Atlantic City, NJ —February 1, 2008:  Further strengthening Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s position as the leading dining destination in Atlantic City and on the East Coast, Style Network’s “Pantry Raid” personality Michael Schulson and Manhattan’s Country and TownChef/ Owner Geoffrey Zakarian will join Borgata’s culinary roster of premier chefs this year.
Schulson will open an innovative Japanese restaurant and nightlife experience at the hotel-casino, whereas Zakarian will create and oversee all food & beverage hospitality for the spa, pool, special events and in-room dining for The Water Club, A Signature Hotel by Borgata, opening summer 2008.
“We are elated to have Michael and Geoffrey as the latest additions to Borgata’s team of celebrated chefs and restaurateurs.  With a robust lineup of culinary talent under one roof, Borgata continues to solidify its position as a leading dining destination on the East Coast,” says Larry Mullin, President and Chief Operating Officer for Borgata.

Schulson and Zakarian join Borgata chefs Wolfgang Puck (Wolfgang Puck American Grille), Bobby Flay (Bobby Flay Steak), Michael Mina (SEABLUE – A Michael Mina Restaurant), restauranteurs Marc and Greg Sherry of Old Homestead Steakhouse, and restaurants Ombra and Specchio.
About The Water Club, A Signature Hotel by Borgata
On schedule for a 2008 opening, The Water Club – a signature hotel by Borgata - will introduce a unique brand of hospitality to Atlantic City, combining elements of Borgata, while delivering a distinct personality of its own. The $400 million hotel will feature 800 guestrooms and suites; a two-story 'spa in the sky;' 18,000-square-feet of meeting space; three Residences modeled after chic, urban lofts; five heated pools both indoor and outdoor; and six retail shops, just steps away from the world-class dining, entertainment, nightlife, and gaming at Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa.
About Borgata
Borgata is a joint venture of Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) and MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM). Located at Renaissance Pointe in Atlantic City, it features 2,000 guest rooms and suites, 161,000 square feet of gaming, 200 gaming tables, 4,100 slot machines, 14 destination restaurants, 11 retail boutiques, a 54,000 square foot spa, 70,000 square feet of event space, and parking for 7,100 cars.

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About WHIM
The upscale retail store features a range of innovative merchandise in a highly interactive environment and adds a new dimension to Borgata lifestyle. WHIM is a one-stop shopping experience and offers the latest in electronics, gadgets, fashion accessories, jewelry and spirits, as well as Borgata signature items.  Merchandise includes iPods, mini-DVD players, and the Borgata bedding collection, among other items.  Diverse brands such as Ed Hardy, Apple, Marc Jacobs, Fendi, Burberry, DKNY, Movado, Sony, Adrienne Landau Furs, Vosges Chocolate and Badgley Mishka are available for customers to purchase at this exclusive store.
For more information about Borgata, please contact Noel Stevenson, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa at 609.317.7380/
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