When it comes to the suite life, Las Vegas does not disappoint. Las Vegas is home to be the best suites. Check out these nine unique rooms in Vegas ranging from 1980s retro to ornate French elegance and everything in between. If you’re looking for the most expensive room in Vegas, you’ve found them.
Palms Casino Resort, Empathy Suite
If “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” were a hotel suite, you just might come up with this one.
The space was previously known as the Hugh Hefner Suite until the $690 million hotel renovation project in 2017 when the space was redesigned by Damien Hirst. The $100,000 a night, high-roller Empathy Suite can be found on the 34th floor of the Palms Fantasy Tower where it overlooks the Las Vegas Strip. Inside which the best spot to enjoy the view is possibly in the suite’s private pool, which doubles as a balcony.
FUN FACT: Why have Damien Hirst design the suite? Owners of The Palms, the Fertitta brothers, had been long-time collectors of his work and wanted art integral to their hotel. The first piece of Hirst’s to debut at The Palms was “The Unknown,” a trio of formaldehyde filled tanks, each with one third of a shark in them hanging above The Unknown Center Bar.
The 9,000-square-foot Palms Empathy Suite is known to be the most expensive one in the world, not just Las Vegas. The design elements by Hirst are complimented by Bentel & Bentel architecture. It features two master bedrooms, three bathrooms, a private pool and more sharks. Yes, sharks.
The suite is made to accommodate four guests but welcomes over 50 for special events.
With a name like Empathy Suite you might imagine a different motif, but Hirst opted to explore death as the suite’s central theme. The sharks mentioned before are part of an installation called “Winner/Loser” and present two bull sharks suspended in a white tank filled with formaldehyde.
The fully-serviced glass bar, which seats 13, is actually another art installation called “Medical Waste” and it’s filled with 100 pounds of medical debris. Floating above the bar? The skeletal remains of a marlin and a taxidermy marlin.
You can find Hirst’s signature pharmacy art on the windows in one of the master bedrooms and a unique pill-laden wallpaper in a bathroom. There is exquisite stonework and glass installations that feature still butterflies throughout. These lifeless winged beings can be found on the floors, the upholstery, the tile work of the pool, and curtains.
Other incredible features include a salt room, gym and massage rooms. To top it off, you have access to the butler next door for your needs 24/7.
Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, Verona Sky Villa
The ornate Verona Sky Villa at the Westgate is the largest suite in the country at 15,400 square feet. The space includes three bedrooms, a garden, outdoor pool and unrivaled luxury. Defined by French elegance, you’ll feel as though you’ve traveled back in time.
Decorative touches include hand-painted 30-foot ceilings, frescos and fabric selections fit for royalty. Sculptures of horses, marble busts and a Bosendorfer grand piano flank the great rooms. And if that isn’t lavish enough for you, there are dozens of crystal chandeliers throughout.
Once you’ve taken in the exquisiteness of the interior, head outside to your private rooftop courtyard where you will find a barbecue, pool and koi pond. The rate to enjoy this massive property once featured on “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” is a massive $40,000 per night.
For Horror Buffs, Palms is also featured in our Haunted History on the Strip.
The Venetian Resort Las Vegas, Penthouse Suite
Considered to be the most luxurious suite at the five-star Venetian Resort, The Penthouse Suite features intricate Italian design with impeccable attention to detail. With 2,600 square feet of living space, including two bedrooms, you’ll feel right at home. The suite has all the amenities you would expect and more including modern technology, jetted tubs, double-sink vanities and remote-controlled Roman shades and curtains. Relaxing is made easy with an ensuite fireplace and luxurious linens to envelop yourself in.
If you’re in search of an attraction, less than a 5 minute walk away is the world famous Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. If you haven’t been, it’s the perfect place to capture selfies with all your favorite celebrities.
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, The Mansion
The Mansion Residences at the MGM Grand are ultra-exclusive and range in size from a 2,400 square foot one-bedroom option to a 12,000 square foot four-bedroom villa. Amenities vary from property to property and incorporate necessities such as private pools, Jacuzzi bathtubs, massage tables and billiard rooms. There’s even a screening room where you can enjoy the blockbuster of your choice.
The aesthetic? You’ll feel as though you’ve just arrived in Tuscany as you gaze upon the detailed gardens from your balcony.
The Mansion offers delectable dining options for guests that include Afternoon High Tea and VIP Reservations at L’Atelier and Joël Robuchon. They also have the space to accommodate gatherings large and small by use of their boardroom, climate-controlled atrium, Italian Garden and Great Hall. Walls are flanked with artwork by Matisse, Sol LeWitt, Picasso, and Helen Frankenthaler – to name a few.
While anyone is welcome to inquire about a stay at The Mansion, reservations are predominantly limited to high-rollers and celebrities with rates between $5,000 to $35,000 per night.
If you’re looking to attend a show, MGM Grand is home to KA by Cirque Du Soleil. KA by Cirque du Soleil mesmerizes audiences with its breathtaking blend of acrobatics, innovative storytelling, and stunning visual effects, creating an unforgettable theatrical experience.
