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M Resort Spa Casino Opens in Las Vegas

March 2, 2009 by  



Chairman and CEO Anthony A. Marnell III, with wife Lyndy, cut the ceremonial ribbon at the M Resort Spa Casino March 1, 2009
M Resort Spa Casino, the newest $1 billion resort casino located on South Las Vegas Boulevard and St. Rose Parkway, opened its doors to thousands of anxious patrons at  10 p.m. Sunday, March 1 (Pictured above: Chairman and CEO Anthony A. Marnell III, with wife Lyndy, cut the ceremonial ribbon).   The resort opened in its entirety with an electrifying fireworks show at 9:50 p.m.
 
The M Resort is the product of a collaboration between Anthony A. Marnell III, Chairman and CEO of the M Resort and his father, architect Tony Marnell, Chairman of Marnell Corrao Associates, the premier construction and development company responsible for notable projects throughout Las Vegas including Wynn, Treasure Island, the Mirage, Caesars Palace and the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. 

Chairman and CEO Anthony A. Marnell III with wife Lyndy

Chairman and CEO Anthony A. Marnell III with wife Lyndy

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“Working with my father on the M is one of the best experiences of my life,” said Anthony A. Marnell III. “He has worked with a number of major casino-resort properties, and I think that over the last 40 years there are things he’s wanted to do and there are things that I’ve seen that I believe should be different in casino-resorts. He and I have had the opportunity to collaborate and the result of that is the M.”
 
Cutting-edge technologies have been added to the resort to ensure guests receive the highest level of service. The M Resort includes always-on, seamless wireless coverage throughout, allowing guests in different parts of the resort to access wireless voice and data services, mobile phones, BlackBerry devices, PDAs and laptops. In addition, an on-site gas station and M Pharmacy provide unique amenities for locals and tourists.
 
Residing on more than 90 acres and situated 400 feet higher in elevation than the resort-casinos on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, the M Resort provides optimal views of the famous skyline from the rooms, restaurants and lobby within the resort. The M Resort embodies a unique contemporary architectural design and is infused with rich colors, subtle horizontal lines and finely crafted materials.

Beverage servers ready to take your order

M Girls ready to take your order at M Resort

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ROOM AMENITIES
The M Resort offers 390 exceptionally appointed, oversized guest rooms and suites ranging from 550 to 2,400 square feet. The guest rooms and suites are richly designed with beds featuring a pillow-top mattress and fine linens. Each room offers a living space that includes high-technology amenities such as a Bose Wave sound system, iPod docking station and 42” HD LCD flat screen television. The spa-like bathrooms offer guests a marble vanity with double sinks, inlaid mirror television and separate bathtub and shower. All resort rooms and suites feature automatic lighting controls for energy efficiency and floor to ceiling windows with unrivaled views of the Las Vegas Strip or mountains. Uniquely designed, more than 70 percent of the rooms at the M Resort provide views of the world-famous Las Vegas skyline.

DINING
Dining is the heart and soul of the M Resort, with nine restaurants and five destination bars, all owned and operated by the Marnells.  Each restaurant was developed to allow for innovative social environments and the majority feature outdoor dining terraces with paramount views of the Las Vegas Strip. 

One of several restaurants in M Resort

One of several restaurants in M Resort

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The dining line-up includes: Studio B Show Kitchen Buffet, which incorporates a live action cooking studio; Marinelli’s, featuring authentic Italian dishes with recipes from the Marnell family recipe book; Terzetto, a steak and seafood restaurant with Terzetto Oyster Bar providing a casual dining option; Veloce Cibo, the top-floor restaurant and lounge; Red Cup Cafe, an art-deco inspired 24-hour eatery serving American, Asian and south-of-the-border dishes; Hostile Grape, a wine cellar, bar and tasting room; Baby Cakes, a European-inspired patisserie; Vig Deli, an eatery next to the race and sports books and Piazza Grille, a Mediterranean casual dining outdoor restaurant near the expansive pool. 

Dining area allows guest to observe kitchen activities

Dining area allows guest to observe kitchen activities

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com 

Baby Cakes, a European-inspired patisserie

Baby Cakes, a European-inspired patisserie

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com 

M Resort takes great care in preparing dishes to ensure they are made from fresh, quality ingredients

M Resort takes great care in preparing dishes to ensure they are made from fresh, quality ingredients

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com 

GAMING
With guest comfort and convenience top-of-mind, the casino floor at the M Resort is designed to provide them with the best gaming experience Las Vegas has to offer. From the industry’s most comfortable and easy-to-move chairs, to the latest gaming technology and the most convenient floor design, gaming at the M Resort puts the guest first. The resort offers nearly 1,900 of the newest and most popular slots, a 12-table poker room, 64 table games including Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, Mini Baccarat and Pai Gow. Dealers are assigned to tables for an entire month making it easy for players to find a familiar face.

