Ever wonder what the most unique room amenities are in Las Vegas? Hotels here will do almost anything to entice guests. From a menu of seduction-oriented accessories to themed baths drawn by bath butlers, some of the extravagant extras in the Entertainment Capital of the World go over the top! Below we’ve assembled a list of 10 truly unusual ones.
• A menu of sensual trinkets
Forget to pack your sex toy? The Hard Rock Hotel, the off-Strip adult playground known for its rock ’n’ roll vibe, is trying something new to woo customers. Earlier this month, the resort debuted a room service-style program that delivers some “hot” accoutrements. The menu is supplied by Love Jones, a lingerie boutique in the hotel’s retail area. It carries a wide range of intimate items, so the list of options is designed to help guests unleash their inner spirit and surrender to a night of passion.
“We wanted to introduce people to the Love Jones brand while providing an amazing amenity for our guests,” said Nicole Dineen, the retail buyer for the Hard Rock Hotel. “The idea is that you can fulfill your fantasy without even leaving your hotel room.”
According to Dineen, the most requested item is vibrating panties. To practice the art of seduction, Love Jones’ in-room menu also includes flirty peek-a-boo bras and panties, naughty feather spankers, fur handcuffs, sensual silk blindfolds and an aphrodisiac-like bath milk. In addition, couples that need creative inspiration in the bedroom can request the steamy Intimacy Love Kit or the Sexiest Scenario Kit.
“This is such a unique concept – most people have never seen anything like this,” said Dineen. “Some are even taking the menus home with them.”
Aiming to heat up your vacation, the menu is placed inside a beautiful envelope and laid on the pillow of every room. Guests can order from it as they would an in-room menu for food or beverages. All of the items arrive wrapped in a Love Jones bag for privacy. No one will ever know what’s inside!
“The Love Jones menu is edgy, sexy, daring and very rock ’n’ roll,” said Dineen. “It’s not something that most hotels would offer, but that’s part of what makes us different and that’s why we can attract the audience that we do.”
• A high-tech control system
Design and technology combine to engulf your senses in Aria. Each room at this resort located in CityCenter puts guests in complete control of their surroundings – with the push a few buttons. Created for the ultimate in comfort and luxury, an intricate automated system allows you to customize the lighting, curtains, room temperature and your music choices.
Just imagine: Upon entering your room for the first time, you are welcomed with the turning on of lights, the automatic parting of curtains to showcase a spectacular city or mountain view, and the turning on of the TV to display a list of controls ready for personalization. Once that is done, those preferences will be remembered every time you are in the room. This level of automation is usually only found only in high-end custom homes.
Other high-tech amenities in the rooms at Aria include a fiber network that provides one gigabit of bandwidth for matchless internet connectivity. There are keyless locks utilizing radio frequency identification to reduce the failure of room keys. Plus, a 42-inch LCD HD television with a smart panel allows you to connect laptops, game consoles, cameras, MP3 players and more.
• A bath butler
These days discerning travelers demand not just comfort, but all the amenities once reserved for VIPs and high rollers. That’s the concept behind Prestige, an exclusive level of suites at The Palazzo situated 23 floors above the Strip. There are no lines for check-in here. Instead, you’ll head up and be greeted by a personal concierge with a glass of champagne. During your stay, you’ll have access to a 12,000-square-foot lounge, where there’s a deluxe breakfast option, an open bar every afternoon and live cooking demonstrations.
But none of these things are the best part. Prestige suite guests enjoy Roman tubs with a menu listing a selection of themed baths. If you want to create a special moment or experience the ultimate in relaxation, this is it!
“For couples looking to fan the flames of passion, we recommend one of our signature bath menu options drawn by our bath butlers,” said Heidi Skaar, the manager of the Prestige suites. “From a lavender bath to a cute rubber ducky bath, this is the perfect way to wind down after a night on the town.”
The bath menu in the Prestige suites boasts four wonderful options: the Cioccolato Calm Bath, the Phantom Bath, the Not Just for Kids Bath (it comes with a rubber duck) and the Tropical Escape Bath.
