In Las Vegas, a “high roller” is a wealthy casino player who spends an absurd amount of money at the tables. On their own dime, five-star resorts frequently fly them in, setting them up in exclusive suites that are so private (not even millionaire celebrities) can book them. Break out the Champagne because these storied high-roller suites are now officially open for everyone. Restricted to the 1% of casino players for decades, the majority of high-roller suites are now bookable in various resorts like ARIA and MGM Grand.
One of the most popular resorts on the Strip, The Palazzo (3325 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Tel: 702-607-7777. www.palazzo.com) features astonishing, next-level suites that can be booked when they’re not in use, and for what you get, it’s well worth the splurge. The typical high-roller penthouse includes three to four bedrooms, showers with control pads, Japanese electronic toilets, an expansive outdoor terrace with Jacuzzi, a baby grand piano…and the list goes on. Rates start at $4,000 a night, but sharing the costs with a group of friends is the way to go. Guests upgrading to the Palazzo Presidential suites (starting at $8,000 a night) luxuriate in even fancier quarters that include fireplaces, outdoor showers, and even private pools. These suites make the perfect pad for bachelor parties and guy getaways, and many groups bring the party back home and hardly ever leave their suite, making it feel like a extravagant vacation rental. Because these exclusive high-roller accommodations aren’t typically part of the resort’s room inventory, you must call the resort directly to book them.
Foodies and gourmands alike will appreciate the culinary program at Wynn Las Vegas (3131 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Tel: 702-770-7000. www.wynnlasvegas.com), especially fans of fresh langoustine. Costi di Mare is one of few restaurants in the entire Western Hemisphere that serves fresh langoustines on its menu. The delicacy, caught in Northern Europe, is shipped through a meticulous air-travel system, kept alive through the travel process, and placed into a tank system with water chemistry that mimics their natural environment. If you’re a serious fan, now you know what to order at the award-winning restaurant.
Foodies also find under-the-radar experiences outside the dining room. Wynn is the only resort of its kind to offer highbrow cooking classes with famous chefs, including Flora Aghababyan. The winner of Food Network’s Cake Challenge, master cake artist Flora opens the doors to her cake studio for guests who want to join an intimate cake-making/decorating class. In addition to winning Cake Challenge, Flora has designed cakes for Jennifer Lopez, Bette Midler and Beyoncé. The class is $195 per person, and because it sells out fast, it’s not heavily advertised.