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Try To miX In One More Taste Of This Vegas Classic

Where: 3940 Las Vegas Blvd South [map], 89109
October 10, 2014 at 6:06 PM | by | Comments (4)

Delano Las Vegas debuted September 1, but the infusion of new has yet to reach the 64th floor where miX will eventually evolve into French Chef/Restauranteur Alaine Ducasse’s third Rivea restaurant as well as a yet-unnamed integrated lounge concept.

While some of us at VegasChatter feel the time for miX has passed, this writer recommends you plan at least one more visit (or your first one) before this restaurant/nightclub toasts its final sunset.

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In Three Weeks, The Quad Will Be A Vegas Footnote

Where: 89109
October 9, 2014 at 9:09 PM | by | Comments (19)

On October 30, the hotel-casino currently known as The Quad (and, before that, as the Imperial Palace) will take on its newest moniker -- The LINQ Hotel & Casino.

No one will be sad to see the Quad name disappear as it was pretty much universally reviled, but we're not totally in love with The LINQ, either. We understand why, but we're getting a bit tired of explaining ourselves around town. No, not the Signature hotel, the air terminal. No, not the Public House at Luxor, the one in Venetian. No, not Downtown as in Vegas, but as in Summerlin. Let's go to the Linq. No, the mall, not the hotel. Oy.

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MGM Resorts Village Now With Something New Underfoot

Where: 89109
September 22, 2014 at 9:59 PM | by | Comments (3)

If you're anything like this writer, you just spent some time studying the above image carefully. After popping up in my Facebook stream over the weekend, I just couldn't resolve the greenery seen in this photo with its Strip backdrop. From the location of Luxor, I knew this had to be the Lot MGM Resorts Village we all know and love (for its programming if not for its parking lot setting), but was that really grass underfoot?

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What's Next For Delano Las Vegas

Where: 89109
September 17, 2014 at 1:34 PM | by | Comments (10)

The lobby and rooms (the panoramic suite pictured above and below) may say Delano meets the desert, but the transformation of THEhotel at Mandalay Bay into an entirely new brand isn't entirely complete.

Still to come is the departure of rooftop restaurant and lounge, miX. The long-lived dining destination by Alain Ducasse is expected to remain open through the remainder of the year. A new restaurant, also by Ducasse, Rivea, will debut around this time in 2015. The concept made its debut in Saint-Tropez last year and will feature French and Italian cuisine. (See what they're serving up in the French Riviera here.) miX Lounge will see a rebranding of its own, too.

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Our Thoughts After A Night At Delano

Where: 3940 Las Vegas Blvd South [map], 89109
September 15, 2014 at 7:54 PM | by | Comments (22)

As a 14-year resident of south Florida (and longtime fan of Las Vegas), this writer was excited to learn that Delano, a Miami/South Beach landmark since 1947, was going to bring its upscale Floridian flavor to THEhotel at Mandalay Bay. Nearby Tropicana had already introduced this motif --rather successfully IMHO -- so I was interested to see how Delano would approach their own Miami-in-the-desert theme.

Not having stayed here previously, I found it easy to view Delano Las Vegas as a completely new lodging experience. What wasn’t so easy was finding my way to the lobby as the valet gave no directions or information before dashing away with my car. Nor did he mention the $20 daily valet charge that you may have already read about here.

After a false start into the nearest entrance (the Delano doorway within the Mandalay Bay parking garage is barely marked), I was surprised by the lack of Miami-inspired decor throughout the foyer. (PR reps will, however, point out the white sheers as very "Delano.") At least the air was fresh smelling as Delano is entirely smoke (and gaming) free. The large boulders as well as rock sculptures are very lovely and impressive and the hotel's version of melding Florida with Vegas. If you aren't told that (or didn't read it here), though, it could be a real headscratcher.

Delano is known for exemplary service, which has clearly carried over to its Nevada sister. Desk agents, concierge and bell staff were all buzzing efficiently and courteously at their tasks as sleek lighting and sexy music set a Wynn-like tone. Check-in was fast and pleasant, with my agent eagerly urging me to try her favorite new citrus juice at 3940 Coffee + Tea (the lobby coffeeshop) and describing the locations of the recently overhauled Franklin Bar (the lobby bar) and Della’s Kitchen (the ground-floor cafe).

