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Mandalay Bay to Undergo $100 Million Convention Center Remodel

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LAS VEGAS —  When Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino completes the just-announced remodel of its 2.1 million-square-foot convention center, attendees will experience a bright, fresh new look and trade show organizers will have a host of new tech options for their events. 

MGM Resorts announced the $100 million renovation on Oct. 11, during the IMEX America 2022 trade show being held at the convention center. 

The new design is a collaboration between MGM Resorts International Design Group and Las Vegas–based Dezmotif Studios. Highlights will include brighter lighting, streamlined signage and comfortable seating nooks for attendees. The remodel will complement Mandalay Bay’s tropical vibe, with whitewashed walls and ceilings, and bold floral patterns, accentuated by walnut accent walls. As part of MGM Resorts’ commitment to providing a platform for diverse and underrepresented artists, the convention space will feature works by Thandiwe Muriu and Sarah Anne Johnson, among others. 

In addition to the redo of all pre-function spaces, meeting rooms and ballrooms, Mandalay Bay recently refreshed 1 million square feet of exhibit space with new paint and covered pillars. 

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There are also big changes in store on the tech side. Mandalay Bay recently installed new Cat6A Ethernet cables throughout, doubling the frequency of data transmission and increasing the speeds by 9,400%. The remodel will add 11 new dynamic digital walls measuring up to 24 x 13 feet, designed for sponsor branding. New double-sided 55” mobile flexible display units are being installed, which will make it easier for attendees to navigate the meeting space. Show organizers will also find new RFID locks on all meeting room doors. There are also 200 new motion detection cameras being installed throughout the center. 

“With Mandalay Bay home to many of the city’s top trade shows year after year, we recognized the need to upgrade the space,” Ernest Stovall, Vice President of Sales for Mandalay Bay, said. “We listened to the feedback, and the upgraded space will exceed expectations in every way.” 

The remodel is expected to be complete at the end of 2024. The convention center will remain open and fully operational through the remodel, which is being done is phases.

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