Apr 12

10 Reasons Why Borgata Makes the Ultimate Gaycation

champagne-coupleIf you’re looking for a reason to come visit our LGBT-friendly resort, look no further: Borgata offers something for just about everyone, including ways to indulge, relax, and get your party on. We rounded up ten of our favorite reasons why our guests and friends enjoying coming out to Borgata.

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Apr 12

Hollywood Vampires at Borgata July 3

Hollywood VampiresWhen it comes to classic rock, with all due respect to modern music artists, some things are just too cool to ever be equaled.

Yeah, yeah, the kids are all into their Katy Perry, their Niki Minaj, their Kanye, their Drake.

Whatever.

You know what’s cool? Alice Cooper is cool singing Doors’ songs with Johnny Depp and Joe Perry on guitar. Yes, actor Johnny Depp. Yes, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry.

You know what’s cooler? That such a group exists and has the name Hollywood Vampires.

You know what’s cooler still? That the group grew out of a drinking club established by Cooper in Los Angeles on the Sunset Strip in 1969 for the rockers passing through the L.A. music scene. The Hollywood Vampires club was formed in an upstairs bar at the Rainbow Bar & Grill.

Cooper and Depp decided that they wanted to see the Hollywood Vampires rise from the dead (get it) and launched a band dedicated to resurrecting the music of so many singers and groups of the era who have, well, passed on to the great rock band graveyard.

And coolest of all? They’re playing Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa on July 4th weekend with an appearance Sunday, July 3.

Intrigued? Hey, the coolness goes on.

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Apr 7

Borgata’s April Spa Specials

April Spa Specials at BorgataBefore we get into the April Spa Specials at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, here’s some helpful definitions of some of the things we’re empathizing this month at Borgata Spas.

Chi – Your life force or energy flow and a fundamental principle in Chinese medicine.

Bioflavnoids – A large class of antioxidants. They are compounds abundant in the pulp and rinds of citrus fruits and other foods containing vitamin C, such as soybeans and root vegetables.

Kerastase – A French international luxury haircare brand, headquartered in Paris.

Kumquat – A fruit, kind of like an orange.

Borgata spa specials – When Borgata spa personnel use their expertise and the finest products available to provide you with an amazing and relaxing rejuvenation experience.

We just wanted to clear some of that up before you peruse our Spa Specials for April, where once again we’ve tapped the best natural ingredients to provide you with the ultimate spa experience at Borgata Spas.

We don’t mean to get technical, we just kind of love the wide range of spa options we get to bring to you. You’ll love it too – promise.

Here’s a look at Borgata’s April Spa Specials:

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Apr 6

Premier Debut Weekend 4/8 – 4/11

With the closing party at mur.mur being such a huge success last week, it ushers the way for the newest mega-club in Atlantic City — Premier. Premier nightclub is a brand new 18,000 square foot state of the art, $14 million venue that will overtake all of your senses. A custom 6-foot-diameter disco ball will shine as the grand showpiece in the heart of Premier, surrounded by a first-of-it-kind 25-foot-diameter chandelier made from programmable lights. Behind the DJ booth stands one of the largest LED screens of any nightclub anywhere in the country. It is an unbelievable lighting and visual production that creates a stunning theatrical experience that will keep partygoers coming back for more.

Designed by Josh Held who also masterminded multiple properties around the world including some in NYC, Las Vegas, and Dubai, Premier is just his most recent project. The nightclub sits VIP tables surrounding the dance floor with 2 bars on each side of the main room. The horseshoe shaped Grand Balcony overlooks the main room with another large bar for patrons to enjoy.

Morgan PagePremier opens Friday (4/8) with Grammy nominated DJ Morgan Page. Following up Saturday night (4/9) with internationally recognized EDM DJ, Michael Woods. Sunday night (4/10) mixes it up a little with open format sensation Jesse Marco. Finally, Monday night (4/11) brings one of the music industry’s best talents and Dirty Dutch creator Chuckie to close down the final night of the opening weekend.

Come experience Premier with complimentary admission by signing up on the guestlist and entering through the doors before 11PM on Friday, Saturday, and Monday and Midnight on Sunday. For VIP table reservations call 609.317.7249 or fill out the VIP request form and a VIP Host will contact you.

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Apr 5

The Great American Variety Show at Borgata’s Music Box Thursdays

Great American Variety ShowThere was a time in entertainment when variety was king.

A variety show wasn’t exactly a concert, or a comedy show, or an acrobatic show or any one thing in particular kind of show. It was all of the above and more.

From Vaudeville to the great variety shows of early American television such as the “Ed Sullivan Show,” variety shows ruled from the late 1800s to the mid-20th century.

The secret to these shows was that the audience never knew what was coming next. A singer could be followed by a plate spinner. The plate spinner might be followed by an animal act and then a comic. Next up was a troupe of acrobats followed by a magician.

In the end, the name spoke for itself – Variety.

