MGM Grand Walkthrough
Step through the doors of MGM Grand and begin a pure, amplified and unforgettable Las Vegas experience. Visit MGM Grand and be a part of “Maximum Vegas.” Guests feel as special as any celebrity and are part of the action, pampered by a courteous staff, immersed in luxury and invited to play day and night at this AAA Four Diamond resort.
Millions of visitors stroll by the impressive front entrance of MGM Grand each year. Featuring a 45-foot, 100,000-pound bronze lion statue, this corner of the famous Las Vegas Strip is hard to miss. The lion, perched atop a 25-foot pedestal, is framed by light-emitted diode (LED) screens, water fountains, Atlas-themed statues and lush landscaping.
Once inside the lobby, guests are instantly enveloped by the thrill and excitement of one of the city’s most dynamic resorts. Large viewing screens mounted behind the desk, tantalize guests with an endless array of entertainment possibilities, all available within the resort.
Specialty Restaurants at MGM Grand
With more AAA Diamond award-winning restaurants under one roof than any other hotel in the world, MGM Grand offers culinary choices to satisfy any palate.
Joël Robuchon – Culinary history was made when legendary chef Joël Robuchon opened his first fine dining restaurant in the United States with this namesake restaurant. Joël Robuchon provides an exclusive opportunity to experience this chef’s formidable cooking talents in their fullest expression. The restaurant features traditional French cuisine in a setting reminiscent of Paris in the 1930s. Guests can enjoy a lavish reception area, elegant main dining room, garden-designed dining room and intimate bar. The restaurant features two distinct tasting menus in addition to an à la carte menu. It has been said that Chef Robuchon’s cooking is so striking in its vibrancy and precision as to render a meal memorable down to its last detail. It is that experience that has earned Joël Robuchon the Michelin three star, Mobil Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond awards. Now diners have the chance to create a new set of lasting memories for themselves.
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon – A Michelin one star restaurant, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon presents the celebrated cuisine of the culinary master Joël Robuchon in an accessible, informal style. L’Atelier, meaning the culinary workshop, resembles the Parisian original. Dissolving the boundaries between kitchen and dining room, the restaurant allows guests to observe the creation of their meal while providing a friendly atmosphere where interaction with staff and diners is encouraged. A tasting menu and an à la carte menu featuring both tapas and entrees are offered. At L’Atelier, perfection and pleasure, indulgence and minimalism, refinement and relaxation, seamlessly co-mingle bringing the highest quality to casual dining.
Craftsteak – James Beard Award-winning chef Tom Colicchio elevates the definition of a steakhouse with Craftsteak. Craftsteak is dedicated not only to the craft of cooking, but also to celebrating the natural flavors of great ingredients. Featuring items from small family farms, artisan producers and day-boat fishermen, the menu captures the true flavor and essence of each product. The à la carte menu includes a selection of signature vegetables, potatoes, mushrooms, grains and beans in addition to steakhouse favorite side dishes.
Shibuya – Shibuya redefines the Japanese dining experience by combining traditional ingredients with modern techniques and offering an unrivaled sake cellar. Designed by superstar team Yabu Pushelberg, Shibuya takes its name and inspiration from a neighborhood of Tokyo known for its bustling urbanism and modern lifestyle. Shibuya’s full-spectrum Japanese menu is delivered via three distinct dining experiences including Sushi, Teppan and à la carte specialties – each in separate, yet adjoining, dining areas.
Fiamma Trattoria & Bar – Those who have indulged their cravings for unique Italian cuisine at New York’s three-star Fiamma Osteria can dine on the same fine fare amid the glamour and excitement of Las Vegas at this stylish outpost of Stephen Hanson’s highly successful Manhattan restaurant. From Sicily to Milan, Fiamma Trattoria & Bar specializes in traditional recipes from across Italy. From Braised Veal Osso Bucco to Ricotta Cheese Tortelli, the menu features the best of regional Italian dishes.
Diego – Diego combines the bold vibrancy of traditional Mexican cuisine with sophisticated sensibility for a thoroughly modern dining experience. The interior, designed by James Beard Award-winner Vicente Wolf, embraces the vivid colors of Mexico’s cultural landscape – colors that enliven the murals and paintings of the country’s extraordinary modern artists. Diego’s fusion of traditional Mexican aesthetic and sleek design finesse extends to its menu as well. Creations take cues from the street stalls of urban Mexico, the vendors of market towns and the regional flair of home-fire cooking. From a mobile salsa cart, to frozen Margarita Popsicles and Tequila Sorbet Shooters, Diego offers an unexpected twist.
