During a recent stay in Las Vegas, at the invitation of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Bureau, I was hosted at The Delano Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay. This hotel officially opened on Sept. 2 after extensive renovations to the original building - $80 million was spent on the work, in collaboration with MGM Resorts International and Morgans Hotel Group.
The Delano Las Vegas is the next wave of hotels in Las Vegas, designed to attract a new, more family-oriented clientele, offering 1,117 luxury suites across 64 floors.
Once you arrive at The Delano, guests are greeted by two gigantic stone pieces recalling the desert and mountains, which are never far away from the city. Upon entering the lobby, the ceiling height and the endless columns are immediately impressive!
A long carpet, representing the Colorado River cutting a path in the Grand Canyon, will guide guests to the main counter. To the left, a private lounge awaits VIPs, where endless coffee, tea and snacks are served. It is now time to enjoy the room, knowing that luggage will be delivered a few minutes later by room service.
Upon entering the suite, one arrives directly in the living room where a large sofa is located, facing a 46-inch TV screen. White walls meet a gray carpet, offering a sleek and modern look.
An extremely comfortable king-size bed is located in the adjoining room. Hotel staff said that some customers will have slept so well that they ask the hotel to send them the mattress at the end of their stay. After all, we're in Vegas. The room is complemented by a new flat screen TV.
The bathroom is also spacious, with a marble shower and a unique bath. Very broad, it allows guests to relax and even watch television, since a third flat screen is on the wall opposite.
In the lobby, the Franklin bar is cozy with an extensive cocktail menu, open from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. with live music and DJ performances.
Dining options at the Delano include 3940 Coffee + Tea, perfect for coffee and croissant in the morning. For dinner, Della's Kitchen features a menu offering items such as crab, pork, lobster or a simple steak-frites. Plenty of other options are available at the adjacent Mandalay Bay Resort.
Overall, the Delano left a very good impression. The atmosphere is much quieter and relaxed than facilities that include a casino. Rates Delano Mandalay Bay suites start at $200. Some suites allow dogs ($50 per day). Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.
For more information, visit www.delanolasvegas.com.