Recognized as one of the country’s preeminent meeting and trade show destinations, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino has unveiled details around the $100-million remodel of its 2.1-million-sq.-ft. convention center.
“With Mandalay Bay home to many of the city’s top events and trade shows year after year, we recognized the need to upgrade the space to reflect modern-day needs and create a timeless design complemented by our premier service experience,” said Ernest Stovall, VP, sales, Mandalay Bay. “We listened to feedback from meeting planners over recent years and are confident this refreshed and upgraded space will exceed their needs and expectations in every way.”
Mandalay Bay recently installed entirely new Cat6A Ethernet cabling throughout its convention center as part of the overall transformation. Cat6A doubles the frequency of data transmission and increases the speed up to 9,400%—the equivalent of downloading a 4K movie in 30 seconds.
Planners will now have new ways to communicate with attendees through 11 new digital walls measuring up to 24 ft. x 13 ft., designed for brand placements, sponsorship opportunities and targeted event messaging throughout the day. The property has also added 20 double-sided, 55-in. mobile flexible display units, which will point attendees to their meeting rooms and events.
Additional technology enhancements will include RFID locks on all meeting room doors, as well as the installation of 200-plus new motion detection cameras throughout all spaces.
Envisioned by MGM Resorts International Design Group, in collaboration with Las Vegas-based Dezmotif Studios, the space will reflect contemporary design elements, with brighter lighting, streamlined signage and seating nooks.
In addition to the complete remodel of all pre-function spaces, meeting rooms and ballrooms, Mandalay Bay’s 1 million sq. ft. of exhibit space also was recently refreshed with new paint, covered pillars and relocated strobe lights.
As part of MGM Resorts’ commitment to providing a platform for diverse and underrepresented artists, the remodeled convention space will feature new works by Thandiwe Muriu and Sarah Anne Johnson, among others.
Mandalay Bay Convention Center will remain open and fully operational throughout the remodel, with upgrades executed in phases. The project is expected to be complete by the end of 2024.
In addition to the convention center, Mandalay Bay continues to upgrade and add amenities and experiences throughout the resort including the upcoming remodel of all 424 rooms and suites at Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas set to take place next year; the addition of Flanker Kitchen + Sports Bar in summer 2023; and the complete redesign of STRIPSTEAK scheduled to debut in early 2023.