The furniture in the sitting area is surprisingly dark and mid-century modern. It could very well be a part of Don Draper's office but its set against white walls and a floor-to ceiling window looking out at The Strip (if you're lucky.) There's an all white desk/workspace with a (white) plug panel above it for all your hook-up needs.
The wet bar features an ice bucket that's shaped like Franklin Delano Roosevelt's old hat box while the mini-bar has a free shelf for you to place your own drinks or take-out goodies.
The main bathroom has not changed much from THEhotel days but they've added Delano bathrobes and slippers along with the delightful Malin + Goetz toiletries, a rare find in Vegas. The half-bathroom at the suite's entrance did get some sexy patterned wallpaper, in gold of course.
Other touches we liked? The quote cards placed on the beds, the giant sensual photograph in the sitting area and the hallway carpeting which looks like drops of water. Other nature-inspired designed elements will be found throughout the hotel too.
While the rooms at the Delano Las Vegas rooms will offer design-conscious guests a serene retreat from the
cheese glitz of The Strip, the hotel is also working on some high-end lobby experiences that everyone can partake in, not just guests.
The valet entrance.
MGM Resorts' design team, who worked in partnership with Morgans Hotel Group's design team, kept the "Day to Night" concept of the Delano in mind but aside from the billowing columns of white sheer curtains, the overall feel will be very different from the original. And different from what you've come to expect in Vegas too.
We'll have more on the public spaces at the Delano soon but most of the THEhotel lobby and reception areas haven't even undergone construction so expect to see that start to turn over later this summer.
In the meantime, you can make a reservation for a king suite on September 1 for $140 a night. However, there are several Delano rooms open now. You have to be an invited guest as they aren't for sale online yet. But maybe you could charm the front desk and see? (No, a $20 bill won't do it.)
[Rendering: MGM Resorts; All other photos: HotelChatter]