Explore MGM Grand Resort

With an instantly recognizable emerald green facade and dazzling architecture, the MGM Grand Las Vegas has been an essential landmark of the Las Vegas Strip for multiple decades. Its cinematic appearance—combined with its record-breaking room count—make this resort one of the most recognizable resorts in America, if not the world.

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History

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Since December 1993, this casino has bookended the Strip at its Tropicana intersection. At the time of its launch, it was the largest hotel complex in the world, and remains the largest single hotel in the United States to this day. The MGM Grand is a fixture in Hollywood films, and even with the competition of T-Mobile arena just across the Las Vegas Strip, A-list talent is a constant presence at the MGM Garden arena. 

Before the MGM Grand existed in its current form, it was a smaller hotel named the MGM Marina, a stone’s throw from McCarran International Airport, now the Harry Reid International Airport. This hotel closed in 1990, but its bones remain part of the MGM Grand today. The MGM Grand was initially conceived as a more family-friendly resort in the ’90s with a Wizard of Oz theme. Now operated by Blackstone and MGM Resorts International, with subsidiaries like Diaoyutai MGM in China, this massive hotel casino has since evolved.

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Today, it is a luxurious complex that often hosts the world’s biggest stars at the MGM arena, invites flurries of nightclub-goers and A-list talent to the Hakkasan club every year, and allows for leisure and decadence in equal measure.  

Calvin Harris and Tiësto have semi-permanent residencies at the Hakkasan club, and the famous illusionist David Copperfield calls this resort home as well. Family-friendly Jabbawockeez, the incredible Kà by Cirque Du Soleil and even a Hunger Games exhibition make a stay at MGM an immersive experience, and this is all before we even get to the amenities, which MGM Grand has many. This includes five outdoor pools, outdoor fun in the form of TopGolf and an impressive spa and fitness center. 

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The Resort

Rooms and Suites

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If you think 6,852 rooms sounds like a world record, it is. Though it has been edged out by just two resorts in Asia, the MGM Grand continues to hold the record domestically as one of the largest single hotels in the country. Your standard fare hotel rooms feel anything but standard, with luxurious views and plush bedding. MGM’s suites contain spacious sections with 180-degree views of the Las Vegas Strip. Much like other resorts like the Sahara, the MGM has so much to offer.

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The Mansion

Ultra exclusive, ultra glamorous and an overall feast for the senses, the Mansion at MGM Grand is a legendary series of 29 residences boasting Tuscan touches and bedrooms that go up to four. Atrium villas have balcony views of the lush Mediterranean gardens below, and the best in dining is front and center at The Mansion. For qualified guests only. 

Fresh by StayWell

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Sometimes the flashing lights of the Vegas Strip can overwhelm the senses, and the Fresh rooms at MGM have everything you need to recharge and regroup.

Thanks to the employment of practices by Deepak Chopra and the Mayo Clinic, you can detoxify with air purification, circadian lighting and de-chlorification of your water.


MGM Grand Conference Center

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This conference hall boasts 850,000 square feet of space for affairs big and small, equipped with award winning customer service and three floors of space. The center features luxe ballrooms like the Grand and Vista ballrooms.

Ballrooms

Marquee Ballroom

90,000 square feet of wide open space makes the Marquee ballroom ideal for any style of big gathering, like banquets, trade shows and receptions. The Marquee ballroom comes equipped with access to the latest technological and catering services.

Studio Ballroom

Located in the heart of the MGM Grand, the Studio ballroom gives you 10,000 square feet of space conveniently located near the MGM’s shopping and retail area. With a 900 person capacity, the Studio ballroom is perfect for private receptions and corporate events.

MGM Garden Arena

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Madonna, Lana Del Rey and Garth Brooks are just some of the stars who have played at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. This stunning space holds a capacity of 17,000 people. It can serve as an exhibition space or a site for elegant ceremonies and dinners.

Pools

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The MGM Grand has significant bragging rights when it comes to their pool complex, at a stunning 6.5 acres of four separate sites of shimmering waters, whirlpool, and even  a lazy river. Eat, drink, lounge and take a few selfies at the cabana rentals, and be  sure to pack plenty of sunscreen for the intense UV rays of the Las Vegas summer sun. 

The MGM Grand pools are a staple of any summer time stay at the MGM Grand, and with heat waves reaching the triple digits, you will want some TLC time underneath the waterfalls, with maybe a cocktail or two. 

Cabanas and Daybeds

Make the MGM pool experience a personal, comfortable one, with a daybed or cabana rental. You can expect towel service, snacks, a generous beverage credit, personalized bottle service, views of the pool complex and flat screen TVs. These cabanas fit groups of up to eight. 

