At Mandarin Oriental the attention is in the drink coasters

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coastersAnywhere else, a coaster is just a coaster. Not on the 23rd floor of CityCenter’s Mandarin Oriental.

Individually the small black squares may seem like nothing special — just your typical drink coaster, sitting dutifully underneath your beverage, protecting the table from condensation and leakage.

But put the four unique coasters at Mandarin Bar together and you’ll discover the Mandarin Oriental promise, an impeccable attention to coasters … I mean, details. The coasters were actually designed to fit together like a puzzle forming the image of a dragon.

After four drinks, you may think you’re seeing things. But this is more than just a dragon’s tale!

Aleza Freeman

Yes, I’m from Las Vegas. But I’d like to clarify a few things: I don’t live in a hotel and I’m not a showgirl. I put my pasties on one nipple at a time, just like everyone else. I’m a regular girl who plunges off the side of ridiculously tall Las Vegas landmarks and writes about it for a living. I also ride roller coasters, hang at the spa, shoot holes in zombies and take art lessons from bottlenose dolphins. You know, normal stuff. My career as a journalist and copywriter has led me out of Vegas and around the world, but the 24/7 normality of Las Vegas sucks me back in every time. Am I oblivious to the plethora of slot machines everywhere I go? Sure. But that’s because I’m distracted by all the pretty lights. Follow me on Google+ and Twitter.

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