Experience the Blissful Luxury Offered at the Strip’s Exclusive All-suite Delano Hotel
Since the hotel opened in 2003, the goals of the resort have been convenience, comfort, carefree and captivating environments. Year after year, those goals have been met, and exceeded.
Table of Contents
- The History of Delano
- The Resort
- Bars and Restaurants
- The Future of Delano
- Frequently Asked Questions About Delano Hotel Las Vegas
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The History of Delano
Mandalay Resort Group built a 43-story tower that featured 1,117 guest suites. Connected to the Mandalay Bay Resort, the doors of THEhotel at Mandalay Bay opened in December 2003. The hotel opening allowed guests to stay in standard suites measuring at 725 square feet, the largest in Vegas at the time.
A new restaurant and lounge, Mix, opened on the 43rd floor in late 2004. There was seating for 240 guests who were able to view the Strip through the floor-to-ceiling windows. The lounge featured an outdoor patio. This same year, the Bathhouse Spa was opened.
In 2006, the name was shortened to simply THEhotel to help the tower be its own property. Perceived as another hotel at Mandalay Bay, president and COO Chuck Bowling wanted Delano was to evoke its “own spirit, own energy.”
The following decade set Delano apart in its own rite. In 2011 the property became one of the very first hotels on the Strip to allow dogs in the suites. In 2012, THEhotel was rebranded into today’s Delano Las Vegas. All suites were redesigned, while new bars, nightclubs, lounges and restaurants were incorporated. TheHotel signs were removed in June 2014 and new signs for the new name went up two months later. A groundbreaking ceremony for Delano was held in September of 2014. Actress Jaime King and Charlotte Ronson attended the grand opening party and DJ Samantha Ronson kept the music spinning. There was also a performance by Magic.
During the same year, Delia’s Kitchen opened, providing a maximum capacity of 140 guests. A greenhouse was built to provide fresh herbs for the menu, while the 3940 Coffee bar was opened in the lobby. The penthouses were the last for a facelift, which was completed around October 2014.
2015 saw the opening of the Delano Beach Club. Comprised of 16 cabanas and poolside amenities such as free food and drink, and onsite DJS twice a week, the beach club was also available for non-guests who rented a cabana.
The end of the rebranding process occurred during the winter of 2015. Mix Restaurant was replaced with Rivea Restaurant and Skyfall Lounge. Delano was now its own entity, no longer to be mistaken as the hotel at Mandalay Bay.
The result of the rebranding allows guests to be surrounded by “gold level” treatment. As the outer walls of the building display, gold is the standard at the Delano. A golden hue outer appearance leads to equally bright and welcoming interiors. The casual yet inviting atmosphere welcomes guests to a stay filled with luxury beds, spa-inspired bathrooms and breathtaking views.
Personalized service awaits all guests. For an elevated stay, add the Delano Butler Experience and let someone else take care of all the details. Make the concierge your go-to secret weapon. Allow your appearance at this Las Vegas Strip resort to be a memorable one by adding the VIP Arrival Experience to your reservation.
Whether residing in a standard suite with separate living room and a spa-style bathroom, or in one of the luxurious penthouse suites, luxury and modern spaciousness await your stay. The whites and other neutral colors of the suites allows the focus to be on the view through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Large, aerial views of the Strip reside within the Delano Strip View Suites while the Stay Well Delano Scenic Suite and the Delano Scenic Suite provide all-encompassing views of the Las Vegas Strip.
Other suite options include one-bedroom and two-bedroom king suites, two queen bed suites, and the Stay Well Delano Suites in both King and queen beds. Views are plentiful, with choices ranging between the Strip, pool or mountain views.
There are also 28 penthouse suites. Each one features a king bed in a 1600 square foot space. No need to choose which of the three views you want to wake up to when staying in one of the penthouse suites, because the floor-to-ceiling windows give views to all three landscapes.
Additional fee-based amenities are also available for the guests staying in certain rooms. The Butler Service Experience can be added to the penthouse suites and lofts.
Adding on butler services includes a large variety of amenities, ranging from priority dinner reservations, VIP Lounge access, complimentary luxury arrival & departure transportation. For those bringing the family dog, walking and feeding pet service is also an amenity.
