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The hotel-within-a-hotel concept hasn’t exactly changed the game on the Strip. Could Delano change that?

Delano’s relaxed energy should improve on THEhotel at Mandalay Bay

June 4th, 2014

The hotel-within-a-hotel concept hasn’t exactly changed the game on the Strip. Could Delano change that?

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  • MGM Grand just finished refurbishing its 254-foot-tall, 94-foot-wide sign on Las Vegas Boulevard, retrofitting the big “MGM” letters with more than 13,000 custom-made LED pucks ...

  • In lieu of the tourist attractions of yesteryear (think: Sirens of Ti, the Bellagio Fountains), several properties are building shopping centers close to the Boulevard.

  • With its spiffy new look, the property's renovation is on par with those at the Tropicana and Downtown's Plaza and the D.

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