Winter Wonderland Flourishes At MGM Grand Detroit’s Grand Garden
DETROIT – January 10, 2008 - Celebrated firm Design Solutions, who has brought holiday masterpieces to Rockefeller Center and the Bellagio Conservatory in Las Vegas, has collaborated with Detroit-based architecture and landscape firm Hamilton Anderson to present MGM Grand Detroit’s Grand Garden winter display.
The Grand Garden welcomes a truly spectacular new outdoor display that evokes beautiful and peaceful frozen tundra. Oversized illuminated ice bursts are suspended high above three magnificent caribou topiary forms in a dazzling winter scene. Twenty-foot caribou graze among snow and winter plantings with stylized iced skin as if frozen in time in a field of sparkling birch trees. The spectacular ice bursts range from 18 to 24 feet tall and are constructed of hand-formed glass to dramatically refract the light from within. Exceptionally unique in its creation, the magnitude of the winter Grand Garden is unlike anything ever produced for outdoor display. The magnificent Grand Garden pays tribute to the changing seasons four times yearly in addition to a holiday display each December.
“By creating five new scenes annually, we’re creating a community attraction to draw regular visitation to downtown Detroit both by locals and tourists,” said John Hutar, vice president of hotel operations for MGM Grand Detroit. “We are committed to Detroit and proud to be a part of the city’s resurgence.”
Located at the corner of Third Street and Bagley, MGM Grand Detroit’s Grand Garden is a unique landscape presentation with flourishing plants and vibrant illumination. Serving as a significant landscape and art offering for visitors and locals alike, the Grand Garden winter exhibit is free to view and will be displayed through March 2008. Media are invited to photograph the Grand Garden by contacting Scott Grigg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT MGM GRAND DETROIT
Named as a one of the “Top 10 new U.S. hotels of 2007” by Gayot and one of “53 places to visit in 2008” by The New York Times as part of the Detroit destination, MGM Grand Detroit is the city’s first and only downtown hotel, gaming and entertainment destination built from the ground up. The hotel features 400 chic and stylish guest rooms, including nine rooftop VIP suites and 56 opulent corner suites. Guests can enjoy three signature restaurants by two of the world's preeminent celebrity chefs: Wolfgang Puck and Michael Mina; in-room dining by Puck in addition to casual restaurants; lounges, including a relaxed piano-style bar; high-energy nightlife; the only resort-style spa in southeast Michigan; and 30,000-square-feet of meeting space capable of hosting everything from large corporate events to intimate black-tie engagements. Unique characteristics of the destination include a private entrance and lobby "Living Room" for hotel guests only, a concierge level with full-service lounge, in-room dining service by Wolfgang Puck Grille, 24-hour valet and complimentary covered self-parking. Room reservations are available via www.mgmgranddetroit.com or (888) 646-3387.
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