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Las Vegas, Four-Bedroom Presidential Suite
Opulence amplified is what Mandalay Bay offers in their Presidential Suite. From the elegant spiral staircase and the exquisitely appointed bedrooms, this suite is pure luxury. There will be no need to ever leave your room as the space comes equipped with a library, pool table, an exercise room with a treadmill and free weights and, of course, stunning views of the Las Vegas Strip. There are ten TVs inside the suite and a fully equipped kitchen. As a suite guest, you will also receive complimentary access to the Foundation Room and the Mandalay Bay VIP Lounge.
Another Cirque Du Soleil show worth checking out, is Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque Du Soleil. Whether you love MJ’s music or not, the show is full of energy, electrifying performances and groundbreaking choreography.
Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas, Presidential Penthouse Suite
While not as expansive as some suites on the Las Vegas Strip, the Presidential Penthouse Suite at the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas is certainly worth a mention. Modern and tastefully designed, the Penthouse Suite offers a panoramic view of Sin City. The open floorplan perfectly pairs rich, jewel-tones, updated technology and a tranquil ambiance. It includes 3,000 square feet of living space and rents for upwards of $4,000 per night. And, like any stay at a Waldorf Astoria property, you can expect some impeccable service and incredible amenities.
Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace Las Vegas, Nobu Villa
Considered the “crown jewel” of the Nobu Hotel, the 10,000 square foot Nobu Villa was designed by Rockwell Group with tatami-style architecture. Past guests include Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez and Miley Cyrus. Once reserved exclusively for high-rollers, the public are now invited to reserve the room, so long as the $35,000 a night price tag doesn’t scare them off.
The Villa, frequently used to host parties, is an entertainer’s dream. Some incredible features include the media and game room, private elevator, art gallery and a signature Omakase sushi bar. Guests are welcome to unwind on the 4,700 square foot outdoor terrace complete with a barbecue pit, whirlpool and private Zen Garden.
The Nobu Villa is just one of the spectacular suites at Caesars.
El Cortez Hotel & Casino, Jackie Gaughan Suite
A stay just off the strip in Downtown Las Vegas doesn’t mean you need to do away with luxury. Book your stay at the off-beat Jackie Gaughan Suite on the 15th floor of the El Cortez, a property respectfully listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Noted to be the “Finest stay on Fremont” the Jackie Gaughan Suite is 100% vintage Vegas. Starting at $1,000 per night you can enjoy the 2,800 square foot, 1980s outfitted residence.
FUN FACT: Who was Jackie Gaughan? Over the course of his life Gaughan owned eight casinos and was considered a Las Vegas Gambling pioneer. He regularly gave back to the Las Vegas community and was named the Clark County Humanitarian of the year in 1987. He gave away free meals and even paid for the funeral expenses for players and employees whose families were in need.
Suite features include a pink color palette, “romper” room, two master bedrooms, four balconies and a wet bar. Fairly recently the space was featured in Ellie’s Goulding’s music video, “On My Mind.”
One piece of technology that you won’t find at any other property in Las Vegas is the retro Unisonic video door phone system which still works to this day. Other intricate details like swan faucets and pink marble toilet and bidet are not to be overlooked.
If you’re interested in Downtown, check out this walking tour of other iconic buildings including El Cortez. Discover a whole new side of Las Vegas with a guided tour.
Resorts World Las Vegas, Chairman’s Villa
Crockfords Las Vegas at Resorts World recently debuted the masterful Chairman’s Villa. The four-bedroom, 5,500-square-foot residence is located on the 65th floor of the resort. Before you even see your room you will enjoy a gated entrance, dedicated pre-arrival team, curbside meet-and-greet and a private lobby experience. In addition to the coveted floor to ceiling windows with strip views the property comes with a billiards table, entertainment lounge and a modern show kitchen. It features Byredo amenities and a complimentary Theragun Elite to relax your muscles.
One package offered to Chairman’s Villa guests includes a $300,000 price tag for the weekend but includes a private chartered flight from anywhere in the United States, access to the Resorts World fleet of Rolls Royces, a chef-prepared meal in the comfort of your villa, a private party at the VIP pool and a photographer to capture all the memories.
Can suites and villas be reserved for private events?
A majority of the properties are available, for a price, to book for special events. However, each hotel has its own rules and you should check with them directly for specific rules and regulations. For instance, the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas does not permit large parties in their suites and if you plan to host an event at the Nobu Penthouse you will also be required to occupy connecting rooms.
Do these rooms actually get booked?
Yes and no. Since many of the properties have restrictions on who can actually reserve a room the audience is limited. Even with suites and villas open to the public there is availability. The Jackie Gaughan Suite, as an example, is only booked about once per month.
Are these properties exempt from the exorbitant hotel fees that have become the norm in Las Vegas?
Simply put, no. These are the most decadent rooms in Vegas.
Which one will you be booking for your next Las Vegas stay?