MGM Resorts Food & Beverage News – January 2018

MGM Resorts Food & Beverage News – January 2018





As part of the transformation to Spago, Todd English’s Olives will close Saturday, January 13, 2018. Details on Spago’s new design, menu and opening date will be made available in the coming months.


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The Pub
Todd English P.U.B. has rebranded as The Pub, effective December 22, 2017. Designed to elicit the feel of a traditional British pub, The Pub serves classic pub fare with flavorful dishes such as Pastrami Reuben, Classic Lobster Roll, Ice Cold Oysters and more. 


A new Starbucks location will open in the MGM Grand lobby by early February.​


Portofino will close January 1, 2018. The space will be used for meeting and convention events.

Ignite Lounge
As part of the ongoing transformation into Park MGM, Ignite Lounge at Monte Carlo has closed.


BARDOT Brasserie

Effective January 8, 2018, BARDOT Brasserie’s new hours of operation are as follows:
  • Daily: 
    • Happy Hour, 5 p.m. -7 p.m.
    • Dinner, 5:30 p.m. -10:30 p.m.
  • Monday – Friday:
    • Lunch, 11 a.m. -2:30 p.m.
    • Bar Menu, 2:30 p.m. -10:30 p.m.
  • Saturday – Sunday:
    • Brunch, 9:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.
    • Weekend Bar Menu, 1:30 p.m. -10:30 p.m.



Guests can enjoy happy hour specials, live entertainment and seasonal offerings at various MGM Resorts restaurants and lounges.

  • TAP Sports Bar – Late Night Happy Hour
    TAP offers happy hour specials on domestic draft beer, draft wine, draft cocktails and well drinks.
    • When: Daily
    • Time: 10 p.m. – close
  • Grand Wok and Sushi Bar – Happy Hou
    Grand Wok and Sushi Bar now offers a new happy hour menu including a selection of half-sized entrees and specials on sushi rolls, house sake, select domestic beers and well drinks.
    • When: Daily
    • Time: 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Centrifuge – Latin Nights
    Dance the night away as the DJ spins today’s top hits and Latin music while enjoying cocktail specials at Centrifuge.
    • When: Sundays
    • Time: 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.
  • Whiskey Down
    • Whiskey Hour
      Specials on select whiskey, bourbon and scotch.

      • When: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
      • Time: 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Whiskey and DJs
      Dance to today’s top hits spun by local DJs while enjoying an impressive selection of more than 100 rare and fine whiskies.

      • When: Tuesdays and Wednesdays
      • Time: 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
  • Lobby Bar – Lobby Bar will feature a DJ in the evenings.
    • When: Thursday – Saturday
    • Time: 10 p.m. – 3 a.m.
Skyfall Lounge
  • Rosé Fridays
    Every Friday at Skyfall Lounge, guests can unwind with rosé and cocktail specials at Delano Las Vegas.
    • When: Fridays
    • Time: Rosé cocktail specials, 8 p.m. – close; Small bites available until 10:30 p.m.; live entertainment begins at 9 p.m.
  • Sunset Hour
    Guests can enjoy specials on cocktails, beer, wine and bar bites nightly at Skyfall Lounge.
    • When: Daily
    • Time: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Champagne Toast
    Every evening, hotel guests are treated to a special champagne toast at Skyfall Lounge. A Delano Las Vegas room key must be presented to receive the complimentary amenity.
    • When: Daily
    • Time: 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • VIP Bottle Service
    Guests looking for champagne, artful
    libations and light fare are invited to reserve a private VIP table inside Skyfall Lounge or on the outdoor patio. To reserve a table, call Skyfall Lounge at 877-632-5400.
    • When: Thursday – Saturday
    • Times:
      • Early seating, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
      • Late seating, 9 p.m. – close.
Franklin Lounge
  • Chords & Cocktails
    Every Saturday evening, guests and locals are invited to experience live music by local bands and artfully curated cocktails at Franklin Lounge. No cover charge.
    • When: Fridays and Saturdays
    • Time: 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Geeks Who Drink
    Guests with a competitive spirit and a wealth of useless knowledge get the chance to show their stuff during Wednesday trivia nights. The lively weekly competition is the ideal place to challenge friends or team up against others for a good time.
    • When: Wednesdays
    • Time: 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.  
  • Happy Hour
    Beerhaus’ happy hour offers $4 select draft beers and hot dogs. For guests with a late-night craving, Beerhaus also offers reverse happy hour from 10 p.m. – close featuring $4 hot dogs.
    • When: Daily
    • Time: Happy Hour: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Reverse Happy Hour: 10 p.m. to close  
  • Live Music
    Beerhaus’ concerts by the bar provide guests with live entertainment Thursday – Saturday. Hours are as follows:
    • Thursdays, 8 p.m. – midnight
    • Fridays and Saturdays, 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
    • Sundays, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Party at The Park
Guests are invited to get the party started with $5 beer, wine and shot selections at participating restaurants at The Park. Guest also can enjoy live entertainment and fun games such as ping pong and cornhole. The Moonshiners will play on Tuesdays while the A-List will play on Wednesdays.
  • Participating restaurants: Beerhaus, CPK and Sake Rok at The Park
  • When: Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • Time: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa Launches MGM Resorts’ M life Rewards Loyalty Program on June 7

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa Launches MGM Resorts’ M life Rewards Loyalty Program on June 7

Members Will Now Have Access to Offers, Benefits and Rewards at MGM Resorts Destinations Across U.S.

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, part of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM), announced today that it will be launching the Company’s award-winning M life Rewards loyalty program, presenting members with personalized offers, exclusive benefits and special access across MGM Resorts’ unrivaled portfolio. Beginning Wednesday, June 7, M life Rewards will supplant My Borgata Rewards loyalty program, allowing guests to play and earn at their favorite MGM Resorts destinations including Bellagio, ARIA, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage in Las Vegas as well as resorts in Detroit, Mississippi and Maryland.

“The ability to offer our devoted customers a connection from Borgata to sister properties in Las Vegas and throughout the country is an invaluable asset and something that we are extremely eager to introduce,” said Tom Ballance, President and Chief Operating Officer for Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. “The timing couldn’t be more ideal, as MGM Resorts expands their presence into the mid-Atlantic and Northeast United States with the recent opening of the $1.4 billion MGM National Harbor in Maryland and the upcoming 2018 opening of MGM Springfield in Massachusetts.”

Borgata will adopt M life Rewards’ five member tiers – Sapphire, Pearl, Gold, Platinum and the premium, invitation-only NOIR. New members can sign up for free, starting at Sapphire. All current card level access will remain intact, while new benefits such as personalized offers, complimentary parking for Pearl and above, and M life Moments will be added to enhance the program’s value to members. M life Moments are one-of-a-kind experiences exclusive for members, and Borgata’s M life Moments will include an “Ultimate Spa Day at The Water Club,” “Wine Tasting with Borgata’s Sommelier,” and a “Lunch + Learn with Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian.”

Jordan Salmon, Vice President of Loyalty Marketing for MGM Resorts International, said, “Borgata is Atlantic City’s premier resort and has been a tremendous addition to our company and now to our M life Rewards program. We look forward to welcoming our new members from Borgata and sharing with them our diverse, world-class resorts, amenities and iconic experiences.”

Earning will come in the form of Points, SLOT DOLLARS®, Express CompsTM and Tier Credits. Points are earned from playing slots and can be redeemed the same day they are earned or can be banked for future use. Points earned at Borgata can be used at any M life Rewards destination nationwide and can be redeemed for SLOT DOLLARS® right at the slot machine or for Express Comps™ at the M life Rewards desk. Borgata guests can still earn SLOT DOLLARS®, which earned on a current trip can be used on the member’s next visit to Borgata only, and are valid for 90 days. SLOT DOLLARS® can be activated from the player’s favorite slot machine.

M life Rewards members also earn Express Comps (formerly Comp Dollars) when playing slots, table games, and poker and from Racebook bets at Borgata. Express Comps can be used at Borgata or when visiting any M life Rewards destination nationwide for hotel stays, dining, entertainment, spas, attractions and M life Moments. Upon the launch of M life Rewards at Borgata, Tier Credits, which determine a member’s Tier Level, can be earned through gaming activity with slots, table games, poker and the Racebook. Based on Tier Level, benefits include special room and retail discounts, pre-sale access to concert and fight tickets, priority reservations, room upgrades, priority hotel check-in line, and more.

With a single account, M life Rewards members can stay, play and earn benefits and rewards at 17 participating MGM Resorts: Borgata, Bellagio, ARIA, Vdara, MGM Grand, The Signature at MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Delano Las Vegas, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, New York-New York, Luxor, and Excalibur in Las Vegas; Beau Rivage and Gold Strike in Mississippi; MGM Grand Detroit; and MGM National Harbor in Maryland.

For more information on M life Rewards, please visit;, or view the educational video here.  

Participants must be 21 or older and may not be part of any exclusionary list. Membership terms and conditions apply.  Bet with your Head, Not Over It. Gambling Problem?  Call 1-800-GAMBLER.

About Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa:

Located in Atlantic City’s Marina District, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa features 2,000 guest rooms and suites; 161,000 square feet of gaming; 184 table games; 3,026 slot machines; a 75+ table poker room; 11 retail boutiques; 5 acclaimed fine dining restaurants by renowned chefs; 10 casual dining options; a 54,000 square foot spa; 70,000 square feet of event space; 20,000 square foot indoor/outdoor pool and garden; 32,000 square foot outdoor pool; 4 signature nightlife experiences; and parking for 7,100 cars. The market-leading resort also features Atlantic City’s first cosmopolitan hotel experience, The Water Club at Borgata, with 800 guest rooms and suites; a 36,000 square foot spa; 18,000 square feet of meeting space; 6 designer retail boutiques; and 5 heated indoor and outdoor pools. Borgata offers online gaming within the state of New Jersey through its real-money gaming sites, and Borgata is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information about Borgata, please visit or follow Borgata on Facebook and Twitter.


Delano Las Vegas Debuts New Public Art Exhibit “SpaceTime Kinetics” on View Through Sept. 30

Delano Las Vegas Debuts

New Public Art Exhibit “SpaceTime Kinetics”

on View Through Sept. 30

SpaceTime Kinetics

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Delano Las Vegas Debuts New Public Art Exhibit “SpaceTime Kinetics” on View Through Sept. 30
Continuing its celebration of local artists, Delano Las Vegas debuts “SpaceTime Kinetics,” a new exhibit of freestanding artworks by Las Vegas-based Cristian Aluas.

“SpaceTime Kinetics” is a concept-driven art series featuring six pieces inspired by the relationships people create with each other and the energy each person shares with the universe. Aluas uses this motivation to design sophisticated, thought-provoking three-dimensional works of art.

The creative process begins during the design phase with careful consideration of each piece, followed by the assembly of locally sourced carbon steel and materials from Nevada’s natural surroundings. Each piece is completed with a pateen finish for a refined and glossy look.

“We are excited to showcase this elegant yet impressive installation by a talented Las Vegas-based artist,” said Matthew Chilton, general manager of Delano Las Vegas. “Art and culture are important aspects of the Delano experience and we enjoy sharing our energetic ambiance and style with guests from around the world.”

With more than 25 years of experience in fine art, Aluas enjoys creating various art concepts including large-scale murals, paintings and installations. He is currently an art instructor at Bet Yossef Community Center in Las Vegas and holds degrees in Creative Writing and Studio Art from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.

Located in Delano’s lobby, “SpaceTime Kinetics” is on view now through September 30. For additional information on Delano Las Vegas, follow Delano Las Vegas on Facebook and Twitter.


Delano Las Vegas Continues Celebration of Local Artists with New Photo Exhibit “SPEKTIVE”

Delano Las Vegas Continues Celebration of Local Artists

with New Photo Exhibit “SPEKTIVE”

On view now through December


Delano Las Vegas continues its celebration of local artists with the introduction of “SPEKTIVE,” a new photo exhibit by Sam Hon.

Hon is a Las Vegas-based artist with a background in commercial photography for celebrities, professional athletes, advertising campaigns and more. His work is inspired by the idea that art has a different outlook depending on where one stands to view it.

Located in the Delano lobby, the collection’s five pieces appear to be digitally composed art, but upon closer inspection guests will discover that the works are comprised of the female figure; 500 to be exact. Utilizing photographs with 12 – 15 women at a time, Hon spent more than 700 hours contorting and layering 500 bodies into each remarkable piece of art.

Final touches to Hon’s awe-inspiring pieces include highlighting a specific portion of each image with a calligraphy pen to add an unexpected element. The intricate details of each photo create the illusion of multiple dimensions.

“‘SPEKTIVE’ fits right into our resort experience because it embraces the unexpected and subtle elements of art and design,” said Matthew Chilton, general manager of Delano. “We are excited to feature this chic, yet intriguing style of work by an incredible local artist.”

This exhibit is on view now through December.

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Delano Las Vegas Unveils Rock ‘N’ Roll Photography Exhibit “Defiantly Inspired”

Delano Las Vegas Unveils Rock ‘N’ Roll

Photography Exhibit “Defiantly Inspired”

Featuring Local Artists 

Delano Las Vegas continues its celebration of local artists with the installation of “Defiantly Inspired by Las Vegas photographers Robert Knight and Maryanne Bilham.

Inspired by rock ‘n’ roll legends and emerging music talent, “Defiantly Inspired” combines bold musicians with the timeless beauty of the desert to create compelling portraits.

“As Delano Las Vegas marks its one-year anniversary this month, we wanted celebrate our surrounding community by showcasing the work of local artists which is a pillar of the Delano brand,” said Matthew Chilton, general manager of Delano. “We felt the ‘Defiantly Inspired’ collection made perfect sense with its combination of iconic pop culture subjects and desert influences.”

Knight and Bilham have lived in Las Vegas for more than 10 years and consistently strive to incorporate their affection for the desert into their art. “Defiantly Inspired” features both legendary and up-and-coming musicians worldwide including Robert Plant, Jimi Hendrix, LORDE, Amanda Hardy and more.

The interactive exhibition includes a complimentary audio tour describing the history and technique behind each piece. Utilizing the mobile app LAYAR, guests may simply scan each photograph to hear about its story as they stroll through the hotel lobby.

The installation is on display now through September 30.


For additional information on Delano Las Vegas, please visit the Delano digital newsroom or follow Delano Las Vegas on Facebook and Twitter.


Release: World-Famous Chef Alain Ducasse to Debut Rivea and Skyfall Lounge at Delano Las Vegas Fall 2015

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Riviera-Inspired Cuisine and Chic, Casual Atmosphere
Will Complement Stunning Strip Views


Alain Ducasse, one of the world’s most influential chefs will debut Rivea and Skyfall Lounge at Delano Las Vegas  in fall 2015. Rivea – inspired by the casual elegance of the Mediterranean coast – and Skyfall Lounge – a sophisticated nightlife concept – will sit high atop the stunning resort.


“Rivea will bring the soul of the French and Italian Rivieras to Las Vegas locals and visitors alike. Its comfortable, vibrant environment and seductive menu will make guests feel as though they’ve been transported to those endless summers in the South of France. And at the same time, it’s sparkling and relaxing, secret and select, chic and low-key,” said Ducasse.


Influenced by the delectable food markets of Provence and Italy, Alain Ducasse and Rivea Executive Chef Bruno Riou’s menu will focus on simple, fresh Mediterranean flavors made with the best West Coast-sourced seasonal ingredients. House-made pizzette, pastas and premium grill offerings with Mediterranean accents embody the nature of the Riviera. Signature dishes including Crispy Socca, a traditional cold cut board, Stuffed Baby Vegetables, an original Niçoise salad in a chickpea wrap, Gilt-head Bream with a minestrone reduction, and an outstanding Lemon Shortbread and Limoncello Sorbet dessert are designed to be shared, encouraging a lively social experience.


Aperitifs, a true Riviera staple, will prep palates for the meal ahead while sommeliers suggest a distinctive list of spirits or classic Italian cocktails. Dinner service will allow guests to select from a simple and easy-to-understand wine list made up of more than 300 wines from France, Italy and California. Traditional digestifs such as Grappa provide the ideal ending to the enchanting meal.


Having worked together on numerous restaurants and projects throughout the years, Ducasse invited Paris-based and acclaimed French-Canadian design duo Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku to create his new Las Vegas restaurant and lounge. With inspiration from Ducasse’s modern French-Italian Riviera menu offerings, Jouin and Manku will design the space with a palette of maritime blues and yellow accents synonymous with the laid-back vibe found on the coast. Cozy corners and sweeping mahogany banquettes inspired by the exquisite yachts in Venice will abound throughout the 200-seat dining room offering spaces for both large and intimate gatherings. Drawing upon the coastal climate, wooden Venetian blinds will line the windows and woven rattan lighting fixtures will hang throughout the space, while elegant striped fabrics and leather chairs bring a cozy touch to the contemporary feel of the room. A lighted “Wave Wall,” crafted by arranging hundreds of glass squares in a pattern mimicking the lapping motion of the Mediterranean Sea, will be a glistening focal point. The iconic, custom-designed glass chandelier composed of 15,000 hand-blown glass spheres made in Murano, Italy, will remain in the center of the dining room igniting visions of water drops pearling down from above.


A new 50-seat private dining room will astound guests with extraordinary views of The Strip through floor-to-ceiling windows. A majestic light fixture comprised of twinkling lights arranged to accurately represent the constellations found in Las Vegas’ night sky will serve as an exquisite enhancement to the gorgeous space. This intimate and secluded room will be available for hosting truly memorable occasions.


Skyfall Lounge
Skyfall Lounge, located adjacent to Rivea, will offer 180-degree views of the city along with an evolving nightlife experience that gradually increases in tempo as the night progresses. The warm and inviting space will make it possible for guests to sip a glass of Champagne while watching the desert sunset or to dance the night away as DJs spin upbeat house and dance music in the vibrant space from 10 p.m. to close.


The contemporary, theatre-style space, also designed by Jouin Manku, will offer multiple levels creating optimal views of the sparkling Vegas skyline from every seat in the room, while an expansive outdoor patio will offer a relaxing, fresh-air escape. Seating islands surrounding the centrally located dance floor create semi-private retreats for conversation and taking in unobstructed views of the Vegas skyline. The décor will simulate the beauty of an evening sunset with deep purple, red and honey-gold accents and subtle cloud forms hanging overhead.


Skyfall’s cocktail program will feature a list of handcrafted cocktails created with artisanal liquor and spirits from the United States as well as dynamic domestic craft beers and American wine selections. Elevated light fare from Rivea’s kitchen will include small crispy Tigelle sandwiches with cured ham, tomato and basil; and Squid Fritters with spicy pink dipping sauce will be available throughout the evening.


Hours of operation for Rivea will be 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Skyfall Lounge will be open 5 p.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday and 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.


About Alain Ducasse Entreprise
Alain Ducasse Entreprise devotes itself with passion to the culinary pleasures and arts of hospitality in order to answer to the needs of its varied, mobile and international customers. The group keeps on developing new ideas and ensuring their circulation. This constant search for excellence relies on the particular talents of the men and women of the group, on the utmost quality of its products and on a complete knowledge of modern technologies. At the head of his group, Alain Ducasse is at once a chef-creator, and an entrepreneur. As creator, he insists on offering a cuisine that is just right; as an entrepreneur, he implements a modern economic model, the transmission of his knowledge and a relevant vision of the food service and hospitality industry. For more information, visit or find us on Facebook and Instagram.


About Delano Las Vegas
Delano Las Vegas offers a new all-suite, smoke-free luxury hotel experience located steps from Mandalay Bay, blending signature elements from the iconic Delano South Beach with the distinct energy only found on the Las Vegas Strip. The hotel features dynamic social spaces such as Franklin, an eclectic lounge; 3940 Coffee + Tea; and Della’s Kitchen, where historic farmhouse meets urban kitchen. BATHHOUSE Spa infuses the soothing elements of locally sourced ingredients, drawing inspiration from Morgans Hotel Group’s collection of hotels around the world as well as Delano Las Vegas’ desert locale. Delano Las Vegas is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit  or call toll free at (877) 632-5400 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Meet in Style at Delano Las Vegas – New Delano Beach Club Offers Prime Outdoor Events Venue

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Meet in Style at Delano Las Vegas

New Delano Beach Club Offers Prime Outdoor Events Venue for the Season

Meeting in style, both inside and outdoors, is easy at Delano Las Vegas. Ideal for corporate and incentive groups, executive board meetings and other small meetings, Delano appeals to business travelers from around the world.

Located adjacent to Mandalay Bay, the non-smoking, all-suite luxury hotel features 20,000 square feet of indoor meeting space with 31 meeting rooms including four boardrooms plus engaging social locations. Just off the stylish lobby is Franklin, a lounge that evolves throughout the day and offers a curated craft bar program, a menu of signature creations and a private group area.

Within the four separate floors of meeting area is Sage Living Room, a chic and alternative space with plush overstuffed couches, specialized chairs designed with lower back support, end tables and coffee tables. The room, featuring two 52-inch flat screen TVs, can be used for presentations in a relaxed, comfortable environment.

Groups can take it outside at the new Delano Beach Club, extending the outdoor group experience with a South Beach-inspired paradise. From booking one of 16 private cabanas during the day to buying out the entire club for an evening reception, the luxurious pool retreat is a posh yet playful new take on the Las Vegas pool scene with whimsical elements such as an oversized chess board perched atop the pool’s refreshing deck.

The dedicated catering team will customize a menu for any occasion and uses a farm-to-table approach by choosing only the finest products, local fresh fare when available, and sustainable and organic ingredients. One evening reception could combine Delano’s signature spirits with a cheese pairing menu featuring farms from Nevada. Banquet and catering menus also are designed to offer the latest trends in food preparation and presentation.

From planning through execution of a meeting or event, Delano’s expertly trained team tailors the experience to appeal to discerning travelers looking for an environment of intimate exclusivity, inspired gatherings and a relaxed business atmosphere.

Delano Meeting Space Fast Facts

  • 20,000 square feet of sophisticated meeting space
  • 31 meeting rooms including 4 boardrooms
  • Wi-Fi – 5 Mbps
    • Seamless connectivity from the guest rooms to the public spaces to the meeting spaces
  • Non-traditional meeting spaces
    • Sage Living Room
      • 1,257 square feet
  •   Capacity: Seating for up to 16
    • Franklin
      • Lounge max capacity: 175
    • Delano Beach Club (Opened May 2015)
      • Min. / Max. group capacity: 10-350
      • 16 private cabanas
        • Semi-private events for 10-50 can be done poolside in cabanas during the day
      • Evening pool receptions available; hours vary by season
  • Convenient access to the multi-level, 1.7-million-square-foot Mandalay Bay Convention Center
    • Expanding to more than 2 million square feet; phase 1 opening in August 2015
  • Key features of Delano Las Vegas:
    • Non-gaming, non-smoking, all-suite luxury hotel
    • Meeting space is a short distance from rooms
    • Farm-to-table banquet menus available

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About Delano Las Vegas
Delano Las Vegas offers a new all-suite, smoke-free luxury hotel experience located steps from Mandalay Bay, blending signature elements of Delano South Beach with the distinct energy only found on the Las Vegas Strip. The hotel features dynamic social spaces such as Franklin, an eclectic lounge; 3940 Coffee + Tea; and Della’s Kitchen, where “historic farmhouse meets urban kitchen.” BATHHOUSE Spa infuses the soothing elements of locally sourced ingredients, drawing inspiration from Morgans Hotel Group’s collection of hotels around the world as well as Delano Las Vegas’ desert locale. Delano Las Vegas is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit or call toll free at (877) 632-5400 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

miX Restaurant and miX Lounge to Close June 1

miX Restaurant and miX Lounge to Close June 1

Delano Las Vegas

Address: 3940 Las Vegas Blvd., S.
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Phone: (702) 632-9444

Toll Free: (877) 632-5400

Website Address:

miX Restaurant and miX Lounge at Delano Las Vegas will close effective Monday, June 1. The spaces will become Rivea, a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant by internationally celebrated chef Alain Ducasse, and a sophisticated new lounge experience. Further details on both concepts will be announced in the coming weeks.

