies®. For more information, please visit us at Please also connect with us @MGMResortsIntl on Twitter as well as Facebook and Instagram.


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