SEABLUE – Chef Michael Mina has created a fun and innovative menu built around “jet fresh” seafood dishes and fresh seasonal produce. Designed by Adam D. Tihany, the focal point of the restaurant is a unique, centrally located three-sided bar that features two open preparation areas where guests can watch their menu selections being prepared.
NOBHILL – The best of San Francisco cuisine meets warm and understated yet elegant surroundings inside NOBHILL. Inspired by the traditional neighborhood restaurants throughout San Francisco, NOBHILL combines the city’s most famous, innovative and authentic dishes into one unique menu. Chef Michael Mina uses a diverse selection of seasonal, fresh products direct from the Bay Area to create both classic and contemporary dishes.
Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill – Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant modernizes the traditional “bar and grill” concept with fun and approachable dining. The diverse menu allows for a quick bite or a more leisurely dining experience featuring his famous wood-fired pizzas, pastas, grilled fish and meat, prepared from the finest ingredients. Crafted by esteemed designer Tony Chi, the playful but elegant design, complementing Puck’s cuisine perfectly, brings the casual bungalow and patio style to the bright lights of Las Vegas.
Pearl – This restaurant features authentic Chinese specialties and daily live seafood selections. The tea trolley is unique to Chinese restaurants in the United States and includes the finest Chinese tea selection prepared tableside. A dedicated wine cellar, an aperitif trolley and a sommelier, also not usually found in traditional Chinese restaurants, assists guests with wine and beverage pairings throughout the meal.
Emeril Lagasse’s New Orleans Fish House – The menu at Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House features what Lagasse calls ‘new’ New Orleans Seafood, which includes the history and richness of Creole cuisine with the addition of progressive, cultural and seasonal influences, as well as the freshest seafood and ingredients available.
Casual Dining at MGM Grand
MGM Grand also provides guests with relaxed, informal dining.
‘wichcraft – Award-winning chef Tom Colicchio brings an offshoot of his New York City ‘wichcraft sandwich shop to MGM Grand. The sophisticated sandwich shop exemplifies Colicchio’s philosophy of good, clean flavors derived from unique combinations of the freshest, seasonal ingredients. ‘wichcraft offers a mix of breakfast pastries, hot and cold sandwiches and anytime sweets.
MGM Grand Buffet – The popular Buffet serves breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner menus. For lunch, the Buffet provides guests with more than 30 all-you-can-eat entrees, pastas, casseroles and fresh vegetables. During brunch, the Buffet features bone-in ham, roast beef and marinated turkey breast carving stations; the dinner menu is expanded to prime rib and grilled beef skewers. On Friday and Saturday evenings, the Buffet adds grilled-to-order New York steak, Alaskan crab legs and peel & eat shrimp. Buffet items also include an extensive salad bar and a selection of tempting desserts – cakes, pies, tarts, sundaes, nonfat frozen yogurt and sugar-free treats.
The Grand Wok and Sushi Bar – This restaurant features a wide array of Asian cuisine created by chefs who specialize in authentic Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Korean and Vietnamese dishes. The restaurant features a waterfall cascading down a 40-foot wall of individually placed pond rocks, flowing from one level to the next into a gentle pond.
Rainforest Café – Menu selections, including pastas, salads, signature sandwiches and delectable desserts, include cleverly named dishes such as Rumble in the Jungle Turkey Pita, the Primal Steak and Gorillas in the Mist Cheesecake.
Stage Deli – A walk-up style restaurant for the guest on-the-go, Stage Deli offers typical New York deli fare with mouthwatering pastrami, corned beef, chopped liver, turkey and brisket sandwiches, as well as matzo-ball soup and kosher hot dogs. Breakfast items include danish and lox and bagels. Fresh Krispy Kreme Doughnuts are available all day.
Studio Café – The 24-hour dining experience features a wide variety of dining choices including health-smart dishes. Within the warm ambiance of the room, guests can enjoy a variety of scrumptious dishes.
Cabana Grill – Seasonal café and snack bar provides beautiful poolside dining at the MGM Grand Pool Complex.
Farmer’s Market Food Court – Features Hamada Express, McDonald’s, Nathan’s Famous, Mamma Ilardo’s Pizza and Häagen Dazs.
Starbucks Coffee – Gourmet coffees, teas and coffee drinks, along with pastries, candies and chocolates are available in four convenient locations.
Additionally, MGM Grand offers 24-hour in-room dining.
Showcasing the world’s top performers and special events, MGM Grand has established itself as the world’s premier entertainment destination. The following is a snapshot of the medley of entertainment offered.
