2010 Pool Season Heats Up in Las Vegas with Hot New Venues, Cool New Experiences

April 1, 2010
PRNewswire-FirstCall
LAS VEGAS

MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM) - Home to the hottest hotels and attractions across the globe, it's no surprise the Las Vegas pool scene out-sizzles the competition. With the growing popularity of the city's pool destinations rivaling the lure of its legendary nightclubs, thousands are finding that Las Vegas' 'daylife' is just as hot as its nightlife. This summer promises to be bigger and better than ever with the debut of three hot new pools all within Las Vegas' newest destination, CityCenter. Whether visitors want to soak up the scene at the newest pools on The Strip, go all-in at a beachside casino or dare to be bare at a luscious, adults-only retreat, daytime is the right time to dive into Las Vegas summer fun.

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  ARIA Resort & Casino
  --  Guests of The Strip's newest destination resort, ARIA Resort & Casino
      at CityCenter, are invited to escape to a sensual paradise offered by
      its three distinctive pools.  Shielded by a lush landscape of yucca,
      acacia and palm trees, guests also can enjoy unique water features
      which arc gracefully overhead as well as three hot tubs.  Dozens of
      umbrellas fill the expansive 215,000-square-foot pool deck, providing
      a cool break from the Las Vegas sun.  For a pampering experience,
      ARIA's lavish cabanas pair superior service with such high-tech
      indulgences as 42" LCD televisions, iPod docks and Wi-Fi Internet
      access.  The open-air Breeze Cafe or Pool Bar allow for indulgent al
      fresco dining.  Pools are open to hotel guests from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
      through April; hours of availability will extend in the summer months.
      For more details on ARIA's pool offerings, visit www.arialasvegas.com.

  --  Also at ARIA, LIQUID Pool Lounge by The Light Group is an adults-only
      experience offering the ultimate in poolside opulence.  A
      state-of-the-art sound system and world-class DJs set a lively mood as
      guests enjoy the exclusivity and seclusion provided by towering palms.
      Luxe cabanas are equipped with 40" flat-screen televisions and offer
      chaise lounges, plush daybeds and access to two semi-private dipping
      pools.  For poolside refreshments, LIQUID features a playfully
      sophisticated menu with such delectable choices as King Crab &
      Jalapeno Tacos and LIQUID-Ritas.  LIQUID is open to the public
      Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. through April 30 and
      will be open daily beginning May 1.  Guests must be 21 years of age or
      older.  Entry charge applies.  For additional information on LIQUID,
      visit www.lightgroup.com.

  Bellagio
  --  The beautiful poolscape of Bellagio transports guests to Italy,
      without the jet lag.  With five Mediterranean-inspired pools,
      including two heated lap pools, guests can enjoy everything from
      carefree lounging to a cooling workout.  Set amidst elegant citrus
      trees and landscaped gardens, the complex features hand-carved
      Italianesque stone fountains and Mediterranean-designed tile.  Guests
      also can experience the delectable new menu of the Pool Cafe, take
      cover in luxurious cabanas with semi-private patios, or revel in the
      pampering attention of the pool attendants.  Bellagio's pools
      currently are available to hotel guests 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; hours will
      extend during the summer months.  For more information about
      Bellagio's poolside indulgences, log onto www.bellagio.com.

  Vdara Hotel & Spa
  --  High above Harmon Circle on the third level of Vdara Hotel & Spa,
      Vdara Pool & Lounge is a pool experience like no other.  Featuring
      phenomenal views of CityCenter, the sleek 40,000-square-foot poolscape
      is filled with comfortable chaise lounges, plush daybeds and indulgent
      cabanas.  Be the envy of the crowd and reserve a special spa cabana,
      providing unique poolside services that will nurture and revive.  An
      open-air lounge pairs made-to-order cocktails with gourmet tapas
      including Vietnamese Summer Rolls, Yellowtail Tuna Ceviche and Fried
      Lobster Corn Dogs.  The pool is open to hotel guests 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
      daily.  For more on Vdara Pool & Lounge, visit www.vdara.com.

  MGM Grand
  --  A privileged playground for partygoers, glitterati and celebrities,
      WET REPUBLIC at MGM Grand combines the best elements of the city's
      club scene with matchless poolside amenities.  At a spacious 53,000
      square feet, Vegas' first ultra pool features two saltwater pools and
      six jetted spas.  Elite VIP service and renowned entertainers are
      standard.  On April 24, reality stars Kim and Khloe Kardashian will
      host sister Kourtney's 31st birthday bash poolside for all to see. 
      WET REPUBLIC is open to the public daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
      Guests must be 21 years of age or older.  Entry charges apply.  For
      more information, visit www.wetrepublic.com.

  --  The larger MGM Grand Pool complex provides almost seven acres of
      dynamic swimming and sunbathing areas.  Guests can enjoy four swimming
      pools including one lap pool, three large whirlpools, a lazy river,
      sparkling fountains and tropical waterfalls.  Private cabanas set the
      mood for ultra relaxation while the Cabana Grille offers tempting
      summer fare.  The poolscape is open to hotel guests from 8 a.m. to 6
      p.m. throughout April; hours extend even longer during the summer
      months. Visit www.mgmgrand.com for more details on MGM Grand's pool
      offerings and amenities.

