Hotel Snapshot – Vdara, Las Vegas
Rooms: Rooms, plural, could not be more appropriate here. Our, ahem, Executive Corner Suite at Vdara was less a room and more an apartment. This is one of the largest and most home-like rooms we have ever stayed in. We had a full kitchen, one and one-half baths, a dining room / living room and a separate bedroom – all with panoramic views of the strip. The huge soaking tub in the spa-like bathroom allows you to relax while watching the Bellagio fountains dance. Now that’s a view.
Public Areas: This is definitely a unique property in Vegas. Tucked amidst the sky scrapers of City Center and with no casino, you can easily forget that you are in Vegas. In fact, this feels like a modern major metropolitan hotel / condo complex. Until you walk a block to adjacent Aria to test your luck, that is.
Service: We experienced some of the best service we have ever received in Vegas. When we entered our room to find that it was not actually ready, the overly apologetic registration agent upgraded us to a Corner Executive Suite on one of the highest floors.
Amenities: From the nearly full-size Aveda products in the bathroom to the ability to have your kitchen fully stocked, this hotel does not skimp on the amenities. While beautiful, we were slightly disappointed with the spa, which had some fairly “rough edges” for such a new hotel.
Other Points of Interest:
FLIP A SWITCH: The walls of windows are outfitted with automatic black out shades and sheers. This means you can punch a button or two and have the entire suite go dark (which, with this view, you will be reluctant to do).
TAKE YOUR MONEY ELSEWHERE: Like we said above, Vdara has no casino on site. We have read complaints about this, but think this offers a welcome respite from the madness of sin-city. When you want to “get your game on,” you need only walk to Aria, The Cosmopolitan or Bellagio – all three are five minutes away by foot.
Please see the accompanying blog post for more information on our visit to Las Vegas.