Jan 23, 2005  •  Post A Comment

At the Mandalay Bay

Number of hotel rooms: 4,762 (includes The Four Seasons, THEhotel and House of Blues)

Most expensive burger: The Rossini burger at Burger Bar in Mandalay Place, made with Kobe beef, sauteed foie gras, shaved truffles, Madeira sauce and onion bun-$60

Cheapest drink: Complimentary cocktails at the gaming tables (cheap only if you’re winning)

Best place for men to clean up: The Art of Shaving at Mandalay Place. Features a private barber spa and a retail store exclusively for gents.

Best place to mingle with nature: Shark Reef, a 1.6-million-gallon aquarium facility, home to more than 2,000 animals, including 16 species of sharks (the nonhuman kind)

Best place to grab a quick smoke: Practically anywhere-this is Vegas, after all

Best place for a quick meeting: The lounge at THEhotel, over a game of pool

Best place to relive the ’80s: Metal Shop at House of Blues on Tuesdays, featuring the music of the greatest hair bands from the ’80s and ’90s. Doors open at 11 p.m.

Best place to grab a drink: Red Square, a Russian-themed bar famous for its private vodka lockers (with celebrity subscribers) and frozen ice bar