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Waldorf Astoria raising flag in Las Vegas

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Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts will open its first Las Vegas property this August, when it converts the Mandarin Oriental to the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas.

The 392-room Mandarin Oriental is part of the CityCenter complex, which opened on the Las Vegas Strip in 2009 and also includes the Aria Resort & Casino, Vdara Hotel and Veer condo towers.

The Mandarin and its accompanying retail parcels offer 12,000 square feet of meetings space, a two-story spa and five food and beverage outlets. CityCenter Holdings, a partnership between MGM Resorts International and Dubai World, is selling the hotel.

Waldorf Astoria said it would renovate the hotel to meet the brand's specifications, and will retain the hotel's 23rd floor bar. It will also offer helicopter rides and spa retreats. The hotel will continue to be a non-gaming property.

It will be Waldorf Astoria's first hotel opening since the Beverly Hills in 2017.

"Paired with the recently opened Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills and the brand's recently announced properties in San Francisco and Antigua, the signing of Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas builds on the brand's exciting trajectory and impressive growth story," said Martin Rinck, global head of the Luxury & Lifestyle Group for Waldorf's parent company, Hilton. 

Waldorf Astoria currently has 30 properties and 20 more in its pipeline, including upcoming openings in London and the Maldives.

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