Located at the corner of the famous Las Vegas Strip, MGM Grand is a massive casino and hotel complex that is infinitesimally large, enough to offer diverse services aimed at satisfying different types of visitors. The MGM Grand opened its doors in 1991 after the renovation of the Marina Hotel and Casino which occupied the same site but closed down in 1990. The resort is owned by MGM Resorts International, one of the world’s prominent companies which owns several other notable properties in the US as well as in other parts of the world. The MGM Grand is like a city unto itself; it features some of the most iconic restaurants, shops, bars, conference halls, and entertainment galore.
Ranked as one of the largest casino resorts in the world, the MGM Grand has more than 6,000 rooms and suites which spread across the four, thirty-story towers. The standard rooms in the resort make a bold statement with their slim-lined new era furnishings, bright fabrics, and glittering colored art. The hotel’s bathrooms are adorned with marble chips and oversized vanities that are stocked with hotel’s signature bathing amenities. For unmatched comfort and ultimate luxury, book the high-end “Sky Loft” rooms that have 24-hour butler service, comfy leather chairs, and glass-topped work desks.
The MGM Grand also has a state-of-the-art casino gambling space that offers various slot machines, table games, race & sports book, and poker. The Resort also boasts of more than 30 dining venues, eight clubs & bars and a wide range of entertainment options including the Wet Republic Pool Complex and the trendy Hakkasan nightclub among several others.
The main course of any unique casino resort is a fully furnished gaming complex, and surely this hotel doesn’t disappoint. The Gaming space in MGM Grand is the largest in Vegas. Its casino floor extends to more than 170,000 square feet accommodating a poker room with 22 tables and a common casino area with 200 table games and 3,000 slot machines. Sports bettors will like the Race &Sports book center which has an elegant sitting space for more than 100 guests. There are also private skyboxes which can hold groups of 8 people for more privatized experiences. This casino space creates a vibrant atmosphere that seemingly provides the desired environment to enjoy the availed selection of casino games.
Enveloped in the amazing signature blues sceneries of MGM Grand is Hakkasan Las Vegas a one-of-a-kind restaurant that invites guests to a different world. Upon arrival, guests are welcomed by the appealing aroma, scent, and lighting which creates a relaxed and sensual vibe. The first level of the restaurant is the main dining area which features intimate dining spaces separated using woodwork partitions to encourage privacy while still retaining the ambiance of the entire dining space.
The second level is a private dining area that provides a more intimate atmosphere for social interactions and discussions. This restaurant serves a broad array of dishes including Chinese cuisine although it’s the exquisite dining setting that makes this venue more outstanding.
Exuding a vibrant retro design and a glamorous twist of the old and new school Vegas, Avenue Café offers tasty American cuisine that’s prepared by highly qualified chefs. The culinary passion of the venue’s staffs paired with family-oriented service makes this café a perfect destination to eat, drink and meet with friends or family. All their ingredients and flavor profiles are made in-house and are sourced from reputable local vendors. Slide-in the café and enjoy hearty meals that include steak, burger or even lobster.
There’s also a lovely bar/pub in the venue that adjoins the central area to a primary unwinding destination thereby helping to blend the quiet elegance of the café to the traditional sophistication of the bar.
For tasty dishes for your breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the MGM Grand has all your cravings catered for. Sample a bit of this and that in their fabulous buffet. You won’t have any trouble filling your plate with New York Sirloin, fresh seafood, daily specials, blackened salmon Caesar, oven-roasted turkey pork carnitas and Thai barbecue ribs. You can also top up your meal with an endless assortment of desserts while also not forgetting the brunch on Sundays and Saturdays that feature breakfast skillets and made-to-order omelets. You don’t need to ask for coffee refills since every table receives a full pot of coffee to share.
If you’re looking to enjoy some of the best meals in Vegas, there’s no other place better than Joel Robuchon’s French restaurant. This 3-star Michelin restaurant caters for sophisticated French tastes and features unique designs that take up to a luxurious Art Deco townhouse complete with marble floors and a lush garden terrace. While the restaurant provides a limited sitting space, it offers a quiet and intimate dining. Indeed, it’s always recommended that you place your reservation order in advance.
Emerging as the winners of AAA Five Diamond, Forbes Five Star, and Wine Spectator’s Grand Award, Joel Robuchon has redefined dining in Las Vegas with their modern French cuisine. Besides the tasty meals which they prepare using the best ingredients, you will also be wowed by the etiquette and professionalism of the restaurant’s workers.
