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MGM Resorts International is Recognized with Several Prominent Travel Rewards for 2017

LAS VEGAS (February 22, 2017) – Stars. Diamonds. Badges. And more. With award season well underway in the entertainment industry, MGM Resorts International is proud to share the recent accolades bestowed upon its Las Vegas properties. Recognizing the company’s exceptional guest service and hospitality standards, some of the country’s most prestigious travel organizations, including Forbes Travel Guide, AAA, U.S. News & World Report and TripAdvisor, have awarded their highest accolades to MGM Resorts.

Forbes Five-Star
Leading the roster, ESPA at Vdara was honored with the 2017 Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star award, becoming MGM Resorts International’s first spa to receive this prestigious honor. To be considered for this award, Five-Star spas must provide an extraordinary experience from the moment guests book an appointment until they depart the spa. This includes impeccable guest service and ensuring that all amenities and public areas are in pristine condition.
To celebrate its first Five-Star award, the spa will offer an exclusive ESPA at Vdara Luxury Retreat package. The experience features a full day of pampering including a relaxing body treatment, rejuvenating facial, healthy spa lunch, manicure and pedicure, a salon treatment and more. This exclusive limited-time package can only be reserved by calling the spa at 702-590-2474.
Also a first this year, Bellagio becomes the only resort in the United States with two Five-Star restaurants under one roof, as Le Cirque and Picasso both received the distinguished accolade. This marks Le Cirque’s first Five-Star designation and the fourth time for Picasso. Five-Star- recognized restaurants go through a vigorous evaluation and training process, and must reach the highest levels of service including exquisite food and presentation.

In honor of receiving the new accolades, Bellagio will offer “Five-Star” prix fixe menus at Le Cirque and Picasso from February 22 – March 31.

“These prestigious recognitions are such an honor for our team members, who are committed to going above and beyond to create fantastic and memorable experiences for our guests every single day,” said Lilian Tomovich, chief experience officer of MGM Resorts International.

MGM Macau also is a Five-Star recipient for the second year in a row. The luxury integrated resort, located on the waterfront on the Macau Peninsula in China, boasts a number of distinguishing features, including the architecturally stunning European-inspired Grande Praça, the MGM Art Space consisting of more than 5000 square feet of displayed art, seven signature restaurants and more.
Additionally, Forbes Travel Guide bestowed the 2017 Forbes Five-Star award to ARIA Sky Suites for the fifth year in a row, and to SKYLOFTS and Joël Robuchon Restaurant at MGM Grand, both for the eighth consecutive year.

AAA Five Diamond
AAA honored MGM Resorts with seven 2017 AAA Five Diamond Awards including Bellagio Resort & Casino for the 16th consecutive year, ARIA Resort & Casino for the seventh year, ARIA Sky Suites for the sixth year and SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand for the 11th year in a row. Celebrated restaurants Picasso and Le Cirque at Bellagio are receiving the accolade for the 17th and 15th time, respectively, while Joël Robuchon Restaurant at MGM Grand has earned the award12 consecutive years since the renowned restaurant’s  2005 inception. To receive this prestigious honor, hotels and restaurants are judged on many facets including service, design and amenities offered.   
TripAdvisor announced that ARIA Sky Suites received a 2017 Travelers’ Choice Award for Luxury Hotels, being named fourth in the United States, and one of only two Las Vegas resorts to make the list. Receiving this prestigious distinction for the second time, ARIA Sky Suites was chosen based on TripAdvisor reviews from guests and the hospitality community around the world. 
U.S. News & World Report
Bellagio, ARIA Resort & Casino, ARIA Sky Suites and SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand were also recognized with 2017 Best Hotels Gold Badges by U.S. News & World Report. The comprehensive process used to select the Best Hotels combines expert and guest reviews worldwide.


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