MGM Grand Casino Detroit opened the doors on October 2, 2007, to its revamped, permanent establishment
at 1777 Third Street, in downtown Detroit. The new complex
features 100,000 square feet of gaming space, a 17-story
luxury hotel with 400 rooms, an array of new restaurants,
a full-service spa and improved entertainment venues.
These improvements to the MGM Detroit Casino sing to the
tune of $800 million, showing the company's dedication
to being among the main players in Detroit's overall
make-over. The MGM Grand Casino Detroit knows that it
will not exactly be competing with the gaming Mecca that
is Las Vegas,
instead its aim is to attract Michigan residents and visitors
from nearby states, such as Ohio, Illinois and Indiana,
as well as business convention planners and business travelers
with expense accounts.
Those who have visited the MGM Grand Detroit in the
past are in for a pretty big surprise on their next visit.
Among the casino's best attributes is the expanded
gaming space. As far as the gaming experience being offered,
the MGM Casino Detroit has 4,500 slot machines with a
wide assortment of slot denominations, new video poker
machines, and the city's "premier poker room".
A luxurious, modern décor characterizes the gaming
atmosphere, accentuated by ultra-comfortable chairs and
large walkways. The MGM Grand Detroit offers new, smoke-free
gaming tables in conjunction with the smoke-free poker
room, much to the content of gamers who may have found
the former casino's smoke-filled air to be a deterrent
to return visits. Repeat visitors will also appreciate
the fact that they can cash in any left-over chips from
the past casino here, and any and all past accounts will
be automatically transferred. Hopefully, you won't
need to keep re-visiting the new casino's number
of ATM machines, which can be found throughout the facility.
While the gaming experience is the primary draw for the
MGM Detroit complex, its lounges, restaurants, shops and
new hotel will encourage visitors to stay onsite to take
advantage of the all-in-one environment.
With five different bars and lounges and an assortment of signature restaurants and casual eateries, all tastes are almost sure to be satisfied at the MGM Grand Casino Detroit. At the AGUA Bar, Latin American flavors abound, and guests may feel like they've been transported to Mexico or Brazil. Light fare is offered at the luxurious IGNITE Lounge, where premium cigars accentuate some of the world's most notable cognacs, whiskeys and scotches. You can dance the night away and enjoy a list of tasty cocktails at the sensual V Lounge, or you can choose to enjoy cocktails at the relaxed INT ICE premium piano lounge. The interactive U-ME-DRINK lounge offers a prime hangout in the center of the casino floor. When hunger hits, the savory creations of chef Michael Mina are available at the signature BOURBON STEAK restaurant and at the seafood-inspired signature SALTWATER restaurant. For breakfast, lunch and dinner offerings from renowned Wofgang Puck, the WOLFGANG PUCK GRILLE is the place to eat. If casual dining is what you are looking for, you can peruse the global offerings at the BREEZE quick-serve area, or enjoy the all-you-can-eat, tapas-style dishes found at the PALETTE DINING STUDIO. There is also a STARBUCKS onsite, should a good snack and a deluxe cup of coffee be in need.
When it's time to take a break from dining, drinking
and gambling, guests at the MGM Grand Detroit can relax
with a custom body treatment at the facility's IMMERSE
Spa, and perhaps follow it up with a session in the spa's
full-service salon. Others may find comfort in shopping,
and the MGM Grand Detroit ACCENTS and ESSENTIALS boutiques
offer some of the best downtown Detroit shopping available.
Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana and Rolex are among the upscale
brands you will find at the MGM Detroit, so should you
win big, you can also spend big. Maybe you'll just
decide to put your winnings towards one of the luxurious
hotel rooms at the casino. First-rate amenities and a
dedication to service are what you can expect at the upscale
MGM Grand Casino Detroit hotel. Guests can choose from
spacious accommodations, including the standard Luxury
Rooms, the expansive Executive Rooms and the stunning
Corner Suites. All accommodations feature premium bedding,
oversized marble-laden bathrooms, plasma televisions,
digital cable, and 24-hour room service. The MGM Detroit
hotel aims to be among the premium luxury hotels in Detroit,
and it's hard to beat its location. Comerica Field
and the Joe Louis Arena are within easy reach, and the Detroit Metro Airport is
just 20 minutes away. The two other premier Detroit
casinos, the Greektown
Casino and the MotorCity
Casino, are also in the area should you want to compare
and contrast. Exploring dowtown's other delights
can be done on foot, by taxi or aboard the Detroit People
Mover automatic metro. If you are driving, there is self
parking at the MGM Casino Detroit parking garage, as well
as separate valet parking areas for casino and hotel guests.