#ThrowbackThursday – Happy 5 Years to Us!

If you’re a social media user then you know that on Thursdays people typically post photos on sites like Instagram, Twitter or Facebook that are from the past. It can be photos from years ago or just a few days ago. Using hashtags like #ThrowbackThursday, #TBT or simply #Throwback the photo trend has quickly caught on. So, in honor of our fifth anniversary this weekend (March 1) we thought we’d bring you some of our favorite highlights through the years…#ThrowbackThursday M Resort-style!

Grand Opening

Five years ago on March 1, we opened our doors to thousands of anxious patrons at 10 pm on a Sunday. Filled with excitement, fun, food and fireworks, we welcomed our resort as an exciting addition to the Las Vegas skyline.

Top Chef Season 6 Debuts

Taking a fresh approach to casino dining and fueling our passion for food, our resort was home to Top Chef Season 6. Chef’testants competed throughout the property stirring up amazing food and fierce competition.

Journey Packs the House

Wowing longtime fans and new generations of listeners, Journey performed to a sold out crowd – more than 7,000 – in our pool piazza! To date, it has been our largest crowd.

Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Recognition

We’d be remiss to not mention that every year since opening, our resort has been recognized as a Forbes Travel Guide Four Star resort and every year this recognition is a highlight for our team and our guests.

The Nation’s Tallest Christmas Tree Arrives

On Dec. 12, 2009, we welcomed the nation’s largest Christmas tree, a 109-foot White Fir. We packed the piazza again with our special tree lighting ceremony which included hot chocolate, cookies and carolers.

M Pavilion

Debuting in 2011, the M Pavilion was an exciting addition to our function space. Today, we’re able to utilize if for concerts and additional exhibit space for meetings. Next up, we have 1964: The Tribute this Saturday, March 1, then “Shine” presented by Dream World Cirque and in May Filipino superstar Martin Nievera croons his way onto our stage.

While we couldn’t include all our favorite highlights through the years, these are a few that standout. What have you enjoyed these past five years at our resort?