LAS VEGAS -- Officials at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino here
announced plans to add a 1.8 million-square-foot convention center
complex to the property.
Ground will be broken in June for the project, which is subject
to the receipt of necessary permits and approvals.
The structure, which will be called the Convention Center at
Mandalay, will offer more than 1 million square feet of exhibit
space that could be used for such gatherings as industry trade
shows, national and international association meetings and large
The facility also will include a 100,000-square-foot pillarless
ballroom, touted by the property's parent company, Mandalay Resort
Group, as the largest hotel ballroom in the country; a
50,000-square-foot junior ballroom, which will be larger than
Mandalay Bay's three existing ballrooms combined; 100,000 square
feet of breakout space, which can be divided to hold up to 61
separate meetings, and a 10,000-square-foot business service
The resort itself has 3,300 hotel rooms, and the proximity of
the new convention center to three other casino properties will
prove a boon for convention and meeting planners, according to
Danielle Babilino, Mandalay Bay's vice president of hotel
"Perhaps the most appealing aspect of this new project is our
ability to offer a large number of nearby guest rooms at a variety
of price points," she said.
"By working in partnership with our sister properties, we are
able to offer clients a tiered schedule of room rates at Mandalay
Bay, Four Seasons, Luxor and Excalibur, all of which are within
easy walking distance of the new convention center."
The facility will be situated on 16.5 acres adjacent to the
property's existing 190,000-square-foot Mandalay Bay Conference
The convention center will host its first show next summer,
according to the property's officials.
When the project is completed -- Mandalay Bay's meetings and
conventions space will total nearly 2 million square feet,
including four ballrooms ranging in size from 31,000 square feet to
100,000 square feet, 1 million square feet of exhibit space and
room for more than 75 simultaneous breakout meetings.
For additional information about booking the facility, call the
Mandalay Bay convention sales department at (702) 632-7900.