If you’ve already convinced yourself that your next visit to Las Vegas is an ultra-special occasion – the kind of occasion that necessitates a baller suite with a bottomless budget – then you’ll have plenty of amazing options awash in ridiculous head-spinning luxury from which you and your crew can select. Hey, you can’t take money with you to the next life, and Sin City has no shortage of once-in-a-lifetime accommodation experience to make sure that the money comes and the money goes. There’s a reason why there’s no state income tax paid by Las Vegas employees: millions of visitors a year foot those locals’ tax bills via hotel taxes, entertainment taxes, sales taxes, and all other taxes on general debauchery (and stupidity). Las Vegas is not all about nightclubs or pool parties, it’s a city of luxurious hotels too. To whet your appetite for excess and get you in the mood to spend, here is Discotech’s Top 10 list of high-end luxury hotel suites on the Las Vegas Strip:
Sky Villas at Aria – Center Strip
Where the desert meets the sky, the sublime views warrant unparalleled luxury. Such is the essence of the Aria Sky Suites, the crown jewel in Aria’s treasure chest of sparkling accommodation options. Even before you lay eyes on your five-diamond suite, you get luxury airport transfer, private check-in, and in-villa spa treatments scheduled for the weekend. The 2,000-7,000 square-foot villas – ranked by Forbes Travel Guide as one of the Most Luxurious Hotels in the World – come with their own kitchen units, saunas, and pool tables, as well as access to the gorgeous private Aria Sky Pool overlooking the strip. And perhaps best of all, you can order in-villa dining from any of Aria’s restaurants, which are arguably the best collection of upscale dining options – CATCH, Javier’s, Lemongrass, Carbone, Din Tai Fung, and Sage, to name a few – of any Strip resort.
Fairway Villas at Wynn/Encore – North Strip
If the Fairway Villas were good enough for Steve Wynn himself, then they’ll surely be good enough for your sophisticated taste. Yes, the former owner of Wynn/Encore with his name on the building once lived in one of these stunning villas. Including Stevie Boy’s old haunt – now vacated – Wynn Resorts has 36 villas; the one-bedroom villas are 2,411 square feet and the the two-bedroom villas cover 3,224 square feet. Villas offer guests spectacular balcony views, dual marble bathrooms (with rain shower and bathtub, private massage rooms); bedrooms (with king-sized bed and 60-inch LCD high-definition TV); powder rooms, and living rooms with seating for eight and an 80-inch high-definition TV. As a final (or is it a beginning?) perk to set you apart from the masses, the Fairway Villas get their own private entrance and registration lobby, as well as a personal concierge.
Closest nightclub to Wynn Encore: XS (on first floor)
Closest dayclub to Wynn Encore: Encore Beach Club (on resort property outdoors)
Boulevard Penthouses at Cosmopolitan – Center Strip
The top four floors of Cosmopolitan’s Boulevard tower are dedicated to precisely twenty-one (in honor of Blackjack good luck) swanky penthouse suites masterfully decorated by a trio of world-renowned interior designers (Daun Curry, Richmond International, & Tihany Design). Spectacular unimpeded views of Las Vegas landmarks from the penthouse balconies include the Bellagio’s dancing fountains, every dazzling light on the Strip from north to South, and the colorful Red Rock mountains and cliffs far out on the horizon. Inside the palatial property the view is even better: you’ll enjoy one-of-a-kind amenities such as birdcage swings, marble statues, and full bars stocked with top-shelf cigars and liquor.
Chairman’s Suite at Venetian – North Strip
The Chairman’s experience begins when your flight touches down at McCarran – a stretch limousine with an obnoxiously large Venetian logo on the window whisks you away, to the disgust of the onlookers in the airport’s 45-minute taxi line. A private check-in concierge and 24/7 dedicated staff gets you from arrival to the cavernous master bedrooms (yes, the unit has two!) of your 8,000 square foot “office” in less than ten minutes. Also coming in twos are jaw-dropping bathrooms: mini-spas equipped with whirlpool tubs, steam showers, and his-and-her facilities. Alas, you only get one living room, so you’ll have to settle for one with an L-shaped bar, solarium, fireplace, conference room for Chairman “business” of course, and… an indoor garden for finding your moment of zen. You’re all set, boss – time to get to “work” on mapping out your ultimate Vegas weekend adventure.
Closest nightclub to Venetian: Tao (in Venetian on second floor)
Closest pool party to Venetian: Tao Beach (third floor)
Hardwood Suite at Palms – Off-Strip
Billionaire real estate moguls and former NBA franchise owners Joe and Gavin Maloof conceived this “Only in Vegas” idea once upon a time (nearly 20 years ago) when they simultaneously owned and operated the Sacramento Kings and the Palms Hotel. This unforgettable signature suite at the Palms spans two levels and 10,000 square feet and is outfitted with an oversized jacuzzi, a pool table, a professional-style locker room for your squad’s ridiculous Vegas wardrobe changes, and of course a 100% necessary indoor basketball court complete with an electronic scoreboard, varnished hardwood floors, and pro-quality fiberglass backboards. With a master bedroom for each of the two captains and “NBA-sized” luxury foldout beds for the role players, two five-man pickup b-ball teams can make this suite their raucous home court for a championship Vegas weekend. Vegas might be a grueling road game, but who says you can’t have home-court advantage for it?
