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Zen, In Sin City

Awarded as a triple Forbes Five-Star award winning hotel, Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas is a sophisticated sanctuary of modern elegance, within the heart of the famed Las Vegas Strip. The extraordinary urban resort destination, that

Awarded as a triple Forbes Five-Star award winning hotel, Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas is a sophisticated sanctuary of modern elegance, within the heart of the famed Las Vegas Strip. The extraordinary urban resort destination, that is the 47-story’s high, and a non-gaming hotel, brings spectacular accommodation, excellent dining, and an unparalleled spa; all with the legendary service of the renowned Mandarin Oriental. Designed by the award-winning architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox, with contemporary interior design by Adam D. Tihany, the hotel has exceptional technological enhancements throughout, mainly in the guest rooms, but what is most noticeable is the eastern influence and details within, referencing Mandarin’s oriental signature, through ultra-modern designs.

There is a number of stylish dining and cocktail venues, including the impressive three-star Michelin ‘Twist, by Chef Pierre Gagnaire’, as well as ‘MOzen Bistro’, which features authentic Asian dishes and multi-national fare. However, located on the 23rd floor, the Mandarin Bar offers a vibrant boutique atmosphere, with stunning views, whereas the intimate Tea Lounge is positioned adjacent to the Sky Lobby, and provides a more scenic meeting place for a refreshing beverage. Our delightful experience within the Tea Lounge, saw us choosing the classic afternoon tea complete with finger sandwiches, scones and the chef’s assorted selection of pastries, accompanied by copious amounts of fresh loose-leaf tea. If you can’t indulgence now and again, then, when can you? It was fabulous!

Although the hotel maybe situated on the Strip, a hive for buzzing activities, the hotel itself is a laid-back calming sanctuary, for a relaxing stay in the middle of Sin City. What better way to relax, revitalise and rejuvenate, than with a spa, and their spa is incredibly impressive!

The two-level, Forbes five-star rated Spa is a prominent feature of the hotel, with a whopping seventeen treatment rooms, multiple relaxation and water experiences on offer, plus an expansive Fitness Centre and dedicated yoga studio. It definitely provides a tranquil environment and a completely holistic experience, based on the union of modern techniques and Eastern traditions.  Inspired by Eastern philosophies, with Western applications the 27,000-square-foot Spa spans the entire seventh and eighth floors of the property. Day visitors, hotel guests and residents are privy to spectacular views through floor-to-ceiling windows, which is a rarity in Las Vegas spas. The tranquil ambiance and stunning design sets the stage for a comprehensive range of wellness, beauty and massage treatments. A dedicated team of holistic therapists, led by Director of Spa Jennifer Lynn, offer a sensory experience nourishing the mind, body and spirit.

The Spa embraces a Shanghai 1930s design scheme, evoking a sleek, warm and opulent Art Deco style, with indigenous elements of a rich Chinese culture. The theme is reflected in the signature Spa uniforms, created by famed “East meets West” designer, Vivienne Tam.

Our Spa experience began with the exchange of shoes for comfortable slippers, an enduring Asian greeting that signifies the escape from the external world, as well as a welcoming cup of tea, that is enjoyed before being escorted to the changing rooms and familiarized with the amenities. We opted for the ‘East meets West’ two-hour massage, which fuses Eastern and Western practices; focusing on restorative stretching and pressure point therapy. The massage used deep tissue techniques combined with the rhythmic stretches of Thai inspired massage movements. It was truly bliss! However, following this indulgence we didn’t want to stop, so we followed this rejuvenating experience by choosing a Chinese pedicure. This is not your basic pedicure, it is customized to suit your specific needs- which begins with a sensory test to determine what essential oil your body is drawn to. The oil is infused throughout the treatment to balance your energy, mind and body, it was truly amazing.

With city and desert views, they offer the perfect mix of style, serenity and luxury in a non-gaming and smoke-free environment. The Zen of Sin City.

‘Fantastic Facts:’

One of the most celebrated chefs in the world today, Pierre Gagnaire, opened his first and only US restaurant at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas.

The restaurant’s most striking feature is arguably its lighting, which incorporates more than 300 gold globes designed to look as if they are floating in the air across the ceiling.

Featured in the hotel’s Tea Lounge is an 8-foot-tall painting of an erupting volcano by renowned Canadian artist, Jack Goldstein. This work is part of the complex’s Fine Art Collection, which is the first permanent collection of public art in the city.

Inspired by the traditional Chinese game Mahjong, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas offers guests a unique treatment which features a cooled Mahjong tile that is used to soothe and calm the body resulting in a rejuvenated sense of equilibrium.

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