What’s Haute: The Best Hotels and Places to Shop and Eat in Las Vegas

While you could potentially spend very little time in your room during a trip to Las Vegas on account of the casinos, gourmet restaurants, amazing shows and VIP nightclubs, when you do decide to rest, you want to do it in style. Hence, we’ve decided to feature the crème de la crème of Vegas resorts so that you can have the type of trip you truly deserve: one of the utmost luxury.


Mandarin Oriental
3752 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 590-8888
True VIPs know that every desire can be fulfilled, if only they book a Presidential Suite at the Mandarin Oriental. There are three such spaces available: the two-bedroom Taipan and Mandarin suites, as well as the one-bedroom Emperor suite. Each comes complete with a 24-hour concierge, a private in-suite workout room with Technogym Kinesis walls as well as media rooms with Bang and Olufsen technology for private screenings. Personally, we’re fans of the Mandarin suite for its Art Deco feel and huge sunken bath overlooking the city which is as amazing as it sounds for those seeking designer relaxation. In fact, if you find that you just can’t get enough of the Mandarin, you might want to purchase one of the tony Residences.  Residents who live in the 1,100-4000 square foot luxury units are treated to a personalized concierge program, personal shoppers, and priority pool access, among other amenities.



Aria Sky Villas
3730 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 590-7757
Feel like living in the lap of luxury? If so, stay in one of the Aria Sky Villas. You’ll arrive by limo and check in via private lounge. VIPs and celebrities love to stay at the Aria for the privacy it affords, as there is direct suite access without having to enter the casino or any other public space. When you’re offered one of these rooms with a view, there are also escorts to take you to the front of the taxi line, line passes to Café Vettro, welcome cocktails and the staff there even prints your boarding passes. Certain villas offer 24-hour butler service, a billiard room, private massage, steam and sauna rooms, as well as private salons and exercise room.



The Four Seasons at Mandalay Bay
3960 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 632-5000
The Four Seasons is synonymous which elegance, privacy and luxury, and its Vegas property doesn’t disappoint. Each of the resort’s 424 guest rooms were renovated last December with Art Deco-inspired decorations, sleek furnishings and modern artwork. Stay and entertain in the VIP 2,225 square-foot Presidential Strip-View bedroom, which not only offers glittering views of the Vegas strip from its floor-to-ceiling windows, but a dining room for eight and an entertainment area that includes a 55-inch flat screen LED TV.



The Palazzo
3325 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 607-7777
If you feel like living like a king or queen for a night, the Palazzo is the way to go. Book the Chairman Suite…if you can. There is no starting rate for this opulent den of relaxation, and you must be pre-approved to even pay to stay. Should you get the seal of approval, you’ll be treated to one of the best hotel stays you’re likely to ever have. The 7900 square-foot suite hosts a workout room with sauna, a full-service butler pantry, a dining room, baby grand piano, a salon and massage room, Paiza Club private check-in, Italian marble bathrooms with two steam rooms and a private terrace with a pool and spa. Sounds like bliss, doesn’t it?



The Wynn’s Fairway Villas
3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 770-7000
The Fairway Villas at the Wynn may leave you feeling like you’re not in Vegas anymore, Toto. The rooms are nestled along the Wynn Country Club and offer stunning, picturesque views of the Wynn Golf Club and surrounding mountains. All villa guests are treated to private lobbies and check-in areas, pools and a private concierge. You’ll get either a wrap-around balcony or an infinity pool depending upon which floor you’re staying on. It’s like a home away from home – only much, much hauter.



The Mansion at MGM Grand
3799 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 891-1111
Do you demand the best of the best? Those that stay at the Mansion at MGM Grand sure do, and they receive it. A 290,000 square-foot structure houses 29 villas, all of which resemble an 18th century villa in the Florentine-adjacent countryside. Many of the Mediterranean-style structures include balconies, indoor pools, private gardens, massage and exercise rooms, saunas, soaking tubs, libraries or studies, pianos, heated bathroom floors and fireplaces to warm up those chilly Nevada nights. But if you want to talk about exclusivity then know that the Mansion has areas that normal guests can’t access, such as The Loggia, the Atrium, a screening room, boardroom, private spa, the Great Hall and the Grand Salon. But then, you’re really not surprised by the MGM’s great respect for your privacy, are you? You are staying in a mansion, after all.




3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 862-4522
The luxury Swiss watch and jewelry house opened a fully-owned, 800 square-foot luxury boutique in the Wynn last October with a little help from longtime friend of the brand Elton John.

The Linq
3475 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109
Caesars Entertainment and Caruso Affiliated will open The Linq, an open-air retail, dining and entertainment district with an anticipated launch date of late 2013. In addition to the plethora of retail shops and dining destinations, The Linq will also host the world’s tallest observation wheel, the 200,000-square foot High Roller.

The Appian Way Shops at Caesars Palace
3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 731-7110
Roughly a dozen new shops have opened up at Caesar’s Palace in recent months, including Jimmy Crystal, Colosseum Cigars, Forever Flawless and Vittorio. You may spend more time gawking at the life-sized replica of Michelangelo’s David then you do shopping though.

Fred Segal
SLS Las Vegas Pre-Opening Office, 2780 Las Vegas Blvd. S.,
Las Vegas NV 89109 (702) 737-2111
It’s a while off, but sbe is partnering with Sandow to launch luxury retail shop Fred Segal at the SLS Las Vegas. Come 2014, the iconic, LA-based department store will be occupying 10,000 square-feet of the soon-to-be-opened SLS’ property. Have your credit cards at the ready.

Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson OnE
3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89119 (702) 632-7777 
Michael Jackson ONE is the second Cirque du Soleil show to come to Las Vegas in recent years. The highly anticipated follow-up to Michael Jackson the Immortal World Tour is a tribute to the King of Pop’s musical legacy, as envisioned by director and story creator Jamie King, as well as long-time Jackson choreographers Rich and Tone Talauega. The show debuted at Mandalay Bay late last month.