ATLANTIC CITY, N.J (March 3, 2011)Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa announced today the Atlantic City Hotel & Lodging Association (ACHLA) will hold its Annual Gala Dinner Dance on Friday, March 18, 2011 in Borgata’s Event Center. This event is the major fundraiser for the ACHLA Scholarship Foundation, which has awarded in excess of $270,000 to area students pursuing hospitality, culinary, or tourism careers.
The event begins with a cocktail reception starting at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner and music by “Don’t Call Me Francis.” The master of ceremonies is Lloyd D. Levenson, Esq. Throughout the evening, guests will have the chance to win exciting and valuable prizes including overnight packages, air travel, tickets to shows and restaurant accommodations. ACHLA will also announce its 2010 Allied Member of the Year and the installation of the 2011 Officers and Board of Directors.
“We are thrilled to be the host property for this year’s ACHLA Gala Dinner Dance,” said Vice President of Hospitality Mark Vanderwielen. “The Gala will be a spectacular event that will certainly rival those of past years - an event that will be a must to attend.”
Individual tickets for the event are priced at $145 and tables of 10 are priced at $1,300. Sponsorship packages, starting at $1,800 are also available. All proceeds benefit the ACHLA Scholarship Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Checks can be made payable to ACHLA Scholarship Foundation, 151 S. Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 709, Atlantic City, NJ 08401. For more information or to make reservations, call (609) 345-8910 or e-mail -
Through close collaboration with local and regional educational institutions that offer programs in hospitality education, ACHLA actively support activities and programs that promote the hospitality, culinary and tourism industry as a desirable career path. ACHLA also promotes its members as the employers of choice. ACHLA has created the Education/Scholarship Program, which is dedicated to offering regional high school and college students a career path in the Lodging, Hospitality, Culinary and other Tourism fields. For more information, contact the ACHLA at (609) 345-8910 or visit the ACHLA web site at -
About Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Located at Renaissance Pointe in Atlantic City, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa features 2,000 guest rooms and suites; 161,000 square feet of gaming; 182 gaming tables; 3,475 slot machines; an 85-table poker room; 11 retail boutiques; 6 acclaimed fine dining restaurants by renowned chefs; 6 casual dining options; a 54,000 square foot spa; 70,000 square feet of event space; 4 signature nightlife experiences; and parking for 7,100 cars. The resort also features Atlantic City’s first cosmopolitan hotel experience, The Water Club at Borgata, with 800 guest rooms and suites; a 36,000 square foot spa; 18,000 square feet of meeting space; 6 designer retail boutiques; and 5 heated indoor and outdoor pools.

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