The tea: All of the food options at Mandarin Bar are worthwhile, but perhaps the best investment is afternoon tea, which includes finger sandwiches, desserts, and the option of a glass of champagne.
The yoga: Free daily yoga classes are held in a studio overlooking the Las Vegas Strip.
The pool: Tucked next to the parking structure for Aria, the Mandarin pool is both intimate and exclusive, the two best qualities in a Las Vegas swimming hole. Sun-worshippers also can order food from the Pool Café.
The eats: Pierre Gagnaire, the father of modern fusion, outdoes himself nightly at Twist, one of two on-site restaurants. The more casual MOzen Bistro serves a top-notch breakfast menu and one of the most eclectic Sunday brunches on the Strip.
The Mandarin's spa is one of the most sophisticated in town, comprising a hammam, laconium, and rhassoul. Add to this a full line of reflexology treatments and a special Chinese foot spa and the facility offers nearly four dozen options in all.
Shoes are shined on site and returned to guests through special valet closets that provide security and privacy at the same time.
Luxurious bed linens, flat irons, Frette robes, and private valet closets in rooms
As a brand, Mandarin Oriental pledges to provide everything for the business traveler, and the Vegas property certainly delivers on that promise. Rooms are on the small side, though sumptuous sheets and soothing Asian-inspired artwork relieve any closed-in feelings you might have. The in-room desk comes with hardware that can project a laptop screen on the television; a special "valet" closet near the door enables butlers to drop off dry cleaning safely without disturbing
guests; and the flat iron is a wonderful amenity in the bathroom. The spa at the Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, is only open to hotel guests, so there's never a crowd. In addition to a Chinese foot spa (which quiets even the most loudly barking dogs), guests can experience a hammam, a laconium, an ice fountain, and a ladies' rhassoul (a treatment that revolves around special Moroccan mud). Men will appreciate the face, shoulder, and scalp massage. On the 23rd floor, the Mandarin Bar serves up great cocktails and views alike.