This was a rather interesting week in Las Vegas. There wasn’t as much major news as last week but there is a lot to know.
We’re a week removed from the Kentucky Derby and Cinco De Mayo weekend in Las Vegas. I didn’t think I’d feel this way but Derby Day felt incomplete without a big fight. I haven’t been a boxing fan for a few years but the excitement a big fight brings to Las Vegas is unmatched. Boxing also brings in the biggest customers according to MGM Resorts.
There’s no way to sugar coat MGM Resorts first quarter earnings. I opened the quarterly MGM Resorts earnings presentation as soon as I woke up and saw a slew of red down arrows. After a cup of coffee and actually spending time reading the why there were red arrows it’s easy to see that MGM Resorts just had a bad quarter.
Luxury is defined as “the state of great comfort and extravagant living.” By definition, everything in Las Vegas could be considered luxurious. When I think of Las Vegas Hotel Luxury, I’m thinking the best of the best. Las Vegas does luxury the way few other cities in the world do. Great service and amenities are almost second nature and provided seemingly without effort.
The Mandarin Oriental Boston is that wonderful combination of “affordable” and five star luxury. But, before we delve into things, let’s just take a peak.
The FoundersCard, an excellent program with a unique blend of airline, hotel, business and lifestyle benefits, has a deal that is rumored to be going away at the end of October.
The interesting news in Las Vegas this week was all over the place. Surprisingly, the first piece of big news in Las Vegas wasn’t casino related. After a couple of months in the rumor mill, the Las Vegas-based UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) was finally purchased.
CityCenter added to that roster by creating it’s own carefully curated collection of installations and art meant to capture the Vegas culture moments that make CityCenter truly unique.