Resorts International and Morgans Hotel Group have announced an unprecedented partnership to introduce Delano Las Vegas, an all-suite hotel at Mandalay Bay. After completing a property redesign, Morgans Hotel Group’s signature luxury brand will come to life in place of THEhotel in late 2013.
This strategic brand partnership marries the traditions of excellence from both of these leading hospitality companies. 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 and 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.”
As Delano’s second outpost in the United States, Delano Las Vegas will transport the iconic brand from the shores of South Beach to the Las Vegas Strip. Once completed, guests will experience the Delano lifestyle, and its unique blend of effortless luxury and impeccable service at the world-renowned Mandalay Bay.
In addition, 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 Red Square. The Light Group will once again reinvent Las Vegas nightlife with a revolutionary nightclub. All venues are scheduled to open in 2013.
Michael Gross, Morgans Hotel Group CEO said “MGM Resorts International is the market leader in Las Vegas and we could think of no better partner to operate Delano. We’ve had our eye on Las Vegas for many years, and have finally found the right location and opportunity. Delano as a brand evokes luxury with an unexpected touch of individuality. This enables our guests to easily discern between mere travel and the unparalleled experience at Delano. We can see no better market and partner to help us launch our largest property to date.”
Built on an ideology centered around unique guest experiences and the feelings those experiences conjure, no two Delano properties will ever be the same. Each location will adapt to its surroundings, providing exclusive experiences that combine superior service with high-energy night and daylife, as well as an unmatched standard of fine dining. Delano enthusiasts from around the globe can expect the same attention-to-detail, premier service and quality experience at Delano Las Vegas as its iconic South Beach predecessor.
Each of the property’s 1,100 all-suite accommodations will be redesigned in keeping with the Delano personality. Rounding out the Las Vegas experience will be the transformation of the destination’s public spaces including bars, lounges, spa, and restaurants, with additional details to be released in the coming months. Photo credit: courtesy
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