LAS VEGAS (November 25, 2013)New York-New York Hotel & Casino, one of Las Vegas’ most iconic and downright fun destinations, is upping its New York-ness in the months to come. 

Its famed Brooklyn Bridge and entryway on Las Vegas Blvd. will deliver an engaging, social environment with a dynamic patio culture, an enhanced Nine Fine Irishmen experience and the introduction of  Hershey’s Chocolate World, certain to be The Strip’s sweetest stop when it opens in spring 2014.
The hotel this week unveiled details of new retail partners who will be joining in the fun, all scheduled to open on December 28: 
Swatch. Swatch, launched in 1983 by Nicolas G. Hayek, is a leading Swiss watch maker and one of the world’s most popular brands. The first Swatch watches surprised everyone with their revolutionary concept, creative design and provocative spirit. Today Swatch continues to innovate and surprise with new models, collections and special editions. Like the world today, Swatch Stores never stop changing. The new store concept is designed to bring light, color and motion together, so that it’s easy to make the change from one trend-setting scene to the next. Imagine the walls of a Swatch Store as a giant billboard. As each new Swatch ad campaign or major product launch is rolled out in the world, the Swatch Store becomes the ultimate “screen” surrounding the customer with colors, design appeal and surprising effects.
Wavy display tables invite customers to take their time and try on the watches they like in a relaxing, colorful Swatch environment. The tables have flowing, organic shapes to match the natural, sexy shape of all Swatch products.
Customers in the new environment are already living in the future. They enter the store, find themselves in the spotlight and feel – for a playful moment – like a superstar. It’s all about emotion, after all, and time spent with Swatch is a moment of pleasure, a time to experience the joy and creative spirit at the heart of the brand.
Stupidiotic (stoo-pid-ee-ah-tik).  Stupidiotic is a specialty retail store featuring a wide variety of ingenious and UN-genius products and ideas. Some will be amusing. Some just confusing. Most are genuinely thoughtful and sensible - in a Stupidiotic sorta way. All together, they will create an interesting and unexpected retail shopping experience found nowhere else in Las Vegas.
I Love NYNY. Architecturally inspired by the energetic atmosphere of Chelsea Market in the original city that never sleeps, I Love NYNY will be that “go-to” store found on so many corners in New York. Whether it’s must-have NYNY apparel and gifts or that beverage, snack or sundry item you can’t live without, I Love NYNY will have something to meet your every need.
Starbucks. This New York City-themed Starbucks will sport traditional lounge areas and patio seating with umbrellas to ensure the comfort of its patrons as they take in the Vegas scene around them.  A rich combination of exposed brick and nostalgic handbills will bring a New York City feel to the quaint space, while murals depicting some of New York’s most famous parks will round out the decor. Starbucks will be accessible both from within the hotel and from Las Vegas Blvd. Wi-Fi connectivity will make it easy for guests to stay connected while enjoying Starbucks’ many beverages and treats.
“The transformation of New York-New York and how guests experience our hotel is taking shape before our eyes,” said Cynthia Kiser Murphey, the hotel’s president and COO. “We are introducing an entirely new environment in which visitors will interact with us and with one another.  Our new retail partners are creating experiences in which our guests will be able to see, touch, play, and in some cases, taste the products.”
Swatch, Stupidiotic and I Love NYNY will be open daily 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.  Starbucks will be open 24 hours a day to serve those incredible caffeine fixes that know no time constraints.

About New York-New York 
Inspired by the famous energy and landmarks of the iconic original, New York-New York Hotel & Casino features 12 New York-style skyscrapers showcasing 2,023 guest rooms and suites. Other nods to the Big Apple include a 150-foot-tall replica of the Statue of Liberty and a 300-foot-long newly redesigned replica of the Brooklyn Bridge. Within the resort, guests discover all the excitement of the city that never sleeps including the provocative and sensuous Cirque du Soleil production, Zumanity; the thrilling Roller Coaster; and the fun-filled dueling pianos of the Bar at Times Square. A dynamic new plaza experience features fun and unique dining and retail destinations including a two-story flagship Hershey’s Chocolate World, Shake Shack, Tom’s Urban, Swatch, Stupidiotic and
I Heart New York-New York. Tantalizing restaurants inside the hotel include Gallagher’s Steakhouse, Il Fornaio and Nine Fine Irishmen, an authentic pub offering the best of Irish drink, food and music. Additionally, New York-New York offers more than 24,000 square feet of meeting space and a rejuvenating spa and salon. New York-New York is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit, call toll free at (866) 815-4365 or find us on Facebook and Twitter



Jenn Michaels
MGM Resorts International Public Relations
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Kate Whiteley
Kirvin Doak Communications
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