Wet Republic Pool Parties

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An experience for the serious daytime partygoer, the Wet Republic Pool Parties at the MGM Grand are a memory making immersion, with the hottest DJs, decorated bungalows, signature cocktails and VIP bottle service. When in season, it is one of the hottest spots to be in town. DJs like Tiësto, Zedd, and Steve Aoki are just some of the Wet Republic names you could catch for a summertime celebration unlike any other.

Theaters

The MGM Grand has several theaters, each home base for an assortment of dazzling shows that attract thousands of guests every week. Among these are the David Copperfield Theater, with an intimate seating arrangement of just about 740 guests. 

Kà by Cirque Du Soleil theater is an impressive, innovative theater that will blow your mind, should you be lucky enough to attend the show. This colorful ensemble is fortified with a theatrical, unique stage setup. 

Parking

Parking for MGM Grand guests is part of the 24 hour parking fee and provides in and out privileges, which can be charged to your room.

Self parking and valet apply to this fee, and it can be used at MGM resorts throughout Las Vegas, allowing you the convenience to park wherever you choose at any MGM resort. For short term parking, the first hour is free, with a $12 charge for one to four hours, and $15 for four to 24 hours after that. There is an $18 fee for any parking over 24 hours. Nevada residents received complimentary parking for the first 3 hours and then are subject to the above rates. 

Valet rates are as follows: 

Zero to Two hours: $18 Monday through Thursday, $20 from Friday to Sunday.

Two to Four hours: $20 Monday through Thursday, $22 Friday to Sunday

Four to 24 hours: $26 Monday through Thursday, $30 Friday through Sunday

Over 24 hours daily rate: $26 Monday through Thursday, $30 Friday through Sunday

Transportation

Executive Transportation is an MGM Grand partner, and they provide limousine service through the concierge for your convenience, right from the MGM Grand entrance. Avis Rental has a spot inside the MGM Grand, and Taxi assistance is available from the MGM Grand entrance as well. Don’t forget about the Las Vegas Monorail as well.

The Grand Salon

The Grand Salon at MGM Grand is available for anyone’s glam-squad needs. With mobile hair and makeup artists in the comfort of your room, as well as styling, updos, blow dry, keratin treatments and nail services.  

Grand Spa and Fitness Center

This beautiful spa has eight treatment rooms, with saunas, facial therapies, whirlpools and a selection of massage treatments for those achy muscles and joints. Be sure to make a reservation, or even take advantage of in-room services. 

Restaurants

If you are looking for a wide open selection of dining options, the MGM Grand continues its theme of bigger is better. Check out the following delectable restaurants you can enjoy at MGM Grand. With so many, you may have to come back for multiple trips to hit them all. 

Tom Colicchio’s Craft Steak

This steakhouse is backed by Top Chef powerhouse Tom Colicchio, with award winning dishes sure to make your mouth water. Ingredients are sourced from family farms all around the country. In addition to delectable steak, you can also enjoy salmon, lobster, monkey bread dessert and delicious bourbon from the drink menu. 

Crush

The famous Morton family created this American cuisine restaurant in a lively setting, boasting delectable dishes like an eight-ounce filet Mignon, Ahi Tuna and delicious flatbreads. Located at the heart of the MGM Grand, this one is a hard one to miss.

Morimoto Las Vegas

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This is a contemporary Japanese restaurant with a commitment to elegance and presentation. The sushi here is top-notch, as is the Buri Bop, which is yellowtail cooked to perfection on rice. 

Nellie’s Southern Kitchen

Southern dining is at its best at Nellie’s, which gives you classics from the American heartland like fresh biscuits, pulled pork and chicken and waffles. You can find Nellie’s right in front of the MGM Grand Garden Arena entrance. 

MGM Grand Buffet

For casual, simplified experiences for those of us with a bottomless appetite, MGM has a classic Vegas buffet that runs the gamut from fresh pizza to fresh vegetables, honoring everyone’s cravings. 

Cabana Grill – Poolside Dining

Fresh dishes for the summer are available poolside at the MGM Grand, with sampler plates, tacos and sugar-conscious cocktails. 

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Joël Robuchon

French cuisine is always a treat, and Joël Robuchon’s award winning menu means you are getting some of the best dining on the Strip. For the most educated taste palettes out there, Robuchon’s Five-Diamond taste. We are talking caviar, crispy frog legs and sauteed veal for the most refined foodies out there.  

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

Here, the aforementioned luxe dishes are prepared right in front of you for an immersive, unforgettable and glamorous experience. Simply put, this is one of the best dinners on the Strip.

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Grand Wok Noodle Bar

This easy going-restaurant provides you with traditional Asian cuisine like wok-tossed noodles, various tofu dishes and black pepper beef. 

