One of the things I hate about Las Vegas is the crowds. If you visit on a holiday weekend or any summer weekend, a stay at any of the large resort properties can be a series of lines. Lines to check-in, lines to eat, lines to even get on an elevator. Most luxury hotels on the Strip offer some kind of exclusive section that allows premium guests to bypass the wait.
I visited the luxurious Wynn Las Vegas and stayed in one of their Tower Suites. The Tower Suites is the hotel’s separate, exclusive area, complete with a private entrance, private check-in area and even its own pools. Tower Suite guests get priority access to shows, the buffet and other on-property restaurants, along with free breakfast each morning in the Wynn’s Tableau cafe.
My Wynn Executive Suite
Larger than the Tower King or Tower Double Suites, the Wynn Executive Suite gets you a large, 1,000 square-foot open plan space with a sitting and dining area, in addition to the large bed. There’s a large foyer with a 10-foot high imposing front door, and separate his and hers bathrooms. One bathroom has the Jacuzzi tub, the other a large marble shower and both have lavatories and televisions.
I had a fabulous, delicious dinner at the hotel’s Italian seafood restaurant Costa di Mare. I was impressed by the stylish decor and was fortunate enough to dine in the restaurant’s private dining room. Service was on-point and the delicious food was complimented by a terrific wine selection and a knowledgeable sommelier. The dinner was followed by a cordial cart service by one of the hotel’s expert mixologists. The restaurant has a beautiful dining room or you can dine outside in a private cabana, aside a lagoon.
The next night I went off-property for a great dinner at Hakkasan. The restaurant (inside the MGM Grand), which is associated with the city’s best nightclub of the same name, offers a modern Chinese food experience. I enjoyed a great tasting menu of the restaurant’s signature dishes and a few of their signature cocktails.
Cadillac V-Performance Academy
I was in Vegas to experience the Cadillac V-Performance Academy, held at Spring Mountain Motor Resort track about an hour outside the city. The driving school is offered free to owners of the luxury car maker’s track-ready V-Series cars like the CTS-V and ATS-V. I had a chance to drive the incredible 2017 Cadillac ATS-V at over 100 mph on the track with great training from the school’s instructors. I’ll be writing more about my experience on future blog posts here.
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