Business travelers and meeting professionals will appreciate the focus on wellness that is provided by this exclusive spa — guided by the hotel’s Asian heritage. Located on the 7th and 8th floors, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental offers a full range of treatment options as well as fitness and yoga facilities. The following reflects my experience:

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Tian Quan Thermal Experiences

After being greeted at reception, you’re welcomed with sandals and tea. Then, you are escorted by your host or hostess attendant to the changing facilities. There, you change into your robe and enjoy a journey in the heat and water areas. The experiences include an Herbal Steam Room, Laconium, Experience Showers, Vitality Spa, Ice Fountain, Tepidarium Chairs and a Relaxation Lounge. The Experience Showers offer five different cool and warm water options, and I particularly enjoyed the Island Storm spray. My advice is to arrive at least an hour before your scheduled treatment to maximize your time here. Swim wear is optional in these areas.

The Chinese Foot Spa

Many Eastern cultures — Hong Kong, Thailand and Southeast Asia — wash the feet of their guests to welcome and honor them into their homes (historically, people often traveled long distances over several days to make their visits). The Spa at Mandarin Oriental provides an authentic foot treatment including a steeping into a hot foot bath infused with herbal blends. This is followed by a ceremonial foot bath. Next, you’re escorted to a lounge chair where you receive an relaxing massage for your feet and lower legs.

The Facial, Shoulder & Neck Massage

Using ESPA products (natural, botanic-based products), the facial includes a triple clense procedure and hot towels to open up the pores. This is followed by a relaxing acupressure face massage and purifying mask, and then a deep shoulder and scalp massage is performed to release tight muscles and tension.

Spa Options for Groups

Spa facilities include 17 treatment rooms (including seven couple’s suites), a Chinese Foot spa, two manicure stations, two pedicure stations, men’s and women’s relaxation lounges with views of the Strip, the Tian Quan thermal experiences, a beauty salon, a fitness and wellness studio (including yoga studio) and a spa boutique. Many who travel to meetings for work certainly understand the importance of wellness, and several fun spa break packages are available from the Mandarin Oriental Spa. They include:

  • Spa Break. Fresh Fruit Skewers, Spa Elixir, Hummus with Celery and Carrot Sticks, House Made Granola Bars ($20.00 per guest).
  • Enhancements. Mini hand massage treatments that includes a cleansing hand exfoliation and moisturizing – 10 minutes (1 technician needed for every 10 guests at $150 per hour). Mini spa chair massages – 15 minutes (1 therapist needed for every 6 guests at $200 per hour).

The Verdict?

Las Vegas is a competitive spa city, and that’s a good thing for those who understand and have a passion for wellness. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental’s Foot Spa services are a unique selling point because Vegas is definitely a walking city — mega hotels, big convention facilities, walking the streets, shopping the stores, dancing at night, etc.

“Feet are the gateway to the body, and reflex points correlate to certain parts of the body,” explains Jennifer Lynn, spa director. While the foot spa is certainly a unique selling point for the Spa at Mandarin Oriental, this is a great spa to carve out some time and focus on your overall wellness.

My host attendants (two in the men’s facilities) and female therapist all provided excellent service and attention to detail. In fact, the facilities are designed to offer a personalized experience throughout, and I felt as if I walked away with an exclusive experience.

With the variety of places to stay in Las Vegas, it’s helpful to know that you do not have to be a hotel guest to book your appointment at the spa. And the Spa at Mandarin Oriental is available for groups staying at the hotel as well as within CityCenter or other resorts in Las Vegas. Simply contact one of the spa managers for more information.