Make Las Vegas memories at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino

The MGM Grand Hotel and Casino occupies the northeast corner at the intersection of Las Vegas Blvd South and Tropicana Ave. The massive green glass structure houses more than 5,0000 hotel rooms on 30 floors and the biggest casino in the county with more than 171,000 square feet of gaming space.

The massive replica of the MGM’s mascot Leo the Lion stands on guard above the resort’s main entrance. The 45-foot tall beast weighs 50 tones and is the largest bronze statue in the United States. A major renovation in 2000 removed most of the elements of the property’s original Wizard of Oz theme in an effort to appeal to a more mature clientele. All suites and rooms in the resort’s main tower received a makeover during the most recent renovation that took place between October 2011 and September 2012.

Joel Robuchon, L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Emeril’s, Wolfgang Puck and Tom Colicchio’s are just some of the 11 fine dining establishments at the MGM Grand. Guests looking for a casual dining experience can check out the MGM Grand Buffet, Avenue Café, Michael Mina Pub 1842, Tap Sports Bar or the Rainforest Café with its lush vegetation, waterfalls and animal statues perched in strategic locations. Those looking to grab a bite on the run can find what they are looking for at Cabana Grill, Starbucks, Stage Deli, Corner Cakes, Project Pie, Blizz Frozen Yogurt and the Food Court.

The Grand Pool Complex covers 6.5 acres of land and features a quarter-mile lazy river guests can float along on rubber rafts. Waterfalls, three whirlpools and four large swimming pools are available for fun in the sun for all ages. Daybed and cabana rentals offer customized food and bottle service. Cabanas have all the amenities, including a flat screen television, private safe, and mini fridge. Guests enjoy food and drink service from the Cabana Grill up to the rental fee amount plus two inner tubes for use in the pool.

Wet Republic is an adults-only pool club offering 2,500 square feet of space that includes a 60-foot marble bar and party cabanas and bungalows. Resident DJs keep the energy high with tunes generated from a dedicated booth while an eye-popping LED display delivers spectacular visual effects to accompany the music.

Hakkasan is a five -story adult entertainment complex offering fine dining on the first two floors and three levels above dedicated to drinking, dancing and mingling. Guests can hang out in the Mezzanine, Pavilion, Main Room, Ling Ling Club or Ling Ling Lounge, each with its own distinctive vibe. Resident DJs include some of the biggest names in the industry, including Tiesto, Calvin Harris and Hardwell.

Entertainment options include live concerts and prize fights at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, shows at the Hollywood Theatre, amazing illusions by David Copperfield and laughs a plenty at Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club. Beacher’s Madhouse is a madcap variety show inspired by classic vaudeville and features Flying Little Person bartenders and a cast of little people impersonators that include a Mini Lady Gaga and a Mini Miley Cyrus.

KA by Cirque du Soleil is the property’s resident production show. Witness martial arts feats and acrobatic performances combined with innovative puppetry and multimedia special effects to follow the saga of twins as they undertake a journey to realize their destiny.

CSI: The Experience is an interactive attraction that invites guests to realize their own crime solving potential. Your journey begins with the examination of a crime scene. Along the way, you’ll gather and examine evidence in your attempt to solve the crime. Turn in your paperwork at the end and if you correctly identified the killer, you will receive an official CSI diploma.

MGM Grand
  • Price - 7/10
  • Accommodations - 8/10
  • Staff - 9/10

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