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July 8, 2010

Casino Design Photo of the Week: M Resort

Posted by Hunter

Admittedly, when I first saw the M Resort was I bit underwhelmed and I'm still not sure I like it as much as some others do. Still, I think the building is striking from some angles, such as this one.


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July 8, 2010 3:26 PM Posted by Jeff Sommers

This Casino/Resort must be marketed towards the locals. I know from the many visits to the strip, that I would never grab a cab and travel all the way to M Resort for any reason whatsoever! They need to start thinking about marketing this place like Hard Rock & Palms, the average Las Vegas customer is in town for a few days... why would anyone want to waste an entire afternoon/evening traveling in a cab to M Resort? No Fountains, Volcano, Mountain, Pirate ships, Rockstars or Celebrities.... come on M Resort, give us a reason to visit.

July 8, 2010 3:46 PM Posted by parchedearth

The M's modern design is what MGM is constantly trying and failing to achieve (e.g. MC and Luxor). The only design issue I see is that you need to loop around the property to get to the main hotel entrance on the south side (rather than being right off the main street on the north side).

The M is essentially the south Vegas equivalent of Red Rocks as a locals property, but additionally attracts CA visitors as they drive into or out of town on I15. They will never compete with the HRH or Palms.

July 8, 2010 4:19 PM Posted by chuckmonster

i love this building. it becomes almost invisible on a clear day. the "casino" signage in the photo doesn't do the rest of the property justice though. looks cheap!

July 8, 2010 8:38 PM Posted by John

I actually prefer to use the side entrance facing east at M.

July 9, 2010 1:47 AM Posted by Mike E

I love the way the building peeks out between the two mountains that introduce the final descent into the valley as you make your way up the I-15 northbound from California.

Jeff, I'd say M's #1 reason to visit is value. Looking beyond its room rates, It's top end strip quality at downtown prices. Should a once-year-visitor make a special trip? Probably not. But for a guy like me who could care less about Volcanoes, etc., I'd have no complaints vacationing there.

November 11, 2010 10:21 AM Posted by Retail Design

I agree - it does look amazing from this angle but it doesn't look like a 'casino'