I was so worried about booking at MGM Grand! I've been working with Mari at the Forever Grand Wedding Chapel, asking questions about their packages, in suite and out of suite, and asking questions about hosting a meet & greet in the suites in advance. We were told we couldn't get a booking until the day of, and Mari was on vacation right before we left, so I was really worried we wouldn't get in.
I opened up my e-mail on Monday morning (our first full day in Vegas), and Mari had sent an e-mail - on her day off - saying that her boss had managed to lock in and score viewings for us at both the SkyLofts AND the Terrace Suites for Wednesday at 11 am! Yesssssssssssssss!
Part 3A: The SkyLofts
We were told to head to the SkyLofts first, and then go to the chapel to see the Terrace Suites. To get in to the SkyLofts, you have to go to the hotel lobby way the hell at the back of the property and go in these fancy glass doors to go in to SkyLofts VIP Concierge, who then check your ID and escort you to an exclusive elevator that uses a key card to get you up to SkyLofts.
Once you're there, you open up in to a grand, fancy little entry way. Five concierge desks with big squishy chairs and attendants who are on you like that to get you checked in. We said we had a tour and a younger rep, Darren (I think), took us on a tour of the rooms. We only saw the one and two bedrooms. They look similar to what you see on the web site, but also pretty different. No checkerboard floors (which I was disappointed about), and very spa-chic; it felt like being at a 5 star resort in Mexico.
Darren, or so I'm going to name him, was really knowledgeable on the suites. They're in the process of upgrading from a system called Centurion over to an iPad based control system. The control system controls EVERYTHING - lights, blinds, heat, air conditioning, music, everything. The whole suites are Bluetooth enabled, so you don't need to plug in anything, anywhere.
The SkyLofts bathrooms are MASSIVE (powder room on the main floor and giant bathroom like the size of my living room in my condo), and have BIG counters for lots of makeup, which is a big sell for me after seeing the Cosmo. Rain shower and steam sauna in one that is the size of a regular one bedroom's bathroom.
I didn't get many pictures of the SkyLofts, as I didn't feel comfortable snapping away, but I did grab a shot of their view, which is a little lack lustre compared to the Terrace Suites (to follow).
They are much more of an upscale experience, that is for SURE. There is a butler door, turndown service, twice daily maid service, and the butler will even pack and unpack your bags for you.
The one bedroom fits up to 40 guests, but I think 20 to 25 would be comfortable. There's a large table with 6 dining chairs, which would be great for the food presentation for a buffet or the like. There's only 2 large seats and a 3 person couch in the living area, and a small desk area, with no patio. A small desk area is off to one side that could probably be used for cake or guestbook or something like that.
The two bedroom has a much larger living space. The downstairs features 3 separate couch sitting areas, the same dining area, and a pool table or fooseball table area as well (you can reserve one or the other). There's also two small little desk areas. It fits either 60 or 70 people (can't remember the exact number, but it's much larger than what we're planning our wedding).