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MGM Grand

Hotel Contact:
3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
United States
Main: 800-929-1112
Email: Email Hotel
Contact:
Website: www.mgmgrand.com
Elite Rating
Planner Rating: 4.3
Chain MGM Resorts International
Opened 1993
Renovated 2013
Guest Rooms 5,000
Kings/Suites/Doubles 1,994 / 751 / 2,255
Room Rates High $149 - Low $119 -
High Season High Season Low Season Low Season Shoulder Season Shoulder Season
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Ideal Group Size 3000
Max Group Size 10000

Fees/Taxes

Resort Fee $35
Room Tax 11.8%
Sales Tax 8.25%

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Meeting Space

Largest Meeting Room 92,434ft²
Indoor Meeting Space 602,000ft²
Indoor/Outdoor Meeting Space 602,000ft²

Airport Proximity

McCarran Intl Airport
5 min 1 miles (2 km)

Business:

Business Center
state-of-the-art audiovisual and communications equipment
staff of dedicated meeting professionals
wired and wireless internet access.

Recreation:

Spa
fitness center
casino
race and sports book
comedy club
concerts and shows
lazy river
6.5-acre pool complex
and dozens of food and beverage experiences.

Nearby:

Las Vegas Convention Center and everything else along the Las Vegas Strip — plus 11 golf courses
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Lake Mead
and Hoover Dam.
Onsite Dining: Capacity
Fiamma
300
Italian Cuisine
Joel Robuchon
66
French Cuisine
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
56
French Cuisine
Michael Mina PUB 1842
225
American Cuisine
Pearl
130
Chinese Cuisine
Shibuya
200
Japanese Cuisine
Starbucks
0
Coffee Shop
Tom Colicchio's Craftsteak
270
Steak And Seafood

F&B Averages:

Breakfast Buffet $38-43 Cont. $23-28
Lunch Buffet $45-55 Plated $39-48
Dinner Buffet $86-175 Plated $69-105
Coffee Break $16-18
2-Hour Open Bar $31
Elite Overview Planner Ratings & Reviews
Elite Rating Average Planner Rating
This property has been certified Elite Platinum and meets at least 25 of Elite Meetings Criteria.
This endorsement is an independent unbiased determination granted only to the hotels meeting the standards set by the Elite Meetings Advisory Board. Elite endorsement is never sold or licensed.
4.3
2 reviews
Arrival Experience:
4.5
Accommodations:
4.5
Food & Beverage:
4.3
Guest Service Experience:
4.5
Conference Services Staff:
4.0
Meeting and Function Facilities:
4.0
Activity or Recreation Options:
5.0
Planner-to-Planner Recommendation:
5.0
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Capacity Charts
Room Name Total Square Meters Room Size(meters) Ceiling Height (meters) Total Square Feet Room Size (feet) Ceiling Height (feet) Classroom Theater Banquet 10 Reception Conference U-Shape H-Square 10 x 10s
Grand Ballroom N/A N/A 0 61,575 298 x 206 28 3,780 6,120 4,100 4,398 0 0 0 0
Marquee Ballroom N/A N/A 0 92,434 428 x 237 27 6,140 6,140 6,140 0 0 0 0 0
Premier Ballroom N/A N/A 0 49,225 239 x 206 28 3,192 4,340 3,280 3,516 0 0 0 0
Section 111-114 + Hall North N/A N/A 0 16,150 206.17 x 78.33 28 960 1,728 900 1,154 0 0 0 0
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Property News
HECHO EN VEGAS BRINGS SONORAN CUISINE STEEPED IN FAMILY TRADITION TO MGM GRAND
Posted December 19, 2013
New Mexican Restaurant to Offer Homemade Cuisine, Lively Atmosphere and Authentic Decor
LAS VEGAS (December 19, 2013) – Hecho en Vegas, the new Mexican restaurant at MGM Grand, will open on Saturday, December 28 with a grand opening to follow in January. The concept will present authentic Sonoran cuisine created by a legendary family that honors culinary tradition and excellence. Created from a partnership between MGM Grand and the Flores family, restaurateurs known for their iconic Arizona outposts El Charro Café and Sir Veza’s, the menu will feature dishes inspired by generations of the Flores family recipes. Located in the former Diego space, the 350-seat, cantina-style restaurant will offer guests a choice between patio seating with a prime view of MGM Grand’s bustling restaurant row or a seat within a vibrant, multi-colored dining room, both which boast a festive Mexican vibe. The restaurant will be open daily for dinner.

For additional information about Hecho en Vegas, please click here.

“To have a restaurant inspired by one of the most respected families in Mexican cuisine join MGM Grand’s culinary portfolio is an exciting moment for our resort,” said MGM Grand President and COO Scott Sibella. “The Flores’ knowledge of Sonoran fare and their passion for providing an authentic experience is unrivaled. Hecho en Vegas will be a family-inspired restaurant that offers exceptional cuisine, dedicated service and an unparalleled dining environment.”

