Delano Breezes Into Las Vegas
A breath of stylish South Beach air has swept over the South end of the Las Vegas Strip with the opening of the swanky Delano, the 43-story, all-suite boutique hotel adjacent to Mandalay Bay. The entire non-gaming tower, formerly known as THEhotel, was completely renovated, adding ultra-modern touches and the signature white the Delano in Miami is known for.
When checking in to your room, expect a spacious, modern design, posh amenities, pops of gold and lots of white.
But while the rooms are mostly light and airy, the lobby was kept dark and sleek. These slate grey, bronze, midnight blue, and sand color punctuations are a nod to our stunning desert landscape. There’s even a strip of carpet designed to look like the Colorado River. Giant boulders hauled in from the Jean, Nevada desert now decorate the entrance, and smaller ones were strung together like curtains for a hanging, visual wow factor.
Tucked away in the back of the lobby is The Franklin, a sleek lobby bar that’s a perfect date spot—and not just because of its ultra-trendy cocktail list and small apps such as truffle oil popcorn. It’s also romantic: dark that’s lit only by a starry fixture of small twinkling lights overhead.
Just past the small café 3940 Coffee and Tea, is Della’s, Delano’s stylishly rustic restaurant boasting a menu of seasonal farmhouse favorites and comfort food. Looking for a night on the town? For a full dinner and lounge experience, the view at the Delano’s top-story miX can’t be beat. Created by Michelin starred chef Alain Ducasse, miX was carried over from THEhotel, but will soon be remodeled into another of his concepts, Rivea. It’s set for late 2015, just months after the debut of Delano Beach Club.
If Vegas is getting to you and you need a break from all the action, don’t forget my favorite part: the spa! The hotel’s sanctuary spa, locals’ favorite THE bathhouse, has remained the same – and I still can’t get enough of their detoxing Moor Mud Baths.
Delano Las Vegas, 3940 Las Vegas Boulevard South, (702) 632-9444, delanolasvegas.com