If you’re looking for an all-suite hotel and spa experience, look no further than Vdara Las Vegas. Vdara Hotel & Spa is perfect for those who love the excitement that Las Vegas brings but prefer to enjoy it in an exclusive, non-gaming and non-smoking environment.
Table of Contents
- The History of Vdara Hotel & Spa
- The Resort
- The Future of Vdara Las Vegas
- Frequently Asked Questions About Vdara Las Vegas
The History of Vdara Hotel & Spa
Located on the Las Vegas Strip, Vdara Las Vegas was the first of many projects to be completed as part of the $8.5 billion CityCenter complex.
Just like ARIA, Vdara was a joint venture between MGM Resorts International and Infinity World Development. The opening of Vdara on December 1, 2009 was followed by the unveiling of The Shops at Crystals, Mandarin Oriental—which is now known as Waldorf Astoria—and ARIA, which all debuted in the same month.
Vdara was designed by Rafael Viñoly of RV Architecture, LLC. Because of its sustainable design, the eco-friendly hotel achieved a LEED® Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. Other design highlights include Nancy Rubins’ Big Edge sculpture, situated at the entrance of the hotel.
Within the non-gaming, non-smoking award-wining, there are 1,495 suites, a full-service wellness spa, dining options, a pool area with cabanas and 16,500 square feet of space for meetings and events.
In September 2021, MGM Resorts International closed on a sale-leaseback deal with Blackstone Group, which acquired Vdara and ARIA for $3.89 billion.
Vdara features 1,495 suites, which include studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites along with one-bedroom and two-bedroom penthouses.
The suites range from 526 to 1,600 square feet. Amenities include a full-size gourmet kitchen with designer stainless steel appliances, a mini-bar, an in-suite tablet to book services on the property and spa-style bathrooms with a soaking tub and walk-in shower. To enhance your experience, consider a suite with a Fountains of Bellagio view or one of the many luxury suites, which offer an invited guest check-in area and other perks.
Just like ARIA Resort & Casino, Vdara also offers the option to book one of the many Stay Well Premier suites, which are dedicated to your wellness needs. Stay Well Premier amenities include a Stay Well mattress, a vitamin C shower infuser, warm white room lighting, night lighting and air and water purification.
Another highlight of staying at Vdara is that it’s a dog-friendly hotel, with a convenient outdoor dog park. Up to two dogs are allowed, with a maximum combined weight of fewer than 100 pounds. There are fees per night, per dog. Dog walking services and other amenities are also offered through the concierge desk. There are many rules and regulations to having your dog with you during your stay, so be sure to review the guidelines before booking your room.
Meetings and Events
Vdara conveniently offers 16,500 of space for meetings and events. Meeting and event space can be customized to your needs and offer the latest technology including built-in, audio-visual systems.
The Viñoly Grand Ballroom can be divided in many ways. It ranges in size from 1,897 to 3,848 square feet and can accommodate a maximum of 200 to 330 guests. There’s even a pre-function space that can be used for any occasion and perfectly fit up to 150 guests.
The multiple meeting rooms at Vdara are perfect for corporate meetings and company retreats. They range in size from 792 to 819 square feet and can accommodate up to 65 guests.
Whether it’s a new product launch or breakout session, Vdara’s executive boardroom is the perfect place for you to conduct business of any kind.
Vdara Pool & Cabanas, which is only open seasonally, offers the ultimate poolside escape with cabana and daybed options, handcrafted cocktails and a menu of light fare. The pool is conveniently located on the third floor, which can be accessed from the main elevators. It’s an all-ages pool, however, children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult over 18.
Cabanas and Daybeds
Pool cabanas are offered during pool season only. Choose from a cabana with semi-private plunge pool access or a cabana that allows you to use the private plunge pool. All cabanas include a complimentary fruit plate, select beverages and lounge chairs for you and your group. Poolside daybeds are also available.
There are no dayclubs at Vdara. The closest one is the adults-only Liquid Pool Lounge at ARIA. Liquid Pool Lounge is usually open from March to October each season and features two VIP pools, chaise lounges, daybeds and private cabanas with special guests and live DJs headlining.
Vdara doesn’t have any self-parking options. If you’re looking to self-park close by, visit the ARIA self-parking garage. The first hour of parking is free for non-locals and the first three hours are free for locals. After that, rates range between $15 and $18, depending on how long you stay.
