BORGATA HOTEL CASINO & SPA OUTDOOR POOL COMPLEX
LOCATION: ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
CLIENT: MIRAGE RESORTS
MARKET SECTOR: HOSPITALITY
SIZE: 50,000 SF
As part of a 50-million-dollar comprehensive renovation, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa embarked on the design and construction of an outdoor pool venue and beer garden to provide an exterior luxury amenity for their guests. The long-standing relationship between PS&S and Borgata facilitated the fast-tracked design, approval and construction of this project.
In order to effectively repurpose the existing 50,000-square-foot concert venue and enhance Borgata’s reputation as the preeminent Hotel Casino in Atlantic City, the proposed design required a focus on creating a new revenue stream while developing a cohesive space that balanced the existing site features with the new programmatic elements.
THE PS&S SOLUTION
The design of the 1,000-guest-capacity Outdoor Pool Complex blends the existing site features with the new pool improvements to provide a flexible, modern, amenity-rich space for hotel guests. The centerpiece of the space is a 3,200-square-foot Roman style pool flanked by 30-foot-tall coconut palms and other tropical plantings. Sheer descent waterfalls and fully programmable LED lighting accent the perimeter of the pool. The pool deck accommodates 300+ chaise lounges, round daybeds, and a dozen covered cabanas for rent. The VIP area comprises seven 10-person private cabanas with seating areas, refrigerators, and privacy shades available for day or evening use.
Both ends of the pool area offer a grassy alternative to the pool deck. The north side is home to large shade trees, lush plantings, a hammock grove and clusters of Adirondack chairs for choices in lounging. A Beer Garden replete with picnic tables, private cabanas, walk-up bar and a variety of lawn games anchors the southern edge of the complex. The entire space is surrounded by a 20-foot bamboo screen that blocks out the adjacent parking lot and provides a modern feel to the pool area.
The pool complex opened in July 2016.
Photo credits: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa