Set amidst all the glitz and glamour money can buy, Las Vegas is purpose built for entertainment of which there is no shortage! Most of the Las Vegas attractions are located along the 4 mile stretch known as “The Strip” where one will find many of the well known casinos. Those looking to splash out and enjoy the kind of luxury so typical of Vegas can look to stay at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino.
Blending stylish elegance with luxurious comfort, this famous hotel is an ideal base from which to soak up the chaotic sights and sounds of Las Vegas. The MGM Grand Hotel is only around 2.5 miles from the McCarran International Airport and is convenient for those who want to experience The Strip in all its glory and garishness!
The best time to explore The Strip is at night when the area is bathed in neon lights and is transformed into a wild and wonderful playground! Those staying at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino Las Vegas will find the Fashion Show Mall, Madame Tussauds and the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum within 2 miles away, while Downtown Las Vegas is a little over 5 miles from the property.
Of course the main draw of Las Vegas is its casinos of which there are plenty of. The MGM Grand Hotel does have its very own casino which means that one can experience the adrenaline rush of the casino floor without leaving the hotel premises! Such table games as Blackjack, Roulette, Craps and Baccarat are all on hand, while the hotel casino also has a Poker Room, a Race & Sports Book centre and numerous slot machines.
Those wanting to combine a sightseeing tour with some all night gambling can visit the casinos at Mandalay Bay, The Bellagio, Caesars and The Mirage. Back on The Strip, there are several “must see” attractions worth taking in such as Circus Circus with its live performances, the Sirens Show at Treasure Island, the erupting volcano at the Mirage, the Eiffel Tower replica, the stomach churning rides atop Stratosphere Tower and not forgetting the mesmerizing water fountains at The Bellagio which have been choreographed to accompanying music.
With so much to see and do, it is easy to forget that the MGM Grand Hotel is an attraction in itself. Those looking for onsite leisure facilities can head to the Wet Republic Ultra Pool area with its swimming pools and party atmosphere or to the Grand Pool Complex. A lion habitat, the Grand Spa & Health Club and a Las Vegas monorail station can be found on the property along with a wide range of shops selling everything from jewellery to designer clothing.
The hotel is also home to such world famous dining establishments as the Joel Robuchon restaurant and Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill, while one can hobnob with the rich and trendy at such nightlife hotspots as the Tabu Ultra Lounge, Studio 54 and Centrifuge. Popular night-time entertainment at the hotel includes “KA” from Cirque du Soleil, the Crazy Horse Paris cabaret and shows at the Grand Garden Arena.
The guestrooms at the MGM Grand Hotel are equally impressive and give one a chance to get some rest after a long night of gambling! The rooms come with wired and / or Wi-Fi internet access (additional cost) which is a definite plus, while air conditioning, cable television with pay movies, a safe and an iron / ironing board are also on hand. For a truly unforgettable stay in Las Vegas one can book such luxury suites as the Hollywood Suite, the Celebrity Spa Suite or the Terrace Suite.
The MGM Grand Hotel and Casino is a quintessential Las Vegas resort complex which caters to both first time visitors and those who just cannot get enough of this glamorous getaway in the dessert. Aside from all the great features it offers, the MGM Grand Hotel is also a perfect place from which to experience life in the city that never sleeps!
By Larry Austin
Larry Austin is a freelance journalist, currently working for RoomsNet.com and who writes on topics related to travel, hotels and destination reviews. MGM Grand Hotelis one of the most popular holiday destinations in Spain and Roomsnet.com is a specialist for Hotel Booking.