Since the days when Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin regularly performed on its stages, Las Vegas has been the place where high rollers go to flash some cash and high-end travelers go to indulge in dining and entertainment. In recent years, the bar has been raised even higher, with top names in hospitality and cuisine staking their claim along the Strip.
Given the attention to luxury in Vegas, you know it’s special when a hotel earns raves specifically for its five-star setup. The Palazzo tower was designed as a more luxurious option for overnights, with recently renovated, expansive suites; sophisticated, Italian-inspired decor; and new restaurant offerings. But within that tower sits an even more exclusive spot: the Prestige at The Palazzo, a part-club-level, part-hotel-within-a-hotel area offering its own set of elevated perks.
Available for an additional per-night rate, Prestige at The Palazzo is “redefining what spending a few nights in Las Vegas could mean,” says Virtuoso travel advisor Justyna Smith. Certain hotels in the area “scream tourist attraction, but staying here hits the perfect mark between fun, relaxation, and luxury,” she says.
Advisor Kari Mollan agrees, calling the dedicated Prestige levels “a bit of serenity above the chaos.” Here are five things we love about Prestige at The Palazzo.
It all starts with a glass of prosecco. Upon arrival at The Palazzo tower, guests of the higher-floor Prestige levels are whisked through security, past the lines at reception, and up to the 23rd-floor lounge for a private check-in, complete with a flute of bubbles. The lounge – spreading a staggering 7,000 square feet – is the hub of the upgraded experience, a gathering place available only to Prestige guests via key-card access. Surrounded by glittering city views, you can consult with the dedicated concierge for priority restaurant reservations and last-minute show tickets, or work in the business center.
Guests also enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast daily, extended weekend brunch, all-day snacks, supersize hot and cold evening appetizers, and a three-hour open bar that serves top-shelf brands. “That never happens in Vegas anymore,” says Mollan with a laugh. “It’s real, premium service, with martinis prepared tableside and so many good eats to choose from that you can enjoy substantial appetizers and drinks before you head out to see a show. But for me,” she adds, “nothing beats being able to just swipe my key card in the morning and, minutes later, have an espresso in my hand, or to help myself to anything without being nickel-and-dimed. It’s as close as you can get to an all-inclusive vacation, on a luxury scale, in Las Vegas.”
The 3,068 newly renovated suites in the LEED Gold-certified Palazzo tower also help cultivate that sanctuary feeling. Starting at 720 square feet, sophisticated Luxury Suites feature plush king beds, Italian marble baths with oversize Roman tubs, dining tables, fully stocked refreshment bars, and multiple televisions. Separate living areas are outfitted with L-shaped convertible sofas, while remote-controlled Roman shades and curtains frame what Smith notes are “sweeping views.”
Additional options include the Bella Suites (with two queen beds); the Fortuna and Siena Grand Suites (with a more contemporary Italian design); and the top-tier, multi-bedroom Lago, Penthouse, Presidential, and Chairman Suites. While amenities may differ among the suites (some come with 24-hour butler service, for example, and some are equipped with pianos, pool tables, or terraces), many of the services remain the same across the Prestige level.
Between The Palazzo and The Venetian towers, dozens of dining and drinking spots on the property will satisfy any craving, from celebrity-chef fine dining to craft burgers, authentic Italian dishes, and wellness-centric cuisine from iconic spa brand Canyon Ranch
. Brand-new Mott 32 introduces the next chapter in Chinese dining to The Palazzo tower – and a convenient new hub for Prestige guests. Named after a legendary convenience store in New York City, Mott 32 puts a modern spin on Hong Kong-style eats, while also staying true to the flavors, ingredients, and cooking techniques of Cantonese, Szechuan, and Beijing home cooking. Envisioned by interior designer Joyce Wang, the stunning space melds New York industrial, classical Chinese, and glam Las Vegas influences; think vintage roulette wheels and feather-boa-adorned chandeliers.
Trend-setting decor, expertly selected music, and drinks that are as beautiful as they are well crafted: At the Cocktail Collective, the experience is all about the details. Of the Collective’s three bars at the resort, two – Rosina and Electra Cocktail Club – are located in The Palazzo tower and the third, The Dorsey, is right next door in The Venetian. At Rosina, an art deco aesthetic, crystal chandeliers, sultry soundtracks, and plush velvet seating for just 65 guests set the scene for an intimate pre-dinner or late-night rendezvous accompanied by classic cocktails such as Negronis and Manhattans, while a “Champagne on demand” button ensures you’re never far from a bottle of bubbly.
(Insider tip: Ask for the “secret” Manhattan menu to try a signature take on the iconic beverage.)
At Electra Cocktail Club, on The Palazzo’s casino floor, expert mixologists put their signature twists on the bar menu, creating concoctions with names such as Age of Aquarius and Unicorn Tears, all served to a DJ-mixed playlist that subtly takes you from chill to energized.
Open in the summer and exclusively for guests of The Palazzo and The Venetian towers, The Aquatic Club takes the resort pool scene to new heights. Inspired by the vintage swim, racquet, and lawn clubs of the past, the leisure deck is the place to settle into an art-adorned cabana or onto a cushy chaise lounge to enjoy booze-infused ice pops, lively music, and attentive service in between dips in the pool.
The big difference: Unlike the typical Las Vegas poolside experience, the vibe here is boutique and bespoke, a throwback to classic Vegas luxury. As Mollan notes, Prestige guests enjoy an even more seamless experience at The Aquatic Club, as their dedicated concierge can reserve poolside seating and other amenities for them in advance.
“Prestige at The Palazzo is really the place for the traveler who wants everything at their fingertips,” she says. “It’s about convenience, but also a place to escape to, which is a rare Vegas retreat.”