Luxury has a new look and feels in Las Vegas. Once seemingly unattainable experiences are now accessible up and down The Strip. Chic, modern rooms and suites, VIP services, elevated dining and sophisticated lounging have been infused with a casual, playful touch and an emphasis on approachability. Today, Las Vegas is a place to indulge in over-the-top extravagance without the over-the-top price tag.
- Transformation of the Classics. Luxury takes on a whole new personality and vibes thanks to refreshing transformations at two Las Vegas classics on The Strip. In May, Bellagio completed an update of all 3,933 rooms and suites inspired by the iconic gardens and fountains the Vegas staple is known for, while Mandalay Bay recently embarked on a $100 million renovation that will infuse more than 3,000 rooms and suites with vibrant colors and sophisticated designs meant to exude a confident and inviting atmosphere.
- Be Your Own VIP. Personalized service is no longer limited to the upper echelon. Guests can declare themselves a VIP at Vdara, where the subtle opulence begins before arrival. After a pre-stay consultation, guests are treated like royalty as they skip the lines with express check-in and escorted directly to their room. The best part is, for a reasonable fee starting at $50, anyone can take advantage.
- Adult Pool Day. If travelers are seeking an adult pool experience minus the drub of base and crowds, the next generation of the Las Vegas pool scene has all that is needed for a relaxing day in the sun. Reserving a chair at Cypress Pool at Bellagio or the brand new Sensation at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino gives sun-worshipers a hint of exclusivity at a refined summer escape. At Cypress Pool, guests can take a luxurious pool day to the next level by spoiling themselves with massage and spa services without having to move from their prime poolside location.
- Approachable Eats. Forget the formal dining often associated with Michelin stars and celebrity status. Lago by Julian Serrano at Bellagio and BARDOT Brasserie by Michael Mina at ARIA have bucked the trend with new, unique dining concepts centered on elevated, yet approachable atmospheres. Italian small plates at Lago and inventive dishes at BARDOT encourage gourmands to explore the adventurous and elegant side of their taste buds while immersing themselves in a dynamic dining experience.
Sophisticated Fun. Las Vegas is synonymous with both debauchery and extravagance, but the best-kept secret may be the new wave of understated sophistication taking over The Strip. Whether it’s a feeling of having outgrown the mega nightclub or feeling too young to call it an early evening, revelers don’t have to spend a fortune on a classy night out in Sin City. Delano’s Franklin and Vdara’s VICE VERSA blur the lines of luxury with a mature twist on a laid-back environment. At Franklin, DJs create the night’s soundtrack with electric beats, while both lounges dazzle with specialty cocktails that can be enjoyed in intimate, inviting spaces.
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