Mandalay Bay hotel rooms get $150 million refit

Mandalay Bay hotel rooms get $150 million refit

New Mandaly Bay hotel rooms, Las Vegas

The Mandalay Bay hotel sits proudly at the south end of the Las Vegas strip, acting as a shining gold bookend that represents the end of the strip. A giant gold tower may sound gaudy, but in the relentless Las Vegas sun, the Mandalay Bay looks stunning.

At least, from the outside! Inside, it’s been a different matter. Although the main casino floor is nice enough, the rooms have always left something to be desired, particularly for one of the more expensive hotels on the strip.

Fortunately, Mandalay Bay has recognized this, and has just completed a $150 million refit of all of its hotel rooms.

There are actually two hotels at Mandalay Bay: the main one (called, appropriately, Mandalay Bay), and a newer, more upmarket sister hotel called THEhotel. With the new makeover, the main Mandalay Bay’s standards come much closer to those of its posher sister.

And not before time. Compare the picture above of the new hotel rooms with the picture below of what they used to look like – as you can see, the $150 million is money well spent!
Old Mandalay Bay hotel rooms

So what do you get for your money now? According to the Mandalay Bay press release:

“The newly designed rooms at Mandalay Bay combine chic elegance with modern-day conveniences featuring luxurious amenities, high-tech comforts and plush, vibrant décors for a hotel experience unlike any other.

Rooms range in size from 550 to 1,500 square feet with floor-to-ceiling windows, separate his-and-her closets, spacious multi-jet spa tubs, separate glass-enclosed showers, twin vanities, fully stocked minibars and two flat-screen televisions – a 42-inch plasma in the bedroom and a 15-inch LCD in each bathroom.

Other state-of-the-art amenities include wireless high-speed Internet access, cordless phones with dual lines and iHome clock radios for iPods.”

Which all sounds much better! Of course, Mandalay Bay had no choice but to update. With so many new upmarket hotels set to open in the next few years, nobody would have paid the rates they were charging for such god-awful rooms!

[Source: HotelChatter]

One Response

  1. healthcarewithmarcus October 22, 2010 at 7:03 am #

    Looks great, but I can’t see where did 150$ millions go, no anything extraordinary. How much rooms hotel has?

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