The Mandarin Oriental is a casino free hotel in the City Center complex in Las Vegas. It is one of the most recent additions to the Las Vegas luxury hotels scene. It joins other luxury hotel brands like the Four Seasons on the Las Vegas that offers a different type of experience to the massive theme hotels and resorts. The nature of visitors to Las Vegas is changing and they are getting younger, have money and are not necessarily coming for the gambling as their main priority.
Below is my video tour of a strip view room that I stayed in. The room was 903 on the 9th floor. The reception is up on the 23rd floor and the hotel is on the floors below that level. There is a really nice pool area on the 8th floor which has long lap style pools and lots of shade. This is a hotel for adults, not really for children.
To be transparent, I was not totally blown away with the hotel after my stay of 5 nights. Not because of the style and design but I felt the service was not as tailored and total star quality as some of the luxury competition. It was good but not the level that the premium rates would imply. To their great credit, the hotel did a post stay survey and when I shared those thoughts the management made contact with me and asked for more details. I am going to stay there again on my next trip to Las Vegas in a few months time for a night so they can show me how they have taken on board feedback. This implies a five star mind set. I will report back.
Meantime, watch my video tour of the room and see some of the unusual and high tech aspects of the room. I liked the service cupboard, for example, which means things like shoe cleaning, ice delivery, newspapers are delivered into your room via a secure cupboard that the staff can access from the hallway. The one slightly frustrating aspect, especially if you stay for a number of nights, that you have to get 2 different elevators every time you come and go from the hotel:
Some photos of the room: