social spa-ing

Hammam at the Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas


Hammam Heaven at the Spa at the Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas

The luxurious Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas is quite something to behold and from what I had heard, the spa’s authentic, Turkish hammam is the highlight of the 27,000-square facility. On a recent visit to the spa at Mandarin Oriental, I knew I had to give it a try.

Unlike many of today’s spa treatments, hammam was historically experienced in the company of others or what we now call “social spa-ing.” The Spa at Mandarin Oriental can accommodate groups of five of your closest friends with a hammam party in the comfort of this private treatment area. It’s also great for bridal parties.



Social Spa-ing with Health Benefits at Russian Bath Houses

The excitement around Russian bath houses comes not just from the health and relaxation benefits, but because these banyas, or bath houses, also provide the perfect place for social spa-ing. These hot-to-cold-based water treatment traditions have become increasingly popular in the states – especially in big cities like New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Chicago.