Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas replaces Mandarin Oriental in August 2018

Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas was sold and the new hotel owner will rebrand the Las Vegas CityCenter hotel to Hilton’s Waldorf Astoria luxury brand. CityCenter is the Las Vegas Strip development with Aria, Vdara and a high-end shopping center opened in 2009 just as the economic recession hit.

Mandarin Oriental as seen from Aria Resort entrance

Mandarin Oriental is one of the few hotels on the strip without a casino. One of its signature features is a 23rd floor bar with great views of the Strip.

I had the opportunity to stay at Mandarin Oriental in 2010 on a $12 per night room rate purchased through an Expedia Canada promotion.

My review of the hotel property:

Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas in morning light

News sources: Las Vegas Review Journal – Waldorf Astoria to take over Mandarin Oriental on Las Vegas Strip

Travel Weekly – Waldorf Astoria raising flag in Las Vegas

Hotel Management – Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas to become a Waldorf Astoria


About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined in 2008.

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