Hotel Review: Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas
January 18, 2019 at 10:45 AM
HOTEL REVIEW: WALDORF ASTORIA LAS VEGAS
During my trip to Las Vegas last month, I had the opportunity to visit the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas, formerly the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. This is a very special hotel, which I want you to keep in mind when you plan your next trip to Las Vegas. Here are the top reasons why I love the property, as well as some additional insights about this hotel.
- Location, location, location. Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas is right on the Las Vegas Strip (Las Vegas Boulevard), and is part of the City Center complex in the heart of Las Vegas. The hotel is 10 minutes’ drive from the airport, 10 minutes from the Wynn Golf Course, and across the street from the shops, restaurants and attractions at City Center. The nearest monorail stop is only 10 minutes’ walk.
- Unique arrival experience. The hotel has a small, discreet, low-key entrance lobby on the street level. On arrival, you are whisked to the hotel’s main lobby on the 23rd floor. The arrival is residential and tranquil – no casinos, crowds, or tornadoes as you enter, which you may find in other hotels in Las Vegas. Once you get to the 23rd floor, you will be checked in by the hotel’s reception team.
- Accommodations. Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas offers 389 guest rooms, some of the largest in Las Vegas. The smallest room will be the city view guestroom, at 500 sq. ft, and goes al the way up to Presidential suites offering over 2,000 sq. ft. of space. Guestrooms are located on floors 4-22, and are decorated with a sleek, contemporary, and comfortable design. Rooms feature state-of-the-art technology, floor to ceiling windows, and plenty of living space. Choose from views of the Strip, City Center, or the city. The hotel also has ‘Panorama’ room categories, on the corners, with 250 degree views of Las Vegas. For Super VIPs, the hotel offers Presidential suites in different configurations, including 1 and 2 bedrooms.
- Fitness and wellness. The hotel features 27,000 sq. ft. of spa, wellness, and fitness on two levels. The property has a gym with the latest equipment, a yoga studio, and an enormous spa offering every treatment imaginable. In addition, there are indoor and outdoor swimming pools.
- Dining options. Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas is known for Twist, its fine dining restaurant, managed by Pierre Gagnaire, the famous Michelin-star chef. The property also offers all day dining at Zen Kitchen.
- Sky Bar. Located on the 23rd floor, this very special space has fantastic views of the Las Vegas strip and is popular with both local residents and visitors. Enjoy a drink and tapas as you take in the view.
- Management & service. The hotel is superbly managed by Donald Bowman, (former GM of the Mandarin Oriental San Francisco and MO Las Vegas) and his team. Mr. Bowman is the quintessential superstar GM, making sure the hotel's staff delivers a high level of service and warm hospitality to every guest.
- Value. The hotel offers great value, considering the quality of the property and service. For example, a weekend stay in February starts at $277 with Signature privileges, which include breakfast for two daily, a $100 spa credit, complimentary wi-fi, as well as an upgrade/late check-out/early check-in, subject to availability.
- Special offers. For travelers heading to Las Vegas this winter, take advantage of the hotel’s ‘stay a little longer’ promotion, offering a complimentary 4th night, with 3 paid consecutive nights, an outstanding value, and also combinable with Signature privileges. This offer is valid now through 01MAR19.
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For sophisticated travelers looking for an elegant resort in the heart of Las Vegas, look no further than the Waldorf Astoria.