Suspended Sharks and Private Pools: Six of Las Vegas’ Splashiest Suites

Sure, Las Vegas is known for gambling. But if you’re not all that fussed about watching rolling dice or pulling continuously on slot machines, there are plenty of other reasons to visit Sin City too — namely, its hotels.

Las Vegas hotels are experiences in themselves, some with elaborate art installations in their lobbies, pools with DJ’ed parties, and daily light shows. The suites in these hotels take it to the next level. It’s not uncommon to find crystal chandeliers, private pools. and dedicated butlers or concierges ready to attend to your every whim.

Ahead, we round up some of the splashiest. From a suite with a sprawling terrace overlooking the Strip, to another that entitles to you to the best seats in many of Vegas’ best restaurants, these Las Vegas suites will allow you to experience the opulence Sin City is known for.

The Empathy Suite at Palms

The Empathy Suite at the Palms Casino Resort in Vegas was previously known as the Hugh Hefner Suite until it was redesigned by renowned artist Damien Hirst in 2017. Located on the 34th floor, the suite has two king beds, a private pool and terrace, and floor-to-ceiling windows that take in the glittering lights of the Las Vegas Strip. The suite also features sharks suspended in formaldehyde, massage rooms, and a gym.

Empathy Suite at Palms
Image: Empathy Suite at Palms

Presidential Suite at Bellagio

Your stay in the Presidential Suite at Bellagio Las Vegas entitles you to all reservation handling for MGM Resorts restaurants, clubs, and shows. However, with the suite’s 24-hour butler service, whirlpool tubs, and an indoor garden and fountain, you might not even want to leave. To access the suite, you’ll cross a walkway suspended above a reflecting pool.

Presidential Suite at Bellagio
Image: Presidential Suite at Bellagio

Penthouse Suite at the Venetian Resort

Walking into the Penthouse Suite at the Venetian Resort, you’ll be greeted with an Italian marble foyer before walking into a formal living room, complete with a piano. The two-bedroom suite has two bathrooms with marble floors, four flat-screen TVs, and remote-controlled Roman shades and curtains so you can nap at any time of day in complete darkness.

Penthouse Suite Venetian
Image: Penthouse Suite at the Venetian Resort

Villa at The Mansion at MGM Grand Las Vegas

With architecture inspired by 18th-century villas in the Florence countryside, The Mansion is a more exclusive section of MGM Grand Las Vegas. Its 29 individually designed villas range from one-bedroom to four and feature private pools, massage tables, and billiards rooms. Book one of its 8 villas with garden access or one of its 21 atrium villas with balconies or verandas.

Villa The Mansion MGM
Image: The Mansion at MGM Grand Las Vegas

Four-Bedroom Presidential Suite at Mandalay Bay

The Four-Bedroom Presidential Suite at Mandalay Bay sleeps up to eight people and comes equipped with a pool table, several wet bars, and an exercise room with a treadmill and weights. Have dinner with friends, family or guests you’re entertaining at the suite’s six-person dining table before retiring to the media room to watch a movie.

Mandalay Bay suites
Image: Presidential Suite at Mandalay Bay

Nobu Villa at Caesars Palace

Nobu Villa at Caesars Palace is a Japanese-inspired, three-bedroom villa with a sprawling patio overlooking the Strip. On the patio, you’ll find a barbecue pit, full bar, fire and water fixture and a Zen garden with an Italian-made whirlpool where you can soak as you watch a stunning desert sunset. Step back inside the villa and play a game of pool or dine at the dining table.

Nobu Villa at Caesars Palace
Image: Nobu Villa at Caesars Palace

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