MGM MIRAGE Launches Advanced Booking Website With Industry-Leading Features and Services

September 30, 2003

Resort-seeking travelers can easily book a hotel room, view restaurant menus, make dinner reservations, and purchase advance show tickets as part of all-new enhancements to MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGG) websites accessed via , the corporate website for MGM MIRAGE.

The sites have been streamlined to provide room-booking capabilities on fewer pages than the previous website. As a result, the new system eliminates the need to click through numerous pages to select rooms and rates, allowing travelers to make advance room reservations at 10 MGM MIRAGE properties in Nevada and Mississippi, for a choice of more than 21,000 rooms and suites. The sites also offer new capabilities to view menus and book dinner reservations online at more than 22 restaurants at MGM MIRAGE properties, and buy tickets for 10 MGM MIRAGE shows.

"Because we've consolidated the room-booking process to fewer pages, it's never been easier to make online reservations at our properties," said Bill Hornbuckle, Executive Vice President, MGM MIRAGE. "Our sites have evolved into a natural destination for travelers to complete their vacation plans," he added.

Currently, 15 to 20 percent of MGM MIRAGE hotel guests book hotel rooms electronically.

"The quality and variety of dining experiences at our properties is a big draw for our guests, and now they can book tables at many of our best restaurants, including top venues like Picasso, Le Cirque and Prime at Bellagio; Nobhill and Craftsteak at MGM Grand; or Renoir at The Mirage," said Hornbuckle. Reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance.

Other new online capabilities for travelers include an enhanced site for MGM MIRAGE Vacations ( ), a partnership with The Mark Travel Corporation. The updated booking system enables surfers to easily book air and hotel packages and hotel accommodations.

"Our goal is to deliver the ultimate in ease and convenience to travelers seeking online reservations, whether they want a hotel and air package, or just dinner reservations," said Hornbuckle.

In addition to new travelers' conveniences, now features an enhanced "Investor Relations" section with real-time stock updates, press releases and a complete directory of recent financial reports.

The site also offers links to the company's 14 properties worldwide including newly remodeled sites for:

   -- MGM Grand Hotel and Casino ( ), now enabling
      large-group delegates to book directly from a pre-assigned block
      of rooms;

   -- New York-New York ( ), featuring retail
      souvenirs for online purchase include glassware, hats, and New York
      Police Department and Fire Department mugs, T-shirts, and jerseys;

   -- Bellagio ( ), now offering information in foreign
      languages including Spanish, Chinese and Japanese, in addition to its
      English-language site,

   -- and MGM Grand Detroit ( ), with a new
      design and more comprehensive information.

The company has also launched a new website for the popular Studio 54 nightclub located at MGM Grand ( ) featuring an entertainment schedule and photo gallery of club events.

MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGG), one of the world's leading and most respected hotel and gaming companies, owns and operates 14 casino resorts located in Nevada, Mississippi, Michigan, and Australia, and has investments in two other casino resorts in Nevada and New Jersey. The company is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, and offers an unmatched collection of casino resorts with a limitless range of choices for guests. Guest satisfaction is paramount, and the company has approximately 43,000 employees committed to that result. Its portfolio of brands include AAA Five Diamond award winning Bellagio, MGM Grand Las Vegas-The City of Entertainment, The Mirage, Treasure Island, New York New York, Boardwalk Hotel and Casino and 50% of Monte Carlo, all located on the Las Vegas Strip; Whiskey Pete's, Buffalo Bill's, Primm Valley Resort and two championship golf courses at the California/Nevada state line; the exclusive Shadow Creek Golf Course in North Las Vegas; Beau Rivage on the Mississippi Gulf Cast; and MGM Grand Detroit Casino in Detroit, Michigan. The company has entered an agreement to sell Golden Nugget Las Vegas and Golden Nugget Laughlin pending finalization. The company is also a 50% owner of Borgata, a destination casino resort at Renaissance Pointe in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Internationally, MGM MIRAGE owns and operates MGM Grand Australia in Darwin, Australia, and holds a 25% interest in casino developer Metro Casinos Limited of Great Britain. For more information about MGM MIRAGE, please visit the company's enhanced website at .


CONTACT: Yvette Monet, MGM MIRAGE Public Affairs, +1-702-891-7892

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