MGM Springfield Resort Overview
As New England’s first integrated luxury resort, MGM Springfield has ignited a cultural and economic renaissance in a historic New England city. The resort covers three city blocks in the heart of Springfield, Massachusetts and combines new construction with revived historic buildings, offering more than 125,000 square feet of gaming space, a 250-room boutique hotel on Main Street, superior spa services, diverse retail and inspired dining headlined by award-winning Chef Michael Mina’s Cal Mare. MGM Springfield also features a Regal luxury cinema, 10 bowling lanes and an outdoor plaza with year-round events, local art displays and performers.
MGM Springfield’s six-story hotel tower boasts 252 rooms, including 16 suites, that celebrate Springfield’s heritage. The rooms, designed by MGM Resorts Design & Development, feature historical building façades framing the windows; reclaimed wood tables made from trees on the former Bliss Street in the Garden and Spa Suites; and a custom chandelier made of vintage hats, inspired by Dr. Seuss in the Presidential Suite.
The property’s sophisticated design incorporates architectural elements from Springfield’s past. From recasting the former Chandler Hotel into a sophisticated steakhouse to restoring a 19th century arsenal and a High Gothic-style church, the development thoughtfully merges new building and contemporary design with historic architecture.
Drawing inspiration from the region’s rich history and vibrant arts community, MGM Springfield has curated a permanent art collection woven through all elements of the resort. The collection showcases commissioned and procured works by local and international creators including Mia Pearlman, Jeppe Hein, Springfield natives Marlon Seymour and John Simpson, and others. Ranging from large-scale sculptures and mosaics to intricate lithographs, the collection pays homage to the city’s past with pieces that give a nod to Springfield’s industrial roots and others inspired by famed locals including Dr. Seuss and Emily Dickinson.
MGM Springfield’s lobby is the prelude for the resort’s overarching design philosophy, creating a welcoming arrival for guests to congregate and socialize. Drawing Main Street’s historic character indoors, the lobby features familiar red-brick accents, eclectic area rugs, soaring glass windows and floor-to-ceiling bookshelves filled with vintage novels and leather-bound classics. MGM Resorts collaborated with Avenue Interior Design to bring the spectacular lobby to life.
MGM Springfield’s 125,000-square-foot casino floor features approximately 2,550 slot machines, 120 gaming tables, a poker room and high-limit VIP gaming area.
MGM Springfield’s outdoor plaza is the anchor of community spirit in Springfield’s revitalized downtown neighborhood. Local artisans, business groups and longtime community events have rallied around the new outdoor destination, with exciting partnerships and collaborations including a rotating Beer Yoga program by neighboring yoga studio Simply Grace; the relocation of The Springfield Business Improvement District and White Lion Brewing Company’s “White Lion Wednesdays” – the region’s most popular outdoor beer garden events; and The Plaza’s first pop-up art gallery by Springfield muralist John Simpson, a professor at UMASS Amherst.
Topgolf Swing Suite – As the first in the region available to the general public, the Topgolf Swing Suite features three high-tech simulators within a 2,200-square-foot suite and opens onto the resort’s open-air plaza. Visitors can play in groups or practice solo while enjoying gourmet bites and inventive cocktails. Each simulator can fit up to eight players and offers fun no matter the guest’s skill level.
Western Mass News – In a special partnership, Western Mass News has a standalone studio on The Plaza that broadcasts select news of the day, and invites guests to step on set and take a selfie in the “Western Mass News Experience.”
The Armory was originally built for the Massachusetts Militia and later used by the Massachusetts National Guard. The Armory is now used as stunning event space, activated with pop-up art galleries, seasonal events, concerts and more.
MGM Springfield offers an array of new-to-market food and beverage spots, including Coastal Italian hangout Cal Mare by celebrated chefs’ Michael Mina and Adam Sobel; a classic steakhouse; and a fast-casual marketplace with six unique concepts.
Cal Mare – From James Beard Award-winning celebrity Chef Michael Mina and San Francisco’s Chef of the Year Adam Sobel, Cal Mare evokes the vibrant seaside elegance and regional cuisine of Italy’s Amalfi Coast. The restaurant celebrates the best of coastal Italian cuisine and features bountiful East Coast ingredients. Fresh seafood, handmade pastas and brick-oven pizzas are essential offerings, and specialties including charcoal grilled fish, crudos and lighter Italian bites complete the colorful menu.
The Chandler Steakhouse – The name and setting of The Chandler Steakhouse holds a special place in Springfield history. The restaurant is located in the former Union House Hotel, later renamed The Chandler Hotel. Built in 1846, it hosted many notable guests including U.S. President James K. Polk and President Buchanan. The Chandler Steakhouse invites guests to savor the finest seafood in a sophisticated-yet-modern steakhouse concept situated in the landmark location’s first level. The Chandler Steakhouse offers cuts of meat made with 100-percent Midwest Angus beef, dry aged in-house for 21 days. Signature dishes such as Northwest Salmon, Whole Steamed Lobster and Tomahawk Ribeye complete the menu alongside creative takes on classics.
