|The four-bedroom Constantine Villa at Caesars’ Octavius Tower measures 9,930 square feet and is decidedly Greek in style.|
The only constant in Las Vegas is its constantly changing nature. Here’s a taste of what’s new—and what’s tried and true—in the city’s guest accommodations.
New Design at Four Seasons
Details have been announced for a full guest room refurbishment at the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, which is slated to be completed by December 17.
In addition to decorative enhancements—which we hear will evoke the Art Deco period—other new features will include a multimedia hub on all TVs as well as convenience outlets in lamp bases (convenient for charging personal electronic devices), sofas with pullout sleepers in all suites, and backlit mirrors (some with integrated TV screens) in all bathrooms.
Four Seasons guest rooms and suites are on floors 35 to 39 of the Mandalay Bay tower, and we hear the views from the floor-to ceiling windows are impressive. But real Vegas aficionados will want to book the suites, which have panoramic Strip or valley views.
Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace
Opening later this year in the former Centurion Tower at Caesars Palace, the new Nobu Hotel sports a graceful, understated and sleek look, with nods to traditional Japanese aesthetics, courtesy of designer David Rockwell. There will be Japanese-style rugs, wall coverings inspired by Japanese gardens, and commissioned art by contemporary Japanese artists throughout the hotel. The 181 guest rooms will be accented with calligraphy drawings and seascapes; teak and stone bathrooms will resemble traditional Japanese bathhouses. Reservations are now being accepted.
As Boston.com’s Pack Up blog points out, an added benefit for guests is “private access to the adjacent Nobu restaurant and lounge with priority seating.” Not to mention 24-hour room service (all Nobu eats!).
Villas at Octavius Tower
Also at Caesars Palace: The new Octavius Tower opened in January as the resort’s most upscale option, and has three special villas available for special guests.
Appropriately, the villas are named after legendary Roman emperors, each with its own theme. The Marcus Aurelius Villa has a Spanish influence, the Constantine Villa is decidedly Greek in style and the Claudius Villa has some nice French touches. The villas can be called by their emperor name or by the country they honor; the Caesars team will know where to direct your clients.
|The Kingpin Suite at The Palms is a bowler’s dream.|
The Claudius Villa has four bedrooms, each with its own full bathroom. In addition to a living room, lounge and sitting room, the villa also has a custom-designed fish tank and a grand piano. The master bedroom has an eight-foot custom-made bed and a hand-carved Crema Marfil stone bathtub, imported from Italy. Good to know: The dining room in the French villa can seat 10.
The four-bedroom Constantine Villa is the largest of the three at a whopping 9,930 square feet with a 1,380-square-foot terrace. The villa has a dedicated exercise room and a media room with a 120-inch TV. (Yes, that’s 10 feet.) For cool desert nights, the living room has a marble fireplace.
And the Marcus Aurelius Villa, the smallest of the three at 8,170 square feet, has a double-sided fireplace and massage chairs—perfect for relieving the tension of a day on the casino floor, we say!
Beyond their sheer size, the villas include some ultra-swank perks like private elevators, dedicated billiard rooms, eight-foot custom-made beds, steam mist showers in all bathrooms and—our favorite—private terraces with spa tubs, fire pits, and a dining area with old-fashioned gas lanterns and wall sconces. The villas all have full kitchens and dining rooms, and staff can enter through a private entrance to bring food (or anything else) unobtrusively. The villas also come with 24-hour butler service.
Reach out to Gigi Vega ([email protected], 702-866-1095), vice president of luxury hotel operations at Caesars Palace, with any questions.
The Palms has a good range of unique suites and villas to suit different tastes. (Bonus: They’re also good picks for private functions and events.) The Two-Story Sky Villa, for example, is pure old-fashioned opulence, with perks like a glass elevator, a dedicated massage room, a dedicated exercise room, a dry sauna, a private poker table (for friends-only games, of course), a dining room and pantry, and a fireplace. The terrace has its own cantilevered pool and sunbathing area with views of the city, and the beds in the villa can rotate. The villa has three bedrooms and a 12-person glass-enclosed Jacuzzi pool. For parties, the villa can handle up to 300 people.
Sports fans are also in luck. Two special suites cater to those who want to practice their bowling or basketball.
Bowlers will love the two-bedroom Kingpin Suite, which has two full-sized bowling lanes and all necessary regulation bowling equipment. Guests less interested in bowling (or who have to wait their turn while parties of up to 100 play) can take advantage of the pool table instead, or can watch a movie on the theater-size projection screen. The two bedrooms have a king bed and two queen beds, respectively, and the two full bathrooms have Jacuzzi tubs for the after-party relaxation.
|Mandarin Oriental’s Mandarin Suite bedroom comes with floorto-ceiling windows that look out over the Strip.|
The two-story Hardwood Suite, meanwhile, stretches out over a full 10,000 square feet and has a basketball half-court, professional locker room and scoreboard for all-out play. Like the Kingpin Suite, there is a pool table and lounge for relaxing when one gets tired of shooting hoops. This suite is especially good for groups or large families: Not only do the two master bedrooms have king beds, but dedicated fans can sleep on the three large Murphy beds right on the basketball court. (If your clients ever said they wanted to spend a night on the court, this suite is for them.) The capacity for groups in the suite is 325, and guests can party the night away in the private lounge/dance floor.
Dedicated butler service is available when booking the villas, the Hardwood Suite and Kingpin Suite. Contact Luxury Sales Manager Leilani Nocon ([email protected], 702-942-6953) with any questions.
Sky High Mandarin Suite
On the 22nd floor of the Mandarin Oriental, the Mandarin Suite is decidedly Art Deco and emphasizes a more elegant style of luxury. The suite has two bedrooms (one with a king bed, one with two queens), two-and-a-half bathrooms, a living room, study and dining room. The floor-to-ceiling windows in the master bedroom look out over the Strip, and the bathrooms have Jacuzzi tubs. Staff can enter through a private entrance for total discretion. A personal fitness area includes a Technogym Kinesis Wall and exercise bike, and the whole suite has Bang & Olufsen tech touches.
We hear the suite’s most popular feature is its main bathroom, which has a huge sunken bath overlooking the city and a large walk-in shower.
Butler service can be arranged upon request. Leisure Sales Manager Wendi Yip ([email protected], 702-590-8888) can handle any questions.
Venetian’s New Bourbon Room
If you want to step out on the town, we hear this room at The Venetian has one of the best collections of bourbon (28 different types) and spirits in Las Vegas. This includes two single-barrel signature bourbons, Eagle Rare and Woodford Reserve, made specifically and exclusively for the Bourbon Room. The more nostalgic can take a trip back into the ’80s and enjoy Bartles & Jaymes flavored wine coolers. While they sip, guests can watch music video flashbacks to nostalgic rock music from the ’80s.