Las Vegas continues to draw in guests from around the world. This vibrant city never seems to shut down and visitors can keep themselves easily occupied 24-hours a day. The strip is just over four miles long and the focal point of the cities entertainment and tourist district. There are dozens of luxury themed hotels in Las Vegas that offer everything from the Eiffel Tower to and Egyptian pyramid and a replica of the Grand Canal.
Set in the Mojave desert, Las Vegas seems an unlikely choice as a premier tourist destination. Las Vegas was incorporated as a city in 1905. However, it wasn’t until 1931 that Nevada legalized gambling and the world would never be the same.
At the end of World War II, lavishly decorated hotels and big-name entertainment became synonymous with the city. The arrival of the Rat Pack cemented the city as the self-proclaimed Entertainment Capital of the World.
Fremont Street downtown saw its heyday ending as more and more hotels moved to the strip. This rapidly growing city now boasts more hotel rooms than any other city in the world. So how do you choose where to stay? Deals abound and some people have great preferences for one hotel’s theme over another but in a city known for its over-the-top glitz, which hotels in Las Vegas offer the most luxury?
Here are our top choices for hotels in Las Vegas that offer a truly luxurious getaway. Charter a private jet and fly away to be entertained in style.
Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas
Hotels in Las Vegas with no casino? Although this feature seems impossible to comprehend, the Mandarin Oriental is bringing a boutique hotel feel to a city of mega-hotels. With only 392 rooms and suites, guests love the classy feel and don’t mind leaving the hotel to play the slots.
This hotel focuses on a restrained approach, moving away from the glitzy strip and catering to those seeking spacious rooms filled with luxurious extras including soaking tubs, 42” flat-screen TVs.
The Asian-inspired influence strives for a zen-like atmosphere. The fantastic staff and magnificent two-floor spa is also has the best technicians in town.
Wynn Tower Suites
The twin hotels Wynn and Encore are connected by a shared casino floor. They combine to make one of the most luxurious hotels in Las Vegas, and in the world. At this power duo, the Tower Suites is the icing on the cake. Guests can avoid the often crowded, and chaotic check-in with exclusive entrance and lobby.
Daily complimentary breakfast at the well-known Tableau restaurant is included, along with the use of a private Tower Suites pool. Wynn was one of the defining moments in luxury on the Las Vegas strip. By using elements of nature such as the 140-foot forested mountain and wall of water to shield the casinos from the activity on the strip, they transformed the city.
Rooms are enormous with the smallest coming in at spacious 620 square feet. The six villas scattered throughout the complex come in at over 7000 square feet. Luxury linens, exclusive toiletry kits, and signature robes complete the feeling of living a dream.
ARIA Sky Suites
ARIA is for guests looking to live large. This 4000 room hotel doesn’t whisper, it screams luxury. With 19 restaurants, three spas, four nightlife spots, a spa and its own fine art collection this hotel means business.
One of only 46 resorts in the world to hold both the AAA Five Diamond award as well as the Forbes Five-Star award, this property indulges your need for luxury with exquisite amenities and incredible views.
Suites go up to 2600 square feet of space designed to pamper with separate living and bedroom spaces and spa-like bathroom retreats. With a private check-in, private Sky Suites pool, and private lounge featuring nightly wine and cheese pairings, you will feel spoiled as you retreat back to your suite via private elevator.
Four Seasons Las Vegas
An oasis of calm in a city known for its round-the-clock energy, the Four Seasons is another Las Vegas hotel without a casino. Occupying the top four floors of Mandalay Bay Resort, Four Seasons offers Art Deco inspired rooms and massive marble bathrooms.
Express elevators and a private check-in bring guests to some of the friendliest staff in town and excellent city vistas. While there are those that prefer a more central strip location, many appreciate the serenity and seclusion of this southerly location.
The property has its own pool, spa, two on-site restaurants and three bars. More importantly it also has access to the 22 restaurants and multiple pools of the Mandalay Bay.
The Mansion at MGM Grand
And finally, The Mansion at MGM Grand is an entity onto its own. There is, quite simply, nothing quite like it. This Florentine-style property is attached to the nation’s largest hotel, the MGM Grand. Yet it feels like an oasis in the casino chaos.
In this frenetic city, The Mansion’s guests feel as though they have been transported to an 18-century villa in Tuscany. Although set mere steps from the Las Vegas Strip, this unique property offers luxury and absolute service all seemingly hidden from the chaos beyond.
The Mansion features 29 Mediterranean-themed villas ranging from 2400 to 12,000 square feet. The property has an Italian Garden, pool, screening room and a private dining room with personalized menu planning. Private butlers and excellent concierge services are also available for the ultimate in luxury.
Afternoon tea can be enjoyed in the luxury of your villa, while all of the MGM Grand’s restaurants are available for your dining pleasure. This property may just be the in a class off by itself.
Las Vegas has morphed through many transitions over the years from an entertainment destination to a family fun destination focused on inexpensive all-you-can-eat buffets, to a luxury getaway. Somehow, this city continues to change with the times. The hotels in Las Vegas have also done the same. From the Mandarin Oriental, to the MGM Grand, you can’t go wrong.
This city of lights in the desert is well worth a couple of days whether you favor the gambling, the shopping, or just some of the best people-watching on the planet.