International Smoke

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Ayesha Curry and Chef Michael Mina are powerhouse BBQ aficionados, with restaurants in Northern and Southern California, and now at the MGM Grand as well. Enjoy smoky meats and craft cocktails at this ultra-trendy eatery.

TAP Sports Bar

Grab a burger and a beer the American way at this casual, decked-out sports bar, perfect for football nights and special sporting events in town. Enjoy 60 flat-screen TVs playing every sporting event you can imagine, as well as the most savory beers on tap.

Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill

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Wolfgang Puck is a ubiquitous presence in the culinary world—and for good reason. He adds his signature touch at this casual bar and grill, with delectable pizzas, flat iron steak and tart linguini.

Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House

Emeril LaGasse brings Creole cuisine to Las Vegas and the Strip is richer for it. This fish house brings you amazing shellfish dishes, pork, steak and chicken options, as well as classics like gumbo and jumbo shrimp.

Avenue Cafe

For quick, on-the-go dining and breakfast on the Strip, the Avenue Cafe brings you retro style, sandwiches, burgers, fries and mimosas.

Pieology

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Take control of your pizza pie by building your own dish here at Pieology. 

Greek Sneek

Healthy and savory dishes courtesy of Chef William DeMarco means you are getting the best gyros and baklava on the Strip, as well as native spirits and cocktails. 

Bars

Ambra Bar

Grab some live music and incredible craft cocktails at this upscale Italian joint located in MGM Grand, complete with a funky, swirling orange bar that appears to be made of liquid.

Whiskey Down

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You will find over four dozen different bourbons, scotches and whiskeys at Whiskey Down, whether they be Irish, American or Canadian. 

Losers Bar

Enjoy live country music and the best beers on tap at the Losers Bar, located in The District, where you can bump elbows with country fans and musicians alike.

32° (TEMPORARILY CLOSED)

There’s no bad time for a slushie in Las Vegas—especially during the summer months. Stop by 32° for “a taste of summer all year round.”

Fat Tuesday

You may have been living under a rock if you are unfamiliar with Fat Tuesday, but it’s never too late to enjoy their delicious daiquiris and other delicious frozen drinks straight from the Mardi Gras parade. 

Centrifuge

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This hip bar is located in the casino and shaped like a circle for a 180° unique experience right in the heart of the MGM grand. Bumping the coolest beats and boasting an alluring art installation, it is the best place to enjoy a drink on the casino floor. 

Lobby Bar

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If you are ready to hit the bar as soon as you walk into the MGM Grand, you can’t do much better than the Lobby Bar with its casual atmosphere and a lengthy list of cocktail options and specialty drinks. 

Entertainment

Las Vegas thrives on luck, merriness and above all, A-grade talent, resulting in so many places to go on the Vegas Strip.

Shows

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Vegas is notorious for having a rotation of shows that always delight. Here is the current roaster of shows.

Shows at MGM Grand

David Copperfield — See the household name of magicians, only at MGM Grand.

Jabbawockeez — Experience dancing with sharpness and perfection like nothing you’ve ever seen before.

Kà by Cirque Du Soleil — Cirque du Soleil presents a definitive story through stunning acrobatics and theatrics.

Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club — See the man himself—along with hordes of other talent—at Brad Garrett’s self-named comedy club

Activities and Exhibits

The Hunger Games Exhibit

The Hollywood Franchise gets a front and center exhibit at the MGM Grand, complete with an exploratory experience that includes stunning artistic recreations, top-of-the-line technology and highlighting of the famous costuming and set recreations from the film. 

Virtual Reality at Level Up

Once you put on your goggles, you are transported into a mesmerizing interactive world of gaming that will blow your mind. Fight zombies, head off outbreaks and battle killer drones as you lose yourself in this immersive simulation.

Topgolf

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Work on your swing and show off for your friends at Topgolf, but don’t forget you can enjoy a beer while you do so. 

Casino

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MGM Resorts M Rewards card gives you points for every dollar spent, and the more you play, the more you are likely to reap massive benefits from being a member. The formerly-named M Life program is an essential part of your wallet, so we highly encourage you to sign up and begin accruing perks. Be sure to get all the information about the M Rewards program by reading more about the MGM Grand casino.

Shopping

America!

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Whether you find the Las Vegas Strip to be a vital part of American history or not, there is no denying that history is constantly made on the Strip. Enjoy American memorabilia and unique gifts at this treasure trove shop of souvenirs.

CBS Television City

Get awesome, unique apparel from classic CBS TV shows here.

Essentials

Sundries, snacks and last-minute needs are what you’ll find here.

Front Page Newsstand

Conveniently located next to guest elevators, this shop has tobacco, newspapers, sundries, sodas and toiletries to keep you covered. 

Grand and Company

Souvenirs, sundries and daily essentials are what you will find here at the Main Lobby.

