Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas

Waldorf Astoria
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


We found this piece of just off-the-strip luxury in the heart of the brand new and bustling city centre complex, tucked away in a private oasis of gentle serenity and service. It seems like a contradiction in terms to have a zen-like hotel here on the Sin-city strip, but it was once a Mandarin Oriental, so that goes some way to explain it. So you’d notice that this is uncharacteristic of a Waldorf Astoria, as it retains much of its original house style, with Asian decor blending into classic contemporary in terms of decor, yet under its new name and management, it still feels sincere and authentic. Thee rooms were spacious, luxurious and well thought out. We loved the touchscreen control panels and technology, allowing you to plug-in or zone-out as you feel fit.

Despite its 392 rooms, this place is still considered a ’boutique hotel’, compared with the Strip’s multiplexes. It’s tradition in Las Vegas to be completely over the top and dressed to impress. This place does all those things, but without any of the unsavoury adult-Disneyland thing going on. Also, this property doesn’t feature a casino, some may see this to be a turn off for the Las Vegas regulars, but what it did mean was no whizz-bangs, or incessant beeping, allowing you to play out if you must and come back through the doors and chillax.

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