El Charro Café has been a staple in Tucson for more than 80 years, having been created in 1922 by current co-owner Carlotta Flores’ great aunt Monica Flores. Born in France, Monica Flores relocated to Tucson and eventually to Mexico where she became enthralled with Mexican cuisine. Upon her return to Tucson, she decided to open a restaurant that reflected the flavorful Sonoran cuisine she had come to love. The restaurant quickly became a favorite of locals and tourists alike and still serves many original recipes. Dishes on Hecho en Vegas’ menu are inspired by those original recipes and prepared through traditional techniques.

El Charro Café and Sir Veza’s Co-Owner Ray Flores said, “My mother, Carlotta Flores, has been in the kitchen every day working with Hecho en Vegas’ talented team of chefs to ensure that each dish represents what she believes to be the best Sonoran cuisine. The menu will feature staples found at our award-winning El Charro Café as well as items created solely for the new MGM Grand location. We are thrilled to introduce our family’s culinary traditions to the Las Vegas market and be a part of the MGM Grand team.”

Menu Highlights:

Hand-made tamales, street tacos wrapped in hand-made tortillas, fresh torta bread, mesquite-grilled fajitas and rib-eye steaks;
Signature dishes include Enchiladas Banderas, a trio of beef, chicken and shrimp enchiladas served with verde, blanca and rojo mole sauces which represent the colors of the Mexican flag;
Ceviches in varieties including Sushi Grande Ceviche, Mariscos Coctel, and Ceviche Blanco;
The Sonoran Dog, a half-pound Angus beef hot dog fixed Sonoran style with charro beans, jalapeno street salsa, tomatoes, mustard and mayo;
Chicken, carne asada, pork carnitas and shredded beef Chimichangas, a dish that the Flores family is credited with inventing;
Available only in Las Vegas is the 702 Salsa, a spicy blend of fresh tomatoes and spices served with house-made tortilla chips.
The lively atmosphere is inspired by charros, Mexican cowboys known for dressing in elaborate, colorful clothing. The space features multi-colored walls, distressed leather barstools and tables embellished with intricate metal accents. Laser-cut pendant light fixtures hang throughout the space and televisions will alternate between playing black and white Mexican movies and live sporting events.

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About MGM Grand
MGM Grand is “The Entertainment Authority,” creating the ultimate Las Vegas experience. A variety of newly remodeled luxurious suites and standard accommodations serve every need while guests discover signature dining by celebrity chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Michael Mina’s PUB 1842, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill and AAA Five Diamond and Michelin three star restaurant, Joël Robuchon; world-class entertainment at the Grand Garden Arena; the astonishing KÀ by Cirque du Soleil; master illusionist David Copperfield; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; and Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub; a pampering spa and salon; and an elaborate 380,000-square-foot, non-smoking conference center. MGM Grand is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). reservations, visit mgmgrand.com or call toll free at (877) 880-0880 or find us on Facebook and Twitter or follow our blog.
MGM Grand Named World's Leading Casino Resort for 2013 by World Travel Awards
Posted December 10, 2013
LAS VEGAS (December 10, 2013) – During the recent 20th World Travel Awards, MGM Grand was announced as the World’s Leading Casino Resort for 2013. A four-time recipient of the honor, MGM Grand received the award through votes cast by travel agents worldwide.

“MGM Grand provides the complete Las Vegas resort experience, and I’m pleased that industry professionals have chosen us the best of the best in the world,” said Scott Sibella, president and COO of MGM Grand. “The reason we are able to receive wonderful accolades such as this is because of the high level of quality, consistent service our staff delivers to guests each and every day.”

The award also reflects the travel industry’s appreciation for MGM Grand’s offerings, including the astonishing KÀ by Cirque du Soleil, and signature restaurants by celebrity chefs such as Tom Colicchio, Wolfgang Puck and “Chef of the Century” Joël Robuchon. The resort recently remodeled all rooms and suites and launched the industry’s first-ever STAY WELL Collection. MGM Grand is home to many of today’s hottest DJs including Tiësto, the new Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub and WET REPUBLIC, The Strip’s hottest day life destination. The hotel also features a state-of-the-art, non-smoking Five Green Key conference center, the Grand Spa and an inviting six-acre pool complex.

Considered “the Oscars of the Travel Industry", World Travel Awards (WTA) launched in 1993 to acknowledge and recognize excellence in the global travel and tourism industry. Votes are cast by the industry’s elite, including CEOs of leading travel companies, tourism executives, and travel experts from around the world.

For a complete list of winners, visit www.worldtravelawards.com/winners.
Fall into the Season with New Menu Items at Joël Robuchon Restaurant and L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
Posted November 18, 2013
Seasonal Dishes Created by Chef of the Century Now Available
LAS VEGAS – Following a recent visit to his award-winning Las Vegas restaurants, Chef of the Century Joël Robuchon has introduced new fall menu items at Joël Robuchon Restaurant and L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. Staying true to his reputation for emphasizing the natural flavor and beauty of each ingredient within a dish, every new menu item, from appetizers to desserts, is a feast for the stomach and the eyes. Chef Robuchon masterfully combines the freshest seasonal ingredients creating unparalleled flavor profiles artfully designed to capture the essence of the season.

