Have a Luxurious Las Vegas Experience at the Mandarin Oriental
I love the Mandarin Oriental and have had the extreme good fortune to visit its properties in Bangkok and Las Vegas. Here are the reasons why I like to play and stay at the Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas:
I specifically love the view from the Mandarin Bar on the 23rd floor. While you’re there, make sure to order the signature Mandarin Martini. This is a bar I will come back to time and time again just to have a nightcap and take in the views. The night we went, there was a band so it was really lively; floor-to-ceiling windows ensure it always feels spacious.
Full disclosure: I haven’t tried this specific Mandarin Oriental spa yet. However, I was able to experience the Luminescense massage and body treatment at the Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas’ Pop-Up in Los Angeles and it was fantastic. At the pop-up, the Mandarin Oriental team turned two downstairs rooms of a gorgeous LA mansion into a mini-suite based on the Las Vegas property. They then pampered me with aromatherapy oils, salt scrubs, a massage, and a facial. I even got some signature oils and scrubs so I could take the experience home with me.
I was also lucky enough to be spoiled with a massage and the Ayurvedic Shirodhara scalp oil treatment in the Penthouse Suite of the Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok property. So I feel I can confidently say any spa experience at a Mandarin Oriental property is a transcendental pampering moment.
The “A Journey Through Asia”
Did I lose you? It’s the name of the beautifully curated and delicious MOzen Bistro’s Bento Boxes. The bistro is a great spot on the third floor where you can grab breakfast, lunch, or dinner. On Sunday, the restaurant serves a brunch that I can’t wait to try on my next visit.
The Art Gallery
Mandarin Oriental takes its art seriously and has a curator dedicated to bringing fine art to all guests and visitors. During my latest visit, I attended the opening night party for “And Then There Was Art,” created by former NBA player turned fine artist Desmond Mason. Check out my blog post about the event!
The Guest Rooms
Hello, it’s the Mandarin Oriental. That pretty much guarantees elegant design, impeccable service, and a lux ambiance. But let’s get a little more specific here. First of all, the control panels mean the whole room is basically at your fingertips. There is even a wakeup setting that will open up your blackout curtains (a necessity in Vegas, IMO) to elegantly rouse you from your slumber. The curtains can also be programmed to open upon your entrance.
Booking a room at the Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas is a surprisingly good value Deals can be found on some of your favorite travel sites for less than $300 a night and come with all the elegant signature touches one would expect from a Mandarin Oriental property.
I had the pleasure of meeting the general manager Clifford Atkinson, on the opening night of the “And Then There Was Art” exhibit. He said he had worked with hotel impresario Ian Schrager for many years. It came as absolutely no surprise to me then that Mr. Atkinson is so utterly committed to the guest experience.
The Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas pool is quiet and sophisticated. If you feel like truly spoiling yourself, opt for a luxurious cabana complete with private television and have lunch poolside. One of my fondest travel memories is luxuriating in the Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok pool by myself for an entire afternoon. Being at this pool brings back that same indulgent memory.
I’m not a big gambler, so I actually like a property without the “ching, ching, ching” and flashing lights of a casino. However, the Aria Resort & Casino is a just a stone’s throw away if you simply need to try your luck!
The Impeccable Service
The Mandarin Oriental delivers that type of personal, elegant service that is reminiscent of bygone times. They always make me feel really special.