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PGP: MGM Charging $20 More For Bed Preferences

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Feb 2016
Late in 2015, MGM Resorts International launched a brand new suite of website templates and a new booking engine. Great! While doing some research about resort fees and parking charges yesterday, I noticed something...

Tagged: mgm grand   bellagio   aria   excalibur   mandalay bay   monte carlo   new york new york   profit growth plan   resort fees   bed fees   fees   

Why Do These New Excalibur Rooms Look So Familiar?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 Jan 2016
Excalibur has proudly announced that they have renovated a chunk of their hotel rooms in the Royal Tower. Check em out: Hrm. That furniture looks familiar.... holy shit, they've moved in the old furniture from...

Tagged: excalibur   hotel room renovations   mandalay bay   

Vegas Eats: Rx Boiler Room at Mandalay Bay

Posted by Chuckmonster on 10 Nov 2015
I've had my eyes on Rx Boiler Room at Mandalay Bay since it opened, but one thing kept me away. No, it wasn't Chef Rick Moonen, tv's Top Chef Master and heavyweight champion of...

Tagged: vegas eats   dining   rick moonen   rx boiler room   mandalay bay   dining   celebrity chef   soul food   

Review: The New Rooms at Mandalay Bay

Posted by Chuckmonster on 28 Oct 2015
Just a quick hello to folks tuned in to the News RSS feed, @vegastripping on the Twitter, the semi-useless VegasTripping Facebook page to tell you that I just posted a new feature article - the...

Tagged: reviews   mandalay bay   hotel rooms   

Vegas Eats: Citizens at Mandalay Bay

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Sep 2015
Walking up and down The Strip works up a healthy appetite, particularly when you're staying at the far end of the Mandalay Mile. Dining options at nearest neighbors Excalibur, Luxor and Tropicana create a food-less...

Tagged: dining   vegas eats   burgers   citizens   mandalay bay   oontz   

New Feature Posted: Delano Las Vegas Panoramic Suite Review

Posted by Chuckmonster on 9 Sep 2015
Just a note to those tuned into RSS, Facebook and/or @vegastripping Twitter feeds that we've posted a new feature article. Recently, I had the pleasure to stay in one of the Panoramic Suites at Delano Las...

Tagged: delano   thehotel   mandalay bay   reviews   jim murren   

Vegas Eats : Della's Kitchen at Delano Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Aug 2015
Waking up at SLS with a donut hangover, I had a hankering to smother my face in some food that wasn't the Northside Cafe. Pre-requisites for consideration: 1) I wanted something yummy 2) at a location...

Tagged: vegas eats   dining   reviews   dellas kitchen   donuts   delano   mandalay bay   chicken   waffles   

King Diamond and Exodus at HOB 11/9/2015

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Aug 2015
Legendary Danish meistersinger and epic conjurer of The Satan, the one and only King Diamond will be performing his epic masterpiece Abigail in its entirety from front to back, sideways and in between. Abigail was King...

Tagged: metal forever or bust   king diamond   exodus   house of blues   mandalay bay   concerts   

MB BC Limited Sues Hakkasan Group Alleging Monopoly

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Aug 2015
New developments have arisen related to the rumored sale of 1OAK, The Bank and other former Light Group assets recently acquired by Hakkasan Limited. The New York Post Page Six is reporting that MB BC Ltd.,...

Tagged: hakkasan   light group   mandalay bay   daylight   light   neil moffitt   

UPDATE: Mix Bar Will Become Skyfall Lounge

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 Jul 2015
The Mandalay Corporation has registered a trademark on July 2, 2015 for the term Skyfall Lounge. The description of the trademark is "Bar services; cocktail lounge services." The obvious choice here is the renovation of...

Tagged: mandalay bay   mix   delano   skyfall   

Vegas Gang #120: Wynn vs Wynn, Derek, MGM, Resorts World and More

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Apr 2015
On the latest episode of The Vegas Gang, the guys go deep on Wynn vs Wynn, discuss Derek's double-reverse windmill dunk of an NCAA bet, kick the can on the MGM proxy fight with LandAndBuildings.com,...

Tagged: vegas gang   wynn   podcast   mgm   derek stevens   sam nazarian   mandalay bay   ballys   

It's Like Bellagio On Acid

Posted by Chuckmonster on 10 Apr 2015
I have seen a cache of photos documenting the room renovations coming to Mandalay Bay later this year. These renovations will replace the number room renovations from the mid/late-aughts that replaced Mandalay Bay's original room...

