MASHANTUCKET, Conn., (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The new $700 million MGM Grand expansion at Foxwoods Resort Casino, North America's largest resort casino, opened to the public on May 17 following a gala celebration.
The inaugural event was marked by performances from John Mayer, Alicia Keys and Josh Groban with Sean "Diddy" Combs taking over to host late night activities in "Diddy's Den," while DJ AM spun at the opening of Shrine, an Asian-inspired kitchen, lounge and nightclub.
The grand opening also featured an exclusive cocktail reception with food by chefs Michael Schlow of Alta Strada, Tom Colicchio of Craftsteak and Alan Rosen of Junior's, to name a few as well as a red carpet event.
Connected to Foxwoods Resort Casino by a covered moving walkway, MGM Grand at Foxwoods adds an additional two million square feet to the existing property. This new addition includes the 4,000-seat MGM Grand Theater, and a 50,0000 square-foot ballroom. The new expansion also features a variety of gaming options, including 1,400 slot machines and 53 table games, a new 21,000-square-foot G-Spa and a plethora of new shops, including Bally, Dunhill, MGM Grand Effects and MAC Appeal, an authorized reseller of all things Apple.
"We are thrilled to have commemorated the highly anticipated opening of MGM Grand at Foxwoods with special guests of the casino, including close friends, family and renowned celebrities," said Gillian Murphy, Senior Vice President and General Manager of MGM Grand at Foxwoods. "With the opening, MGM Grand at Foxwoods has catapulted New England to incredible new heights in the world of luxury hospitality and entertainment," Murphy added. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers