Am I getting older? Or are my preferences changing? Unfortunately, it just might be both…. because I’m starting to crave a quieter type of Vegas.
For an alternative luxe experience of this fast-buzzing city, this sanctuary is a gem to escape all the noise in this exotic desert.
Welcome to the City of Zen.
Ideally situated in CityCenter, this hotel neighbors the glitzy Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, as well as luxury retailers at Crystal Mall.
You enter the sky lobby on the 23rd floor and you’ll immediately feel transported into the Mandarin World.
From little details such as a cold towelette during check-in, to a personal escort to our room, or even a red velvet cushion seat in the elevator, you feel the wellness philosophy that this hotel embraces to their hotel guests.
Upon entering our corner studio, our floor-to-ceiling curtains/sheers automatically open up. While most Vegas hotels have only 2-3 windows, this room alone has 10!
In this fashion, the elegant layout takes full advantage of the angular architecture in the building, creating a well natural-lit room with CityCenter views.
The bathroom is probably my favorite part of this room. Wrapping around the corner, it is beautifully appointed with his/her sinks, roof showers, Atelier Cologne from Paris amenities, and an oversized bathtub.
Around the hotel, there are pools & stunning bars that have impressive views of the city panorama.
For a spa destination, head to the 8th floor for an one-of-a-kind detox experience. Spoiler alert, it is bear-tastically AMAZIIIIIIIIIIIING. (in-depth review here)
The hotel also provides complimentary airport or transportation service around the city. As we head to dinner, a Mercedes S550 pulls up with the classic Mandarin fan logo decorated in its doors.
Inside, the car is equipped with phone chargers, water bottles, and magazines for leisure use for the passengers.
Around sunset, we returned back to the hotel. And my goodness, the Sky Lobby is a total different animal at night. With the Vegas Strip lit up in the backdrop, the lobby exudes an arrival experience with glittering luxe.
A fun option for hotel guests is to purchase a Moët & Chandon’s Golden Coin from the Sky Lobby’s vending machine!
For a mere $20 USD, you get the entertainment of not only seeing the machine grab your mini-Moët, but you get to pop & sip it straight from the bottle.
After all, it is Vegas.
While we finish our last sips of champagne, we crossed the bridge to attend the legendary all-time famous boyband artists…. BACKSTREET BOYS.
What a great way to top the night. Indeed, a nostalgic throwback to the 90s.
Overall, this property exceeds my expectations in what I usually standardize for Vegas hotels. Like a fine wine, it’s the little subtleties that makes the hotel’s flavors stand out from the rest.
It’s the harmonious mix of work & play. Indeed, it is the perfect escape for a little zen.
To all visitors, have Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas be on your radar for your weekend stay next time.
For it’ll certainly be on mine.