My king suite on the 26th floor was easy to find, halfway down a corridor that was simple and tasteful. Thankfully, there were no feelings of vertigo like during my recent stroll through the SLS World Tower funhouse corridors. That relief quickly turned to deja vu, though, once inside the suite. Was this the Delano or the SLS? It’s easy to spot the many similarities as designer Philippe Starck’s vintage-meets-modern stylings were introduced to the Delano Miami during its ‘94 renovation, and he put a similar stamp on Sahara's rebirth.

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Two New Names To Add To Your Vegas Vocabulary

September 15, 2014 at 3:38 PM | by | Comments (5)

The parking lot across from Luxor that went from hosting employee cars to fun-lovin' partiers has dropped its hipster moniker of The Lot to go with the much more confusing official designation of MGM Resorts Village. (It also was known as the Luxor Festival Grounds for a brief moment, too.)

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Two Charges at Delano You Should Know About (And No, Not The Resort Fee)

Where: 3940 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
September 8, 2014 at 4:01 PM | by | Comments (17)

It's enough to make you feel like you're stuck between a 126,000-pound rock and a hard place. Luggage-laden guests who choose to valet at Delano Las Vegas will also end up handing over at least $20 along with their car keys.

The Delano's Sin City arrival brings with it an overnight valet parking fee of $20. Yes, that's per night. A statement from MGM Resorts reads as follows:

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The Story Behind All Those Rocks At Delano Las Vegas

Where: 3940 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
September 5, 2014 at 2:27 PM | by | Comments (2)

Delano comes to Vegas via South Beach and while there are lots of design nods to its beachfront roots -- from the rippling, blue-hued carpeting in guest corridors to underwater photography in its suites -- the upscale brand didn't forget it's been plopped into the middle of the Mojave Desert.

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Delano Las Vegas Still Welcomes Dogs, And Will Walk Them, Too

Where: 3940 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
September 4, 2014 at 2:06 PM | by | Comments (5)

At Mandalay Bay's all-suite tower, a new name won't bring a new change in its pet policy. Now that THEhotel is officially Delano, guests can still expect the rebranded hotel-within-a-hotel experience to welcome Fido. (But, only canines. Felines are still out of luck.)

A Doggie Delights menu features in-room dining options as well as butler services. Yes, double check that bill at the end of your stay 'cause you know how crazy dawgs can get when they're let out in Vegas. (Insert Baha Men musical break here.)

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At Delano Las Vegas, Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This

Where: 3940 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
September 3, 2014 at 8:45 PM | by | Comments (0)

Before Delano Las Vegas officially debuted Labor Day, September 1, the early word was that a good night's sleep was a tough accomplishment. Travel review sites were filled with complaints about pillows that felt as if they were "like bricks" or "hard as concrete." One reviewer even admitted to sleeping on the suite's bathrobe instead.

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The First Phase Of Delano Las Vegas Has Arrived

Where: 3940 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
September 2, 2014 at 2:40 PM | by | Comments (5)

The debate rages on whether it's technically a new Vegas resort, but semantics aside, it's definitely a new brand for Sin City. The Delano is marking its second official day of operations on the Strip today, September 2.

Best known to residents and visitors of Florida, Delano heads west with a Las Vegas outpost. A takeover of THEhotel at Mandalay Bay, some $80 million was spent to transform the all-suite tower into something more in line with the brand's South Beach vibe. Use of the Delano name is part of a licensing agreement between parent company, Morgans Hotel Group, and MGM Resorts which will continue to run the tower.

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Sorry, SLS! Your Reign As Vegas' Newest Hotel Is About To End

August 29, 2014 at 8:44 PM | by | Comments (8)

The outside looks the same, but Delano Las Vegas is not just a new name for THEhotel.

SLS Las Vegas isn’t the only new hotel on the block. Well, technically, the Strip has several blocks, but you get the reference. On the southern end of the Strip, Mandalay Bay is about to be home to Delano Las Vegas, in addition to its other hotel-within-a-hotel, Four Seasons.

On September 1, Delano Las Vegas officially opens its doors to guests (although, visitors have found themselves inside remodeled rooms for weeks now.) We’ve been informed 99% of the rooms are complete and the new café, Della's Kitchen, the new lobby bar, Franklin, and the new 3940 Coffee+Tea will all be ready for guests. The coffee shop’s name may sound a little hipster pretentious, but it’s actually just the address (which, now that we think of it, is a little hipster-ish.) If you want the scoop on Della’s Kitchen, we’ve got details on its menu here.

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