Axis lounge opens at MGM Grand Detroit
Axis, a swank new lounge inside MGM Grand Detroit, debuted in impressive style last Friday with a private VIP cocktail party for a couple hundred specially invited guests. Hosted by the MGM Grand Detroit team of honchos — including president Steve Zanella, senior vice president Juliette Okotie-Eboh and vice president Marc Guastella — the party featured live entertainment and a nonstop parade of colorful (and tasty) craft cocktails: Raspberry Crush, Blueberry Pie and Michigan Snap among the favorites. Smack dab in the middle of the casino floor, the $3 million Axis Lounge is a 315-seat venue that will feature live music — from Motown to jazz to modern pop — seven nights a week. Other guests at the grand opening included NAACP Executive Director Donnell White, Roostertail’s Tom and Diane Schoenith and MGM Grand Detroit investors Roy and Maureen Roberts and dermatologist Dr. Lorna Thomas.
by Chuck Bennett