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The Water Club at The Borgata Will Be Closed Some Weekdays

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March 13, 2009 at 8:56 AM | by | ()

How did that Boyz II Men song go? "Let's not wait til the water runs dry / instead let's shut down the hotel midweek until the recession passes by..." No? Maybe? Are we close?

This song has popped into our heads because we just heard some pretty bummerish news out of Atlantic City: The Water Club at the Borgata, the upscale 800-room non-casino hotel & spa in Atlantic City (sister property to The Borgata), just opened up in June — and after throwing open the doors to the $400 million dollar project, it's looking like it's not doing so hot (not that other AC hotels — or any hotels at all, for that matter — are doing so hot right now).

Things are so rough for the luxe tower that the Borgata's parent company, Boyd Gaming, has announced that the Water Club's rooms will be closed on most Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through April. If you've got a midweek stay already booked for the month, your rezzie will be switched over to the Borgata's main hotel tower.

From Newsday:

Boyd Gaming spokesman Rob Stillwell says Borgata hopes to resume full bookings at the Water Club for the summer tourism season. Stillwell says the Water Club will remain open for guests staying in suites and for special events.

This is not good. Not good at all. But we can't say we're surprised; AC tourism is in a slump, and luxury hotels haven't been much of a hit lately. Hopefully scaling back on operating costs during the slow season will help the place stay afloat because, um, we'd be sad to see it fold so soon.

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