Hospitality and gaming are the two words that primarily epitomize Las Vegas! Rush to lure the tourists is leading all the Vegas resorts to render some newer twists to the existing services of airport pick-up in a Bentley, 24-hour butler service, wraparound views of the Strip, VIP show seating, and a Jacuzzi. Golf simulators, bowling lanes, indoor waterfalls, backstage passes, and a Jacuzzi that seats 25 people are just a few to name from the tip of the iceberg! With almost 40 million people visiting this Sin City, hoteliers in Las Vegas have been doing all they can to answer the need for new higher-end accommodations and offer the well-heeled traveler a resort experience that is a cut above the rest! The local hospitality industry is in a continuous cycle of one-upping the last definition of luxury, and these days even non-gamblers can buy their way into the best room in the house. Get a peek at most of Vegas’ very best rooms:
Sky Villas at the Palms – $25,000 and up
The Palms offers four single-story Sky Villas ($25,000), a pair of two-story Sky Villas ($35,000), and the Hugh Hefner Suite ($40,000). The suites feature indoor waterfalls, private poker rooms, and outdoor cantilevered jacuzzis. Ranging in size from 6,000 to 9,000 square feet, all of them have private spas that include steam rooms and saunas. But the piece de la Palms resistance is the new Hugh Hefner Sky Villa on the 34th floor of the Fantasy Tower. This ultimate bachelor pad comes decorated with Playboy artwork selected by the man himself. Needless to say, the Playboy logo is featured prominently in the outdoor Jacuzzi, which seats you and 24 of your best friends.
The Fantasy Towers at Palms: Kingpin Suite – $15,000
The Kingpin Suite is designed to party: two regulation-size bowling lanes, a multi-screen media center, a pool table, and floor-to-ceiling windows. The 4,240 square-foot suite on the 25th floor has two bedrooms, three bathrooms, the requisite Jacuzzi, and is designed with a hip retro interior. Recent celebrity occupants include TV’s Girls Next Door — 15 Playboy Playmates celebrating their friend Kendra’s 21st birthday.
Caesars Artemis and Neptune Villas – Casino-invited guests only
Four years ago the elegant Palace Court restaurant was transformed into two luxury villas reserved for specially invited casino guests. Both 8,000 square foot suites overlook the Garden of the Gods pool, have guarded private entrances, and offer full 24-hour butler service. The Neptune Villa has a subtle sea theme with a private humidor and wine cellar and the rare addition of a barber’s chair off the main bedroom. The Artemis Villa has a billiard room as well as a virtual golf course by Full Golf Swing that allows you to select between 50 professional courses. And yes, Oprah stayed here.
SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand – $800 to $10,000
Bellagio Chairman and Presidential Suites – $5,000
Wynn Fairway Villas – $5,000 to $7,500
Four Seasons 180-Degree Suite – $2,250 to $3,500
Venetian Presidential Suites – Casino-invited guests only
Monte Carlo’s 32nd Floor – $550 to $5,000
Palazzo Suites at the Rio – Casino-invited guests only
Gone are the days when high rollers, also known as whales, got all the pampering. Travelers are now demanding a taste of that luxury, and they’re willing to pay for it! so why not…….