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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...

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PGP: MGM Charging $20 More For Bed Preferences

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Feb 2016
Late in 2015, MGM Resorts International launched a brand new suite of website templates and a new booking engine. Great! While doing some research about resort fees and parking charges yesterday, I noticed something...

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Vegas Eats: Emeril's New Orleans Fish House at MGM Grand

Posted by Misnomer on 29 Oct 2015
Emeril Lagasse is something of a paradox. On one hand, he's a classically trained chef with an unassailable pedigree, and an originator of fine dining in Las Vegas. On the other hand, he's a TV...

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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...

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Truth In Advertising Dept: Hakkasan and Steve Aoki Partner For Anti-Alcohol, Drug Campaign

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 Jul 2015
An advertisement is now appearing atop Harmon Corner's ginormous LED billboard every five minutes. The message? Say no to drugs and alcohol. The messenger? Super star dj Steve Aoki, Hakkasan...

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Hakkasan Hotel Coming To MGM Grand

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Feb 2014
Sources are telling us that MGM Resorts International, owners of almost everything on the west side of The Strip, have reportedly inked a deal with Hakkasan Limited to expand their brand footprint at MGM Grand...

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AAA Downgrades MGM Grand To Three Diamonds

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Jul 2013
The Automobile Association of America has downgraded MGM Grand to a three diamond resort. This is quite a surprise given that parent company MGM Resorts International has sunk $160 million dollars into major renovations to MGM...

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Black Sabbath September 1 at MGM Grand Garden Arena

Posted by Chuckmonster on 26 Apr 2013
The mighty Black Sabbath, er... 75% of the mighty Black Sabbath - riffmeister Tony Iommi, thunderous bass player and lyricist Geezer Butler and Satan's vocalist Ozzy Osbourne (sadly, contractual issues kept squirrelly beat blaster Bill...

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Peekaboo: Hakkasan At MGM Grand Renderings

Posted by Chuckmonster on 10 Dec 2012
For those who just can't get over the sting of losing the Imperial Palace's blue hued pagoda stylings, worry you not.... Hakkasan, the forthcoming Pan Asian supper club at MGM Grand has got you modernized...

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Skylofts at MGM Grand Offering Free Cocaine To Guests

Posted by Chuckmonster on 5 Nov 2012
VT friend Jon checked into Skylofts at MGM Grand recently to find housekeeping left him a surprise inside a coffee cup. Free "asprin" for Skyloft guests? No wonder they keep the Forbes stars! Grand...

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The Group Murrening

Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 Oct 2012
On the first night of VIMFP, a group of dedicated weirdoes broke off from the drunkypants festivities at Bar Vdara and headed towards the ARIA porte cochere to pay tribute to the CEO who made...

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MGM: Hakkasan Construction Update

Posted by Chuckmonster on 5 Sep 2012
We've been tracking the MGM Lion construction job for quite a while, eventually finding out that what they were building was a new nightclub/restaurant thingy called Hakkasan. The other day I rolled by...

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MGM Grand Lion Renovation is Hakkasan

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Jun 2012
The renovations to the exterior of the MGM Grand's ginormous lion sculpture are part of the renovation of Studio 54 as it becomes Hakkasan, an Asian inspired restaurant/nightlife concept managed by Angel Management Group. ...

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Video: Van Halen at MGM Grand May 27 2012

Posted by Chuckmonster on 30 May 2012
The reviews are in, Van Halen's show at MGM was purportedly one of the best of the tour so far. Diamond Dave was his usual goofy self, shooting off Vegas related jokes and...

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MGM Grand: Lion Renovation Update

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 May 2012
A crane has landed at MGM Grand. VT super tipster JakeZ just sent us a photo moments ago which reveals a crane has been brought in to help MGM in the renovation/expansion of the building behind...

