November 29, 2007 08:00 ET

Gayot Names MGM Grand Detroit One of Top 10 New Hotels in the Nation for 2007

DETROIT, MI--(Marketwire - November 29, 2007) - In its annual hotel guide, has named MGM Grand Detroit one of its Top 10 New U.S. Hotels of 2007.

Gayot described MGM Grand Detroit as, "a destination unto itself" and noted the property's many amenities including its opulent lobby living room with a wall-long fireplace; telephones that serve as a "Butler" with color touch-screen technology that enable guests to access property information, schedule wake-up calls and connect to the Internet without picking up the phone; and in-mirror flat panel TVs in every guest bathroom.

"We're honored and excited to receive this prestigious recognition from, a trusted source for sophisticated travel aficionados," said John Hutar, vice president of hotel operations for MGM Grand Detroit. "We're especially pleased to be one of the only Midwest hotels featured on the list; of the 10 hotels selected by Gayot, eight are situated on east or west coasts. This speaks to the caliber of service and amenities that MGM Grand Detroit delivers."

MGM Grand Detroit, an $800-million MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM) hotel and entertainment destination, opened its doors on October 3, 2007 ushering in a new level of luxury for the Midwest with unrivaled rooms and suites, celebrity chef restaurants, the only resort-style spa in southeast Michigan and 30,000-square-feet of meeting and convention space. The prestigious distinction by further establishes MGM Grand Detroit as a significant addition to the hospitality industry and a magnificent property to rival upscale hotels throughout the country.

An expert in the travel and hospitality industries, Gayot has been identifying the best shopping, restaurants, sightseeing and cultural attractions for its readers to experience since 1981. Gayot has been heralded by publications such as National Geographic Traveler and The New York Times for its honest and opinionated travel reporting. To select its Top New U.S. Hotels, Gayot reviewed a number of criteria including décor, service, amenities and the overall ambiance of each hotel.


MGM Grand Detroit is the first and only downtown hotel, gaming and entertainment destination built from the ground up. The hotel features 400 chic and stylish guest rooms, including nine rooftop VIP suites and 56 opulent corner suites. Guests can enjoy three signature restaurants by two of the world's preeminent celebrity chefs: Wolfgang Puck and Michael Mina; 24-hour in-room dining by Puck in addition to casual restaurants; lounges, including a relaxed piano-style bar; high-energy nightlife; the only resort-style spa in southeast Michigan; and 30,000-square-feet of meeting space capable of hosting everything from large corporate events to intimate black-tie engagements. Unique characteristics include a private entrance and lobby "Living Room" for hotel guests only, a concierge level with full-service lounge, 24-hour in-room service, 24-hour valet and complimentary covered self-parking. Room reservations are available via or (888) 646-3387.

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    Scott Grigg
    Director of Public Relations
    MGM Grand Detroit
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