Touring ultimate luxury in Las Vegas
There are some occasions when only the best will do – think special birthdays, anniversaries and celebrity or upscale weddings for example. This is when you want more than a touch of luxury; you want the whole nine yards. In this respect, Las Vegas absolutely hits the spot as the city that specializes in opulence and magnificence. Here are a few of the best Vegas attractions for that exceptional trip of ultimate luxury and splendor.
High class vacations often begin at a Steve Wynn establishment in Vegas. This is the man whose vision has been behind many of the city’s most successful projects, including the opulent Bellagio Hotel with its famous dancing fountains. Guests have access to rooms, villas and suites that have earned the Bellagio the highest awards and accolades. Wynn’s aim in developing new hotel projects was to provide the best of everything in one place, thus the cuisine at the Bellagio, planned and prepared by Michelin-starred chefs, is also of an incredibly high standard and the entertainment on offer features the unique Cirque du Soleil as well as a string of popular showbiz stars.
Spas and salons
No luxury break is complete without the opportunity for a bit of pampering and the spas and salons of the Las Vegas hotels are among the finest anywhere. Among the top ten are the huge facilities at Wynn Las Vegas, Bellagio and Encore at Wynn Las Vegas where you can enjoy the lavish décor and elegant surroundings. Encore has a corridor lined with lanterns and 37 treatment rooms; Bellagio boasts a candlelit meditation room and four whirlpools, while Wynn Las Vegas has a state of the art fitness suite and bamboo, rice and sake are among the ingredients used for your treatments.
Many hotels have movie theaters inside them and when it comes to creating luxury venues independent theaters have taken their cue from these. Features include oversized reclining chairs, incredible sound and gigantic screens. Some also serve customers with wine and beer, while some have IMAX screens or multiple screens under one roof, so you can choose from a range of movies.
The glamorous and beautiful Wynn Theater is part of the hotel complex and no expense is spared when it comes to the technical equipment installed and what it can do. For example, if you read reviews of Cirque du Soleil performances these are unreservedly rave, not least because the theater has multiple moving stages, endless props and amazing lighting to enhance live shows. All the seats at the Wynn are good from the point of view of seeing the stage, but the luxury seats towards the rear of the auditorium have mini TV screens built in, so you can see what is happening underwater as well as backstage.
Vegas music venues are typically large scale, such as Mandalay Bay with its 12,000 seats and the MGM Grand Garden, which was modeled on Madison Square Garden in New York and can handle more than 17,000 people.
Finally, if you are splashing out on a luxury visit you need to take some time to view the shopping malls and courts that Las Vegas has to offer, where you can find anything your heart desires. The city has arguably the most spectacular shopping establishments in the world, where you can visit a recreation of Venice, Italy complete with cobbled pathways and take a gondola ride along a quarter mile stretch of the Grand Canal under a ceiling illuminated to look like the sky. If there is one thing every part of Vegas offers the traveler in search of luxury, it is the chance to fulfill your wildest dreams. Whether you are shopping, staying in a hotel or catching a show you will be captivated and amazed.