Being a boutique hotel on the Las Vegas Strip can prove challenging with so many larger hotels to compete with. But when the popular Miami destination, Delano South Beach, decided to expand in 2014, they aimed to bring its signature brand of service and style to Sin City. Now The Delano is celebrating its one year anniversary and has cemented itself as the city’s best boutique hotel.
Located right next door to the massive Mandalay Bay resort, it’s easy to overlook The Delano. However, all that changes once you step inside and see the sleek and chic design. The Delano also stands out by offering all suites to its guests. Every one of these spacious suites is elegant, with lots of white and neutral colors incorporated, along with gold accents running throughout . There are even dog friendly suites so you can bring the entire family. If you’re looking to relax and recharge your body during your stay, The Delano’s Bathhouse Spa and Gym rival those of larger hotels on the Strip.
There are all kinds of creative design choices running throughout the property, like the submerged chess board that can be found at Delano Beach Club. This is much less a pool party destination than the neighboring Daylight and guests are treated to a more European poolside experience. When it comes time to eat, there are two restaurants at The Delano: Della’s Kitchen, which combines classic comfort food with fresh, seasonal fare, along with the newest offering, Rivea, which celebrates French and Italian cuisine from renowned Chef Alain Ducasse. When it comes to nightlife, The Delano has one of our favorite lobby bars, The Franklin Lounge, which is a true Sin City hidden gem, and a great place to grab a happy hour drink or impress a date. The ambiance is as refreshing as the hotel’s specialty cocktails and the in-house DJs are always playing discerning dance music that is a far cry from the homogenized EDM found at most premiere nightspots in Las Vegas. The Delano also has plans to open their anticipated Skyfall Lounge in the fall, which promises a 180-degree view of the city and a more traditional nightlife experience.
As they celebrate their one year anniversary, The Delano serves as a reminder that bigger isn’t always better in Las Vegas. When you still want all the first-class luxury of a proper Sin City getaway but not all the craziness that comes with staying at a major hotel on the Strip, The Delano is by far your best bet.
3940 Las Vegas Fwy, (877) 632-5400
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