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Marnell III unveils plansfor M Resort & Casino

Nov 20, 2007 6:30 AM

Earlier this month, Anthony A. Marnell, III, unveiled plans for the M Resort, Spa and Casino, which he predicted would re-set the bar for locals-oriented casinos in the Las Vegas Valley.

Situated on 80 acres at St. Rose Parkway and Las Vegas Boulevard, the resort will be the largest within the Henderson city limits. Completion is scheduled for Spring 2009.

"The driving force behind M Resort, Spa and Casino is service," Marnell said. "We are bringing back the old Las Vegas hands-on approach to the property. We want our team members to recognize guests by name, not by room card or number."

The 11-story resort will consist of 390 rooms and suites, 90,000 square feet of gaming and more than 40,000 square feet of meeting and convention space.

There will also be a variety of luxury amenities including a 20,000 square foot spa as well as multiple restaurants, dining and entertainment options.

The resort’s building site will be 400 feet higher in elevation than the resorts on the Las Vegas Strip, providing views of the Vegas skyline from virtually every area of the resort.

In addition, the unique architectural design incorporates a 100,000 square foot canyon featuring a pool area with waterfalls that will blend with beauty of the surrounding desert and mountains.

"The architectural design, amenities and service at M Resort, Spa and Casino will be unlike any resort-casino in Las Vegas," Marnell said. "The property is the newest expression of where we believe the future of the industry lies."

If the Marnell name sounds familiar, it should. Marnell’s father, Tony Marnell and his company, Marnell Corrao Associates, is responsible for building such Las Vegas landmarks as Caesars Palace, Wynn Las Vegas, Treasure Island, the Rio All-Suite hotel/casino and the Forum Shops, to name a few.

"The architecture of M Resort, Spa and Casino is about creating a space that is comfortable for all generations, an environment everyone can enjoy," said Tony Marnell. "I’m very proud to be working with my son who is the owner of this project. He has asked us to really push the envelope with the design and architecture of the M Resort."