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Delano begins taking reservations in Las Vegas

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The Delano, the $80 million makeover replacement for THEHotel at Mandalay Bay, recently began taking reservations for guest stays beginning Sept.1, 2014. Peripheral renovation efforts have been ongoing at THEHotel for some time, though the pace and focus were increased last month. The new South Beach - vibed, boutique hotel was originally scheduled to open in December of 2013 (see linked article below), and joins all the other Vegas venues that never seem to open as originally announced. The property will continue to be referred to as THEHotel until renovations are completed, which will tentatively coincide with the Sept. 1 opening date. The Delano is a partnership arrangement between MGM Resorts International and the Morgan Hotel Group, the parent brand of the property.

The Delano makeover is modeled in part after the respected Delano hotel in Miami's South Beach area. Designer intents are to meld that South Beach vibe with a widespread Southwest desert decor, including artwork in the guest corridors that will depict classic desert roadside scenes. The 1100 suite / guest rooms ( all at least 725 sq.ft.) will all display a white color palette and oversized tufted headboards. Dog-friendly rooms will be available.

The new hotel will also eventually feature a private pool (called Under The Sun) close to Mandalay Bay Beach. The pool is expected to open sometime in 2015.

Other features include the new Franklin cocktail lounge with nightly DJ performances, an as yet unnamed 'urban kitchen' dining venue, the 3940 Coffee + Tea eatery, and the BathHouse Spa which will offer two massage therapists for their 'Double the Pleasure' massage option.

September 1 falls on Monday this year, with standard King rooms currently listed at $140 per night ( the Deluxe Double Queen rooms are listed at $150 per night) on the scheduled opening night according to their website. The initial weekend (Friday and Saturday) rates for the same rooms are listed at $220 and $230 per night, respectively. Check this link to view specific date rates and availability. Guests will also pay a nightly $28 resort fee above and beyond listed room rates.



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