Luxury is defined as “the state of great comfort and extravagant living.” By definition, everything in Las Vegas could be considered luxurious. When I think of Las Vegas Hotel Luxury, I’m thinking the best of the best. Las Vegas does luxury the way few other cities in the world do. Great service and amenities are almost second nature and provided seemingly without effort.
Aria and Mandarin Oriental
TripAdvisor recently announced 7,612 winners of its Travelers’ Choice for Hotels awards. The national hotel information is based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected on the website over the past year. I only care about Las Vegas but you can see the full list here.
The best of the best hotels around the country from TripAdvisor can be found in their list of Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the United States. You’ll find two Las Vegas entries in the top 10 of this best luxury hotels list.
The Aria Sky Suites are #4 in the country and the Mandarin Oriental is #7. This isn’t much of a surprise as the Sky Suites at Aria and all rooms at Mandarin Oriental are typically among the highest rated hotels in Las Vegas.
Both Aria Sky Suites and Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas are actually #1 and #2 in another recent list of Best Hotels in the USA. This list was compiled by US News & World Report. The only difference is that Mandarin Oriental tops the Aria Sky Suites.
While this isn’t a list of luxury hotels in Las Vegas, the Top 10 certainly looks like it could be. If you spend much time reading about Las Vegas hotels the remainder of the top 10 hotels in Las Vegas shouldn’t be very surprising:
- 3. Cosmopolitan
- 4. Wynn
- 5. Encore (all suites)
- 6. Four Seasons
- 7. Bellagio
- 8. Aria (all rooms)
- 9. Skylofts at MGM Grand
- 10. The Palazzo (all suites)
Who says that size doesn’t matter?
Who says that size doesn’t matter? It should be noted that three of the ten hotels on this list (2. Aria Sky Suites, 5. Encore, and 10. The Palazzo) are all suite hotels. Depending on when you book a vacation, you will find that prices for the suites can be very close to what you’ll pay for some regular sized hotel rooms.
Remember when I said, “By definition, everything in Las Vegas could be considered luxurious.” Lists like this are a good reminder that you get what you pay for. If you’re looking for the best hotels in Las Vegas you’re going to pay for it. The great thing about Las Vegas is that the average hotel room prices are still less expensive than many popular places to visit in the United States.
While some might argue about the validity of hotel rankings and rating, one thing that can not be argued is price. Las Vegas represents one of the best values for Luxury Hotel Chains such as Mandarin Oriental and Four Seasons. When combined with perks available from AMEX FHR (American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts), some might say it’s one of the most convenient and inexpensive destinations to indulge in a luxury hotel stay. AMEX FHR perks are part of the package of benefits you receive with The Platinum® Card and the Enhanced Business Platinum® Card.
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