Top 10 Renovated Rooms & Hotels in Las Vegas
Booking a trip? Here are the top rooms and suites that will surprise you on a return visit to your favorite hotel.
Las Vegas loves “new” – and if it isn’t building something from scratch, it’s refreshing or completely renovating what’s already there. These past few years especially have seen an amazing amount of improvements on hotel accommodations. Whether you are on a budget or looking to break the bank, here are ten of the best.
Ivory Tower, Palms
A new design by a chic local design firm completely transformed the 428 rooms and suites at the Palms original hotel tower. The rooms are dramatic – with voyeuristic eyes as artwork over the bed and vibrant velvet furnishings. Brand-new bedding (there are down-free options) lulls guests to sleep, only to be revived in the completely renovated bathrooms featuring new step-in showers and redone vanities. The suites have also been updated. Plush velvets adorn the roomy Ivory Suites, which are accented by a magenta sofa, a rich wood-toned headboard with white leather panels, and angel wings illustrated on the living room wall. An indulgent two bathrooms offer plenty of space for primping for a big night out, featuring 1970s-style wallpaper and plenty of baroque-esque mirrors to check out every angle of a guest’s outfit and makeup. Other new amenities include 46-inch LED TVs and Serta Platinum pillow-top mattresses. 4321 W. Flamingo Road, (702) 942-7777 palms.com
The D transformed from Fitzgeralds via a lavish remodel that added impressive new amenities (including one of the best restaurants in Vegas), while keeping the property deliciously downtown, with a fun, smoky casino floor and affordable rates. Before it reopened, The D refocused the hotel around a long main-level bar, making room for dancing dealers. The second floor, meanwhile, was designed to be a bit quieter. And the restaurant? Andiamo boasts oversized old-fashioned booths and delicious steaks, mouth-watering pastas, and meatballs the size of your head. 301 Fremont Street Las Vegas, (702) 388-2400 thed.com
The Four Seasons non-gaming hotel, which occupies part of Mandalay Bay, unrolled major renovations that took the corporate-looking luxe chain into a sophisticated cosmopolitan stratosphere. Its 338 guest rooms and 86 suites were decked out with marble flooring and counter tops, large-scale commissioned artwork, and stylish accents in the bar area. Sweeping floor-to-ceiling windows, meanwhile, show off unparalled Strip views from the southern-most point of Las Vegas Boulevard, while the modern bathrooms have TV playing via the vanity mirrors and other fun detailing. 3960 Las Vegas Boulevard South, (702) 632-5000 fourseasons.com
The Strip’s first stand-alone boutique hotel recently opened as the Cromwell, on the prime corner of Flamingo and Las Vegas Blvd, smack in the middle of the Strip. Formerly Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall (and Barbary Coast before that!), the Cromwell has gone glam – from Giada De Laurentiis’s first restaurant to the over-the-top Drai’s nightclub/dayclub on the roof. The hotel is small enough to be accessible – at only 188 rooms, service is stellar, including coffee service on every floor. The décor is Parisian-inspired, including sexy black leather furniture and scarlet red accents. 3595 Las Vegas Blvd South, (702) 777-3777 thecromwell.com
Jubilee Tower Rooms, Bally’s
The classic Bally’s has recently re-designed 756 rooms, many featuring great views of the Las Vegas Strip. Pops of red set off more neutral tones, including a new window-side chaise lounge in chocolate brown. Other amenities include comfy pillow-top beds, new bathroom features such as porcelain showers and stone tiles, plus fridges and coffee makers. If you are looking for the latest room deals at Bally’s then check this page. 2880 S Las Vegas Blvd, (877) 603-4390 ballyslasvegas.com
Spa Tower Rooms and Suites, Bellagio
Bellagio coughed up $40 million for a huge renovation of 819 guest rooms and 109 suites in its Spa Tower, ranging from Resort King and Queen guest rooms, to 850-square-foot to 4,000-square-foot suites, and the brand-new Executive Hospitality Suites that were designed for entertaining. (The new 2,500-square-foot suites feature a billiards lounge and home theater.) The various suites feature different color palettes but all have a centerpiece wardrobe made of eucalyptus wood. The Resort Rooms are brighter than before and have new desk space, benches at the end of the beds, and two new comfy armchairs. Don’t forget to check our Bellagio page for the latest room deals. 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South, (702) 693-7111 bellagio.com
The Centurion Tower at Caesars Palace was given a fabulous makeover in order to reopen as the very first Nobu Hotel, the brainchild of Robert De Niro and, of course, one of the most famous Japanese chefs in the world. The boutique hotel offers its own check-in, so guests can avoid the Caesars crowd – as well as a prime location just steps from (you guessed it) a Nobu restaurant. Chef Nobu’s Japanese fare is famous around the world, and this hotel was the very first to offer this yummy goodness as room service. The rooms offer stunning, spare Japanese-style décor, plus lush toiletries that are the best on the Strip – including makeup remover and night cream. 3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South, (702) 785-6677 nobucaesarspalace.com
Various Rooms & Suites, MGM Grand
MGM Grand committed to one of the most sweeping renovations on the Strip, spending $160 million on a full remodel. Its 3,570 Grand King and Queen guest rooms were updated in bright, contemporary designs, accented by warm earth tones. (The King rooms are decked out in colors of tangerine and bronze, while the Queens are in a palette of fuchsia, platinum and charcoal.) All rooms feature dramatic visuals of mirrors and fabric blocks, and also a roomy office area, plus seating in front of the main windows for natural light.
All of the MGM Grand remodels include environmentally friendly updates, such as LED lighting, solar shades, and biodegradable bath amenities. But the Stay Well suites have add-ons that help guests’ wellness, too. Shower water is infused with vitamin C, guests are woken up via light therapy, and an air purification system reduces allergens. The 42 suites premiered in 2012 and proved to be so popular that MGM is currently adding another 129.
MGM Grand’s $160 million renovation also included 642 suites, ranging from one-bedroom junior suites to the most extravagant two-story accommodations. Tower Spa Suites and Executive Suites were redone in royal plums, taupes and creams, while the Executive One-Bedroom Suites were remodeled in dramatic hues of red and blue, and opened up to allow more room in the dining areas. The two-story Skyline Terrace Suites newly feature a sweeping outdoor balcony, and are easily comparable to a dream penthouse in a city like New York. The end unit, the Skyline Marquee, boasts 180-degree panoramic views of the Strip, a pool table, and an enormous area for entertaining. If you are interested in staying at MGM Grand, then visit this page for the latest promotions. 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, (702) 891-1111 mgmgrand.com
Almost 2,000 rooms in the Casino and Skyrise Towers of the Strip’s family-friendly property have been remodeled, updating with jewel and earth tones to complement the resort’s modern new wallpaper and carpet. Pillow-top mattresses were also added, as well as comforts such as faster Wi-Fi and 40-inch flat-screen TVs. New Large King rooms were added to the Casino Tower, offering an expanded seating area. 2880 S Las Vegas Blvd, (702) 734-0410 circuscircus.com
The Flamingo has renovated all of its rooms, half in 2008, and half in increments of 300-500 throughout 2012. Hard-wood floors and wood-toned furniture bring a more modern feel to this Strip classic, although bright pink vintage artwork offers a nod to its beginnings, more than 70 years ago. New 32-inch flat-screen TVs and contemporary chaises complete the new look. 3555 Las Vegas Boulevard South, (702) 733-3111 flamingolasvegas.com