It’s happened, Waldorf Astoria has taken over the former Mandarin Oriental. When the Mandarin Oriental opened in December 2009, it was the finest luxury hotels in Las Vegas. The hotel was loved by non-gamblers since the hotel was one of few hotels on the strip that did not have a casino in it. Mandarin Oriental’s contract with CityCenter Holdings was terminated when they agreed to sell the hotel for $214 million earlier this year.
Even though the name of the hotel switched to Waldorf Astoria, it will take some time to see significant physical changes. Public areas will be the first to be changed but the 389 guestrooms and 225 residents’ apartments will take more time to complete the transformation, 18 months to be exact. Former Mandarin Oriental guests will be happy that some things will stay the same. The new hotel will continue to be a non-gaming, non-smoking hotel.
The arrival of the new hotel is just one of many changes happening in Las Vegas.
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