Closest nightclub to The Palms: Apex Social (in resort on 55th floor)
Chairman Suite at Bellagio – Center Strip
The Roman-style Bellagio Resort & Casino is instantly identifiable by its marvelous fountains and eight-acre lake that surround the property, and theatrics abound once you step inside. The hotel has dozens of restaurants and bars, the casino, premier shopping, and even botanical gardens and a conservatory with rotating art each season. The Chairman Suite is located in a private corner of the hotel, and the 4,075-sq-ft suite can host up to six guests. Enter through the mosaic- and marble-floored foyer into the suite’s lofty living room, with double-height ceilings and a large fireplace. Dramatic views over the Bellagio’s iconic fountains and the glittering lights of the Las Vegas Strip delight from large windows in each room. The contemporary suite is the ideal space for entertaining: There’s a solarium, indoor garden and fountain, fireplace and L-shaped bar. You’ll also have access to VIP seating for ‘O’ by Cirque du Soleil and premium seating at any MGM restaurant or club. But let’s admit: on this particular Vegas trip you really need a little pampering and a lot of drinks… so you’re more interested in your villa’s accompanying 24/7 on-call butler/bartender, aren’t you?
Closest nightclub to Bellagio: Mayfair After Dark (first floor)
Nobu Villas at Caesars’ Palace – Center Strip
OK, so you don’t really aspire to be like that Steve Wynn guy. But hey, we heard you sing in the shower and so we know that you DO aspire to be like Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, or P. Diddy. In that case, Nobu Villa is the spot if your head is in the clouds and you’re shooting for the stars. Here smack in the center of Sin City you can stay in the villa where many entertainment stars like to shack up – a place where tranquil elegance pours cold water on the hissing in-your-face overabundance running rampant out on the Strip. You’ve got over 10,300 square feet of expansive freedom, luxuriously outfitted with refreshingly minimalist decor that pushes zen and meditative arts (without being too pushy, of course). Just woke up from your nap and have a few hours to kill before your full-body massage next nap? No problem, the Nobu has its own game room, sauna, steam shower, and a 4,700-square-foot outdoor terrace for you to engage in, um “relaxation techniques” of both the tame or risque variety.
Closest nightclub to Caesars’ Palace: Omnia (first floor)
Ultra Panorama Suite at Planet Hollywood – Center Strip
If you’re the high-energy type that didn’t come to Vegas to sleep and want to lose yourself in the blur, Planet Hollywood’s ultra-hip Ultra Panorama Suite is for you. From your wraparound room with floor-to-ceiling windows you’ll have a front row seat – long, curvy, supple leather couch seats to be exact – to the Strip’s non-stop flashing, blinking light show and the hordes of passing foot traffic below. The room decor and color tones are bright and bold, conveying – nay, screaming – a tone of contemporary elegance and confident luxury. PH knows you came here to go hard or go home, so it’s given you a home base for you to go hard: luxury bedding, a soaking tub, and an oversized fridge for storing your favorite post-party recovery (or re-up). What hangovers may come, this party suite will make them disappear in short order.
Closest nightclub to Planet Hollywood: Chateau (@ Paris next door)
MGM Grand – The Mansion – South Strip
A marvelous architectural masterpiece inspired by an 18th-century Florentine countryside villa, The Mansion – on the MGM Grand property but largely invisible to passersby on the Strip – is a hidden fortress of luxury, privacy, and pleasure. As exquisite as the service is – complimentary airport pick-up in a Rolls Royce or Maybach, “dream butlers” at your beck and call, and personal concierges to plan any conceivable Vegas experience is just the start – the sheer grandeur mixed with careful attention to each minute detail is what will really blow you and your guests away. The largest of The Mansion’s villas – a four-bedroom behemoth pushing close to six figures a night to rent out – comes equipped with steam/sauna showers, a separate jacuzzi bathtub, private elevator access, indoor swimming pool, salon, media room, study, exercise room, bar, and billiard room. The Mansion is a playground for the wealthy and uber-famous to let their hair down and have Vegas-style debauchery without the risk of prying eyes and camera phones. Case in point: a certain Hall of Fame fighter is a Mansion regular, and on major fight weekends he throws epic parties where guests are invited to drink unlimited top-shelf liquor while attempting to stuff themselves into carry-on suitcases to win the legend’s money. #OnlyInVegas
Mandalay Bay – Penthouse Superior Suite at Delano – South Strip
The Delano brand epitomized white-hued South Beach style and splendor for nearly a decade before making its way to Las Vegas. This trademark splendor has been uprooted from beach to desert and painstakingly replicated in its sprawling 1,642-square-foot Penthouse Superior Suite within the Mandalay Bay resort. Not-so common “common area” features include a spacious living room layout with plush lounge seating, a gold tree-trunk coffee table, bronze-accented lighting fixtures, and a separate cocktail room for hosting parties or just enjoying the high-life balcony views with friends. The “see and be seen” vibe definitely made it from Delano East over to Delano West… but we certainly don’t blame you if you wanted to just hole up in your sparkling hideaway all weekend and do neither of the two.
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