For additional information and high-resolution images of Joël Robuchon Restaurant and L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon’s fall menus, please click here.

Please click here to download video of Joël Robuchon Restaurant Executive Chef Claude Le-Tohic preparing a fall dish.

New fall menu selections are now available and include:

Joël Robuchon Restaurant Menu Selections:
-Le Caviar Imperial is an aesthetic arrangement of Imperial Caviar placed atop king crab resting within a bed of crustacean gelée dotted with cauliflower crème and green chlorophyll.

-In Le Porcelet, roasted suckling pig is presented alongside green cabbage, selected at the height of the season. Cannelloni filled with onion confit, chorizo, bacon and porcini is set in the oven to gratinaté, a French term used to describe how the sauce cooks until a crisp surface forms, and is then topped with bone marrow. All components are served over mild white beans and decadent shaved white truffles.

-L’Œuf de Poule features a soft-boiled egg rolled within crispy, fried brick dough and placed within a light Comté cheese emulsion. This delicate dish is perfectly completed with a topping of the highest-quality Iberico de Bellota ham.

-In the eye-catching Le Bar, fresh spinach leaves prepared in a crustacean and black Malabar pepper sauce serve as the foundation for a luscious grilled sea bass.

-Le Black Cod is a semi-smoked black cod gently set within a late-season eggplant puree made with matsutake mushrooms and yuzu juice. Fresh artichoke, red bell pepper and a gorgeous spiraled eggplant garnish top the exquisite dish.

-Le Champignon features tender veal raviolis cooked in Chef Robuchon’s secret broth paired with Paris mushrooms and coveted white truffle shavings.


Joël Robuchon Restaurant Dessert Menu Selections:
-A visually stunning dessert, La Carioca incorporates vibrant auburn and red hues reminiscent of fall’s changing leaves. Bright orange guava mousse is topped with fresh papaya coulis and black fruits sorbet and served within a smoking vessel.

-Beautiful violet colors pop in La Sphère, a bubble sugar sphere filled with tart blueberries, yogurt sorbet and candied lemon covered in a vivacious violet cream.

-Le Chuao is a rich Chuao chocolate sphere filled with orange caramel complemented by creamy dulcey blonde chocolate and adorned in gold.


L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon Menu Selections
-Tender veal medallions lay in a fresh ragout of mixed seasonal vegetables including white onions and carrots in Le Veau.

-Succulent king crab meat in Le Crab Royal is curried and served over couscous, broccolini and a medley of fresh seasonal herbs.

-L’Anguile Fume unites mouthwatering smoked eel with traditional foie gras portions served among fingerling potato salad with dashes of spicy horseradish.

-Calamari is sautéed in Les Calamars and topped with a fresh Mediterranean vegetable medley complemented by a touch of crustaceous vinaigrette.
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon Desserts
The simple and sweet Le Café combines coffee Chantilly, chocolate sablé cookies, a classic French cookie made with chocolate shortbread and coffee ice cream.

-Le Dulce is a sphere of cherry sherbet sitting atop house-made chocolate fondant and velvety dulce cream.


To make reservations at Joël Robuchon Restaurant or L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, call MGM Grand Restaurant Reservations at (702) 891-7925 or visit online at www.mgmgrand.com.
HYATT AND MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCE NEW LOYALTY PROGRAM RELATIONSHIP
Posted June 6, 2013
New strategic relationship between Hyatt Gold Passport and MGM Resorts’ M life expected to be largest loyalty program collaboration in Las Vegas
HYATT AND MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCE
NEW LOYALTY PROGRAM RELATIONSHIP

New strategic relationship between Hyatt Gold Passport and MGM Resorts’ M life
expected to be largest loyalty program collaboration in Las Vegas

CHICAGO/LAS VEGAS (June 5, 2013) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) today announce an unprecedented relationship between their affiliates that will offer substantial benefits to members of their loyalty programs, Hyatt Gold Passport and MGM Resorts’ M life. Starting June 20, Hyatt Gold Passport members will be able to earn and redeem Hyatt Gold Passport points at 12 iconic participating MGM Resorts destinations in Las Vegas, and M life members will be able to earn M life Tier Credits when staying at Hyatt hotels and resorts around the world.

The relationship between Hyatt, with more than 450 hotels and resorts worldwide, and MGM Resorts International, with approximately 40,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas across 12 participating properties, is expected to be the largest loyalty program collaboration in Las Vegas.

“Our new relationship with MGM Resorts International underscores Hyatt’s focus on listening to guests and developing innovative strategies that set us apart and add value to loyalty program membership,” said Jeff Zidell, senior vice president, Hyatt Gold Passport. “We know The Las Vegas Strip is an important destination for our members, and now they will have the chance to earn points and redeem award nights at 12 outstanding resorts from Bellagio to MGM Grand to Mandalay Bay.”

