What’s sweeter than partying in Vegas? Partying in a villa in Vegas. It’s the only way to do it right if you’re hitting up Sin City for work or play, but especially for play. Rooms along the strip have everything from their very own full size basketball court to exclusive VIP entrances, personalized butlers and an average square footage of more than 8,000. Ready to play?
Ziggurat Suite, New York New York
You can’t go wrong with the classics, and in Las Vegas’ New York New York, traditional Sin City momentum is captured flawlessly in the Ziggurat Suite. Timeless elegance goes a lot farther than you’d think when you’re in the center of the Las Vegas Strip, becoming even more prominent when there are amenities like a spa tub, oversized shower, wet bar, dining room and his and her closets. Simplicity at its best in the Big Apple is exactly what the doctor ordered.
Encore Salon Suite, Wynn
Las Vegas profligacy begins and ends with the renovated Salon Suite at Wynn’s Encore tower. Over 2,261 feet of space offer guests a full cast of luxury amenities similar to others but complete with floor-to-ceiling views. From one touch climate control to a wet bar, private massage room and the famed Wynn signature bed, it’s surprising that people actually leave their suite come wake-up call.
It might not be the newest tower on the Las Vegas Strip, but it wasn’t too long ago that Mandalay Bay’s latest tower was the talk of the town. Luckily for guests who are up for an adventure, THEhotel still has the shine of a new kid on the block but with the attitude of a veteran. THESuite at THEhotel take a similar shape to the rest of the resort’s flare with sleek lines, tiled entrances and advanced technology. While technologicially standard for a more modern hotel, its 725 square feet of living space and one and a half baths, Mandalay Bay’s motif makes up for that.
Skylofts, MGM Grand
MGM might be known for its Mansion, but there are plenty of other penthouse suites that will tickle your fancy if you can’t gain access into that elusive entrance. For the more ‘regular Joes’, the SkyLofts are just as viable as an alternative with a personal driver ready to chauffeur your party in the company’s Maybach, SkyLoft exclusive lounge, pressing services, an astonishing 15 varieties for pillows firmness, 24 butler service, Blvgari bath amenities and a personalized espresso machine. If leaving the room proves too exhausting, there’s an extensive room service list created just for SkyLofts passengers – but with preferred seating at MGM’s Cirque du Soleil show and signature restaurants (like Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak), why wouldn’t you get out of the suite?
Panoramic View Penthouse Sky Suite, ARIA
Sophisticated, modern and elite are three words that define Sin City’s latest addition. At ARIA’s Panoramic View Penthouse Sky Suite, you’re going to get a view, no question. The kicker is that along with a sweeping 1465 square foot room, included in a stay is a porte-cochère entry by limo, fully stocked lounge, air bath whirlpool tub, one-touch control for practically everything in the room and a custom ARIA mattress lined with Egyptian cotton.
Mandarin Suite, Mandarin Oriental
It might not be a Las Vegas original, but that doesn’t mean that the neon lights don’t burn as bright from Mandarin Oriental’s view in the Mandarin Suite. Outstanding service is second to none, but that comes with the territory – it’s the 3100 square foot suite outfitted with Bang & Olufsen technology, central controls and around the clock valet services that make this room a beauty. That, and the designer chic bedroom décor that comfortably sleeps six with a whole lot of extra space for the 42” LCD TV, dining room, bar and study makes the Mandarin Suite a must.
One part of Las Vegas’ modern fleet of hotels that have shifted the center of Las Vegas toward the City Center, Vdara is simplest pleasure at its finest. Few bachelorette parties scour through the doors of this expansive resort, making staying here a breeze whether traveling for business or relaxed pleasure. With the silhouette of the city of your fingertips, Vdara’s Panoramic Suite is just the place to enjoy a moment away – along with 270 degrees of views, this resort’s sophisticated ambiance is reflected upstairs in its 811 square foot suite featuring a kitchenette, spa soaking tub and dining room.
Cypress Suite, Bellagio
There are a lot of things drawing guests to the Bellagio, and certainly the Cypress Suite is one of them. As part of the Bellagio’s line of signature suites, the Cypress Suite enlists its prestigious AAA Five Diamond standard amenities in everything from the sheer carpeting and signature bedding to personalized butler service and products. As fitting as the private office might be, relaxation is key in the evening and perfect in the Cypress with separate his and her washrooms featuring whirlpool tub and glass-enclosed steam shower.
Claudius, Octavius Villas, Caesar’s Palace
To define extravagant in Las Vegas, one doesn’t have to look much farther than the Caesar’s Palace Octavius villas. An understatement at 8500 square foot, Claudius is just one of three spacious resort palaces overlooking Caesar’s bikini clad pools. Most homes in New York City aren’t 8500 square feet, let alone a complex that might occupy roughly 40 percent of your time while in Vegas - but when you combine the territorial Caesar’s Palace with the spacious ambiance of the Hoover Dam, out comes something like Claudius. Needless to say, with this kind of space, they aren’t going to skimp out on a single thing.
Lanai Suite, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
James Bond would be proud to call The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas home. This place is so upscale, so classy, that it’s like you’ve stepped back in time. Granted, the men have stopped wearing suits outside of James Beard winner’s Jose Andres’ resident restaurants, but if you’re staying in the Lanai Suite, who cares? With inter-connectivity technology, an private patio terrace with Jacuzzi, second story with kitchen, open master bedroom and projection television, the Lanai Suite screams like a “shaken martini.” With tiled flooring, modern décor and direct access to the exclusive Bamboo Pool, escaping from reality is expected.
If you’re ready for a new Las Vegas, there’s only one place to head. The banners are right – the center of Vegas has shifted – and The Cosmopolitan is at the center of the hub.