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New York Times reviews Mandalay's THEhotel

By Chuckmonster on Saturday, 7th May 2005 3:13pm
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Putting aside its pretentious name, THEhotel at Mandalay Bay has plenty to woo the urban sophisticate: artworks by Richard Serra, handsome valets and a restaurant by Alain Ducasse. But the swankiest element of all is actually what's missing: slot machines. Unlike the typical resort on the Las Vegas Strip, where you must charge through the one-armed bandits to check in, the black-marble-and-chrome lobby is as serene as a futuristic wedding chapel.

Opened in December 2003 by the Mandalay Resort Group, which has since become part of MGM Mirage, it is the city's first stab at a boutique hotel. But this being Vegas, "boutique" here means 1,118 suites stacked 43 stories high. Still, guests can hole themselves up in this Art Deco tower and never have to dodge blackjack tables and buffet lines. As for THEhotel's name, it is pronounced as it is written, as if no other hotel mattered. For casinophobic design snobs, that might be the case.



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