And we here at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa are bringing them back with The Great American Variety Show playing Thursdays at Borgata’s Music Box now through May 5.

For our variety show, we’ve got an “America’s Got Talent” finalist in Clint Carvalho and his parrot (Yes, it’s a parrot act), acrobats, local illusionist Michael Grasso (another “America’s Got Talent” veteran), knife throwers, comedy and a roller skate thrill act (That’s right, roller skates).

Check out this lineup:

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Apr 4

REVIEW: Diana Ross Proves Why She’s Still The Supreme

D RossDiana Ross had one goal during her sold-out Friday evening concert at Borgata‘s Event Center: to slay.

And slay she did. The 72-year-old performer donned more gowns than one would find during an episode of Say Yes to the Dress during her 75 minute set and demonstrated beyond a shadow of a doubt that she’s still got it in spades.

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Apr 1

mur.mur’s Last Beat

mur.mur The Last BeatAll good things must come to an end as mur.mur’s “The Last Beat” approaches this weekend. Come bid farewell to one of Atlantic City’s most successful nightlife venues and welcome Borgata’s newest mega-nightclub, Premier.

mur.mur Nightclub has been a staple in Atlantic City with signature bottle service and its renowned mur.mur Mondays. The venue features open format and EDM DJs from around the world that have entranced partygoers for close to a decade.

Here is the final line-up this weekend at mur.mur nightclub.

 

Friday Night – Stoon

“There is a time and a place for every song ever made.” Abdel Stoon’s appreciation for multiple genres and talent behind a DJ booth have made him one of the fastest rising DJs in New York City. He has successfully opened for the likes of Dada Life, Chuckie, Nervo, Blasterjaxx and is well on his way to becoming a world renowned musical act himself.

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Twitter: @DJStoon
Instagram: @DJStoon

Tickets: Admission available at the door.
Guest List: Complimentary Admission Before Midnight – Register Online.
VIP Table Service: For inquiries call 609.317.7249 or fill out the request form.

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Mar 31

Woodford Reserve Kentucky Dinner at Old Homestead Steakhouse May 6

Woodford Reserve Kentucky DinnerThe Kentucky Derby is the Super Bowl of American horse racing and this year’s running marks the 142nd year of the Run for the Roses.

And while you can experience all the excitement and action of the “fastest two minutes in sports” at Borgata’s Racebook, keep one thing in mind.

The Kentucky Derby has endured because it is much more than a simple horse race.

The derby exemplifies a sense of style and southern charm that has been preserved down for decades. As much as it’s about 3-year-old thoroughbreds, it’s also about mint juleps and traditional Kentucky cuisine. When they play “My Old Kentucky Home” at Churchill Downs, there’s 142 years of tradition on display.

We know a little about tradition here at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa and we know a lot about fine dining – especially at Old Homestead Steakhouse.

And Friday, May 6 – which is also the day the Kentucky Oaks is run – Old Homestead will become my Old Kentucky Homestead by teaming up with Kentucky bourbon distillers Woodford Reserve to present the Woodford Reserve Kentucky Dinner as part of the Savor Borgata Culinary Series.

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Mar 31

Workin’ Overtime: Five Musical Ways to Get Ready for Diana Ross at Borgata

Diana Ross at BorgataMs. Diana Ross needs no introduction: The legendary diva has belted iconic tunes for decades, and has starred in countless movies and television shows. She’s been honored numerous times, including a 2012 Lifetime Achievement Grammy as well as a 2007 Kennedy Center Honors. Now an intimate crowd of a few thousand guests have the lucky chance to see Ms. Ross live and in person at Borgata’s Event Center during a one night only, SOLD OUT show on Friday, April 1. To prepare for all of her musical glory, we rounded up five of our all-time favorite Diana Ross videos for your viewing pleasure.

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Mar 29

Savor Borgata Presents ‘The World is Your Oyster’ at The Metropolitan April 23

The World is Your OysterFor fans of nature and the incredible diversity of life on our planet, may we present for your consideration the simple oyster?

Yeah sure they don’t run around killing gazelles like lions or soar above us like eagles. They just sort of sit there, in the bay, until somebody goes and digs them up.

But they’re still fascinating, living their little bivalve lives out in the water. Some of them are makers of pearls, providing us all with a safe gift choice for anniversaries. Some of them—called window pane oysters—have translucent shells that make nice, and much cheaper jewelry gifts all by themselves.

And of course, they’re mostly good eats.

Make that great eats. Wonderful eats

Hey, whatever they do out in the bay, it sure makes them tasty.

Here at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa we’ve long celebrated the oyster by serving them in various delicious ways at The Metropolitan’s oyster and raw bar.

On April 23, we’re going to bump it up a notch by presenting The World is Your Oyster at 2pm, as part of the Savor Borgata Culinary Series. For this event, The Metropolitan will team oysters with another miracle of the modern world, namely beer (some wheat, some hops, some yeast and voila – beer).

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