I’m planning to head to Vegas at some point this summer, perhaps for the July 4th weekend. I’ve been researching hotel room rates and came across quite a few I like on Travelocity.com.
I can snag a room at Paris Las Vegas for less than $111 a night. Or Vdara looks good for $141. If I want to conserve my cash, I can plant roots at Circus Circus for the week for $49.
And if I want to stay somewhere a bit nicer, Bellagio or Wynn will welcome me with open arms. I can get rooms there for $200 to $300 a night.
But before I booked, I wanted to find out how the big whales live it up. So I did a little digging and came across The Palms Sky Villa Suite. It’s a little out of my price range, coming in at $35,000 a night. Yes, that’s more expensive than my fully loaded Honda Accord.
What do you get for such a ridiculous amount of money? It turns out, a lot. This 9,000 square foot palace in the sky has everything. Forget about heading down to the hotel pool for wet cocktail parties. The $35,000-a-night suite has its own swimming pool that’s enclosed by glass and jets out over the strip.
There’s even a private massage room, so you can relax after, well, relaxing. The Sky Villa suite has its own in-suite private elevator that leads to a gorgeous master suite with sweeping views of Las Vegas.
It’s incredible, no doubt. But if you’ve got $35,000, you can do a lot more with it than blow it on just one night in a hotel. Here’s a look at how far $35k can go in Sin City:
- You can see The Beatles Love Cirque De Soleil show 205 times at the most expensive price point of $170.50 per ticket.
- You can travel to the Paris, France (forget the makeshift hotel on Las Vegas Boulevard) first class on United (about $6,500)…and stay in a Junior Suite at Hotel Napoleon for a week (about $3,500)…and eat like a king….and still have $20k left over.
- You can hit the high roller room at Bellagio and double your $35,000 to $70,000 playing Blackjack. Sure, there’s a chance you’ll lose it all. But if you stay at the Sky Villa Suite, it’ll be gone in the morning anyway.
It was fun figuring out how to live like a high roller in Sin City. Sadly, I’m anything but a whale. Needless to say, you’ll find me at Flamingo.