朋友去賭城出差幾天, 邀我一起去玩 (她去工作, 我去玩). 我去賭城喜歡住在沒有賭場的飯店, 因為人口單純, 環境安靜, 室內空氣好. 但是賭城沒有賭場的飯店不多, 寫出來給大家參考.
Few hotels except the most luxurious hotel-within-a-hotels (think the Mansion at MGM Grand or Paiza Club at the Venetian) manage to make their guests feel so sequestered on the Strip. The deeply serene 392 rooms—which start at 850 square feet—are sleek and Asian inspired, and accompanied by the best service on the Strip. As private as the 47-story tower feels, though, it is connected to the best shopping on the strip, at Crystals, by a sky bridge, and the glass façade is a quick walk to Aria, should you want to indulge in a bit of gaming. Don’t miss high tea in MOzen Bistro or an afternoon ensconced in the spa.
Consider Vdara to be a 57-story, all-suite, LEED Gold-certified break from Vegas vices. You won’t find smoking or gaming inside the glass façade of the crescent-shaped tower, but you will find some of the most sophisticated public art from CityCenter’s massive collection, from a 32-foot-long Frank Stella piece at reception to Peter Wegner’s “Day for Night, Night for Day” series in the concierge lobby. Open floor plans have fully-equipped kitchens and media hubs. From walls of horizontal windows, many suites look over either the Bellagio fountains or CityCenter.
Tucked away on floors 35-39 of Mandalay Bay, Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas recently renovated all its 424 guest rooms and suites. The vibrant, modern, Art Deco-inspired transformation is a little retro and a lot high-tech. From their towering perch through floor-to-ceiling windows, guestrooms have sweeping views of the Strip. Tip: If you’re over the Strip view, ask for the Sunrise/Sunset Suite, with dramatic views all the way west to Red Rock National Conservation Area.
The three towers of The Signature at MGM Grand are a gated enclave of 576 rooms (guests have their own entrances, check-ins, pools, fitness rooms and staff). Helpfully, the walkways from all three towers get you the restaurants, entertainment and gaming of the mega hotel casino, and away when you’re ready to retreat (they’re only available to Signature guests). Some of the very few guest rooms on or near the Las Vegas Strip with balconies, the rooms – all non-smoking – feel like high-end residences, with high-tech kitchens (think appliances from Sub-Zero and Miele), Jacuzzi tubs and even services like in-room massage.
The unfortunately named THEhotel at Mandalay Bay—the boutique tower adjoining Mandalay Bay—was in real need of a refresh, so the folks at MGM Resorts did one better and made it a Delano, with all the style and breezy sophistication of the Miami original. The more than 1,000 non-smoking suite each measure at least 725 square feet, big even by Vegas standards, and the white on white décor is all very serene. When you do want to gamble, just take the dedicated hallway into Mandalay Bay.
- Trump InternationalOne of Las Vegas’s shimmering landmarks, the Trump hotel is composed of 64 storeys of golden glass rising above the Strip. Quiet, unobtrusive luxury is Trump’s speciality, and this can be found in its vast spa complex, its stylishly appointed guest rooms complete with kitchens, and in its heated pool lined with private air-conditioned cabanas and plasma TVs.
Elara, a Hilton Grand Vacations Hotel
Connected to more than 170 shops in the Miracle Mile and across from City Center plus a lively bar and lounge—where stars align. Their luxurious studio, one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom suites allow guests to escape to somewhere far away—that also feels a bit like home. Retreat to comfortable luxury in airy contemporary spaces.
Enjoy marble accented bathrooms, suites with kitchens and stainless-steel appliances, expansive living and seating areas, over-sized jet-stream tubs and showers with rain shower heads, room automation system, wireless high-speed Internet, on-demand movies, and a state-of-the-art fitness center open 24 hours a day!
- Travelodge Las Vegas South StripFor budget-minded travelers who want to be in the midst of the excitement of the Strip, the Travelodge Las Vegas South Strip hotel is ideal. It’s within one block of MGM Grand, Planet Hollywood and New York, New York. The Travelodge Las Vegas South Strip features a business center, free Wi-Fi Internet access throughout, year-round outdoor pool and laundry facilities on-site. Hotel guests also enjoy complimentary continental breakfast, in-room safe, free parking and flat-screen television with cable service including HBO.
去賭城我不賭博, 就愛看秀和享受美食. 頭幾名值得看的秀都是太陽劇團主導 (Cirque du Soleil). Cirque du Soleil is a Canadian entertainment company, founded in 1984, and it’s the largest theatrical producer in the world. They offers eight shows in Vegas.
之前去賭城看過 O, KA, Mystere, Thunder from down under (我覺得性感品質和舞蹈水準比較適合年輕人). 這次去看 Zumanity (性感和舞蹈是有水準和藝術的), Le Rêve – The Dream (整個排場道具, 舞蹈, 戲服, 讓人難以想像的棒).
Gorden Ramsay’s Steak at Paris
因為我是臨時起意去, 卡到七點的秀, 沒辦法點有名的Beef Wellington, 因為它要等四十五分鐘, 所以就點了幾個份量小一點的前菜, 除了麵包和湯的味道很特別以外, 其他幾道雖然味道都不錯, 卻未讓我驚艷.
因為前一晚連看二場秀, 今晚打算好好享用一頓, 而不看秀了, 既然如此, 就來去Nobu at Caesars Palace朝聖吧.
Nobu晚餐是五點就開始, 我建議那時候就去, 吃完剛好去看七點的秀 (除非你點Omakase). 我這次選九道的Omakase, 外加二杯Cocktail, 吃了二個鐘頭, 每道菜都很精緻, 擺盤細緻, 道道美味的複雜, 量少多樣是我的最愛. 我五點出頭到, 餐廳裡人不是很多, 所以還蠻輕鬆悠閒, 坐在Sushi Bar 還能跟廚師聊聊天.
我覺得吃日本料理, 選擇Omakase最物超所值, 因為變化多, 又能充分品嚐到餐廳的食材和廚師的能耐, 是最有意思的吃法. 這家餐廳的Cocktail的選擇很多, 對於不太喝清酒或者紅白酒的人, 也是加分處.
在賭城, 好吃的餐廳太多, 可惜荷包不夠深, 只能偶一為之.
去飯店附近的South Outlet逛逛, 讓我逛到一家SAS鞋店, 裡面居然有好看又好穿的淑女鞋, 而且是在義大利或美國做的, 鞋寬不僅有一般的B or M, 也有Wide. 後來才發現灣區也有它的分店, 不過Stevens Creek店裡面的鞋款實在醜到爆了, 據店經理說, 她是根據她店裡的客群挑選進的鞋款, 我想我肯定不是她的客群.