Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Las Vegas' Top Suites

From the Travel Channel TV show, following are the top ten suites in Las Vegas in increasing order - ie number ONE at the bottom is the top suite:

10. Penthouse Suite, Las Vegas MGM Grand. Approx $3000 per night, 19 phones, elevator to the second floor.

9. Palms Hotel, Las Vegas. Adrienne Suite, the “Coolest Suite” in town according to the Travel Channel. For $1500 per night you get a view of the mountains and city and a hotel address at one of the newest and coolest of the Las Vegas hotspots.

8. Sahara Hotel Casino. Ambassador Suite. This “Best Retro Suite offers a 1950’s style look and lots of old vegas glamor and history.

7. Turnberry Place. This “best alternative” to hotel suites is a rich and famous living hotspot. They showcase the 5.25 million dollar Suite, home to a wealthy client and will soon be home to many more Las Vegas luminaries and rich folks.

6. Elvis and Priscilla Suite at the Viva Las Vegas Hotel. This place does not look like my idea of a honeymoon place, but at $175 you even get neon lights and a Pink Cadillac bed.

5. Paris Las Vegas, Napoleon Suite. Over 4300 Square feet of opulence, primarily used by high rollers who often come in via private jet. Normally celebrities don’t stay here.

4. Mandalay Bay Four Seasons’ 180 Degree Suite is the ‘Best Escape” Suite. $2500 per night. A $10,000 hand carved bed is uniquie to the suite as is styling that is not typical Las Vegas. The Four Seasons goal is to remove you from Enjoy iced grapes at the pool where even the towels are chilled.

3. Las Vegas Hilton. Verona Suite. 15,000 Square feet of neo-renaissance opulence abounds in the Verona Suite that is generally for high rollers but unlike many of the other suites the Verona is on the market at $17,500 per night. 25 TV’s and big showers make this Las Vegas’ most expensive suite in terms of building costs according to the Las Vegas Hilton.

2. Venetian Hotel. The Presidential Suite at the Venetian. Sheldon Adelson is the Owner of the Venetian and says he likes to offer the Presidential to very high rollers - those who are gambling for 6-8 million per night and $150,000 per … .hand. Usually playing baccarat. Enjoy a Guggenheim Art Museum right in the hotel.

1. Bellagio Hotel. Villa One Suite. Take the secret tunnel into the Bellagio Villa One. This is a two bedroom, $6,000 per night masterpiece (unless you are a high roller in which case you’ll be paying nothing for the suite, but a lot more over time for the privileges).

Staff pampers guests in a private dining room, private gym, and more. There are several villas at the Bellagio and each has a secret garden. The villas have 130 staff to help make the Bellagio’s Villa One the top suite in the Travel Channel’s roundup and the “most stylish suite” in Las Vegas.

The Bellagio, a 1.6 billion dollar hotel is only one of 58 five diamond hotels in the world.

Venetian Casino and Hotel ... in Macau China?

The Las Vegas Venetian is one of the Las Vegas Strip's finest hotel and gaming, and convention venues, but it appears to have outdone itself in the larger Macau, China version of the Venetian Hotel and Casino - now the world's largest casino.

The Sands conglomerate that owns the Las Vegas Venetian and Sands properties has invested some 2.6 billion along the Cotai coast of Macau, China near Hong Kong. The high stakes corporate effort is designed to upgrade the Macau region from a gambling destination of questionable repute to a Las Vegas style mega-resort destination serving the millions who live and travel to this region - one of the world's centers of global commerce and travel.