Celebrate Your Freedom on Independence Day in Las Vegas at MGM Resorts

Independence Day is just around the corner and it’s time to let your freedom flag wave. Whether that means having one last hoorah before the baby arrives, celebrating the kids moving out of the house or vacationing with your besties before tying the knot, MGM Resorts is ready to help you embrace your life, liberty and Sin City desires.
Two is a party, three is a crowd.

Soon you’ll be knee deep in diapers and braving sleepless nights, so it’s time to get in one last adults-only adventure.

· Indulge with a stay at Vdara – a non-smoking, non-gaming, all-suite hotel – for a health-conscious start to your vacation. Each suite includes a living room, fully equipped kitchen and modern bathroom, complete with a large soaking tub, for a luxurious retreat.

· The Spa at ARIA offers the Expecting Mothers Massage, designed to provide the ultimate relaxation for pregnant women. Dads-to-be can also feel pampered with The Royal Shave, a barber service fit for the king of the growing family.

· After a rejuvenating day full of “me time,” expectant couples can satisfy cravings at Lago at Bellagio, where they will find an array of exciting small plate Italian dishes fit for expecting mothers including Gnocchi alla Romana, Polpette di Carne and more.

· Take advantage of the opportunity to participate in an adults-only experiences and see ZUMANITY by Cirque du Soleil. Located at New York-New York, this seductive show is filled with impressive acrobatic acts and erotic fun.

Reverse empty nest syndrome.

There is no better way to celebrate the children flying the coop than a trip to Las Vegas.

· Gone are the days of planning your schedule around others. It’s your turn to spend a peaceful, kid-free day under the sun at the private Cypress Pool at Bellagio. Couples can lounge poolside via chaise lounge chairs and enjoy luxurious complimentary amenities such as chilled towels and Evian misters at this retreat reserved exclusively for adults.

· Reminisce about the good ol’ days of music with Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil. Located at Mandalay Bay, the show takes viewers on a journey through the music and spirit of the King of Pop.

· Instead of spending money on the kids, treat yourself to a little retail therapy at The Shops at Crystals, the country’s only shopping destination dedicated exclusively to luxury brands. Rejoice in your freedom by filling your closet with duds from the hottest designers such as TOM FORD, Donna Karan, Paul Smith and more.

Almost hitched.

You have the rest of your life to spend with your fiancé, so celebrate the joys of singlehood by joining your BFFs for one last weekend getaway.

· Bachelors and bachelorettes alike can feel like true VIPs at ARIA Sky Suites, an exclusive hotel-within-a-hotel. Amenities fit for royalty include complimentary airport transportation, a private entrance, 24-hour concierge service and exclusive access to Sky Pool – the newest pool scene on the Las Vegas Strip.

· Kick off your ladies’ weekend at ARIA’s Lobby Bar with an unmatched collection of Special Club champagne from France’s most elite wineries. Guys don’t fret – The Pub at Monte Carlo offers more than 300 beers on tap, dueling pianos and plenty of big screen TVs for the coolest dude hangout.

· Spice up your night with some steamy entertainment, Sin City-style. Thunder from Down Under at Excalibur is the ideal show for a girls night filled with handsome men, sensual dancing routines and lots of humor. For the gentleman, FANTASY at Luxor provides men with an unforgettable night full of provocative dancing, singing and more.

Celebrate The Holidays with Christmas Feasts at MGM Resorts International Restaurants


Celebrate The Holidays with Christmas Feasts at MGM Resorts International Restaurants



This year, celebrate the holidays with mouth-watering meals served at MGM Resorts International restaurants. The extraordinary chefs at ARIA, Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, Luxor and Excalibur have designed menus that are sure to put guests into the Christmas spirit. From traditional holiday feasts to decadent desserts, guests will find delightful dishes that celebrate the season.


