3. The Delano
Once anticipated to have a late 2013 opening, it now seems that The Delano will officially launch in early 2014, possibly in January. The hipster hotel brand is taking over THEhotel.
4. A New Adult Day Club Experience
The Light Group will bring a second day club to Mandalay Bay this summer. The yet-to-be-named pool party will replace Landshark Lagoon, an auxiliary pool.
5. Citizens Kitchen
A 24-hour "casual bistro" by The Light Group is set to open next week in the space that once housed Red, White and Blue. Expect oversized waffle fries, fried chicken, meatloaf, monster burgers, and more.
6. Another Light Group Restaurant
Just around the corner from Citizens Kitchen will be a Japanese resto helmed by Akira Back, best known as the chef behind Yellowtail at Bellagio. No name yet here, either. The eatery will debut in March or April. It replaces China Grill.
7. A New Food Court
The Las Vegas Sun reports that Mandalay Bay's food court will get a refresh, too. Since we questioned whether the resort even had a food court upon hearing that news, it's probably a good thing. We eventually remembered it had one way in the back near Shark Reef. Expect a remodel with "more branded names" to be complete this summer.
7. Resto Redos
The Las Vegas Sun also reports that Mizuya, the just-off-the-casino-floor lounge/sushi bar, will get a makeover. And, that plans are in the works to "redo" Shanghai Lilly which shuttered last year. We're intrigued about what that might mean. Meantime, Red Square is back open after a refresh of its own.
8. The Casino
The local newspaper also reports that "new carpet, chairs and music" are coming to the casino floor.
9. A "Lobby-Lounge Experience"
Lastly, the Las Vegas Sun reports that the resort is working on opening an "indoor/outdoor lounge with fire pits" this spring. It wasn't stated, however, just where this would be, but we've always loved a good mystery.
With so much new-ness, Mandalay Bay's marketing team has created a new website address to brag about it all. It's redefiningresort.com. Oooo.... in your face, other Vegas resorts.
(PHOTOS: Mandalay Bay on Foursquare, The Light Group)