MGM Grand Las Vegas
Main Phone Number:(312) 222 - 2222
The MGM Grand is the third largest hotel in the world and the largest hotel resort complex in the United States, ahead of The Venetian.
Total Meeting Space:380000 (in square feet)
Property Brand:MGM Grand Hotel
Meeting Rooms:MGM Grand's Conference Center From small gatherings to large conventions, MGM Grand provides the outstanding facilities and impeccable service you demand to make your event flawless. Our 602,000 square feet of flexible meeting space can easily adapt for events of all sizes and types, and includes the 380,000-square-foot Grand Conference Center, as well as our newest addition, the 92,000-square-foot Marquee Ballroom. No matter what size your event, you're guaranteed the knowledgeable help from our award-winning staff of 13 CMPs (Certified Meeting Professionals) – the most of any resort in Las Vegas. Many of our highly experienced managers are also industry specialists to better meet your specific needs. Our Executive Meetings managers specialize in groups of 15 to 300 while our National managers work with groups requiring room blocks of 301 to 4,000+ rooms.
Description:The Marina Hotel, located at 3805 Las Vegas Boulevard, opened in 1975 as a 714-room hotel and casino. In 1989, Kirk Kerkorian bought the Marina Hotel and the Tropicana Country Club to obtain the site that would become the home of the MGM Grand. During that time, the Marina was known as the MGM-Marina Hotel. Ground was broken on October 7, 1991, for the new casino hotel complex. The Marina closed on November 30, 1990. The Marina hotel building still exists as the western end of the main hotel building. Media A parody of the MGM Grand was featured in the BMX video game Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX 2. Leo the Lion was replaced with dragons. The MGM Grand was among many casinos the MIT Blackjack Team gambled at in the book Bringing Down The House. MGM Grand featured a glass-sided lion habitat inside the casino area, in which up to six lions were shown daily since 1999. A see-through tunnel ran through the habitat for close-up viewing where the lions would frequently lounge on top of the glass allowing visitors to walk under them. The lions were owned by Keith Evans, a trainer of exotic animals, and did not live at the habitat, but at his ranch 12 miles (19 km) outside Las Vegas. The lion habitat closed permanently in February 2012 as part of MGM's Grand Renovation.