TGIM. Really? Yes, when it marries two of my favorite things: Moet Chandon Imperial Ice Rose Champagne and a poolside Cabana at the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas.
Travel & Leisure described the property as “One of the most transporting spots on all the Strip, Mandarin’s intimate pool and 17 relaxing cabanas have a gorgeous view, a delicious and light pool menu, no thumping bass, and the least meat-market vibe“. Cabana and pool manager Askin Barut, a debonair transplant from the Mandarin Oriental Turkey, told us that the goal was to recreate the laid back luxury and fun of an LA rooftop and we are happy to report, he has accomplished just that. (Click here to read Travel & Leisure’s cabana round up)
This weekly soiree was created in exclusive partnership with Moet Chandon Champagne. @MO_Las Vegas was inspired by the classy, chic, laid back feels of a Hollywood Hills pool party. DJ Roger Gandi plays cool tropical electronic vibes between midday and 6pm every Monday.
The intimate party is created for hotel guests, residents as well as Las Vegas Industry and locals. “This is a time where you can come with your friends, and have a great laid back time,” says Askin. There is a special drinks menu (including BOGOS and special bottle packages) as well as special food pricing.
Moët Ice Impérial Rosé, is the first and only rosé champagne especially created to be enjoyed on ice. They call it “a new champagne tasting experience that brings together pleasure, freshness and the free spirit of summer time.” I say it is truly my new summertime obsession. While I was sipping on my pool-safe white goblet of the rose elixir, one of the hotel guests told me that he noticed everyone who drank these were really, really nice. And happy.
From Friday through Sunday, $350 gets you one of their coveted cabanas with complimentary non-alcoholic minibar, fresh fruit, sun care, (when we were there, an angel even walked around with a special offer to massage your suncare in for a reasonable fee), a 48″ flat panel TV, and full Pool Café service and bottle service. On weekdays, there’s no rental fee, just a $350 food and beverage minimum.
I have to admit, the hours we spent at the cabana made our afternoon. I love the hotel spa as well so it’s hard to say which I find more relaxing. That’s the beauty of it all I suppose, why does this have to be an either/or proposition? I’d like both please, with an icy goblet of Moet Chandon Imperial Ice Rose Champagne on the rocks while I take yet another dip in the pool.
Maxine Tatlonghari is the award-winning innovator behind the Vanity Girl Hollywood brand, bringing you the original Hollywood vanity mirror. She chronicles her (mostly) glamorous beauty boss life in The Vanity Girl Diaries, with a focus on lifestyle, beauty, female founders and philanthropy. She resides in West Hollywood and loves to travel.
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