SOURCE: MGM Mirage

September 28, 2007 11:51 ET

Media Event Schedule for Grand Opening of MGM Grand Detroit $800-Million Luxury Hotel and Entertainment Destination, October 2, 2007

MGM Grand Detroit, First Ever Las Vegas-Style Destination Built in a Major Metropolitan Core, Brings New Level of Luxury to Midwest; Opens for General Public October 3; Grand Opening Press Conference, October 2 at 11 a.m. ET

DETROIT, MI--(Marketwire - September 28, 2007) - MGM Grand Detroit will open its more than $800-million hotel and entertainment destination on October 3, making it the first ever Las Vegas-style resort built in a major metropolitan core. Upon opening, MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM) (parent company of MGM Grand Detroit) will have invested more than $1 billion into the community, demonstrating its commitment to the redevelopment of downtown Detroit and its intent to fuel economic growth while increasing business and leisure travel to the area. This signals a new era for downtown Detroit with matchless amenities and accommodations never before available in the Midwest.

GRAND OPENING MEDIA EVENTS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
** Credentials required for attendance of all events

-- Grand Opening Press Conference, October 2 at 11 a.m. ET
-- Formal Property Tours, One-One-One Interviews and Photo Opportunities
   at 12 p.m. ET
-- Opening Ceremony Photo Opportunities at 9:45 p.m. ET
-- Official Property Opening Photo Opportunities between 11 p.m. and
   Midnight ET*

* Timing Tentative

For grand opening media credentials and media room reservations, please call or e-mail Natalie Mounier at (702) 204-1530, nmounier@kirvindoak.com, Shelby Tuttle at (480) 330-9346, stuttle@kirvindoak.com, or call the MGM Grand Detroit Media Center at (313) 465-1848.

Grand Opening Press Conference on Tuesday, October 2 at 11 a.m. ET with the following participants:

-- Jim Murren, President and Chief Operating Officer, MGM MIRAGE
-- George Boyer, President and Chief Operating Officer, MGM Grand Detroit
-- Wolfgang Puck, Celebrity Chef
-- Michael Mina, Celebrity Chef
-- Community Leaders and Government Officials

Press Conference Location:
MGM Grand Detroit in the Grand Ballroom
1777 Third Street
Detroit, MI 48226

KEY FEATURES OF THE NEW MGM GRAND DETROIT:

-- 400 chic and stylish guest rooms and suites ranging from 510 to
   2,225 square feet, including nine rooftop VIP suites and 56 opulent
   corner suites
-- A 20,000-square-foot world-class spa with every imaginable amenity;
   the only resort-style spa in southeast Michigan
-- Three signature restaurants by renowned chefs Michael Mina and
   Wolfgang Puck, and 24-hour in-room dining from Puck; opening marks
   the Michigan debut for both chefs
-- Five high-energy nightlife destinations
-- 30,000 square feet of exclusive meeting and event space ideal for
   upscale affairs
-- Advanced in-room technology including a telephone "Butler" with
   color touch-screen features that enables guests to access property
   information, schedule wake-up calls, order room service and connect
   to the Internet without picking up the phone. Multiple plasma
   televisions, IPOD docking stations, wired and wireless Internet
   access standard in every room

Contact Information

  • FOR MORE INFORMATION:
    MGM Grand Detroit Media Center
    (313) 465-1848.

    Natalie Mounier
    Kirvin Doak Communications
    (702) 204-1530
    Email Contact

    Shelby Tuttle
    Kirvin Doak Communications
    (480) 330-9346,
    Email Contact