Tagged: mandalay bay   bellagio   mirage   delano   hotel room   renovations   design   acid   

The Missing Demographic

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Feb 2015
For the most part, casinos are very particular when hiring models to appear in their marketing photo shoots. They pick clean, well groomed, fashionable, curvaceous, chiseled twenty/thirty somethings from the four basic food groups...

Tagged: mandalay bay   marketing   lgbt   

Mike Massé at Mizuya Lounge

Posted by MikeE on 12 Oct 2014
Every now and then we'll write about a big act coming to town and filling the seats at MGM's Grand Garden Arena, The Joint at Hard Rock, or some major locale at Cosmopolitan. Mike Massé...

Tagged: music   mandalay bay   mike masse   

Delano: The Evolution (or Execution) of a Perfectly Fine Property

Posted by MikeE on 2 Sep 2014
Ah, THEhotel. They were the only property in the city that boasted "all suites" and weren't lying about it. They had doorbells on every door and light-up do-not-disturb signs. They were the first to abandon...

Tagged: delano   thehotel   mandalay bay   

King Diamond at HOB November 1, 2014

Posted by Chuckmonster on 2 Jul 2014
Speaking of grim caverns of suffering, the legendary Danish metal trailblazer King Diamond will make his triumphant return to Las Vegas on November 1st 2014, just in time to clean up the bodies left over...

Tagged: concerts   king diamond   metal forever or bust   house of blues   mandalay bay   music   


Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 Jun 2014
Revolutionary, confusing, brilliant. In a city of hotels, it wasn't just a hotel, and it wasn't the hotel... it was THEhotel. Sayonara THE. Let's us hope Lion Incorporated has the viral marketing brains enough to take...

Tagged: thehotel   sayonara   mandalay bay   delano   

Watch This Snappy Delano Virtual Tour

Posted by Chuckmonster on 30 Apr 2014
Fire up the coffee machine and put on your dancin' shoes... it's time for snappy, oontzy virtual tour of forthcoming THEhotel replacer, Delano Las Vegas! Spa jams? Check. Backlit sheer drapes? Check. Square box lights...

Tagged: mandalay bay   delano   the hotel   

Ghost BC's Mandalay Bay Vacation

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Apr 2014
Satanic pop band Ghost BC, teamed up with Noisey to produce a faux "behind the scenes" video of lead singer Papa Emeritus II Vegas experience. In the video, we follow Ghost from a record signing in...

Tagged: mandalay bay   ghost bc   metal forever or bust   

Last Call: THEhotel HE Penthouse

Posted by Chuckmonster on 5 Feb 2014
Question: How do you know your hotel needs a design refresh? Answer: When your top of the line Penthouse Suites still have a VCR. Did you know that video technology before VHS was the...

Tagged: thehotel   delano   mandalay bay   hotel reviews   penthouse   suites   

Light Group and VP of Entertainment Named In SHOCKING Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Jan 2014
The law firm of Campbell & Williams has filed, on behalf of their client Jane Doe, a complaint in United States District Court, District of Nevada, which alleges that Light Group Vice President Mustafa Abdi...

Tagged: light group   light   daylight   mandalay bay   moosediesel   nightlife   

Meet The Gorgeous New Suites At The Delano Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Dec 2013
MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren wasn't kidding when he stated in the last earnings call that the transformation of THEhotel into Delano Las Vegas was on the verge of kicking into high gear. ...

Tagged: delano   mandalay bay   thehotel   renovations   suites   

Sexy Delano Las Vegas Design Is Dutch Mid-Century Modern

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Nov 2013
The transformation of THEhotel into Delano Las Vegas appears to have turned a corner. Recently, MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren stated on a recent earnings call that design work had been completed...

Tagged: delano   thehotel   mandalay bay   renovations   

Delano Delayed AGAIN - Construction To Start April 2014

Posted by Chuckmonster on 31 Oct 2013
The continually delayed Delano branded renovation of THEhotel is delayed even more. Previous timelines had construction starting in October 2013, which slipped from the originally target of opening in October 2013. In this morning's quarterly...

