Located within the expansive Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, THEhotel at Mandalay Bay offers a quiet refuge focusing on serenity and luxury rather than flash. The action is just steps away, though: THEhotel connects to Mandalay Bay Resort's dining, casino, and entertainment via easily accessible corridors. And this ultramodern high-rise hotel has lavish amenities of its own, including a gourmet restaurant from Alain Ducasse, full-service health spa, and state-of-the-art fitness center.
You'll enter THEhotel via a private entrance and a lobby that trades glitz for neutral tones and original art by Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol. THEhotel has 2 dining options: a casual café and Mix, a 64th-floor celebration of high-end French-American cuisine, accessible via glass elevator. Pair billiards with drinks in THElounge, or stay in with 24-hour room service.
Minimalist, slate and marble design welcomes you in the tranquil bathhouse, THEhotel's spa (surcharge for access). Make a circuit of the redwood sauna, eucalyptus steam room, and spa tubs before settling in for a Crème Brûlée body treatment. Later, burn off the excesses of Vegas living at THEgym (surcharge for access), where cardio machines include individual TVs.
Staying at THEhotel gives you access to all the fun and games at Mandalay Bay Resort. Take a walk through the 1.6 million-gallon Shark Reef, or spend a day at Mandalay Bay Beach, part of 11 aquatic acres with 3 outdoor pools, a wave pool, and a lazy river. Sizable Spa Mandalay provides more relaxing spa goodness.
For entertainment, catch the blockbuster musical The Lion King at Mandalay Bay Theatre, adjacent to THEhotel. House of Blues, Mandalay Bay Events Center, and Mandalay Beach also host live performances. The icing on the cake is the 135,000-square-foot casino, where you can try your luck on slots, wager at the gaming tables, or pick your horse at the race and sports book.
That's all assuming you can bring yourself to leave your suite. Starting at 725 square feet, roomy accommodations include sitting areas with floor-to-ceiling windows and plasma TVs with DVD players. Post your holiday pics with wireless and high-speed wired Internet access (included in the resort fee). Then retreat to a marble bathroom with a deep soaking tub, LCD TV, and bathrobes and slippers. Sink into a pillowtop mattress, where you'll dream of all the wonders Vegas will bring tomorrow.