December 5, 2003 |
Las Vegas The lure of Sin City has a lot to do with the baser popular pursuits -- gambling, glitz, free-flowing alcohol -- all summed up in the tourism campaign "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas." So when Mandalay Bay exec Glenn Schaeffer decided his hotel needed a place where intellectuals could gather, some people didn't take him seriously.
March 28, 1999 |
A thick coating of Death Valley dust clung to my skin and clothes as I approached the polished-wood-and-marble check-in counter at tropically themed Mandalay Bay, the latest mega-resort to open on the Vegas Strip. Behind the counter, a riot of ersatz jungle roots and vines engulfed a wall of ersatz stone ruins--a Vegas vision of Angkor Wat--while streams of water fell into small basins bordered by palms, ferns and philodendrons.
December 5, 2001 |
Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas has filed a lawsuit against an Irvine conference planner for canceling a five-day business meeting after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The suit accuses Conference & Travel Management Inc. of using the tragedy as an excuse to break its contract with Mandalay Bay. The contract allowed CTM to cancel a conference it arranged for Tenet Healthcare Corp. if CTM paid the resort at least $390,000, or 60% of the revenue Mandalay Bay expected to receive for the event.
November 21, 1999 |
Las Vegas has been dealt its first hand of five diamonds--the highest lodging and restaurant rating by AAA--in the new 2000 rankings, announced last week by the national automobile group. The diamonds went to the 8-month-old Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, which is on the upper floors of the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Complex. (No Las Vegas restaurant has ever been rated five diamonds.) The Four Seasons Resort Aviara in Carlsbad, Calif., also made the list, the only California addition for 2000.
June 5, 2012
Wait, are those wine fairies ascending skyward, on their way to pluck the perfect vintage from the clouds? Yes! At Aureole - an offshoot of the New York original by celerity chef Charlie Palmer - dining is a show-stopping Vegas glitz-fest. Watch (in awe) as cat-suited damsels are hoisted up a four-story glass tower, filled with more than 60,000 bottles of wine. And the food? Dinner is a three-course prix fixe, with seasonal dishes that reflect Palmer's signature progressive American cuisine.
January 20, 2000
What's happening the next few weeks: * "Notre Dame De Paris," a pop-rock adaptation of Victor Hugo's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," opens Saturday at Paris Las Vegas Resort & Casino, 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Indefinitely. $69.50. (888) 266-5687. * "David Cassidy at the Copa," a musical show with live orchestra and co-starring Sheena Easton, opened Tuesday in the Copacabana Showroom at the Rio Suite Hotel and Casino, 3700 W. Flamingo Road.