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Experience the AARC Congress Like Never Before

Reside at the Ultimate Networking & Entertainment Hub

This year you are in for a special treat as the Official AARC Congress 2014 Convention Headquarters is located at the renowned Mandalay Bay Convention Center & Resort and the Delano Suites on the Las Vegas Strip. This ultimate convention facility and tropical-themed resort is where respiratory therapists and leaders will meet, network and play.

Download this Mandalay Bay property map to see the multitude of restaurants, entertainment, and retail shops available. The new Delano Las Vegas, replacing THEhotel, is a non-smoking, all-suite boutique luxury tower.

No Need to Even Leave This Hot Location

Favored by Vegas fans, Mandalay Bay and Delano’s 120-acre entertainment-inclusive resort and suites will offer you an array of affordable room accommodation choices, restaurants, shows, shopping, spas, clubs and entertainment that are worlds beyond the ordinary.

Michael Jackson’s ONE

Michael Jackson’s ONE by Cirque du Soeil.

Massive in size and grand in architecture, this convention site and it’s hotels are an events marvel. In addition to the excitement of AARC Congress at the three-story, 1.7 million-square-foot Mandalay Bay Convention Center you will be centrally located at the resort which includes a 12,000-seat Mandalay Bay Events Center where world-class concerts such as Santana and Michael Jackson’s ONE by Cirque du Soeil are hosted.

Beyond the 135,000-square-foot gaming environment, other venues at the resort are either entertaining all ages such as the Shark Reef—or rocking at night—like the House of Blues concert hall or the 16 fashionable lounges like LIGHT by Cirque du Soeil, which offer a diverse selection to suit any style or mood.


Shark Reef aquarium.

And if the entertainment isn’t enough, the 20 restaurants that are spread throughout the complex offer everything from extreme gourmet dining to quick-and-easy favorites. World-favorites include the Aureole which has a four-story wine tower with Wine Angel Stewards, who ascend the tower to retrieve bottles—and Wolfgang Puck’s first Italian restaurant Trattoria del Lupo. Whatever your need, the selection here is designed to meet your taste and budget.

While you’re there, be sure to allow some time to relax and get in some shopping. There is plenty located on-site. The Shoppes at Mandalay Place offer an impressive atmosphere with fashion and accessory stores that include eclectic merchants, such as the largest Guinness store outside of Ireland and a Las Vegas sock market.

A Great Atmosphere for Memories & Career Connections

Regardless of which hotel you choose—the Bay or the Delano—be prepared to experience some of the best memories and new connections in your career, which can surely last a lifetime.

Information & Favorite Highlights

Note: If you don’t book a room through the AARC, you won’t get the AARC Attendee Discounted Rate.


Mandalay Bay deluxe room.

Mandalay Bay

Your experience at the Mandalay Bay will feel just like home, only happier—thanks to the spacious rooms and suites that are casually elegant and artfully designed. Each room contains upscale amenities like pillow-top beds, big-screen plasma TVs, iHome clock radios, cordless phones, multi-jet spa tubs and more.

The Delano Suites, a smoke-free facility

Upgrade Special—Upgrade to a suite at the Delano for only $20 more per night
Casual elegance, The Delano is one of the best boutique hotels in the world. With its all-suite boutique offering, you will be surrounded by effortless style, service and an unparalleled atmosphere with an unbeatable discount for AARC attendees of only $20 more per night than Mandalay Bay. Not to mention the great appeal to respiratory therapists—it is completely smoke-free!

House of Blues

The miX Lounge.

  • Aureole
  • Fleur by Hubert Keller
  • Lupo by Wolfgang Puck
  • Rick Mooneen’s RM Seafood
  • Stripsteak
  • Noodle Shop
  • and more…
  • miX Lounge
  • Minus5 Ice Lounge
  • eyecandy sound lounge & bar
  • House of Blues and the Foundation Room 
  • The LIGHT nightclub by Cirque du Soleil
  • and more…
Shows & Entertainment
  • Santana
  • Michael Jackson’s ONE by Cirque du Soleil
  • Shark Reef
  • House of Blues and Foundation Room
  • and more…