MGM Grand Las Vegas Hotel and Casino Review
MGM Grand Casino Resort In Las Vegas
MGM Grand is a 4 1/2 Star Rated Las Vegas Hotel and Casino: Experience Maximum Vegas at the MGM Grand Casino Resort. This 30 story resort property is located at the heart of the Strip. There are 9 varieties of rooms available plus the ultra-amazing Skyloft Suites. The MGM Grand Casino Resort has been awarded many honors not the least of which is a Forbes 5-Star rating and AAA 5 Diamond Resort designation.
MGM Grand Hotel and Casino honors their heritage. The original lion you see and hear roar at the introduction to an MGM movie was named Leo. To honor lions everywhere and to help preserve them in perpetuum they have created a special lion habitat on an 8 ½ acre ranch 12 miles from town. But you don't need to go to the ranch to see these magnificent creatures. Right inside the entrance from Las Vegas Blvd. you will see a lush habitat inhabited by a rotating cast of characters from the ranch. These majestic beasts are the offspring of Leo.
At a cost of almost nine million dollars this soundproof and safe (they are behind an inch and a half thick glass enclosure) piece of paradise is green and climate controlled there is even a waterfall where nearby the lions groom and play and nap a lot. To keep the lions from being stressed by all the activity around them they are rotated twice a day so the lions you see this morning will probably not be the same ones you see at dinner.
Returning to accommodations, with 6,852 rooms in four 30-story towers this is the 3rd largest hotel in the world. The sight from the street is truly amazing as you marvel at the 45-foot, 100,000-pound bronze lion statue and see the immense video screens, you really do feel you are in some place unique.
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The standard rooms are spacious and comfortable with muted earth-tones and all the standard amenities. The suites run the gamut from striking to amazing to just plain wow! Over 700 of them are Hollywood themed with movie memorabilia and special displays. The Deluxe King and Queen rooms are all that most people would ask for at this amazing property but you can have the top of the world as well.
Look out over the sparkling Las Vegas skyline from your own private Skyloft located on one of the top two floors. The service for these lofts is personal and exemplary. A butler will attend to every need at your beck and call and every aspect of your comfort will be attended to. The windows span from floor to ceiling so the soaring views are yours day or night.
Contact your Concierge in advance of your trip and his subtle and personable queries will be re-answered in an effortless and blissful stay at the Ultimate resort property in Las Vegas. You may expect to be greeted at the airport and arrive in splendor at the MGM Grand in a Mercedes Maybach 62 limousine - the definition of luxury. You will check in at a private area; have top seating at preferred restaurants and VIP access at the Cirque du Soleil show.
There are 21 venues for food from the finest to the quickest. Wolfgang Puck and Emeril Lagasse are well known chefs who purvey here and there are three premiere restaurants hosted by Ultimate Chefs; Two by France's Chef of the Century Joel Robuchon and one by James Beard Award Winning Chef, Tom Colicchio.
Chef Colicchio also brings you quick bites in wichcraft. His signature sandwiches are meticulously crafted from hearth-baked and other artisan breads, premium cheeses from around the world, slow roasted meats and seasonal produce. Where ever possible, in all of his establishments, Chef Colicchio uses fresh produce from small family farms and collectives. These sandwiches are a great hit and run bite and are crafted so well they can be eaten on a stroll or on your way through the casino. If you are interested in gambling online, check out our list of recommended online las vegas casinos that we review.
Entertainment is what MGM has always been about and here at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino it is in no short supply. Their newest attraction, CSI: The Experience lets you Play the role of a crime scene investigator in this exciting interactive challenge: 3 murders, 15 lab stations, 15 suspects, 3 killers.
Wet Republic sets the standard for poolside fun and offers super amenities.
The Hollywood Theatre is an intimate 740 seat venue bringing you internationally acclaimed artists and world class entertainment nightly.
The MGM Grand Garden Arena is where you will find current top name big draw entertainers, championship boxing and premiere sporting and special events. The seating is comfortable for any length of show and the design for acoustics and line of sight to the stage from every where in the house is a modern marvel.
If you are looking for a showgirls type show, about the only one in Vegas is here. The quality of these Parisian dancers would set them apart even if every property on the Strip tried to compete. This show celebrates the beauty and sensuality of Woman and is done tastefully and intriguingly.
Cirque du Soleil's KA is an amazing theatrical event receiving accolades and critical acclaim since the day it opened. Be sure to check this show out so you will not have to tell your friends of your regrets when you get home.
MGM Grand Hotel Profile
|Rating / Grade:||4.5/5 Star Rating|
|Opened:||December 18, 1993|
|Total Gaming Space:||171,500 square feet|
|Years Renovated:||1996, 2005|
|Permanent Shows:||Cirque du Soleil "KÃ ", Crazy Horse Paris|
|Top Attractions:||CBS Television City, Tabu, Studio 54|
|Top Restaurants:||Joel Robuchon, L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Emeril's, Nobhill by Michael Mina, Craftsteak, Wolfgang Puck, Fiamma, Seablue, Shibuya|
|Address:||3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109|