This September, the Delano Las Vegas will debut at Mandalay Bay bringing a touch of South Beach to the Las Vegas Strip. Anchored by intimate yet energetic public spaces and sophisticated accommodations, the all-suite boutique hotel will come to life in the space formerly occupied by THEhotel following a dramatic transformation.
Across its design, food and beverage, and wellness offerings, Delano Las Vegas will embrace the natural elements of its desert surroundings while infusing the signature Delano brand with eclectic details to create an atmosphere that is playful and filled with energy.
A Glimpse Into Delano
Design. Drawing on its desert inspiration, Delano Las Vegas will feature an expansive stone entry anchored by a 180,000-pound divided boulder from the Nevada desert. Off in the distance, an art installation comprised of small rocks suspended from the ceiling by renowned Korean artist, Jaehyo Lee, will draw guests further into the space. Staying true to the original Delano location, elements of water, beaches, and airy, fresh details weave themselves through the desert motifs.
Food & Beverage. Situated just off the main lobby, Delano Las Vegas will offer three dining experiences. A historic farmhouse meets an urban kitchen vibe with Della’s Kitchen, which will offer a desert sustainable menu. The restaurant will procure ingredients from as close to home as possible, including Delano’s Greenhouse that will supply herbs and vegetables for the seasonally changing menu. Franklin, an eclectic lounge with a sophisticated vibe, will feature nightly entertainment and serve craft cocktails complemented by small plates. Guests also can stop by 3940 Coffee + Tea, which will serve specialty beverages, with gourmet coffee and tea sourced from Grand Avenue, and afternoon tea service, including petite pastries and finger sandwiches. In 2015, celebrated chef Alain Ducasse will debut Rivea restaurant and a new nightlife lounge experience in the space that is currently miX Las Vegas. The restaurant, located on the 64th floor, will serve French and Italian cuisine inspired by the many years Ducasse spent visiting the food markets of Italy and Provence. The lounge adjacent to Rivea also will take on a new personality.
Wellness. With Delano’s opening, Bathhouse Spa will debut an entirely new treatment menu with local and global inspiration. In keeping with Delano’s philosophy of adapting to its surroundings, the new menu infuses locally sourced ingredients including cacti and desert wildflowers, as well as other playful nods to the desert. Immune boosting Milk and Honey treatments feature edible raw desert bee pollen from the Mohave region. Guests also will be transported beyond the desert with a new line of Global Journeys, a series of treatments reflecting traditional rituals from regions where Morgans Hotel Group has properties, including India, Asia, Europe, and a “Taste from the Islands.”
Guest Suites. The hotel’s 1,100 guest suites will incorporate Delano’s iconic window sheers, crisp white linens, and oversized tufted headboards. Photography of underwater scenes will adorn 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 one-bedroom suite will feature a private bedroom, bold lighting fixtures, and a spacious spa-style bath. With a 46-inch flat-screen TV, wet bar, desk, and its own powder room, the adjoining living room will offer a retreat that doubles as an entertaining area or impromptu meeting space.
Delano Beach Club. In 2015, Delano Las Vegas will introduce a private beach club just steps from the sand and surf of Mandalay Bay Beach and wave pool. The beach club will offer guests of the hotel a dedicated, exclusive pool environment.
For a virtual tour, see the video above.