SKYLOFTS AND JOEL ROBUCHON AT MGM GRAND SHINE BRIGHTLY WITH 2012 FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE FIVE-STAR HONORS
First-Year Recipient, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Earns Four-Star
LAS VEGAS (November 17, 2011) – A trusted travel resource, Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide, once again bestowed its highest accolade, Forbes Five-Stars, on four-time recipient SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand and five-time winner Joël Robuchon at MGM Grand. Forbes has defined the industry’s highest standard for excellence in hospitality for 54 years.
With only 57 hotels and 25 restaurants receiving the Forbes Five-Star Award for 2012, this rating distinguishes SKYLOFTS and Joël Robuchon at MGM Grand among the very best in the United States.
Unveiled as a rare and private sanctuary of sleek, elegant two-story accommodations high above the Las Vegas Strip, the sophisticated SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand offers discerning visitors the quintessential Loft environment harmonizing design, technology, décor, vistas and unparalleled service. SKYLOFTS is outdone only by the extraordinary level of personalized service provided by the SKYLOFTS’ staff.
Culinary history was made in Las Vegas in September 2005 when legendary Chef Joël Robuchon opened his first fine dining restaurant in the United States at MGM Grand. Since opening, his eponymous restaurant has received Forbes Five-Star, Michelin Three Star and AAA Five Diamond Awards – the top accolades for each of these organizations.
The “Chef of the Century’s” L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, bringing the highest quality to a more informal dining experience, now can add the Forbes Four-Star Award to its list of honors. Another top hotel choice for Las Vegas visitors and again earning a Four-Star distinction is The Signature at MGM Grand. An all-suite, non-gaming, non-smoking hotel is just steps away of the maximum Vegas experience of MGM Grand.
“The Forbes Five- and Four-Star Awards are a significant acknowledgement of our diverse collection of some of the finest accommodations and dining anywhere in the country,” said Scott Sibella, president and COO of MGM Grand. “We have so much to offer under one roof, but it’s the pride expressed through our staff’s work that keeps our guests coming back.”
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About MGM Grand MGM Grand, a resort with 5,044 elegant rooms and suites, offers the ultimate Vegas experience. MGM Grand features the astonishing KÀ by Cirque du Soleil®, the beautiful women of MGM Grand’s Crazy Horse Paris, and world-class entertainment at the Grand Garden Arena and Hollywood Theater. The resort offers signature restaurants by celebrity chefs and restaurateurs including Joël Robuchon, a Michelin three star, Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond award-winning fine dining establishment. This vibrant property also features a state-of-the-art, non-smoking conference center, the Grand Spa, Cristophe Salon, an inviting pool complex featuring the tantalizing daylife of WET REPUBLIC, dynamic nightclubs, the Lion Habitat and CSI: The Experience. Upscale accommodations include The Mansion, an exclusive hotel within the hotel; the luxurious two-story SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand; and The Signature at MGM Grand, a luxury all-suite, non-gaming hotel located adjacent to the main resort. MGM Grand is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International™ (NYSE: MGM).
About Forbes Travel Guide Forbes Travel Guide, originator of the prestigious Mobil Travel Guide Star ratings and certifications, has provided the most comprehensive ratings and reviews of hotels, restaurants and spas since 1958. In October 2009, Mobil Travel Guide announced a strategic partnership with Forbes Media LLC. This exclusive licensing agreement between two industry leaders with more than 140 years of combined experience transfers the hospitality industry's premier star rating and travel guide brand from ExxonMobil to Forbes. Forbes Travel Guide has a team of expert inspectors who anonymously evaluate properties against rigorous and objective proprietary standards, providing consumers the insight to make better-informed travel and leisure decisions.
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