So, where should they stay? The gents already had a good grasp of the overwhelming amount of options out there as they reeled off a list of possibilities including a hospitality suite at Vdara to a two-bedroom suite at The Palms. One thing was clear, tho - this wolf pack of Vegas virgins wanted a luxe experience.
Keeping in mind that these fellas wanted to shack up in Vegas for three nights, over a major holiday, at $4,800 or less, here are our top three suggestions. Weigh in with yours in the comments below!
1. The Cosmopolitan
You can't have a hot Vegas vacay without one or multiple visits to The Cosmopolitan so why not just make it your home base?
The only problem is that the really cool rooms have balconies, but only king beds and hardly any with pull-outs. We know that this group is willing to couch sleep, but we suggest, perhaps, booking three City Rooms - with two queens each, but no terrace - and splurging on one party-til-you-can't-hang-anymore Terrace Suite. In this scenario, two guys will wake up to a scene straight out of "The Hangover" every morning, but the views will be epic. A stay here will also put you just an elevator ride away from some of the hottest restos, nightlife and pool scenes in Vegas.
Price: 3 City Rooms for 3 nights @ $2,790 + 1 Terrace Suite for three nights @ $1,405 = $4,195
Encore's Panoramic Suites will place you in the epicenter of another Vegas hotspot - just steps away from XS nightclub and Encore Beach Club - while still living the posh life.
At 745 square feet, the rooms have two queen beds each offering fab city views - just make sure you say you want a view of The Strip and not Downtown Vegas. Something else that makes Encore ideal? It's right across the street from Venetian/Palazzo putting you a short walk away from such venues as TAO, TAO Beach and Azure Pool. And, The Mirage is just a bit further down the boulevard.
Price: 4 Panoramic Suites for three nights = $4,988. *We did go $188 over, but lose the view and get four Resort Suites for $4,748.
We're probably going to catch some flack with this one, but the
standard Deluxe Rooms at ARIA - while not supersized - are super luxe and super techy with remote-controlled almost everything and one of the most comfy beds we've ever passed out in. And, we'd for sure take it any night over some other suites here in town. If you fork over a few more dollars for a room with a view, it's even better.
ARIA will put you right next door to the red-hot Cosmo, which is right next to Bellagio and right across from Planet Hollywood and Paris. Also, ARIA's pool is enormous and boasts an adults-only pool club, too.
Price: 4 Deluxe City View rooms for three nights = $3,268
Out of the list Stan provided, we're going to suggest not going with The Signature at MGM Grand and Vdara (too far from the action) and Bellagio (there are better rooms out there right now). The Hard Rock is out, too. A room rez rep says all the penthouse suites are sold out for Memorial Day weekend, including the one we thought would have been perf, if the price fit - the HRH Provocateur Suite which sleeps eight.
The specialty suites of The Palms might have worked, too, like the expansive Real World Suite, but the price tag left them on the cutting room floor with the cheapest at $2,500 for a single night and the RW Suite at $10,000. A Two-Bedroom Suite at Palms Place would have been ideal, too, sleeping up to eight, but it priced out at $5,700 for all three nights.
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