Tagged: delano   the hotel   mandalay bay   renovation   

Mandalay Bay Announces Highwire Slackline Megastunt

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Sep 2013
Mandalay Bay announced that Andy Lewis - known for performing during the Super Bowl halftime show with Madonna - will lead a team of high flying daredevils and members of Cirque Du Soleil in a...

Tagged: mandalay bay   daredevils   john lewis   cirque du soleil   michael jackson   

THEpoll: Why Is This Sign On Mandalay Bay?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 Aug 2013
Why Is This Sign On Mandalay Bay? Any ideas? To raise awareness of the new Cirque Du Soleil show To neutralize the lousy green glow inside of the Four Seasons' renovated rooms To entice perverts at...

Tagged: thepoll   mandalay bay   wraps   

Delano Las Vegas Construction Begins In November, Targeting April 2014 Opening

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Aug 2013
This morning, MGM Resorts International held its quarterly earnings call. It was filled with back patting and many congratulations by institutional investors... MGM didn't lose as much money this quarter as they had previously. MGM's...

Tagged: delano las vegas   morgans hotel group   light group   murren   mandalay bay   

Delano Delayed

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 May 2013
Delano, the boutique hotel brand by Morgans Hotel Group slated to take over THEhotel at Mandalay Bay in late 2013, has been delayed. It is unclear if this is in any way related to Morgans being...

Tagged: delano   mandalay bay   thehotel   

Mandalay Bay Vibe Dining at Kumi

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Apr 2013
We've uncovered some design details about the former China Grill space at Mandalay Bay which was taken over by the Light Group late last year and promptly closed. The new restaurant, Kumi, will remain structurally the...

Tagged: mandalay bay   china grill   kumi   vibe dining   sushi   

Iron Maiden and Megadeth at Mandalay Bay Sept 12!!!!!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 8 Apr 2013
For the first time in over ten years, the great, all mighty and incredibly powerful IRON MAIDEN will be back in the village performing in Las Vegas! Save the date - September 12, 2013 - for...

Tagged: iron maiden   megadeth   metal forever or bust   mandalay bay   concerts   

New Feature Posted: Four Seasons LV Pictorial

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Apr 2013
Here's a quick note to folks tuned into RSS or Twitter feeds that we've posted a new feature article, a photo tour of one of the brand new renovated suites at Four Seasons Las Vegas...

Tagged: four seasons   mandalay bay   renovations   new rooms   

You Can See Daylight From Here

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Mar 2013
VT reader DavidF is staying in one of the new rooms at Four Seasons this week and sent us a coupla photos of the forthcoming Mandalay Bay Parking Lot Beach Club Daylight day club we...

Tagged: mandalay bay   daylight   day clubs   nightlife   light group   pools   

The Mandalay Beach Club

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Mar 2013
As part of their resort wide makeover, multiple Trippies award winning pool at Mandalay Bay is adding a beach club into the mix. The new Light Group controlled venue, DAYLIGHT, clocks in at 50,000...

Tagged: mandalay bay   daylight   light group   bottle service   nightlife newsbreak   

Michael Jackson One, Public Nil

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Feb 2013
Speaking of Mandalay Bay, they've been stirring the pot for a big exciting announcement this week, with the result being that they've decided on the name for the Michael Jackson themed Cirque du Soleil show.... And...

Tagged: mandalay bay   cirque du soleil      

Finally! Four Seasons Fully Renovates

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Feb 2013
Lots of noise coming out of Mandalay Bay complex recently. The property is undergoing a much needed renovation of the casino floor, adding some vibe dining and nightlife options, rebranding and renovating THEhotel into...

Tagged: mandalay bay   four seasons   renovations   

Mandalay Bay: Building The Lotus Room

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Dec 2012
Mandalay Bay recently upgraded their Asian gaming salon offerings with the construction of The Lotus Room. The Lotus Room features all manner of casino games targeted at the Asian player - baccarat, blackjack, paigow and EZ...

Tagged: mandalay bay   lotus room   bacarrat   asian gaming   

Four Seasons Renovations Unveiled

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Aug 2012
Speaking of Mandalay Bay's tenants, the Four Seasons posted some images of its the hotel renovations we told you about in March. The rooms look pretty spiffy, even if the photos were taken with a Blackberry. Is...

Tagged: four seasons   room renovations   mandalay bay   

Sayonara THEhotel!!!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Aug 2012
Here's a surprise, that isn't a surprise: MGM Resorts International has signed an agreement with Morgans Hotel Group to turn Mandalay Bay's THEhotel into a Delano Las Vegas property next year. This is yet another move...

