HOME » Luxury Airlines & Cruises Tours, Luxury Hotels » Luxury Hotels » Discover Elegance & Hidden Gems at the Park MGM, Las Vegas After my wonderful stay this summer at the MGM Grand Resort, I realized there is so much more to Las Vegas than nightclubs and gambling. You can read more about that beautiful property here. However, the other nearby MGM properties deserve to be explored as well, especially for those foodies and luxury travelers out there. Both Park MGM and the new NoMad Hotel, are breaths of fresh air on the Las Vegas Strip with their elegant decor and tranquil spots.Park MGM is the one of the newest luxury destinations to enjoy in Sin City. You can expect an intimate resort experience, but on a grand scale that Las Vegas is known for. They offer 2,700 guest rooms and suites, as well as the Park Theater which is the resort’s 5,200-seat entertainment venue and 20,000-seat T-Mobile Arena. These venues are currently home to some of the biggest … [Read more...] about Discover Elegance & Hidden Gems at the Park MGM, Las Vegas
Clyde Barrow, a political science professor at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley, says Fitch Ratings considers a market to be saturated when slot machine revenue falls below $200 per machine a day. While several casinos remain well above that mark, take a moment to review everyone’s numbers for July. The “S word” quickly comes to mind. Encore Boston Harbor: Nearly 60 percent of Encore’s $48.6 million in gross gaming revenue for July came from table games, compared with slot machines — an unusually high percentage. That’s the good news for Wynn. Table-game play is seen as a proxy for big spenders. The bad news? Wynn is falling short of the first-year outlook that the company gave Massachusetts regulators in 2014 when it vied for the Boston-area casino license. A Wynn consultant had projected more than $800 million in gross gaming revenue in the casino’s first year. At this rate, Wynn will be lucky to clear $600 million. And that … [Read more...] about Have Encore, MGM, and other casinos saturated the market?
HOME » LIFESTYLE » Enjoying Luxury & Family Fun at MGM Grand Resort in Las Vegas While Las Vegas may have that Sin City reputation, there is so much more to this vibrant desert city than gambling, drinking, and celebrating a 21st birthday! My recent stay at the MGM Grand Resort convinced me that it is possible to spend an amazing few days with your family in Vegas, and still do it in style. You cannot go wrong staying at any MGM Resort on the Strip, from Mandalay Bay to Circus Circus, and even the new NoMad Hotel. However, the MGM Grand stands out exceptionally well in terms of variety. They are known for being the Entertainment Authority in Las Vegas, and for good reason. MGM Grand hosts many star-studded events at the MGM Grand Garden arena, while also offering a spectacular Cirque du Soleil show, world class dining with celebrity chefs, and unbeatable nightlife. There is no need to go anywhere else, especially when the accommodation is modern, sleek, comfortable, … [Read more...] about Enjoying Luxury & Family Fun at MGM Grand Resort in Las Vegas
The Park MGM, Las Vegas’ newest resort, is to open Wednesday, offering good value for money on the often-pricey Strip. The Park MGM, in the works for a couple of years, replaces the Monte Carlo. Only the shell of that hotel, which opened in 1996, remains after a top-to-bottom makeover that includes a new lobby, new bars and restaurants and guest rooms with a homey feel. “I think this is kind of a hybrid between your classic Las Vegas hotel that has the energy and excitement and the scale...but we try to do it in a way that’s more appealing to the boutique [hotel] customer,” said Andrew Zobler, founder and chief executive of Sydell Group, a New York-based design company known for innovative hospitality creations. Zobler said the 750 pieces of art and even the music heard in public spaces was designed to erase the Monte Carlo’s bland appearance and create something new in the highly competitive hotel market of Vegas. “There are a lot of aspects of the … [Read more...] about So long, Monte Carlo. Vegas’ new Park MGM makes its debut
CLEVELAND — Casino operator MGM Resorts International said Tuesday that an inquiry by a weekly Cleveland newspaper has prompted the company to begin removing a six-pointed star logo from the yellow shirts of security guards that a casino guest said "screams" the Jude star Nazi Germany forced Jews to wear. The Cleveland Jewish News pursued the story after a woman noticed the logo, which includes a circle and the MGM lion, at MGM Northfield Park outside Cleveland. June Scharf, of Mayfield Heights, told the Jewish News she has family members who died in the Holocaust and was "dumbfounded" when she saw it while attending a comedy show at the casino on July 13. "Seeing that imagery takes me right back to that past which is so painful," Scharf said. Debra DeShong, a vice president for corporate communications for Nevada-based MGM Resorts, told the newspaper it's committed to changing the logo at all properties where the shirts are worn, beginning with Northfield Park. "We regret anyone … [Read more...] about MGM to remove six-pointed star from security uniforms