New York New York Las Vegas Hotel & Casino: fun and edgy in Sin City

A fun and edgy, boutique-style property that has become a popular choice for LGBT travellers.

Travel United States of America Koelen Andrews

This article was published on November 5th, 2017

Since opening its doors nearly 20 years ago, the New York New York Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is one of Vegas’ most famous resort-style hotels and casinos. This fun and edgy, boutique-style property has become a popular choices for the L’s, G’, B’s, and T’s, to stay on the strip when visiting the city of sin, and here’s why:

New York New York Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

The hotel has 12 individual resort towers recreating the most famous New York skyscrapers, including The Empire State Building, The Chrysler Building, Century Building, 55 Water Tower, and the New Yorker Hotel. The New York New York also features a 150-foot replica of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Grand Central Station, and Ellis Island Immigrant Receiving Station.

New York New York Las Vegas Hotel & Casino guest room

There are 2,024 rooms at the New York New York, including 104 suites, which makes it the boutique hotel of the MGM group of properties. This smaller size allows guests to get around the property much easier than some of the larger properties.

New York New York Las Vegas Hotel & Casino registration desk

Check-in service is fast and friendly, so you can get about your Las Vegas adventure quickly and stress-free.

New York New York Las Vegas Hotel & Casino jacuzzi suite

The guest rooms range from king standard rooms to jacuzzi suites, inter-connected rooms (great for friend-cations), and large penthouse suites. The well maintained rooms offer all the standard amenities you would expect from a modern hotel, including premium bath products, towels, and linens.

New York New York Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

Open 24 hours a day, there is non-stop fun waiting at the 84,000 sq ft casino. It’s always fun to try your hand at some of the many entertaining games throughout the gaming area, like Blackjack, craps, roulette, mini-baccarat, Pay Go Poker, and Let It Ride, plus approximately 2,000 slots, video poker, and video keno machines. Best yet, it’s one of the few places in Las Vegas where you can find $5 Blackjack tables open all the time. Give it a try; who knows, maybe Lady Luck will be on your side and help you get that new diamond ring you’ve had your eye on.

New York New York Las Vegas Hotel & Casino Zumanity

New York New York Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is home to Cirque du Soleil’s popular show, Zumanity, which sees packed shows every night of the week. Zumanity unveils the sensual side of Cirque du Soleil. The mischievous production blends playful innuendo with daring eroticism in an intimate theatre.

New York New York Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

Plenty of food and beverage abound both inside the New York New York and in The Park, a brand new plaza adjacent to the hotel which includes: Shake Shack (the first one to open on the West Coast), NY Pizza, NY pretzels, an authentic Irish Pub, a two-story interactive Hershey’s Chocolate World, Swiss watchmaker Swatch, I Love NYNY gift shop, and a Starbucks.

New York New York Las Vegas Hotel & Casino outdoor pool

The hotel also has The Big Apple Coaster and Arcade, a full-service spa, a September 11 Memorial, a fitness centre, and an outdoor pool and hot tub.

New York New York Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

The New York New York Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is more than a great hotel choice, it’s also extremely welcoming and accommodating to LGBT travelers.

“We don’t just slap a rainbow on an ad. Employee training, awareness, and inclusion are very important. Diversity and inclusion are at the core of who we are as a company,” said James Healey, Director of Hotel Operations at New York New York Hotel Las Vegas.

New York New York Las Vegas Hotel & CasinoMGM Resorts employee LGBT networking group undertook an initiative to make all MGM properties LGBT friendly. Acting as an in-house consulting group, the LGBT networking group MGM created helped to ensure the wedding chapels in MGM Resort properties were ready for the LGBT market. Guests at the New York New York, for instance, can now also get married in the Zumanity theatre by one of the cast members!

“You can get married by Brandon, one of the leading cast members of Zumanity,” explains James Healey. “Same sex couples feel comfortable here – they can hold hands. The more couples that do walk hand-in-hand, the more it becomes second nature here. The ones that aren’t comfortable stand out more than those who are LGBT. The entire city has become very welcoming and comfortable. People are choosing to come back here because they can be who they want to be, and get the full Las Vegas experience.”

Come in. Get married. Or just relax. And stay awhile. There’s something for everyone at New York New York Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. Start planning your trip and make a reservation today!


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