Phone: 702-590 8888
Web Address: http://www.mandarinoriental.com/lasvegas/
"HALL OF FAME"
Followers of BestWeekends.com know that I am a big fan of Mandarin Oriental hotels. I have visited all their U.S. hotels except Atlanta and Miami. The way you are treated by the staff, the comfort of the rooms and the dining experience is consistent hotel to hotel, something few other luxury chains can boast. There is just something about being given a hot washcloth and a cup of tea as you are checking in that just sets the tone for the entire visit.
Located within the bustling City Center, right on the Strip, the hotel is close to all the major attractions and casinos, but thankfully does not have one itself. Guests arrive on the ground floor and are whisked to reception on the 23rd floor which is also home to the restaurants, Twist and the Mandarin Bar. Views of the Strip from the bar and restaurants is quite spectacular.
There are 392 guestrooms and suites with guest rooms ranging in size from 500-600 square feet, huge by most standards. All rooms have plump beds with plush linens and loads of down pillows, a 42” flat screen TV and a flat screen in every bathroom mirror. Floor to ceiling windows provide terrific views of the city. Black, beige, gold and burgundy make up the color palette for the room’s décor. Contemporary furniture and artwork complete a sophisticated but comfortable look. A convenient technology device allows you to control everything from lighting to television to temperature with the flick of a button. Large marble baths have thick towels, luxury amenities, walk-in rain showers and deep soaking tubs.
All day dining is available in MOzen Bistro which features the usual breakfast items with some Asian influenced specialties and sushi, Indian and Thai dishes at lunch and then at night there is the casual Bento by MOzen Bistro. Very cool idea where guests compile their own bento box experience by selecting their six favorite items from a selection of more than 30 choices on the menu from Thailand, Southeast Asia, Japan, Korea and India.
Signature fine-dining restaurant is Twist by Pierre Gagnaire, renowned Paris chef , in his first U.S. foray. The elegant dining room was designed by Adam Tihany and provides views of the Las Vegas skyline through floor-to-ceiling windows. “Renowned chef Pierre Gagnaire’s “first U.S. outpost” thrills “true foodies” with its “lavish, luscious” takes on French cuisine based on his “amazing approach to ingredients”; “superlative” service, an “exceptional” view of the skyline…ZAGAT 2012
Mandarin Bar is on the 23rd floor with amazing views of the skyline, Tea Lounge, offers a menu of teas and High Tea rituals and the Pool Café serves lunch, snacks and drinks when the pool is open.
Mandarin staff have a unique way of creating a sense of well-being when you are in their hotels. Here, you are greeted curbside with bellmen dressed in top hats and white gloves, your bags taken care of and your arrival radioed to the reception desk upstairs. At reception you are greeted by name, offered a hot towel and a cup of tea. Someone escorts you to your room and explains all the amenities. There is even a valet closet in your room, which allows deliveries from the hallway, so that you are undisturbed.
From $225 depending on season
WHAT OTHERS SAY…
AAA Five Diamond Award for the hotel
Forbes Five Star Awards for the hotel, the spa and the restaurant Twist.
WHILE YOU ARE THERE
Mandarin Oriental spas are renowned for their holistic treatments inspired by ancient concepts. Here the 27,000 square ft spa has 17 treatment rooms including 7 couples suites and a state-of-the-art fitness center. There are two gorgeous outdoor lap pools with about 20 cabanas and two plunge pools.
Needless to say, there is gambling everywhere and our choices, based on the sheer beauty of the properties are the Bellagio and Wynn. I also found the quaint Paris Hotel very charming and had the best breakfast of my trip at their sidewalk Mon Ami Gabi bistro.
Visit Las Vegas provides a complete listing of all shows and sporting events and also listings of other activities from golf, to tours, to outdoor recreation to attractions and shopping. Did you know that just 45 minutes from The Strip you can ski and snowboard?
Los Angeles, CA: 4 hours, 11 minutes
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