M-irage, M-andalay Bay, and M-GM Grand…
And now – drum roll, please – a brand new Las Vegas “M”: At 10 p.m. on Sunday, M-arch 1, the M-arnell family rolled their economic dice, threw caution to the wind, as their 1,800 happily employed employees officially opened their new doors to 4,000 eager guests. Opening fanfare included a fireworks and water and fire show to highlight their $1 billion M Resort and Casino grand opening. Actually, it’s not even located in Las Vegas but on South Las Vegas Boulevard in Henderson, Nevada about 9 miles south of the Welcome to Las Vegas sign on the Strip. The latest star to the Vegas resort landscape is being promoted as the best sta-cation destination for Las Vegas Valley locals and visitors that want to get off the well-traveled Las Vegas casino corridor.
The first feature visitors to The M Resort casino floor will notice is the natural lighting. That’s right – there are skylights on the casino floor that shine the Las Vegas sun down on the 92,000 square feet of video poker, slot machines and gaming tables including the M Resort’s own Jewelry Box Slots.
Each of the 390 guest rooms offer floor-to-ceiling windows with incredible Strip and desert views. And unlike most Strip hotels, the M Resort offers free resort wide wi-fi, in-room iPod docking stations and nightly turn-down service.
Their 100,000-square-foot pool is incredible, providing a feeling of being in a canyon.
Guests may also indulge in the luxuriating Organic Oasis Wrap at Spa Mio, dine at Marinelli’s Italian restaurant (one of nine restaurants) and enjoy a concert at the Villaggio Del Sole or in the Ravello lounge. From the Hostile Grape wine cellar to the Babycakes Artisan Bakery to the 60,000 square feet of meeeting space – the M Resort is sure to have a taste that will entice you to stay.
The M Resort come late fourth quarter 2009 will be joined in Las Vegas by the new $2.9 billion planned Fountainebleau resort and the $8.6 billion CityCenter project.