All roads lead to a luxury lifestyle at Caesars Palace
Caesars Palace founder Jay Sarno wanted every guest to feel as if they were receiving the royal treatment. The property, which celebrates its 50th anniversary next year, evolved with the times but never changed its commitment to making guests feel like aristocrats. From dining to dancing and shopping to sybaritic spa treatments, Caesars Palace offers an array of high-end options for Las Vegas visitors. The first choice to make is where to stay, of course, and at Caesars Palace, the villas are the height of affluence.
The latest offering from Caesars' Anthology Suites & Villas program is the Cleopatra Villa in the Forum Tower. The 5,000-square-foot, three-bedroom suite, where visiting heads of state and at least one U.S. president have rested for the night, is among the most luxurious of Caesars Palace’s 4,000 rooms.
Once only available to casino guests and VIPs, the villa is accessible only by guarded private elevator. A dining room, grand piano, indoor fountain and fireplace await guests, as well as the results of a million-dollar furnishings makeover that enhanced the suite’s elegance. The Cleopatra Villa boasts marble baths and a private 3,000-square-foot top-floor patio with a supersized spa and an incomparable Strip view.
A luxury stay at Caesars Palace must include at least one reservation at Restaurant Guy Savoy. Guests can relax before dinner in the Cognac Lounge, where the wine list is a thick tome of precious vintages and five-figure labels, before choosing between the main menu and the “Forbes 5 Star Celebration Menu” that features langoustine tartare with golden osetra caviar, line-caught sea bass, seared Japanese wagyu and Savoy’s signature artichoke and black truffle soup. Executive chef Mathieu Chartron added two favorites from Paris to the main menu for the new season—lobster with stuffed rigatoni and whole roasted Dover sole—but for a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience try the tasting menu at the chef’s table inside the Krug Room, where diners can witness masters at work in Savoy’s immaculate kitchen.
On location at Guy Savoy. On her: Emilio Pucci dress $4,150, Neiman Marcus, Berger & Son antique ring with diamonds and blue sapphire $11,500, both at Fashion Show, Tiffany & Co. cocktail two-hand 18K white gold watch $14,000, Via Bellagio, Spinelli Kilcollin ring $4,400, Barneys New York at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian & The Palazzo, Stuart Weitzman Streamer shoes $435, The Forum Shops at Caesars. On him: Paul Smith suit $2,455, The Shops at Crystals, Tom Ford shirt $570, Neiman Marcus, Fashion Show.
“State of the art” falls short as a description for nightlife destination Omnia. The superclub sports futuristic golden opulence in its main room, with second-level booths designed to have optimal views of the dance floor and DJ booth, and mirrored tiles on the walls that integrate into a video screen. Omnia dominates Strip nightlife on Tuesdays, hosts a party on its outdoor terrace patio Thursdays and drops a dramatic seven-ring chandelier over the dance floor whenever residents such as Calvin Harris or Afrojack play the main room. Bottle service is complemented by acrobats floating from the ceiling and a drumline that parades through the club, but the maximum-luxury Omnia offering is the $35,000 “Imprint” menu selection: three magnums of Belvedere, one magnum of Patron Platinum, 10 magnums of Veuve Cliquot Rosé and one Veuve Cliquot Brut 15-liter macro-bottle.
On location at Omnia Nightclub. On her: Donna Karan dress $1,995, Neiman Marcus at Fashion Show, Stuart Weitzman Stripmall sandals $598, The Forum Shops at Caesars, Omega constellation rings $3,800 each, Tiffany & Co. Tiffany T gold with ceramic ring $1,500, Via Bellagio. On him: Valentino suit $3,980, The Forum Shops at Caesars, Lanvin shirt $555, Barneys New York at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian & The Palazzo, Omega De Ville 9300 watch $8,300, Via Bellagio.
On location at Qua Baths & Spa (right). On her: Left hand: Berger & Son antique ring with diamonds and blue sapphire $11,500, Fashion Show, Spinelli Kilcollin ring $4,400, Barneys New York; on left arm, Tiffany Metro five-row 18K white gold with diamonds bracelet $17,000, The Forum Shops; on right hand: Omega aqua swing ring with diamonds $5,350, aqua swing ring $1,200, Via Bellagio; on right arm: Tiffany & Co. Tiffany T sterling silver bracelet $950, white gold with diamond bracelet $3,000, white gold bracelet $1,500, The Forum Shops, Omega constellation bangle $7,100, Via Bellagio
On location at The Forum Shops at Caesars. On her: Valentino L’Amour dress $6,990, Valentino Garavani L’Amour sandals $1,075, The Forum Shops at Caesars
An evening rich with Caesars Palace experiences is best followed up with shopping and spa visits. The Forum Shops at Caesars were first built in 1992 and demonstrated that people could be enticed to come to Las Vegas for fashion, jewelry, watches, handbags and other high-end merchandise. The Forum Shops lineup includes more than 160 tenants, including eateries such as Spago and Border Grill. Some of the more than 50 retailers such as Blancpain, Breitling, Emporio Armani, Giuseppe Zanotti and James Perse can only be found in Las Vegas at The Forum Shops, while others offer collections only available at The Forum Shops. Soon to be open: top-class men’s outfitters Canali.
Running waters create a soothing break from the outside world as you enter Qua Baths & Spa, which includes a three-pool lounge, cedar wood sauna, herbal steam room and arctic ice chamber with falling snow. A plethora of treatments and massages are available, from traditional to progressive and signature selections, but spa aficionados who have seen it all might want to try the Nagomi Ritual. Tea and a footbath/exfoliation precede an aromatherapy massage and facial, leaving guests feeling like kings and queens as they consider their next royal activity. Renting out a pool? Hitting the high-limit gaming area? Caesars Palace fulfills whatever your luxury lifestyle desires.
On location at the Cleopatra Villa. On her: Valentino Cosmo embroidered gown $22,500, Stuart Weitzman Stripmall sandals $598, The Forum Shops at Caesars, Berger & Son Ninacci earrings $5,523, Fashion Show. On him: Paul Smith jacket $2,040, The Shops at Crystals, Alexander McQueen shirt $595, Giorgio Armani trousers $2,895, Tom Ford shoes $1,590, Neiman Marcus at Fashion Show
By Matt Kelemen | Creative Direction by Erik Stein
Photography by Christopher DeVargas
Styling by Giovanna Gaba, Hair and Makeup by Zee Clemente, Makeup Assistant Spencer Lopez
Model: Lacey Jones | Model: Brandon K./TNG Models