As 2020 comes to a close, many of us are looking to 2021 and how to make up for a year of lost luxury travel. If BIG is how you’re looking to do it, look no further than the heart of fabulous Las Vegas, Caesars Palace. Spanning 85 acres, we visit the historic resort to narrow down the biggest and best corners to splurge in.
At 3,980 rooms and 300-plus suites, Caesars Palace is more than ready for a 2021 boom, and VIPs in particular will want to turn their attention to one of their 25 opulent villas, which have hosted the greatest names in showbiz, dignitary and royalty. These feature lavish amenities such as continental breakfast with caviar and Cristal Champagne, seafood displays and Rolls-Royce chauffeurs.
The average villa is 8,800 square feet. LLM toured a select number and stand outs include the beautiful Marcus Aurelius Villa at 9,420 square feet, with exotic fish tank, terrace with whirlpool spa and walk-in closets that reminded us of VIP boutiques, and the minimalist chic Nobu Villa with huge rooftop patio, Zen garden and barbecue pit.
Starting rates for villas range from $15,000 to $30,000 per night.
Feasts fit for Julius Caesar
When it comes to dining, the resort caters to all tastes whether you’re looking for a casual eat, take out or fine dining meal. Our stand outs include Old Homestead Steakhouse and Restaurant Guy Savoy.
Old Homestead Steakhouse is an impressive urban steakhouse and bar which stars the classic Porterhouse sliced at the table and available for two or four patrons. Caesars Palace has a smooth room service facility (helpful if you’re arriving late or have been out a little past your bedtime), and Old Homestead Steakhouse is one of the many in-room dining options.
Restaurant Guy Savoy is renowned French chef Guy Savoy’s mega-awarded venture – its accolades include a Forbes Travel Five Star Award, AAA Five Diamond award and two Michelin Stars. The menu includes many classic Guy Savoy dishes including the colours of caviar, foie gras, crispy quinoa, porcini-bellota ham infusion and the signature artichoke and black truffle soup.
The intimate dining room is French romance at its best; overlooking Vegas’ Eiffel Tower, it reminds us of Daniel in New York City fused with Le Clarence in Paris, but with a Vegas touch. Restaurant Guy Savoy is the only restaurant in the world to offer the KRUG table where guests can experience an interactive journey from an up-close view of the chefs at work.
A glamorous Roman spa
Qua Baths and Spa is the property’s 50,000-square-foot tranquil oasis inspired by ancient Roman traditions of relaxation. Try the Qua Signature Hourglass treatment; a customised spa experience with a combination of services including facials, massages, body treatments and healing arts – available for one, two or three hours.
Legendary new shows
Caesars Palace had a host of dazzling shows postponed in 2020, but these are set to make a long-awaited return, Covid-depending, in 2021. The iconic 4,300-seat Colosseum expects residencies from the likes of Sting, Morrissey and newest headliner, Usher. Additionally, stop by the Roman Plaza to watch ABSINTHE, a carnival inspired burlesque extravaganza. Keep checking the website for updates for rescheduled dates.
There’s always a reason to celebrate in Vegas, and the resort’s ten nightclub and bar venues have plenty of bubbles and more to go around. Cigar smokers should head to the 100-seat Montecristo Cigar Bar. It pairs notable cigar offerings with fine whiskeys, small bites and more, in a contemporary, organic 4,000-square-foot environment. The bar has a state-of-the-art ventilation system, ensuring guests a comfortable and fresh visit.
Cocktail enthusiasts will adore the upscale Vanderpump Cocktail Lounge. Television star and restaurateur, Lisa Vanderpump’s first Las Vegas venue serves exclusive cocktails and bites in a garden oasis setting. It has an indoor patio, al fresco-style garden with 16-ft. olive trees and romantic lighting fixtures. The romance continues as the lounge inside elegantly fuses natural elements with industrial décor. If you’re not drinking, be sure to at least come for their desserts which are the most photogenic on the strip.
No trip is complete without luxury souvenirs. The Forum Shops area has 160 speciality shops and restaurants, including some of the most celebrated and exclusive retailers. Recent months see sparkling new openings/re-openings for Fendi, Tom Ford, Versace and Rolex.
For those who want to give their credit cards a break, stop by and enjoy the free animatronic attraction – The Atlantis Show and Aquarium, or admire the Martin Lawrence Galleries, which hold works by 20th century masters including Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall and Andy Warhol.
Address: 3570 Las Vegas Boulevard, South Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
Phone: +1 702 731 7110 or +1 866 227 5938
Images courtesy of Caesars Palace