Beginning June 20, participating MGM Resorts destinations can be booked through Hyatt.com and Hyatt Worldwide Reservation Centers in addition to mlife.com and individual MGM Resorts property websites. Guests with membership in Hyatt Gold Passport and M life will be able to earn both Hyatt Gold Passport points and M life Tier Credits on eligible rates and spend for stays beginning on or after June 20 at participating MGM Resorts destinations.

Bill Hornbuckle, president and chief marketing officer, MGM Resorts International, said, “The new alliance with Hyatt provides M life members with access and added benefits to destinations around the world while exposing our world-class Las Vegas resorts and M life loyalty program to even more savvy travelers. Whether choosing Las Vegas or another part of the world, members’ experiences will be enhanced through this relationship.”

The participating MGM Resorts destinations in Las Vegas are: Bellagio, ARIA, Vdara, MGM Grand,The Signature at MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, THEhotel at Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, New York-New York, Luxor and Excalibur.

Beginning June 20, the relationship will provide Hyatt Gold Passport members and MGM Resorts’ M life members with the benefits outlined below.

Hyatt Gold Passport Benefits
· Hyatt Gold Passport members will receive Hyatt Gold Passport points on every eligible dollar spent at the 12 participating MGM Resorts destinations in Las Vegas. Members will also have the opportunity to earn M life Tier Credits simultaneously at these locations on eligible spend.
· All eligible stays at any of the participating MGM Resorts destinations in Las Vegas will count toward Hyatt Gold Passport tier status.
· Hyatt Gold Passport members will be able to redeem their Hyatt Gold Passport points for award nights at participating MGM Resorts destinations in Las Vegas.
· Coming in August, Hyatt Gold Passport members will be eligible to opt-in to a reciprocal tier status in MGM Resorts’ M life, providing benefits at participating MGM Resorts destinations. Depending on the matched Tier Level, members may receive special room offers and upgrades, pre-sale access to premier concert, show and fight tickets, invitations to members-only events, access to M life Moments – exclusive experiences, and much more.

M life Benefits
· M life members will receive M life Tier Credits for eligible spend when traveling beyondMGM Resorts destinations, in Las Vegas, Detroit and Mississippi, when they stay at Hyatt hotels and resorts worldwide.
· M life members will have the opportunity to experience destinations and cultures across the globe with the authentic hospitality that Hyatt offers while earning M life Tier Credits.
· Coming in August, M life members will be eligible to opt-in to a reciprocal tier status in Hyatt Gold Passport, providing benefits at Hyatt hotels and resorts worldwide. Depending on the matched Tier Level, members may receive complimentary in-room Internet access, guaranteed room availability, late check-out and more during their Hyatt stay.

For more information and frequently asked questions, visit hyatt.com/mlife or mlife.com’s Preferred Partner’s Page. To sign up for Hyatt Gold Passport, visit www.goldpassport.com. To sign up for M life, visit mlife.com.
*Source: Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company also owns 51% of MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and is in the process of developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50% of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA resort and casino. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at www.mgmresorts.com.

About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than welcome. Thousands of members of the Hyatt family strive to make a difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by providing authentic hospitality. The Company's subsidiaries manage, franchise, own and develop hotels and resorts under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place® and Hyatt House® brand names and have locations on six continents. Hyatt Residential Group, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops, operates, markets or licenses Hyatt ResidencesTM and Hyatt Residence ClubTM. As of March 31, 2013, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 508 properties in 46 countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
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Four MGM Resorts International Properties Awarded Highest Green Key Meetings Rating
Posted November 14, 2012
Elite recognition in sustainable hotel operations
LAS VEGAS - Nov. 14, 2012 - Green Key Global, the largest international certification body evaluating sustainable hotel operations, has awarded the prestigious “5 Green Keys" rating to four MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) properties for its Green Key Meetings Program, including Bellagio Resort & Casino, ARIA Resort & Casino, Mandalay Bay Resort and MGM Grand Las Vegas. The four MGM resorts are the first in the United States to receive "5 Green Keys" for meetings, and among an elite group of only six total in North America.

MGM Resorts remains one of the most productive meeting and convention destinations in the world, offering award-wining experiences throughout its three million square feet of meeting and convention space. In addition, each of the 11 MGM Resorts properties in Las Vegas as well as Reno and in Tunica and Biloxi, Mississippi and in Detroit, Michigan has taken substantial steps in their commitment to sustainability.

“Green Advantage is MGM Resorts International’s platform to ensure that environmentally-conscious decisions are at the forefront of our business operations and facilities. We are pleased to have earned the five-key distinction from Green Key Global, validating the significant efforts of our team to build a world class green meeting program,” said Cindy Ortega, Senior Vice President & Chief Sustainability Officer.

The designation of 5 Keys is awarded to hotels that exemplify the highest standards of environmental and social responsibility in relation to their meetings and convention facilities and practices.

