Major Expansions, New-to-Market Meeting Venues and MGM Resorts’ First All-Inclusive Package for Incentive Groups

January 28, 2018 by  

Major Expansions, New-to-Market Meeting Venues and MGM Resorts’ First All-Inclusive Package for Incentive Groups
MGM Resorts
is introducing more options for the meeting planner within one of the world’s premier meeting destinations – Las Vegas (Pictured: Rendering of ARIA Convention Center Expansion)

With convention center expansions designed to  accommodate client growth and attract new business; collaborative, innovative meeting spaces to inspire the mind; and the company’s first all-inclusive incentive group packages, MGM Resorts continues to lead the way in “meeting” expectations for groups of all sizes.

Here are some of the exciting developments and top reasons to meet with MGM Resorts in 2018:

Reinventing Meetings & Committed to Growing Group Business in Las Vegas 
On the heels of Mandalay Bay Convention Center’s expansion, MGM Resorts proves the company means business with enhancements at ARIA, MGM Grand, Park MGM and Luxor, totaling approximately 900,000 additional square feet. When all expansions are completed by the end of 2018, MGM Resorts will have 4 million square feet of meeting and convention space, more than any other company in Las Vegas. All this space, along with premier resort accommodations, restaurants, shows and more along the Las Vegas Strip provides meeting planners numerous options, under one portfolio, with one seamless contract.

ARIA Convention Center Expansion Welcomes First Groups in February
This major expansion project began in May 2016 at one of North America’s premier destinations for meetings and events.  Now nearing completion, ARIA’s $165 million project to enhance its LEED Gold-certified convention center will deliver an additional 200,000 square feet of technologically advanced, flexible meeting space across four stories, for a total of over 500,000 square feet.  Highlighted by stunning indoor/open-air verandas; dramatic views of The Park and T-Mobile Arena; and the one-of-a-kind Cypress Executive Lounge with private suites, stocked pantry, conference room and library, the expanded space will put the “wow” in any event.

Topping Off of MGM Grand Conference Center Expansion 
After breaking ground in June 2017 on an expansion of its award-winning conference center, MGM Grand is ready to top it off on January 30, 2018.  The $130 million project is adding 250,000 square feet for a total of more than 850,000 square feet when complete. Stay Well Meetings, the industry’s first-ever wellness meetings experience (which launched at MGM Grand), also is expanding its footprint. Demonstrating the demand for a new way to conduct business, Stay Well Meetings feature amenities and programs that offer the kinds of healthy, productive and creative work environments that many clients are actively seeking.  The expansion is scheduled for completion by the end of 2018.

Park MGM Debuts New Meeting Space
As part of Monte Carlo’s transformation into Park MGM, the resort has introduced Phase I of its new 77,000-square-foot conference space and welcomed its first major client during CES, the city’s largest annual show. Combining innovative, non-traditional spaces, an outdoor terrace and flexible design, Park MGM will fill an unmet need in Las Vegas for small groups, while also offering the ability to host up to 5,000 attendees in the customizable Park Theater. In Phase II, opening later in 2018, Park MGM will introduce Las Vegas’ first Executive Meeting Center (EMC) and Idea Studio – high-touch, high-tech meeting venues designed to maximize productivity for small groups.  Additionally, Park MGM will include an installation of Stay Well Rooms and Meetings, the most comprehensive wellness room and meeting experiences.

Luxor Expands Meeting Space, Complementing New Tower Rooms 
Appealing to small to mid-size meetings, Luxor hosts groups from corporate to incentive with a focus on association business.  Accommodating groups of 10 to 900, the new 20,000-square-foot Galleria Square features the 8,000-square-foot Lotus Ballroom, five meeting rooms ranging from 1,400 -1,650 square feet, and a 4,700-square-foot pre-function area. With the expansion, Luxor’s meeting space now totals more than 40,000 square feet. Adjacent to its sister resort Mandalay Bay, Luxor can support larger groups holding meetings next door, creating over an 8,000-room campus.  To further enhance the group appeal, Luxor is redesigning more than 1,700 hotel Tower Rooms with a modern, distinctly residential feel and workspace area to meet the ever-growing needs of business travelers. The remodel is scheduled for completion in March 2018.

Delano Las Vegas Launches All-Inclusive Group Experience – In February 2018, Delano is introducing an all-inclusive package for incentive groups, creating stress-free planning and budgeting.  For groups of 10 rooms or more, MGM Resorts’ first all-inclusive group package allows incentive attendees to enjoy the amenities and services at Delano as well as Mandalay Bay, utilizing one master account. The package includes suite accommodations and breakfast, lunch and dinner options by award-winning chefs Alain Ducasse, Hubert Keller, Michael Mina and Shawn McClain as well as themed group dinner events with decor. With open bar packages at the pool and several watering holes on property, attendees and guests can relax, unwind and toast to their successes. Additional package options allow the planner to customize the group experience, catering to group interests such as entertainment, dining and attractions.

Unconventional Meeting Spaces

Mandalay Bay’s Beachside Ballroom
While listening to the waves, groups can relax and enjoy floor-to-ceiling views of Mandalay Bay Beach during their breakfast, lunch, dinner or reception.  Available any time of day year-round, planners can book a seated dinner for 80, a reception for 150 or a prime viewing area for a Summer Concert on the Beach within the 2,425-foot elevated and air-conditioned space.  For an added wow factor, planners also can book The Beach and the exclusive Villas Soleil, atop the Beachside Ballroom, for a larger soiree.

Portofino at The Mirage 
Opening in January 2018 and reflecting the quaint Italian village with its rustic décor, vintage wood fixtures and Tuscan-style chandeliers. Portofino is The Mirage’s newest meeting venue.  Whether sipping on a classic cocktail in the inviting 1,000-square-foot Cocktail Lounge or enjoying cuisine from a custom menu within the 3,700-square-foot Dining Room, the intimate venue can accommodate 35 to 175 guests for breakfast, lunch, dinner or receptions.

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