Vegas History
Posted January 15, 2018

The Mandalay Bay

Named after the exotic city of Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma), Mandalay Bay is one of the most famous hotels in the world. Even if you’ve never been to Las Vegas, you have certainly seen the impressive, gold colored luxury resort and casino in blockbusters such as Ocean’s Thirteen or Rocky Balboa.

First envisioned as a Hawaiian-themed resort named Project Paradise, it was renamed Mandalay Bay in 1996, two years after the beginning of the project. Abandoning its original theme and focusing on one thing and one thing alone, the luxury-centered Mandalay Bay opened on March 2, 1999, with one of the most impressive grand openings ever. Hollywood legends Dan Aykroyd, James Belushi, and John Goodman led a parade of Harley-Davidson bikes through the $950 million hotel’s front door to announce a new era in the history of Las Vegas.

 With more than 3,300 hotel rooms, the Mandalay Bay is one of the most popular hotels in Las Vegas. It features a 135,000 square feet casino, 2,000,000 square feet convention center, and 12,000 seat events center, which hosts major events such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship and the Miss Universe pageant.

 Mandala Bay currently hosts the stage production Michael Jackson: One by Cirque du Soleil, which is a must-see for all Michael Jackson fans. Prior to this show, the hotel hosted Mamma Mia! and Disney’s epic The Lion King. For blues aficionados, Mandalay Bay’s the House of Blues provides quality entertainment to Vegas visitors on a daily basis. The resort is also well known for its 11 acres pool area and saltwater aquarium, which is a tourist attraction both children and adults particularly love.

A visit to Las Vegas wouldn’t be complete without the Mandalay Bay. For the ultimate, most luxurious experience, we invite you to join us on our limo tours around Vegas, which necessarily include the gold coated hotel. With us, you get the best limos in town, the most professional chauffeurs, talented photographers, and complimentary champagne! Mandalay Bay awaits!