Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas, USA
392 Rooms & Suites
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Fantasy-like & fantasy-filled, your evening in Vegas promises to be exciting and one you'll not forget for a while.
Not long ago, the mind boggling metropolis that we know (and hate to love) as Las Vegas, was once a sleepy settlement in the heart of the Nevada Desert that emerged at the turn of the twentieth century. Today, it trips the lights fantastic with some of the worlds most eye catching hotels, casinos and entertainment venues that have captured the curiosity of businessmen and travellers alike since the development of the Hoover Dam in the mid 1950s.
For a relatively small city, everything here appears to have been super-sized. The big players such as The Bellagio, Caesar's Palace, The Mirage and Venetian dominate Vegas's jagged, pointed skyline that is constantly evolving to the needs of her eclectic visitors. Dubbed 'Sin City' due to the liberal approach and tolerance to the entertainment on offer, Vegas has seen a profound change in her inhabitants. Undeniably still one of the top tourist destinations in the world, an influx of retirement and family types to this area has witnessed a shedding of her negative reputation. Although we don't recommend Vegas as a destination to take your little ones, Vegas is undoubtedly one to tick off the bucket list - if not for one night only: the Entertainment Capital of the World needs be seen to be believed.
Exotic, mysterious and inescapably fantastical, Vegas' thrills and contagious temptations however come to life at night. By day the bright lights and kaleidoscope of colours rather pale into insignificance against the backdrop of the Nevada Hills surrounding the city. We therefore recommend escaping the city and taking to the skies for a scenic helicopter flight. This perfectly showcases the surrounding natural beauty of the Grand Canyon, Nevada Desert, Colorado River & Hoover Dam. All in refreshing stark contrast to the wholly man-made Mecca that is Las Vegas.
Once the sun sets, dash back to Vegas and head to her infamous 'Strip'. 4.2 miles in length, Las Vegas Boulevard renamed 'An All American Road' is a mesmerising show of neon lights, cascading water displays watched over by the towers of high rise hotels that line the street.