As you saw in part one of our review, there’s more than just renovated rooms and a handful of luxurious suites at the D Las Vegas. If you missed out on part one of our review, please check it out before going forward, because there was a lot in that review, and now it’s time to show you the rest of the surprises that we found within the D’s 2 Bedroom Suite.
Discover The D
Immediately behind the dining table and rounding out the living area is the bar, which again is decorated much the same as the standard D suite only larger in line with the rest of the suite. With long linear dark tiles on the floor and a mirrored mosaic back wall, the bar is dark accentuated by downlighting, a white wall on one side, red padded leather stools and white vase. To the end of the bar is a signature decoration of the suites at the D, a framed collage of neckties, playful in homage to the history of Vegas.
Behind the bar there’s no mini-bar, but the players that get this type of room typically have what they need comped. And for that reason there are not only one but two full wine-style refrigerators along with a full size hidden trash can. There’s also a full bar set for use in making cocktails along with a large bar sink for rinsing out the shaker between a Manhattan and a Martini. The front bar has more cabinets and storage along with a raised front. There’s also power outlets available for your use in case there’s not enough audio already pumping through the suite and you like myself like bringing along a stereo speaker of your own.
Being as how this is a 2 bedroom suite, there are….wait for it….two bedrooms! But unlike most suites where you get a master and a smaller stapled on standard room, this suite comes with two identical bedrooms which afford the same features if facing opposite directions. When you enter either bedroom, on the wall as you come in is a large flat panel TV along with a cabinet underneath for folding clothes storage. It’s not a lot but it’s handy if you’re one who packs folded clothes as opposed to hanging. At the far end of the cabinet is another piece of throwback art in black and white against a bright “the D red” wall. Also there is a hanging Nelson light, although unlike other suites I’ve seen there is a chair missing where there should be one in this cozy corner.
A nice little addition to the cabinet as you walked in is the inclusion of an outlet with 2 USB ports right above it. As you’ll note as we continue, this is just one of the many places you can charge your gear. As a matter of fact, ratio of power to need per guest, the D has hands down the most amount of tech charging punch in this suite than you’ll ever see.
To the interior side of the bedroom is a door leading into the long linear bathroom. Much like a galley style kitche, then bathroom is laid out with a long dual-sink cabinet on one side. A black granite top features undercounted sinks, along with a long mirror with built in lighting set against a black and gray linear patterned wall. Towels, as you can see, are plentiful and soft as well as being sizeable.
And similar to the Golden Gate Suites, the D suites feature L’Occitane goods which are perfectly non-offensive in smell having just the right amount of scent to them.
On the other side of the bathroom, the Carerra marble floor gives way to tinted glass dividers which enclose the private compartments on the other side of the room. At one end is an enclosure for the toilet, in this case a high rider with ample power. Although the idea is interesting and stylish, I think a full enclosure would be more optimal to provide more privacy. But if you’re one of those couples…
On the other end of is a large walk in shower, again bathed in the same Carerra marble against the dark tinted glass. The showers, much like the Gate, feature a large overhead rain head as well as a hand held wand. Unlike the gate though, the wind here features a number of settings allowing you to customize your shower experience. It’s the little things like this that make this suite go above and beyond the normal.
Back in the bedroom, along the bedroom wall is a full built in unit that surrounds the bed and provides the backing and nightstand support for the bed at the center. On both sides are closets for storage and use. The left closet features ample hanging space, as well as a large laptop-sized safe with 4-6 digit code options. On the right is yet more hanging space, as well as a full size iron and ironing board. To say there is no shortage of storage in these suites is an understatement.
In the middle of the large integrated unit is the bed itself. Clad in a simple white duvet accentuated with red throw and assorted red and gray pillows, the bed is comfortable, crisp and clean, and will easily comfort you when it’s time to crash after gaming the night away. The padded leather inset above the bed is not only clean and modern, but tosses back to tile patterns seen elsewhere in the suite showing that the designer, Gensler in this case, was paying attention to an overall experience and not a series of products thrown together.
And again proving there’s never too much charging space, both nightstands feature a handy reading light, switch for overhead lighting, as well as more plugs for charging your goodies. If you go out of the room with a dead phone, that’s on you. There’s no reason that should ever happen in a suite so conscious of how much tech we carry on us nowadays.
Perhaps one my favorite things about this suite though is it’s attitude and approach to the guest, summed up not only in design but in the thermostat above. Money is spent to remind you that not only are you staying at The D, but that you can set the thermostat where you want and not worry about it going into non-occupied mode like most motion sensor models on the strip today (which frankly turn off if you’re a heavy sleeper like me) which can leave you waking up in a heap of sweat.
And that’s what makes the D suites, and especially this suite, a sign of just how far the D has gone to target the audience that appreciates being more than a corporate number. The design is thoughtful, appropriate, the layout comfortable. And there are thoughtful touches throughout which let you know this is a suite designed for a person, not a player’s club number. Sure there could be more. A bathtub would be welcomed I’m certain, but it’s traded for efficient luxury. Would you like a mini-bar? Maybe, but why when you can BYOB and keep it as chilled as you want. And that’s the D in a nutshell. Luxury when needed, but not too much, and just the right amount of what you want when you want it. Personally, I’ll take it over an 8 dollar box of cookies and a 12 dollar sip of Grey Goose any day. Keep bringing it to the table, and we’ll keep coming back.