MGM Springfield Casino Hotel and Restaurants Set to Open

MGM Springfield provides a walk down memory lane and also its historic fittings and fixtures ranging from traditional carpeting and Seussian lighting by Amherst lyricist Emily Dickinson in celebration of Western Massachusetts' amusing history.

Workers inside and outside the $960 million complex were busy with the final touches of the building. The building is set to open on Friday at 11 am. Hundreds of casino workers joined those that are getting on-site training from carrying cocktail trays to dealing cards.

The promise that was made was to make sure that the resort compliments the buildings of the downtown-South End area. Also to include and share the history of Western Massachusetts and Springfield.

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Regarding the history, Hornbuckle said: "It is always part of the storyline. The architecture should be respected so is the history of Springfield."

MGM Springfield had a number of meetings with the Springfield Historical Commission and local activists to make sure that the history is preserved.

MGM Springfield Tour

MGM Spingfield hosted a tour and it took place at the six-storey, 250 room hotel and lobby at the Main and Howard Streets. The hotel opens into a great lounge area with a bar. It is furnished with plush chairs and sofas, photographs and bookcases with a lot of local historic orientations. The items on display are obtained from the Brimfield Antique and Collectibles Show. .In addition, there were old copies and books of Springfield-based Merriam-Webster's Dictionary in a number of spots, laterally with definitive Milton Bradley board games. The books include the ones that are written by local authors and also scribblings from classmates with high school yearbooks.

The elevators consist of clear-glass doors, and the elevator entrance features a restored 19th-century antique chandelier. Rooms consist of high ceilings and various window types and they tie into the Main Street architecture.