This February, more than 2,500 athletes will gather in Russia to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics. Not part of the official delegation? Fear not, you don’t have to be a world-class Olympian to get a taste of a pro’s day; MGM Resorts offers plenty of “blood, sweat and tears” for Vegas visitors looking to celebrate the games and live like an Olympic champion. Eating healthy, training and a dose of adrenaline are all part of a professional athlete’s lifestyle and MGM Resorts’ offerings allow Olympic lovers to experience it all.
Those looking to get an edge on the competition will want to check into the STAY WELL rooms at MGM Grand. Featuring 17 wellness benefits such as wake-up light therapy to help increase energy and a Vitamin C infused shower that promotes healthy hair and skin, these first-of-its-kind rooms are sure to guarantee that guests are at the top of their game.
Flex your muscles at…
Train like an athlete with the Indoor Hike at ARIA – this exhilarating workout challenges the whole body with a sprint through the convention center, jumping jacks in front of HAZE nightclub and pushups in other scenic areas around the resort. While working out, guests have the chance to admire ARIA’s world-class public art collection.
Round out training with Yoga Among the Dolphins at Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage. This class is held in the underwater dolphin viewing area and can be customized according to skill level. Yogis can find balance and harmony while stretching and strengthening muscles – it’s a winning combination!
Relax after a workout with…
It’s good to stretch after a workout, but stretching in a heated pool is even better. Take a break with the professionally developed Aquastretch therapy session at Spa Bellagio. Considered a breakthrough in pain management and preventative medicine, this unique-to-The-Strip aquatic session introduces stretching techniques that restore flexibility, reduce chronic pain and create a sense of relaxation as guests float in a private, heated pool.
Eat healthy at…
Refuel with a nutritious, healthy meal at an array of MGM Resorts restaurants with the newly launched Smart Plate program which provides guests delicious menu items at 700 calories or less per dish. The exclusive calorie-conscious items are available on select in-room dining menus at ARIA, MGM Grand, The Mirage and Monte Carlo and participating cafes including Café Bellagio, Raffles Café at Mandalay Bay, Pyramid Café at Luxor and The Café at Monte Carlo.
Get an adrenaline rush at…
High levels of adrenaline rush through Olympians during the games so why not experiencea few heart-pumping thrills Vegas-style. At Mandalay Bay, daredevils can dive into a 1.3-million-gallon exhibit at Shark Reef Aquarium and swim side-by-side with more than 30 sharks. Those looking for a whirlwind of fun can enjoy a spin on the Roller Coaster at New York-New York. Featuring the world’s first ever 180-degree “heart-line twist,” the thrilling ride zips over the track among New York City skyscrapers at 67 mph giving all riders an Olympic-sized rush!
A Closing Russian Toast at…
Toast to all the hard work at Red Square Restaurant & Vodka Lounge at Mandalay Bay. Featuring an incomparable vodka selection, as well as an intriguing list of signature cocktails, vodka infusions and an exquisite menu offering dishes such as Chicken Kiev, guests will feel like they’re at the games in Sochi, Russia. For a gold medal experience, don fur coats while checking out the restaurant’s private vodka vault and ice bar.
Cap off the games with dinner at MICHAEL MINA Bellagio fit for a gold medal winner. Indulge in the signature Russian Osetra caviar parfait and sip fine champagne while celebrating the Vegas victory.
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