Las Vegas – otherwise known as the center for opulence and decadence – is also the place to find some of the best luxury hotels in the country. From old glamour to new glitz, you can find contrasts in absolute comfort and personal touches when choosing to visit this town. All on-Strip luxury resorts and hotels compete to give you the ultimate experience, and each one of the following has special features and services to make your stay more than memorable.

Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for CityCenter

Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for CityCenter

Aria Resort & Casino
3730 Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89158
(702) 590-7757

The Aria is the newest MGM Mirage hotel, situated in the heart of CityCenter. This modern marvel with its three-story lobby and spacious and airy design brings new life to Las Vegas. You can find a variety of places to dine, shopping experiences, three pools with cabanas (including an adult-only pool), a nightclub, luxury spas and even a special venue for the Cirque du Soleil’s “Elvis.” The use of reclaimed wood and native stone give a warmth not found in many casinos and hotels, and each room features floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of the Strip. Deluxe rooms feature king or two queen beds, rooms designed to your personal preferences and amazing customizable corner suites with every amenity possible. This is true luxury.

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Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 693-7111

Whether you prefer the Bellagio Hotel or the Bellagio Towers, the aim here is to provide impeccable service and a comfortable, inviting retreat within a five-star hotel. Romance is in the air with room views of Lake Bellagio and the Mediterranean-themed pools and courtyards, with a ‘beauty oasis’ awaiting you in the award-winning spa. The Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is simply astonishing in its seasonal beauty, while the dancing fountains shimmer and move to the sound of the music. The pool is heated and open year-round. The Bellagio Towers can only be accessed by key in exclusive elevators on floors 29 to 36. You will find wet bars with refrigerators, climate control in the separate master suite, spacious living/dining areas, whirlpools and separate showers in the bathrooms and a fully appointed selection of spa products, robes, slippers, illuminated mirrors and turn-down service each evening.

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3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 698-7000

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas opened another new resort in town, featuring large residential-style living areas and private terraces overlooking the heart of the Strip. You can shop, dine at a variety of fine establishments, visit three different pools and enjoy nightlife at its finest at the Marquee. If you wish to include your furry friend in your visit, dogs up to 50 pounds are permitted (with restrictions and terms of agreement). In the spa you can indulge your senses and experience luxury, peace and mineral treatments. The desert is the theme, with the advertised Turkish hammam baths and Arabian beauty rituals. There are also two tennis courts on site, with applicable fees, and a well-equipped fitness center.

Skylofts At MGM Grand
3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 891-1111

Skylofts offers luxury in the clouds, on top of the MGM Grand. This cosmopolitan Boutique Hotel offers every luxury imaginable, from a personal concierge to private elevator access. You are welcomed with a complimentary Skylofts beverage as you register, and here you will find exclusive in-loft dining, Espresso and coffee machines with custom coffees, not to mention still being able to enjoy all of the fine dining options, are offered by MGM. Just an elevator ride and steps away from shopping and restaurants and the Strip, yet tucked away in your own private world, Skylofts is a five-star experience all in its own.

Four Seasons Hotel
3960 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 632-5000

The Four Seasons advertises itself as an ‘oasis of tranquility’ within the glitter of the Strip. This non-gaming sanctuary offers access to south-end resorts and casinos and provides a calming side to the hectic lifestyle of Las Vegas. This is a relatively small hotel that does its best to offer top-notch service and rooms with an eagle’s view of the mountains, desert, pools and garden, as well as the lights and hustle and bustle of the Strip itself. Intimate, personalized luxury makes this one of the most comfortable places to stay in Las Vegas.

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Palazzo Hotel Resort Casino
3255 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 607-7777

In total contrast to the Four Seasons, the Palazzo is a huge, 50-story luxury tower adjacent to the Venetian and the Sands, with a 60-foot glass-domed entry lobby with cascading fountains. Each suite is designed to pamper you with comfort – from a sunken living room to marble baths with generous bath sheets, remote-controlled Roman shades and more. It’s the small things that will bring you back: flowers, plush robes and slippers, luxurious in-suite dining services and a pool deck second to none in Las Vegas. Here you find private cabanas with their own refreshment centers, ceiling fans and plasma TVs. Whether you visit Las Vegas for work or play, the Palazzo promises luxury and the finer things in life.

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