Discover our favorite hotel in Las Vegas – and why we love it so much!
While planning our trip to Las Vegas, we knew we wanted to stay right on the strip. You might be wondering – why a trip to Vegas again, when you’ve already been once? Well, my friends, Vegas is a world that continues to evolve constantly, with new offerings every year. When I say offerings, I mean – new restaurants and shows, new stores, etc. More and more celebrity chefs are making their restaurants at home in Las Vegas, specially at hotels on the strip! So when choosing where to stay, we wanted a hotel that first was a reasonable rate but also had access to some of the best new restaurants in Vegas and that’s why the MGM Grand Hotel was the winner!
Our room was sleek, with modern furnishings, inspired artwork, and a color palette awash in jewel tones, bronzes and charcoals, making it the perfect place to relax at the end of the day or sleep in after a long night in the town. The great view of the Strip was perfect – we could see it all but couldn’t hear all the craziness out there, perfect for when we wanted to day nap. The room was lush in colors – which made us feel like royalty! Classic amenities included: Luxurious king size bed with Presidential pillow-top Serta mattress (super comfortable!), 40” HDTV (for the husband to catch up on ESPN between gambling), Carrera marble-adorned bathroom with oversized backlit vanity (love me a huge bathroom), Glass top desk and executive chair (perfect for getting work done), Media hub that connects all your devices (so necessary with all my devices!), Laptop-sized safe (don’t you hate it when the safe doesn’t accommodate your laptop!?). Oh and a fully stocked minibar!
Centrally located in the Strip – the MGM Grand Hotel also had two Starbucks in the lobby (much needed every morning!), as well as some amazing restaurants that I will share about in my next post about Vegas!
Upcoming Events at the MGM Grand Hotel:
PAC-12 MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: The Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament will return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena March 11 – 14. Some of the nation’s top men’s teams will compete for the Pac-12 Championship and an automatic berth in the national championship tournament. The Pac-12 Conference has a tradition as the “Conference of Champions,” earning more than 175 NCAA team titles over the past 20 years, and has led the nation in NCAA Championships in 45 of the last 51 years. All tournament games will be televised nationally on the Pac-12 and FOX Sports networks.
BARRY MANILOW: Barry Manilow will perform Friday, April 10 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for the ONE LAST TIME! tour. The GRAMMY, Tony and Emmy Award-winning musician’s career skyrocketed to superstardom when his mega-hit song “Mandy” topped the charts in 1975. Manilow released his latest album, My Dream Duets, in October 2014. The album debuted at No. 4 and is Manilow’s 15th Top 10 album.
FLEETWOOD MAC: Fleetwood Mac, who has been performing to sold-out crowds throughout North America, will perform the final show of its critically-acclaimed ON WITH THE SHOW tour at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, April 11. Fleetwood Mac is currently performing with a five-star lineup including the returning songbird Christine McVie who rejoined the band following a 16-year absence.
IGGY AZALEA: After igniting a twitter frenzy following her arena tour announcement, GRAMMY-nominated Iggy Azalea’s The Great Escape Tour presented by AEG Live will make a stop at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, April 25. Azalea will be joined by multi-talented recording artist and actor Nick Jonas. Also joining as support acts are R&B/hip-hop favorites Tinashe and DJ Wizz Kidd.
BETTE MIDLER: Multiple GRAMMY Award-winning singer and legendary performer Bette Midler will return to the stage for her first major tour in a decade. The Divine Miss M will perform at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, May 22. The tour will feature material from Midler’s iconic career and new album, It’s The Girls!, which features swinging sounds ranging from the WWII-era Andrews Sisters and the ‘60s super-groups like the Supremes and the Shirelles, to ‘90s hit makers TLC.
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Disclaimer: Thanks to the MGM Grand Hotel for the media rate accommodations and your great services – we really appreciated it!