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Different Yet Still Designer: Inside a Room at The Delano Las Vegas

May 13, 2014 at 5:53 PM | by | Comments (0)

Yesterday, we showed you a cool piece of technology inside a room at The Delano Las Vegas, opening on September 1 at The Mandalay Bay--telephones with USB ports in them. Today we've got photos of the rest of the room and there are even more design and tech touches to admire.

The Delano is in the midst of renovating THEhotel's old rooms but there are quite a few that are already completed...and hosting some special guests (more on that later.) We were able to look inside a king room suite on the 37th floor. These suites start at a spacious 725-sq.ft. and include a separate sitting area, wet bar and an extra half-bathroom.

The design is merely reminiscent of the original Delano in South Beach rather than a replica. Indeed, the white sheer curtains and a white leather headboard that nearly covers the entire wall behind the bed are the only two items that will make you think of the original.

Instead of mirrors and chrome accents, the Delano Las Vegas has gone for gold with tasteful gold trim on the wardrobe closets, gold table legs, gold sconces (with outlets in them), gold cabinet handles, and even a gold luggage rack. (Of course, it it not real gold. You know what we mean.)

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]

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