The MGM Grand Las Vegas
The MGM Grand Las Vegas is situated in the city of Paradise, Nevada, at 3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South. It opened on the 18th of December 1993, and has an entertainment theme for its more than 6 000 rooms and almost 200 000 square feet of gaming space. There are a number of permanent shows for its visitors to enjoy whenever they pay this part of the country a visit, including Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; David Copperfield; JabbaWockeeZ and Kà, and its signature attractions can be said to include the MGM Grand Garden Arena; Hakkasan and CSI: The Experience. There are also a number of notable restaurants at this venue, with L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon; Emeril’s; Michael Mina’s Pub 1842; Craftsteak; Wolfgang Puck; Fiamma; Pearl and Shibuya being the best known.
The MGM Grand Las Vegas is the largest single hotel in all of America thanks to its 6 852 rooms, and also ranks as the third-largest hotel complex on earth because of this. It is the second-biggest hotel resort complex in America, coming in just behind the Palazzo and Venetian currently, but, when it first opened its doors in 1993 it was the largest one anywhere in the world.
MGM Grand Las Vegas Geography
The MGM Grand Las Vegas is both owned and operated by MGM Resorts International and the building stands 30 floors high. There are five outdoor pools; waterfalls and rivers covering just over six acres; a convention centre; an arena and a spa on the property as well. The complex contains a vast array of retail stores; nightclubs; restaurants and the biggest casino in all of Clark County, which covers just over 170 000 square feet.
The MGM Grand Las Vegas is situated on the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana, at which pedestrians are forbidden to cross at the street level. These roads are linked by means of bridges to the neighbouring casinos: across Tropicana Avenue visitors will find the Tropicana, and New York-New York lies to the west of the Strip.
The Origins of Las Vegas’ MGM Grand
The idea behind the opening of the MGM Grand Las Vegas was the creation of one of the first true destination hotels in Las Vegas by incorporating the Grand Adventures Theme Park belonging to MGM behind the casino. It was hoped that this combination of entertainment options would make the Strip a more family friendly place to be, with activities for those too young for casino action becoming available. However, this did not work out as planned, with the theme park performing very poorly and being shut down before its 2001 season began. The Signature, a luxury hotel and condominium complex, replaced it in 2002.
There are no limits to the casino games available at the MGM Grand Las Vegas, and no matter what a player’s personal preferences may be, he or she will be able to find the one they most enjoy in a matter of minutes, staying in one of the luxurious rooms provided when they have finished doing so.