MGM Grand Hotel Review
MGM luxurious hotel casino is the world second largest hotel-casino in the world. It was the largest hotel when it was opened in Las Vegas in 1993.
This hotel is positioned on the approximately 4.2 mile stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard South in Nevada. Its in the Tropicana-Las Vegas Boulevard Intersection, on this level pedestrians are not allowed to cross the street, otherwise, MGM grand offer pedestrians an overhead link to the pedestrian bridges linking it to the neighboring casinos which are Tropica avenue on the south and New York on the west across the strip.
This hotel is owned and managed by the MGM Resorts International which is a corporation based in Paradise Nevada somewhere in Las Vegas. This corporation brands itself as a global hospitality company and is the second largest gaming company in the planet by classification of revenues.
MGM Grand hotel is a 30-floors main building which is measured at 89 meters high, it includes outdoor pools, rivers and a waterfall that covers 2.7 hectares of land. It has a 35,000 square meters convention center, a magnificent garden pitch, CBS TV city and a luxurious spa., many shops and nighttime clubs, 19 restaurants and one of the biggest casinos ever built on Clark County which occupies an area of 15,930 square meters.
The Hotel’s Site
MGM grand hotel site was previously known as the MGM-Marina hotel. The Marina hotel was opened in 1975 with a 714-room hotel and a casino. In 1989, Kirk Kerkorian, an Armenian who was born on June 6th 1917 and the president/CEO of Tranada Corporation based in Beverly Hills, California bought the Marina hotel and the Tropicana country club to obtain the site that would end up becoming home of MGM grand. The Marina hotel closed down in November 30th 1991 but the building still exists as the western end of MGM Grand Hotel building.
February 23rd 1993 celebrated the finishing ceremony of the Grand hotel with the placement of the last pane of emerald glass used on the hotel being hosted to one of the 30-floor hotel tower. This event saw the unleashing of a total of five thousand and five balloons into the air each containing a gift certificate valid for one complimentary stay in one of the hotels rooms.
Film and Media Appearances
This hotel in Las Vegas has seen its appearance and mention so many times on the media including being featured in some top movies. It was the one that Danny Ocean and his crew members robbed on the Ocean Eleven movie in 2001. MGM Grand was also one of the many casinos that Mit Blackjack group speculated at in the manuscript called “Bringing down the House“ by Ben Mezrich.
The main attraction on MGM grand hotel is the goblet sided lion environment within the casino vicinity in which six lions are given away daily.