Are you a fashion aficionado? A club connoisseur? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re planning on rocking a brand-new tailor-made suit, testing your mettle with some high-stakes craps, or sipping martinis at the latest, greatest nightclubs on the planet, Vegas will meet your every need.
You’ve been working around the clock, so why not treat yourself to a weekend fit for 007? We have some prized insider tips for you. So scroll down for the lowdown on the ultimate Vegas mini-break.
Let’s begin with the basics. You’ll need to look sharp for the weekend ahead, so head on over to The Shops at Crystals, one of the swankiest fashion malls in the city. In the market for a tailor-made suit? Look no further than Stefano Ricci. Its products are all 100 percent made in Italy, and its bespoke tailoring is second-to-none – just ask celebrity clients Tom Cruise and Andrea Bocelli. Need a cutting-edge timepiece to complete that movie-star look? Duck next door to Hublot, where you’ll find all manner of handcrafted goodies: including an exclusive, limited-edition, Ferrari watch.
Now that you’ve found that killer outfit, perhaps it’s time to hone your skills at the gaming table. If you’re in the mood to play, ARIA Las Vegas is the perfect place to start. Whatever your preference – roulette, craps, poker, blackjack or baccarat – this state-of-the-art, 150,000-square-foot casino has you covered. And when you’re ready to take things up a notch, you can mosey on over to High Limit Lounge, a luxurious spot for a high-stakes game, and perhaps a well-earned vodka martini or two. Shaken not stirred, of course.
Ready to take a break from the action? Then book a Strip view suite at Mandarin Oriental, the epitome of tranquility and sophistication. This non-gaming hotel is a five-star haven in the midst of all that gaming craziness. So switch off your cellphone, step into your walk-in rain shower, and take 10 Zen minutes to unwind. After a swift change of outfit, drift up to Tea Lounge on the 23rd floor. The floor-to-ceiling city views are phenomenal, as is the classic English afternoon tea, complete with Jasmine Early Grey, smoked salmon sandwiches, freshly baked scones and bottomless mimosas.
The evening is clear and balmy. And those twinkling lights have got your adrenaline pumping. So seize the day (or should we say night?) and head to XS Nightclub at Encore: the venue CondéNast Traveler billed as the hottest nightclub in the world. Top dance acts like Diplo, David Guetta and The Chainsmokers have all rocked the DJ booth at this lavish poolside party. So grab a cabaña, order champagne and show the world your hidden rock star. When you’ve had your fill of fun, scoot next door to Intrigue, Wynn’s newest addition to the Vegas club scene. Maybe now’s the time to shift up a gear with an “Up All Night” craft cocktail (rum, chocolate liqueur, nitrogen-charged espresso). You’re upping your game, right? And the party’s just getting started.