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Mandalay Bay

  

Mandalay Bay is the southern-most resort on the Strip-proper; it opened on March 2, 2000.  The Hacienda was imploded on New Year's Eve, 1996 to make way for Mandalay Bay's construction.  The working name for the $950 million resort was "Project Paradise". 

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Here the main building of Mandalay Bay is seen from Mandalay Bay Beach (the pool area).  Gold leaf was used on the windows to give the distinctive gold-coloring. 

 
 

Looking into the lobby of Mandalay Bay; center-left is a salt-water aquarium. 

 
 

This view of the lobby is looking opposite from the previous picture. 

 
  

A close-up view of the salt-water aquarium located near the check-in counter. 

 

The check-in desk at Mandalay Bay. 

 
 

A view of THE hotel at Mandalay Bay and the convention center area (to the left). 

 
 

The golden neon of Mandalay Bay with a full moon overhead from the Luxor. 

 
 

Mandalay Bay is 43-stories tall and has 3,309 hotel rooms.  Floors 35-39 are part of the five-diamond Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas.

 
 

On the casino floor of Mandalay Bay. 

 
 

The House of Blues just off the casino. 

 
 

This view of the casino is taken directly in front of the House of Blues. 

 
 

House of Blues ambiance. 

 

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The massive Mandalay Bay Sports Book. 

 
 

The casino of Mandalay Bay--coming from the tram station.  The House of Blues would be a number of feet to the right. 

 
 

Here we are entering into a restaurant and nightclub area near the back of the property. 

 
 

A fountain with stylized frogs in the restaurant and nightclub area. 

 
 

Another view from the restaurant and nightclub area of Mandalay Bay. 

 
  
 

The famous Minus 5 Degrees Ice Lounge at Mandalay Place.  Inside, customers wear parkas and all the furniture is made of ice--the bar, chairs, etc.  Even the glass is made of ice!  A drink special of $25.00 might include a drink, a parka and mittens (check the actual daily drink specials for exact prices and details). 

 
 

Warmer environs at the Minus 5 Degrees Ice Lounge. 

 
 

Mandalay Bay Beach--the pool area--including the famous wave pool,  a "lazy river" (a loop where guests can float along with the flow); a European pool, and three other swimming pools.  The pool area covers eleven acres.

 
 

The wave pool holds 1.6 million gallons of water and provides waves from two to four feet high every 90 seconds. 

 
 

Ornate reliefs in the wall near the Shark Reef Aquarium gift shop. 

 
 

The Shipwreck portion of Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay--featuring the third largest tank in North America.  Shark Reef only contains fish and animals of a predatory nature. 

 
 

A Buddha statue in the Temple portion of Shark Reef.  For more photos of Shark Reef, click here. 

 
 

McCarran Airport from the 25th floor (in the center of the picture is the large LED television and signage for Mandalay Bay along the Strip).  While gold-colored on the outside, the windows shade everything with a green hue when looking out; and casts a green hue throughout the room. 

 

Looking at the Strip-view wing of the building from the 25th floor 

 

With floor to ceiling windows, the views and colors at night are dazzling. 

 

The view through a room window of a portion of the south Strip from Mandalay Bay--the Tropicana and MGM Grand. 

 
 

Nighttime view of above. 

 

Gold-colored flood lights and neon light up Mandalay Bay at night.   

 

A massive wall of gold glass from the Strip. 

  

THEhotel and Mandalay Bay.

 

 

THEhotel  AT  MANDALAY BAY 

 
  

THEhotel, 43-stories tall, opened in 2004 with 1,120 suites.  There is no casino in The Hotel.  At the bottom of the photo is the track for the tram that services Mandalay Bay, Luxor and Excalibur.  According to an e-mail sent February 14, 2013 from Mandalay Bay's President and COO, Chuck Bowling, THEhotel is being transformed into an all-suite boutique hotel and renamed Delano Las Vegas; opening is planned for early 2014.

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The entrance to THEhotel not far from the Mandalay Bay Sports Book. 

 

A beautiful hallway (seen in the 2007 movie Ocean's Thirteen masquerading as The Bank casino) with the cafe to the left. 

  

A look down the hall to the lobby of THEhotel. 

 

 

The lobby. 

 

Looking through THEcoffee bar near the lobby.

 
  

 

The elevator area. 

 

THEhotel seen from Excalibur. 

 

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