A slot gaming area at M Resort

A slot gaming area at M Resort

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Video poker players will enjoy payouts of up to 100 percent return and the best progressives. Located adjacent to the M Race & Sports Book, the poker room offers 12 tables and features Texas Hold Em’ limit and no-limit variations and daily tournaments. For added convenience, a text or television message will inform players that their seat is ready. The technology continues with one of the industry’s first offerings of handheld gaming as well as a server-based ready and full Ethernet floor.

The Jewelry box randomly rewards up to $5,000 to slot players

The Jewelry Box randomly rewards up to $5,000 to slot players

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

At the heart of the M Resort casino floor lies a one-of-a-kind high-energy gaming area known as the Jewelry Box, which is exclusive to the resort. While many can only dream about having gorgeous emeralds, rubies, sapphires and diamonds in their jewelry box, the M Resort’s actually does, with each jewel representing a different payout. “There are 124 machines that randomly reward up to $5,000 to players,” said Rich Strafella, Vice President of Casino Operations, M Resort. Every Jewelry Box reward is celebrated with a dazzling visual presentation for everyone to enjoy. iMagine Rewards card members can use their points for cash back, comps and free play including M Resort’s on-site gas station and car wash, M Pharmacy, dining, rooms and suites.

RACE & SPORTS BOOK
M Resort’s Race & Sports Book is a state-of-the-art betting arena with optimal viewing. Adjacent to the Vig Deli, the race and sports book mixes the comforts of home with cutting-edge technology and high-energy gaming excitement. Designed with guest comfort in mind, the race and sports book offers traditional and VIP lounge seating to create a relaxed atmosphere where service is just as important as the game. With an adjacent access point and easy access to parking, the race and sports book is convenient for bettors wanting to make a quick stop or an extended stay to enjoy M Resort’s amenities.

M Resort’s Race & Sports Book is a state-of-the-art betting arena

M Resort’s Race & Sports Book is a state-of-the-art betting arena

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

The M Resort Race & Sports Book offers individual player betting terminals, lines on all major race and sports events including NASCAR, golf, tennis and boxing as well unique betting propositions and electronic betting options. Beer lovers can unite inside 32º Draft Bar near the race and sports book, where brews are served at the ideal temperature, the coldest temperature in town right from the tap.

ENTERTAINMENT
Entertaining at every turn, headline concerts, themed pool parties, festivals and other special events will be offered at the 100,000 square foot Villaggio Del Sole Pool and Entertainment Piazza, which will showcase headline entertainment and an unprecedented backdrop of the Las Vegas Strip. Ravello Lounge features nightly live performances by top bands and a late night DJ.

Villaggio Del Sole Pool and Entertainment Piazza

Villaggio Del Sole Pool and Entertainment Piazza

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com 

Live entertainment at the Villaggio Del Sole Pool and Entertainment Piazza

Live entertainment at the Villaggio Del Sole Pool and Entertainment Piazza

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com 

High atop the M Tower, Bar Veloce’s social and contemporary atmosphere is coupled with spectacular views of the Las Vegas Strip. An open front bar allows mixlogists to interact with guests and prepare cocktails to order. Live DJ entertainment in the evening hours and special “Velocity” nights will take place.

M Resort’s Lobby Bar provides an entertaining ambiance of live piano and other instrumental performances while guests can order specialty cocktails, wine and beer as well as dishes from either the Oyster Bar or Marinelli’s. Residing at the center of all the action is the stylishly-chic M Bar which features M mixologists and the striking “M” Girls.

An open bar at M Resort in Las Vegas

An open bar at M Resort in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com 

The "M" Girls at M Resort

The "M" Girls at M Resort

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

MEETING SPACE
For the meeting planner, the M Resort offers more than 60,000 square feet of open and dynamic conference space, including a 17,400 square foot ballroom, multiple reception areas and a convenient business center. Designed for optimal customization, the M Resort provides the latest technology and connectivity along with unmatched flexibility.
 
“Because the M Resort is a boutique property, we’re able to really work with planners, especially those with small to mid-sized meetings, to provide them with personalized service and the options and flexibility to achieve their meeting objectives,” said Drew Varga, Executive Director of Sales, M Resort.

The M Resort includes both architectural innovation as well as the Marnell brand of hospitality.

The M Resort includes both architectural innovation as well as the Marnell brand of hospitality.

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

SPA
For the ultimate in relaxation, guests can indulge and experience revitalization like never before inside the 23,000 square foot Spa Mio. This world-class spa provides the latest treatments and pampered services. Spa Mio offers 16 treatment rooms, sauna, steam and Jacuzzi wet areas, full-service salon and barbershop and a state-of-the-art fitness center – all with spectacular views of the pool and events piazza, Villaggio Del Sole.

For more information, visit www.theMresort.com.

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