We just returned from our first family trip in about a year and a half. Where did we go?

Las Vegas, of course.

I was invited to attend the opening of a new Dick’s Last Resort restaurant at Neonopolis in downtown Las Vegas. My wife and daughter decided to tag along for the trip while I worked. So we stayed at our favorite Vegas hotel: Delano Las Vegas.

It’s an all-suite property we’ve enjoyed probably a half-dozen or so times. Delano is part of the Mandalay Bay “complex” at the south end of the Strip. The staff is generally great and we love the American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts (FHR) benefits — when they actually work. That was a problem during our stay. We’ll discuss the issue in a bit.

As part of our FHR benefits, we were “upgraded” to a Stay Well suite. Which, to us, wasn’t that different from a standard Delano suite. But we love the property and were happy with the room.

In fact, we used our two-night trip to do a side-by-side comparison of American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts (FHR) and Chase Luxury Hotel & Resorts experiences at the same hotel. Yes, there were differences. I’ll discuss those in an upcoming post.

But for now, here’s a tour of the Delano Stay Well suite and some of the amenities.

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