One of the most common questions I get asked about my travels is “Where do you stay when you visit [insert city here]?” As a result, I figured that I’d start documenting some of the more interesting hotels that I stay at. This is installment Number 3. Note: Some of you may recall a previous post I made about the Wynn Las Vegas, also covering the Salon Suites, the electronic mini-bar system and the baggie of drugs discovered in my room.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
[Above, left to right: A photo of Wynn Las Vegas and the sun shining off of its sister tower, Encore.]
For the past couple of years, I have rented a one bedroom suite in the Tower Suites at the Wynn Las Vegas, only to be to be upgraded to their amazing Salon Suite. The Tower Suites at the Wynn Las Vegas are the only rooms in Las Vegas to have earned, both, Mobile Five Star and AAA Five Diamond Awards and they are integrated into the resort using a “hotel within a hotel” concept: separate entrance, small and intimate lobby, private check-in, dedicated concierge and private pool. Your room key also gives you line jump privileges at certain venues, such as the Wynn Buffet.
The Salon Suite is the largest of the hotel suites that can be rented by hotel guests (anything larger is by casino invite only). The size and amenities of the suite are opulant, to say the least. Measuring in at almost 2,300 square feet (larger than my apartment at home!), it includes a massive living and dining room, full-size bar, private massage room, powder room, master bedroom and a master bathroom which measure nearly 400 square feet in itself. There are three flat screen televisions and a fully-stocked vanity of bathroom amenities, including hair products by Bumble & Bumble. One entire side of the suite is composed of floor-to-ceiling windows, which overlook the Vegas Strip. You could probably easily sleep 6 in the room without stepping over each other, although there is only one king bed in the suite.
One reason why I rent a suite each year is to have a private meeting space where I can spend time with clients. The price of the suite is nearly half of Wynn would charge for a meeting room one-third of its size. I must say, however, that it is almost embarrassing bring people into a room like this. I am waiting for a client so say something like, “you’re charing me too much money if you’re staying in a room like this!”.
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