After more than 24,000 events around the world, 480,000 centerpieces and 40 prestigious international awards and honors, MGM Resorts Event Productions (MREP) celebrates its 20th anniversary on March 31.
Formed in 1997 as Mirage Events with fewer than 20 employees and a 15,000-sq.-ft. warehouse, MREP today employs more than 125 employees with a 110,000-sq.-ft. facility. Part of MGM Resorts International, MREP produces more than 1,200 events annually and has done everything from transform a large ballroom into an immersive underwater environment to elevating the visual environment for major music festivals.
“MGM Resorts Event Productions, which has quadrupled business in the past 10 years, reflects MGM Resorts’ commitment to meetings and events,” said LynnAnn Martin, Vice President of MREP. “No other company in the hospitality industry supports an internal event division to this level. Our growth and long-term success is a reflection of a dedicated team who meets our customers’ goals, delivers on time and on budget, and executes events flawlessly.”
Lenny Talarico, CSEP, CHE, Executive Director of MREP, said, “While Las Vegas has become known as the meetings and events destination offering planners and attendees amenities outside the norm of other locations, a full-scale event production facility is still an anomaly to find associated with a hotel group. We set the highest standards for ourselves in order to engage, entertain and inspire our customers, producing events throughout Las Vegas and worldwide.”
Among the most award-winning event companies, MREP has been recognized by industry peers and with numerous international event production and design awards including 24 total wins at Special Event’s Gala Awards, Event Solutions’ Event Company of the Year, ILEA Esprit Awards’ Best Event Produced for a Corporation and NACE Awards’ Best Team Event of the Year.