Mandalay Bay

What No Straw In My Drink

MGM Resorts have announced that they are going to be phasing out the use of plastic straws at its various properties. The program has started at the Aria and Mandalay Bay and will soon happen at all MGM Resorts properties in Las Vegas. As the program starts you will still be able to request your server or bar tender for a straw but one won’t be automatically added to your drink; The eventually goal of the program is to eliminate all straws from MGM operated clubs, bars and restaurants. The purpose of this program according to MGM Resorts is to …

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Bellagio Fountains

Patisserie’s Get Renamed

Because of the split of Jean Philippe Maury and MRI properties the two former Jean Philipe Patisserie’s have been renamed with names reflecting their location with the newly named Aria Patisserie as well as the Bellagio Patisserie. It’s not known if these will be the permanent names for these locations, but I do know the pastries are amazing and worth checking out.

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mgm grand

MGM Grand Adds More Space

More convention and meeting space is coming to the Strip and we don’t meet just the expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center; The MGM Grand has broken ground on an expansion to its Convention Center which will add 250,000 square feet of space to give it more than 850,000 square feet at the resort in total. The expansion will give MGM Resorts more than 4 million square feet of convention and meeting space at its Las Vegas resorts. Included in this total is 2 million square feet at the Mandalay Bay which has been greatly expanded as well as …

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pool season

Pool Season Around The Corner

It seems strange to talk about the pool season in Las Vegas as California is being battered by Winter storms and many parts of the country are freezing cold with snow or big storms. But in Las Vegas the Spring pool season is just around the corner with The Hakkasan Group announcing March 10th as the opening date for its numerous pools and day clubs in Las Vegas. The Hakkasan Group pools to open then are Bare Pool Lounge at the Mirage, Wet Republic and the MGM Grand as well as the Liquid Pool Lounge at Aria. One note about …

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Bardot Brasserie At Aria

Above is a video about the new Bardot Brasserie a celebrity chef restaurant by Michael Mina  at Aria in the City Center. The concept of  making classic French food more approachable in a nice room but less formal than the traditional french restaurant seems like a good idea. If you have tried out the new restaurant add to the comment section or email your review to to share with other readers. (Video Courtesy of Aria Las Vegas)

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Speed Painting Demo Tonight

Tonight at the Deuce Lounge at Aria is something a little different a free speed painting demo by famous Kentucky speed painter Aaron Kizer. The doors open at 10pm and guests will be given a free raffle ticket with a chance to win one of the artist’s paintings. So if you are in the area and want to watch the talented artist create a picture in minutes you might want to stop by.

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Pool Parties Announce Season Opening Dates

Yesterday we mentioned that Rehab the pool party at the Hard Rock was due to begin March 14th and at that time was the first major scheduled pool party to open. As we mentioned in the article it’s quite possible that another major pool party will announce an opening date before Rehab and in fact two have Bare at the Mirage and Liquid at the Aria both of which have announced opening dates of March 13th. This time of the year opening dates of the pool parties can be a bit fluid just like a Hollywood movie no one wants …

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