There are pet-friendly suites available that include a menu just for your four-legged friend. Additional premium services include a hired dog walker or the responsible sitting service offered by the hotel.
With 1200 square feet, the Delano Living Room provides plenty of space for a business seminar or a relaxing social setting. If smaller public spaces are preferred, there are 31 meeting rooms that can be tailored to specific needs. No matter the requested setup, there is likely a convention center room that will be perfect for the event.
Reach out to the general sales team weekdays to make your unique reservation.
Guests of Delano have access to the Delano Beach Club as well as two other beach clubs in very close proximity.
The Delano Beach Club is far from just being a pool. It is an exclusive pool club just for resort guests and features whimsical inclusions such as a submerged chess board, a variety of signature cocktails and plenty of cabanas and chaise lounges. The cabanas have tons of amenities including personal safes, poolside Wi-Fi, towel service, pool inner tubes, couch, music docking station, a fridge and a TV along with a handful of lounge chairs.
Order poolside from Delano Bites and cool off with a spirit from their beer and wine list. Take in a seasonal fruit bowl, garlic hummus or a smoothie bowl. For something a bit more savory, try the pulled pork sliders, the guacamole or buffalo chicken dip.
Mandalay Bay Clubs
Wanting more sun, surf and specialty drinks? A few steps lead to the sandy shores of Mandalay Bay Beach and the adults-only Moorea Beach Club. Two additional beach clubs that provide relaxation, fun under the sun and paradise-like getaways. There are plenty of lounging options throughout the three properties: rentable bungalows, day beds, cabanas and personalized villas.
Moorea Beach Club
Moorea Beach Club is an adults-only, over-21 experience. Experience complete relaxation and joyful downtime in this welcoming pool.
This beach club offers a sophisticated, private and upscale experience. After taking a dip in the heated pool, let the sun soak in while lounging in a chaise or daybed. Get a group together and reserve the Grand Villa Bungalow or Villa, both on the 3rd floor rooftop pool deck. Each of the locations house up to 10 people, offer a refrigerator and a personal safe, a private bathroom and towel service. Don’t forget to enjoy a refreshing shower at the private outdoor shower area and sneak in a nap on the luxury daybed.
Let the air conditioning help you beat the heat while watching one of the five televisions located throughout the bungalow. A drink or two from the wet bar can help calm the summer heat as well.
The Villas have a fantastic view of Moorea as well as the Mandalay Bay Beach. There are cushioned chairs and side tables, three padded lounging chairs and a television, as well as ceiling fans and poolside Wi-Fi access. This area is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mandalay Bay Beach
Mandalay Bay Beach is situated on 11 acres and features man-made beaches, along with a 1.6 million gallon wave pool. The yearly Beach Concert Series runs May through September and guests can listen via inner tubes in the water or from the soft beach on blankets.
Lounging options range from cozy beach cabanas, featuring a high table with chairs, a love seat and three deck lounging chairs, to a larger premium rental such as the beach bungalows.
The seasonal beach, wave pool and lazy river are closed during the winter months. The pool area is open daily, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. There are lockers available for rent. They are $20 a day and if you pay with cash, there will be a refundable $10 key deposit. Bring your own inner tube for the Lazy River or purchase one upon arrival.
Recharge at the Beach Bar & Grill with some lunch and for a cold cocktail, beer or wine, check out one of the three bars.
If you don’t have the VIP Arrival Experience included with your stay, this rundown of parking processes will come in handy.
Parking fees can be charged to your room bill for convenience. Registered hotel guests are charged for a parking fee that comes in 24-hour increments. This applies to both self-parking and valet. Your room key gives you access to parking facilities until 11:59 p.m. on your checkout day.
Valet parking fees for a period ranging between 4 and 24 hours are listed as $26 on Mondays through Thursdays. Friday, Saturday and Sundays the cost is $30.
For self-parking, fees are $15 for a period of four to 24 hours, no matter the day of the week.
Delano VIP Arrival Experience adds on a variety of additional amenities not available for all guests. This elevated perk is only available for guests residing in suites.
There is roundtrip luxury transportation to and from the McCarran Airport for both arriving and departing flights. Early check-in time starts as early as 11 a.m. and late check-out time goes as late as 1 p.m.
