Monday, May 13, 2013 | 11:41 p.m.
Actress Heather Graham apparently was not happy about Las Vegas, its residents and its visitors while here filming “The Hangover” and “The Hangover Part III.” She had unkind words for our city during a Hollywood interview about her new movie.
However, it didn’t deter her from returning here to promote the second sequel or attend the 10th anniversary celebration at Mandarin Oriental of our sister publication Vegas Magazine, of which she’s the featured cover girl (for the second time).
But she remained silent — maybe moodier — on the red carpet there and wouldn’t talk with media when asked. Inside the party, she reportedly tried to make amends by asking a few of the Las Vegas staff what it was like to live here. But when asked to address the celebrants, she again refused.
I would have told her that unlike her accusations that Las Vegas is “superficial,” the city has the best to offer its residents and visitors alike, but her special-guest appearance lasted less than 30 minutes. Ms. Graham vanished into the beautiful night air and the Strip’s glittering lights before I arrived.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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The 47-story hotel and condo tower is the first venture for Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas. It is the only resort in Las Vegas that has a five-star hotel, a five-star restaurant and a five-star spa.
The tower has 392 guest rooms and 227 residences, decorated in a contemporary design with oriental touches.
Amenities include a 27,000-square-foot spa and a pool complex with 20 cabanas. Mandarin Oriental also includes six restaurants and bars, including Chef Pierre Gagnaire’s first U.S. restaurant, Twist.