KÀ Theatre – KÀ, a creation of Cirque du Soleil®, combines acrobatic performances, martial arts, puppetry, multimedia and pyrotechnics to illustrate the nature of duality. Created and directed by acclaimed theatre and film director Robert Lepage, the show applies the visual vocabulary of cinema to a live spectacle creating a vibrant narrative that conjures an entire empire on stage. KÀ tells the epic saga of separated twins, a boy and a girl, who embark on a perilous journey to fulfill their linked destinies. The show’s title is inspired by the ancient Egyptian belief in the “ka,” an invisible spiritual duplicate of the body that accompanies every human being throughout this life and into the next. That concept also is reflected in the show’s visual signature, which evokes the central theme of duality as personified by the twins and the symbolic use of fire.
MGM Grand’s Crazy Horse Paris Cabaret – MGM Grand continues its tradition of bringing world-class entertainment to Las Vegas with MGM Grand’s Crazy Horse Paris, a show direct from one of the finest nightspots in the world. Since 1951, Crazy Horse has been famous for its productions celebrating beautiful women and the artistry of the nude. Formerly know as La Femme, the show debuted at MGM Grand on June 14, 2001. With each performance uniquely independent from the next, the show ranges from solo lip-synched dance numbers to group cabaret performances, where the colors and images are so engaging it’s hard to determine where skin ends and color reflections begin. MGM Grand’s Crazy Horse Paris was created for adults 18 and older.
The Hollywood Theatre – The Hollywood Theatre, an intimate 740 seat setting, attracts some of today’s top performers. The line-up includes Tom Jones, David Copperfield, Chicago and Lewis Black.
Grand Garden Arena – The Las Vegas entertainment scene changed forever when MGM Grand introduced the Grand Garden Arena, a 16,800-seat special events center home to mega concerts, championship boxing, nationally televised award shows, and premier sporting and special events. Barbra Streisand, in her first concert in more than 20 years, opened the Grand Garden Arena on Dec. 31, 1993, in conjunction with the grand opening of MGM Grand. Other performers have included Madonna, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Bette Midler, Shania Twain and Cher.
Nightclub, Lounges and Bars
Studio 54 – Studio 54 is a trend-setting nightclub that features the most eclectic music mix in the country combined with state-of-the-art sound, lighting and staging. The DJs of Studio 54 take visitors on a musical odyssey with stops throughout the last three decades. Songs range from today’s cutting-edge sounds to the songs of the 70s, which made the original Studio 54 the notorious epicenter of pop culture and style.
Tabú Ultra Lounge – Upon entering Tabú, guests are transported to a world in which their senses are stimulated and their thoughts intrigued. A comfortable level of European-influenced vocal house music allows guests to carry on conversations while taking in the scene. From classic lounge tunes with a twist played earlier in the night to the more progressive vocal blends featured later in the evening, the eclectic music
encourages movement, mingling and dancing, although there is no dance floor.
Centrifuge® – MGM Grand offers guests a chance to be the center of attention at Centrifuge®, a 77-seat bar featuring live entertainment and a creative drink menu. The bar comes alive nightly with a progressive music program and numerous freestyle and choreographed dance numbers. Centrifuge® features specialty cocktails from each of MGM Grand’s signature restaurants, infuses them with fruit and displays the colorful drinks around the bar in Louis Treize Baccarat crystal bottles. The bar is the focal point of this entertainment neighborhood, which encompasses the Poker Room, Race & Sports Book and Studio 54.
West Wing Bar – The West Wing Bar provides a secluded place to hang out, meet before an evening of dining and entertainment or relax with a nightcap. Intimate, black leather lounge provides unique floor-to-ceiling seating.
Rouge – Rouge, an upscale lounge overlooking the casino floor, provides the ultimate cocktail experience. With sleek chrome accents and Ferrari-red furnishings, the lounge’s standout feature is the Adam Tihany-designed backlit projection wall of glass bottles that flicker with a variety of sensuous images. A sophisticated staff of models wearing Tadashi designs serves an array of infused cocktails, champagnes, fine wines, specialty beers and cordials. Rouge is a prime place to catch the action of major sporting events on plasma screens, engage in a game of video poker, or mingle in the sophistication that is Rouge.
Zuri – The lobby bar at MGM Grand is a contemporary twist on a classic martini bar. The 100-seat bar, located just off the hotel’s main lobby, is open 24 hours. Zuri serves cocktails alongside fruit-infused spirits, such as Granny Smith Apple, cinnamon-infused vodkas and peach-infused Woodford Reserve Bourbon. Zuri also features Veuve Clicquot Champagne (en-magnum) by the glass, hard-to-find specialty beers from around the world and a cigar humidor.
