Mandalay Bay Convention Center Shows Off Fresh New Look, Upgrades

June 6, 2024
 
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Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino completed a $100 million redesign of its 2.1 million-square-foot Mandalay Bay Convention Center, designed to meet the needs and preferences of modern meetings and events. New and upgraded features include advanced technology infrastructure, additional digital signage, and a fresh, vibrant design that complements the 3,211-room Strip resort’s tropical ambiance.

“Meetings and conventions play a pivotal role in the success of Las Vegas, and the revitalization of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center demonstrates our commitment to this critical piece of our city’s foundation,” said Ernest Stovall, Mandalay Bay vice president of hotel sales. “Our goal is to evolve alongside the meetings industry to meet the needs of the modern customer. Based on invaluable insights from our customer advisory board, we crafted a space at Mandalay Bay that sets a new standard in excellence and reflects the future of modern meetings, events and trade shows.”

With the remodel unveiled in phases throughout the last two-and-a-half years, the venue has remained open and fully operational throughout the project, successfully hosting some of the U.S.’s most high-profile corporate events and trade shows, including HD Expo + Conference, IMEX America; Western Veterinary Annual Conference (WVC); and Shoptalk Spring, the latter of which was held March 24-27.

“We enjoyed hosting our event in the newly remodeled convention center, using features such as the new digital signage and other upgraded amenities,” said Sophie Wawro, global president of ShopTalk. “Outside of the fantastic convention space, we love holding our events at Mandalay Bay because of the great team and how the property has such extensive capabilities we can utilize, such as the restaurants, rooms and even the beach.”

 

Enhanced Technology Upgrades

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New charging stations at Mandalay Bay
 

To ensure seamless communication for meetings and trade show groups, the facility implemented state-of-the-art technology upgrades, including installing Cat6A Ethernet cabling throughout the venue that doubles the frequency of data transmission, enabling speeds up to 9,400% faster, according to Mandalay Bay officials.

The convention center also features 11 dynamic digital walls, spanning up to 24- by 13-feet, strategically positioned for brand placements, sponsorships and targeted event messaging, while 20 double-sided 55-inch mobile flexible display units help facilitate easy attendee navigation to meeting rooms and events.

Additionally, radio frequency identification (RFID) locks were installed on all meeting room doors, and more than 200 motion detection cameras have been placed throughout the space.

 

A Bright and Refreshing Atmosphere

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Renovated ballroom at Mandalay Bay
 

Conceptualized by the MGM Resorts International Design Group in collaboration with Dezmotif Studios, the center’s refreshed contemporary design incorporates a host of practical improvements, including enhanced lighting, streamlined signage and inviting seating areas. The new design also features white-washed walls and ceilings adorned with bold floral patterns in cerulean and coral tones, complemented by warm walnut accent walls.

In addition to the redesign of all pre-function spaces, meeting rooms and ballrooms, the resort’s 1 million square feet of exhibit space has been rejuvenated with new paint, covered pillars and relocated strobe lights.

As part of MGM Resorts’ commitment to promoting diverse and underrepresented artists within its corporate Fine Art program, the venue is now adorned with new works by Thandiwe Muriu and Sarah Anne Johnson, among other artists.

 

A New Wave of Resort Upgrades

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Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino completed a $100 million redesign of its 2.1 million-square-foot Mandalay Bay Convention Center,
 

In addition to the convention center, Mandalay Bay has enhanced its integrated resort experience through a series of dynamic upgrades and new venues designed to further elevate the attendee and exhibitor event journey while providing everything planners need to facilitate successful events all under one roof.

Developments include the recent remodel of all 424 rooms and suites at Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas (featuring more than 38,000 square feet of meeting and event space); restaurant openings, including Orla by Michael Mina and Caramá by Wolfgang Puck; and the upcoming debut of Swingers, the high-end, 21-and-over mini golf and cocktail concept from London and New York City, and Bob Marley Hope Road, an immersive experience honoring the legendary Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter, both opening later this year.
 

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