A Grand Opening: Delano Las Vegas
Get a first look at the elevated hotel experience
by Steve Kieva
Fusing the chic style of the iconic South Beach brand with the vibrant energy of the Las Vegas Strip, Delano Las Vegas has come to life at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Anchored by intimate yet energetic public spaces and sophisticated accommodations, the non-smoking, all-suite boutique hotel appeals to the most discerning travelers from around the globe. At Delano Las Vegas, guests discover a blend of personalized service and effortless luxury coupled with unexpected elements of individuality and high-concept design.
“Delano guests will be wowed by the introduction of this very special destination,” said Matthew Chilton, general manager of Delano Las Vegas. “Dynamic public spaces will serve as social hubs where guests will want to linger and socialize while the clean design of the suites will create a quiet escape.”
Blending eclectic details to create an atmosphere that is playful and filled with energy, the stylish public spaces are highlighted by a sleek new lobby featuring three distinct social spaces—a unique coffee bar, sophisticated lounge and café concept. Upstairs and away from the action, Delano’s 1,100 guest suites provide a luxurious retreat.
THE JOURNEY BEGINS
Entering through an oversized etched wooden doorway, guests see an inviting pathway of stone surrounded by towering columns enveloped in Delano’s iconic white sheers and statement mirrors. At the end of the corridor, a stunning piece of artwork comprised of small rocks suspended from the ceiling with a sculpted opening reveals a glimpse of what lies beyond. A sleek black reception desk highlighted by a golden patchwork art piece overhead welcomes guests.
SUNRISE TO SUNSET
Situated just off the main lobby, 3940 Coffee + Tea provides guests with a space to meet and mingle from day to night. The bar serves gourmet coffee and tea from Grand Avenue Specialty Coffee, a company dedicated to providing a superior coffee and artisanal tea experience. Fresh squeezed juices and breakfast pastries such as warm scones, savory and sweet crepes, and cronuts with house-made jams are served throughout the morning. Each afternoon, a tea cart offers the finest selection of loose-leaf tea served alongside traditional accompaniments like petite pastries and finger sandwiches.
In the evening, guests at 3940 can enjoy craft cocktails, wine and beer complemented by signature small plates featuring organic, sustainable and locally sourced ingredients. The space features mid-century modern furniture, plush sofas, communal seating and an inviting marble fireplace. Inspired by the shaded area of a sun-drenched desert, the ceiling boasts a unique lighting feature that illuminates the space with a patterned glow.
URBAN KITCHEN, CLASSIC COMFORTS
Located just steps from the Delano lobby, a new culinary destination blends natural design elements with industrial materials to exude a warm, comfortable simplicity that quietly entices guests to savor each bite and treasure every encounter. Creating an essence of “historic farmhouse meets urban kitchen,” this new outpost, Della’s Kitchen, serves breakfast and lunch with an elegant combination of classics, comfort food and seasonal specialties centered around fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
COCKTAILS AND CONVERSATION
An eclectic lounge with a sophisticated vibe, Franklin features nightly entertainment including special live performances and sounds from up-and-coming DJs in an intimate environment perfect for socializing. Craft cocktails complement small plates such as flatbreads, hand-selected cheese and charcuterie. The lounge incorporates gold lighting accents, deep shades of blue and bronze hues with navy sheers that drape from the ceiling and sparkle with glistening lights to create the illusion of fireflies in the evening sky.
TOP FLOOR DINING & LOUNGE BY ALAIN DUCASSE
Situated on the 64th floor of Delano Las Vegas and boasting extraordinary views of the Las Vegas Strip, Rivea serves French and Italian cuisine from internationally celebrated chef Alain Ducasse. Inspired by the many years Ducasse spent visiting the delectable food markets of Italy and Provence, Rivea features the flavors and colors of the Riviera in a smart, vibrant and casual setting. The lounge adjacent to Rivea, with its stunning panoramic views of the city visible from intimate indoor nooks and an expansive outdoor patio, also take on a new personality. Taking over the space that is currently miX, Rivea and the new lounge are expected to open this winter.
GUEST SUITES: A MOMENT TO SAVOR
Paying homage to Delano Las Vegas’ surroundings, artwork throughout the guestroom corridors depict classic desert roadside scenes, while deep blue and gray tones will create a hushed and mysterious aura. In contrast, the bright and airy atmosphere of the suites make the entrance a moment for guests to savor.
Featuring a clean color palette of whites and neutrals, the suites incorporate Delano’s iconic window sheers, crisp white linens and over-sized tufted headboards, updated with playful gold accents. Anchored by a gray geometric print carpet, each room showcases an array of rich textures and fabrics. Drawing inspiration from South Beach, photography of seductive underwater scenes adorns the walls while floor-to-ceiling windows provide sweeping views of the Las Vegas skyline.
Boasting one of the highest standard room square footages of any hotel in the city (725 square feet), each suite features bold lighting fixtures and a spacious spa-style bath. With a 46” flat-screen TV, wet bar, desk and its own powder room, the adjoining living room offers a plush retreat that doubles as an entertaining area or impromptu meeting space.
POOL AND SPA: UNDER THE SUN
Delano Las Vegas features its own private pool just steps from the sand and surf of Mandalay Bay Beach and wave pool. Embracing the laid-back South Beach lifestyle, Delano Beach Club will offer guests an exclusive locale to relax in the sun and is scheduled to open in 2015.
A REJUVENATING ESCAPE
With the opening of Delano Las Vegas, BATHHOUSE Spa introduces several signature services including the “Double the Pleasure Massage” performed in synchronicity by two massage therapists. BATHHOUSE also debuts a new collection of Global Journeys that will guide guests through a series of exquisite treatments reflecting traditional rituals from regions around the world including India, Asia, Europe and a “Taste From the Islands.”
The debut of the boutique hotel marks the culmination of Mandalay Bay’s property-wide evolution, which includes collaborations with brands such as Cirque du Soleil, The Light Group and Four Seasons in addition to Morgans Hotel Group.