Monday, 24 November 2008

Mandalay Bay and Luxor


"On December 31, 1996, the Hacienda was imploded to make way for the Mandalay Bay. During construction engineers discovered that one side of the tower had sunk about two feet (600 mm) stopping construction. Construction was delayed while a solution was designed and tested. Eventually they were able to add material below the structure to carry the weight. Since then, there have not been any reports of this problem recurring.The gold colouring of the hotel is a result of gold leaf used on the windows.

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is a 39-story luxury hotel casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas. It is owned by MGM Mirage. The top five floors (floors 35-39) of the main hotel building are used by the five-star Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas.[1] It is connected by the free Mandalay Bay Tram to its sister properties, Excalibur and Luxor.

In keeping with the resort's tropical theme, it features a saltwater aquarium, the Shark Reef Aquarium, which contains the third largest tank in North America. Shark Reef Aquarium contains numerous other exhibits, including two tunnel-shaped, walk-through aquarium. Another popular attraction is the House of Blues, a venue for live music and a restaurant, with a capacity of approximately 1,800. On the top floor of the hotel is the House of Blues Foundation Room, featuring a dining room, private dining rooms, and a balcony looking down the Las Vegas Strip.

There are 24 restaurants and caf├ęs at the resort.[3] Michael Mina, Charlie Palmer, Hubert Keller, Wolfgang Puck and Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger (Too Hot Tamales) are all associated with restaurants on the property."

[Source Wikipedia.]

2 comments:

Sidney said...

Amazing info... must cost a fortune to build that kind of gambling heavens.

the donG said...

didnt know this structure is historical. big events makes this place more of a monument.