Penthouse Suite Upgrade at Borgata
It’s always fun to get upgraded at any hotel. It’s even more fun to get upgraded at one of the top hotels in the country. It’s even more fun to get a penthouse suite upgrade in that hotel! Take a look at the upgrade I was able to score at the five star Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City. It’s called the “Piatto Suite” and its amazing.
Wait, there’s a better room than this?
Believe it or not, there’s a better room than this one at the Borgata in Atlantic City. The ‘real’ top room (well rooms, because there are 2 of them) at Borgata are called the Residences. You simply can not get upgraded to them if you are a regular person. It’s said that you need a million dollar credit line at the casino to get invited to stay there. People like Jennifer Lopez have had a suite upgrade to the Residence at Borgata. Don’t hold your breath.
How did we get the suite upgrade?
At most hotels, you are much more likely to get a suite upgrade if you visit on an ‘off-peak’ evening. In Atlantic City, the slowest day of the week is usually Wednesday. Be sure to check if there is a big convention or corporate event in town before trying to get upgraded.
Borgata has lesser suites than this one, called the Fiore Suites, and they are much more likely to upgrade you to one of those. Set you bar to something you can achieve.
Gamble at the property. This might sound obvious, but casino hotels pamper their guests to keep them coming back. At Borgata, you are MUCH more likely to get upgraded if you play enough to earn a Borgata Black or Titanium card. Borgata has an upgrade committee that runs numbers on your gambling to see if you deserve the big upgrade to a Piatto Suite. Smaller, less lavish Fiore suite upgrades are much easier to snag.
Be nice to the front desk personnel. Don’t march up to the front desk clerk, wait to be called! Smile, make eye contact and be confident. Dress the part too. You won’t get a boost to a suite if you look like a dirty slob. If the clerk is nice, you might want to give a tip. Most of the time, all you have to do is ask! It doesn’t hurt if you are celebrating an anniversary or birthday! Simply letting the front desk know you are celebrating might get you a suite upgrade! Maybe not a Piatto Suite upgrade, but maybe to the Fiore.
Check out The Borgata and take a look at the hotel. It’s by far the nicest casino in Atlantic City.