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Las Vegas : an Unconventional History
Written in conjunction with the PBS American Experience series and coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the founding of the city, Las Vegas: An Unconventional History documents the often surprising and endlessly entertaining history of America’s most outrageous playground.    

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MGM Grand Hotel and Casino

Located on the Vegas Strip and about five miles from downtown Las Vegas, the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino is maximum Vegas with all of the energy and excitement under one roof including an array of celebrity chef restaurants.

The MGM Grand Hotel and Casino contains 16 restaurants including Joel Robuchon, a traditional French restaurant by the famed French chef and Craftsteak, a contemporary steakhouse. Cajun and Creole dishes are served at Emeril's New Orleans Fish House.

The hotel also contains a shopping and dining mall along with a business center and 750,000 square feet of function space. The hotel features KA, a Cirque du Soleil production featuring acrobatics, martial arts, puppetry and pyrotechnics. The hotel contains theaters and arenas featuring musicians and performers including Jimmy Buffett, Cold Play, Madonna, David Copperfield and the Crazy Horse Paris dance troupe. The Lion Habitat houses six cats in a natural habitat containing rocks, trees and waterfalls. A transparent glass tunnel winds through the terrain for closer viewing.

The Grand Pool Complex contains five pools, three spa tubs and a one quarter mile slow moving river. The Wet Republic features two saltwater pools along with individual pools, spa tubs, cabanas and bungalows.

The MGM Grand Hotel and Casino contains a 29,000 square foot Japanese style spa and health center offering treatments including Zen Stone Massage and Fijian Sugar Rub. The spa includes a fitness center, saunas, steam rooms, spa tubs and the Cristophe Salon of Beverly Hills.

MGM Grand Hotel and Casino contains 5,044 guestrooms in a 30 story building. Rooms feature large bathrooms, in room safes and work spaces with wireless Internet access (surcharge).

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