One of the most overlooked accommodations in Las Vegas is individual hotels within larger casino-resorts. These individual hotel towers are usually away from the action of the main casino and hotel but have easy access to the fun. These boutique hotels often have a different level of services and separate amenities.
Being away from the noise and crowds is important for some people but there might be a better reason to stay at these hotels inside of larger casino-resorts. Many of these hotels have larger rooms at the same price as regular rooms. These hotels may offer some of the best deals in Las Vegas.
Hotel In A Hotel
The hotel in a hotel concept isn’t new. In fact, the “newest” boutique hotel within another hotel in Las Vegas goes back five years. In 2014, Delano Las Vegas opened at Mandalay Bay in the tower that used to be called “The Hotel.”
Delano and most of the other hotels here are more than just a new name on an old tower. Each of these boutique hotels has its own restaurant(s), bar(s), pools, check-in/entrance, and staff. Let’s take a look at some highlights of each hotel in a hotel.
Earlier this year we looked at why Delano Las Vegas might be the hotel for you so I won’t rehash everything. Delano is a great option if you like the casino at Mandalay Bay but hate how busy it can get – especially when there’s a convention.
All of the rooms are suites that are often similarly priced as a normal Las Vegas hotel room. The separate space for everything provides a feeling of relaxation that might be lost in the hotel with 3,000+ rooms.
Elara at Planet Hollywood was originally built to be condominiums. Those plans changed after the economy crashed in the early 2000s. The building is operated as a Hilton hotel and timeshare that is separate from Caesars Entertainment and Planet Hollywood. Use Hilton Honors if you have rewards.
The rooms are all apartment-sized suites since this was intended for full-time residents. Elara is a separate hotel that connects to Planet Hollywood through a 30-second walk through the Miracle Mile Shops. Guests have a separate entrance and pool from Planet Hollywood but get to share a casino and mall.
Four Seasons was the first hotel within a hotel concept in Las Vegas. While the hotel is connected to Mandalay Bay there is a longish walk to the casino, convention center, etc. This distance makes it feel like you’re totally separated from everything even though you’re under the same roof.
While everything here is typical for the luxury hotel chain, there’s one not so secret bargain. The “Cut of The Week” deal at Charlie Palmer Steak is one of the best prix-fixe menu deals in Las Vegas. Each meal is currently $58 per person and includes a 3-course steak dinner and unlimited wine.
Signature at MGM Grand is a condo/hotel hybrid that is connected to the casino with a loooooong walkway. The all-suite hotel is secluded from the mayhem inside the massive MGM Grand casino. The walk to the casino and amenities at MGM Grand cannot be understated. It’s can be a selling point or a reason not to stay here.
There’s a separate entrance for Signature than MGM Grand. Most of the amenities are at MGM Grand but there is a lounge, restaurant, and Starbucks at Signature.
Nobu and Aria Sky Suites
Nobu at Caesars Palace and the Aria Sky Suites are a similar but different hotel in a hotel concept. Both are considered to be a part of the casino but they’re treated differently. The service for both properties is top-notch. While the towers are a part of the respective casinos, there’s a noticeable difference in the quality of service. The staff for each is just a bit more hands on.
The sportsbooks at Caesars Palace and The Linq might look different the next time you visit Las Vegas. Recent partnerships with Turner/Bleacher Report and ESPN call for additions at each property. Caesars Palace recently debuted a Bleacher Report themed broadcast studio. Next year, The Linq will open a broadcast studio for ESPN.
The Cromwell is one of the best casinos for gamblers on the Vegas Strip. They recently reminded me that they’re also a great place for day drinkers visiting Las Vegas. On May 9, they tweeted about a price drop for their drink specials.
The Venetian is 20 years old and is ready for you to party! The casino resort is kicking off a “Year of Celebrations.” This is an invitation for guests to celebrate any special occasions throughout the year with friends and family at The Venetian and The Palazzo.
Casino owner and developer Derek Stevens will introduce Circa Sports in June. The new sportsbook venture will debut in downtown Las Vegas on June 1. The Nevada Gaming Commission recently approved Stevens’ Circa Sports license, which includes launching its first location – a sportsbook at Golden Gate Hotel & Casino on June 1.
Janet Jackson recently launched her headlining Las Vegas residency, Metamorphosis, at the Park Theater inside Park MGM. Celebrities in attendance for the opening night included Queen Latifah, Gabrielle Union, Magic Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Eve, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Jackson’s longtime producer Jimmy Jam.
Drew Las Vegas is scheduled to open in 2022. There have been promises of a new north Vegas Strip for years. Unfortunately not much has changed since Sahara reopened as SLS Las Vegas in 2014. Progress on the area between Wynn and the Stratosphere has been off and on but mostly off.
Las Vegas has become one of the best cities for foodies in the US. Unfortunately, there’s one meal that’s often forgotten when chefs are creating delicious and decadent menus. A great breakfast is often omitted in a town that cherishes great dinners at night and brunch during the day.
Every year the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority releases a Visitor Profile of tourists traveling to Las Vegas for business and pleasure. There’s a lot of information in the report and it can be quite overwhelming. I like to remove certain sections to make it easier to digest. Today, we’ll look at shows and entertainment.
You have about a year to pay your respects to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The property will become Virgin Hotels Las Vegas in 2020.
This purchase isn’t exactly news. Virgin Hotels announced that they were looking to get into Las Vegas back in 2017. Speculation immediately circled around the Hard Rock being the target landing spot. That rumor became fact when Hard Rock was purchased in 2018 by Sir Richard Branson and a group of investors.
Las Vegas production shows are in chaos right now. Customer preferences are changing and shows of all sizes in Las Vegas are trying to keep up. Shows open and close with regularity so it isn’t much of a surprise that we haven’t seen a big new show lately. Well, that’s about to change.
Las Vegas pools are an attraction of their own. Mandalay Bay has a beach, MGM Grand has a lazy river, Caesars Palace has multiple pools for every occasion – including swim-up blackjack. The newest pool scene in Las Vegas is at Palms. This pool complex has a performance stage, DJ stage, 65-foot tall statue, and 39 cabanas – most with their own pool.
Wynn Las Vegas has a new website and has taken to booking new types of entertainment. Wynn has been dabbling in limited engagement concerts for a few years now. They have more than ever this year. Now they’re tackling the world of standup comedy with a slew of shows added recently.
Delano Las Vegas is one of the best hidden in plain sight secrets in Vegas. You may be familiar with the boutique hotel tower at Mandalay Bay that was once called “The Hotel.” Delano is also operated by MGM Resorts but is somewhat independent of Mandalay Bay.
Fans of The Hunger Games books and movies will be able to dive into a new exhibition at MGM Grand. The Hunger Games: The Exhibition opens in The District at MGM Grand this May. The new exhibition has plenty of features from The Hunger Games:
- a fully-immersive archery training experience
- new interactive installations
- set decoration
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