More that just a club sandwich, the room service menu in a Las Vegas hotel can be as elaborate as a five-star dining experience or as indulgent as a day at the spa. When in need, just pick up the phone, press a button, and you’ll be surprised by what shows up.
Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas
Eschewing the typical Vegas experience is what Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas (adjacent to Aria), has been doing since it opened in 2009. The lobby, tucked into the 23rd floor, is the starting point for a unique adventure in hospitality, one that has nothing to do with slot machines or buffets. Once you arrive at your room, which feels more like a chic cosmopolitan apartment than a Las Vegas Strip accommodation, dial up the concierge and request something really cool from the room service menu. For the kids, it’s the Fish Amenity, which includes an assortment of cookies and chocolate, and a cake pop in a charming beach-themed display. Pressed for time? If you are in the market for new wristwear, luxury watch expert Amit Dev Handa can assist with acquisition, advice, or consultancy. For either of these services, you technically don’t have to leave the comfort of “home.”
Wynn Las Vegas
Convenience creates a happy and relaxed stay, and with that in mind, Wynn Las Vegas brings its salon—helmed by master stylist Claude Baruk—directly to you. While staying in a Wynn or Encore guest room, a blow-dry, updo, manicure, pedicure, or makeup application is on the menu. Massage services are also available. The four hands massage is especially decadent, with two therapists doing the body treatment. If you work as hard as you play, opt for in-room personal training, yoga, or pilates to get the day started on the healthy side (versus that club sandwich).
The original name in Las Vegas luxury, Bellagio has a room service amenity for every special occasion. With around a dozen packages to choose from, the team at Bellagio makes sure no holiday goes improperly recognized. Celebrate your spouse’s birthday with a cake that screams Vegas, adorned in paying cards and chips, and filled with your choice of ooey-gooey decadence. And because nothing goes better with cake than bubbles, don’t forget to include the Champagne. If your tooth isn’t that sweet, go for the seafood tower: four varieties of big, beautiful shellfish served with all the sauces. It’s so fresh, you’ll forget the nearest body of water is almost 300 miles away.
The Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace has bragging rights as the only spot in the United States where you can have food delivered straight from the Nobu kitchen to your room. The offerings shine on their breakfast menu with cleverly composed dishes that extend the singular Nobu vibe to the most important meal of the day. Try the bagel and lox dish, with crispy rice, tofu crema, salmon “pastrami,” onion, caper, and ponzu—or green tea waffles with applewood-smoked bacon, jidori eggs, and maple syrup. As the day continues, there’s a bento box available for every taste, but perhaps the Matsuhisa best shows off all the things for which this famous chef is known, including black cod, prime beef tenderloin, spicy garlic vegetables, a selection of nigiri and maki, and sashimi salad.
Across the street, another celebrity chef, Giada De Laurentiis, cooks breakfast, lunch, and dinner not only for the patrons of her namesake restaurant at The Cromwell, but also for guests of the hotel. Her room service menu offers exclusive items not found in the restaurant. If you are in the mood for chicken fingers, try Giada’s Chicken Milanese Fingers, with parmesan and pomodoro instead of ranch. Hungry for a burger? Order one topped with gorgonzola, grilled tomatoes, and crispy pancetta. Mama mia!