#LiveTheMlife Instagram Photo #Contest During Entire Month of May & Win Weekly Prizes

#LiveTheMlife Instagram Photo #Contest During Entire Month of May & Win Weekly Prizes

 For those who enjoy “living the M life,” here’s a chance to highlight some of those favorite experiences from any MGM Resorts’ Las Vegas M life property* for an opportunity to win weekly prizes. From now until May 28, 2015, MGM Resorts International’s loyalty program, M life, wants guests to upload special moments to Instagram during the #LiveTheMlife Photo Contest.

Participants upload an image via Instagram and include the hashtags, #LiveTheMlife and #Contest, showcasing how they “live the M life” at any M life Resort in Las Vegas. The photo submission can be from a current or recent visit to Las Vegas, and participants’ photos may be featured on MGM Resorts’ property social channels.

Multiple winners will be selected weekly based on creativity, as determined by a judging panel, and the first winners will be chosen on May 8. Winning photos will be featured on M life’s Instagram along with a congratulatory message as soon as winners have been verified.

Prizes include two complimentary tickets to Zarkana at ARIA, KÀ at MGM Grand, Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, BODIES…The Exhibition and Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at Luxor, Tournament of Kings at Excalibur and Zumanity at New York-New York. Dining prizes include dinner for two at Yusho at Monte Carlo and complimentary dinner buffets at Bellagio and The Mirage.

Here’s How to Enter and Win

  • SNAP IT: Show a photo of living the M life
  • TAG IT: Tag entry using #LiveTheMlife #Contest
  • UPLOAD IT: Set Instagram profile to public and upload photo
  • ENTER TO WIN: Enter for an opportunity to win great prizes

Participants must be a U.S. resident, 21 years of age or older with a valid Instagram account. For more details, visit:

Additional links and information:

Delano Las Vegas to Host One-of-a-Kind Farmhouse Dinner at Della’s Kitchen


Restaurant Brings the Farm to the Dinner Table Sunday, May 17 at 6 p.m.

Della’s Kitchen at Delano Las Vegas will host a special farmhouse dinner Sunday, May 17 at 6 p.m. The event will tantalize taste buds with locally sourced and sustainable offerings showcased through five elegant courses designed by Executive Chef Jay Calimlim. Guests will be educated on the importance of local produce and how these ingredients come together to create a delicious culinary experience.

The evening will begin with a cocktail reception where guests will have the opportunity to meet Chef Calimlim as well as mingle with other attendees. Passed hors d’oeuvres will be served including Beef Tartare Benedict, Seared Diver Scallops and Chilled English Pea Shooters. At 7 p.m., guests will be seated and the culinary adventure will begin.

The delightful event menu will feature:

  • Spring Asparagus served with smoke crème fraiche, organic beets and pea tendrils
  • Durham Ranch Country Fried Quail served with local honey, lavender, smoked maldon and pepper mignonette
  • Berkshire Pork “Chop” served with creamy grits, baby root vegetables and pickled mustard seeds
  • Tahoe Cheese’s “Black & Blue” served with an oat and walnut crust topped with cherry gastrique
  • Lemon-Lime White Chocolate Cremeux served with oven roasted apricot, almond and hazelnut ice cream

The menu at Della’s Kitchen is focused on local and regional ingredients, including Delano Las Vegas’ own greenhouse, which supplies herbs for the desert-sustainable breakfast and lunch menu. Sustainability highlights for the farmhouse dinner menu include exclusive Nevada vendors such as Painted Hill Natural Beef, Durham Ranch Game Birds and Berkshire Pork, Tahoe Cheese and Mojave Desert Honey. From no added hormones or antibiotics to humanely treated and minimally processed ingredients, all of these sustainable options will provide superior flavor throughout this event.


Tickets are priced at $78 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and are available for purchase by emailing or by calling the restaurant directly at 702.632.9254. Space is limited.

MGM Resorts International Restaurants Present Cocktails and Cuisine in Honor of St. Patrick’s Day


MGM Resorts International Restaurants Present Spirited Cocktails and Cuisine in Celebration of St. Patrick’s Day

MGM Resorts International restaurants invite guests to celebrate the luck of the Irish with a delicious spread of enticing cuisine, flavorful cocktails and festive décor in honor of St. Patrick’s Day on Tuesday, March 17. Talented chefs and mixologists from MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Delano Las Vegas, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, NNew York-New York, Luxor and Circus Circus will present a themed collection of culinary offerings to celebrate the holiday.

Green-attired guests can visit TAP Sports Bar at MGM Grand for Corned Beef Short Ribs and a Guinness Chocolate Shake.

The festivities continue at Raffles Café at Mandalay Bay with Guinness Braised Irish Bangers, complete with a rich pairing of cabbage and leeks.

The Corned Beef Sandwich at Della’s Kitchen at Delano Las Vegas will leave diners feeling lucky with succulent corned beef brisket, caramelized onions, kale slaw and house-made beer mustard on a pretzel bun.

A full collection of festive treats await visitors at Roasted Bean at The Mirage. On St. Patrick’s Day, guests can enjoy Bailey’s Irish Cream Cupcakes, green and gold shamrock cookies and a Jameson Chocolate Trifle. Carnegie Deli will offer a Guinness Beef Stew served in a sourdough bread bowl. Cravings Buffet will present Pot o’ Gold Tiramisu, Bailey’s Caramel Cheesecake and a Jameson Chocolate Tart. Guests also can enjoy Mint Chocolate Chip Pancakes topped with Bailey’s Whipped Cream any time of the day at Pantry.

BLVD Plaza at Monte Carlo will entice green-clad guests with bagpipe entertainers, Irish dancers and celebratory spirits. The Pub at Monte Carlo will offer an Irish stew with hearty lamb, baby carrots, potatoes, parsnips and leeks. The Café will kick-off the holiday with Colcannon Soup including potatoes, cabbage and onion. Sticking to tradition, The Buffet will offer soda bread and traditional corned beef & cabbage with red potatoes and baby carrots. The beer will be sweet at BLVD Creamery with a decadent offering of ice cream flavors to enhance an assortment of Guinness Floats. Guests also are invited to watch the green beer pour at Ignite Lounge and Score.

Visitors at Tom’s Urban at New York-New York can enjoy a spirited evening, complete with rhythmic bagpipers and enticing specials on Guinness and Tullamore DEW shots.

The mouth-watering offerings continue at Rice & Company at Luxor with the Lucky Roll, intricately filled with crab, shrimp, avocado, asparagus, carrots and lettuce. Public House will get in the spirit with a Corned Beef & Cabbage Sandwich. Backstage Deli will offer a Reuben sandwich on marbled rye. The carving station at MORE The Buffet at Luxor will also serve a corned beef steamship round, cabbage and Irish potatoes.

To top it all off, Circus Buffet at Circus Circus will wow guests with a delicious spread of traditional flavors including corned beef, cabbage, boiled red potatoes and carrots. Guests can also cheer for green beer and specials on Jameson at The West Bar.

Ring in the Year of the Ram with Celebratory Dances, Authentic Cuisine and Vibrant Displays

Chinese New Year Display

Ring in the Year of the Ram with Celebratory Dances, Authentic Cuisine and Vibrant Displays at Las Vegas’ Premier

MGM Resorts International celebrates Chinese New Year 2015, the Year of the Ram, with spectacular displays, exhilarating lion and dragon dances at Bellagio, ARIA and MGM Grand, and authentic cuisine at a variety of restaurants.

According to Asian culture, the eighth animal in the Asian zodiac is the Yang, a general term that covers Goat, the most recognizable Chinese Zodiac for this year, and Ram, the more powerful and significant animal in this family. Individuals born in the Year of the Ram tend to be creative, active and considerate.

