MGM Grand Las Vegas Finishes Renovation

The MGM Grand has announced completion of a $160 million upgrade in its guestrooms and suites as well as closing popular venues such as the Lion Habitat, Studio 54 and Crazy Horse Theater to make way for new offerings. Elevator lobbies and hotel corridors have been modernized with floral prints, bright colors and scent technology, all meant to enhance the new room product, which feature various motifs and modern technology, including flat-screen TVs, energy-efficient thermostats, solar-powered shades and upgraded Internet infrastructure. Suites also got a modern makeover, including new indoor and outdoor furniture for the two-story Skyline Terrace Suite, whose terrace offers 270-degree views of the Las Vegas Strip. The most notable and ambitious change will be repurposing the Studio 54 into Hakkasan, a five-story, 75,000-square-foot restaurant and nightclub. Cranes lined the front of the hotel for months, creating what will be the largest nightclub in the city. Launched in 2001 in London’s Hanway Place, Hakkasan’s became the only Chinese restaurant in Europe to receive a Michelin star. Hakkasan Hanway Place and Hakkasan Mayfair in London also hold Michelin stars. The Las Vegas eatery will join U.S. outposts in Miami and New York. (Travel Weekly)