Mandarin Oriental Spa Review

Everybody’s talking about the amazing spa at Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas. Let’s find out why and if it’s what you want, or if you’re better off going to another good Vegas spa.  Here we give you details of the private suites and on the luxurious and ‘funky’ treatment rooms, details of the Mandarin Oriental gym and details of the Mandarin Oriental pools:

 Mandarin Oriental in Vegas aims to offer sophisticated, modern luxury and its ‘uplifting yet relaxing’ spa follows this aspiration. If you’re someone who likes the classical, marble/fountain feel of a spa then maybe this one is not for you and you may be better off going to the Mandalay Bay Spa, for example. But if you’re after ‘chic’ then you’ll enjoy the modern yet ‘retro’ feel of this 27,000-square-foot spa: its interior boasts ‘natural lighting’, which you will really enjoy and its décor may remind you of a 1930’s art gallery with Asian undertones, mostly because of its purple, olive and fuchsia accent colors, the occasional Asian-style art, its gray marble and its dark wood.

It really tries to offer a unique spa experience through its floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing natural light in and fantastic views of Las Vegas from almost everywhere. The comfortable, reclining lounge chairs are a great relaxing start, from which you can sip your tea and relax, whilst admiring great views of the Vegas Strip.
But here you will find all that a luxurious, modern spa in Vegas (or anywhere else) has to offer and much more:

– an ‘experience shower’, offering five different ‘journeys’, each providing different lights, sounds and scents
– temperature-controlled relaxing chairs, recommended to recover from jet lag in a room overlooking the city of Las Vegas
– a heated relaxation room
– a welcome tea ritual with a heated towel
– vitality pools, ice fountains and the omnipresent steam rooms

You will be given (as in every other quality Vegas spa) slippers, luxurious robes (these ones are black) and a complimentary toiletries bag you can use when you leave Vegas and reminisce of the pampering experience Mandarin Oriental provided.

Hours of Operations of the Mandarin Oriental Spa/Gym: delightfully, this spa is open from 9am to 9pm and, just as delightfully, the modern gym is open from 6am to 9pm, as a nice change from some competitors (which close far too early!).

Private Suites & Treatments at the Mandarin Oriental Vegas Spa:

The Spa Suites: The Mandarin Oriental Spa is huge and it has a bit for absolutely everybody; this can already be deduced by the fact that this Vegas spa boasts 17 rooms (or separate areas)! Seven of these are actually couples’ suites (all boasting fantastic views), some with private soaking tubs and steam showers (besides offering private dressing rooms, treatment tables, vanity areas and personal refreshments). Couples can treat themselves to one of these spectacular suites (you will have to book in advance), from which you can enjoy the sunset over fantastic Vegas views.

Treatments: many of them come from the long tradition of Asian treatments, such as a relaxing cool jade tile treatment, a rejuvenating pearl-power treatment, a 2-hour pressure point treatment, as well as the better-known reflexology, the Chinese foot spa and so forth.

The Gym of Mandarin Oriental Vegas. This gym at Mandarin Oriental Vegas will not disappoint and you can enjoy state-of-the-art cardio and work-out equipment, which include the alternative kinesis wall, yoga, Pilates and meditation studios.

The Pool at Mandarin Oriental Vegas. You will love the 2 pool areas if you love to be surrounded by ultra modern and you don’t mind sky-scrapers around you (or modern buildings). It’s an ultra modern and chic environment and, for those who like to really swim, the pools are long (though narrow) so you can at least do some decent laps. The cabanas are also modern and in style with the rectangular-shape pool area. Personally, since I love to at least pretend that I am in some sort of tropical island, the pool area at Mandarin Oriental is just not for me. I prefer the Mirage pools where I enjoy lush palm trees and phenomenal, life-like waterfall, or even the Mandalay Beach which, although super crowded, does sound like a real ‘wavy’ beach. However, if you have sought ultra-modern you will probably not mind the ‘city’-type pool area of Mandarin Oriental Vegas and you may actually enjoy it. It looks more adult-oriented and that, for me, is definitely a plus, since when I want to relax I really… want to relax 🙂

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