There’s something “refreshing” about staying in a Stay Well guestroom at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. A few months back, I took a long flight from Miami to Las Vegas that included a layover, so I was elated to be able to try one of these healthy alternative guestrooms (there are 171 rooms and suites taking up the hotel’s entire 14th floor). I stepped into the accommodation from the hallway—after a private check-in at the Stay Well Lounge and having made my way through the hotel’s casino—and took a deep yoga-style breath. Was the air as pure as the press material claimed it would be? Very much so. In fact, purer than I had expected.
I know what you’re thinking—this is perfect for travelers who have respiratory issues. Yes, but let that web fall a little bit wider. “It’s for people who want to live a healthier lifestyle. Who want all of the amenities the room provides,” says Jeff Eisenhart, v.p., leisure sales & marketing, MGM Resorts International. “I think it’s a great experience. You get in late and you have early meetings, and you just want to feel as good as possible.”
Those amenities Eisenhart mentions include everything from a vitamin C-infused shower, an air purifier, an aromatherapy diffuser and a water purification system, to warm white room lighting, a dawn simulator, circadian dimmable bedside lighting, black-out shades and a healthy mattress (all-natural made without harmful VOCs, toxic chemicals and off-gases).
Stay Well guests are welcomed to the hotel at a serene private registration area, the Stay Well Lounge, where they’ll find an iPad kiosk that features a Stay Well mobile app designed to assist guests with a variety of wellness recommendations including how to reduce the effects of jetlag throughout their stay in Vegas.
Continuing on the path to a healthy getaway, Stay Well guests have access to a healthy in-room menu as well as mini-bar goodies that include raw almonds and coconut water. And if their Vegas journey takes them to the resort’s Grand Spa & Fitness Center—and we can’t imagine it wouldn’t—recommend they opt for the 50-minute Stay Well Aromatherapy Massage.
Stay Well rooms and suites are available for an upgrade of approximately $30 per night above prevailing rates.
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino: mgmgrand.com
What industry insiders are saying…
“There’s a variety of experiences in Las Vegas that travel agents really need to understand. There are so [many options]. Even in our portfolio, we have 13 hotels with over 40,000 rooms just in Las Vegas. So travel agents need to understand who their customer is, what other destinations they’ve traveled to, what other experiences they enjoy. From there, they can make the best judgement where their guest would be most comfortable. All of our properties have a variety of price points; they have a variety of experiences….”
—Jeff Eisenhart, Vice President, Leisure Sales & Marketing, MGM Resorts International