MGM Grand Detroit now accepting reservations for Fall 2007
With Unrivaled Guest Rooms, Amenities, Entertainment and Culinary Offerings, MGM Grand Detroit Will Be City’s Foremost Luxury Urban Destination
DETROIT—–MGM Grand Detroit, an MGM MIRAGE (NYSE:MGM) property, is now accepting hotel reservations for November 1, 2007 and later. The entertainment venue will be the first and only urban gaming destination built from the ground up and will add 400 luxury rooms and suites to the city of Detroit when it opens this fall. Reservations are available via www.mgmgranddetroit.com or (888) 646-3387.
MGM Grand Detroit will feature 400 lavish guest rooms, including nine rooftop VIP suites and 56 opulent corner suites on the highest floors of the entertainment destination, delivering panoramic views of the Detroit skyline. Rooms will include contemporary interior design by acclaimed hospitality firm Laurence Lee and Associates and some of the most technologically advanced features in the country. Guests also will enjoy in-room dining by the original celebrity chef, Wolfgang Puck. Nightly rates begin at $299 for the luxury king; $499 for executive and luxury corner suites; penthouse suites range from $900 to $3,000.
“Upon the opening of MGM Grand Detroit, corporate travelers, meeting attendees and leisure guests will be invited to experience a new level of rooms, amenities, services and restaurants never before available in Detroit,” said John Hutar, Vice President of Hotel Operations at MGM Grand Detroit. “We believe we will deliver downtown Detroit’s first true luxury experience and have built our hotel and casino from the ground up to ensure our guests will be delighted and inspired at the turn of every corner.”
MGM Grand Detroit will feature a private valet and entrance for its hotel guests, an intentional design attribute that offers separation from the casino. The lobby will envelop patrons in a modern yet tranquil atmosphere with grandiose 20-foot ceilings, a private “LIVING ROOM” with a stunning fireplace, and a dramatic backlit alabaster wall adornment with a cascading fountain. Featuring oversized ottomans and contemporary artwork from Detroit’s most prominent artists, the living room will serve as a gathering place to relax, wait for friends and business associates, or make reservations and requests via the dedicated concierge.
After stepping through the comfortable lobby, guests need not look too far for decadent culinary choices. MGM Grand Detroit customers will enjoy Wolfgang Puck’s signature WOLFGANG PUCK GRILLE, featuring the legend’s inventive California-style cuisine. Michael Mina also will introduce two new concepts to his culinary repertoire: SALTWATER, an opulent seafood dining experience; and BOURBON STEAK, which will deliver imaginative interpretations of traditional steakhouse favorites in a modern setting. Additional hotel offerings will consist of casual dining, unique lounges including a relaxed piano-style bar, high-energy nightlife, the only resort-style spa in southeast Michigan and 30,000 square feet of meeting space.
Laurence Lee and Associates is renowned for its luxury hotel design throughout the country. Their list of projects include: The Ritz Carlton, Huntington Hotel & Spa in Pasadena, Calif.; the Borgata in Atlantic City; and the Kapalua Bay Hotel in Maui, Hawaii.
Guest room highlights:
Ranging from 510 to 2,225 square feet, guest rooms will feature three unique color schemes: luxury kings and double queens will exude a warm ambiance with chocolate, dark cranberry and lime accents; corner suites will feature a sophisticated combination of vanilla and espresso with splashes of chartreuse; penthouse suites will swathe guests in a sultry setting filled with taupe, black and red décor. Each room will feature exotic Wenge furniture and modish zebra wood headboards.
The five opulent penthouse suites will boast marble floors, entertainment rooms with 50-inch plasma TVs and surround sound, separate living rooms, multiple bedrooms and oversized bathrooms featuring indulgent whirlpool tubs. They will also offer formal dining areas and a private kitchen where hotel chefs can create exclusive culinary experiences. Luxury corner suites will feature their own half bath, delivering added convenience and privacy for guests when entertaining.
Delivering a sensual and voyeuristic architectural element, the guest room showers will feature a panel of opaque tangerine glass, offering a glimpse of a showering silhouette from the bedroom. The oversized bathrooms, which make up nearly a quarter of total room size, will boast showers with double rain head showerheads and triple body showers; a 15-inch plasma TV embedded in the mirror; Palisandro marble countertops; double vanity sinks; separate water closet; lighted make-up mirrors and products by H2O spa. All rooms and suites will furnish plush bath linens featuring wrap-around body towels and microfiber spa-style bathrobes.
Deluxe beds will feature double-sided Serta pillow-top mattresses with luxurious comforters in custom duvets. The well-appointed beds will be fitted with high-thread-count bed linens and topped with fluffy pillows that invite weary travelers to take respite from the bustling city.
Advanced technological features underscore the modern but comfortable feel of the rooms and suites. When entering the room, the action of unlocking the door automatically will adjust the interior lighting in the space to a soft, warm glow; settings can be adjusted to five different levels of brightness. Telephones will serve as a “Butler” with color touch-screen technology that enables guests to access property information, schedule wake-up calls, order room service and connect to the Internet without picking up the phone.
Additionally, an electronic button beside the door allows guests to send a communiqué directly to housekeeping with a “Do Not Disturb” message or a maid service request. Motion sensors combined with the use of electronic key locks notify housekeeping personnel when rooms are occupied to minimize guest disturbances.
All rooms are appointed with a 42-inch wall-mounted plasma television and an IPOD docking station. Both wired and wireless Internet will be standard in every room; business travelers utilizing laptops will appreciate power outlets stationed at tabletop height for optimum convenience.
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About MGM MIRAGE
Upon opening, the luxurious hotel will feature 400 guest rooms, nine rooftop VIP suites and 56 corner suites. Unique characteristics include a private entrance, a Concierge level with full-service lounge, a Lobby “Living Room” for hotel guests only, in-room dining service by Wolfgang Puck Grille, 24-hour valet and complementary covered self-parking. The luxury urban destination also will offer a full-service meetings and events center capable of hosting everything from large corporate events to intimate black-tie engagements. The Grand Ballroom, with 14,000 square feet and a seating capacity of 800, will be the centerpiece of the meeting facility. It will be surrounded by a number of salon rooms, executive boardrooms and a pre-function area. The boardrooms will feature plasma screens and wireless or hardwire high-speed Internet access. In total, MGM Grand Detroit will add 30,000 square feet of meeting space to the Detroit community. For more information, phone (877) 888-2121 or visit www.mgmgranddetroit.com.
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For more information regarding MGM Grand Detroit or this release, contact:
Angela Spencer Ford, GlobalHue
Lynor Pereira, GlobalHue