Mandalay Bay to build new tower

May 25, 2002 1:56 AM

Mandalay Resort Group announced Thursday it will begin construction in Sept. of a 1,122 all-suite tower that will connect to Mandalay Bar's convention center, currently under construction.

The 41-story tower is expected to be completed in October 2003. Upon completion, the 750-square-foot suites will be among the largest (on average) on the Strip.

According to company officials, the new suites will support the demand and advance bookings at the new Convention Center, and is part of the company's plan to maximize the operating leverage that comes with controlling 18,585 rooms on the Strip.

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