And where better to be seen than the pumping artery of Sin City, The Las Vegas Strip. Not all hotels on South Las Vegas Boulevard are created equal– we’ve plucked the best of the lot to make sure your Vegas weekend is star-studded.
Las Vegas Strip Hotels Worth the Splurge
Boasting its own entry in the Guinness Book of World Records, The Palazzo is joined with the Venetian and Sands Convention Center to complete the largest hotel complex in the world. Equally spectacular is its LEED Silver Certification which also makes it the largest LEED certified building in the country. Wrapped up in a pretty Italian Renaissance design, The Palazzo is the epitome of luxury Las Vegas hotels with impeccable attention paid to the property details, over 40 restaurants and a myriad of luxury shops. Guests can truly stretch out and luxuriate– rooms start at 720 square feet with the offerings being the largest standard sized rooms on The Strip.
The Palazzo at The Venetian Resort
The Four Seasons
Perhaps best described as a homage to The Great Gatsby himself and the age of decadence, The Four Seasons Las Vegas is polished and posh on the Strip. Metallic accents are part of the Art-Deco palette relished by the sophisticated clientele that frequent this rather quiet corner of Las Vegas.
The celebrated Four Seasons spa can practically turn back time for guests seeking to age-proof their look. The lack of casino is quickly rectified by a trip to neighbouring Mandalay Bay and the Delano for those thinking their Midas touch extends past the lavish lobby.
Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas sparkles with allure for discerning fashionable guests who flock to the property for a taste of just how chic The Strip has become. What makes the Cosmopolitan stand apart? Overtaken by trendy restaurants like Momofuku and Eggslut, both famous among foodies and Instagram celebs, it’s also home to an outpost of the uber cool, all things black and leather at the All Saints boutique. The Sparkling Chandelier Bar is the ultimate place to indulge in a glass of equally shimmering Champagne and toast to Sin City.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
With columns made of solid Botticino marble imported from Italy, hand-fitted marble floors modelled on the Santa Maria del Rosario in Venice and a replica Campanile Tower, there is only one way to describe The Venetian – and that is, lavish. Take a walk with your significant other over the replica Rialto Bridge and then hop on a gondola and glide down the Grand Canal in the company of a striped t-shirt, red-scarf-wearing gondolier.
The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
The 1,200 dancing fountains may be the star of the show, but there’s more than water to the elegant Bellagio. Let your mind escape hectic Vegas in the hotel’s conservatory and botanical gardens, view some of Picasso’s handiwork at the Gallery of Fine Art and hop in a compressed natural gas-powered, eco-friendly limousine. For the big spenders, a US$250,000 upgrade will get you the world’s largest bottle of champagne (30L Midas Ace of Spades) and a button to control the fountains. And if you can’t get enough of fountains, don’t miss the record setting 27-foot-tall fountain of melted dark, milk and white chocolate.
Bellagio Las Vegas
Swanky modern Las Vegas-bound travellers love a stay at The Delano. The All-Suites hotel with separate living and sleeping areas is part of the vast Mandalay Bay complex on the Strip. Its floor-to-ceiling windows usher in fantastic views of Vegas action and the plush decor in chic shades of white, grey and gold is tastefully executed. It features expansive and expensive art installations throughout, a swanky pool area that is shared with its equally lavish neighbours with a real “see and be seen” atmosphere.
The Mandarin Oriental
Lovers of luxury are familiar with the Mandarin Oriental brand. Decorated in the chain’s signature Far East-inspired decor, the Las Vegas location has become synonymous with decadence in Sin City. Upon your arrival, attentive service won’t see you waiting for hours in line to simply check into your rooms and the hotel’s LEED gold certification is further evidence of the hotel’s commitment to serving its guests and the environment its very best. The beautiful marble bathrooms boast free standing tubs fill up with water all the way up to your chin. Mandarin Oriental guests often forgo plans in favour of chilling in their rooms.
Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas
The Encore at Wynn
The Encore at Wynn is dripping with opulence: everything you see and touch in this Asian inspired resort has been carefully selected to encourage a fully sensorial experience. Some of the enormous suites even come with their own whirlpool tubs joined by a picturesque view of The Strip as you soak; others have their own billiards room for a bit of a suave, Frank Sinatra vibe. Particularly unique to the Encore is the outdoor casino found at the European pool- make it rain cold, hard cash while tanning topless at this quirky amenity.
Encore at Wynn Las Vegas
The Aria Resort
Lacking the typical Vegas kitsch without compromising on Vegas indulgence, the Aria Resort brings a touch of whimsy to Las Vegas. Made up of a spa, five pools, a massive casino and over 4000 guest rooms, of which the smallest could still accommodate your entire immediate family. From outside, the curved tower facade rises up to 61 storeys and is nothing short of impressive.
Aria Resort & Casino
Article has been adapted in part from trivago magazine US.