Grand Sports

Get the coolest apparel for Vegas’s iconic sports teams like the Vegas Golden Knights and the Las Vegas Raiders.

Jabbawockeez Store

After seeing this phenomenal show, bring home some memorabilia and souvenirs from the Jabbawockeez store.

Kà Boutique

You will find a vast selection of Cirque Du Soleil memorabilia and souvenirs at this store.

Harley Davison

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Bikers, welcome to your oasis. Get all the hottest Harley Davidson branded gear here at the Harley Davidson Store, whether it be leather, shoes, belts and other assorted gifts. 

Maceoo Paris

This luxury store is essential for the elegant, traveling male. Macceo boasts a selection of the finest suits, athleisure and fragrances—you can even make your own—along with dinner jackets, blazers and personalized tailors. 

Misura

At Misura, you can find luxe menswear courtesy of renowned brands like Fossil, Under Armour, Tommy Bahama and Hugo Boss.

Nectar Bath Treats

You will find hand-crafted, artful bath and soap products to keep your skin in great condition during your stay at MGM—all with a cruelty free touch.

Pandora

Discover gorgeous, handcrafted jewelry at Pandora, perfectly suited for the innovative, elegant people in your life. 

Paradiso

Find luxe designs by Ray Ban and Betsey Johnson at Paradiso, a trendy store that seamlessly does great business casual to swimwear all in one store.

Quiksilver

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Before you hit the pool, check out Quiksilver’s swimwear and summer attire.

Reviv

Long night? Fun night? Reviv is here to replenish your vitamins and minerals with hydrating IV infusions and energizing vitamin drinks to keep you in fighting shape.

Rocks The Jewelers

Find a beautiful, classic selection of jewelry and watches at Rocks.

The Beauty Shop

For the most essential beauty and skincare needs, check out the Beauty Shop for a quick rejuvenation and restoration.

Welcome to Las Vegas

Find the coolest, kitschiest souvenirs at Welcome To Las Vegas, with novelty items, apparel and decorative art.

The Future of MGM Grand

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2022 stands to be a huge year for the MGM Grand as the world slowly emerges from what has been an intense two years of restrictions and readjustments. Nick Cannon will bring his Wild ‘N Out Tour to the MGM Grand in June to kick off the summer, and the 2022 Grammys may even be bringing their ceremony to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in the spring after a postponement. This crown jewel of the Las Vegas Strip is not going anywhere anytime soon and travelers and locals alike are grateful for it. 


Frequently Asked Questions About MGM Grand Las Vegas

When does the MGM Grand pool open?

The pool at MGM Grand is open year-round, as one of the premier pools on the Strip. The lazy river is open seasonally.

How big is MGM Grand Las Vegas?

With over 6,000 rooms and over two dozen restaurants, MGM Grand is one of the largest resorts on the Strip.

What is near MGM Grand on the Strip?

MGM Grand is near other big-name hotels on the Strip such as New York-New York and OYO, as well as amazing attractions for travelers of all types.

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  1. The 3or 4 of us have been coming and staying at MGMGrand for at least 15 + years and we won’t stay anywhere else. The rooms are so spacious and love the bathroom. Plenty of space for 3 or 4 women and all our “stuff”. The casino is huge and we only do slots. We have our favorites and you can much of the time play for long time on machine- winning and losing and hopefully end up winning. If you don’t, what fun trying. The restaurants- so many choices. Our favorite is The Avenue for breakfast and Wolfgang Puck for dinner. However many of the others are very good as well. Unfortunately we don’t have unlimited means to be able eat at one of the top, expensive ones. Maybe one of us will hit it big and we will splurge. One can only dream. We may not have a lot of money to spend, but staying at MGM and being treated like we do is an incredible feeling. The Lazy River- how could I forget that. Love it love it. If u stay once at MGM Grand you will be back. We will be there April 16 and counting the days. Only three nights and just wish it could be longer. We go to other casinos for fun, but always come home to MGM. I only have one negative and it is not about “the Grand”,as we call it, but the fact all casinos are bringing more and more of those Chinese machines in and taking away a lot of favorites. Hard to even the plsy figure out and the payouts are lousy. Even on penny machine you have to start out at $.80. Almost a dollar. We always talk to people as we are playing or watching and surprised that many, many feel as we do. Maybe some of the many machines are made in China but they look very American and you can start out smaller amounts and work up. The Chinese machines look very Chinese. People play longer and spend more when they are winning decent amounts along the way. So see you soon MGM here’s hoping we have some good wins. Between, COVID, INFLATION, WAR IN UKRAINE, AND OUR LACK OF THE RIGHT LEADERSHIP, we all need something to look forward to. By the way we did stay at Bellagio and Venetian years back because of incredible deals, but we learned there is no place like MGM GRAND.

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