050114 GTR_Delano Las Vegas_300Fusing the chic style of the iconic South Beach brand with the vibrant energy of the Las Vegas Strip, Delano Las Vegas will come to life at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino later this year.

Anchored by intimate yet energetic public spaces and sophisticated accommodations, the non-smoking, all-suite boutique hotel will appeal to the most discerning travelers from around the globe. At Delano Las Vegas, guests will discover a blend of personalized service and effortless luxury coupled with unexpected elements of individuality and high-concept design.

“Delano guests will be wowed by the introduction of this very special destination,” said Matthew Chilton, general manager of Delano Las Vegas in a prepared statement. “Dynamic public spaces will serve as social hubs where guests will want to linger and socialize while the clean design of the suites will create a quiet escape.”

Blending eclectic details to create an atmosphere that is playful and filled with energy, the stylish public spaces will be highlighted by a sleek new lobby featuring three distinct social spaces—a unique coffee bar, sophisticated lounge and café concept. Upstairs and away from the action, Delano’s 1,100 guest suites will provide a luxurious retreat.

According to a company press release, as guests approach Delano Las Vegas’ expansive stone entry and wood-slatted gate, they will encounter an extraordinary divided boulder from the Nevada desert, certain to become a signature element of the hotel. Guests will venture down a striking walkway featuring colors and textures inspired by the layered landscape of the Mojave Desert, inviting them to drift further into Delano Las Vegas’ alluring escape.

Entering through an oversized etched wooden doorway, guests will see an inviting pathway of stone surrounded by towering columns enveloped in Delano’s iconic white sheers and statement mirrors. At the end of the corridor, a stunning piece of artwork comprised of small rocks suspended from the ceiling with a sculpted opening will reveal a glimpse of what lies beyond. A sleek black reception desk highlighted by a golden patchwork art piece overhead will welcome guests.

The new hotel will be home to multiple dining and bar options, including Rivea. Situated on the 64th floor of Delano Las Vegas and boasting extraordinary views of the Las Vegas Strip, Rivea will serve French and Italian cuisine from internationally celebrated chef Alain Ducasse.

The guest suites will incorporate Delano's iconic window sheers, crisp white linens and oversized tufted headboards, updated with playful gold accents. Anchored by a gray geometric print carpet, each room will showcase an array of rich textures and fabrics. Drawing inspiration from South Beach, photography of seductive underwater scenes will adorn the walls while floor-to-ceiling windows will provide sweeping views of the Las Vegas skyline.

Boasting one of the highest standard room square footages of any hotel in the city (725 square feet), each one-bedroom suite will feature a private bedroom with contemporary light-wood armoire, bold lighting fixtures and a spacious spa-style bath. With a 46-inch flat-screen TV, wet bar, desk and its own powder room, the adjoining living room will offer a plush retreat that doubles as an entertaining area or impromptu meeting space.

Delano Las Vegas will also be home to a pool complex and spa.

Delano Las Vegas is a partnership between MGM Resorts International and Morgans Hotel Group and will come to life in place of THEhotel at Mandalay Bay. Design teams from both companies collaborated to create the vision for all venues and suites. The teams were led by Joyen Vakil, senior vice president of design and development for MGM Resorts International and Verena Haller, senior vice president of design for Morgans Hotel Group.

The transformation of Delano Las Vegas began in April with the opening scheduled for September 2014. The debut of the boutique hotel will mark the culmination of Mandalay Bay’s property-wide evolution, which includes collaborations with brands such as Cirque du Soleil, The Light Group and Four Seasons in addition to Morgans Hotel Group.