Spa at Mandarin Oriental
Roman-style baths worthy of Caligula, indoor igloos and massive communal spaces: where most spas on the Strip impress with size (and bells and whistles), Mandarin Oriental’s nurturing little spa goes for exclusive opulence, channeling the vibe of Shanghai in the 1930s. Think dark woods, grey marble and pops of jewel-tone purples and fuchsias. It has the most lovely, formal service of any of the spas on the Strip—all treatments start with a traditional Chinese foot ritual—and the hammam lit with blue stars is pure magic. Lie on the heated marble motherstone for a traditional Turkish scrub, but don’t miss the Laconium room (a heated relaxation room with contoured bench seating) or the temperature-controlled Tepidarium.
The treatment to book: the Rhassoul treatment, in the women’s facility, in which you are covered in clay and exposed to dry and wet heat to release toxins and nourish the skin.