Although I tend to stay on top of the game when it comes to the newest changes to the Vegas hotel scene, there was one recent bit of news that managed to slip under the radar until an email landed in my inbox.
Hot on the heels of the renovation of the Four Seasons, introduction of the Delano (now complete with Mix’s transformation into Alain Ducasse’s Rivea and Skyfall lounge) and concurrent with minor tweaks and upgrades to it’s casino floor, Mandalay Bay is wrapping up a head to toe room and suite renovation of the main tower refreshing the last remaining portion of the property. (Check out this review.)
Behold, the new look of Mandalay’s Resort King:
At first glance, there’s a lot to discuss here. Much like Bellagio’s renovation, MGM has decided to go with a focal wall, and accent it with textures in the soft goods such as curtains and carpet that match the theme. And nearly identical to the Mirage but with design cues signature to the property, the bed-opposite wall becomes a long built in with mini-bar, TV, sconces, and a desk and reading lamp with access panel.
The bed wall however is a different take on MGM’s theme. Instead of a massive headboard enclosed by lighting and tables, there’s a long white leather headboard with integrated bed, crisp clean white linens with one accent pillow, and tables that are a mix of modern and tropical. It’s interesting to say the least, with MGM using descriptors such as “Onyx-inspired” for the back wall mural. The addition of the double chairs is a nice touch, instead of the almost forgotten arm chairs in most MGM rooms. Whether the curtains are actually blue or just look blue because of Mandalay’s blue-tinted windows (the price of gold glass) will only be discernible in person. It’s also worth noting that in addition to this room, they will feature two other themes or color variants called “Rust” and “Gold” similar to Bellagio’s “Lakeview” and “Conservatory” themes.
As a bonus, I couldn’t resist including this little graphic that was included in the press release for the new rooms. It’s interesting to see how MGM views their properties internally, with some descriptors (Bellagio and MGM’s Stay Well Rooms) being spot on. Family-Fun Getaway for Circus Circus seems a bit…sad. And highlighting their almost ignored “Tech-Savvy Gem” Hotel 32 is certainly odd considering the lack of promotion it gets in general. MGM really knows how to mix it up, and by that I mean confuse even those they’re trying to disseminate information to.
Regardless, seeing yet another renovation in the MGM family is a good thing, and on the surface this one looks to be a lot more substance than a coat of paint. I look forward to seeing for myself and bringing you a review in the not too distant future.
(Images courtesy of MGM Mirage)
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