“Now, more than ever, the Meeting Planner community is seeking innovative, sustainable solutions when hosting their events,” said Michael Dominguez, Senior Vice President of Sales for MGM Resorts International. “As this is an integral part of the meeting planner organization's objectives, we are extremely proud to be a solution provider meeting environmental expectations while still providing world-class, award-winning service,” Dominguez added.

Green Key Meetings is a comprehensive assessment tool for eco-friendly resorts and hotels that hold meetings of any size. It is designed to provide Travel, Meeting and Conference Planners with a sense of a hotel’s level of commitment to environment issues. Overall, the Green Key Eco-Rating Program has more than 2,850 member hotels and is the foremost “green” ranking and audit program in North America.

“As the first U.S. chain to introduce the Green Key Meetings Program to its portfolio, MGM Resorts has demonstrated that practicing environmental stewardship need not affect the quality of an event but can, in fact, enhance its success,” said Tony Pollard, Managing Director of Green Key Global. “That these four Las Vegas properties have all achieved the highest rating is a testament to their dedication to sustainability within all aspects of their operations.”

Green Key Meetings ranks venues on a level of 1 to 5 keys, with 5 being the highest ranking. Keys are awarded based on how properties perform in six conference and meeting areas: Core Areas (carbon, energy, water, waste, air quality), Communication (information, training), Activities (purchasing, auditing, community), People (health), Exhibitions, and Audio/Visual. The Green Key Meetings properties and rankings are listed at http://www.greenkeyglobal.com/greenkeymeetings.asp.

MGM Resorts’ approach to sustainability focuses on five core areas - natural resources conservation, sustainable construction and renovation, waste management, sustainable supply chain and education and communication. This strategic framework of raising environmental awareness and promoting sustainability forms the company's sustainability platform, called Green Advantage. Green Advantage is fundamentally changing the way MGM Resorts, its properties and its 62,000 employees do business.

The Meeting and Convention spaces across MGM Resorts are extending the level of environmental commitment through substantial initiatives for implementing sustainable features. By example, meeting spaces are retrofitted with light sensors and energy efficient lighting and custom programs to deactivate heating, ventilation and air conditioning while spaces are not in use. Comprehensive recycling programs also divert 37.9 percent of all materials from landfills each year. Resorts also offer specialty menus featuring wide selections of organic, sustainable and Fair Trade products as well as additional options for meetings to reduce water consumption.
In 2011, MGM Resorts International was awarded 12 Green Key Hotel rankings for designation of green business operations. At the core of CityCenter, ARIA Resort & Casino was awarded LEED Gold certification for sustainable design and construction from the U.S. Green Building council.
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About Green Key Global
Green Key Global is a leading environmental certification body offering a suite of programs and resources designed specifically for the lodging industry. The Green Key Meetings Program ranks and certifies hotels and resorts based on their commitment to sustainable “green” meeting and conference operations. Developed by Green Key Global and MPI Foundation Canada, the Meetings program delivers relevant green meeting practices by providing specific green requirements that meeting planners expect from hotels. This partnership is a long term commitment to supporting the principles of people, planet and profit. In the United States, delivery of Green Key programs is a joint venture between the Hotel Association of Canada and LRA Worldwide, Inc. For more information, visit www.GreenKeyGlobal.com.

About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a peerless portfolio of destination resort brands, including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at www.mgmresorts.com.
MGM Grand Marks Major Milestone in “Grand Renovation” with Completion of $160 Million Room and Suite Remode
Posted September 27, 2012
LAS VEGAS (September 27, 2012) – MGM Grand, Las Vegas’ ultimate entertainment destination, announced today the completion of its $160 million room and suite remodel in the hotel’s main tower, marking a major milestone in the resort’s “Grand Renovation.”

The remodel, which began in October 2011, includes 3,570 Grand King and Queen guest rooms and 642 suites of varying types including the stunning Skyline Terrace and Skyline Marquee Suites.

“Our newly redesigned accommodations set the stage for an incredible experience at MGM Grand and the positive response we’ve been receiving from our guests is extraordinary,” said Scott Sibella, president and COO of MGM Grand. “MGM Grand is home to The Strip’s finest entertainment and dining options; these stunning new rooms and suites complete the Las Vegas resort experience.”

Created by the talented team at MGM Resorts International Design, the remodeled Grand King and Grand Queen guest rooms showcase a stylish combination of interior finishes and accents, creating a modern sensibility with an inviting ambiance. For guests seeking additional space for entertaining and relaxing, a variety of newly redesigned one and two-bedroom suites are available, several of which feature expansive outdoor terraces with sweeping views of the famed Las Vegas Strip.

In keeping with MGM Grand’s commitment to sustainability, the newly remodeled rooms and suites incorporate environmentally responsible elements including LED lighting; improved thermostats and solar shades to better manage temperature and guest comfort; upgraded faucets and showers; and bath amenities that are 100 percent biodegradable.

