Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino offers luxury accommodations at the extreme south end of the Las Vegas Strip. The resort is 43 stories and has more than 3,300 hotel rooms. The top five floors of one tower houses a Four Seasons Hotel.
Until recently the second tower operated under the name THEhotel. After a partnership was formed between MGM Resorts International and Morgans Hotel Group, the tower is undergoing renovation and will be rebranded the Delano. The new section is scheduled to open in Fall 2014.
All rooms offer pillowtop mattresses, 42” plasma televisions and marble spa tubs. Guests can access complimentary Wi-Fi in all public areas of the property. Optional in-room services include dining, flower delivery gift totes and spa services. For a fee, Bags Airline Check-In allows departing guests to check luggage for flights inside the hotel lobby eliminating the need to carry luggage to the airport and check in at the ticket counter.
The property boasts no less than 15 celebrity chef restaurants, including Charlie Palmer’s Aureole and Charlie Palmer Steak, Brian Massie’s Citizens, Huber Keller’s Fleur, Michael Mina’s Stripsteak and Wolfgang Puck’s Lupo. Raffles Café features casual dining with a wide menu selection while Ri Ra Irish Pub is an authentic restored structure imported from Ireland. This popular hangout serves beer, cocktails, pub fare and offers live entertainment seven nights a week.
Mandalay Bay Beach is the property’s massive pool complex. Sprawling out over 11 acres, this tropical oasis has real sand, a lazy river, a 1.6 million gallon wave pool, three swimming pools, several whirlpools the Beach Bar & Grill and the Bikini Bar. Rent a luxury cabana, daybed, bungalow or villa for poolside pampering at its best. The Beach Side Casino offers guests a stunning view of Mandalay Bay Beach while playing roulette, blackjack or craps in a climate-controlled environment.
Daylight Beach Club is an adults-only pool area with a gigantic outdoor stage where internationally famous DJs lay down the beats for this open-air daylife experience. For an even more exclusive poolside experience, check out Moorea Beach Club for European sunbathing and poolside massage services. Guests can rent daybeds, cabanas, pavilions or one of the luxury villas perched atop the Beach Side Casino with a private deck overlooking the entire beach complex.
The House of Blues keeps the music happening seven nights a week at Mandalay Bay. This iconic venue keeps it interesting with live performances by some of the biggest names in rock, rap, jazz, rockabilly, reggae and blues. The House of Blues’ exclusive Foundation Room is the place to go for a fine dining and nightclub experience on the resort’s top floor with amazing views of the Strip after dark.
Minus 5 Ice Lounge stays at a constant temperature of minus 5 degrees Celsius to preserve its astounding architecture and sculptures carved from Canadian ice. A welcome place to cool down when the outdoor temperatures rise, everything you see at Minus 5 is made of ice and that includes the cocktail glasses and the seats.
The result of the collaboration between the masterminds at Cirque du Soleil and the Light Group is Light Nightclub, an adult playhouse like no other. Entertainment is provided by headlining DJs and talented performance artists in elaborate costumes. The use of revolutionary video mapping to produce eye-popping visuals makes every night at Light a unique experience.
Mandalay Bay is home to Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil. This musical captures the spirit and artistry of Jackson and his contributions to the music industry. A cast of 63 acrobats, aerial performers and dancers perform to Jackson’s greatest hits.
Shark Reef is an all-ages attraction with 2,000 animals, including giant rays, green sea turtles, jellyfish, piranha, sawfish, a golden crocodile and several species of sharks. SCUBA dive-certified guests can don a wetsuit and get up close and personal with these fascinating sea creatures.
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is located at 3950 Las Vegas Blvd, South. The Mandalay Bay Tram is available to transport guests between the resort and its two sister properties, Luxor and Excalibur.
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