Lion & Dragon Dances
Dynamic and colorful lion and dragon dances will commemorate the Year of the Ram at Bellagio, ARIA and MGM Grand:

  • Bellagio – Thursday, Feb. 19 at 5 p.m. at the main porte cochere
  • MGM Grand – Friday, Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. inside the main lobby
  • ARIA – Saturday, Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the main porte cochere

Yau Kung Moon will perform the Chinese lion and dragon dances in a traditional Southern Shaolin Kung Fu system, a collection of martial arts with more than 1,000 years of history. Yau Kung Moon, which translates to “Style of Flexible Power,” is one of the world’s most respected martial arts, dragon and lion dance organizations. Known for its trademark gold uniforms and innovative routines, Yau Kung Moon has been recognized internationally for being the first U.S. team to compete in the 1990 Invitational World Lion Dance Festival in Malaysia.

Bellagio Conservatory - Dancing Children

Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens ushers in the Year of the Ram with a vibrant display through March 15. The display’s bold centerpiece features a family of five goats standing proud atop a lush mountain. An Asian home with jade doorknobs also peeks out from the mountainside where water cascades off the mountain nearby into a pond surrounded by citrus trees, bromeliads and cyclamen.

At the entrance of the Conservatory, a 12-foot-tall lantern sits atop a Koi pond that holds 21,000 gallons of water, live Koi fish and bonsai trees perched atop pedestals. Additional illuminated lanterns sit at the corners of the garden where a perch of lucky I-Ching rest below.

The remaining two gardens showcase an Asian vignette. In one garden, beneath a moongate wall, three Chinese children each made with 5,000 fresh cut flowers dance around a pond surrounded by bamboo and ancient stone lanterns. In the opposite garden, three Chinese children play at the end of a brick bridge which adjoins a Chinese pavilion to a garden filled with lush bromeliads, red cyclamen and chrysanthemums.

The design of the Conservatory’s tranquil temple is guided by the ancient practice of Feng Shui – the art of using surroundings to attract harmony, balance and positive life energy. Each garden within the Chinese New Year display encompasses water, ensuring a positive flow of energy; and the three friends of winter – pine, bamboo and plum, symbolizing perseverance, integrity and modesty, respectively.

Enhancing the Conservatory with the sounds of celebration, the Las Vegas-based Beijing Trio performs traditional folk and pop music with authentic Chinese instruments from
4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., nightly. The Conservatory is complimentary and open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Beginning Thursday, Feb. 12, ARIA’s main lobby will be adorned with celebratory décor in honor of the Year of the Ram.  A 229-foot-long dragon will hang from the lobby’s ceiling, winding through 140 red lanterns. Behind ARIA’s front desk, guests will be greeted by three Chinese Deities: Fuk, Luk and Sau, each approximately five feet tall. The three deities personify the important aspirations of mankind: happiness, wealth and longevity. Throughout the property, guests also will encounter eight stuffed lions resembling attire worn during traditional lion dances.

The Shops at Crystals
Beginning Saturday, Feb. 14, the Flower Carpet on the first floor of The Shops at Crystals will feature The Tree of Life aluminum sculpture adorned with lights, crystals and 72 suspended Chinese silk lanterns. A Buddha sculpture will sit amongst chrysanthemums, orchids and bromeliads in front of the tree where offering plates will be presented in exchange for wealth, good luck and prosperity. A total of 3,274 plant varieties will be used throughout the various gardens at The Shops at Crystals.

Culinary Specialties
In celebration of the Year of the Ram, select MGM Resorts International restaurants will feature specialty menus and authentic cuisine from the Far East.


  • Noodles will offer a specialty menu with traditional Chinese fare in honor of the holiday. In addition, Jasmine will feature a holiday Dim Sum menu February 19 – March 1, available 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.


  • Blossom will be open for lunch with a specialty Dim Sum menu February 19 – March 1, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. featuring signature dishes such as steamed egg yolk bun and bird’s nest egg custard. The restaurant also will be open for dinner 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. On February 19, Blossom will feature a Chinese New Year holiday menu including fish filet with extra spicy broth, stewed pig knuckle and more.

Delano Las Vegas

  • Della’s Kitchen will offer a holiday dish to celebrate the Year of the Ram. The Hoisin braised Nevada beef short rib appetizer served with buckwheat noodle salad will be available for $19.

Mandalay Bay

  • Mizuya will tantalize guests’ tastebuds with Char Sui chicken lettuce cups served with crispy rice noodle, peanuts and hoisin for $16. The Noodle Shop will feature an extensive specialty menu to ring in the New Year including sun dried oysters congee with black moss and braised pork knuckles noodle soup.

MGM Grand

  • Grand Wok will offer a variety of delicacies for lunch and dinner including Ginseng Abalone Chicken Soup and Sesame Mochi with bean powder.


Mandalay Bay - Fleur by Hubert Keller


Director of Food & Beverage Sarah Johnson and Brewery Representative
Ron Lindenbusch Host One-of-a-Kind Event Thursday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m


Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino and Delano Las Vegas will host a one-of-a-kind event as they team up with Lagunitas Brewing Company for a ‘Walk-uh-Round Beer Dinner’ Thursday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. Director of Food and Beverage and Nevada’s First Female Cicerone Sarah Johnson, along with brewery representative Ron Lindenbusch, will host and guide guests through both resorts during this traveling dinner extravaganza.

A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Fleur by Hubert Keller at Mandalay Bay to give guests the opportunity to meet Johnson and Lindenbusch and to mingle with other participants. The event will begin promptly at 6 p.m. at Fleur as guests enjoy delicious offerings of Black Risotto with Grilled Octopus, Hangover Sliders and more paired with two refreshing Lagunitas beers.

The culinary adventure will then continue at eyecandy sound lounge at Mandalay Bay and miX Restaurant & Lounge at Delano Las Vegas. Each location will have beer and food selections to enjoy along with live entertainment.

Mandalay Bay - miX - Interior


The event menu will feature:

  • First Course: Fleur by Hubert Keller at Mandalay Bay
  • Black Risotto with Grilled Octopus in a white wine chorizo sauce, served family style; paired with Lagunitas DayTime
  • Hangover Sliders serve with Angus beef, iceberg lettuce and hangover dressing; paired with Lagunitas Pils Czech Style


  • Second Course: eyecandy sound lounge at Mandalay Bay
  • Paired with Lagunitas IPA & Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale
    A taco buffet will feature all of the fixin’s. From chicken and beef to salsa and guacamole, guests will make their choices at a made-to-order action station
    The All Togethers, a Las Vegas jazz band, will provide live entertainment


  • Third Course: miX Restaurant & Lounge at Delano Las Vegas
    Paired with Lagunitas Gnarly Wine & Lagunitas High West-Ified Imperial Coffee Stout
  • Dessert and cheese buffet including: Berry Panna Cotta, Lemon & Raspberry Puff, Chocolate & Praline Dome, Floating Island with vanilla sauce, Pineapple & Coconut Cake, Raspberry & Pistachio Macaroons, assorted cheeses and a chocolate fountain with dippers
  • A DJ will spin the latest tracks as guests are encouraged to dance, relax or mingle in miX Lounge
  • At the conclusion of the event, swag bags will be provided to all guests
    This unforgettable experience is priced at $125 per person, all-inclusive. Tickets can be purchased at the door, online or by calling Mandalay Bay Group Dining at 702-632-7447. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

Mandalay Bay, a AAA Four Diamond Award-winning resort, is set on 120 lush acres featuring the award-winning Mandalay Bay Beach, a tropical pool paradise with real sand and the only climate-controlled, poolside gaming in the city. The Mandalay Bay Events Center, award-winning restaurants, exhilarating entertainment, unique shopping, Shark Reef Aquarium and the 1.7-million-square-foot Mandalay Bay Convention Center combine to make Mandalay Bay a distinctive Las Vegas destination. In September 2014, Delano Las Vegas, a stand-alone all-suite hotel, opened adjacent to Mandalay Bay. Mandalay Bay is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit or call toll free at (877) 632-7800 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Delano Las Vegas offers a new all-suite, smoke-free luxury hotel experience located steps away from Mandalay Bay. Featuring a unique sand-meets-water design, Delano blends signature elements of Delano South Beach with the distinct energy only found on the Las Vegas Strip. The hotel offers dynamic social spaces such as Franklin, an eclectic lounge; 3940 Coffee + Tea; and Della’s Kitchen, where “historic farmhouse meets urban kitchen.” BATHHOUSE Spa infuses the soothing elements of locally sourced ingredients, drawing inspiration from Morgans Hotel Group’s collection of hotels around the world as well as Delano Las Vegas’ desert locale. Delano Las Vegas is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit or call toll free at (877) 632-5400 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