32º – From Daiquiris to Piña Coladas to Margaritas and Cable Cars, these frozen drinks are served in logo glassware. Micro brews, domestic and imported beers also offered.
Grand Pool Complex
An ideal setting for guests looking to relax under the Las Vegas sun, the Grand Pool
Complex measures 6.6 acres and features five swimming pools, three large whirlpools, a relaxing lazy river, lush tropical landscaping, bridges, fountains and waterfalls. The Grand Pool complex also features private cabanas, cocktail service and a seasonal poolside restaurant, the Cabana Grille.
WET REPUBLIC (Opened April 2008)
Located adjacent to the main pool area is Las Vegas’ first ultra pool, an alluring 53,000-square-foot complex combining a nightlife vibe with poolside pampering and relaxation. An adults-only mecca for discerning partygoers, the glitterati and celebrities, WET REPUBLIC features distinct experiences within a series of intimate spaces. Elite service, luxury amenities and renowned entertainment is standard at WET REPUBLIC.
Grand Spa, Cristophe Salon and Fitness Center
Whether in Las Vegas on vacation or business, guests can indulge at the resort’s 30,000-square-foot Grand Spa. With saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools, relaxation lounges and 30 treatment rooms, the Grand Spa features the ultimate experience for the body, mind and soul. Spa services include a variety of massages, as well as signature treatments such as the 2-hour exclusive Dreaming Ritual, the True Perfection Facial and Nirvana, a 75-minute sensory massage targeting all five senses.
For those who feel energetic, a fitness center – overlooking the lushly landscaped Grand Pool Complex – showcases Stairmasters, stationary bikes, treadmills, cross-trainers, free weights and computerized circuit-training equipment.
For more than 20 years, Cristophe has tended to the tresses of rock and celebrity royalty from Beverly Hills to New York City. At his eponymous salon at MGM Grand, guests are taken through a series of indulgent beauty steps, including a relaxing deep scalp massage, by an internationally trained team of stylists and colorists. Other special features include bridal and girlfriend packages offering champagne, decadent desserts, spa treatments, hair and makeup services plus group photos for everlasting memories. The After Hours Bachelorette Package provides exclusive 2-hour use of Cristophe Salon for parties of five or more.
Guest Rooms, Suites and Lofts
MGM Grand is home to 5,044 diverse guest rooms, suites and Lofts with views of the surrounding mountains and the Las Vegas skyline. The art deco-designed guest rooms incorporate plush fabrics, polished woods and glamorously appointed accoutrements. Sepia-toned photographs on textured canvas showcase MGM Studios’ stars in casual settings and are positioned within the main corridor of each guest floor.
West Wing adds a dynamic facet to MGM Grand’s resort experience. This boutique-style wing of the resort reflects as much style as it does comfort. Each of the 700 innovative rooms feature a king-size bed with pillow-top mattress and body pillow for comfort. Flat screen television, DVD player, safe, cordless phones and Bose radio alarm clock with CD player provide added convenience. The bathroom, with sleek styling and marble floor, is designed with an oversized shower and must-have TV in the mirror, so guests won’t miss out on their favorite programs while getting ready for the day or evening.
West Wing also features separate elevators secured by key-card access and the West Wing Boutique.
The Signature at MGM Grand, a luxurious non-gaming, non-smoking hotel, is just moments away from the “Maximum Vegas” experience of MGM Grand. Set within three beautiful and distinct towers each featuring 576 suites, this serene retreat and intimate setting focuses on personalized service. A gated entrance, elegant lobby, 24-hour concierge and dedicated staff provide an unparalleled level of comfort, privacy and intimacy.
SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand offers the quintessential Loft environment harmonizing design, décor, ambiance and unparalleled vistas. SKYLOFTS is a rare and private sanctuary of sleek, elegant 2-story accommodations located on the top two floors of MGM Grand. Each of
the 51 Lofts features 24-foot, floor-to-ceiling windows providing dramatic views of the world’s most famous skyline from every angle. Priced from $600 to $10,000 per night, the Lofts are available in one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans. Designed to accommodate the most sophisticated guests, the glamorous SKYLOFTS – ranging in size from 1,400 to 6,000 square feet – are outdone only by the extraordinary level of personalized service provided by the SKYLOFTS’ staff. It is that experience that has earned SKYLOFTS the AAA Five Diamond award.
Meeting and Convention Facilities
Small and large meetings take place in style at the MGM Grand Conference Center. Completely self-contained and smoke-free, the facility combines functionality and versatility with elegance and state-of-the-art technology to accommodate groups of 20 to 10,000 people. Offering indoor and outdoor meeting space, the tri-level, 380,000-square-foot conference center also features enticing views of the Las Vegas Strip or the Grand Pool complex.
