You’ve already added the iPod Touch or iPhone app for dog whistling and swine flu alerts, and you’re looking for something new. How about an app to assist you with your Las Vegas hotel stay?
At Hotel32, guests are presented with an iPod Touch with a specialty application that does just that. The red device, branded with the Hotel32 logo, puts the ability to make dinner reservations, book an appointment at the spa, or request a bottle of champagne in your room right at your fingertips. Guests with iPhones simply download the app to their personal device.
Hotel32 is the newest addition to the Las Vegas Strip. Located on the completely remodeled 32nd floor (hence the name) of the Monte Carlo hotel, the 28 suites and 22 guestrooms rose from the ashes of a January 2008 fire that destroyed the hotel’s top floor.
Anton Nikodemus, president and COO of the Monte Carlo said the idea behind Hotel32 was to build something that would continue to fit the needs of customers even after the massive CityCenter opens next door. The Monte Carlo invested $18 million dollars in creating the luxurious rooms and suites.
Guests of Hotel32 receive VIP service from the start with limousine pick-up from the airport. They avoid lines at the lobby check-in, because when they arrive a suite assistant escorts them directly to their room where check-in takes place. While in-room check-out has long been available at many hotels, in-room check-in is usually a feature available only for high rollers. In addition to in-room check-in, the suite assistant will explain all the room’s options and the customized iPod Touch mentioned above.
Hotel32 has five room types including:
- The Studio: 400-square-foot room, starting at $250 per night
- One-bedroom Suite: 700-foot-room, starting at $300 per night
- One-bedroom Lofts Suite: 1,200-square-foot suite, starting at $600 per night.
- One-bedroom Penthouse Suite: 1,600-square-feet, starting at $800 per night.
- Two-bedroom Penthouse Suite: 2,000-square-feet with a starting price of $1,200 per night.
Of course room rates vary by day of the week and occupancy, so these are just approximations. Also, a number of the suites can be combined into super suites of 3,600 square feet and more. If the hotel has availability and you have the money, you could event rent out the entire floor.
All of the rooms have been tricked out to include the latest gadgets. It varies by room but expect to see massive and mutiple plasma and flatscreen HD televisions (the largest we saw was 65-inches), Blu-Ray DVD players, espresso machines, Kiehl’s bath amenities, iHome devices with docking stations so you can play your own tunes, pool tables (in select suites), wi-fi, the expected luxury linens and bathrobes, and Crestron electronic systems to control things like drapes, lighting, mood music and more.
Did we mention the bathrooms? In the Penthouse suites, the bathrooms are roughly the size of a studio apartment and feature a hydrotherapy soaking tub and a separate glass-enclosed steam shower. But this is not any shower, it’s a Kohler Chromatherapy shower. You can program the lights to change color while you take a shower. Add in your own music from your iPod and you can create a nightclub in your shower.
No boutique hotel is complete without a lounge and Hotel32 as one just across from the elevator bank. Inside you can enjoy a view of CityCenter while having breakfast or return for the cocktail hour and try the Hotel32′s signature drink:
- Vanilla Vodka
- Raspberry Vodka
- Cranberry juice
- Egg Whites
And if you grow to love your Hotel32 iPod Touch, you can have the fully-enabled device billed to your room (it sells for retail price). Your personal suite assistant is not included.