Tagged: mandalay bay   delano las vegas   morgans hotel group   thehotel   

VegasEats: Noodle Shop at Mandalay Bay

Posted by Chuckmonster on 31 May 2012
I'm a big fan of pan-Asian cuisine... you know the type, take all the Asian cuisines, throw em in a pan and voila! Dinner is served. I'm surprised nobody has decided to...

Tagged: vegas eats   mandalay bay   noodle shop   dining   

DeSean Jackson: The Mandalay Bay Ass Kissing Bandit

Posted by Chuckmonster on 29 May 2012
Even guys who get paid $50B to prance around on yard catching balls resort to social media ass kissing to get what they want out of Las Vegas resorts. Case in point, DeSean Jackson, wide receiver...

Tagged: mandalay bay   twitter   

THEhotel Beginning Renovations In Early 2013

Posted by MikeE on 14 May 2012
It's about time! THEhotel is the gem of the south strip. Huge rooms, cool - but not so cool that you feel uncool (read: Cosmopolitan) - vibes, attached to an overall awesome property that still has...

Tagged: thehotel   mandalay bay   renovations   

Four Seasons Las Vegas To Renovate!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 2 Mar 2012
The stodgy Four Seasons Las Vegas, pioneer of the "hotel within a hotel" concept in Las Vegas is purportedly planning on unspooling $30 million bucks to renovate all of their accommodations and public areas. These rooms...

Tagged: four seasons   mandarin oriental   mandalay bay   renovations   

New Feature Posted: Mandalay Bay The RockChickX51 Way

Posted by Chuckmonster on 9 Feb 2012
Just a quick note to those tuned into the RSS and/or Twitter feeds that we have posted a new feature, a photo review of the new(ish) rooms at Mandalay Bay by VT super friend RockChickX51. Check...

Tagged: features   hotel review   mandalay bay   

Mandalame Bay

Posted by MikeE on 6 Feb 2012
Almost two years ago, I wrote a piece about how Palms was no longer relevant in the very nightlife market that it practically created. We all soon found out what happened there and are still...

Tagged: mandalay bay   foundation room   thehotel   mix   

\m/: Mastodon, Opeth, Ghost April 25th at Mandalay Bay

Posted by Chuckmonster on 31 Jan 2012
Calling all metal heads! This year is shaping up to be a great one for live music... one of our early picks for tour of the year - a mind bending triple bill featuring...

Tagged: metal forever or bust   mandalay bay   concerts   

Tool at Mandalay Bay January 15, 2012

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 Dec 2011
Grab your blast helmets lunatics, avant metal freak out legends TOOL have scheduled one show for 2012. In Las Vegas. At the Mandalay Bay Event Center. These guys aren't weirdos. They're super weirdoes....

Tagged: metal   concerts   mandalay bay   

Celebrate New Years Eve, Eve With Rock Legend Bob Seger

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Nov 2011
Rock legend Bob Seger and his merry band of Silver Bullets (the band that nick named the beer) have scheduled a very rare fall tour with an even rarer stop in Las Vegas at the...

Tagged: bob seger   concerts   mandalay bay   

Criss Angel Auctioning Off His Car Collection

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 Sep 2011
Magician Criss Angel has turned to the experts at Barrett-Jackson to make a chunk of his automobile collection disappear at their 4th Annual Las Vegas Collector Car Auction. The auction will take place Thursday-Saturday...

Tagged: criss angel   mandalay bay   

Luxcalibay Neighborhood To Get Buca Di Beppo and More

Posted by Chuckmonster on 29 Jul 2011
More news from The Neighborhood. We've mentioned the forthcoming Lynyrd Skynyrd restaurant and the Rice & Co, but now we hear that Luxcalibay will be getting even more new dining options over the coming months. Planned for...

Tagged: luxor   mandalay bay   excalibur   the neighborhood   dining   luxcalibay   

Mandalay Mile Becomes The Neighborhood

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Jul 2011
In this weeks episode of "Stupid Marketing From MGM Resorts" we learn that the Mandalay Mile - the mini-strip of resorts that used to include Manadalay Bay, Luxor and Excalibur - has now annexed New...

Tagged: mgm   mandalay bay   luxor   excalibur   new york new york   city center   neighborhood   

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