BACKSTORY: A 44-story luxury hotel casino on the Las Vegas Strip owned and operated by MGM Resorts International. One of the property's towers operates as THEhotel, while the top five floors of the other tower are occupied by a Four Seasons Hotel. Mandalay Bay has 3,309 hotel rooms, 24 elevators and a casino of 135,000 sq ft. Adjacent to the hotel are the 1,000,000 sq ft Mandalay Bay Convention Center and the 12,000-seat Mandalay Bay Events Center. The Mandalay Bay Tram connects the resort to its sister properties, Excalibur and Luxor, all three of which were constructed by Circus Circus Enterprises before its sale to MGM.