For those wanting Las Vegas luxury without hassle, the full attention of the concierge, and the best vacation experience, we’ve found it in these three top-vibe hotels.
A showy experience with a little casino action is provided by Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, located right on the Las Vegas strip. Guests can soak up some serious Vegas atmosphere through the floor to ceiling windows, which are a feature of every room. It’s right at the top of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, so there’s instant (down-in-the-elevator) access to as much poker and baccarat as can be played, and a spa treatment is just a trip back upstairs when a quiet moment is needed.
The Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas might appear to be the flashiest thing in the CityCenter resort at first look, but step inside, and there’s nothing but understated luxury, with comfortable beds, the best showers in town, and mood lighting to suit every emotion. Sophistication is the watchword of this hotel, so there’s good taste and attentive staff at every turn.
For a more intimate experience, Hotel 32 is one of the hidden jewels of Las Vegas. It resides on the top floor of the Monte Carlo Resort, and offers all the five-star treats imaginable, with some amazing tariffs. Picked up from the airport by a friendly limo-driver, guests are ushered past the queues, checked in, and left to relax within an hour of arriving in the city.
Food in Vegas is second-to-none; this much is well known. The choice of dozens of high quality, great value restaurants makes it easy to cater to whatever is fancied, whenever that is.
For Japanese aficionados, Abriya Raku is situated on W. Spring Mountain Road #2 and offers authentic seafood carpaccios, Kobe beef, foie gras custard, and a host of grills, noodles, soups, and mouth-soaking desserts. Chefs eat here, so of course it’s the best.
Vivalasblogger webite recently highlighted what they thought was the best steak house in Vegas, S.W. Steakhouse, and we have to say, it’s a real toss-up between that, and Cut by Wolfgang Puck, which is situated on the Las Vegas Boulevard. At both of these, there is fabulous, melt-in-the-mouth, aged-beef steaks, with a medley of side alternatives.
For breakfast with a difference, or a light, sophisticated lunch, our choice is Eat, on E. Carson Avenue. Their truffle egg sandwich is a taste bud thrill that lasts the entire vacation.
Clearly, visitors are not short of a thing or two to do when flashpacking in the city of entertainment, so we’ve picked out a few things which really take our fancy.
For terrorizing thrills, a ride on one of the three roller coasters at the top of Nevada’s highest building, Stratosphere, cannot be missed. Released from there, visitors can relax in a museum of kitsch glitter, at the Liberace Museum, or check out the mall in the Forum Shops at Caesar’s palace. A bit of shopping therapy might calm the pounding heart. For a more outdoorsy fun afternoon, there’s the Southern Nevada Zoological Park for some anthropological history of the area.
All in all, whatever the desires, Las Vegas has it.