LAS VEGAS (February 19, 2020) – Committed to creating unparalleled luxury experiences around the world, MGM Resorts International has been recognized with prestigious awards from the globally renowned Forbes Travel Guide and American Automobile Association (AAA) for several hotels, spas and restaurants in Las Vegas and China.

This year, MGM Resorts received 10 Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star awards and three coveted AAA Five Diamond Awards.

“These accolades reflect our team’s commitment to delivering exceptional experiences throughout our portfolio of hotels, restaurants and spas,” said Bill Hornbuckle, President and COO of MGM Resorts International. “Our team members strive to exceed expectations with every opportunity they have. I am incredibly proud of their dedication and commitment and am thrilled to see it acknowledged with these prestigious distinctions.”

Forbes Five-Star Hotels
MGM Resorts International was recognized in 2020 with Five-Star ratings for ARIA Sky Suites for the eighth year in a row, SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand for 11 consecutive years and MGM MACAU for the fifth time.

Reserved for the most outstanding properties, Forbes Five-Star accommodations must provide an extraordinary stay with virtually flawless service and amazing facilities. 

Forbes Five-Star Spas
The Spa at ARIA stays among the elite collection of Forbes Five-Star spas for the second year in a row along with The Spa at Vdara, which has earned a Five-Star rating for its fourth consecutive year. Additionally, Tria Spa at MGM COTAI and Tria Spa at MGM MACAU both proudly join the roster of Forbes Five-Star spas for the first time.

To be considered for this award, Forbes Five-Star spas must provide an extraordinary experience from the moment guests book an appointment. This includes impeccable guest service as well as ensuring all amenities and public areas are in pristine condition.

Forbes Five-Star Restaurants
Continuing their excellence as Forbes Five-Star restaurants are Joël Robuchon Restaurant at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, as well as Le Cirque and Picasso, both at Bellagio Resort & Casino. Joël Robuchon Restaurant has achieved a Five-Star rating for 11 consecutive years, with Le Cirque and Picasso being recognized for four and seven years, respectively.

Restaurants earning a Forbes Five-Star rating go through a rigorous evaluation and training process and must reach the highest levels of service, including exquisite food and presentation. 

AAA Five Diamond Hotels
AAA awarded MGM Resorts International three esteemed Five Diamond Awards for its resorts, celebrating phenomenal service and accommodations. Included in this prominent list are Bellagio Resort & Casino for the 19th consecutive year, ARIA Resort & Casino for the 10th consecutive year, and ARIA Sky Suites for the ninth consecutive year.  

Each year, AAA rates hotels across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean by conducting detailed, on-site hotel evaluations. Properties that meet the requirements to be AAA inspected and approved are assigned a rating of One to Five Diamonds.

AAA Five Diamond Restaurants
Restaurants at MGM Resorts receiving AAA Five Diamond ratings include Joël Robuchon Restaurant at MGM Grand, along with Le Cirque and Picasso, both at Bellagio. All three of these restaurants have proudly upheld their AAA Five Diamond ratings for 14, 17 and 19 years, respectively.

Five Diamond restaurants feature leading-edge cuisine, ingredients and preparation with extraordinary service and surroundings.

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About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is an S&P 500® global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings. MGM Resorts creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 29 unique hotel and destination gaming offerings including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry. Expanding throughout the U.S. and around the world, the company recently acquired the operations of Empire City Casino in New York and Hard Rock Rocksino in Ohio, which was rebranded as MGM Northfield Park. In 2018, MGM Resorts opened MGM Springfield in Massachusetts, MGM COTAI in Macau, and the first Bellagio-branded hotel in Shanghai. The over 80,000 global employees of MGM Resorts are proud of their company for being recognized as one of FORTUNE® Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies®. For more information, visit us at


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