Ever wonder how high rollers and VIPs live it up, Vegas style? We do. Take a peek inside these VIP Las Vegas suites that offer the crème de la crème of services, amenities and overall surroundings — true baller status. Private pool? Check. Your own butler? Check. Stunning views, top-of-the line technology and suites so big, you can shoot your own music video in one? Triple check, baby! Come see how we would live the dream if we hit the jackpot. Let your imagination run wild with these 11 over-the-top Vegas suites.

Located on the top two floors of MGM Grand, the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond SKYLOFT ranges from 1,4000 – 6,000 square feet and is available in one, two or three-bedroom floor plans. Each loft has 24-foot floor-to-ceiling windows revealing gorgeous views of the city’s famed skyline. Amenities include a media room with video game consoles, heated towel racks, a spa tub, a mirror TV, a walk-in closet and more. Guests also receive complimentary airport transportation, as well as personal butler and concierge services.

What we love: Telling your friends you have a loft on the Strip sounds cool in itself. Plus, since you’re almost 30 stories high, you’ll have the best views without having to leave your space.
Price tag: For a three-bedroom SKYLOFT, we’re looking at $10,000 per night.

Sky Villa at Aria
Part of Aria’s Sky Suites collection, Sky Villas range from 2,000 – 7,000 square feet and come in two or three bedrooms in one or two-story retreats. Each Sky Villa offers panoramic Strip views, a private sauna, billiard room and full-sized kitchen. Each Sky Suite collection has the latest in personalized technology. This includes a very special greeting, complete with a curtain opening.

If you ever wanted to wake up like royalty, here’s another great feature: You can choose to wake up gradually through controlled temperature, lighting, curtain opening and your music choice. And by a touch of a button, you can modify all the room settings. For instance, “Good Night” turns off lights, TV, shuts curtains and turns on privacy notifications all at once. Services include 24-hour concierge service and personal airport transportation.

What we love: Besides the awesome views and swirling staircase, the personalized technology is definitely a “turn-on.” Who wouldn’t want to be greeted with a curtain opening?
Price tag: These are available on a highly limited basis, with rates ranging from $3,500 – $7,500 per night.

Marcus Aurelius Villa at Caesars Palace
Also known as the Spanish Villa, Caesars Palace’s 9,500-square-foot Marcus Aurelius Villa comes with its own private elevator. The three-bedroom villa has unique features like an exotic fish tank, a grand piano and double-sided fireplace. There is also a billiard room and a media room with theater-style seating and massage chairs.

On top of these entertaining elements, you have outdoors too: This villa has its own terrace, complete with a whirlpool spa and fire pit. With so much to do both indoors and out, the Spanish Villa is like your own personal resort.

What we love: The personal patio has beautiful views of the resort’s Garden of the Gods pool. Plus, we love how we can stay toasty by the fire pit during the winter months.
Price tag: One night in a Caesars Palace villa can range from $25,000 – $40,000.

Two-story Sky Villa at Palms
The two-story Sky Villa at The Palms has the sexy, sophisticated appeal of a Vegas nightclub. And with 9,000 square feet to spare, you have more than enough room to have your own DJ, go-go dancers and VIP section. It’s your party. Highlights include an in-suite glass elevator, high ceilings, a glass-enclosed pool, private terraces, massage and fitness rooms, a dry sauna and weekend butler service.

Part of Palms’ Luxe Collection, you also get round-trip airport transfer in an SUV.

What we love: Despite 9,000 square feet of space, we can probably spend all of our time lounging in the pool, admiring the fab city views.
Price tag: This Sky Villa is a whopping $20,000 per night ($35,000 on the weekends), but can you really put a price on an experience like this?

Voodoo Collection at Rio
Located at the Rio, this off-Strip suite is ideal for a nighttime rooftop pool party. Imagine the crazy cool fireworks show you’d have on New Year’s Eve or Fourth of July. These elements alone are all the reasons you need. You’ll need to call in advance to book this room, as it’s extremely popular during our warmer months.

What we love: The fact that it’s off the Las Vegas Strip gives us a different – but just as beautiful – view of the city. And we can admire this view all day, all night on the rooftop.
Price tag: The room starts at $2,250 per night.

Lanai Villa at The Mirage
Vegas may be far from the islands, but staying in a Lanai villa at The Mirage brings paradise to your backyard. Ranging from 1,750 – 3,190 square feet, each Lanai villa has a private gated entrance, along with its own private outdoor space with a pool, whirlpool, spa misters, chaise lounges and umbrellas.

What we love: If any of us had our own private pool, whirlpool, chaise lounges with shade tucked away on the Strip, why would we ever leave? All we’re missing is a fancy cocktail with a little umbrella, but that can easily be arranged.
Price tag: Available in one, two or three-bedroom models, Lanai villas are sold on a limited basis and range from $1,500 – $2,500.