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UPDATED: MGM Renovates Lion Exterior

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 Apr 2012
MGM Grand's much touted "Grand Renovation" is not only touching the casino floor, lobby and hotel rooms, they're redoing the exterior lion's den. It doesn't appear to be a major reconstruction, probably just...

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Photos: MGM Grand's New Executive Queen Suite

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Mar 2012
Hot on the heels of blackjacker1979's excellent feature review of the new Grand King at MGM Grand comes a set of somewhat lousy but still informative photos of the Executive Queen Suite variation on the...

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New Feature Posted: Review of New Grand King at MGM Grand

Posted by Chuckmonster on 2 Mar 2012
Just a quick note to those tuned into the RSS and Twitter feeds that we've posted a new feature article, a fantastic review of the New Grand King at MGM Grand. As some of you know,...

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MGM Grand Is Having A Contest

Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 Jan 2012
Time to put that barely used Hotmail or Yahoo! email box to some good use... giving it up to the spam gods in exchange for the opportunity to win a free stay in one of...

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Sayonara Studio 54!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 Nov 2011
Once again, the rumors have proven true. Studio 54, the longest lasting nightclub venue in Las Vegas will close on January 8th, 2012. Keeping with its "grand renovation" MGM will be replacing the aging...

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MGM Resorts International Starts Marketing Towards Kids

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Oct 2011
MGM Resorts International has registered the above cute little lion cub icon as a "logo mark" targeting children. Printed matter, namely, catalogs featuring clothing, leather goods, travel bags, games and toys, prerecorded videotapes, audio tapes and...

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Trop Watch: Oh Shit

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Oct 2011
Three weeks ago, Tropicana abruptly cut short Gladys Knights froshly announced residency at the Tropicana, weeks after giving her an extension. Two weeks ago, Tropicana terminated their agreement with Nikki Beach brand to operate their lux...

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MGM Grand Gets Wrapped

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Oct 2011
Sometime in the last month or so, MGM Grand has added a advertising wraps to the Strip and Tropicana facing quadrants of the green monster. To my knowledge this the first time they've ever...

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Peekaboo: The New Rooms At MGM Grand

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Sep 2011
Discussion has erupted on Twitter about whether or not the first two room photos contained in the MGM Grand video in an earlier post are, in fact, the new rooms at MGM Grand. The hallway...

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How To: The MGM Grand

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Sep 2011
Ever wondered how MGM Grand deals with tons and tons and tons of laundry each day? Thanks to the Wall Street Journal Marketwatch, now we know. Looking at the glossy room and hallway photos, you...

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Slylofts Drops Prices

Posted by MikeE on 5 Jul 2011
I had the pleasure of staying in MGM's top floor havens a few times back when they first introduced them. Loved them, raved plenty about them, and couldn't wait to go back again and again....

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MGM Grand Hotel Renovation To Begin September 2011

Posted by Chuckmonster on 29 Jun 2011
Through the magic that is Criss Angel's butt, we have managed to get a hold of the schedule for the pending MGM Grand room renovations which we reconstructed here. Renovations will begin on the 12th...

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Rush Performs Moving Pictures at MGM (Again)

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Apr 2011
Rush is back in Vegas for the second leg of their Time Machine tour, wherein they perform "Moving Pictures" in its entirety at MGM Grand Garden Arena inside the MGM Grand on Friday June 24,...

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Reconstructing The New Rooms at MGM Grand

Posted by Blackjacker1979 on 6 Apr 2011
As our fearless leader reported in a previous post a bit of scouring of an FTP site over on VegasMessageBoard.com has led to documents being leaked about the model rooms being built for a possible...

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MGM Grand Hotel Renovation Documents Leaked

Posted by Chuckmonster on 31 Mar 2011
A pair of crafty Undercover Bosses on VegasMessageBoard.com have unearthed a bundle of contractor documents outlining pending hotel renovations at the MGM Grand. The documents are readily available for download via an open FTP...