MGM Grand also recently announced the STAY WELL collection featuring 42 rooms and suites designed for guests looking to take their wellness lifestyle “on the road” when traveling. Each room will include more than a dozen features designed to enhance and improve the hotel experience from wake-up light therapy that reverses jetlag to shower water infused with Vitamin C to promote healthy hair and skin. The rooms are available for reservation now and will be ready for guests in late October.

MGM Grand’s evolution continues into 2013 with the highly anticipated opening of Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub, an upscale dining experience combined with multiple nightlife components from Angel Management Group, one of Las Vegas’ preeminent nightclub operators. Located where the iconic Studio 54 stood for 14 years, the venue will deliver an innovative concept evolving beyond Hakkasan’s original restaurant model, incorporating the best of dining and nightlife to create an unimaginable experience that will revolutionize the Las Vegas market. Hakkasan is scheduled to open spring 2013.

For the latest news and announcements from MGM Grand, please visit TheGrandRenovation.com or follow onFacebook and Twitter.

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About MGM Grand
MGM Grand, a AAA Four Diamond resort, provides the ultimate Vegas experience. A variety of newly remodeled luxurious suites and standard accommodations serve every need while guests discover signature dining by celebrity chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill and AAA Five Diamond and Michelin three star restaurant, Joël Robuchon; world-class entertainment at the Grand Garden Arena; the astonishing KÀ by Cirque du Soleil; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; Hakkasan, a new upscale dining/nightlife concept (spring 2013); a pampering spa and salon; and an elaborate 380,000-square-foot, non-smoking conference center. MGM Grand is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).
MGM Grand to Introduce 'Stay Well' Rooms
Posted September 21, 2012
LAS VEGAS— MGM Grand Hotel & Casino will offer Stay Well rooms beginning next month. The Delos, LLC-designed rooms will integrate medical science and technology to create hotel rooms that optimize and support the physical and emotional health and well-being of guests.

With more than 12 health and wellness features in each room, the 42 new Stay Well rooms, located in the hotel’s main tower, will help guests reverse jetlag; reset the body’s internal 24-hour clock and regulate melatonin levels to promote better sleep; incorporate an advanced water filtration system that infuses Vitamin C into shower water; and offer healthy food and beverage options, according to the company.

“We know our guests come to Las Vegas to escape and unwind, but we also know that an increasing number of them are looking to take their wellness lifestyle ‘on the road’ as an extension of their daily, healthful lives at home,” said Scott Sibella, president/COO of MGM Grand. “The Stay Well rooms at MGM Grand provide an unprecedented opportunity for a complete wellness hotel experience.”

Stay Well rooms at MGM Grand will include a $30 per night upgrade above the prevailing room and suite rates.
MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada Launches $160 Million Guestroom Renovation to Include all 3,570 Rooms and 642 Suites in the Main Tower
Posted October 13, 2011
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 11, 2011-- Recognized worldwide as the ultimate Las Vegas entertainment destination, MGM Grand today revealed designs for its new rooms and suites.

Underway this week, the $160 million remodel includes all 3,570 guest rooms and 642 suites in the hotel's main tower and is expected to conclude by September 2012. The initial set of redesigned rooms will be complete by the end of November 2011.

"Our new rooms complement MGM Grand's incredible collection of accommodations," said Scott Sibella, president and COO for MGM Grand. "This is one of many exciting announcements on the horizon, all of which will solidify MGM Grand's position not only as an entertainment destination, but as a premier hospitality experience."

Featuring warm, yet vibrant designs and color palettes with contemporary furnishings, the new room and suite designs create comfortable and functional spaces within a sophisticated setting.

Created by the talented team at MGM Resorts International Design, the remodeled Grand King and Grand Queen guest rooms showcase a stylish combination of interior finishes and accents, creating a modern sensibility with an inviting ambiance.

For guests seeking additional space for entertaining and relaxing, a variety of one and two-bedroom suites also will be redesigned, several of which feature expansive outdoor terraces with sweeping views of the famed Las Vegas Strip.

In keeping with MGM Grand's commitment to sustainability, the newly remodeled rooms and suites incorporate environmentally responsible elements including LED lighting; improved thermostats and solar shades to better manage temperature and guest comfort; upgraded faucets and showers; and bath amenities that are 100 percent biodegradable.

Guests are invited to visit www.TheGrandRenovation.com for additional information and updates about MGM Grand's new rooms and suites.