Located next to the Conference Center, the stand-alone Marquee Ballroom, which opened in January 2008, is capable of hosting up to 6,000 guests. The multi-purpose building offers in-floor power, convenient rigging access points and adjustable lighting. Including the 16,800-seat Grand Garden Arena often utilized for special convention group events, MGM Grand offers a total of 602,000 square feet in meeting space.
Shopping at MGM Grand
The shopping experience at MGM Grand can be summarized as fun, diverse and eclectic. The retail collection includes fine jewelry, souvenirs and the latest in men’s and women’s fashions. Guests can browse through the stores along Studio Walk, visit Star Lane Shops on the lower level of the main lobby or explore the shopping outlets located throughout MGM Grand.
The KÀ Boutique carries costume-inspired “art-to-wear” apparel. The garments are enhanced by custom female mannequins, sculpted from the fashion model Christy Turlington, which represent two main poses – the Warrior and Yoga Lotus. The male mannequins are cast from ancient temple statues. The boutique also carries items from other Cirque du Soleil productions.
MGM Grand’s xclusiv carries an assortment of women’s resort apparel, swimwear, accessories, jewelry and cosmetics as well as MGM Grand-branded apparel for men, women and children. Xclusiv also is the location for SKYLOFTS@HOME with exclusive SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand-branded merchandise including robes and slippers, mattresses, pillows, throws and the unique pre-Columbian sculptures that grace each Loft. This contemporary store, featuring a sophisticated environment of natural stone, metals and wood, also offers sundries, snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, gifts and gourmet items.
Forever Grand Wedding Chapel
The Forever Grand Wedding Chapel features two beautifully appointed chapels for up to 60 guests. The full-service, non-denominational chapel is dedicated to the wedding experience.
Wedding coordinators assist with minister services, photography, videography, live piano accompaniment and floral arrangements, as well as accommodations, receptions and menu selections. Poolside weddings or weddings in the conference center also are available.
MGM Grand offers couples a great way to share their special day – live on the Internet. The Wedding Video Channel allows friends and family to view the ceremony live or download the ceremony and view it up to 90 days later. Guests can receive evites and send gifts and personal messages to the couple. Personalized messages or “toasts” are printed and delivered to the bride and groom immediately after the wedding.
The Lion Habitat
To honor the lion and help safeguard its preservation for future generations, MGM Grand has created a one-of-a-kind Lion Habitat as a showcase for public education and appreciation for this majestic creature. Guests can be encircled by lions at any time via a see-through, walkway tunnel that runs through the Habitat allowing lions to prowl above.
To fulfill its educational mission, MGM Grand forged an alliance with the University of Minnesota Lion Research Center and its renowned director, Dr. Craig Packer. MGM Grand formed a working partnership with the Lion Research Center that committed $100,000 in grants to help fund Dr. Packer’s lion preservation programs in Africa.
CBS Television City
MGM Grand is home to the first CBS research center, CBS Television City, located along Studio Walk. CBS Television City is a research center for television pilots, an interactive experience for guests and a full retail shop featuring VH-1, MTV, Nickelodeon and CBS show merchandise. Along with a video wall featuring TV programs, theater-style screening rooms and two focus group rooms, CBS Television City also houses a state-of-the-art digital home theater of the future from Sony and Blockbuster for public viewing.
Located in the midst of the barren Nevada desert on the outskirts of Las Vegas, Shadow Creek has achieved national recognition and the kind of startling mystique reserved for only a select number of golf courses. The course, perennially ranked among Golf Digest’s top 10 courses in the country, is known for its natural beauty, rolling terrain, glistening brooks and ponds, lush gardens and mature trees. The visual elements, spectacular waterfalls and course design lend to astonishing views.
Shadow Creek will close temporarily for course enhancements in mid-May and is scheduled to re-open in December 2008. The enhancement project, which will be overseen by original course architect Tom Fazio, will result in rebuilt and reseeded tee boxes and greens, an upgrade to the course’s irrigation system and the addition of a world-class, short-game area. The new short-game facility, intended to reflect the diverse and intriguing shot values evident throughout the course, will feature multiple greens for guests to pitch and putt as well as practice bunker shots.
Las Vegas Monorail
The Las Vegas Monorail, the first privately funded and most technologically advanced public transportation system in the world, connects nine major resorts along its four-mile route from MGM Grand to the Sahara with a station at the Las Vegas Convention Center. MGM Grand’s monorail station provides guests convenient access to fine dining and the Grand Garden Arena as well as offering convenient access to the resort’s lobby and guest parking.
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