Las Vegas, Nevada
Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas
Sky High Stunner
What it is
A 389-room retreat from The Strip, with a Pierre Gagnaire restaurant and 23rd floor SkyBar and Tea Lounge.
What it isn't
A party-opolis. Why gamble the night away when you can hole up in the 27,000-square foot spa?
What we think
We’ll say it: Vegas does not have a reputation for ultra-luxury hotels. That changed when Waldorf Astoria opened, and not a moment too soon. Here, massive (500-square-foot) guest rooms are tailor-made for sophisticates, with plush velvet upholstery, frosted glass separating the bathroom and floor to ceiling windows that overlook the lights of Vegas. (Ask for a room on the 22nd floor for the best possible view). We’d bet, though, that you won’t spend too much time there—not when hotel restaurants include the 23rd floor Twist by Pierre Gagnaire (a chef who won Michelin stars for his Paris outpost, and will undoubtedly garner them here—his only restaurant in the U.S.). Take it from us: don’t miss the saffron risotto with roasted peach and cashews.
You're here because
There are three pools on the 8th floor pool deck, each flanked by see-and-be-seen cabanas stocked with anything you could ask for, from sunscreen to curated minibars.
You hate to admit this, but you’ve had enough of Sin City—at least for the day. So you head to the restorative spa, where a hammam, ice fountain, steam rooms and vitality pool await. You book yourself the aptly named High Rollers Relief—a 90 minute exfoliation and volcanic hot stone massage—then call yourself lucky, indeed.
The hotel is set in the heart of the action—directly on Las Vegas Boulevard, mere blocks from everything from the Bellagio to Excalibur to ARIA Resort & Casino.
Restaraunts & Bars
MOzen Bistro - American, Asian and Indian cuisine
Twist by Pierre Gagnaire - French Pool Cafe with American cuisine
Mandarin Bar - For cool cocktails and stunning views
Tea Lounge - Relax while enjoying beautiful views and the serene atmosphere