There are also plans to overhaul the MGM Grand’s casino floor, showrooms, restaurants and clubs. This plan is being referred to as “the grand renovation” and executives have not released any specific details about the cost or timeline.

Rooms will be renovated about 700 at a time and construction will be limited to daytime weekday hours as to not disturb guests. Construction on each group of rooms should last about six weeks and all rooms should be completed by September 2012.

MGM Grand opened in 1993 at a cost of $1 billion and has not had a major remodel since 1999. Tim Kelly, vice president of hotel operations, said company officials felt the property needed a face-lift to keep itself modern and competitive with other Las Vegas Strip resorts.

“We always want to enhance the guest experience,” Kelly said. “We felt it was necessary to refresh our room product not only for look and feel but also for functionality and from a technology perspective. There are basics customers expect when they come to Las Vegas.”

MGM’s rooms will now have mini bars and media hubs. Rooms will also feature flat screen TVs , LED lighting, solar shades and biodegradable bath amenities.

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