Valet parking at Vdara is complimentary for reward members. For those who are not rewards members, rates range between $30 to $35 for hotel guests and $21 to $35 for non-hotel guests.
Other transportation options include shuttle services and Uber rideshare at ARIA.
The Spa at Vdara
The Spa at Vdara is an award-winning spa boasting more than 16,000 square feet of space across two floors, which gives you the ultimate pampering experience.
This Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star spa offers customized massages, body treatments, such as clay masks and wraps, facials, waxes and nail care services. During your spa visit, you’ll be given a spa robe, slippers and a private locker and will have access to the sauna, eucalyptus steam rooms, hot plunges and heated chaise loungers.
The Spa at Vdara is well-known for its green initiatives. They offer organic and vegan products and even use recycled paper for spa materials.
The Vdara Fitness Center offers everything you need to help stay fit during your stay. At this state-of-the-art facility, you’ll find cardio and aerobic fitness equipment, weights and weight machines. Workout towels, headphones and personal digital lockers are available for your convenience.
Market Café Vdara and Starbucks are options to consider on-site. Vdara is within walking distance of ARIA, where you’ll find plenty of casual and fine dining restaurants. Some even offer the option of mobile takeout.
Market Café Vdara
Market Café Vdara offers all-day breakfast, sandwiches and salads on the menu. While you’re there, you can also pick up some sweet treats, grocery items and healthy snacks to enjoy during your stay. If you’re coming from the Vdara valet area, the best way to get there is to head towards the front desk area and turn right. Market Café Vdara will be conveniently located on your left.
Starbucks, located on the main level living room area just past the front desk, offers your favorite items, such as fresh-brewed coffee, hot and iced espresso beverages, frappuccinos, smoothies and tea.
Vice Versa Patio & Lounge
Vice Versa Patio & Lounge is the perfect place to dine and lounge at any time of the day. The stylish indoor-outdoor spot offers a menu of paninis, wraps, salads and light bites. One of the many highlights here is the outdoor patio area which features fire pits, cozy couches and views of the highly-acclaimed Big Edge sculpture, which sits at the main entrance.
Vdara is home to Vice Versa Patio & Lounge, the hotel’s only bar and lounge. The calm ambiance here makes it one of the more relaxed lounges on the Strip.
Vice Versa Patio & Lounge
Take in the beautiful scenery while taking a sip of your favorite drink at Vice Versa Patio & Lounge. Besides the food menu, the trendy lounge also offers a selection of wines by the glass, beers, spirits, handcrafted cocktails and mocktails.
Shows and Events
With ARIA in close proximity and the entire Strip as a playground, the potential for entertainment is unmatched. Check back for more information.
Vice Versa Patio & Lounge is the only bar and lounge on-site. Visit ARIA for more nightlife options, ranging from casino bars to upscale lounges, to a top-rated nightclub with live DJs.
Unlike other notable resorts, Vdara doesn’t have any casino space. It’s been a non-gaming hotel ever since it opened in 2009. Vdara and Waldorf Astoria are the only non-gaming, non-smoking hotels within the CityCenter complex. For the closest gaming options, visit ARIA, which offers multiple table games, slots and poker.
Although Vdara doesn’t have retail options on-site, there are plenty of options at ARIA. At ARIA, you’ll find retail shops, boutiques and stores for on-the-go essentials. Just steps from ARIA is The Shops at Crystals, an upscale shopping mall with more than 50 luxury brands.
ARIA’s retail shops include Elements, Elena Bulatova Fine Art, Essence, Maceoo Paris, Optica, Radiance, Sundries Express and Terrene.
Malls and Shopping Centers
The closest shopping mall is The Shops at Crystals, which features high-end stores such as Chanel, Christian Louboutin, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Tiffany & Co. and Versace.
The Future of Vdara Las Vegas
With Blackstone Group acquiring Vdara and ARIA from MGM Resorts International in 2021, who knows what’s next for the resort?
Frequently Asked Questions About Vdara Las Vegas
Can I park at Vdara Hotel & Spa?
Are ARIA and Vdara the same?
Vdara is a smaller property that exclusively houses suites, while ARIA is a full Las Vegas Strip resort with a multitude of dining and entertainment options.