Suite symphony: See these over-the-top Vegas hotel suites

Ever wonder how high rollers and VIPs live it up, Vegas style? We do.

Take a peek inside these VIP Las Vegas suites that offer the crème de la crème of services, amenities and overall surroundings — true baller status. Private pool? Check. Your own butler? Check. Stunning views, top-of-the line technology and suites so big, you can shoot your own music video in one? Triple check, baby!

Come see how we would live the dream if we hit the jackpot. Let your imagination run wild with these 11 over-the-top Vegas suites.


MGM SKYLOFT. Photo courtesy of MGM Resorts.


Located on the top two floors of MGM Grand, the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond SKYLOFT ranges from 1,4000 – 6,000 square feet and is available in one, two or three-bedroom floor plans. Each loft has 24-foot floor-to-ceiling windows revealing gorgeous views of the city’s famed skyline. Amenities include a media room with video game consoles, heated towel racks, a spa tub, a mirror TV, a walk-in closet and more.

Guests also receive complimentary airport transportation, as well as personal butler and concierge services. For a three-bedroom SKYLOFT, we’re looking at $10,000 per night.

What we love: Telling your friends you have a loft on the Strip sounds cool in itself. Plus, since you’re almost 30 stories high, you’ll have the best views without having to leave your space.


Aria’s Sky Villa. Photo courtesy of MGM Resorts.

Sky Villa, Aria

Part of Aria’s Sky Suites collection, Sky Villas range from 2,000 – 7,000 square feet and come in two or three bedrooms in one or two-story retreats. Each Sky Villa offers panoramic Strip views, a private sauna, billiard room and full-sized kitchen. Each Sky Suite collection has the latest in personalized technology. This includes a very special greeting, complete with a curtain opening.

If you ever wanted to wake up like royalty, here’s another great feature: You can choose to wake up gradually through controlled temperature, lighting, curtain opening and your music choice. And by a touch of a button, you can modify all the room settings. For instance, “Good Night” turns off lights, TV, shuts curtains and turns on privacy notifications all at once.

Services include 24-hour concierge service and personal airport transportation. These are available on a highly limited basis, with rates ranging from $3,500 – $7,500 per night.

What we love: Besides the awesome views and swirling staircase, the personalized technology is definitely a “turn-on.” Who wouldn’t want to be greeted with a curtain opening?


Marcus Aurelius Villa, also known as Spanish Villa. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Marcus Aurelius Villa , Caesars Palace

Also known as the Spanish Villa, Caesars Palace’s 9,500-square-foot Marcus Aurelius Villa comes with its own private elevator. The three-bedroom villa has unique features like an exotic fish tank, a grand piano and double-sided fireplace. There is also a billiard room and a media room with theater-style seating and massage chairs.

On top of these entertaining elements, you have outdoors too: This villa has its own terrace, complete with a whirlpool spa and fire pit. With so much to do both indoors and out, the Spanish Villa is like your own personal resort. Partying here has a hefty price tag: One night in a Caesars Palace villa can range from $25,000 – $40,000.

What we love: The personal patio has beautiful views of the resort’s Garden of the Gods pool. Plus, we love how we can stay toasty by the fire pit during the winter months.


The two-story Sky Villa. Photo courtesy of the Palms.

Two-story Sky Villa, Palms

The two-story Sky Villa at The Palms has the sexy, sophisticated appeal of a Vegas nightclub. And with 9,000 square feet to spare, you have more than enough room to have your own DJ, go-go dancers and VIP section. It’s your party. Highlights include an in-suite glass elevator, high ceilings, a glass-enclosed pool, private terraces, massage and fitness rooms, a dry sauna and weekend butler service.

Part of Palms’ Luxe Collection, you also get round-trip airport transfer in an SUV. This Sky Villa is a whopping $20,000 per night ($35,000 on the weekends), but can you really put a price on an experience like this?

What we love: Despite 9,000 square feet of space, we can probably spend all of our time lounging in the pool, admiring the fab city views.


Presidential Suite at the Rio. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Presidential Suite, Rio

Located at the Rio, this off-Strip suite is ideal for a nighttime rooftop pool party. Imagine the crazy cool fireworks show you’d have on New Year’s Eve or Fourth of July. These elements alone are all the reasons you need. You’ll need to call in advance to book this room, as it’s extremely popular during our warmer months. The room starts at $2,250 per night.

What we love: The fact that it’s off the Las Vegas Strip gives us a different – but just as beautiful – view of the city. And we can admire this view all day, all night on the rooftop.


Lanai Villa at The Mirage. Photo courtesy of MGM Resorts.

Lanai Villa, Mirage

Vegas may be far from the islands, but staying in a Lanai villa at The Mirage brings paradise to your backyard. Ranging from 1,750 – 3,190 square feet, each Lanai villa has a private gated entrance, along with its own private outdoor space with a pool, whirlpool, spa misters, chaise lounges and umbrellas. Available in one, two or three-bedroom models, Lanai villas are sold on a limited basis and range from $1,500 – $2,500.