About MGM Grand
MGM Grand, a AAA Four Diamond resort with 5,044 elegant rooms and suites, offers the ultimate Vegas experience. MGM Grand features the astonishing KA by Cirque du Soleil®, the beautiful women of MGM Grand's Crazy Horse Paris, and world-class entertainment at the Grand Garden Arena and Hollywood Theater. The resort offers signature restaurants by celebrity chefs and restaurateurs including Joel Robuchon, a Michelin three star, Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond award-winning fine dining establishment. This vibrant property also features a state-of-the-art, non-smoking conference center, the Grand Spa, Cristophe Salon, an inviting pool complex featuring the tantalizing daylife of WET REPUBLIC, dynamic nightclubs, the Lion Habitat and CSI: The Experience. Upscale accommodations include The Mansion, an exclusive hotel within the hotel; the luxurious two-story SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand; and The Signature at MGM Grand, a luxury all-suite, non-gaming hotel located adjacent to the main resort. MGM Grand is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International™ (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit www.mgmgrand.com or call toll free at +877-880-0880 or follow on Facebook and Twitter.
MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL EXPANDS MOBILE APP SERVICES TO GOOGLE'S ANDROID & RIM'S BLACKBERRY OPERATING SYSTEMS
Posted February 3, 2011
Twelve Free Las Vegas Resort & Entertainment Apps Now Available on Additional Smartphones

LAS VEGAS - February 1, 2011 - MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM; www.mgmresorts.com) recently launched 12 free applications on Google's Android and is set to launch them on Research In Motion's BlackBerry OS in March. Previously only available on iTunes, the expansion into additional operating systems allows MGM Resorts International to deliver new ways to explore its Las Vegas hotels and attractions for a broader customer base.

"We've created a dynamic new way to engage our guests with a convenient information and reservation system and the response on iTunes so far has been incredible with more than 200,000 downloads," said Scott Voeller, Vice President of Brand Strategy and Advertising for MGM Resorts. "The overwhelming popularity of Smartphones initially motivated us to create the apps for iPhones, but the opportunity to reach more guests with exclusive offers and content and also receive their direct feedback encouraged us to expand to Android and BlackBerry users."
Feature-rich resort applications for ARIA, Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, New York-New York, Luxor, Excalibur, and Circus Circus in Las Vegas and Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Mississippi deliver some of the world's most immersive interactive resort experiences currently available.
In addition to the resort apps, MGM Resorts and MacroView Labs developed "Entertainment of Las Vegas," an app expressly designed to deliver video previews, show times, event calendars, directions and the ability to purchase tickets to all of MGM Resorts' Las Vegas entertainment and attractions.
RESORT APPS: ARIA, Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, New York-New York, Luxor, Excalibur, Circus Circus and Beau Rivage
Developed by MacroView Labs
* Click here for more in-depth app info.

Key Features: Using your resort app, you can access photos, videos and information to help you decide what to do during your Las Vegas adventure, and book it all with one-touch functionality.

* Preview videos of shows, grab last-minute tickets, even check seating charts
* Bookmark your favorite activities to create itineraries for your trip
* Use GPS maps and indoor casino maps to quickly get you where you want to go
* Order room service, browse restaurant menus and make reservations from anywhere
* Review rules for casino games or join the M life Players Club
* Email any page or offer to a friend
* Enjoy targeted content and deals based on your location
* Check local weather
* Preview and reserve rooms at the hotels
* For special events, work with your host property to load passcode-protected content viewable only to your attendees, including program schedules, party photos and more
* Preview event space
* Check out the clubs, bars and nightlife
* Rate any of the featured services at the resort
* See information in French, German, Italian, Japanese or Spanish
* View the resort's live Twitter feed for deals, special events and more
ENTERTAINMENT OF LAS VEGAS
Developed by MacroView Labs and MGM Resorts International
* Click here for more in-depth app info.
Key Features: Explore shows, nightclubs and attractions at Bellagio, ARIA Resort & Casino, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Monte Carlo, New York-New York, Excalibur, Circus Circus, Luxor and The Mirage.
* Enjoy location-specific content that changes depending on where you are
* Find top stand-up comedy acts, Cirque du Soleil shows, the Lion Habitat, the Shark Reef Aquarium, and all the best activities and shows right here
* Access overhead custom GPS maps of The Strip and get exact directions to where you want to go
* Use the embedded smart-search bar to find content by keyword
* Bookmark any page to create your own entertainment favorites
* Let your voice be heard - comment about your trip or rate any of the featured services
* Check out the live entertainment Twitter feed right from the app or send any page in the app to a friend
Refinement, excitement in Monte Carlo rebuilding
Posted January 4, 2011
Damon Hodge
Tues 04 Jan 2011

Out of adversity, triumph. In some ways, the fire that tore through the upper floors of the Monte Carlo on January 25th, 2008, hastened the reimagining of a resort that was ostensibly built in 1996 to compete with the Bellagio but has never quite captured visitors imaginations like its opulent sister property.

On September 21st 2007, months before the fire, property officials initiated a rebranding effort with the opening of Diablo's Cantina. The two story strip-front mexican restaurant -- which soon became a hot spot for its spicy, old world cuisine and its people-watching opportunities -- represented a paradigm shift.

Modeled after the Palace du Casino in Monte Carlo, the resort had long been focused on attracting price conscious travelers keen on European-style elegance. The new emphasis centered on the concept of "unpretentious luxury,"
an effort to strike a balance between refinement and excitement.

