One block off the Strip, round the back of MGM Grand. But as I said, it’s connected to MGM Grand so you can walk to and from the Strip through the casino.
All the rooms are suites, and they’re uniformly fantastic, whichever tower they're in, and whether you go for a junior, one bedroom or two bedroom suite. All have a kitchen area, which helps off-set the room rate, and they even offer a house “cooking channel” on the TV and hampers stocked with ingredients to make “Signature” (pun intended) recipes. The towers are pretty big, meaning that although they’re not directly on the Strip if you request a high floor you can get spectacular views of the action, as well as the surrounding mountains (the one and two bedroom suites even have balconies).
Pretty quiet, thanks to the non-gaming nature of the resort – if you’re looking for a full on Vegas experience, you’ll need to hop on the travelator to MGM Grand.
Eating and drinking
There’s a gourmet delicatessen called Delights in the second of the three towers, but other than that, you’re encouraged to fend for yourself. And if you need help, there’s always the house cooking channel with step-by-step recipes (see above).
All three towers have their own private swimming pool, and if the vibe is too quiet for you in there, you can hop next door to Wet Republic, the private pool party at MGM Grand, which rules the Vegas pool scene all summer. There’s no spa on-site (head to the MGM Grand for that) but treatments can be arranged in your suite.
Excellent – the concierge will do anything for you (just as well, as there's not much to do of your own accord on property) and there’s even a check-in desk at the airport if you want to dump your luggage immediately.
Who stays there
A slightly older crowd than the MGM Grand clientele, and people who either want to escape the Vegas mayhem, or aren’t so bothered about a full on themed experience in their hotel room.
A daily resort fee of US$20.
- Mature travellers
Pros & Cons
- In-room kitchens
- Good rates
- Excellent rooms
- Off Strip
- Lack of atmosphere