The MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada has broken ground on an expansion of its conference centre.
The project, estimated to cost around $130m, will involve the addition of 250,000 sq ft of space that will be linked to the existing Conference Center on three floors.
A new 5,500 sq ft outdoor courtyard, a 49,000 sq ft ballroom, a 32,000 sq ft ballroom, three junior ballrooms and 11 breakout rooms will be built as part of the project.
Work will also include expansion of Stay Well Meetings by 22,000 sq ft on the second storey of the conference centre. The expansion will increase the total floor area of the centre to over 850,000 sq ft.
MGM Grand vice president of sales Ernest Stovall said: “The expansion of Stay Well Meetings, along with our 340 Stay Well accommodations, allows MGM Grand to offer a completely unique destination for groups that carries through the entire resort experience – from the board room to the guest room.
“The Conference Center expansion allows us to grow with the needs of our clients and drive new and expanded business to Las Vegas.”