Then came the fire.
MGM Resorts Int'l unveils New Year's packages
Posted December 22, 2010
By: Damon Hodge
December 21, 2010

Deluxe hotel accommodations start at $229 per night, plus tax, Dec. 30 through Jan. 1. For reservations, call (800) 929-1111 or log on to www.mgmgrand.com. The Signature at MGM Grand New Year's Eve Package includes deluxe accommodations with a balcony guaranteed, complimentary champagne upon arrival and a $75 credit for in-suite dining. The package requires a two-night minimum stay with guests arriving either Dec. 30 or Dec. 31. For reservations, log on to www.signaturemgmgrand.com and use rate code SIGNYE11.

New Year's Eve performances for "Ka" are scheduled at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are priced at $160, $140, $109 and $79 plus tax and handling fees. For reservations, call (702) 891-7777. New Year's Eve performances of "Crazy Horse Paris" at MGM Grand are scheduled at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are priced at $60.50 and $50.50, all inclusive. For reservations, call (702) 891-7777.

On the club side, Studio 54's New Year's Eve celebration will be the debut of resident DJ Loczi's Friday-night "Electric Dream." The night also will feature an open premium bar from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. The club will offer a prepaid ticket line to usher partygoers directly into the club. Tickets are $150 in advance and $175 at the door. Doors open at 9 p.m. For reservations, call (702) 891-7254.
MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL NAMES GARY MURAKAMI DIRECTOR OF REGIONAL SALES
Posted December 9, 2010
Murakami Strengthens Company's Position as Market Leader with Focus on Western Territory

LAS VEGAS - MGM Resorts International expands its role as a market leader in the Group Sales industry with the addition of Gary Murakami as Director of Regional Sales. Based in San Francisco, Murakami will focus his efforts on the entire western region of the United States from Colorado and New Mexico to Alaska and Hawaii.

"Gary's background and skill set reflect the caliber of talent we have developed throughout our Regional Sales Network," said MGM Resorts Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing Richard Harper. "We are confident Gary's efforts will continue to support our leadership position in the meetings and conventions industry."

A 15-year, seasoned hospitality sales executive, Murakami is responsible for securing group bookings and raising awareness for MGM Resorts, as well as developing and maintaining key customer relationships. He most recently served as Director of Sales for The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco managing a sales team targeting the group, leisure, and business travel markets. In addition to his more than nine years with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Murakami's sales background also includes key positions with Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts in the group, leisure and business travel segments.

An active member in the global meetings, events and travel industry community, Murakami has held a variety of leadership director roles with Bay Area Business Travel Association, a regional chapter of the National Business Travel Association (NBTA) for the past 10 years. He also served in Board of Director roles with the Northern California Chapter of Professional Convention Management Association for the past several years.

Murakami holds several industry-recognized certifications and designations. He most recently earned the Global Leadership Professional (GLP) designation and certification, a master's level executive education program developed by the NBTA Foundation in conjunction with The Wharton School. In addition, Murakami holds a designation as a Certified Corporate Travel Executive (CCTE), designed specifically for business travel management professionals through NBTA and Cornell University, and a Corporate Travel Counselor (CTC) certification from The Travel Institute.

Murakami earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles
For Vegas, Five Diamond bragging rights
Posted December 7, 2010
By: Damon Hodge
December 06, 2010

The folks who making a living selling Las Vegas can start spreading the news: Las Vegas is now home to 15 AAA Five Diamond resorts and restaurants, more than any other city in the country.

"From what I understand, Las Vegas not only has more AAA Five Diamond establishments than any other city in the country, but also in the world," said AAA Nevada spokesman Michael Geeser.

"This means a couple things for the city. For starters, it elevates the city's reputation for quality and service, things that travelers really desire. More importantly, it affirms that the city is able to deliver on its promises."

Vegas' Five Diamond hotels include CityCenter's Aria and Mandarin Oriental along with repeat winners Bellagio, Encore, Four Seasons, Skylofts at MGM Grand, Palazzo, Wynn Las Vegas, Venetian and the now-shuttered Ritz-Carlton at Lake Las Vegas (Dolce Hotels & Resorts plans to reopen and rebrand the Ritz-Carlton this spring).

This award marks the Four Seasons' 12th consecutive year as a AAA Five Diamond hotel and Bellagio's 10th year receiving the honor.

All the Five Diamond award-winning restaurants in Las Vegas are repeat recipients, including Alex at Wynn Las Vegas, Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace , Joel Robuchon at MGM Grand and Picasso and Le Cirque at Bellagio.

Nationally, seven restaurants were removed from AAA's Five Diamond list; none were added. The recently released AAA Five Diamond list covered Northern California, Utah and Nevada. National lists will be unveiled in January.

"AAA has been around more than 100 years, and our membership continues to grow; in Nevada, there are more than 365,000 AAA members, Northern California has more than 4 million and Utah has more than 300,000," Geeser said.

"They count on us. If we tell members that this place reached a certain level, it better be true. ... The recognition tells travelers that you're not going to be let down, that these places will not underdeliver."