MGM resorts in Las Vegas are the largest, best, and most expensive, which means that this collection of hotels is truly a spectacle of superlatives
IIn the self-proclaimed entertainment capital of the world, hotels are part of the spectacle. Take MGM Resorts: the 14 hotels in a diverse portfolio offer everything you dream of on vacation. From restaurants to retail stores, from spas to shows, from pools to parties, from music to mega-casinos, there are attractions to keep you entertained without leaving the premises. Lili Tomovich, Chief Experience Officer, says: “We are an entertainment company. We exist to excite humanity. “
Bellagio is famous for its water show, where dancing fountains are synchronized with music and light effects. It is also home to “O”, the Cirque du Soleil water spectacle. Bellagio just celebrated its 20th anniversary, but still deserves superlatives with its 56-room spa, five pools, 20 restaurants including Picasso and Le Cirque (both AAA Five Diamond restaurants), boutiques, an art gallery, and a botanical garden. Unsurprisingly, Bellagio is repeatedly ranked among the best hotels in the world.
MGM Grand is one of the largest hotels in the US with 5,034 rooms and was originally designed as the first destination hotel with family-friendly activities. Guests are greeted by a 45-foot bronze lion and find themselves in a savannah of entertainment. Madonna, U2 and the Rolling Stones were guests in the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Dining options include Hakkasan, Joel Robuchon, and Wolfgang Puck.
Themed hotels are extravagantly brought to life. Housed in a $ 375 million pyramid, Luxor Las Vegas encompasses the largest atrium in the world (29 million cubic feet, something the ancient Egyptians never invented).
Excalibur, named after the mythical sword that King Arthur received from the Lady of the Lake, is designed as a Renaissance castle on the Strip. One of the draws is a medieval tournament, which is held with 12 horse breeds in an amphitheater with 925 seats. The show includes a banquet served by costumed serfs and eaten without utensils.
New York-New York features a silhouette mirroring the 1940s NYC skyline, with replicas of the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the Statue of Liberty, and the Brooklyn Bridge. A roller coaster circled the hotel with cars that resemble the classic chessboard, and the Times Square bar is famous for its dueling pianos.
Park MGM is just steps from the T-Mobile Arena and the outdoor entertainment area. Park MGM Las Vegas is the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. The prime location gives guests the easiest access to the biggest shows that come to the Park Theater, and the various restaurants are perfect for pre-show dinner or a late night snack.
The Polynesian-themed Mirage is believed to be the first mega-resort to make Las Vegas what it is today. Attractions include the Mirage volcano, which “erupts” every night, a 30-meter aquarium and The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil.
The architecturally bold, 57-story, crescent-shaped Vdara Hotel and Spa includes 1,495 condominium suites, a two-story spa, salon and fitness center, market, bar, pool, and terrace – and offers room service from two robots called Fetch and Jett.
MGM Resorts claim to be the “most technologically advanced hotel” in the two 61-story towers of the ARIA Resort and Casino, where smart technology cuts energy consumption by regulating temperature, turning off lights and pulling curtains. With the same tablet in the room, guests can also open and close the blinds, order room service and make spa appointments.
MGM resorts are not only the largest and tallest hotels, but also for visitors seeking an intimate experience. NoMad is located on the top floors of Park MGM and is an ultra-luxurious boutique hotel with “only” 293 rooms and suites made of oak and mahogany. The NoMad Restaurant (be sure to order Daniel Humm’s Roast Chicken for Two) is inspired by the library at the NoMad Hotel in New York. At the weekend the pool is transformed into the NoMad pool party JEMAA with cocktails from the NoMad bar. Wow indeed.
Long live Las Vegas
Book by July 31, 2019 and enjoy up to $ 40 in food and drink credit for every night of your stay at select MGM resorts in Las Vegas, available in over 300 restaurants, bars, lounges and nightlife can spend. Valid for trips up to June 30, 2020.
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