Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino recently launched a $100 million redesign of more than 3,000 rooms and suites—all of which are designed with the convention-goer in mind. While the new accommodations will feature bright colors and contemporary furniture, they will also address the needs of the business traveler.
“The work areas feature a beautiful glass desk that provides ample space as well as modern, comfortable seating,” says Stephanie Glanzer, VP of sales for Mandalay Bay and Delano Las Vegas. “We also were thoughtful about the task lighting implemented and considered details such as extra electrical outlets by each lamp for easy bedside recharging.”
Meeting planners will be interested in the three new guest room collections that will be available as part of the renovation. The Resort Collection rooms will feature beds framed by a mural onyx-inspired wall as well as a fully stocked minibar, Keurig coffee machine and a spacious desk. The Suite Collection will offer additional space with one- and two-bedroom suites ideal for meeting with coworkers. The Luxury Collection will feature one- to four-bedroom suites that showcase newly designed décor complemented by floor-to-ceiling windows and fully equipped dining and bar areas. While a portion of the redesigned rooms and suites are available now, the project is expected to be fully completed in spring 2016.
This final phase of the resort-wide transformation at the property will follow a slew of new restaurant, nightlife and bar debuts as well as the convention center expansion, which will open in August. Groups looking for entertainment can catch the resort’s newest theatrical concert experience—For The Record: BAZ, inspired by the films of Baz Luhrmann such as Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby. Or groups can check out one of the newest Cirque du Soleil shows—Michael Jackson ONE.
“Since we have so many different venue opportunities throughout Mandalay Bay—including Shark Reef Aquarium, The Beach and The Shoppes at Mandalay Place—we have the tools to customize and provide a variety of teambuilding experiences,” says Glanzer. “We also have numerous and exciting food and beverage programs for groups such as the popular Beer versus Wine dinners hosted by Mandalay Bay’s director of wine and Nevada’s first female certified cicerone.”
Mandalay Bay’s parent company, MGM Resorts International, also announced plans for a new 5,000 theater at Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, also located on the Vegas Strip. The theater will help anchor the new development—which includes The Park and a 20,000-seat arena—that is taking shape between Monte Carlo and New York-New York. While The Park and arena are scheduled for completion in April 2016, the new theater won’t open until the end of 2016.