By Melinda Sheckells
The saying goes, you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. The same can be said for your Las Vegas experience. Simply by going for the upgrade, you have access to a world filled with perks previously reserved for high rollers and celebrities only: top-of-the-line suites marked by luxurious services and amenities you’ve only dreamed about. Top-shelf accommodations come with superb offerings such as butler and concierge service, luxury transportation to and from the airport, a porte-cochere greeting from resort staff, private VIP check-in, elevators to your suite, preferred seating at restaurants and shows and priority spa access.
Once in-room, find welcome amenities, departure gifts and entertainment/gaming systems. Some suites also come with convenient access to dining, imbibing and gaming; while others brim with attributes for those wanting to live cleaner and better through the Stay Well program. Here’s a guide to what’s in room for you. So, what are you waiting for?
For the Wellness Enthusiast
The Stay Well Collection at MGM Grand, Park MGM, and The Mirage are geared toward guests who want to balance indulgence and clean living. With holistic options from wellness leader Delos, the Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Deepak Chopra, guests of a Stay Well floor benefit from air and shower purification systems; aromatherapy to enhance mood; and an app that offers a Jet Lag minimizing tool as well as a list of local wellness activities. And since there’s nothing more disruptive to the circadian rhythm than travel, the room is equipped with energizing lighting that suppresses melatonin and a dawn simulator to get you ready for the day.
For the Private Party
Need 8,500 square feet to comfortably accommodate your crew? Who doesn’t? Then look no further than The Villas at The Mirage. When traveling with a pack this is the place to stay in complete comfort if you’re into the private VIP party scene (not everyone who flocks to Vegas is there to see and be seen). Enter through a dedicated gate and your secluded wing of The Mirage awaits, complete with a private backyard and heated pool. For those who love culture, cuisine, art, and entertainment, this is the ideal stay with 24-hour chefs and butlers at your beck and call.
For the Sophisticated Socialite
If Instagram angles are important to you, check-in and snap up at the Suite Royale Premiere at NoMad inside Park MGM. Its romance and intrigue are reflected in its design with textures and colors that trend from plush to the touch to vibrant pops. Located on the top floors of Park MGM, each NoMad accommodation has custom furnishings, oak hardwood floors, original artwork, Bellino linens, custom Argan bath products, pedestal bathtubs, leather headboards, paravent screens, and steamer-trunks- turned-minibars. Retreat into the private confines of the master suite or use the ample living area to entertain, play billiards or dine around the formal table. Sleeping up to six people with a king bedroom, a double bedroom and a drawing room with a sleeper sofa, there’s plenty of room for your squad.
For the Ultimate Boy’s Getaway
For a guy’s weekend with plenty of space to spread out and televisions throughout, MGM Grand’s iconic SKYLOFTS are the go-to for a sports-and-chill weekend. A rarity, even in a city known for over-the-top room options, there are one-, two- and three-bedroom layouts, ranging in size from 1,400 to 6,000 square feet, each with 24-foot floor-to-ceiling windows with Strip views. The best of the best is the three-bedroom loft with ample space to hang out: foyer, living room, bar/den, media room, kitchen and billiard room. If the group has more active interests than just big-game action, the two-bedroom terrace loft has a game room with a chess table, library, private fitness room, and a bi-level outdoor balcony…with its very own plunge pool. One of the brightest stars in the SKYLOFT suite constellation is the master bath with its Immersion Chamber shower technology, replete with waterfalls, jets and steam room, as well as an Infinity tub with “Champagne Bubbles.”
For the Romantic Weekend
The two-story Skyline Terrace suite at MGM Grand is ideal for those looking for a more intimate, luxury accommodation with an amazing view. And the convivial outdoor “living room” is perfect for capturing those unforgettable photos. This 800-square-foot exterior gathering space has sectional seating, a dining area and a breathtaking view of The Strip.
For the Bachelorette Party of Your Dreams
A stay at ARIA’s Sky Suites is an extraordinary experience. As one of the most exclusive options on The Strip, the top echelon of these suites is the Sky Villa, with a range from 2,000 square feet to a whopping 7,000 square feet. It’s easy to get lost inside these suites as there’s quite the assortment of rooms to explore, including a pampering space with a massage table and hair salon for in-Villa beauty treatments. Perfect for celebrating the bride-to-be, ARIA offers complimentary in-villa floral, a fully stocked bar with wine, spirits and Champagne and a complimentary bottle of Veuve Clicquot as well as chocolate covered-strawberries. Check in with your besties and then celebrate in style.