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MGM Resorts Increases Resort Fees YET AGAIN

Posted by Chuckmonster on 24 Oct 2016
The lovely, thoughtful and caring executives in charge of MGM Resorts International are yet again raising their resort fees. All rooms booked starting November 8th will have to pay the new fees. The last resort...

Tagged: resort fees   mgm resorts international   profit growth plan   jim murren   


Monte Carlo To Be Renamed Park MGM

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Jun 2016
MGM Resorts International just announced that they are going to partner with Sydell Group to transform Monte Carlo into a new resort called Park MGM. MGM/Sydell Group team plans to "redefine Vegas Hospitality" and "elevate city's...

Tagged: park mgm   monte carlo   eatily   nomad hotel   jim murren   


More MGM Parking Rules!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 May 2016
We've uncovered a few more fine print details regarding MGM's paid parking program. The Dates This is when paid parking will be turned on at various properties: June 6 - Aria (and Vdara), Bellagio, Monte Carlo, New York-New...

Tagged: mgm resorts   paid parking   jim murren   profit growth plan   


MGM Paid Parking: The Rules And The Prices

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 May 2016
As VT noted yesterday, the institution that is free parking on the Las Vegas Strip is imminently (and permanently) being dismantled by MGM Resorts International. There has been a lot of conjecture about who pays...

Tagged: mgm resorts international   paid parking   profit growth plan   m life   jim murren   


MGM Paid Parking: Tourists Pay, Employees and M Life Noir Free

Posted by Chuckmonster on 10 May 2016
Paid parking is imminent. Sources told us previously that the deadline for implementing paid parking at MGM properties was May 31, 2016. Based on the quick work MGM is making to install lighting, pay...

Tagged: paid parking   mgm   mgm grand   luxor   bellagio   jim murren   profit growth plan   


PGP: MGM's M Life Charm Offensive

Posted by Chuckmonster on 29 Mar 2016
With the paid parking doomsday clock steadily tick-tock-ticking away, MGM Resorts International has launched a charm offensive. In the last few weeks, MGM has been sending out offers containing steeply discounted hotel rates in front of...

Tagged: mgm   profit growth plan   m life   comp clubs   point shaving   paid parking   jim murren   


PGP: MGM To Expand Non-Smoking Rooms

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 Mar 2016
Here's some good news... MGM Resorts International is looking to expand their inventory of non-smoking rooms in 2016. Great! As an ex-smoker, I'm ok with this development. Once you move to the other side...

Tagged: mgm resorts international   profit growth plan   smoking   jim murren   chris nordling   jeff gebben   


Can You Feel The Murrn?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 5 Feb 2016
Can you feel the Murrn? #feelthemurrn ...

Tagged: jim murren   president   feelthemurrn   


MGM CEO Jim Murren Blogs About Parking

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Jan 2016
While the east coast of the U.S. is getting hammered by blizzard, MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren has been busy shoveling snow of his own - in the employee parking garage. Jim Murren has taken...

Tagged: mgm   profit growth plan   paid parking   jim murren   blogs   quantum teledildonics   


Update: MGM Resorts International Announces Paid Parking

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 Jan 2016
According to Washington Times, MGM Resorts International is going to announce paid parking later today. We've received numerous tips from numerous sources that MGM called a meeting at 10am to discuss the changes with employees. ...

Tagged: mgm resorts   paid parking   profit growth plan   jim murren   


Look Who Plans To Profit From The MGM Profit Growth Plan

Posted by Chuckmonster on 2 Dec 2015
Indubitably, we will learn more ways in which MGM Resorts International will cut corners on guest offerings in the name of increasing profit via their Profit Growth Plan. They'll find creative ways to add...

Tagged: mgm resorts international   profit growth plan   jim murren   


PGP: MGM Hates Your Travel Agent, Too

Posted by Chuckmonster on 24 Nov 2015
MGM Resorts International, owners of Aria, Bellagio, Circus Circus, Excalibur, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, Mirage, MGM Grand, Monte Carlo, New York New York and Vdara, have made a lot of waves lately via their Profit Growth...

Tagged: profit growth plan   mgm resorts international   resort fees   expedia   priceline   jim murren   travel agents   reddit   


WOW: Bellagio Institutes Surge Pricing At Bars

Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 Nov 2015
MGM Resorts International has another new front in their Profit Growth Plan war on customers... the bar. Just like tightening slots and table games, MGM is now turning their cost control and variable pricing...

Tagged: profit growth plan   mgm resorts international   jim murren   bellagio   surge pricing   


Paid Parking: The Profit Growth Plan Mailbag

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Nov 2015
Did you know that MGM Resorts International has a blog? It is called "Momentum" and its primary focus is employee communications. Since most MGM staffers don't have or require network access to do...

Tagged: paid parking   profit growth plan   mgm resorts international   public relations   jim murren   


Paid Parking: MGM Adds Car Counters To Parking Garage Ramps

Posted by Chuckmonster on 5 Nov 2015
MGM Resorts International is in heated internal discussions about shifting to a paid parking model as part of their Profit Growth Plan initiative to create new revenue streams for the company. A tipster has sent us...

Tagged: mgm resorts international   jim murren   paid parking   profit growth plan   


Update: Jimbo Gets A Twitter Account

Posted by Chuckmonster on 26 Oct 2015
First came @JohnUnwin, Cosmopolitan CEO who hyped his properties, made fun of Steve Wynn and engaged in VT comedy via Twitter. Second came @DerekJStevens who took the Social CEO concept even further with behind...

Tagged: twitter   jim murren   social media   gordon absher   alan feldman   marketing   


New Feature Posted: Delano Las Vegas Panoramic Suite Review

Posted by Chuckmonster on 9 Sep 2015
Just a note to those tuned into RSS, Facebook and/or @vegastripping Twitter feeds that we've posted a new feature article. Recently, I had the pleasure to stay in one of the Panoramic Suites at Delano Las...

Tagged: delano   thehotel   mandalay bay   reviews   jim murren   


MGM Hakkasan Hospitality Unplugged

Posted by Chuckmonster on 28 Jul 2015
In February 2014, we posted that MGM Resorts International would be partnering with Hakkasan Group to build a Hakkasan Hotel at MGM Grand. We obtained renderings of the project shortly thereafter. Someday, these renderings will...

Tagged: mgm resorts international   hakkasan group   mgm hakkasan hospitality   jim murren   mgm grand   hakkasan hotel   gansevoort   


Kirk Kerkorian Dead At 98

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 Jun 2015
Billionaire mogul, developer, dreamer, businessman and Las Vegas visionary Kirk Kerkorian died last night at the age of 98. Kirk's obituary via Los Angeles Times and Bloomberg. Statement from MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren: MGM Resorts and...

Tagged: Kirk Kerkorian   Jim Murren   MGM   


Sayonara Harmon Hotel

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Jun 2015
With whimper and whistling wind, Sir Norman Foster's aborted Harmon Hotel - the elliptical City Center cylinder - is nearly gone. Poof... and there goes Jim's Mistake's pet mistake. Harmon was a once...

Tagged: harmon   citycenter   demolition   sir norman foster   jim murren   


Aria's Latest Recipe For Cost Cutting

Posted by Chuckmonster on 7 Sep 2010
The turgid regrowth of the Las Vegas tourism and even slower adoption of its newest resort complex - CityCenter - is taking a toll on many of Aria's dining offerings in ways that will surely...

Tagged: aria   dining   jim murren   economy   


CityCenter Love Connection

Posted by Chuckmonster on 7 Sep 2010
Just a quick note to those tuned into the Twitter and RSS feeds that Admiral Hillegas posted a new feature article over on Two Way Hard Three, the first of a three part series looking...

Tagged: two way hard three   mgm resorts international   citycenter   aria   vdara   mandarin oriental   veer   crystals   jim murren   


Cosmo CEO Unwin Responds To Wynn

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Aug 2010
Cosmopolitan CEO John Unwin took to Twitter this evening to respond to Steve Wynn's charges that the Harmon entry to the forthcoming resort is a bit of a clusterfudge. Epic smart ass. With Sheldon Adelson's bravado shriveling...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   steve wynn   john unwin   jim murren   


The Answer To Aria: Strategically Placed Shrubbery

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Jun 2010
Today, the fine folks over at the Las Vegas Sun (Hi Liz.. mwah love you!) have taken our last 12 months of ARIA kvetching - busted technology, bad service, check in disasters, untrained or ornery...

Tagged: aria   jim murren   


Mmmm Life!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Jun 2010
In an interview with Norm!, MGM Mirage CEO Jim Murren made two interesting remarks. The first: MGM Mirage, soon to be known as MGM Resorts International, was not going to sell the Mirage as has been...

Tagged: mgm mirage   mlife   jim murren   


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