The Restaurants at MGM Resorts International Unveil Valentine’s Day Menus

 The Restaurants at MGM Resorts International Unveil Valentine’s Day Menus

Exclusive experiences available for every relationship status


Love is complicated, so let the restaurants at MGM Resorts International take the pressure off making Valentine’s Day special. Mix and match to create a romantic culinary journey or select the experience that best represents your love story. Guests can select a variety of dining options fit for every level of a relationship at Bellagio, ARIA, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Delano Las Vegas,Mirage, Monte Carlo and Circus Circus Las Vegas



Single and ready to mingle doesn’t even sum it up. Sign up for a Valentine’s Day cooking class at Hecho en Vegas at MGM Grand. You never know who you might meet during this interactive demonstration. Find your soulmate while making a perfect margarita, the restaurant’s signature table-side guacamole and other Mexican dishes.
This class is available for $75 per guest and starts at 2 p.m.

It’s Complicated

Making a hearty breakfast from scratch is a big commitment. Instead, take your new fling to Della’s Kitchen at Delano for the Red Velvet Pancakes, served with a cream cheese glaze and caramel-flavored cocoa nibs.

BLVD Creamery at Monte Carlo hosts The Perfect Valentine’s Date which won’t lock you down for dinner but still wows your date. The night begins with a reserved table lit by candlelight. Guests have a choice to share a Banana Split or a Chocolate Lava Cake. Sip on a bottle of Veuve Clicquot while the night ends with chocolate covered strawberries. It will be a night you won’t forget as you leave with complimentary BLVD Creamery champagne flutes.
This experience is available for $25 per person or $40 per couple.

Worried about awkward conversation on the first date? Let the entertainment at Crossroads at Mandalay Bay drown out those silent moments. Woody’s Rampage & Sammy Hagar Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp will be performing while you dine on a three-course pre-fixe menu. Beverage specials also will be available.
This experience is available for $60 per couple. Dining begins at 8 p.m.

In a Relationship

So far so good, you like where the relationship is going. Let your date know that you’re ready for the next level with a tasting menu at Fleur by Hubert Keller at Mandalay Bay. The menu features Salmon Tartar, Warm Kushi Oysters, Brioche Crusted Diver Scallops, Seared Prime Ribeye and Classic Tiramisu.
Menu priced at $85 per person. 

Keep that spark alive with a lavish experience at The Mirage’s very own Portofino. It’s dinner for two with a Valentine’s Day menu that features Kushi Oysters, Honey Roasted Fig and Arugula Salad, Lobster Ravioli; choice of Dover Sole or Lollipop Ribeye, and sweetly finishes with a Strawberry Cheesecake.
Menu priced at $165 per couple; $250 per couple with wine pairing.

You’re looking for a different experience that’s not too far out of your comfort zone. The contemporary interpretations on American classics at FIX at Bellagio are exactly what you need. The five-course menu will really set the mood as you experience a meal with that special someone.
Menu priced at $150 per couple.

Celebrating several anniversaries is something to be cherished. Prove that your love is still the same after all these years at THE Steak House at Circus Circus. The Three-Course Sweetheart’s Special is a romantic evening that begins with a rose for every lady and ends with chocolate dipped strawberries. Deciding between the Petite Filet Mignon or the Australian Lobster Tail for the main course will be the hardest part.

This is not your average sushi date, and you’ve had quite a few of those over the years. It’s time to bring it up a notch and score a reservation at barMASA at ARIA. Leave a lasting impression and take on the Grand Sashimi Tasting.
This culinary experience is available for $140 per person and will be offered from 5 -11 p.m.

*All prices exclusive of tax and gratuity.

Delano Las Vegas Entertainment Listings

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Delano Las Vegas Entertainment Listings

Elevating the energy of the lobby at Delano, Franklin buzzes with live entertainment including dynamic performances and beats from the hottest up-and-coming DJs. Rare, premium liquors highlight the cocktail-centric drink menu with one-of-a-kind spirits including a custom Glen Moray scotch, a Woodford Reserve Double Oaked bourbon and Delano’s hand-selected Black Barrel Mt. Gay rum. Alongside libations, guests can enjoy a selection of whimsical small bites and appetizers such as Grilled Flatbread Cambozola with caramelized pears and walnuts; selections of charcuterie and cheeses; and unique offerings including sea-salted Pommes Frites with Smoked Pepper Ketchup; and Fried Pig Ears served with togarashi, lime and black garlic-yuzo aioli. Franklin is open daily from 10 a.m. until 2 a.m. with select entertainment dates below. Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Act: DJ Lust
Dates/Time: January 2 – 3: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Act: Evil Twin
Date/Time: January 7; 9 – 10: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Act: Technicolor
Dates/Time: January 16 – 17; 21: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Act: Lady Monixx
Dates/Time: January 23 – 24: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Act: Aaron Colbert
Dates/Time: January 28; 30 – 31: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

2015 Trend Report: What to Expect from Las Vegas in the New Year


Experts Weigh in on 2015 Trends in Hospitality, Technology, Luxury, Entertainment, Food & Beverage and Spa



Hospitality, technology, luxury, entertainment, food and beverage, fashion and spa experts are weighing in on what we can expect from Las Vegas in 2015.


Contributors include industry insiders from Bellagio, ARIA , MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Delano Las Vegas, Mirage, Monte Carlo, Vdara Hotel & Spa, The Shops at Crystals and internationally renowned chef Rick Moonen.


From the rise of music festivals and new takes on alcohol-infused foods to how the destination is pursuing the millennial generation, predictions are in and the forecast for the new year is no less enticing than one would expect from this popular travel destination that attracts more than 40 million visitors annually.


Take a glimpse into the future of Las Vegas:


2015 Las Vegas Trends Report

Table of Contents


Millennials matter
Wellness travel
Social spaces take center stage

Everything mobile
Wireless in-room integration
Social and digital gaming

Whimsical luxury
Express luxury
Convenient luxury
High-end casual

Festivals rule the city

Unknown fish make it big
Bitter gets bigger
New approaches to booze-inspired food
Inventive cuisine tastes better together

In-house infusions and more
Champagne’s not just for celebrating
Las Vegas emerges as a craft beer destination

Immediate results that last
Taking the spa outside




    • Millennials matter. While Gen Y’s spending power will soon surpass that of any other age group, this generation’s influence is what sets it apart from previous ones. “Millennials grew up on technology and view it as a means to navigate their world,” says John Bollen, chief digital officer of MGM Resorts International. “In 2015, we will see how the impact of this group’s preference for sharing experiences with their peers and need for connectivity influence everything from in-room technologies to entertainment offerings.” A laidback yet innovative approach to hospitality will infiltrate Las Vegas, replacing standard lobby bars with unique social hubs, dominating menus with elevated takes on shareable family style dishes, introducing digital and social gaming, and increasing express offerings and services.


    • Wellness travel. Guests continue to seek out wellness travel options, and in 2015, a holistic, health-conscious stay will be easier than ever before in Las Vegas as hotels bolster offerings ranging from restaurant menus to guestrooms, according to Jane Cox, spa director at Spa Mandalay and BATHHOUSE Spa at Delano Las Vegas. Cox says Las Vegas spas will integrate new wellness services into their offerings, citing her plans to add yoga classes and farm-to-spa ingredients at BATHHOUSE. StayWell rooms – currently offered at MGM Grand – which incorporate more than a dozen healthy features including aromatherapy, wake-up light therapy and Vitamin C-infused showers – will expand the signature experience to additional properties and spaces this year. The second level of MGM Grand’s Conference Space was recently retrofitted with StayWell elements designed to appeal to health-minded business travelers. The upgraded spaces include furniture and features for stretching, improved air filtration and light quality, and Cleveland Clinic-approved menu items. Healthy food and beverage options will become more accessible, including a new USDA-Certified Organic cold-pressed juice program at Bellagio and a continued focus on sustainable foods throughout Las Vegas restaurants. Organic and natural wines also are on the rise with guests who want to be mindful even when imbibing, says Bellagio’s Director of Wine Jason Smith.


