What’s New at Mandalay Bay

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Earlier this year, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip started its property-wide transformation, covering all the bases from hotels and restaurants to a dynamic club scene.

The 120-acre resort is adding a new hotel—the all-suite Delano Las Vegas taking the place of THEhotel—and has made major changes to the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas. The Delano, of the same famed hotel on South Beach, will open in early 2014 and feature 1,100 redesigned suites. In January, the Four Seasons revealed its 424 renovated guestrooms and suites, located on floors 35-39 of Mandalay Bay. The new look was inspired by the Art Deco period, with a modern and glamorous feel. This spring, the hotel also added PRESS, an indoor/outdoor lobby bar, serving up espresso in the morning and draft beers and wine at night.

This past weekend, Mandalay Bay opened the LIGHT Nightclub, which features the residency of artists like Skrillex and Swedish House Mafia’s Sebastian Ingrosso, and DAYLIGHT Beach Club, featuring a pool and three wet decks. Meanwhile, Cirque du Soleil and The Estate of Michael Jackson have teamed up to launch the Michael Jackson ONE show, dedicated to the pop star, opening in June. Foodies will also enjoy the new offerings like Japanese restaurant KUMI opening this summer with chef Toshiyuki Motoyama, and the American restaurant, Citizens Kitchen & Bar, which opened in February serving everything from bacon-wrapped meatloaf to Maryland blue crab cakes.

Here’s a look at some of the new happenings at Mandalay Bay. Rates at Mandalay Bay start at $89 on weekdays and $159 on weekends, while rates at the Four Seasons start at $189. For more on Las Vegas, see What’s Hot in Vegas from the January 2013 issue.