Advantages Everything you could want under one (massive) roof
Disadvantages Located at the southern end of "The Strip" - so a bit of a walk to some attractions...
We stayed at the MASSIVE MGM Grand for a few days this time last year.The MGM Grand, guarded by a 45-foot-tall bronze lion statue has 5,005 rooms and used to be the largest hotel in the world, a claim recently stolen by the Ambassador City Jomtien hotel in Thailand with 5,100 rooms. It's still the largest hotel in North America, although I think this will soon be stolen by George Clooney's Vegas hotel development...
(While we're on the subject of large hotels, 17 of the 20 largest hotels in the world are in Las Vegas ! So even if you don't stay at The MGM Grand, odds are you'll be staying somewhere big...)The MGM Grand is part of the MGM Mirage group, that also owns, among others, The Bellagio, The Mirage, Treasure Island, New York-New York (just across the street) and Beau Rivage hotels/casinos in Vegas.
In the middle, there's a bar, "Centrifuge", apparently replacing an old live-music lounge that elevated its bands over players, and a separate "high-roller" casino area - we didn't make it in there (!), so can't comment further...There's also a MASSIVE sports betting area with big screens showing, as you would expect, mostly US sports, although a few others slipped in.
For those that don't want to gamble (then why come to Vegas ?) there's the MASSIVE 29,000-square-foot, Japanese-style "Grand Spa" that features saunas, steam rooms, spas, a fitness center and plush relaxation rooms.For further entertainment, there's the MASSIVE Grand Garden Arena (17,157 sets) and the smaller, 740 seat Hollywood Theatre where famous celebs perform. Madonna playing the Grand Garden Arena on May 27 this year, and Tom Jones
The MGM Grand also has nightclubs; Teatro Euro Bar, Tabú, and a recreation of the world-famous Studio 54 !Outside, there's the MASSIVE Grand Pool complex, a 6.6-acre "coconut-grove" garden with five pools, fountains and waterfalls and a quarter-mile river !
Also, right in the middle of things, there's the Lion Habitat, a MASSIVE 5,000 square foot simulated jungle complete with waterfalls, enclosed in 240 degrees of floor-to-ceiling protective glass that enables the public to view a variety of lions ! Apparently, the lions appear for periods of no more than six hours at a time, and actually live on an 8.5-acre ranch 12 miles from the MGM Grand, but I still think it's a bit cruel for them to be displayed in a glass box and subjected to a 12,000 tourists every day...
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Set in the center of Las Vegas, this elegant resort features the famous Garden Arena concert and sporting venue. A casino, and tropical-inspired...
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