Review: Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas – Inside the only Forbes triple five-star hotel in Vegas


Mandarin Oriental properties around the world are celebrated for their excellent service and elegant facilities. Centrally located on the Strip, the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas is no exception: it offers unbeatable views of the skyline and easy access to luxury stores, casinos, and mesmerizing shows. The hotel is part of CityCenter, a vibrant development by the MGM group. The only hotel in Las Vegas to be a Forbes triple five-star winner, the Mandarin Oriental is a smoke-free building – a breath of fresh air in the Las Vegas landscape.

The lower lobby lounge, where luggage can be stored even after checkout

CHECKING IN
Enter the lower lobby and take the elevator to the 23rd floor Sky Lobby, where check in is processed. The lobby boasts floor to ceiling windows onto the Strip and elegant black marble walls. Check in was efficient and friendly. After refreshing with a cold towelette and tea, the front desk attendant accompanied us to our room, in genuine 5-star fashion.

Welcome tea and cold towel during check in

Next to the front desk is the trendy Tea Lounge, the only spot in town to offer a true high tea experience. Another unique feature in the lobby: the Moët & Chandon Champagne vending machine. A sensation among friends and on social media. Only in Vegas!

#onlyinvegas

STRIP VIEW ROOM
The Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas offers large, Asian influenced guestrooms in the lower half of the building, while serviced residences occupy the upper half. As you walk into your room you’ll find a functional unpacking and dressing area with plenty of storage – with a bonus yoga mat. The adjacent in-room valet closet allows staff to deliver dry-cleaning items, newspapers, and more, in complete privacy and without interruption.

Large wardrobe and unpacking station

The square bathroom feels spacious and accommodates a soaking tub with bath salts, his and hers sinks, a shower, and separate toilet. French Atelier Cologne luxury amenities are available and a TV is recessed in the wall to follow your favorite programs while getting ready.

Large and convenient bathroom
Atelier Cologne luxury amenities

The main living space offers floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Strip and the nearby resorts. Despite being located on Las Vegas’ busiest boulevard, it’s important to note that there is absolutely no street noise in the room. The Mandarin Oriental boasts incredibly comfortable beds and modern connectivity: control all room elements – including sheer and blackout curtains – from your smart TV. Only disappointing elements: no coffee available in the room – exclusively found at the coffee kiosk on floor 3, only tea is available in the room, and no complimentary bottle of water before the turn-down service.

Ultra-comfortable bed and sitting area
Smart TV and desk area

FACILITIES
The pool deck is located on the 8th floor of the building and presents dramatic skyline views including the Aria, Monte Carlo, and New York New York properties. 3 separate pools flanked with sun chairs and cabanas await. The deck appears nicely maintained and landscaped, providing a feeling of privacy and tranquility rare in Vegas. Attentive staff are happy to take your order or even surprise you with little perks like a banana, berry, and balsamic vinegar smoothie shot to give your energy levels a boost.

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The large pool deck offers sun chairs and cabanas
Enjoy Moët Mondays pool parties throughout summer

While the fitness center was undergoing renovation, the hotel management made sure to set up a separate workout space with basic equipment. Floor 8 also includes the traditional full-service spa, inspired by the luxury of 1930s Shanghai.

Impressive views from the select Mandarin Bar

MANDARIN BAR
After a dinner at Twist, Pierre Gagnaire’s restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas, enter the vibrant Mandarin Bar for a late-night drink. Open in the evening only, the Mandarin Bar is one of the most exclusive bars in Vegas. The views from the wrap-around windows provide an instant immersion in the glamour and magic of this incredible city. The menu includes light snacks, a very wide selection of traditional drinks and famous cocktails with a “twist”. The Sir Francis Drake and its subtle jalapeño kick are sure to keep your night vibrant. Seasonal cocktails are also created to mimic zodiac signs.

Entrance to MOzen Bistro on Floor 3
Large selection of pastries at the breakfast buffet
Plan your daily adventure from your breakfast table

BREAKFAST AT MOZEN BISTRO
Breakfast is served daily at MOzen Bistro, on Floor 3. In a bright and minimalist décor, Mandarin Oriental delivers an efficient breakfast experience: à la carte items or buffet style, dishes and pastries are appealing, fresh, and tasty. Daily cleansing juices are available as an alternative to regular juices. Upon arrival, wait staff inquire about usual morning preferences and offer to bring major newspapers or magazines to your table. Much like the rest of the hotel, the breakfast bistro feels intimate and confidential, a real luxury in Vegas. Complimentary coffee on-the-go is served next door at the coffee kiosk.

Elegant Asian design elements in the hallways

The Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas is one of the strongest offerings on the Strip and commands the highest room rates around. Thanks to the brand reputation and its location, the hotel welcomes the international elite. Everything about the hotel makes it feel private, human-size, and exclusive. It is the perfect retreat in the heart of a crowded space.

Where: Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas
3752 S Las Vegas Blvd,
Las Vegas, NV 89158, USA
Phone: +1 702-590-8888

Note– The critic was invited by the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas . But all the opinions expressed herewith are his own.

GeoffreyGeoffrey Ravoire
Founder of UNITIATE, Geoffrey is a Marketing Expert, Luxury Specialist and Hospitality Enthusiast. Wherever he goes, his early career and personal interests have always helped him nurture and cultivate a passion for the Travel and Leisure industries. French born, Geoffrey has accumulated an extensive experience abroad, thanks to regular visits to foreign countries but also thanks to years of expatriation. Currently based in Chicago, Geoffrey has already lived and worked in New York, Shanghai, Singapore and Monaco. You can meet Geoffrey on Twitter and Linkedin.

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