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In case you missed it, VegasChatter has been over-the-top impressed with PRESS, the new lounge/lobby bar/small bites restaurant/breakfast spot/early morning coffee bar/late night coffee cocktail bar/poolside retreat at the Four Seasons. It's universally a multi-purpose success. Seriously, we'd be willing to pay rent if they'd let us sleep on one of the comfy banquettes.
If coffee, hand-crafted cocktails and Baked Alaska doesn't have you convinced, there's another compelling reason to visit the Four Seasons. One that's been a staple of the resort for years, but somehow remains a lower profile restaurant in the Strip dining scene.
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Sometimes a full restaurant review just won't do. Perhaps there wasn't time for an A-Z meal. Maybe it's a restaurant we've written about before. Or a dog ate our good pictures. There may still be that one dish worth writing about. A new one, an old one. A newsworthy one or a memorable one (for better or worse). It might be the one dish out of the whole experience that gets us to return. Or stay away. We present you with Just One Dish.
Affordable indulgence. Las Vegas can gouge every penny, but occasionally can offer you a new adventure for the absolute right price. For decades a cheap, huge steak or prime-rib let you think you were beating the system. Think one dollar oysters or .99 cent shrimp cocktails. Cheap entrées to the world of an expensive entrée. And then, there are the prime indulgences. This is a city where foie gras, caviar and their ilk are available at every turn. The Cosmopolitan's Wicked Spoon buffet features bone marrow. Not long ago that would have been unthinkable. At the even more surprising off-Strip Eureka Casino, Fat Choy, sells bone marrow as a "snack" that will obsess your thoughts. Which brings us to Baked Alaska.
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The rendering above is for Press, the resort's redesigned lobby lounge that will offer both indoor and outdoor spaces. Described as featuring an "edgy decor" (uhhh...?), Press will serve up small bites, drinks and coffee throughout the day. Some of the examples cited include: Lavazza espressos, Stumptown organic roasted coffees, freshly squeezed juices, fruit cups, warm sticky buns (hee.. sorry, but you know you hee'd, too), local beers, and more.
The glass showers have been installed with care and the vanities nearly there as a $30 million dollar renovation at the Four Seasons comes closer to completion. Some rooms have already been made available but the final finishes on a
grand renovation will be officially complete this coming Saturday, December 8. Want a peek at what's new?
For starters, the picture perfect gold and white digs up top. Anyone worried about spoiling photoshop cred like that can write us their impressions from the desk of the Four Seasons:
Seasoned Four Seasons guests will want to note that the former 180 Degree Strip View Suites are now the Presidential Strip View Suites:
Four Seasons Las Vegas began posting remodeling photos on its Facebook page two weeks ago. The renovation will bring all new digs to the resort by December 8, including the addition of two new Hospitality Suites. (One of which you see under construction above.) Check out the photo gallery to see what $30 million buys you these days. And, click here to see what the rooms looked like before.
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Ask ten people what the top hotel in Vegas is and you'll likely get ten different answers. With so many choices out there, choosing what's best in Vegas is more of a personal preference. Maybe the room's basic, but the location is fab. Or, maybe what makes your fave hotel the best is that the room is a comp. Today, Conde Nast Traveler released its annual Reader's Choice Awards for the top 15 hotels in Las Vegas and while some are expected, there's a few surprises in there, too.
CNT readers voted Wynn and Encore as the number one hotel in Vegas. (Yes, we know, it's really two, but there it is.) Their second choice? Four Seasons. The rest stack up as so:
The Four Seasons has posted details on its renovation online as well as images of what's to come. Gone is the gold overload and, in its place, are rooms that are right in line with the hotel motif du jour -- a
muted "modern, contemporary style." (See above and below.)
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Yesterday, we filled you in on what we knew about upcoming renovations to the Four Seasons (very little) and asked what you had heard. It didn't take long before VegasChatter fan Andrew answered the call. Andrew has a stay booked there and relayed what he had been told:
...renovations will begin in October and are slated to finish by CES (January 2013). All the public areas including rooms, suites, and the lobby are due for a redo according to the front desk.
There's been Internet buzz about it for months. Change is coming
finally to the Four Seasons.
A renovation is much talked about by guests, with at least one reporting that they were told back in September of 2011 to expect a remodel by January of this year. (News flash: that didn't happen.) It's also openly talked about by hotel representatives themselves on travel sites like TripAdvisor. This response to a reviewer was posted just a few days ago:
A few years ago, we were flummoxed to see that of all the hotels in Las Vegas, The Staybridge Suites, a
budget upscale extended-stay chain spot without a casino, was the #1 hotel in town... according to TripAdvisor.
Fast forward a few years and TripAdvisor's rankings now make a little more sense putting Mandarin Oriental as the #1 hotel, based on guest reviews. We stayed there when it opened and it was fantastic. We keep praying our budgets will allow us to stay there again.
Just after we learned that the Grinch visited Las Vegas in the form of a resort fee hike over at Tropicana comes word from Twitter's @mlsdc that two luxury properties on The Strip are now enforcing their own resort fees -- Mandarin Oriental and Four Seasons.
The Four Seasons' resort fee of $20 (plus tax), which went into effect in mid-October and includes in-room Internet for multiple devices, WiFi throughout the property, access to the fitness and wet areas (pools and saunas, we gather), in-room coffee and tea, daily newspaper, unlimited in-room local and toll-free calls and shoeshine service.
Websites that sell Vegas vacations are a dime a dozen but one that has gotten our attention is Overstock.com, the online shopping mall where you can buy
leftovers everything from garden tools to engagement rings and kiddie toys.
BudgetTravel reports that the website has been selling vacation packages at "30 to 40 percent off." It actually looks and works much like another flash travel sale site, Jetsetter.com with select hotels in different cities on sale for a limited time. Fortunately, Overstock isn't selling leftover hotel rooms at the Holiday Inn or Excalibur.
BT's Sean O'Neill noticed The Four Seasons going for $446 for a two-day stay for two adults and two children. When he searched on Orbitz, that same stay available for $768. Total steal.
Sadly when we headed over there today, the package was already sold-out. But since Overstock Vacations is still in beta, we bet more and more Vegas vacations will come up. Just remember, to get these deals you have to sign up for them, which you can do here.
BTW: Here's our full review of The Four Seasons at Mandalay Bay including a video room tour.