What we love
Elegant, serene, restrained - not the words you'd often use to describe a central Las Vegas hotel, but Madarin Oriental is just that! |Oozing with discreet luxury and class - and a beautiful spa - it's the perfect retreat to take respite from the Vegas glitz.
Setting the scene
Set in the heart of the action on the lively Las Vegas Strip, Mandarin Oriental offers a blissful oasis of calm and serenity - the perfect place to recharge your batteries after a busy day of partying. In beautiful Asian-inspired style, indulge in true luxury, and experience some of the best service in town. The big news here? There is no casino - or shopping mall for that matter, which makes all the difference to the ambience throughout. The Michelin-star restaurant prepares some of the finest food in Vegas and the ultra chic 23rd floor bar is definitely the place to be seen!
Light, contemporary rooms give the feeling of Oriental harmony and sophistication the moment you step inside the door. They are immaculate - and huge; even the 'standard' rooms sprawl over 500sq ft! The higher the rooms in the 47-story building, the better the view of the Strip - and it's a view that is worth it. High-rollers should choose one of the stunning suites, which give wall-to-wall views of the Strip, are packed with top of the range gadgets and feature phenomenal bathrooms.
When it comes to restaurants at the Mandarin Oriental, it's a case of unrivalled quality over quantity. There are just two choices here but my goodness they are divine. Twist by Pierre Gagnaire serves a highly acclaimed menu of classic French cuisine with a cotemporary edge, prepared in intricate detail by the Michelin-starred chef. The Eurasian fine-dining room is a stunning experience in itself, with dizzying views from the 23rd Floor. The MOzen Bistro is open all day for a more relaxed 'East-meets-West experience, with a choice of enticing Asian and American food. The pool bar serves lighter fare for breakfast and lunch and the Tea Lounge is a wonderful zen-like retreat, in which to enjoy a cup of fine tea and an English scone or macaroon. In the evening, the sophisticated Madarin Bar is a seriously cool setting for cocktails and one of Las Vegas' most exclusive after-dark venues. Floor-to-ceiling windows make the most of the glittering view, whilst the hotel's own mixologist prepares fresh original cocktails - ask them for anything and they'll craft a taste according to your preference, all with an Asian twist of course.
Cool off from the desert sun on the 8th floor, where you can take a dip in the two lap pools or the heated plunge pools, all with views of the City Centre. It's rarely busy here so it's easy to get a sun lounger and the poolside staff are wonderfully attentive. The spa centre is spread over two floors and offers a deeply relaxing atmosphere that reflects the exotic luxury of 1930s Shanghai. A varied treatment menu is on offer, as well as tailored spa programmes, seven spa suites and a beauty salon. A fitness suite, yoga and Pilates classes complete the 'body and mind' makeover that you can enjoy at Mandarin Oriental. After all this relaxation, you'll no doubt want to 'hit the town' and with it's central location, everything you need is literally on your doorstep. From shopping malls to casinos, roller coasters to flamboyant shows, Las Vegas is waiting to be explored.
Children are made to feel welcome here. Referred to as 'Younger Fans', they receive a special welcome gift, child-sized bathrobes, and a selection of child-friendly DVDs and games consoles are available to borrow. There is also a lovely Children's Afternoon Tea menu presented in the Tea Lounge from 2-5pm and babysitting services can be easily arranged.
McCarran International Airport (LAS) is just 10-minutes' drive from the hotel. Airlines operate flights from all major American cities. British Airways and American Airlines fly direct from London Heathrow. Flights from Los Angeles take about an hour or many visitors choose to drive this 270-mile stretch, a route that takes around four hours. On arrival in Las Vegas, it is simple to walk, find public transport or hail taxis between most destinations. You can even take a limo to arrive in style!
- £1495pp in low season
- 3 nights room-only in a Standard King Room, including flights and transfers