8 VEGAS SUITES THAT'LL BLOW YOUR MIND (AND YOUR BUDGET)
Because if you don't come back from Sin City rock-bottom skint and desperate to do it all again, you've failed.
Tony Curtis said: "If you know how to live in Vegas, you can have the best time." He was right, of course, but these days there's no ceiling on the price of living it up in Sin City.
It's a city built on excess, carved out of a steady flow of dollars from poker players, party animals and tourists desperate to experience just a smidge of the opulent lives enjoyed by Vegas legends such as Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra.
The hotels are wasting no time keeping up with the big-spenders, and Vegas suites are like nowhere else in the world. Basketball courts, infinity pools that jut out from balconies, priceless artwork and butlers galore - it's all there, if your pockets are deep enough.
Here are 8 of the most incredible suites on offer in Las Vegas.
THE ONE 80 SUITE
RED ROCK CASINO
Perks: Butler service, hot tub, private cinema, pool table, bar
Price: Around $15,000 per night
Even with a group of 4, you’ll be rattling around the 7,500-square-foot suite at Red Rock Casino. It’s decked out like a supervillain’s lair, with dark grey being the furthest the interior designers stray from the swathes of black that cover walls, windows and furniture.
The views are - as you’d expect - magnificent. The name comes from the 180 degree view you'll get from the balcony - from the neon lights of the Las Vegas strip to the sandstone canyons, the whole Vegas experience is on show from up here.
You’ll want to fight your mates for the master bedroom as it comes with an in-room jacuzzi bath, but if your paper-scissors-stone skills let you down on that front, a dip in the terrace jacuzzi will soften the blow. The terrace also comes with its own, fully-stocked bar, and you won’t be pouring your own drinks - the butler will see to it that you get the perfect Old Fashioned.
THE WYNN AND ENCORE
Perks: Butler service, whirlpool baths, exclusive entrance, VIP nightclub access, limo service from airport
Price: $6,000 - $8,000 per night
Set over two floors and sleeping six guests, the Duplex Apartment at the Wynn and Encore is a bona fide whopper at a stunning 20,000-square-feet. A full-blown kitchen/diner, lounge area and dining room jut out into the Las Vegas sky and each bedroom offers incredible views and a whirlpool bath to help you unwind after a day or night of hard partying.
You’ll also get a media room with cinema and pool table and the suite comes with a limo transfer to and from the airport, making sure you experience nothing but luxury from the second you set foot in Sin City.
There's also a glass elevator to take you to the second floor, because when an apartment is this big, rich people simply do not walk up the stairs, darling.
THE PALMS CASINO RESORT
Perks: Whiskey room, pool table, 12hr butler service, Pre-arrival concierge service, transport to and from airport, VIP table at Ghostbar
Price: from $25,000 per night
Wake up, fold away your bed and slam dunk your way into the day. If you’ve ever dreamed of NBA stardom, The Hardwood Suite is for you. Up to ten players can spruce themselves in the professional locker room before shooting hoops on their own personal basketball court in the sky.
Post-game celebrations can take place in the pool room or hidden whiskey room and if you ever want to leave, there’s a table waiting for you at the Uber-swish Ghostbar on the 55th floor.
Just remember to pull your bed back down - nothing good ever came from trying to find a bed in a wall at 5am.
NOBU HOTEL AT CAESARS PALACE
Perks: Barbecue pit, full bar, secluded Zen-garden, whirlpool, outdoor terrace
Price: from $35,000 per night
The 10,300-square-foot, Japanese-inspired Nobu Villa is perched on the rooftop 150ft above the Vegas strip, meaning its huge outdoor terrace has incredible views as well as a raft of luxury features that’ll make you feel like a King.
The master bedroom features a whirlpool and opens out onto its own, secluded Zen-Garden and inside the main living area you’ll find a competition standard pool table. But this is Vegas, right? You want to be outside, basking in that desert sun. Well, the sky deck is big enough for you to host a party of all parties. There’s a bar, a grill counter where you can watch your steak sizzle until it’s ready to eat, and when the temperature drops at night, the fire pit will become the centre of the action.
Justin Bieber splashed the cash to spend his 21st birthday in this suite and P Diddy stayed in the Nobu Villa during the Mayweather v Paquiao fight, so you'll be mixing it with the high rollers if you spend the night here.
Sleeps: 4 Perks: Sky pool, personal concierge, airport transfers, exclusive lounge for suite guests, preferred dining reservations
Price: from $3,500 per night
Aria has won numerous accolades over the years, including being named number one hotel in Vegas and one of the most luxurious hotels in the world - and the Sky Villas it at the very top of Aria, both literally and metaphorically.
With more than 2,000-square-feet to get comfortable in, guests can enjoy in-room dining from any of the hotel’s luxury restaurants while enjoying the killer view from the floor-to-ceiling windows.
Heading outside, there’s a sky pool just for suite residents, so you won’t be sharing the water with any of the riff-raff from downstairs.
You can opt to be gently woken up by a sensory system that controls the climate in your room, and you'll be greeted by one of the prettiest views in all of Las Vegas from the double-floor windows.
THE EMPATHY SUITE SKY VILLA
PALMS CASINO RESORT
Perks: Private infinity pool, private 11-seat bar, 24hr butler service, fitness centre, massage room, pool table
Price: $100,000 per night
It doesn’t get much more luxurious than a private infinity pool overlooking the Vegas strip - and that’s exactly what you get in Palms Casino Resort’s Two-Storey Sky Villa.
This particular suite is designed by Damien Hirst, which means embalmed sharks, spotty pillars and butterflies will be your backdrop throughout your stay.
Inside, there’s more marble than a Kerplunk World Championships, hammocks with views across to the mountain range on the horizon, a games room with pool table and fussball table, and even a gold waterfall shower with unbroken views across the city. Oh, and a bar with enough seats to bring your whole football team along for a session.
But let’s be real, this suite is ALL about that pool - and where else can you get some lengths in while staring down at the lights of Las Vegas?
THREE BEDROOM VILLA
Perks: Putting green, private pool, private entrance, in-room spa and salon, 24hr villa menu, exclusive tee-times at Shadow Creek
Price: Starting from $2,500 per night
While most of Vegas’ suites are unashamedly brash and cater towards the party animal, the Villas at the Mirage cater to a different kind of guest. The putting green in the back garden hints towards the target audience - and the villa comes with exclusive tee-times at the gorgeous Shadow Creek 18 hole golf course to put those skills into action. Named by Golf Digest as one of the 100 best courses in America, green fees here hit $1,000 dollars during peak times.
The villa is all about relaxation, with a lush, green back yard boasting a heated pool and spa pool, a mist system for when the desert heat gets too much, and a butler service to cater to your every whim. If you fancy a change of scenery, you’ll also get complimentary access to Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat included with your stay.
The villas at the Mirage were launched as invite-only suites, which meant you had to be an A-list celeb or spend a serious wad of cash at the casino just to get a look-in. But they've been released to the public now, which means all you need to do is
TWO BEDROOM GRAND LAKE VIEW SUITE
Perks: Couples’ Italian marble bath, powder room, views over the Bellagio lake and fountain
Price: $10,000 per night
If you’re after a show-stopping view, you’ll struggle to beat the Bellagio Lake View Suite, because this is Vegas, and there’s no such thing as just a lake. Yep, the Bellagio lake houses the world-famous fountains, which dance to music every night as lighting transforms them into flowing lava trails and dancing, colourful explosions. If you’ve ever tried to nab a spot on the street with an uninterrupted view, you’ll know just how precious it is to be able to sit on your sofa with a glass of wine and watch the whole spectacle play out before you.