Valentine's is THE Sweetest Day at MGM Grand Detroit
DETROIT – February 6, 2008 - Locals and travelers alike will flock to Motown this Valentine’s Day weekend for a little R&R – romance and relaxation – done the MGM Grand Detroit way. Featuring special room packages, decadent menus in its signature restaurants and an exceptional way to propose to the girl of one’s dreams, MGM Grand has something for everyone this Valentine’s Day.
“At MGM Grand Detroit, we pride ourselves on delivering unparalleled experiences both for holidays and every day," said John Hutar, vice president of hotel operations for MGM Grand Detroit. "This Valentine's Day, we've gone to great lengths to give our guests the ultimate romantic celebration at every level of MGM Grand Detroit, from the culinary adventures at our signature restaurants by Michael Mina and Wolfgang Puck and the relaxing indulgences at IMMERSE Spa to the luxurious accommodations in our signature guest rooms. The centerpiece of the Valentine's Day celebration is our unique $10,000 Martini with a spectacular one-carat diamond ring."
For the ultimate impressive proposal, MGM Grand Detroit introduces the $10,000 Martini. Comprised of Dom Perignon champagne, Stoli Elite vodka, peach puree and muddled pineapple, this sweet and seductive concoction is "garnished" with a stunning diamond ring and served on a silver tray. The round brilliant-cut diamond is more than a full carat and dazzles in an 18-karat white gold setting.
Guests are invited to celebrate their engagement and toast the evening with an accompanying bottle of Dom Perignon. "Whether proposing a lifetime together or reaffirming a love to last a lifetime, we wanted a way for the sophisticated romantic to show the woman of his dreams how much he loves her on Valentine's Day," said Rich Schneider, vice president of food and beverage for MGM Grand Detroit.
The $10,000 Martini is available throughout all of MGM Grand Detroit's signature restaurants and nightlife venues. To make arrangements for this truly special cocktail from February 8-16, guests can contact Tracy Wilson at (313) 850-5249.
Flavors of Love
Inviting aromas, intoxicating flavors and delicious delicacies are the order of this special day as the signature restaurants inside MGM Grand Detroit prepare wonderfully indulgent menus for one evening only on February 14. Inside Michael Mina’s BOURBON STEAK, accompaniments to the mouth-watering menu include Lobster Bisque with lemon crème fraiche, Oysters Rockefeller with pernot cream and applewood smoked bacon and an all-natural 48-ounce Piedmontese Porterhouse for two.
At SALTWATER, Chef Michael Mina has prepared an extravagant five-course pre-fixe menu featuring a unique balance of complementary yet distinctive flavors and signature ingredients. To begin, diners will indulge in Michael’s Caviar Parfait with alderwood smoked salmon, shallot potato cake, chive crème fraiche and Osetra caviar. One of Chef Mina’s most widely celebrated creations with a sweet story, he created the dish for his wife on their honeymoon and it became an instant classic at his restaurants across the United States. A second course of Chilled Maine Lobster Salad with a tempura claw, kumquat glaze and black walnuts will precede an entrée of Alaskan Halibut with champagne cream, glazed turnips and trumpet mushrooms. A duet of Piedmontese Beef Roasted Strip Loin and Braised Short Rib accompanied by truffled cavatelli pasta will complete the fourth course to be followed by a tempting Bitter Sweet Chocolate Finacier with passion fruit butter and gianduja sorbet. SALTWATER’s pre-fixe Valentine’s Day menu is $105 per person. Guests may choose to add a five-course special wine pairing for an additional $55 per person.
At WOLFGANG PUCK GRILLE, special surprise additions to the menu will make hearts flutter as guests dine in the casually elegant setting designed by internationally acclaimed designer Tony Chi.
With six separate room packages to suit a wide range of budgets this Valentine’s Day, guests looking to escape into a world of romance and luxury should look no further than MGM Grand Detroit.
The Romance Package – For an evening of enchantment, this package offers a luxury room, half-dozen chocolate-covered strawberries and bottle of champagne to complement the perfect evening. Rates begin at $309 and the promotion is ongoing.
The Valentine’s Day Package – Celebrate the most romantic day of the year with a luxury room, half-dozen roses, half-dozen chocolate strawberries and a bottle of champagne to enjoy with that special someone. Rates begin at $349 and are valid
The Valentine’s Day Spa Package – Welcome an evening or weekend of relaxation with this package featuring a luxury room, choice of two 50-minute Aroma, Stone, Calm or Sport massages from IMMERSE Spa – the only resort-style spa in all of southeast Michigan – and a box of Bassinger cookies. Rates begin at $459 and are valid through February 16.
The Valentine’s Day Signature Package – A true original, this indulgent package includes a luxury room and an indulgent pre-fixe five-course dinner at Michael Mina’s signature SALTWATER restaurant. Rates begin at $459 and are valid February 14-16. Guests may choose to add a five-course wine pairing to the meal for an additional $55 per person.
The Valentine’s Day Executive Package – For romance and relaxation done right, this package features a luxury room, pre-fixe five-course meal at SALTWATER, choice of two 50-minute massages from IMMERSE Spa, a half-dozen roses, half-dozen chocolate-covered strawberries, bottle of champagne and box of Bassigner cookies. Rates begin at $759 and are valid February 14-16.
The Valentine’s Day Presidential Package – Love abounds this Valentine’s Day with the ultimate romance package. Featuring a luxury room, pre-fixe five-course meal at SALTWATER and choice of two 50-minute massages from IMMERSE Spa, this package completes the perfect evening with MGM Grand Detroit’s special $10,000 Martini “garnished” with a one-carat, round brilliant-cut diamond ring provided by Accents boutique. The package is topped off with a half-dozen roses, half-dozen chocolate-covered strawberries, bottle of champagne and box of Bassigner cookies. Rates begin at $10,699 and are valid February 14-16.
For hotel packages and room reservations, contact the MGM Grand Detroit at (888) 646-3387.
ABOUT MGM GRAND DETROIT
Recently named as “Development of the Year 2007” by the 2008 Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS), the lodging industry’s premier hospitality event, MGM Grand Detroit was also selected as 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
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