The new $1.1 billion Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa opened to great fanfare in July in Atlantic City. It's a shimmering, 43-story golden monolith with 2,002 guest rooms, 70,000 square feet of meeting space, 11 gourmet restaurants, and a 50,000-square-foot spa. The Borgata is a Las Vegas-inspired destination resort — and a first for Atlantic City.

The largest hotel and tallest building in New Jersey, the facility features Dale Chihuly — designed sparkling blown-glass fixtures in vivid colors throughout, as well as impressive artwork. Event space includes 20 meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 3,700 guests and a ballroom with 30,000 square feet of column-free space. Ten boardrooms have ocean views.

The Ombra Vintage Room, a wine cellar, can accommodate 10 to 120 guests surrounded by more than 14,000 bottles of wine.