Las Vegas' Top Suites Get an Upgrade

The Marcus Aurelius Villa at Caesars Palace has three bedrooms, a fish tank, a double-sided fireplace, a grand piano, a billiard room and a media room.

Big News: Caesars Entertainment has just released a slate of renovated suites to its collection of luxury accommodations at Las Vegas resorts. The renovation process began in early 2016, and when it’s completed by the end of the year, over 800 suites will have been touched up.

For a true high-roller experience, guests can pair their stay with a bevy of perks, including limousine transportation to-and-from McCarran International Airport, access to a personal concierge, and 24/7 butler service in villas.

The Marcus Aurelius Villa at Caesars Palace

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Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel and Casino

Highlights of Caesars renovated suites include the Julius and Augustus Towers. The top accommodations / renovations, on the other hand, include those located in the Palace Tower (which are available to book starting in August).

Caesars Palace’s four villas — the Cleopatra, Marc Antony, Marcus Aurelius and Titus — remain the crown jewels of its accommodations. With floor plans ranging from 5,000 to 11,200 square feet and pricing ranging from $15,000 to $25,000 per night, these opulent villas boast imported marble floors, private elevators, hand-painted wall murals and include private butler and concierge services.

The 5,000-square-foot Cleopatra Villa and Marc Antony Villa both have an 800-square-foot patio complete with an oversized spa, a dining room with fine china and crystal, a grand piano, an indoor fountain and an iPod stereo system. The Cleopatra Villa additionally has an in-room sauna, steam shower and fitness facility; the Marc Antony Villa has a fireplace. Butler and round-trip airport limo service come with your stay.

Guests looking for a more exclusive option should consider the 9,500-square-foot Marcus Aurelius Villa, also known as the Spanish Villa. It has three bedrooms and over-the-top amenities such as an exotic fish tank, a double-sided fireplace, a grand piano, a billiard room and a media room with theater-style seating and massage chairs, and a private elevator. On the terrace, guests can relax with their own whirlpool spa and fire pit.

Caesars Palace’s top accommodation is the three-bedroom Titus Villa. Also known as the British Villa, amenities of the 11,200-square-foot villa include massage chairs in the media room, butler service, a billiard room with its own bar, an iPod stereo and a grand piano. The private outdoor garden has a pool, fire pit and direct access to Garden of the Gods.

The Marc Antony Villa at Caesars Palace is a three-bedroom villa that comes with an 800-square-foot patio complete with an oversized spa

In addition to the amenities included with each villa, guests of Caesars Suites are entitled to a variety of additional perks, such as VIP check-in and Total Rewards Diamond queuing at locations throughout all Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas resorts. For guests who desire an all-inclusive, turn-key experience, Total Experiences, a personalized concierge service for small groups, is a good option.

Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace

While the entire Nobu Hotel, located at Caesars Palace, should be on your radar, there are four suites / villas that are particularly noteworthy. They are The Hakone Suite, The Sake Suite, The Nobu Penthouse and The Nobu Villa.

The Hakone Suite has 1,000 square feet of exotic elegance, drawing inspiration from Fuji-Hakone National Park. Design-wise, the suite has sleek, modern furnishings with bold red and gold accents. The suite includes separate dining and living spaces, and has the option of adding a second room. Exclusive Nobu perks include scented sleep oils, VIP hotel service and priority seating at Nobu restaurant.

The chic Sake Suite ranges from 1,300 to 1,950 square feet, and is adorned in neutral tones, plum splashes and dark wood. The suite includes a separate media room (Want a billiard table? Just ask!) and a bar area. Other amenities include complimentary access to Venus Day club, priority seating at Nobu restaurant, VIP hotel service and complimentary round-trip airport limo service.

The largest of the Nobu suites is the Penthouse Suite, ranging from 2,200 to 4,350 square feet. It has a curved staircase with a second-story terrace, a stone hearth and modern furnishings. Considering throwing a party? The suite has a 90-inch flat screen, billiard table and a separate dining area.

The Nobu Villa at Nobu Hotel located at Caesars Palace is a 10,300-square-foot villa designed by David Rockwell. It is the hotel’s only rooftop villa.

The crème de la crème, however, is the 10,300-square-foot Nobu Villa, which is available for $35,000 per night. Designed by David Rockwell, the three-bedroom Nobu Villa is the hotel’s only rooftop villa. It aims to entice each of the five senses with Japanese-inspired design, lemon-ginger scents, custom music, cuisine by Nobu chefs and spa services. The villa has its own sauna and sky deck with its own bar, barbecue pit, dining area and Zen garden with a Whirlpool. Guests have private access to the Zen garden from the master bedroom.

At any of these suites, guests can enjoy dinner prepared live by one of the hotel’s master sushi chefs in the Nobu Villa and Nobu Penthouses.
To book a suite at either Caesars property, contact Jason Perryman ([email protected] caesarspalace.com), VIP operations manager.

MGM Resorts: Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

Mandalay Bay has also completed the final phase of its resort-wide remodel of more than 3,000 guestrooms and suites. The accommodations have refreshing color palettes and modern designs in three distinct collections — the Resort Collection, the Suite Collections and the Luxury Collection.

While the Resort Collection accommodations come in King- or Queen-size options, the Suite Collection begins the offerings of one- and two-bedroom suites. Rich jewel tone fabrics, natural wood and stone accent these rooms, ranging from 610 to 1,450 square feet, including multiple seating and dining areas, and a large table in the media and living area.

The largest of these suites are the Panoramic Two-Bedroom King Suite and Panoramic Two-Bedroom Queen Suite, the difference being the Queen Suite has two queen beds in the second bedroom as opposed to a second king bed. They both include a separate dining and living space with a wet bar, seating for 11 and two 46-inch TVs; floor-to-ceiling windows with view of the Strip, beach and mountains; private en-suites in each bedroom with 15-inch in-mirror TVs, twin vanities and a glass-enclosed shower with a large soaking tub in the king rooms.

For guests seeking an even further elevated experience, the Luxury Collection has spectacular one- to four-bedroom suites. New, vibrant décor accompanies floor-to-ceiling windows and elegant dining and bar areas. The three options are the Media Suite, Conference Suite and Vista Suite.

Both the Media and Conference suites are 2,170 square feet, with living spaces that seat 10 and boast a 65-inch TV; a separate media area has an additional 65-inch TV with surround-sound and flexible seating.

Located on the 30th floor, with 180-degree views of Las Vegas is the Vista Suite, which totals 1,705 square feet and has only one king bed. There is a full-size wet bar with a 46-inch TV and seating for 14, while the living room has floor-to-ceiling windows, and a 55-inch LED TV. The bathrooms include in-mirror TVs, twin vanities and a dual steam shower with an oversized soaking tub.

Reservations to the above accommodations also include complimentary access to Foundation Room (excludes special events and holidays), and complimentary Spa Facility Access. Spa Facility Passes include the use of the redwood sauna, eucalyptus steam room, heated Whirlpools (warm and hot), cold plunge, relaxation lounge, gym and vanity amenities.

This marks the conclusion of an approximately $100 million remodel that began in 2015.

The Mandalay Bay’s Panoramic Two Bedroom King and Queen suites have separate dining and living space with a wet bar and two 46-inch TVs

Wynn Las Vegas

Travelers are seeking more “live like a local” experiences and Las Vegas can provide some fairly unique opportunities for that. We hear that Wynn Las Vegas has updated its Master Class series, with options ranging from learning how odds are set and mastering your poker face. You can also polish your expertise in all things wine, whiskey and cigar tasting. For the more mainstream, classes are available in cake baking, chocolate or Champagne. Sweet.

We were curious about “Perfecting Your Poker Face” in particular and learned that participants attend a poker master class hosted by Wynn’s director of poker operations. In addition to helping players manage their facial expressions, the workshop covers the rules, tactics and tips to help outplay your opponents. In the Oddsmaker for a Day class, Wynn’s executive director of race & sports operations will show guests what it’s like to run a complex Race and Sports Book operation and how to be an oddsmaker for Wynn Las Vegas. They will also learn how Avello sets odds for major events like the Super Bowl and the Oscars. Participants must be 21 years or older to attend.

Tickets for the Wynn Master Class Series are available by contacting the Wynn Las Vegas concierge at 702-770-7070.

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