What we love: If any of us had our own private pool, whirlpool, chaise lounges with shade tucked away on the Strip, why would we ever leave? All we’re missing is a fancy cocktail with a little umbrella, but that can easily be arranged…


Three-bedroom duplex. Photo courtesy of Encore.

Three-bedroom Duplex, Encore

Measuring 5,829 square feet, the three-bedroom Duplex at Encore’s Tower Suites is like having your own private residence on the Strip. It features its own elevator, butler’s pantries, a separate game room with a pool table, massage room with a treadmill, wet bar, living room, dining area and a powder room.

If you love TVs, this duplex has a lot — and the best — of them. You’ll find a 70-inch flat-panel 4K TV in the living room, 55-inch flat-panel 4K “pop up” TVs in each room and flat-panel TVs in every bathroom. Other in-suite features include dedicated butler service, twice-daily maid service and clothes pressing. The duplex goes for $4,000 to $10,000 per night depending upon what days you book.

What we love: We’re crazy about the fact we can play pool one minute and have a massage the next. And since the hotel is toward the end of the Las Vegas Strip, the views are marvelous.


Bellagio’s Presidential Suite. Photo courtesy of MGM Resorts.

Presidential Suite, Bellagio

Located atop Bellagio’s Spa Tower, the two-bedroom 4,075-square-foot Presidential Suite comes with its own fireplace, a six-seat L-shaped bar and a solarium – an indoor garden with its own fountain. The two master bedrooms each include a king bed, private bathroom with a whirlpool tub overlooking the city and separate steam showers.

Services include round-the-clock butler service, complimentary limousine transfers to and from the airport, VIP check-in and access to the VIP Lounge.  Presidential Suites run $6,000 per night.

What we love: The Presidential Suite’s indoor garden is the perfect place to sip the finest wine, catch up on reading or simply admire your surroundings. We could use our own solarium right about now.


Presidential Suite. Photo courtesy of Palazzo.

The Palazzo Presidential, Palazzo

Located inside The Palazzo, the 6,600-square-foot Palazzo Presidential has a balcony with gorgeous Las Vegas Strip views and a whirlpool, its own workout room, private massage parlor and a living room. This suite is available by invitation only.

What we love: Talk about a conversation piece: The Palazzo Presidential living room chandelier is made of custom hand-blown cascading glass spheres.


Chairman Suite. Photo courtesy of Venetian.

Chairman Suite, Venetian

If you’re into Asian art, the Chairman Suite inside the The Venetian does not disappoint. It’s almost like having your own museum, complete with fountains and Chinese artifacts. Located on the hotel’s 36th floor, this 10,000-square-foot suite has four bedrooms, five bathrooms, a private workout room, sauna, beauty salon and a massage parlor.

You’ll also get round-the-clock butler service and luxury car transportation. This suite is by invitation only, but if we put a price tag on it, you’re looking at $15,000 per night.

What we love: Besides the ancient Asian artwork and jade sculptures, we love how you can have a complete spa experience without leaving your suite.


The Mansion at MGM Grand. Photo by Michael Chu / Flicker.

The Mansion, MGM Grand

When we think of mansions, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” comes to mind. That explains why we start rapping the opening theme song when we cruise through super-fancy neighborhoods.

The Mansion at MGM Grand is on a whole different level. While The Mansion is part of MGM Grand’s property, the 29 villas and outdoor pool garden total 290,000 square feet. This exclusive property is reserved only for high rollers and VIP members.

Before you even get to this Italian-style sanctuary, you have to take a private driveway. These villas each range from 2,000 – 12,000 square feet. Each villa surrounds The Mansion’s own climate-controlled atrium and pool garden. That means if it’s 100-plus degrees outside, it’s a cool 70-something degrees here. (Lucky!)

Available in one to four bedrooms, each villa also has its share of the finest, most expensive antiques, as well as a private balcony overlooking the shared pool garden.

What we love: Enjoying a cool swim in the middle of a hot summer got our attention immediately.

If all of these lavish suites inspired you to stay in Sin City, check out our full list of Vegas hotels.


Most folks take their Vegas jackpot winnings back home, but my dad decided to stay here instead. That’s how I left Seattle almost 20 years ago. I moved from greenery and rainy days to hot summers, palm trees and desert. As much as I love my hometown, I decided to stick around Vegas. This city just has so much to offer. You don’t even have to be a gambler, bar hopper or an all-night partier. I love Vegas for its awesome vegan-friendly spots, concerts, swanky hotel suites and spas so big, they’re like castles. The pool scene is not too shabby either, which is why I love taking stay-cations. Besides living it up -- Vegas style -- I’m hanging out with my handsome hubby, adorable baby girl, two cats and super-fluffy Shih-Tzu. I’m also a huge fan of '90s music, shows and movies. You can find me on Google+ and Twitter.