Posted 8/7/2012 - 9:51:37 AM
LAS VEGAS—MGM Resorts International and Morgans Hotel Group have partnered to introduce Delano Las Vegas, an all-suites hotel at Mandalay Bay, replacing the existing THEhotel in late 2013.
Delano Las Vegas will be managed by MGM Resorts under a long-term licensing agreement with Morgans Hotel Group.
“In keeping with our commitment to create superior experiences for our guests, transforming THEhotel into Delano Las Vegas will add a new dimension of energy and excitement to the Las Vegas Strip,” said Chuck Bowling, president/COO of Mandalay Bay. “The Delano South Beach experience is very special and loved worldwide, most notably in key Latin American and European markets which we have strategically identified for future growth potential.”
In addtion, Morgans Hotel Group plans to introduce several new food and beverage concepts at Mandalay Bay to be managed by The Light Group. Venues will include a casual American bistro by Chef Brian Massie, a Japanese dining destination by celebrity chef Akira Back and a new vision for the Red Square restaurant. The Light Group will add a nightclub as well. All venues are scheduled to open in 2013.
Michael Gross, Morgans Hotel Group CEO, noted, “We’ve had our eye on Las Vegas for many years and have finally found the right location and opportunity...”
Each of the property’s 1,100 all-suites accommodations will be redesigned in keeping with the Delano personality. Rounding out the project will be the transformation of the destination’s public spaces, including bars, lounges, spa and restaurants.