Every time you cruise down the legendary Vegas Strip, your eyes are drawn in hundreds of different directions. Sprawling casino-resorts are constantly battling to outdo each other for your attention, and the end result is bright lights, loud music, and neverending production. Even if you love Las Vegas, too much of that stimulation could have you ready to skip the fun and games in favor of your room. Thankfully you’ve got the Vdara, one of the few non-gaming hotels on the Strip.
Part of MGM Resort’s monumental CityCenter, Vdara doesn’t get all the attention of its big sister Aria next door, or the Bellagio, the grande dame connected on the other side. But that might just be a big part of Vdara’s appeal. You enjoy all the glamour, excitement, and easy access of the Las Vegas Strip, and then once you tire of the hustle and bustle, you return to your room, happy to shut the door (if only for the night).
As a seasoned traveler, you appreciate the understated values of Vdara’s smoke-free, eco-friendly suites, with smart international design, modern technology, a flatscreen television, a plush mattress, kitchenette, and oversized soaking tub, all with some of the best panoramic views on the Strip. More deluxe accomodations actually offer full kitchens and living areas, and bathrooms so beautiful, you won’t want to leave.
On the pool deck, it’s all about sophisticated intimacy, creating a great place to unwind, soak, or catch some rays. Before you reach that haven, however, you have to walk through the lobby. There you are immediately drawn to what’s perhaps the most dramatic aspect of Vdara: the Vice Versa Patio & Lounge. Instantly you are transported to a relaxing oasis, as this indoor-outdoor space has everything from water features and fire pits, to small plates and creative cocktails, which explore both healthy and decadent dining options (hence the name). Will you order fried mac and cheese bites or a caprese flatbread? Does the supercharged V Espresso Martini (vodka and freshly brewed espresso) call to you, or is it the mixture of bourbon, brown sugar syrup, and sherry known as the Fashionably Late? To get the full experience, the yin-yang balance, you might just have to explore both sides of this charming lounge.
While there are other fantastic spas on the Strip, Vdara features the only ESPA spa facility in the west. This much-praised international program of holistic, natural, and personalized pampering is something that the connoisseur in you will truly appreciate. It also boasts a full salon, serious fitness center, and smoothie bar, so you can indulge in whatever practice will get you ready for a night on the town. This is the perfect escape from the Strip, and it could be the ideal complement to any stay.