ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – We're covering the grand opening of The Water Club, a Signature Hotel by Borgata from Thursday to Saturday. The 800-room hotel had a soft opening in mid-June and is hosting us and other media outlets for two nights in celebration of its official opening. The 43-story-building is geared toward corporate and business travelers as well as Atlantic City visitors who aren’t looking to just gamble.
The meeting space, for example, can also be booked for wedding receptions. The property is divided into Club Rooms, or standard rooms, and suites. The suites are divided into four types and are located above the four-floor spa on floors 36 and up. The four categories are the Hideaway Suites, the Social Suites , the Viceroy Suites and three Residences Suites that are slated to be finished by mid-July.
To avoid confusion, we should note they are called Residences Suites because the two-floor, 4,500 square-foot rooms are big enough to live in. They are not, however, privately owned. They will be about $15,000 a night and will be able to sleep about six to eight people per room, we were told. We were unable to see them, of course, since they were not finished but we did get to see room #3668, a Hideaway Suite. This room was similar to the Social Suite we saw shortly after with the only exception being that the Hideaway Suite had a massage table in a separate room where guest can arrange in-room spa services for no extra charge.
The Viceroy Suites are about $4,000 a night, the Social Suites are about $2,500 a night and the Hideaway Suites are about $2,500 a night. Social and Hideaway are one-bedroom suites, whereas the Viceroy is a two-bedroom suite.
We are staying in room #1686, a Club Room. It has one king-size bed, views of Atlantic City, a bathroom and a flat-screen, LCD TV. Internet service is available for $9.95 for 24 hours.
The spa includes 16 “Experience” rooms. Because each spa session is a minimum of 80-minutes, it’s viewed more as an experience rather than a treatment. Hence, the name “experience” rooms. The spa is located on floor 32 and is two stories tall, or the equivalent of four floors.
Some other features we were impressed with was the property’s elevator, which moves about 1,000 feet per second, its five pools and, at least in the eyes of this Black Jack lover, the fact that is literally next door to The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. However, it should be noted that this is a separate hotel and guests at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa do not have access to the spa or exercise rooms, which is about $35 a day to use, unless they are guests at The Water Club. The Water Club offer a 10 percent commission.