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New MGM Grand Detroit readying for its October 2 opening

The shiny new MGM Grand Detroit is rising on the west side of Detroit's downtown.


The brand-new hotel, casino and conference and banquet center are on target for an October 2 opening. Tom Sherry, vice president of project architect Hamilton Anderson Associates, says the upper floors of the hotel rooms are being built out and that the focus is currently on the lobby and the spa. The conference center and 14,000-square foot ballroom, as well as the casino itself, is nearly complete.

As for the spa, Sherry says, "MGM looked at it as a pretty intense need in the marketplace." Of the project's overall quality, he says, "It's hard for me to grasp right now what they are actually bringing to the market in Detroit. They've really delivered." A particular highlight is the Wolfgang Puck and Michael Mina restaurants. "Any one of those would be a coup for any city, but all at once, in one property..."

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