To benefit from pampering from head to toe, get those reservations in for the BATHHOUSE Spa. Featuring saunas and steam rooms, the BATHHOUSE Spa also utilizes 12 treatment rooms for a variety of wraps, facials, body treatments and massages. There are also additional nail services that can be added to the reservation and a separate workout facility.
Plan on arriving 30 minutes early for your appointment. Upon check-in, you will be asked to take a light shower prior to your time slot. Cell phones should be turned on silent to allow for a more relaxing experience.
The spa facilities are open Friday through Monday, 8 a.m. to 4 pm. Hours for the gym are Friday through Monday, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Bars and Restaurants
Whether it is a new spin on a classic country meal at Della’s Kitchen or a renewed take on French and Italian cuisine at Rivea, there are plenty of menu options for every palette.
From internationally celebrated Chef Ducasse comes a dining experience parallel to what you would find in Italy. With fresh seasonal ingredients used in specialities such as beef carpaccio, cured ham tigelle or the provencal caponata, the worst part of dinner will be simply choosing. Main courses include options like the maple leaf duck breast, Alaskan wild halibut or the branzino.
The dress code is upscale casual. Hours are from 5:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. Thursday through Monday.
Guests waiting for those unbeatable check-in times can do so in style at the Franklin Lounge. Start the relaxation early with a craft cocktail or some Woodford reserve that will have you barrel-ing back for more.
The lounge is open from 2 p.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.
Della’s Kitchen is described as “historic farmhouse meets urban kitchen.” Serving up mouthwatering plates of comfort food within a casual atmosphere is what keeps guests coming back at lunch after experiencing a comforting breakfast.
While the restaurant and the dress code is casual, the meals are all business. Hearty, healthy meals are made with locally grown herbs and ingredients. A favorite breakfast option is the chicken & waffles, with maple-pepper bacon. For a flavorful twist, try Della’s Mimosa Trois, consisting of one glass of champagne and three shots of hand pressed juices.
Della’s Kitchen is open Monday and Thursday from 6 a.m. until 1 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m.
3940 Coffee and Tea
Named after the building’s street address, this colorful little venue is great for grabbing a bite on the go. Others opt to relax and unwind in the welcoming venue. Featuring mid-century modern furniture, guests can choose from sofas to traditional table seating.
Menu options range from breakfast burritos to ham & brie panini sandwiches. Freshly hand squeezed juices are available as well as signature coffee blends.
The Shoppes at Mandalay Place are the closes option for retail therapy at Delano Las Vegas. With every category of shopping—from clothes and shoes to accessories and tech—you might not even need to pack a suitcase for your trip. Just bring an empty one to fill at the Shoppes.
Is Lady Luck calling? Since this is Vegas, there is absolutely a three-story casino onsite that will allow you to answer her call. Enjoy the gamble in a climate-controlled, private beachfront gaming house that is shared between Delano Resort and Mandalay Bay.
After winning big at the casino, consider how to spend your new windfall at the Pearl Moon Boutique. Lined with designer swimwear, jewelry, sunglasses, hats, shoes and handbags, there’s a good chance of finding one or two must-haves.
While the theaters and shows reside at Mandalay Bay, as well as its famous aquarium, there are select choices for fun and frivolity at both properties.
Skyfall Lounge incorporates calm, carefree and cocktails to provide a relaxing evening. Enjoy the laid back pace while appreciating electric beats and easygoing songs from one of the resident DJs. Enjoy the panoramic city view while sipping an artisan cocktail.
The lounge is open Monday, Thursday through Sunday from 5 p.m. until midnight.
The Future of Delano
As an MGM property, Delano is always on the cutting edge. The hotel has a bright future alongside the other resorts on the Strip that reside in close proximity.
Frequently Asked Questions About Delano Hotel Las Vegas
Does Delano Las Vegas have a casino?
Delano shares its casino floor with Mandalay Bay Resort for an easily-accessible, fun experience gambling in Vegas.
Are all rooms at Delano Las Vegas Hotel suites?
Does Delano Las Vegas have a pool?
Delano Las Vegas has a beach club suited for older guests, but guests of the hotel can take advantage of the pools at the nearby Mandalay Bay during their stay. Explore all of the pools on the Strip to read about all options.