Originally Posted by amoeba
I'm seeing Mandarin prices to be in line with Cosmo prices for when I am planning to go this year.
Also seeing Vdara being cheaper than Aria.
Having never stayed at either MO or Vdara, I want to ask if the price is the same, which would you pick between Cosmo and MO?
Same question for Vdara vs Aria.
You pick Mandarin over Cosmo when you want true grown-up luxury, quiet, and attention to detail that a hotel like that will deliver. And grape vodka. Cosmo's brand of "luxury" will be young, hip & stylish. I'm at a point in my life where I prefer the former, but I don't always prefer it when in Vegas.
Vdara vs Aria is more of just a quiet vs non-quiet thing. There's nothing particularly luxurious about Vdara, at least not in the way a Mandarin/Four Seasons/Ritz Carlton would be. It's nice in an upscale apartment kind of way.