MGM Grand - Las Vegas Hotel Review

MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, most noted for its famous movie-maker name, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and gigantic bronze mascot, Leo the Lion, boasts the title of being the largest hotel in the world with an estimated six-thousand rooms. A combination of rooms, suites, penthouses called Skylofts, and a separate boutique hotel called The Signature, accommodations are luxuriously appointed with Italian marble accents, separate showers and baths, and high-speed Internet access.

With good reason, The Signature takes pride as a 2009 Mobil Travel Guide Four Star winner while Skylofts Penthouse Suites holds both Mobil Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond Awards. Luxurious and exclusive, Skylofts even provides a twenty-four hour butler, in addition to concierge and maid services. Floor-to-ceiling windows exude the splendor of Nevada with its magnificent views. Televisions in the mirrors, champagne bubbles in the spas, and steam in the bathrooms, are wonderful features which characterize the luxury of this property.

Choosing a restaurant will be difficult since there are so many options. From Mexican to Italian, French to American, several of the eating establishments are guided by celebrity chefs who bask in the honor of winning the most prestigious awards. And if fancy dining does not meet your taste buds or budget, try the sumptuous buffet with prime rib, roasted turkey, and variety of salads. For a quick snack or meal, the Rainforest Café or Cabana Grill will be perfect.

Nightlife is exciting, especially since MGM Grand is home to Studio 54, a replica of the famed "hedonistic" club from the 1970s in New York City. With live dancers, four dance floors and several bars, this twenty-two thousand square foot club claims to be wilder than its legendary forbearer. Centrifuge is an interesting concept bar which advertises "fruit-infused cocktails" and "professional dance performances both choreographed and freestyle". And for something a little more elitist, try Zuri, an elegant lounge serving martinis, specialty vodkas, the finest bourbon, and premium cigars stocked in their own humidor.

But the biggest party is the "daylife" at MGM Grand. Boasting the "first-ever ultra pool in Las Vegas, Wet Republic redefines poolside entertainment" providing two saltwater pools, eight individual pools and spas, VIP Bungalows, cabanas, daybeds, bars, disc jockeys, weekly entertainers, as well as special monthly events. Much like the weather, this spectacular pool area is hot, and to get a spot reservations are a must. But if you like the sun, cool drinks, sparkling pools, and good entertainment, Wet Republic is the place to be.

Lastly, like most other themed hotels on The Strip, MGM Grand offers wedding ceremony and reception services, meeting and conference areas, and a full entertainment schedule including, Lily Tomlin, Howie Mandel, Liza Minnelli, and David Copperfield, to name a few. And do not forget the casino. Made up of gaming for those on a tiny budget all the way up to the high rollers, the Majestic Lions machines, pay out over $750,000 daily.