Skylofts and Joël Robuchon at MGM Grand Shine with 2009 Mobil Five-Star Honors

A trusted travel resource, Mobil Travel Guide today announced its highest accolade, Mobil Five-Stars, to first-time recipient SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand and three-time winner Joël Robuchon at MGM Grand.

With only 44 Mobil Five-Star hotel winners for 2009, this rating distinguishes SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand as one of the top hotels in the United States and Canada. According to Mobil, a “Five-Star hotel provides consistently superlative service in an exceptionally distinctive luxury environment. Attention to detail is evident throughout the hotel…”

Unveiled as a rare and private sanctuary of sleek, elegant two-story accommodations high above the Las Vegas Strip, the sophisticated SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand offers discerning visitors the quintessential Loft environment harmonizing design, technology, décor, vistas and unparalleled service. SKYLOFTS is outdone only by the extraordinary level of personalized service provided by the SKYLOFTS’ staff, including Spa, Dream, and the industry’s first Music Butlers.

Culinary history was made in Las Vegas in September 2005 when legendary Chef Joël Robuchon opened his first fine dining restaurant in the United States at MGM Grand. Since opening, his eponymous restaurant has received the Mobil Five-Star, Michelin Three Star and AAA Five Diamond Awards – the top accolades for each of these organizations. Joël Robuchon is one of only 20 Mobil Five-Star restaurant winners in 2009.

“I am very proud of this accomplishment for SKYLOFTS and Joël Robuchon,” Gamal Aziz, president and COO of MGM Grand, said. “Both were created to be among the finest offerings available, not just in Las Vegas but in the world. We will continue to focus on delivering an exceptional experience and the highest caliber of service every day.”

Mobil Travel Guide, originator of the prestigious Mobil Stars and providing comprehensive ratings and reviews of hotels, restaurants and spas in the United States and Canada since 1958, also named Spa Bellagio as one of the 2009 Four-Star Award winners. The rating represents spas that provide a luxurious experience with expanded amenities in an elegant and serene environment.

The growing spa industry is evolving in Las Vegas, and Spa Bellagio is leading the way with 55,000 square feet of treatment space, an international array of innovative services and an expert staff.

Other Mobil Four-Star recipients include The Signature at MGM Grand for lodgings and the following MGM MIRAGE restaurants – Aureole and miX at Mandalay Bay, and Picasso and MICHAEL MINA at Bellagio.

Mobil Travel Guide’s ratings process is based on more than 750 standardized criteria for hotels, more than 250 for restaurants, and more recently, 450 different criteria for spas, making it the most rigorous and comprehensive in the industry. Only those that meet or exceed Mobil’s bar-setting service standards, which are determined through an unannounced, undercover service evaluation conducted by Mobil Travel Guide’s expert inspectors achieve Mobil Five- or Four-Star status.

A detailed explanation of Mobil Travel Guide’s industry-leading ratings process and comprehensive reviews for each of the award winners by Mobil Travel Guide’s incognito experts can be found online at

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