Enter the vibrant resort city of Las Vegas in Nevada. Our friends at MGM gave us a chance to stay in the Delano Hotel located on Mandalay Bay.
MGM Resorts International own some of the most stunning properties in Las Vegas, from the world famous MGM Grand to the Aria Suites and Mandalay Bay. Located on the far side of Mandalay Bay is the glorious 5* Delano Hotel.
We arrived on a Friday, as you tend to when you come to Vegas. Parking was spacious and easy to access. We were able to just nip down the elevator to the lobby entrance and there is also a valet, should you wish to have your car out front when you need it. The parking connects both Mandalay Bay and the Delano together, so should you wish to visit one of the restaurants in the sister hotel, you simply go down and follow the short walk way around to the entrance of Mandalay Bay.
Upon checking in, we noticed the long lobby with draping material on either side and a very VIP feel. With warm colours of chocolate, cream and gold the first feeling on arrival is luxury. There is a bar conveniently placed in the middle of the walkway and it seems relaxed and calming, which is great considering what is going on just outside the doors of the resort. The city is vibrant, colourful and full of lights.
Checking in to our room, we had an amazing view of the Las Vegas strip with the Luxor Pyramid just outside and stunning views of the city skyline right from our room. The Deluxe Twin Queen room we stayed in was spacious, with 2 bathrooms and really clean. Soft carpets with modern contemporary styling and furniture give you a homely feeling and the main bathroom featured twin sinks, bath tub and a walk in shower.
With Vegas nights being pretty epic, you’ll be happy to know theres plenty of water around in the room and minibar, which was very well equipped and electronic, too. I guess its easier for them to charge like this, but just don’t pull out the gummy bears to read the ingredients without eating them afterwards as you’ve already been charged. For the morning, we decided to try the in-room dining and this was probably a smart move. The food was incredible, with everything from the fruit to the coffee and freshly squeezed orange juice tasting absolutely wonderful. I would especially recommend the hot waffles with strawberries and cream and the hearty Granola to start your day in Vegas the right way.
For dinner on our first night, MGM gave us a taste of the food at Mandalay Bay’s Libertine Social restaurant. The American Cuisine hot spot serves amped up pub-style dishes and does so with flare and style. The menu was incredibly diverse and the food was scrumptious thanks to Award-winning chef Shawn McClain.
I would recommend trying the majority of the small plates but the Spare Ribs (Thai Chilli Glaze with Cilantro and Lime) really tasted amazing. They had everything from amazing Wagyu Beef to diverse cheese plates and stunning deserts, speaking deserts, go for the Manhatten, (whiskey bread pudding, maraschino, salted caramel ice cream).
Following dinner, we got a chance to enjoy a few cocktails in the Syfall Lounge, located at the top of the Delano, thats floor 62. The views from here are simply stunning, and you are able to experience them in open air with a beautifully mixed cocktail from a freshly curated menu. I really enjoyed the “Low Visibility” cocktail, (grey goose vodka, grapefruit & lemon juices, wild blackberry liqueur, crème de violet). The night progressed from Skyfall lounge to a walk around the Vegas Strip to take in some of the sights and experience the wonderful nightlife and culture the city has to offer.
Staying at the Delano, you are so close to everything but also a little bit to the side, which I think is the perfect balance for a place like Vegas. Should you want to jump in a car to any other resort, club, restaurant or bar its minutes away, but when you return you are at home. Comfort, Practicality, Style and a good nights sleep. Thanks to MGM Resorts for a great introduction to Vegas.