What five things do we love most about Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas?

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Despite its location in the midst of Las Vegas' mega casinos, we love that Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas sets itself apart from the pack — and here's why:

1. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas. By mixing Eastern methodologies with Western application, the spa becomes a rejuvenation haven. With 17 treatment rooms — 10 single suites and 7 couples suites — you can indulge in soothing treatments, including body massages and wraps, foot and facial treatments and thermal experiences, such as the plunging pools or the ice fountain.

2. The check-in process. When you arrive at the 47-story luxury hotel, you'll head to the 23rd floor to check into your room. The unique arrival gives you a glimpse of the hotel's ambience, quaint and elegant, with floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing Las Vegas' surrounding mountains and spectacular lights.

3. Twist. French chef Pierre Gagnaire dishes out traditional flavors with a scientific flair at his only U.S. restaurant, experimenting with texture, taste and temperature. As the leader of the fusion movement, Gagnaire breaks convention one course at a time.

4. The design. The interior design of the Five-Star Las Vegas hotel provides some intimacy uncommonly found in other Sin City jaunts, thanks to interior designer Adam Tihany. The chic red and gold tones and rich patterns are inspired by 1930s Shanghai, making the hotel a unique combination of contemporary elements and subtle Asian aesthetic.

5. The Tea Lounge. Las Vegas is all about the drinks — including tea. The lounge at the hotel adopts an afternoon tea-time ritual from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. that delivers an herbal boost for the rest of the day. It's the perfect way to take a few hours out of a busy Las Vegas vacation just to sit and relax (before prepping for another crazy night, of course).

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