Here are some highlights from the specially designed menus and carefully crafted dishes guests can look forward to this holiday season:


Executive Chef Robert Moore at Jean Georges Steakhouse has put together a magnificent a la carte menu of scrumptious dishes to be devoured on Christmas Day. In addition to the regular menu, guests will enjoy Butternut Squash Soup and Steamed Shrimp Salad with champagne vinegar dressing as appetizers. For the main course, choices include a 26 oz. Char-Grilled Australian Tomahawk Chop and Creamy Horseradish Potatoes. An Apple and Pecan Sticky Bun with brown butter ice cream will end the meal on a sweet note.


Sirio Ristorante will offer guests the chance to celebrate with a bit of Italian flair by serving items such as Ravioli al Tartufo Nero di Norcia (cheese ravioli topped with fresh shaved black truffles from Norcia) and Medaglioni de Vitello (roasted veal medallions wrapped in prosciutto with pomegranate sauce, heirloom carrots and celery room puree).


Home of Italian, Asian, American and seafood specialties, Sensi’s a la carte menu will feature a variety of creative dishes from Executive Chef Royden Ellamar. Tasty yet non-traditional specialties include Roasted Mediterranean Octopus and Kimchee Butter Poached Oysters served with crispy pork belly, Napa cabbage and scallions.  A Slow Roasted Dry Aged Prime Rib also is available as well as succulent Lamb Biryani. The menu is available Saturday, December 24 through Monday, December 26.


Executive Chef Jaime Mendoza of Todd English’s Olives has created exceptional a la carte lunch and dinner menus that highlight the season. Featured items include Lobster Pumpkin Bisque and Grilled Lamb Steak. Specialty menus also are available at Picasso, Prime Steakhouse, Le Cirque, Osteria del Circo, Café Bellagio, Noodles and Snacks.


Aureole’s Executive Chef Vincent Pouessel has designed a festive five-course menu featuring selections such as Foie Gras and Fresh Black Truffle au Torchon and Citrus Crusted Diver Scallops. Flourless Chocolate Gateau with raspberry compote and stracciatella gelato rounds out the holiday menu. Guests can enjoy these options on both Saturday, December 24 and Sunday, December 25.  A holiday menu also is available at Wolfgang Puck’s delicious eatery, Trattoria Del Lupo.


The extraordinary prix fixe menu at SEABLUE by Michael Mina includes tantalizing tastes such as Oysters, Mixed Greens and Parsnip Soup. The meal is highlighted by Seablue Prime Rib served with horseradish-crusted potatoes and creamed spinach.  A dessert of Apple Tarte Tatin flawlessly finishes the experience. Specialty tasting menus also are available at Shibuya and Diego.


Onda Ristorante & Wine Lounge brings bold Italian flavors to its Christmas prix fixe menu comprised of Crostata Di Pere Gorgonzola, Creamy Potato Leek Soup and Chianti Braised Beef Short Ribs. The feast ends with two decadent desserts, Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta and a Hazelnut Cheesecake.


kokomo’s will celebrate the season with a three-course meal of Roasted Quail, Lamb Chop & T-Bone and dessert of Eggnog Brulee or Chocolate Lava Cake. Both menus are available Friday, December 23 through Sunday, December 25.


Dragon Noodle Co. & Sushi Bar will offer an Asian-inspired four-course menu including Wonton Soup, California Roll and Vegetable Spring Roll. Guests will then choose from Orange Chicken, Prime Sirloin, Walnut Shrimp or Hong Kong Chow Mein as an entrée. Dinner would not be complete without dessert; a slice of Ginger Cake provides a sweet end. Holiday menus also are available at d.vino Italian Food & Wine Bar and The Café.


In addition to prix fixe menus, several special Christmas Day buffets will be available throughout the MGM Resorts properties. A plethora of options are available for guests to choose from at The Buffet at Bellagio, MGM Grand Buffet, Cravings at The Mirage, MORE The Buffet at Luxor and Roundtable Buffet at Excalibur.