When you are in Las Vegas sometimes you just want to get away from all the noise and people as well as the casino. If so, then the Mandarin Oriental is a fine choice. If you are familiar with Ritz Carlton Hotels this is somewhat similar, but with an oriental flair. The hotel is nestled in the heart of City Centre, within a 5 minute walk of the Aria, most of which is under cover. It is also very close to Crystals shopping center where there are some very good restaurants and plenty of over-priced shopping. Again, there is no casino here and only two restaurants.
As for the hotel the configuration is a bit odd. To get to the lobby you have to go to the 24th floor (they call it the sky lobby). Off the lobby there is a very nice bar with great views of the strip and with some unique drinks, so look at the menu. They also have high tea in the lobby, a nice touch.
The check-in process was painless and the staff was very professional. Now, another oddity, depending on where your room is you need to take two elevators to get to it from the ground floor. I was on the 19th floor, requiring me to transfer at either the 8th or 24th floors. A minor inconvenience. The room itself is spacious, but not necessarily by Vegas standards, but roomy enough. The rooms also have a bit of an odd configuration for the closet area. The touches in the room are very nice. Automated lighting and drapes, a large separate tub with bath salts, tv in mirror in the bathroom and a nice flat screen with lots of stations. The bed was very comfortable and overall the room was clean with nice amenities, but what is expected of a hotel of this class.
There is a butler pantry where you can get your shoes shined for free and where they will drop off the paper of your choice. It is locked from the outside. There is also a large safe in the drawer.
I did go to the spa and so should you. While again smaller than other Vegas spas the staff was very professional and they offer multiple types of rooms, beyond the typical sauna. Worthy of at least a few hours. The best part of the spa is that it was not teaming with people, which presents a great way to relax. I dislike the larger spas where there are throngs of people as it defeats part of the spa experience.
As far as dining I only ate on the 8th floor where there is a sushi bar as well as a nice place to get breakfast. It is pricey, so be prepared, but the food is far better than average.
Lastly, if you made it to the end of this review here is a hint, make your reservation with a platinum American Express. You will get various benefits including a $100 spa credit, better rates and very late check-out.
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