Bally’s Las Vegas, formerly the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, is a hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment. The hotel features 2,814 extra-sized guestrooms that are 450 sq ft (42 m2) or larger and over 175,000 sq ft (16,300 m2) of banquet and meeting space. The casino occupies 67,000 sq ft (6,200 m2). About 75% of the rooms are in the North Tower, and were renovated in 2004. The remaining rooms are located in the newer South Tower, constructed in 1981, Caesars Entertainment announced in Spring 2013 that they were going to fully renovate that tower and rename it “Jubilee” Tower by the end of 2013. The name inspired by their production show of course being Jubilee. Continue reading
The Hotel Arts is a 44-storey, 483 room luxury hotel on the seafront of Barcelona, in Spain. Contrary to popular belief, it was not built to service the 1992 Summer Olympics, though its construction was part of the big changes underwent by the city to prepare the Games. It remains one of the city’s leading hotels, listed as one of the Top 10 Celebrity Spotting Hotels in G A Y O T . com. It is operated by Ritz-Carlton.