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Tonight On Undercover Boss

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Mar 2011
Tonight on "Undercover Boss" - the product placement reality show - MGM Grand boss Scott Sibella (who apparently has a degree from UNLV in B.S. Hotel Management) dons glasses and wig while pretending to do...

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MGM Drops the Non-Smoking Fee

Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 Feb 2011
Do you remember that $20/night non-smoking room guarantee fee that we reported MGM Grand had started charging a month or so ago? Well, a few days ago VT super friend Dr. Dave pointed out that the...

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MGM Grand Adds Non-Smoking Guarantee Fee

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Jan 2011
Before I quit two years ago, I smoked a pack and a half of cigs a day, double that if I was in Vegas on a bender. It took about a year to get...

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Another Brick In The Wall

Posted by Chuckmonster on 29 Nov 2010
During intermission of former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters' presentation of The Wall at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday night, my wife turned to me and said "What is this about?" If she...

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Lion Incorporated Upgrades Reservations Process

Posted by MikeE on 26 Sep 2010
Kudos to MGM Resorts for simplifying the reservations process. They totally overlooked the fact that it *still* takes not one, but two inquiries to look up room rates on specific dates, but at least now...

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The MGM Grand Pool Is SICK(ening)

Posted by Chuckmonster on 27 Aug 2010
Ooops. Looks like someone forgot to turn of the valve that pumps chlorine into the MGM Grand pool and now at least 100 of our fellow trippers are sick or in the hospital. More from...

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MGM Giveaway Solicits Video Grovels

Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 Aug 2010
Loser? Lame ass? Love to grovel or beg for free stuff? Skip our contest and head right over to this one sponsored by the MGM Grand. MGM Grand is looking for the lamest...

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Encore: David Lee Roth and The Mambo Slammers

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Aug 2010
Since the news that Van Halen, with David Lee Roth, are currently working on a studio album for release in 2011, we've been getting tons of requests from the peanut gallery to repost a very...

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Skylofts Launches Brand New Website That Doesn't Load

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Jul 2010
Dear Wynn Las Vegas, we apologize. After nearly a year of busting your chops about how pathetically slow your website is to load, your friends down the street on top of the MGM...

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MGM Grand Launches Roaring New Website!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Jun 2010
The standard bearer for 'bitchin' Las Vegas casino websites, Tha' MGM Grand, has launched a new one which roars like the coug that it is! No, thats not a figure of speech. The website...

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MGM Grand Offers Roger Waters Package

Posted by Chuckmonster on 7 May 2010
In what will surely be Las Vegas' live music event of the year - Roger Waters' mounting of Pink Floyd's epic "The Wall" for the first time in eons - MGM Grand is offering a...

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But What About Yes, ELP, Kansas and Styx?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Apr 2010
History proves that dinosaurs - and 1970's prog rock bands - generally move in packs. Hot on the heels of the news that Pink Floyd's Roger Waters would be performing "The Wall" at MGM Grand on...

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Mandalay Bay: There's An App For That

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Apr 2010
Mandalay Bay? There's an app for that. Mandalay Bay and MGM Grand have joined Caesars Palace in the app store fracas with their very own iPhone native applications. Both were built by MacroView Labs...

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MGM Mirage Round Up: New Name, New Players Club, New Rooms at MGM

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Apr 2010
This morning, MGM Mirage filed paperwork with its shareholders requesting to change the company's name to MGM Resorts International, or via acronym MRI. The name change is intended to change perceptions from MGM Mirage being primarily...

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Rush To Perform Moving Pictures at MGM August 14

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 Apr 2010
Calling all comp sci majors, misfits, dorques and air drummers.... the time to book a room at "La Villa Strangiato" is now! Canadian progressive rock legends Rush have announced that their 2010 "Time...

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Roger Waters Presents 'The Wall' Nov 26th at MGM Grand

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Apr 2010
Oh man oh man oh man, please fingers type faster faster faster... I feel like I'm about to wet my pants. The mastermind behind much of the music of Pink Floyd - Mr. Roger...

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