Vegas: Pampering Without Limits
Las Vegas is known for its style, luxury and opulence. Guests of Sin City can pamper themselves at any one of its 40 spas, but that's just one of the personal indulgences available at this desert oasis. From exotic cars to personal butlers, Vegas has every extravagance money can buy.
Make an Entrance
For the seasoned Vegas traveler, pampering begins long before the plane's wheels touch down at McCarren International Airport. The airport offers private plane service, and that combined with the expertise of a Vegas concierge can amount to a first-class travel experience. Options include the Learjet stocked with fresh sushi, a chauffeured Bentley to take you around town, and easy access to the all the best VIP rooms on the Strip. Of course, the concierge can get you tickets to the best shows, reservations at the newest culinary hot spot, and the perfect spa appointment.
Once you are settled in your luxury suite, you're going to need someone at your beck and call. Many of the penthouse suites, like the Chairman's Suite at the Venetian and the SkyLoft at the MGM Grand, are staffed with 24-hour butlers. Your wish is their command; butlers will make the bed with your favorite sheets from home or chill your Evian to precisely 65 degrees.
Every luxury hotel in Vegas knows it's not only about the rooms; hotels must offer gourmet dining options and a fabulous spa. The Venetian's Canyon Ranch Spa is the largest in America. At this award-winning location, services include a variety of massages, traditional Ayurvedic treatments and even energy healings. There's also an in-house nutritionist who will personally design your meal plan.
The Spa Bellagio recently had a makeover that doubled its size to 55,000 square feet with 54 treatments rooms. One of their signature treatments is watsu, where a therapist stretches you in a pool of water heated exactly to your body temperature.
Another hotel spa with fabulous water treatments is Qua Baths and Spa at Caesars. The traditional Roman baths consist of three distinct pools varying in temperature and size. Additional Roman rituals include the ultra-heated laconium room, the arctic ice room with snow falling from the ceiling and a peaceful tearoom, where an in-house tea master chooses teas to complement your particular treatment.
Drive the Dream Car
If arriving in style is a must, then cruising the Strip in a taxi is a big no-no. Available throughout Las Vegas are the biggest names in luxury automobiles -- Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Aston Martin and Viper can all be rented for the duration of your stay.
If you prefer to be driven, Wynn Las Vegas operates North America's largest fleet of 2008 Rolls-Royce Extended Wheelbase Phantoms. Only serious high rollers and celebrity guests of Wynn Las Vegas have access to these customized vehicles.
Smoke, Drink and Be Merry
The Casa Fuente Cigar Bar, with a mix of signature stogies and Cuban specialty drinks, draws a diverse and upscale clientele. Located in the Caesars Palace Forum Shops, the 1,500-square-foot store cost $1 million to build. To celebrate the opening of the Havana-inspired bar, they rolled out a new Casa Fuente Cigar available only at the Vegas location.
If you're looking for a good year to go with your cigar, then head to Double Helix Bar and Boutique. Located at the Palazzo shops, it includes a circular bar featuring more than 50 wines by the glass, available in taste portions or glass servings. Take your time and enjoy tastings from many $200-a-bottle wines, and then visit the adjacent boutique for a rare vintage to take home.
Bling it On
Las Vegas is all about flash, and if you're looking for the ultra-indulgence, then head to Jewels by Mordechai. A Vegas landmark, the jewelry store has outfitted clients like Don King, Mike Tyson and even Elvis Presley.