MGM Grand Food Court offers one of the most diversified dining selections in Vegas. Its exquisite delicacies prepared by the various court vendors will satisfy any cravings at all times of the day. From Hong Kong to Coney Island cuisine or anywhere between, the food court brings on board some of the most familiar staples. The court operates 24/7 although not all of its vendors open for this long. Some of the renowned kiosks you will find here include Haagen-Dazs, Asian Fresh, McDonald's, Bonanno’s New York Pizzeria, one of the two Starbucks locations and Nathan’s Famous Hotdogs.
When you are craving for any Asian delicacy, there’s possibly not a better place to visit than the Grand Wok & Sushi Bar. This venue is a culinary crossroads of all Japanese, Vietnamese, Chinese, Thai and Korean dishes. The Grand Wok opens to perfectly designed bamboo floors, sushi bar & kitchen as well as a private glass-walled dining area all which create a formidable atmosphere that is both alluring and fascinating like the food itself.
In additional to their signature dishes that include Kung Poa Chicken, Orange Chicken, and the Mongolian Beef, the restaurant also provides various top up foods like beef, Singapore Style Noodles, and Shrimp Pad-Thai Noodles.
The MGM Grand Garden Arena is, without any doubt, one of the most versatile locations in the Las Vegas strip. The arena is recognized for hosting some of the world’s notable events including boxing matches, mega-star concerts, UFC matches, the Annual Billboard Music Awards and several other entertainment activities. The Grand Garden Arena is estimated to have a sitting capacity of 17,000 and is famous for its high-end design, lighting and sound, acoustics and clear visibility of the focal point from every seat.
As an entertainment hub, the MGM Grand Hollywood Theatre is an intimate venue that will thrill you with exciting movie premieres and performances from famous artists, actors, and actresses. The Hollywood Theatre is authentic entertainment paradise adorned with velvet curtains, vaulted ceilings and extravagant red booths that enclose the 1800 square feet stage.
Seats in this venue are elegantly arranged, and the moderately lighted ambiance creates a perfect atmosphere for world-class entertainment. Theater tickets office opens its doors from 3 pm to 9 pm every day.
The MGM Grand Hotel and Casino has a six and a half acre pool complex with five pools, three whirlpools and a 1,000-foot-long lazy river with waterfalls. Its pools feature 26 spacious cabanas offering personalized bottle and food services. Each cabana is available for renting and has a spacious and eye-catching room that can accommodate up to 8 people. For a private getaway, you can head to the adults-only Directors pool.
These cabanas feature a broad range of amenities including a private safe, a flat-screen TV, a private patio, a complimentary pair of float tubes and a mini-refrigerator. The total cost of renting a cabana includes food and beverage services that are normally provided by a private entity.
This resort boasts of 30,000-square feet Grand Spa with 26 treatment rooms, a fitness center and multiple relaxation lounges among other features. When you want to relax and rejuvenate your energy, there is no more relaxing way than to melt yourself into the luxurious massage beds, or just sink into the whirlpools, steam rooms or saunas. From Monday through Thursday, the spa operates from 6 am to 7 pm and from 6 am to 8 pm from Friday to Sunday. Services offered at MGM Grand Spa & Health Club include: Swedish massage, Manicures and pedicures, Deep tissue massage, Aromatherapy treatments, Hot stone massage, Steam room in spa, Sauna in spa, Body wraps, Prenatal massage, Body scrubs and Sport massage.
Inside the spa there is also a fitness center with advanced cardiovascular machines and high-tech strength-training equipment. You will find a lot of training essentials in here including Yoga mats, cardio equipment, bicycles, paddle boats, weight equipment, free fitness classes, guided runs and premium fitness classes, albeit for a fee.
In total, the MGM Grand Casino provides 602,000 square feet of gathering and meeting places. This includes 57 meeting rooms with capacities of 20 to 10,000 people; a 92,000-square foot Marquee Ballroom which can hold up to 6,000 guests, and the famous MGM Grand Arena that can accommodate more than 17,000 people.
Although the resort doesn’t have a golf course on its property, the management can organize for their guests to be allowed exclusive access to the high-end Shadow Creek Golf Course which is just 14 miles north of the casino. Once you register as a guest with MGM Resort, you automatically get exclusive limo transportation service to this hugely popular golf course. This is an ideal oasis emerging from the dessert with its attractive features that include opulent gardens, glistening creeks and cascading waterfalls taking center stage.