South End Market – A gourmet twist on the classic food hall, South End Market offers a variety of quick-casual dining spots that deliver big on quality and convenience. Located off Main Street, the Market is home to Wicked Noodles, a pan-Asian restaurant; Jack’s Lobster Shack, offering lobster rolls and New England-style clam chowder; an all-American eatery, Bill’s Diner; and healthy options at Hearth Grill. Additionally, Wine & Cheese invites guests to sip and sample, while the Gelato & Espresso satisfies any sweet tooth or coffee craving.
TAP Sports Bar – TAP Sports Bar serves up an unparalleled entertainment experience for sports enthusiasts. Guest can enjoy live game action on HDTVs, and a massive video wall featuring 32 screens that can operate individually or as one giant image. Regional roots extend to the menu, with elevated pub fare and Springfield-inspired items including TAP’s Hall of Fame Burger, signature Wings and Reubens. Beer aficionados can appreciate the vast varietals on tap and draft at TAP’s beer garden, which also showcases local brewery partners. Adjacent to the sports bar, TAP’s arcade and 10-lane bowling alley serve as a high-energy gathering spot for socializing or gaming, with an eclectic range of vintage video games, billiards, shuffleboard, air hockey and foosball.
Wahlburgers – coming 2019
Founded in 2011 in Hingham, Mass., Wahlburgers is a joint creation by the three Wahlberg brothers and has since expanded quickly to 27 locations throughout North America. The restaurant is known for creating delicious burgers made with fresh ground beef and high-quality ingredients, as well as other sides and dishes inspired by the family recipes they grew up with.
MGM Springfield affirms its position as the crown jewel of mixology in New England. Curated by MGM Resorts International’s award-winning Executive Director of Beverage and Corporate Mixologist Craig Schoettler, the exciting nightlife portfolio offers Vegas-style cocktail programming fused with the history of Downtown Springfield.
Lobby Bar – Situated in MGM Springfield’s bookcase-adorned Lobby, travelers and visitors alike are welcomed with imaginative cocktails, a beguiling atmosphere and personable bartenders. The inventive menu boasts cocktails inspired by classic novels and literary tales to match the venue’s library aesthetics. Partnering with regional distilleries such as Berkshire Mountain, Privateer Rum and Hartford Flavor Company, the menu also offers cocktails with an emphasis on gin.
Commonwealth Bar and Lounge – Paying homage to Springfield’s legacy, the energetic Commonwealth Bar and Lounge blends a hip atmosphere with a turn-of-the-century vibe. The progressive cocktail program features a selection of classics along with lavish, interactive cocktails including an Old-Fashioned Tableside Cart and a $25,000 Indian Motorcycle cocktail. On Friday and Saturday nights, Commonwealth amps up the weekend with curated entertainment and local DJs.
The Knox Bar – The Knox Bar takes its cues from Henry Knox—who built the historic Springfield Armory and for whom Fort Knox is named. Setting a new gold standard for gaming lounges, the mixology destination’s elevated cocktails is on par with its high-roller gaming offerings. From libations served with real gold coins to modern twists on classic, The Knox Bar brings a cocktail experience like never seen before to Downtown Springfield.
From world tours to intimate, one-of-a-kind productions, MGM Resorts’ capabilities as the world’s leading presenter of live events continue to leverage a pipeline of global relationships and reinforce Springfield as the region’s premier entertainment destination. MGM Springfield’s 8,000-seat MassMutual Center serves as the home for large-scale live concerts, sporting events and conferences and more.
MGM Springfield offers a full-service spa boasting seven treatment rooms, including one for couples, as well as a seven-theater Regal luxury cinema.
MGM Springfield’s dynamic retail collection features a lineup including Springfield-born Indian Motorcycle’s first-ever apparel boutique alongside regionally revered brands Hannoush Jewelers and Kringle Candle, among other distinctive offerings.
Indian Motorcycle – America’s first fuel-powered bike, today known as the motorcycle, was invented in Springfield by former bicycle racers George M. Hendee and Oscar Hedstrom. The duo founded the Indian Motorcycle company in 1901, expanding from the Springfield headquarters to become an iconic national brand. MGM Springfield is home to Indian Motorcycle’s first-ever apparel boutique, just steps away from the original Worthington Street factory.
Hannoush Jewelers – Founded in Springfield in 1980, Hannoush Jewelers is a family-owned and operated business. The MGM Springfield location is a flagship for the expanding brand that has more than 50 locations throughout Massachusetts. Guests can expect to find pieces from sought-after designers such as Tacori, Breitling, Alex and Ani, Pandora and more.
Kringles Emporium – This boutique offers the signature all-white, ultra-fragrant, pure-burning candles for which the brand is known. It is housed in the former French Congressional Church, which was originally located where MGM Springfield’s casino now is and was moved approximately 500 feet to its new home.
Meetings & Events
Featuring more than 34,000 square feet of versatile meeting and convention space, MGM Springfield is designed to host events of all sizes, including small gatherings, business meetings and wedding receptions.
Reservations can be made by visiting MGMSpringfield.com or calling (413) 273-5000.
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