Wednesday, 12 October 2011

MGM Grand Las Vegas to undergo $160 million renovation

The MGM Grand in Las Vegas is to undergo a renovation project which will see all of it's 3,570 rooms and 642 suites being revamped. The rooms project is forecast to cost $160m. Executives at MGM Resorts have yet to disclose the proposed costs for the hotels vast communal areas.

Tim Kelly of MGM Resorts said that the first batch of rooms should be completed by mid-November and as many as 700 rooms will be under construction at any one time. The timescale to complete the entire project is by September 2012. Kelly said: “We felt it was necessary to refresh our room product not only for look and feel but also for functionality and from a technology perspective. There are basics customers expect when they come to Las Vegas.”

The renovations will see rooms and suites at The MGM feature mini bars and media hubs as well as LED lighting, solar shades and biodegradable toiletries.

The move by MGM Resorts comes after several other mega hotels such as Wynn Las Vegas, Bellagio and Stratosphere have all undergone similar renovations rather than building further properties.

Tim Kelly went on to say: "Resorts fight for customers from the same pool of visitors and recognize that having the newest rooms can set them apart. Our goal is to make enhancements to ensure we’re competitive in this city and worldwide.”

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