Review: Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada (March 20, 2012) – With its doors opening in December 4, 2009, the Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas is the most luxurious and pristine destination located on the desert casino strip.  Designed entirely by interior designer Adam D. Tihany (1991 Interior Design Hall of Fame inductee) and architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox (Dulles International Airport Tier 2), the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas sets a new standard of style with its stunning suites, ambitious amenities and stunning architectural design.

With 24 floors of residences above it, the Mandarin stands tall at the front of Las Vegas’ CityCenter. The entire structure is a 47-story building with the first 23 floors serving as the hotel.

When you enter, you will be ushered up to the 23-floor lobby to check in. Step off the elevator and you encounter the “gold bullion” wall, a shimmering optical illusion saturating your eyes with golden symmetry. The lobby overlooks the best parts of the strip with a welcoming lounge.

The Sky Lobby looks over the Las Vegas Strip.

On to the left is Twist by Chef Pierre Gagnaire. The restaurant is the Michelin-star chef’s first U.S. restaurant and serves classic French cuisine with a modern spin. In the evenings, check out the Mandarin Bar to the right of the lobby. The bar has loungy furniture, a VIP room. But sit near the left side of the bar to get the best view of the bright lights of Vegas without the distraction of slot machines, video games, or cigarette smoke.

On the third floor is Mozen Bistro, and continues to reflects the chic vibe of the hotel, with leather banquettes and a bright, clean, sleek modern feel. Try it for breakfast or lunch, or before you start your day. The restaurant seats 120, and the dress code is “smart casual.”

From the outside, its colors and textures respond to the desert surroundings and crystalline light, bringing harmony and balance to an exuberant cityscape.

The black and white Emperor Suite, Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas.

The Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas offers 392 spacious and luxuriously appointed rooms and suites and 225 residences. Three lavish presidential suites, the Mandarin, Emperor and Taipan, are on the hotel’s top floors each measure over 3,200 square feet.

Rooms at the Mandarin Oriental continue the hotel’s luxurious theme and include electronic controls for the room’s temperature, drapes, lighting and entertainment systems, 42-inch flat-screen television and a second 15-inch flat-screen television in the bathroom, DVD player, luxury bedding and bathroom products and more. Turn down service and constant room “re-freshers” are welcoming and unobtrusive.

Soon after its opening, the hotel recently achieved LEED Gold certification, a first for the Mandarin Hotel Group and the sixth building to achieve this in the CityCenter.

On the same floor as the pool, the resort’s 27,000-square-foot spa has 17 treatment rooms and a variety of unique treatments. Beyond the gym, the hotel offers free yoga classes, and a Kinesis Fitness System that a trainer can walk you through.

Sweet and scrumptious desserts are offered at MoZen Bistro.

If you are planning a business retreat or event, the hotel offers 12,000 square feet of convention space. All rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art technology systems and spacious pre-function areas.

This hotel is a comfortable escape for those who want to have the Las Vegas experience but also demand the highest class of hospitality, and this is the only spot on the strip that can offer that. This hotel is a fitting front door to CityCenter.

Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas is located at 3752 Las Vegas Blvd., South Las Vegas, Nevada 89158. Telephone:  (702) 590-8888. Rates start at $195, check out specials on this link.


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