• A billiard room
In need of an opulent suite to celebrate a special occasion – one that is perfect for partying with friends? Look no further than the three-bedroom duplex in the Tower Suites at Encore. This two-story, 5,829-square-foot wonderland has three master bedrooms and features extras like a treadmill for exercising, a massage table for in-suite spa treatments and a game room with a pool table enhanced by a huge flat- screen LCD television.
• A private terrace with amazing views of the Strip
The Cosmopolitan stands tall in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Guests who book terrace suites here not only appreciate floor-to-ceiling windows that fill their living space with natural light, but also oversized private terraces from which they can take in spectacular city and mountain views.
Nearly 70 percent of the luxury rooms at The Cosmopolitan have sliding glass doors that provide unparalleled panoramas of the skyline, the famous Fountains of Bellagio, the half-scale replica of the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas and other attractions.
In fact, the hotel recently received special recognition from TripAdvisor.com. The website compiled a list of the top 10 hotel rooms with amazing views and included The Cosmopolitan on it, along with other highly acclaimed resorts from around the world.
• A steam room and sauna
For a pampering experience that doesn’t involve going to the spa, reserve one of the club spa suites at the Tropicana. The spacious two-room floor plan includes a living room with a view of the resort’s breathtaking pool area. In addition to a wet bar and refrigerator, these unique suites contain a steam room, sauna and powder room with an oversized whirlpool tub.
• An in-room theater
Sophisticated electronics and designer furniture have become de rigueur in Las Vegas hotel rooms. But nothing compares to the entertainment facility you will have at your disposal at Elara, a Hilton Grand Vacations Hotel. Boasting the comforts of a fully furnished home, the resort’s rooms and suites employ classic Hollywood décor. All of the living areas have wrap-around red leather sofas as well as floor-to-ceiling views of the Las Vegas Strip. Plus, the two-, three- and four-bedroom suites offer an added amenity. With the touch of a button, the curtain will lower over your windows and the living room will be transformed into a theater, complete with an eight-foot projection TV.
• A complete kitchen
The Signature at MGM Grand provides guests with all the comforts of home in three luxurious all-suite towers adjacent to the emerald green megaresort.
Generally speaking, the accommodations feature private balconies, pillow-top beds, flat-screen TVs and lavish bathrooms. But the one- and two-bedroom balcony suites have an extra benefit: full kitchens with Sub-Zero, Miele and Bosch stainless steel appliances and cookware. Gourmet in-room dining is also available here around the clock.
• A personal suite assistant
Hotel32, located on the 32nd floor of the Monte Carlo, offers a boutique hotel experience. Every guest is cared for like a celebrity. The VIP treatment starts upon arrival, as you’ll be picked up from the airport in a limousine. When you set foot on the premises, a “suite assistant” will be ready and waiting to personally escort you to your room via a private elevator. There’s no check-in desk to contend with here. Your suite assistant then provides a tour of your room’s amenities – which include such indulgences as a menu of 12 different pillow types, a Nintendo Wii gaming system, a fridge stocked per your request and a soothing hydrotherapy soaking tub. The service doesn’t stop there because your suite assistant will remain at your beck and call. From complimentary clothes pressing to making reservations, they will provide butler and concierge support for the duration of your stay.
• An SIP phone
Earlier this month VTech, the world’s largest manufacturer of cordless phones, finished installing SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) phones in the luxurious new Octavius Tower at Caesars Palace.
SIP is among the most sought-after telephone systems because it allows you to receive and make phone calls using VoIP (voice over internet protocol) technology, adding to the convenience and luxury of the guest experience.
“We are proud to be partnering with Caesars Palace during its expansion of one of Las Vegas’ most iconic hotels. Hospitality is one of our strategic areas of focus and we expect it will be one of our growth drivers,” said Allan Wong, chairman and CEO of VTech Holdings Ltd. “Our strong R&D capability and economies of scale have always enabled us to introduce innovative, feature-rich products that are competitively priced. We are now leveraging this expertise to benefit our customers in the hospitality industry and their guests.”
All 660 rooms in Octavius Tower are now outfitted with the S2420 two-line SIP cordless phone in the bedrooms and the S2320 SIP TrimStyle phone with tethered handsets in the bathrooms. VTech is also installing analog models in other room towers at Caesars Palace.