MGM Grand Conference Center Shows Off a Brand New Look

March 15, 2019
MGM Grand Conference Center

The $130 million, 250,000-square-foot expansion of MGM Grand Conference Center is now complete, meaning MGM Resorts now offers a total of 4 million square feet of meeting and convention space on the Las Vegas Strip. (For reference, that’s more than all the convention space in Manhattan combined.)

“With our expansion, upgraded amenities, new outdoor space and user-friendly connectivity packages, we provide our convention customers an enhanced meeting experience with more options,” said Ernest Stovall, vice president of Sales for MGM Grand.

He continued, “I’m proud that many of our clients consider MGM Grand their home in Las Vegas, and I look forward to sharing our new look and feel.”   

The expansion game is old hat by now for MGM, which recently expanded sister properties Mandalay Bay, Aria and Park MGM (a transformation from the former Monte Carlo hotel). Connecting seamlessly to the existing space on three levels of MGM Grand Conference Center, this expansion gives the facility a combined total of 850,000 sq. ft. of meeting space.

In addition to new space, the expansion came with creative enhancements designed to make the work environment more productive for planners and meeting attendees alike. For example, Stay Well Meetings — which launched at MGM Grand five years ago and features amenities and programs designed to make meetings healthier, like air purification, aromatherapy and circadian lighting — now occupies an additional 22,000 sq. ft. in the conference center.

All three levels of MGM Grand’s conference space feature floor-to-ceiling windows. More spaces included in the expansion were the 10,000-sq.-ft. Marquee Courtyard; the 47,000-sq.-ft. Chairman’s Ballroom; a smaller ballroom and two nontraditional boardrooms.

This project was completed at an excellent time for both MGM and the popular convention city, according to Michael Dominguez, senior vice president and chief sales officer for MGM Resorts.

“The increased demand for space compelled us to develop more robust and creative meeting options throughout our portfolio, including the new offerings at MGM Grand.”

Groups such as ITEX, Arbonne International Global Training Conference and American Staffing Association – Staffing World Annual Meeting will each be utilizing the new space at MGM Grand Conference Center in the coming months.

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