Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas
The hotel is nice and modern. You do not need to walk through the noisy casino to get in and out...
Do not miss the Wine tower in Aureole restaurant.
It located at the far South of the Strip, but there is a tram that runs from Mandalay Bay to Excalibur, and then if you cross over to MGM there is also another tram that runs down further.
The Mandalay Bay Casino Complex is the last of the Major Casino Complexes at the Southern end of the Strip. It is a luxury Casino Resort owned the the MGM Entertainement Group and is connected to the Luxor and the Excalibur by a Tram but is not connected by it to the MGM Grand. It was built from the ashes of the Hacienda Casino in 1999. The complex has 3,309 hotel rooms, a big convention center for conventions (also doubles as a boxing arena) , a 135,000 square feet of gaming space with Blackjack, Caribbean Stud Poker, Craps, Let It Ride, Pai Gow Poker, Poker, Roulette, Slots, Baccarat, Megabucks and Super Megabucks. More than 2,400 slot/video poker machines, 122 table games. It also has one of the largest swimming pool complex in las vegas, called the Mandalay Beach where wild beach club parties happen.
One of the best places to watch a concert in Las Vegas is at the beach at Mandalay Bay. You get to sit on the sand watching a stage that looks like it is hovering over the water. Food and drinks are expensive but that is to be expected.
The dome at Mandalay Bay Hotel lobby is beautiful. I think every building should make use of the natural light to save electricity. Architects should design their buildings more with saving energy in mind.
I am fascinated with chandeliers so mostly at hotel lobbies, these are the ones that I notice first. The give ambience to the room. I had seen so many beautiful chandeliers especially in hotel lobbies, in churches and in mansions.
At Mandalay Bay Hotel, the chandeliers are simple but charming. The huge one on top of the fountain leading to the Mandalay Swimming Pool is huge- not cascading but just a large piece with lights on it that go through a Tiffany cut glasses. The top are decorated with Swarovski glasses that sparkle and give a glow to the lobby.
When you are looking at the water fountain at the top of the stairs, it feels like you can touch the huge chandelier. It's beautiful and gigantic.
There are many fountains in most hotels in Las Vegas. I think the soothing sound of the waterfall has calming effect to the visitors and to the staff as well. Also, it is a beautiful and attractive architectural decor to any hotel or even to residential houses.
There's a huge waterfall at the Wynn's Hotel- it's the biggest in Las Vegas actually. There's also one huge fountain in front of the Mirage Hotel, Monte Carlo Hotel and a modern fountain at the Aria Hotel. The cascading water fountain at the Ventian is also spectacular what with its beautiful garden. It cascades to three floors!
The smaller versions of hotel fountains are at the Polo Towers of which the sculpture of horses are in the middle of the fountain.
At Mandalay Bay, the fountain is placed close to the stairway leading to the Oasis Restaurant and to the swimming pools.
The aquarium that goes all the way to the ceiling at the Mandalay Bay is a very beautiful piece on top of the different decor at the lobby of this hotel. We actually brought my niece Sophia here because she was crying the whole time and voila, the aquarium did the trick of calming her!
The aquarium has a collection of huge fish and a shark. It's circular so you can see in all directions. It has a calming effect to visitors and the staff as well.
There lobby is very beautiful and inviting with huge chandeliers and fountains. There is a huge circular table with fresh flowers! The lobby has huge marble columns and the decor is exquisite. The front desk is elongated to accomodate visitors who are checking in all at the same time.
The elephants are everywhere-from the doors to the fountain of Mandalay Bay Hotel...I like the little elephant spouts fountain at the Oasis. A few years back, it was blocked and we can't even go near it. Nowadays, you can even sit close to the fountain...
The palm trees planted at the Mandalay Bay Oasis Garden are but fitting to the weather in Las Vegas - hot and humid! The palm trees are beautiful and gives a lot of shade close to the swimming pool and close to the restaurant.
Each time I come to Las Vegas, I usually visit this area because it feels like I was visiting the oasis in Egypt!
If you are travelling in Las Vegas and it's your first time, make sure to choose the hotel that is closest to the action! Make sure to check out the location of the hotel that it is very near to the Strip- they call it Strip because it is the main road where all the big hotels are located and where all the actions of Las Vegas!
So, when you choose a hotel, make sure to locate the hotel first. You can either use the Maps & Locations via the MSN.com or use the main website of the hotel.
Las Vegas Strip is very long and the transportation there is very expensive so make sure to reserve a hotel that is close to the Strip. If you chose to rent a car, just bear in mind that parking is also a big problem in Las Vegas. The parking is also expensive and even if you park, you still walk a long ways...Hotels in Las Vegas are huge and their grounds expand to probably three blocks. Just imagine you walking to one to two blocks in a scorching sun!
Most of the super nice hotels are located at the middle of the Strip. Also, don't only rely on the price. Make sure to read reviews of travellers, too. That's a great thing to do...
If you like aquariums then you will enjoy the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay. Tickets are about $16.95 for adults and the price includes entry, a passport (a little book you can keep with pictures of fish and info in) as well as a handheld audio device you borrow during your time in the aquarium which tells you a bit about what you are looking at.
Head up to the bar at Mix in Mandalay Bay's THEhotel before 10:00PM for a fantastic free view of the Strip. It is truly amazing and especially splendid as the sun sets.
I have not seen this but my friends did. I will definitely not miss this on my next visit to the city. This tip is posted as I have seen this luxurious hotel and I believe the information I gave will be of help. Moreover, for more detailed information and online reservation, visit the website I provided below.
The Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino is located near the very southern end of the Strip and for that reason, many people don't bother going all the way out there - they do miss out on a gorgeous hotel, though! If you don't feel like walking, it is always possible to hop on the free skytrain that connects the Mandalay Bay to the Luxor and Excalibur hotels.
One of the main attractions at the Mandalay Bay is the Shark Reef aquarium, but at $16.95 per person we decided to skip it. Instead we spent about an hour walking around the resort - the pool area has been voted the nicest one in Las Vegas and I can understand why: for a while, it feels like you've just discovered a tropical island just off the Strip! There is also some good shopping to be done at Mandalay Place - it's the only place where I was able to find a bookshop on the Strip (The Reading Room, it is rather small but it offers a good book selection). The other purchase I made was at Fat Tuesday, where I got a pretty good mango daiquiri that came in a souvenir mug (you can get refills and yes, drinking on the street is allowed in Las Vegas!). Another interesting feature at the Mandalay Bay is the Las Vegas House of Blues, where you can get a pretty good meal while listening to great live music. Truly worth the detour!
There are so many things to see in Las Vegas. At one point, we just walk around and found out some neat places to take pictures. There is this little garden at the back of Mandalay Bay. There are so many grown palm trees and some little tiny water spouts and fountains. The place is kind of cool to take pictures. The grass is so green and there are so many trees! It is just amazing how the people there maintain the lushness of the area despite the scorching heat in Las Vegas!