Nowadays you don’t have to be a high roller to stay like a high roller in Vegas’ most luxurious hotel suites. Once reserved as comps for high rollers, these sweet suites are available to anyone willing to slap down the big bucks. With sky-high pools, basketball courts, bowling alleys, and more, let the party come to you:
- Bellagio, Villas: Opulence at its greatest and the numbers alone prove it: 6,500 to 8,500 (sq ft); 130 (staff dedicated to the nine villas); 3-7 (beds/baths); $6,000 (one night room rate). These “lavish estates” also include a private workout room, massage room, sauna room, hair salon, kitchen, fully stocked bar, fireplaces, marble floors, Michael Kors products, and in true regal style—your own private pool and spa.
- Caesars, Absolut Suite: Yes, the Absolut Vodka label teamed up with Caesars and Esquire magazine to sponsor a custom-designed party suite. No, Absolut vodka does not run from the water faucets. This 1,380 sq ft, six-room party pad includes a two-story dance floor and four surprisingly tasteful bedrooms in flavorful color schemes of Citron, Peach, Ruby Red, and Vanilla. Absolutely fabulous.
- Hard Rock, Penthouse: Big Lebowski lovers will love that the Hard Rock added a single-lane bowling alley to their repertoire of hotel amenities. This 3B/3B suite comes with its own party lounge and is just a skip away from the Hard Rock’s infamous Rehab pool party. (If you really need two bowling lanes, head down to the Palms Kingpin Suite).
- Hilton, Verona Suite: At 15,400 sq ft, the Verona ranks as the largest suite in Vegas. This suite is flanked with Italian marble floors, hand-painted ceilings, gilded molding, bronze and marble statues, Old World Venice furniture, and of course—a private pool.
- MGM Grand, Skyloft Penthouse Suites: These suites are what every non-millionaire New Yorker dreams of: a 1,400 to 6,000 sq ft loft with 24-foot floor-to-ceiling windows and fun gadgets (like a Bang & Olufsen sound system, an espresso machine, and a laptop). These suites even thought to include spa amenities like an “immersion chamber” steam and rain shower. If all that fails to impress, maybe getting picked up by a ’62 Maybach limo at the airport will.
- Palazzo Resort, Chairman Suite: At $20,000, this year-old, 8,000 sq ft villa is the tallest suite on the strip. The suite offers touch control shades, a fitness area, fine art, Jacuzzi, and a private pool patio overlooking the Palazzo pool deck. And for some fun—a karaoke.
- The Palms, g-Suite (Fantasy Tower): The Fantasy Tower offers floor upon floor of themed suites: an Erotic Suite, a Hardwood Suite (the only indoor suite in the world with a basketball court), the Real World Suite, and more. The g-Suite’s theme mimics the Ghostbar and includes a full bar, replica glass balcony, and a “Show Shower”—a stripper pole in the shower. Going rate: $3,000 to $5,000 a night.
- The Palms, Hugh Hefner Sky Villa: A glass elevator, a round rotating bed, a poker table, a retro ’60s style complete with vintage Playboy covers, and what no other suite offers in Vegas—an outdoor cantilevered Playboy Jacuzzi pool. If you want even more bunny life, head upstairs to the Playboy Club.
- Red Rock, One 80 Suite: Combining Sin City’s au natural Red Rock Canyon and the less-than-organic Vegas Strip in a single 180-degree view, this 6,500 sq ft suite has only two bedrooms but for a good reason—it’s geared towards the Hostess with the Mostest: a giant outdoor Jacuzzi tub, a billiards table, a party-sized bar, and a rotating sofa.
- Wynn Las Vegas, Fairway Villas: A must for any golf fanatic, these spacious mini-home suites directly overlook the only golf course on the Strip (and the 12 first-floor villas come equipped with private infinity pools!). When you’re not perfecting your backswing, take a joyride down Las Vegas Blvd. in one of Wynn’s custom Bentleys at your disposal. The villas will set you back $5,000 to $7,000 a night.
More Vegas luxurious suites coming later this year:
- ARIA Resort, Sky Villas: Opening in December 2009, these 2,000 to 7,000 sq ft “private estates” will feature panoramic views and nifty one-touch room controls. An alternative-fuel limousine will pick guests up from the airport.
- VDara, Master Suites: This ultra-contemporary non-gaming, non-smoking hotel designed by NYC design powerhouse, RV Architecture, is set to open this year. The two-story 1,447 sq ft suites are rumored to be focused on modern design and useful high-tech gadgets (including fully equipped gourmet kitchens).