VEGAS, NV - Mandalay
Bay Resort and Casino announced April 26 plans to build
a 1.8-million-suqare-foot convention complex at the resort.
The new facility will be built as an addition to the 3,300-room
Four Diamond award-winning resort.
new three-level center will include more than 1 million square
feet of exhibit space, suitable for industry trade shows,
national and international association meetings and large
corporation meetings. Also included in the new facility is
a 100,000-square-foot ballroom - the largest hotel ballroom
in the country, according to Las Vegas-based casino operator
Mandalay Resort Group.
state-of-the-art facility will sit on 16.5 acres adjacent
to the existing 190,000 square-foot Mandalay Bay Conference
Center. The technologically modern facility will feature some
of the newest developments in voice, data and fiber optic
transmission capabilities. Also included is a 10-thousand
square-foot business service center, which will be staffed
and equipped to handle the daily business needs of conference
participants and conventioneers.
new center is also designed for ease in the load-in and load-out
of major trade shows. Three separate tractor-trailer loading
docks on two different levels can accommodate 36 trailers
completion of the project, Mandalay
Bay will offer a total of almost 2 million gross square-feet
of conference and exhibit space, including 4 ballrooms ranging
from 31,000 to 100,000 square feet, 1 million square feet
of exhibit space and room to accommodate more than 75 simultaneous
on the Convention Center at Mandalay is scheduled for June
2001, with the facility's first show in Summer 2002.
Resort Group, founded in 1974 as Circus Circus Enterprises
Inc., owns casino/hotels in Nevada, including Mandalay
in Las Vegas. It also owns 50 percent of three casino/hotels
in Las Vegas and Reno, NV, and Elgin, IL.