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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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Can't wait for future Vegas to arrive? Sate your thirst for Vegas new-ness with ten shots of construction porn. All were snapped today as we travelled from Luxor to Sahara. Erm, SLS!
Delano Las Vegas (Debuting September 1)
Don't call it THEhotel, anymore. It's almost Delano now -- just check out the sign below! -- so we might as well get used to it. Officially making its Vegas debut September 1, some folks are already enjoying the new rooms. A rep tells us about 40 percent of the tower's accommodations have been remodeled so far. For more on what to expect from Delano, click here.
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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."
When it comes time to ride the rocket, Delano will have you covered, but you'll have to go down to get it. ahem... To the minibar.
The Delano Sexy Intimacy Kit will include:
· French Kiss Premium Mints
· Premium Condoms (2)
· Liquid Ecstasy Personal Lubricant
· Personal Massager (battery operated)
· Ooh La La Feather Tickler
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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.
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While we've got our suspicions about this property actually happening thanks to the dubious history of Delano's parent company Morgans Hotel Group, however -- according to MGM Resorts -- the Delano will open sometime next September or October. That's nearly a year later from the initial opening date set for the hotel.
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The new Bagatelle of the south Strip is pushing back its opening once again. Initially set to open this December, the Delano's debut was pushed back to "early 2014" in January to "March 2014" just last month. And, now, it's been moved to summer 2014. This statement by Mandalay Bay President and COO Chuck Bowling was shared with us earlier today:
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Are you liking what you see when it comes to Gansevoort Las Vegas, the boutique hotel on the Strip that will rise from the remnants of the old Bill's Gambling Hall? Well, you might have to stand down for a little bit.
The Gansevoort had hoped for a New Year's Eve opening but, just the other week, reps went back to an "early 2014" goal. Now, we've learned the hotel is actually set for a March 2014 debut. That's about (hold on, let us break out our fingers) seven months away, but we don't mind waiting, especially if Gansevoort makes good on those sexy guestrooms, particularly the shower with the one-way mirror.
We'll learn more about what the Gansevoort has in store for Vegas later this month, but for now, the hotel will have 188 guestrooms, 19 suites, a lobby bar, an ultra lounge, retail outlets, a 40,000-square-foot casino, a destination restaurant overlooking the Strip, the legendary Drai's Nightclub and a rooftop pool/dayclub (also run by Drai's).
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:
First expected to debut this December, the Delano won't officially take over THEhotel at Mandalay Bay until early 2014 now. But, that doesn't necessarily mean you have to wait until the new year to check in.
Snooping around the main Delano website lead us to this surprising declaration: