Haute Highlights: High-Rolling Vegas Haute Spots

Haute Living has a plethora of editorial content from our four regional editions that may be passing under your radar, and we don’t want that. We have so many gems hidden in our archives, so in addition to daily Haute 100 Updates, we will now be providing “Haute Highlights,” focusing on one article from a print edition that is worthy of your attention. To kick off this new program, Editorial Director Stephanie Wilson highlighted director of winemaking at Robert Mondavi Vineyards Genevieve Janssen’s recent Haute Ambassador column; and we last left off highlighting contributor Monique Stringfellow’s piece on the best marinas on the West Coast (a.k.a. boating central), it’s original running date being May 2009.

For today’s highlights, we’ll be revisiting Sin City herself and retracing Haute Living Editor Christina Bohnstengel’s steps to living the good life when you find yourself, “waking up in Vegas,” as Katy Perry puts it.

  • Before you can wake up in Vegas, you have to physically get there. Here’s a suggestion: land your high ride at Signature Flight Support at the McCarran International Airport. It provides the utmost convenience and luxury; it’s minutes away from the Four Seasons and Mandalay Bay and offers a 30,000-square-foot hangar that can support a Global/GV with services that run the gamut from first-class pilot and passenger amenities to executive conference and meeting areas. Hey, it doesn’t boast the largest fixed base operation and distribution network in the world for no reason.
  • Las Vegas gives New York some serious competition when it comes to “cities that never sleep.” But come on, we’re human; your head needs to hit a pillow at some point in your stay. Allow us to recommend the Skylofts at MGM Grand as a place to do that. The three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath lofts measure 6,000 square feet with plenty of room for your butlers (yes, that’s plural) to cater to your every whim. There are also plenty of entertainment specs to give you rights to your own private party. We’d say the $3,800 to $10,000 per night price tag is well worth it.
  • The City of Lights is famous, if for anything else, for its nightlife. There’s something to do for everyone. The men in your life can hit up the Poker Room at the Venetian and see if luck is on their side. The 11,000 square foot room has a Salon Area with five tables, two of those in a more secluded area with butler service and gourmet dining. The senoritas, on the other hand, will definitely get lucky at the Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace. Wynn and Bellagio, Pucci, Versace, Valentino, Ferragamo, Bulgari, Harry Winston and many more luxury retailers are bound to make your eyes wide with pleasure. Girls have another best friend and that is a credit card.

There are a myriad of more things to do, so much so that this article barely scratches the surface. Read Christina’s full list for more ideas. You can never say there’s nothing to do in Las Vegas; this is proof that’s just not true.