  • Social spaces take center stage. Guests prefer the casino floor and distinct venues for specific experiences (i.e. restaurants, theaters and nightclubs), but a growing demand for casual and flexible social spaces is driving the redesign of common areas into distinct social hubs, according to Matthew Chilton, general manager of Delano Las Vegas. “It’s about creating pockets of moments unique to the space and offering different areas for interaction – whether for business or pleasure,” Chilton explains. This trend is evident in new lounge atmospheres including Franklin at Delano Las Vegas and Alibi at ARIA, where guests can enjoy conversation, drinks, small bites and live music. With the incorporation of living room-style seating and live entertainment, these social spaces accommodate networking groups and friends alike. Innovative outdoor spaces also are emerging, as evidenced by the recent opening of Monte Carlo’s BLVD Plaza and expansion of New York-New York’s Brooklyn Bridge; both are outdoor, Strip-side developments boasting unique dining concepts and dynamic entertainment. The fusion of these outdoor complexes will ultimately serve as the gateway to the 2016 opening of The Park, an interactive neighborhood featuring plentiful public seating, desert-sustainable landscaping and street entertainers, which will front the 20,000-seat Las Vegas Arena, also currently under construction.



    • Everything mobile. Next year, guests will be able to book a room, make dinner reservations, purchase show tickets and even reserve pool lounge chairs from their mobile devices. “We’re always looking for ways to provide guests the opportunity to do things at their own pace,” says Shannon McCallum, executive director of hotel operations at ARIA. “In 2015, we’re looking at ways to enhance mobile capabilities even further, including services that will allow pool guests to order cocktails from their phones.”


    • Wireless in-room integration. The headache of innumerable data cables and mismatched ports during travel soon will become a distant memory as Bluetooth-enabled devices become more of the norm in guestrooms, according to John Bollen. ARIA Sky Suites recently implemented Bluetooth Music Bridge, allowing guests to stream playlists wirelessly through in-room speakers, and other hotels will follow suit in the coming year. Additionally, new high-tech amenities including iPads in high-end suites at MGM Grand will interface with hotel departments, allowing guests to order room service, send laundry and more, says Travis Lunn, vice president of hotel operations at MGM Grand.


  • Social and digital gaming. Table games with touch screen tops, like the InteractivePro tables recently introduced at MGM Grand and The Mirage, will be the next big gaming trend, according to Tom Mikulich, vice president of business development for MGM Resorts International. InteractivePro Tables are like giant smart phones, featuring a unique interface allowing four different users to operate interactive or individual gaming screens, watch sports, access social media and more. “In 2015, we plan to introduce sports betting, video reels and video table games,” says Mikulich.




    • Whimsical luxury. “Luxury is no longer all about over-the-top opulence,” says Lezlie Young, vice president of The Mansion and SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand.”Instead, luxury brands are focusing on personalizing guest experiences through little extras and unexpected surprises that create a lasting impact.” For example, guests of The Mansion and SKYLOFTS enjoy creative turndown amenities such as gourmet popcorn and organic sunscreen. The newly opened Delano Las Vegas redefines personalized services with “surprise and delight” moments like impromptu complimentary amuse-bouches served within the hotel’s immersive lobby. Next year the boutique hotel will debut Delano Beach Club, a luxury escape with unique offerings including hammocks and a giant submerged chessboard.


    • Express luxury. As quick getaways become a standard for busy affluent professionals, Las Vegas will focus on express luxury services in 2015 to save guests time without sacrificing indulgence, according to James Mulidore, director of The Villas at The Mirage. For example, time-pressed guests of The Villas who can’t fit multiple restaurants into their stay can create an all-encompassing dining experience by ordering a course from each restaurant to enjoy in their suite. Las Vegas spas will introduce new treatments for on-the-go guests in 2015, including a Quick Fix menu at ESPA at Vdara, and “just-what-I-needed”-type services at Spa Bellagio, such as foot and leg messages during facials, cold stones during poolside massages and more.


  • Convenient luxury. As Las Vegas continues to rise in prominence as a luxury retail destination, discerning shoppers are creating a demand for retail centers that feature all their favorite designers, but still offer one-of-a-kind, exclusive products. In response, Farid Matraki, senior vice president and general manager of The Shops at Crystals, has aimed to make the retail destination the most effortless luxury shopping experience in the world. Matraki notes that one would have to walk the entire Champs-Elysees, Place Vendôme or Boulevard St. Germain to find all of the stores available under Crystals’ roof. In 2015, expect to see new unique-to-market, high-end designers open in Las Vegas such as Crystals’ newest boutique Audemars Piguet, while retailers focus on bringing their brand’s most rare and coveted items to Vegas for VIP guests.
  • High-end casual. Millennials prefer an understated approach to luxury, opting for chic-casual looks like designer jeans with sneakers rather than traditional suit-and-tie ensembles. Matraki notes the popularity among the millennial crowd with more approachable brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Lanvin, Paul Smith and Brunello Cucinelli, and expects other designers to evolve their offerings. In 2015, Matraki predicts designers such as Ermengildo Zegna will continue to replace suits with sportswear collections, while Louis Vuitton and PRADA will enhance their popular sneaker lines.




  • Festivals rule the city. “Interactive and social forms of entertainment, like music festivals and outdoor events, will be a major focus in Las Vegas,” says Chris Baldizan, senior vice president of entertainment for MGM Resorts International. From the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway to Life is Beautiful in Downtown Las Vegas, multi-day music festivals will continue to find homes in Las Vegas in 2015. Notably, the May U.S. debut of Brazil’s iconic Rock in Rio – the world’s largest music festival – will deliver top acts like Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Metallica, John Legend and more. Other events on the horizon for 2015 include the return of Wine Amplified, an alternative rock music and wine festival; and the Route 91 Harvest Festival, which features the best talent in the country music industry performing for fans in a laidback, outdoor environment.



    • Unknown fish make it big. The introduction of lesser-known fish species will become a hip addition to more menus according to Chef Rick Moonen of Mandalay Bay’s Rx Boiler Room and RM Seafood. The demand for sustainable seafood remains as strong as ever, prompting restaurants to explore responsibly sourced options and alternatives to American menu staples. “As chefs are exposed to the amazing variety of seafood that is available they will start to go nuts!” Moonen predicts. Diners can expect more non-traditional fish to crop up on menus, following the lead of current offerings such as Salt Water Barramundi at Sage at ARIA, and sea-to-table options, like “Rick’s Sustainable Catch of the Day” at RM Seafood.


      • Bitter gets bigger. A flavor profile traditionally associated with mixology, bitter elements will make big moves in the kitchen in 2015. According to Joshua Smith, executive chef of soon-to-open BARDOT Brasserie at ARIA, unique ingredients will rise to prominence as chefs incorporate bitter flavors for balance in cooking. Since bitter is a crucial component of traditional French cooking, Smith emphasizes it on the menu of this new Las Vegas restaurant (opening January 2015), utilizing ingredients such as vermouth, endives, escarole and frisee. He also makes his own black pepper bitters for the restaurant’s Sauce Au Poivre, and flambés peppercorn-brandy bitters for an extra pop in the dish.



    • New approaches to booze-inspired food. In 2015, both Moonen and Smith expect to see alcohol influence dishes in unexpected ways, driving new approaches to the concept of booze-infused food. “Ingredients used to make beer and cocktails will start to appear in food preparations,” says Moonen, citing examples such as malted barley added as a crunch in salads, dried spelt grains used for crusts and juniper berry sauces served with game meat. Smith adds that he will be using high-end wines including La Vieille Ferme Rouge and Blanc during cooking to elevate recipes, and incorporating unique alcohols into dishes, such as Blue Crab Crêpe with Normandy cider beurre blanc.


