Suite escape: The Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas is emerging as a stylish retreat on the Strip

The Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas is putting the finishing touches on a five-month, $30 million renovation of its 424 rooms and suites. The project will be completed by the end of the year – which means the resort will ring in 2013 with a fabulous new look.

A newly remodeled guest room at the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas

A newly remodeled Strip view room (photo courtesy of the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas)

Spacious and super stylish, the remodeled accommodations feature décor elements and amenities designed to offer guests a voguish urban escape while still providing dazzling views of the city.

“We’ve been able to focus on details, textures and other nuggets,” said Erica Johnson-McElroy, director of public relations at the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, during a recent open house where the new rooms and suites were unveiled.

And they are absolutely beautiful! To infuse the interiors with a distinctive personality, designers drew upon the art deco period as well as the fashion industry for inspiration. The result is a classic yet modern space reflecting glamour and energy – two things Las Vegas is revered for.

Decorated in shades of green, gray, gold and cream with bright pops of red, one key ingredient is that the fabrics, wallpapers and carpeting all boast texture – almost demanding to be touched. In the eye-catching design scheme, guests will also discover polished ribbon mahogany, cream lacquer finishes and silver leaf trim. The Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas even commissioned a locally owned foundry, Gladstone Industries Corporation, to craft custom lighting fixtures (like the gold chain link chandeliers, which are simply breathtaking!) and artwork.

The stylish executive desk in the newly remodeled rooms and suites

The sleek executive desk now in the resort's redecorated rooms and suites (photo courtesy of the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas)

“I love the bold, oversized pieces of modern art,” said Johnson-McElroy. “Their size is reminiscent of a residential collection while the colors are fun and unexpected. They add an edgy yet sophisticated touch to the chic design palette.”

Ranging from 500 to 550 square feet, the standard rooms come with everything you’d need for a comfortable stay. They have floor-to-ceiling windows that look out onto the world-famous Strip or the sprawling city set amid the desert and mountains. Of course, the signature Four Seasons bedding has remained in place – a combination of cotton linens, triple sheeting and down duvets that is beyond comparison. New furnishings include an executive desk with two ergonomic chairs, an upholstered armchair with an ottoman, a flat-screen TV, two closets, an impressive minibar tower and a marble spa-like bathroom that contains a walk-in shower, a soaking tub, a scale and L’Occitane bath products.

Seeking to make the restyled accommodations ecologically friendly, compact fluorescent light bulbs and LED technology are being utilized. LEED-certified paint has been selected, and old materials – like wall vinyl and carpet pads – are being recycled.

Among the new technology, guests will find multimedia hubs on all of the televisions. Outlets in lamp bases allow for the easy charging of personal electronic devices as well.

A living room with a sophisticated design scheme in one of the restyled suites

A living room with a sophisticated design scheme in one of the restyled suites (photo courtesy of the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas)

The suites have all of these things and more. They vary in size from 1,100 to 1,700 square feet. All of them feature stunning living areas for guests to relax and converse in. The furniture is luxurious and has a decidedly playful attitude, highlighted by unusual chairs, chaises and settees as well as unique end tables, coffee tables and lamps. There are striking entryway wall sconces. The dining rooms are dramatic, and kitchen facilities are situated nearby complete with espresso and Keurig brewers, full-size refrigerators and separate entrances for butler service. Plus, there are huge walk-in wardrobes for both storage and dressing with illuminated mirrors and sit-down ottomans.

“This is a closet befitting a queen,” said Cheryl Bolander, sales manager at the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, in one of the resort’s 1,700-square-foot valley view suites. She also pointed out that the bathroom mirror has an embedded TV screen, so guests can see the news or catch a favorite show while getting ready.

The Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas was built in 1999. Its rooms and suites are located on floors 35 through 39 in Mandalay Bay’s main tower.  A non-gaming property, the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas is acclaimed in the luxury travel world and has been designated an AAA Five Diamond resort.

“Our main priority continues to be providing our guests with unparalleled service and amenities,” said Johnson-McElroy. “Our fresh, restyled rooms will only add to the overall hotel experience.”

The lobby is being redesigned in early 2013 to allow direct access to and provide more seating at the resort's pool

Being redesigned in early 2013, the lobby will allow direct access to the resort's pool (photo courtesy of the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas)

With two of the five floors already done, guests can reserve and stay in these new accommodations immediately. After the room renovation project wraps up, the property will begin transforming the lobby. Currently, it has a living room-like feel, but the goal is to create a trendier vibe with a better flow to the pool.

“Plans are to remove the fireplace and add a bar,” said Kim Hoffman, director of marketing at the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas. “Then it will open up and guests can walk directly outdoors to enjoy fire pits and expanded seating.”

In the morning, the bar will be staffed by baristas serving gourmet coffees, while bartenders will pour beers and mix cocktails in the afternoons. Like the rooms and suites, the made-over lobby and outside area will convey the feeling of a retreat where guests can gather to socialize, read the paper or conduct business. The atmosphere will be warm, relaxed and inviting – and perhaps even a bit clubby.

This last phase of renovation at the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas is scheduled for completion in spring/early summer 2013.


I’m a Las Vegas native. By profession, I write at Mostly about the city’s hotels, but on other topics – gaming and transportation – too. I really love staying at hotels. And the ones here are among the biggest and best in the world. Some key things I’ve learned: Resort fees are inescapable (frustrating but true), a friendly attitude at the front desk may score you a great view and over-the-top room amenities – bath butlers, Japanese tea service, menus with “intimate” items – do exist. What else should you know about me? Well, I’m comfortable at a blackjack table. And I like eating late-night pancakes in hotel coffee shops. A lot. Follow Renee on Google+.