By Jen Lewallen
Go big or go home. In a city renowned for being extravagant, Las Vegas hotels are the shimmering gems of the famous Strip. Three properties in particular – two icons and a polished newcomer already
making a name for itself on The Strip – will elevate your next Las Vegas trip to a whole new level. Stay in the Bellagio, MGM Grand, or ARIA, and odds are your getaway will be over the top.
Bellagio Las Vegas
The luxurious Bellagio has some of the most sought-after rooms in Las Vegas. Each room category found within this 3,950-guestroom-and-suite mega resort, from the elegant nature-inspired Resort Level to its royally-embellished Two-Bedroom Penthouse Suite, is styled to evoke different feelings but deliver the same opulence and comfort expected with a stay at this hotel.
Beyond your room lies world-class entertainment and dining. Its signature Fountain Show is almost more famous than Vegas’ sequined showgirls, and was named one of Conde Nast’s must-sees. Taking entertainment to another level of aquatic depths, the Bellagio is also the proud home of Cirque Du Soleil’s critically acclaimed O, an act full of complex choreography, mystifying acrobatics, and daring dives into a 1.5-million-gallon pool that is the show’s center stage.
In between hopping from bars to nightclubs to casino games and the spa, be sure to stop in the Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Garden which changes its scenery and flora every season. And when it’s time to recharge, savor international plates, celebrity-chef creations, and Americana favorites at one of their 13 premium restaurants.
MGM Grand Hotel Las Vegas
Surround yourself in glamour at the MGM Grand, the world’s third largest hotel complex. This resort aims to impress with star-studded events, a massive 7-acre pool complex, and a state-of-the-art casino. But the real stars of the show are the 5,000 newly renovated rooms and suites. Spacious guestrooms delight with sleek contemporary style and deluxe amenities such as blackout shades, complete minibar, and a media connectivity hub. Take your stay to new heights by booking a Skyloft, multi-level one- to three-bedroom suites with added luxuries like butler and concierge service, a separate Skylobby, and access to the exclusive Skylounge.
You might recognize MGM Grand for hosting the world’s most high-profile boxing matches in their Grand Arena, but they are also known for KA, another Cirque Du Soleil great inspired by the element of fire. After the show, stop by one of their 17 restaurants for delicious bites that will satisfy your every craving before hitting the trendy bars and pulsating nightclubs.
ARIA Resort & Casino
ARIA might be one of the newest acts to grace the strip, but it’s already proven to be a fan favorite. These lavish digs are some of the most technologically-advanced in the world, with every one of its 4,000 stylish guestrooms boasting a 10” touch tablet that can do everything from changing the lighting and climate to scheduling a massage in the spa or ordering room service. That’s one high-tech concierge.
ARIA continues to electrify their guests’ experiences with modern art exhibits, iconic musical acts like Cher, and the brilliantly boisterous Jewel Nightclub. Kick back during the day by lounging with friends and cocktails around one of three pools or shop for your latest statement piece at one of the resort’s chic boutiques. Ask the concierge to arrange a tee time at one of the world-renowned golf courses nearby. Whatever your Las Vegas wish may be, ARIA aims to grant it.
A getaway to any of these high roller resorts is sure to make your stay unforgettable. Call your local travel agent today to start planning your Las Vegas getaway with a stay in one of these amazing hotels.