  • Inventive cuisine tastes better together. According to Bellagio Executive Chef Edmund Wong, group dining concepts will continue to gain popularity, partly due to the increasing spending power of millennials, who subscribe to the idea that the ultimate dining experience is one that’s shared with friends, family and their social networks. Prime examples include shareable menus like the Plats Pour Deux Menu at BARDOT Brasserie at ARIA; Italian social plates at Julian Serrano’s Lago, opening in spring 2015 at Bellagio; and the shareable punch bowls served at Franklin at Delano Las Vegas. Additionally, chefs anticipate that we’ll see new (and renewed) takes on traditional shareable dishes: Moonen is predicting a resurgence of the retro Fondu, plus Asian-inspired social dining like Pu Pu Platters and Korean barbeque becoming regulars on contemporary restaurant menus.




    • In-house infusions and more. A major trend to watch in Las Vegas’ growing cocktail scene is innovative in-house preparations (i.e. homemade infusions, smoked cocktails). Monte Carlo’s Director of Beverage Philip Dow believes guests will notice a much larger push toward “the quality of the craft.” Examples of intricate preparations can already be found throughout Las Vegas such as Rx Boiler Room at Mandalay Bay, which funnels smoke from cedar chips into whiskey to create its Smoked Whiskey Cola. Also ahead of the curve, MGM Grand’s Whiskey Down infuses its whiskey with mint in-house to create its signature Whiskey in a Jar cocktail. Sage at ARIA’s Smoke Missing Mirrors, visually smokes and smells of bourbon while the guest enjoys the smooth taste of cognac.


    • Champagne’s not just for celebrating. Champagne has always been an integral part of the Las Vegas experience, and now we’re seeing it evolve as a wine to enjoy at all occasions – not just celebrations, says to Harley Carbery, director of wine at Mandalay Bay. Whether toasting a moment or paired alongside a course, guests can enjoy two of the largest selections of champagne in the city at Aureole and miX, both located at Mandalay Bay. Carbery expects more venues to expand their champagne offerings in 2015, noting ARIA’s Lobby Bar, which recently created a champagne-by-the glass menu curated by ARIA’s Director of Wine Kim Wood.


  • Las Vegas emerges as a craft beer destination. As the craft beer revolution continues to take the world by storm, Las Vegas is steadily making its mark on the industry. Robert Parekh, general manager of TAP at MGM Grand, predicts hotels will focus on expanding their offerings in 2015, establishing bars and restaurants that are destinations for beer aficionados. Two popular local examples include The Pub at Monte Carlo, which offers more than 300 beers on tap; and Michael Mina’s PUB 1842, which sources a collection of international and hard-to-find brews. Additionally, Parekh says that we’ll see more of Las Vegas’ own microbrews making their way onto The Strip, exposing an international audience to local breweries like Big Dog’s, Banger Brewing and Joseph James. As a prime example, ARIA recently teamed up with Sin City Brewing Company to create a special edition extra pale ale available exclusively at the resort.


    • Immediate results that last. Results-driven treatments that provide immediate and lasting visible effects will drive new spa offerings in Las Vegas, according to Kim Key, spa director of ESPA at Vdara. Expect to see growth in more complex therapies such as BATHHOUSE’s recently introduced Cactus and Desert Lily Firming Treatment, which uses a silicon cupping method to reduce the appearance of cellulite, and The Spa at ARIA’s Oxygen Firming Facial, which utilizes an Apure oxygen mask to deliver instant anti-aging results.


  • Taking the spa outside. Spa services offered outside of traditional settings continue to be popular with guests and in 2015 we’ll see Las Vegas spas introduce and expand wellness offerings to new outdoor locations, according to Tammi Furce, director of Spa Bellagio. Expect to see spas debut innovative treatments like Spa Bellagio’s new Surf to Turf Massage, which will move from aquatic pool therapy to table massage. ARIA recently debuted in-pool massages, while outdoor yoga programs, like Monte Carlo’s Yoga on BLVD Plaza, will look to expand to new locations including Mandalay Bay Beach.

MGM Resorts International Restaurants Make the Season Merry and Bright with Holiday Menus


Celebratory Culinary Offerings Available on Christmas Day


The holiday spirit will come alive as the culinary masters at MGM Resorts International celebrate the season with festive fare. Participating restaurants at Bellagio, ARIA, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Delano Las Vegas, Monte Carlo, Mirage, New York-New York, Luxor, Excalibur and Circus Circus Las Vegas will offer unforgettable holiday menus to make spirits bright. Visitors and locals alike are encouraged to sit back, relax and enjoy seasonal creations as expert chefs provide indulgent offerings for the holiday season.

Guests looking for a classic holiday celebration can visit Café Bellagio and enjoy a Holiday Ham with Riesling and mustard glaze, mashed yams, sautéed green beans with shallots and braised red cabbage. Tom Colicchio’s Heritage Steak at The Mirage will stay true to tradition with the Spiced Christmas Goose served with balsamic-braised endive and chestnuts. Nine Fine Irishmen at New York-New York will feature a Beer Brined Turkey Breast served with mashed potatoes, grilled broccolini and cranberry sauce. Salt Crusted Prime Rib served with a classic popover, potato puree and natural au jus makes for a hearty celebratory feast at ARIA Café. Holiday revelers can spoil themselves with Foie Gras Ravioli served with duck consommé and winter black truffle from miX Restaurant at Delano Las Vegas. Guests can enjoy the winter-themed Butternut Squash Ravioli in brown butter and sage served with parmesan fonduta at Fiamma Trattoria & Bar at MGM Grand. The Steakhouse at Camelot at Excalibur will serve up Grilled Atlantic Salmon alongside grain mustard sauce, mashed potatoes and steamed asparagus. The Steakhouse at Circus Circus will feature a Mesquite Broiled Petite Filet Mignon and an Australian Lobster Tail served with a choice of soup or salad and a sweet ending to boot.

Guests looking to infuse their celebrations with treats can head to Aureole at Mandalay Bay for a Milk Chocolate and Cara Cara Orange Bouche de Noel served with Irish ice cream. BLVD Creamery at Monte Carlo will showcase a variety of holiday flavors including Gingerbread Cheesecake ice cream combining chunks of cheesecake and gingerbread cookies. Finally, MORE The Buffet at Luxor will tantalize taste buds with decadent desserts such as a Warm Chocolate S’mores Cake.

These are just a sampling of ways guests can get their merry on in Las Vegas this season.

Franklin at Delano Las Vegas DJ/Entertainment Schedule

Delano Las Vegas

3940 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89119

 (702) 632-7888

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Open: Daily, 10 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Reservations: (702) 632-7888
Delano Las Vegas’ eclectic lounge, Franklin offers an ever-evolving atmosphere that appeals to all senses from its convenient lobby location. As day turns to night, Franklin buzzes with live entertainment throughout the week, including unexpected performances and beats from the hottest up-and-coming DJs. Rare, premium liquors highlight the cocktail-centric drink menu and with more than two dozen craft beers by the bottle and a selection of wines-by-the-glass that is entirely exclusive to Franklin, the beverage menu provides an array of options to suit any taste. Alongside libations, guests enjoy a selection of whimsical small bites and appetizers.


  • December DJ/Entertainment Schedule:
    • Wednesday, December 3 – Technicolor (6 – 11 p.m.)
    • Friday, December 5 – Chris Hoff (6 – 11 p.m.)
    • Saturday, December 6 – Chris Hoff (6 – 11 p.m.)
    • Wednesday, December 10 – Crykit (6 – 11 p.m.)
    • Friday, December12 – DJ Soulman (6 – 11 p.m.)
    • Saturday, December 13 – DJ Soulman (6 – 11 p.m.)
    • Friday, December 26 – Eric Sharp (6 – 11 p.m.)
    • Saturday, December 27 – Eric Sharp (6 – 11 p.m.)
    • Tuesday, December 30 – Technicolor (6 p.m. – 12 a.m.)
    • Wednesday, December 31 – Crykit and Mikey Francis (6 p.m. – 2 a.m.)