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A series of Vegas delays means the debut of Delano Las Vegas -- while defiantly inspired (whatever that means) -- will definitely be overshadowed by the almost simultaneous debut of SLS Las Vegas. SLS will take its bow August 23 while Delano steps onto the Vegas scene, officially, September 1.
We say officially because more and more folks have already stayed at the remodeled and renamed THEhotel at Mandalay Bay as a floor-by-floor takeover continues to move towards completion. And, with more stays, more early reviews are popping up. We'll disregard talk of construction noise and construction walls for obvious reasons, but it was interesting to read early reactions to the completed rooms. And, while a handful complained of inadequate storage and uncomfortable couches, it was a few small rectangles that bent most guests out of shape:
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Our sister site, HotelChatter, recently got her own up, close and personal look at the upcoming Delano Las Vegas which is currently transforming THEhotel at Mandalay Bay. While on the tour, they geeked out over these cool phones which make it easy to stay in bed while
drunk sexting checking your email. What might be especially useful to frequent Vegas visitors, however, is that rooms at the Delano are already ready already. (Yes, we just stole that from a cheesy 90s commercial.)
Our source told us that rooms on the 37th floor have been in use by real, live guests lately. The rooms aren't available to book online but specially invited guests have been able to try them out. Indeed, that scoop checks out with this review on TripAdvisor.
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THEhotel at Mandalay Bay will make its debut as the Delano Las Vegas September 1. An extensive room remodel has been underway for weeks now but, if that news makes you sad, you can always keep a piece of THEhotel in your heart. And, in your home.
VegasChatter friend Greg B. reports The Original Hotel Liquidators on Cameron Street won the bid to sell all the old furnishings and "are chewing through it (the inventory) at quite a clip."
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While Delano takes over THEhotel at Mandalay Bay as part of an $80 million transformation, both share a common theme. One of separateness and intimacy. Adjacent to all the perks of a major resort, but not a part of it. THEhotel is one of the OG's in Vegas' "boutique" hotel trend. It's hoped Delano will bring that game to the next level with even more exclusivity, even more personalized service. For example, all guests will receive a follow-up call after checking in while executives plan to know when VIPs are en route and will greet them curbside with keys at the ready.
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VegasChatter fan Karen from Pittsburgh recently wrote in to ask us for an update:
If anyone would know, I figure it would be one of you guys. We are coming to Vegas in late September, and have to stay at Mandalay Bay for the Barrett Jackson Auction (Sept. 25-27). But I was wondering if The Hotel would be completed as The Delano. I would love to stay there if it was done, and I can't find any good info on it. When going to book rooms, it still comes up at The Hotel at Mandalay Bay.
Snooping around for new updates on when THEhotel at Mandalay Bay will get its Delano on, we've found there's still not much to report. No guests are complaining about construction inconveniences on travel sites like TripAdvisor as of yet. But, apparently that's because they've not yet begun. See this recent response from a Mandalay Bay representative after a not-so-great guest report:
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During its quarterly earnings report on Friday, Morgans Hotel Group (Delano's parent brand) stated that its agreement with MGM Resorts (Mandalay's parent group) would be part of a 10-year licensing agreement, with the ability to tack on two five-year extensions. To bring the Delano brand to Las Vegas, MGM Resorts has agreed to foot all the costs of the renovations and will manage the new property, too, while Morgans will kick back and collect (some of) the dough:
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Ask ten people what the top hotel in Vegas is and you'll likely get ten different answers. With so many choices out there, choosing what's best in Vegas is more of a personal preference. Maybe the room's basic, but the location is fab. Or, maybe what makes your fave hotel the best is that the room is a comp. Today, Conde Nast Traveler released its annual Reader's Choice Awards for the top 15 hotels in Las Vegas and while some are expected, there's a few surprises in there, too.
CNT readers voted Wynn and Encore as the number one hotel in Vegas. (Yes, we know, it's really two, but there it is.) Their second choice? Four Seasons. The rest stack up as so: