Spa Hopping: The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas is truly an East- meets-West refuge in the heart of the bustling Vegas Strip.

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[Images: Courtesy of Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas][Images: Courtesy of Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas]Need to Know

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas is truly an East-meets-West refuge in the heart of the bustling Vegas Strip. Designed by Adam D. Tihany as an ode to 30s Shanghai while functioning as a “sophisticated modern sanctuary,” it features minimalist decor, high-tech equipment, neon accents and a pop of tropical Asian textiles. Set inside the nonsmoking, non-gaming hotel on two floors, the spa includes 16 treatment rooms, seven private couples’ suites, 10 steam rooms, a Chinese foot spa, hammam, laconium (dry sweat room), vitality pool, ladies’ rhassoul (mineral clay room), men’s sauna, ice fountain, co-ed relaxation room, and separate men’s and women’s locker rooms with breathtaking Vegas views.

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The hotel brings the spa experience to its business clients by offering wellness add-on options—mini yoga sessions, guided meditation, smoothie breaks—for meeting planners and attendees. These customizable programs are meant to deliver nourishment, movement, calm and a soothing escape for busy professionals. “People need time away from devices, communication and the stress that comes with today’s constant connections,” says Patricia Galas, director of marketing and communications. “We encourage digital detoxification to help individuals disconnect. We’ve positioned the spa as a peaceful haven; many guests need that kind of support.”

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Signature Services

The Spa is known for its customized Mandarin Oriental Signature Spa Therapies (120 min./$340 Mon.-Thu., $400 Fri.-Sun.), which were developed by master aromatherapists and experts in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Each TCM-certified therapist consults with the client to determine what chi blockages they may have, and recommends the appropriate meridien- based massage paired with aromatherapy oils to restore their body’s balance. Afterward, guests are provided with nutritional and movement advice to implement at home.

–by Sheryll Alexander

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