LAS VEGAS, NV – The award-winning MGM Grand Conference Center has reached an important milestone, the topping out of its 250,000-sq.-ft. expansion. More than 100 construction workers along with MGM Resorts and MGM Grand executives were onsite to sign the last of nearly 2,700 individual steel beams before it was lifted into place by a 270-ft.-tall, 125-ton crane.
The $130 million project, opening the end of 2018, allows MGM Grand to grow with the needs of its clients and drive new and expanded business to Las Vegas. When completed, the conference center will total more than 850,000 sq. ft., including a 22,000-sq.-ft. expansion of Stay Well Meetings, the industry’s first-ever wellness meetings experience.
EXPANSION FAST FACTS
- Groundbreaking: June 20, 2017
- Topping out: Jan. 30, 2018
- Opening: December 2018
- Cost: $130 million
- Expansion: 250,000 sq. ft.
- Total upon completion: 850,000 sq. ft.
- Owner & General Contractor: MGM Resorts International
- Construction Manager: THOR Construction
- Architect of Record: YWS Design & Architecture
- Interior Design: MGM Resorts Design / YWS Design & Architecture
- New space seamlessly connects to the existing conference center on all three levels
- Expansion includes:
- 5,500-sq.-ft. outdoor courtyard available for private events
- 49,000-sq.-ft. ballroom
- 32,000-sq.-ft. ballroom
- three junior ballrooms
- 11 breakout rooms
- Stay Well Meetings is expanding its footprint by 22,000 sq. ft., encompassing the conference center’s entire second floor
MGM Resorts’ Commitment to Meetings Citywide
MGM Grand’s new space comes on the heels of expansions at sister properties Mandalay Bay and ARIA. Mandalay Bay completed a 350,000-sq.-ft. expansion totaling over two million sq. ft. while ARIA is currently adding 200,000 sq. ft. to create more than 500,000 sq. ft. at the resort (opening Feb. 15, 2018). Upon completion of these projects, MGM Resorts International will offer a total of four million sq. ft. of leading meeting and convention space within a two-mile stretch on the Las Vegas Strip.