Pampered Pups Can Live It Up in the Lap of Luxury

March 15, 2011
THEhotel at Mandalay Bay Introduces Dog-Friendly Suites

LAS VEGAS, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Every dog has its day – and now with the help of THEhotel at Mandalay Bay – every day can be your dog's day.  As one of only a few dog-friendly properties on the Las Vegas Strip, THEhotel introduces amenities that cater to even the worldliest puppy.

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Upon arrival at THEhotel, you and your four-legged family member will be greeted with a special welcome letter, tasty treats and doggy relief bags.  Escorted by their owners, dogs will then enter their elegantly appointed suite on the 22nd floor which will be outfitted with eco-friendly food and water bowls.

THEhotel's dog-friendly amenities also include special meal options for man's best friend on the in-room dining menu.  One dish guaranteed to make Fido's tail wag is the "Backyard Delight," which consists of hamburger, potatoes, zucchini, carrots, apples, parsley and ground turmeric.  With meals ranging from $9 - $17, your pampered pooch is guaranteed a tasty and healthy feast.  

When Fido's ready for a little fresh air, "Barking Lot Lane" is just steps away near the west entrance of THEhotel. Owners are welcome to walk their dogs themselves or the concierge is available upon request, for an additional fee.

"Our research showed that there was a shortage of options in the Las Vegas market that allowed guests to travel with their pets, while also enjoying a luxury hotel experience," said Didya Bowser, executive director of hotel operations at THEhotel. "We feel that THEhotel at Mandalay Bay creates the perfect opportunity for guests to travel with their pampered pups not only because of our convenient access and spacious suites, but also because of our non-gaming, non-smoking environment."

When the canine's human companions are ready to enjoy the many amenities of THEhotel, Mandalay Bay and Las Vegas, they may take advantage of pet-sitting and dog-walking services offered by THEhotel concierge for an additional fee.  Otherwise, dogs should be properly boarded in-room in a kennel.  Various sized kennels are available for rent through THEhotel's concierge for an additional fee.

THEhotel allows guests to travel with up to two dogs – together weighing no more than 100 pounds – for a daily fee of $50 per canine. With a separate valet, elevators steps away from the resort's entrance and a designated walking area, THEhotel is well equipped to cater to the most discerning dogs.

For more information about THEhotel's dog-friendly suites or to make a reservation, please call (877) 632-7000 or visit www.mandalaybay.com/thehotel/.  You can also find out the latest by following on Facebook and Twitter.

ABOUT MANDALAY BAY

Mandalay Bay, a AAA Four Diamond award-winning destination resort, is set on 60 lush acres with 4,752 rooms and suites and THEhotel, a stand-alone all-suite hotel which offers 1,117 luxurious one-bedroom suites.  Mandalay Bay Beach, an 11-acre tropical pool paradise, features real sand, a wave pool and the only climate-controlled, poolside gaming in the city.  Other property highlights include performances of Disney's THE LION KING, world-class entertainment at the 12,000-seat Mandalay Bay Events Center, award-winning dining by celebrity chefs and restaurateurs, exhilarating nightlife, Shark Reef Aquarium and the 1.7-million-square-foot Mandalay Bay Convention Center.  Mandalay Bay's offerings also include BATHHOUSE Spa, House of Blues Concert Hall and restaurant, and The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, a collection of unique boutiques and restaurants.  Mandalay Bay is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International™.  For more information and reservations, visit www.mandalaybay.com or call toll free at (877) 632-7800.

SOURCE MGM Resorts International

For further information: Kristen Cadenhead, MGM Resorts International, +1-702-650-7518, kcadenhead@mgmresorts.com, Kristen Cadenhead, MGM Resorts International, +1-702-650-7518, Kcadenhead@mgmresorts.com