  Mandalay Bay
  --  Mandalay Bay ups the pool scene ante with Mandalay Bay Beach. 
      Spanning 11 acres, this fan favorite invites guests to body surf in
      the wave pool, relax in the lazy river, make sand castles on a beach
      filled with real California sand, hit the jogging trail or retreat to
      a private cabana, bungalow or villa.  Just steps from the waves, the
      three-story glass-fronted Beachside Casino features the open-air Beach
      Bar & Grill on the first level; the first climate-controlled beachside
      gaming on The Strip can be found on the second; while the
      spectacularly exclusive Villas Soleil reside on the third.  Mandalay
      Bay Beach is open to hotel guests 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through April;
      hours will extend through the summer months.

  --  Mandalay Bay's fun Concerts on the Beach series invites music-lovers
      to bring blankets, slip on their flip-flops and hit The Beach, where
      they can wade into the surf or rent a relaxing beach bungalow or villa
      for an unforgettable summertime music experience.  Kicking things off
      this season is popular country music singer Gary Allan who will bring
      his high-energy hits to Mandalay Bay Beach April 17.  More events will
      be announced soon.  Concerts on the Beach are open to the general
      public.  Tickets are available through the Mandalay Bay Box Office at
      (877) 632-7400.

  --  Adjacent to Mandalay Bay Beach, the adults-only Moorea Beach Club
      features dipping pools, chaise lounges, comfortable daybeds and
      private pavilions.  Taking relaxation to the next level, guests also
      can indulge in rejuvenating poolside spa treatments.  Moorea Beach
      Club is open to hotel guests 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.  Guests must be
      21 years of age or older.  Entry charges apply.

For more information on Mandalay Bay poolside amenities and entertainment, log onto www.mandalaybay.com.

  The Mirage
  --  Guests can dare to reveal (almost) all at Bare Pool and Lounge at The
      Mirage.  European-style sun-worshipping invites guests to experience
      the ultimate in poolside pampering - sans tan lines - while ensconced
      within the privacy of towering palms.  DJ-spun music sets the mood at
      this luxe escape, featuring intimate cabanas, plush daybeds and two
      luxury dipping pools.  Bare is open to the public Thursday through
      Monday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Beginning May 1, Bare will open daily from
      11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Guests must be 21 years of age or older.  Entry
      charges apply.  For more information on Bare, visit
      www.lightgroup.com.

  --  The Mirage main pool complex offers a lush tropical oasis with two
      pools, jetted spas and cascading waterfalls.  Cabanas offer comfy
      lounge seating on private patios, flat-screen televisions, iPod docks,
      pool rafts and misting systems, among other amenities.  Paradise Cafe
      and Dolphin Bar provide light summer fare and cooling refreshments. 
      The Mirage pool complex is open to hotel guests daily from 9 a.m. to 6
      p.m. throughout April; hours will extend in the summer months.  For
      additional information, visit www.mirage.com.

  Monte Carlo Resort & Casino
  --  The refreshing poolscape of Monte Carlo includes The Strip's first
      wave pool and a meandering lazy river.  To escape the sun, guests can
      rent cabanas that rival some living rooms, with chairs, loveseats,
      coffee and end tables, privacy curtains, flat-screen televisions,
      telephones, ceiling fans, and more.  Poolside servers offer a full
      range of cocktails as well as appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers
      and pizzas, all made to order.  Poolside massage treatments are
      available on weekends.  Monte Carlo's pool complex is open to hotel
      guests daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; hours extend longer during the
      summer months.  For more details, log onto www.montecarlo.com.

  New York-New York Hotel & Casino
  --  The pool at New York - New York provides an energizing yet refreshing
      guest experience with views of the New York-New York skyline as well
      as the thrilling dives of The Roller Coaster.  Sunbathers can indulge
      in the pool's crystal-clear sparkling waters, as well as three
      tranquil whirlpools.  Private cabanas and poolside chair massages also
      are available.  The pool complex is open to hotel guests from 10 a.m.
      to 6 p.m. daily; hours extend longer during the summer months.  For
      more information, visit www.nynyhotelcasino.com.

  Luxor Hotel & Casino
  --  Luxor's exotic poolscape features four large swimming pools and four
      invigorating whirlpools.  The 125,650-square-foot complex also
      provides private cabanas and VIP poolside seating options.  A complete
      poolside retail shop allows easy access to swimwear, sunglasses, sun
      care products and casual wear.  Grab a quick bite or cooling drink
      from Oasis Terrace Snack Bar or Pool Bar.  Luxor's pool is open to
      hotel guests 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily; hours will extend during the
      summer months.  Non-guests may purchase pool access for $10 per
      person.  For additional details on Luxor's poolside offerings, visit
      www.luxor.com.

  Excalibur Hotel & Casino
  --  A paradise fit for royalty, Excalibur's recently renovated pool area
      now features 60,000 square feet of tropical landscaping with four
      pools including a separate pool for guests 16 years of age or older,
      two spas, two water slides, and "Drenched" restaurant and bar. 
      Plentiful seating abounds, with the addition of 800 new deck chairs. 
      The pool is open to hotel guests 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.  For more
      information, log onto www.excalibur.com.

  Circus Circus Hotel & Casino
  --  Fun is the name of the game at Circus Circus whether guests experience
      the excitement of the hotel's Big Top circus acts or frolic in one of
      its colorful pools.  A nearby snack bar keeps visitors refreshed while
      enjoying the hot summer sun.  Pools are currently open to hotel guests
      9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily; from Memorial Day to Labor Day, hours will
      extend to 9 p.m.  For more information, visit www.circuscircus.com.


This summer, Las Vegas visitors are invited to escape the heat by diving into the one-of-a-kind pools of MGM MIRAGE. With incredible deals available to all, a soothing - or scintillating - poolside getaway is just a click away at www.mgmmirage.com.

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