Well, Karen, we're happy to report that work is finally underway to brand THEhotel with the South Beach vibe of the Delano name. For those that don't know, the chain was due to arrive in December 2013, but that was pushed back to "early 2014".. and then to March.. and then to "summer 2014" which we just confirmed is still expected to be sometime around September or October.
As to whether things will be done in time for Barrett Jackson, a representative tells that Delano rooms will be available for reservation during the annual car auction. We're promised that more details on the Delano are coming soon.
The Delano will completely renovate all 1,100 of the accommodations in THEhotel's tower and its spa, too. Official renderings have yet to be released. It's also unclear how much room rates will change. The Delano brand was once due to open in the failed Echelon project by Boyd Gaming.