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The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas Opens December 2009
LAS VEGAS, November 20, 2009 The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas is set to be an urban oasis featuring spacious, sunlit facilities inspired by traditional Eastern philosophies and Western applications. Opening in December 2009, the 27,000 square-foot Spa will span the entire seventh and eighth floors of the property. Day visitors, hotel guests and residents will be privy to spectacular views through floor-to-ceiling windows, a rarity in Las Vegas spas. The tranquil ambiance and stunning design will set the stage for a comprehensive range of wellness, beauty and massage treatments. A dedicated team of holistic therapists, led by Director of Spa Jennifer Lynn, will offer a sensory experience that nourishes the mind, body and spirit.
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas will embrace a Shanghai 1930s design scheme, evoking a sleek, warm and opulent Art Deco elegance with indigenous elements of a rich Chinese culture. The theme will be reflected in the signature Spa uniforms, created by famed East meets West designer, Vivienne Tam. Guests will enjoy a comprehensive experience to soothe the five senses, comprised of calming herbal teas, blissful music, aromatic scents, luxurious décor and indulgent treatments. Designed to reflect the elevated level of luxury intrinsic to Mandarin Oriental worldwide, guests will be invited on a journey of introspection and rejuvenation during each Spa visit.
Guests will be encouraged to arrive 45 minutes prior to their scheduled treatment to experience a wide variety of Thermal Experiences in both the Mens and Womens Spas. Water facilities including Vitality Pools, Steam Rooms and Ice Fountains allow guests to relax tired muscles and revitalize dry skin. There will be five different Experience Shower journeys to choose from with dramatic light, water and sound functions choreographed into rhythmic interplay. Additional amenities will include the Laconium Room, a heated relaxation room with contoured bench-style seating and temperature-controlled Tepidarium chairs, aligned with views overlooking the city.
The Spa experience will begin with the exchange of shoes for comfortable slippers, an enduring Asian greeting that signifies the leaving of the external world behind. A welcoming cup of tea will be enjoyed before guests are escorted to changing rooms and familiarized with the amenities. As Time Rituals and Journeys begin, spa-goers will be treated to Mandarin Orientals signature footbath in the privacy of their treatment room. At the conclusion of each treatment, guests will be offered water or a signature tea and escorted back to the Zen Relaxation Room.
Decadent Spa Suites will give friends and loved ones a private setting. The Couples Suites Bamboo, Chrysanthemum, Orchid and Plum will feature private steam showers and breathtaking views. The Green, Red and White Dragon Suites will offer water experiences with two private steam showers and personal soaking tubs. All Suites will boast two treatment tables, personal wardrobes and vanity areas, offering a peaceful escape. Relaxation time will be factored into each Suite experience and every session will conclude with a delicious spa refreshment.
A Complete Journey of the Senses
Journeys at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas can be booked in blocks of time called Time Rituals, with a two-hour minimum recommended. Intended to restore a natural state of equilibrium and attend to the bodys specifics needs, Time Rituals are tailor-made for individual guests. Beginning with a welcoming foot ritual, each Time Ritual provides a peaceful path to an unforgettable experience.
Inspired by the energy of Las Vegas and remaining true to Mandarin Orientals Eastern heritage, The Spa will also offer treatments exclusive to the property. Mahjong Balance, a two-hour session focusing on pressure points and energy centers, will finish using a cool jade game tile to soothe and calm the body. For those seeking a night out, The Luminescence Massage and Body Treatment will use pearl powder, a long-time Asian tradition, to provide the ultimate glow. To recover from consecutive late nights, Lucky Eights will revitalize tired eyes and feet using soothing techniques and reflexology.
Patrons looking to make the spa experience more social may choose from a variety of group-oriented programs and facilities. In keeping with Las Vegas traditions, bachelors and bachelorettes will also find The Spa to be an ideal function space for their family and friends. Groups can book interactive sessions, such as yoga, pilates or meditation classes as well as sessions with experts. A Tea Sommelier will also be on-hand to educate guests on international tea ceremonies and a Dream Coach will be available to analyze and explore the subconscious.
A bespoke co-ed Hammam and a Rhassoul for women will encourage group healing. The traditional Hammam will be a mosaic-tiled, temperature-controlled room with lounge-style seating, offering a steam experience for guests. The core of the Hammam experience will be the full-body exfoliation, which is enjoyed on a heated marble table in the center of the room. Another communal option, the Turkish-tiled Rhassoul, will provide an authentic cultural experience for two women at a time. Guests will be covered in clay and exposed to both dry and wet heat, to release toxins and nourish the skin.
Beauty, Fitness and Retail
Prominently located to the left of the main arrival area will be the Chinese Foot Spa, which will offer traditional, steeping hot foot baths infused with invigorating or relaxing herbal blends. This unique offering, never before seen on The Strip, is inspired by the foot spas of the Far East. Each 45-minute ceremonial foot bath will conclude with a Reflexology session, neck and shoulder massage, heated herbal neck wrap and hot or cold tea. Tired soles will enjoy a succinct but restorative break and majestic views of The Strip from the comfort of the Foot Spas lush, reclining lounge chairs. Comprehensive beauty treatments, including nail care, hair color, cuts and styling will be available by a team of accomplished stylists at the neighboring Beauty Salon.
The spacious Fitness Center will feature equipment by Technogym® including the brands Kinesis training system, a Studio for Yoga, Pilates and group exercise. Adjacent to the Fitness Center will be the propertys two magnificent outdoor lap pools and 20 cabanas, which will be available for rent. Personal trainers and attendants will guide guests to peak performance. Guests can also indulge at the propertys Poolside Café. Open seasonally, the Café will serve market-fresh cuisine designed to enhance the holistic experience. For those who wish to continue their spa experience at home, The Spa Boutique will offer a full range of Mandarin Oriental signature products, clothes and accessories.
About Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas
Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas will be a sophisticated sanctuary of modern elegance prominently situated at the entrance of CityCenter, a magnificent urban resort destination in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Opening in December 2009, this 47-story, non-gaming hotel and residences will bring fine-dining, a relaxing Spa, spectacular accommodations and the personalized service of the world-renowned hotel group to Las Vegas. Designed entirely by interior designer Adam D. Tihany and architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox, Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas will set a new standard of style with stunning suites, amenities and architectural design.
About Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world's most prestigious hotels, resorts and residences. Mandarin Oriental now operates, or has under development, 41 hotels representing over 10,000 rooms in 25 countries, with 17 hotels in Asia, 14 in The Americas and 10 in Europe and North Africa. In addition, the Group operates, or has under development, 13 Residences at Mandarin Oriental, connected to the Groups properties. Photography of Mandarin Oriental is available to download, in high and low resolution, in the Photo Library of our Media section, at www.mandarinoriental.com.
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