Three-bedroom Duplex at Encore
Measuring 5,829 square feet, the three-bedroom Duplex at Encore’s Tower Suites is like having your own private residence on the Strip. It features its own elevator, butler’s pantries, a separate game room with a pool table, massage room with a treadmill, wet bar, living room, dining area and a powder room.

If you love TVs, this duplex has a lot — and the best — of them. You’ll find a 70-inch flat-panel 4K TV in the living room, 55-inch flat-panel 4K “pop up” TVs in each room and flat-panel TVs in every bathroom. Other in-suite features include dedicated butler service, twice-daily maid service and clothes pressing.

What we love: We’re crazy about the fact we can play pool one minute and have a massage the next. And since the hotel is toward the end of the Las Vegas Strip, the views are marvelous.
Price tag: The duplex goes for $4,000 to $10,000 per night depending upon what days you book.

Presidential Suite at Bellagio
Located atop Bellagio’s Spa Tower, the two-bedroom 4,075-square-foot Presidential Suite comes with its own fireplace, a six-seat L-shaped bar and a solarium – an indoor garden with its own fountain. The two master bedrooms each include a king bed, private bathroom with a whirlpool tub overlooking the city and separate steam showers.

Services include round-the-clock butler service, complimentary limousine transfers to and from the airport, VIP check-in and access to the VIP Lounge.

What we love: The Presidential Suite’s indoor garden is the perfect place to sip the finest wine, catch up on reading or simply admire your surroundings. We could use our own solarium right about now.
Price tag: Presidential Suites run $6,000 per night.

The Palazzo Presidential at The Palazzo
Located inside The Palazzo, the 6,600-square-foot Palazzo Presidential has a balcony with gorgeous Las Vegas Strip views and a whirlpool, its own workout room, private massage parlor and a living room.

What we love: Talk about a conversation piece: The Palazzo Presidential living room chandelier is made of custom hand-blown cascading glass spheres.
Price tag: This suite is available by invitation only.

Chairman Suite at The Venetian
If you’re into Asian art, the Chairman Suite inside the The Venetian does not disappoint. It’s almost like having your own museum, complete with fountains and Chinese artifacts. Located on the hotel’s 36th floor, this 10,000-square-foot suite has four bedrooms, five bathrooms, a private workout room, sauna, beauty salon and a massage parlor. You’ll also get round-the-clock butler service and luxury car transportation.

What we love: Besides the ancient Asian artwork and jade sculptures, we love how you can have a complete spa experience without leaving your suite.
Price tag: This suite is by invitation only, but if we put a price tag on it, you’re looking at $15,000 per night.

The Mansion at MGM Grand
When we think of mansions, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” comes to mind. That explains why we start rapping the opening theme song when we cruise through super-fancy neighborhoods. The Mansion at MGM Grand is on a whole different level. While The Mansion is part of MGM Grand’s property, the 29 villas and outdoor pool garden total 290,000 square feet.

Before you even get to this Italian-style sanctuary, you have to take a private driveway. These villas each range from 2,000 – 12,000 square feet. Each villa surrounds The Mansion’s own climate-controlled atrium and pool garden. That means if it’s 100-plus degrees outside, it’s a cool 70-something degrees here. (Lucky!) Available in one to four bedrooms, each villa also has its share of the finest, most expensive antiques, as well as a private balcony overlooking the shared pool garden. (Photo courtesy of Michael Chu.)

What we love: Enjoying a cool swim in the middle of a hot summer got our attention immediately.
Price tag: Invitation only. This exclusive property is reserved only for high rollers and VIP members.

If all of these lavish suites inspired you to stay in Sin City, check out our full list of Vegas hotels.


Las Vegas is home to many romantic restaurants that offer stunning views, elegant ambiance and fine food and wine. If you’re looking for a place to propose or to celebrate an anniversary or other special occasion with the one you love, Vegas has a restaurant for you. Here are our 10 choices for most romantic places to dine in the city:

Eiffel Tower Restaurant at Paris Las Vegas
If you can’t fly to France for a romantic dinner, this is the next best thing. Dine inside Las Vegas’ replica of the Eiffel Tower, which offers views of the Strip and Bellagio Fountains across the street. The restaurant caters to those who are there for a proposal. There are several packages available that include things like champagne and roses. They’ll even deliver the ring in a beautiful dessert if you ask them to.

Top of the World at Stratosphere
This restaurant has been a popular spot for proposals and romantic dinners for years.  Top of the World, located 800 feet above the Strip, offers amazing views of the entire Las Vegas valley as it rotates 360 degrees during your meal.  Be sure to visit at sunset for a particularly gorgeous view. The restaurant serves a variety of gourmet steak, fowl and seafood dishes, as well as vegan options and a nice wine selection. Professional photography is available for an added cost if you would like to capture your proposal or romantic evening on film.

Alize at Palms
Alize offers beautiful views of the Las Vegas Strip from floor-to-ceiling windows atop the 56th floor of the Palms. Created by Chef Andre Rochat, the menu serves fine French cuisine and the largest cognac collection in Las Vegas. Cap off your romantic night with a Grand Marnier soufflé or a warm chocolate fondant.

Lago at Bellagio
If you want to impress a date, take them to Lago at Bellagio and be sure to ask for a table by the window or out on the patio. The restaurant offers breathtaking views of the Bellagio Fountains and the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas across the street. The food is pretty breathtaking too. Celebrated chef Julian Serrano serves up small plates with imaginative takes on Italian food and seafood. They’re perfect for sharing, which is always good on a date.

Hugo’s Cellar at Four Queens
This longtime Las Vegas restaurant in downtown provides a romantic, old Vegas atmosphere along with gourmet dining and impeccable service.  Included with your entrée are a salad prepared tableside, a fruit sorbet, vegetables, potato and white and dark chocolate dipped strawberries, apricots and baby figs with a fresh cream dip. The restaurant also gives roses to the ladies for a truly romantic touch.

Le Cirque at Bellagio
Ask for a table by the window and you’ll have a view of Bellagio’s famous fountains. The quiet, elegant atmosphere, coupled with the view makes this restaurant a romantic choice. The French cuisine is AAA Five Diamond rated and created by Sirio Maccioni.  Choose from a tasting menu or a la carte options and end with a beautiful dessert like the dragon fruit, lychee sorbet and meringue served in a sugar sphere.

Giada at The Cromwell
Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis’ Italian restaurant offers beautiful views of the Strip and Bellagio fountains across the street. The windows are retractable, giving guests an al fresco dining experience. The cuisine embraces Giada’s passion for Italian cooking with lighter California influences.

Twist at Mandarin Oriental
Three Michelin Star Chef Pierre Gagnaire serves French cuisine at this fine restaurant on the 23rd floor of the Mandarin Oriental. The dining room features a beautiful view of the Las Vegas Strip through floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Twist offers guests the choice of seasonal à la carte dishes, a three-course tasting menu or a lavish six-course dining experience.

Costa di Mare at Wynn
Costa di Mare specializes in fresh seafood and features a large rolling cart that comes to your table so you can select the fresh catch of the day. Seafood is not the only option here – you can also enjoy Italian classics. The atmosphere is truly romantic — you can dine indoors or better yet, in the lagoon area, which features private cabanas overlooking the water.

Mon Ami Gabi at Paris Las Vegas
This restaurant will make you feel like you are eating at a real Parisian café. You can choose to dine indoors in an elegant dining room, but for maximum ambiance, head outdoors under the Eiffel Tower where you can watch passersby on the Strip and enjoy views of the Bellagio fountains across the street. Dine on French bistro favorites and indulge in an extensive wine list.

Best Upscale Las Vegas Bars

Forget the cheap buffets and that guy on the Strip who swears he can get you an escort for half off the competitor’s. (You don’t want to know which half is missing.) Vegas is an upscale town full of upscale bars. We’ve got views that kill, drinks that delight and atmospheres that absolutely applaud alliteration. So pick up your Macallan 15 Year, put your feet up on whichever manservant makes the best foot stool today, and enjoy the best upscale bars in Las Vegas.

Encore Beach Club Las Vegas
And we’re off. Get it? It’s like a horse race because Andre’s is all fancy like that. This is the spot to sip cognac and smoke fine cigars — all in a room designed to pull the smoke out of the air so you don’t have to smell some imposter’s Swisher Sweets. At Andre’s, you’ll feel like a master of industry watching your millions multiply while you pretend to understand what you’re seeing as you stare at a stock ticker app on your phone. You may not be a millionaire — or maybe you were before you got to Vegas and now you’re clinging to your accustomed lifestyle after the tables took your cash — but Andre’s will make you feel like a million bucks.

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This is the first of several restaurant bars on our list, and for good reason. Pairing food with alcohol is a complex and nuanced process that requires the highest quality and education. That’s where Delmonico shines. The bar features a whiskey selection that’s virtually unrivaled. Sure, we threw in that quick qualifier to cover ourselves, but when you want high-end whiskey this is the place to go. The upscale atmosphere of the restaurant shines through to the bar and creates a drinking experience ideal for everyone who understands that upscale is about taste, exploration and enough whiskey to fill a whale’s bathtub.

Franklin Bar

Everything about the Delano is upscale, which is why it makes the list twice. But Franklin is especially impressive because of its willingness to understate itself. In the art gallery-like setting of the Delano lobby, Franklin stands like a resting place between one luxury and the next. The see-through fireplace warms the outer bar and intimate inner area. And the fact that no one can smoke gives the wonderfully upscale advantage of being able to breathe and smell your date’s perfume. You’re not completely secluded from the commoners of the Strip, but you’re far enough back that if they want to find you they have to come to your world. That’s the relaxing but interactive nature of Franklin.

La Cave Wine and Food Hideaway

This is another example of how food and drink create the most upscale of experiences. The spectacular wine selection is designed to pair with a small-plates menu to pull in flavors that your blue-blooded taste buds can only dream of. One look at La Cave inside Wynn, and really one look around anything at Wynn, and it’s clear how important the upscale demographic is to the whole property. This is a hotel of class for people of class who want drinks of class. And La Cave is a perfect example. It’s got more class than a high school. Yep. Ended on a dumb one.

Mandarin Bar

Upscale can sometimes be taken literally. In the case of Mandarin Bar, the view from the Mandarin Oriental hotel is one of the aspects that make it literally a sight to see. Beyond the breathtaking floor-to-ceiling expanse, the bar has food and drink menus that pair perfectly with pensive stares toward the horizon. And live jazz brings an aura of artistry. This is the place to impress a date and solidify an intimacy that only Mandarin Bar can bring. If you want to prove you love someone, or hope someone is going to fall in love with you, or want to forget love entirely and have a splendid night to yourself, Mandarin Bar is all that jazz and more.

Foundation Room

When you come to the desert you naturally want to sit in a room adorned with a fireplace, warm lighting and exquisite rugs. We’re actually not being sarcastic for once. That’s totally what you want. And you can find it all at Foundation Room. On the top floor of Mandalay Bay, high above the House of Blues, Foundation Room stands like a magic carpet owned by a quasi-Eastern gentleman with a penchant for bluesy club spaces. We say “club spaces” because the nightclub milieu with its DJ booth, dance floor, table service layout isn’t exactly the atmosphere at Foundation Room. It’s more of a club in the sense of a social space for partaking in beverages and discussing culture over the beats of a booming sound system.


This time we’ve got a restaurant that pairs its bar with a whole, unique world of upscale excellence. On the third floor of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, STK reigns as the steakhouse of the glittering masses that flock to the property. But if you don’t go all the way through the wavelike space, you can just hit up the bar for drinks, food and an atmosphere unlike anything you remember from when you went to a steakhouse as a kid. The DJ sets the mood. The bartenders know how to keep you damp. And everything about the space exudes the same kind of casual opulence, or laissez-faire extravagance, that The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is known for.

Tower Suite Bar

Yes, it’s a lobby bar. Yes, it’s better than pretty much every other lobby bar you’ve ever seen. The Tower Suite Lobby at Encore is a place where those fortunate souls who can afford the rooms traverse from their spending sprees to relax in their golden beds. But anyone wanting a taste of that sweet, suite life can indulge in theTower Suite Bar. The light furnishings may seem like a calm resort in pictures, but this is all upscale hotel. The form of the place is understated to facilitate the function. But that doesn’t stop this spot from showing just how brilliant a lobby bar can be. When you want the upscale experience, and you want to be seen enjoying the upscale experience, wind your way to the Tower Suite Bar.

Vice Versa

Like the Delano, Vdara has no gaming and no smoking. So people have to find some other fun things to do. When they’re not having fun in their beautiful rooms, they drink up a storm at Vice Versa. The bar combines a lovely indoor space and a truly gorgeous patio space complete with fire pits and flora that separates the patio from the sidewalk. Of course the only traffic that sidewalk will really see is people going from Vdara to Aria or vice versa (see what we did there?), but it still feels nice to have that leafy wall to make you feel like you’re hidden away in a mountain retreat. Relax at this bar. Snuggle at this bar. Enjoy being alive at this bar.

Wayfarer Bar

Finally we get to head downtown. Las Vegas has done much to improve the area over the years, and one such improvement is the Wayfarer Bar inside the Inspire Theater. The building is on the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Fremont Street. But the outside view doesn’t do an ounce of justice to Wayfarer. Like the best things about each decade from the ’20s until now, this bar embodies elegance and a long lost willingness to use the color brown as an accent. It does everything so well you might forget you’re just a few hundred feet away from whatever costumed characters are on Fremont Street at the time. But just sip your drink some more and don’t worry about it. When you’re at Wayfarer, nothing can touch you but the bill.