The Palazzo Las Vegas

By Art Terrero

We recently checked out the pools at the Palazzo Resort and Casino Las Vegas. Our advice, following the VIP-studded event? If  you’re seeking a chic scene with a high level of service, bring it on!

That’s because among the four acres of 10 pools, five fountains and four Jacuzzi spas, not to mention lush landscaping, there are 41 cabanas, each with a 32-inch flat panel television, safe, air conditioning and a fully stocked refrigerator.

During our stay, we devised the ideal itinerary for the traveler who wants to enjoy all things Palazzo. Book one of the hotel’s top accommodations, whose categories are The Chairman, Presidential, and Penthouse Suites. Another good option for jetsetters is a stay in The Palazzo Fortuna Suite, which is 980 square feet in size and boasts an impressive double-door entrance with an Italian marble foyer, a separate walk-in closet and a separate living room. While we found these top quarters to be highly impressive during our tour, we found that we truly loved our Concierge Luxury Suite, which measured a  full 720-square-feet. We felt its 130-square-food bathroom exuded true luxury, especially with its Roman tub with separate glass-enclosed shower and 17-inch LCD television. The sunken living room had a full-sized sofa sleeper and a dining table with seating for three, while a work area made it easy to set up shop while we were there, thanks to a personal fax/printer/copier, WiFi and dual-line phone.

What else is inviting about staying in one of the “Concierge” category of rooms? You have access to the 23rd-floor lounge, which provides private check in and meal presentations throughout the day. There’s also a business center and an impressive film library, which clients can view on the DVD players in their rooms.

After you have settled into their suites,  head right for the Canyon Ranch SpaClub. Spa Director Blake Feeney (; 702-414-4383) suggests reserving reserve treatments by emailing During our stay, we enjoyed a most invigorating facial administered by Amy Meier, who was happy to explain every detail of what she was doing along the way. Note clients using the spa must be 18 and over.

We say no spa treatment is complete without a trip to the new pool area’s cabanas to contemplate the luxury experiences you’ve just enjoyed. Two new restaurants have also just opened in this fabulous setting: Canyon Ranch SpaClub’s new Canyon Ranch Grille and Wolfgang Puck’s Solaro.

Dining is an extravaganza throughout The Palazzo and Concierge Tyra Bell-Holland (; 702-414-2114 can get your client insider access to a top table at one of the many fine restaurants. We dined at Carnevino, Mario Batali’s first American steakhouse; Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro, which serves up more than 50 varieties of cheese and over 60 boutique wines-by-the-glass; Dos Caminos, an outpost of the successful, high-end Mexican restaurant; Emeril Lagasse’s Table 10, named after the most covetable table at his flagship Emeril’s in New Orleans and CUT, billed as a contemporary steakhouse, whose high-end bar is ideal for people watching.

We were thrilled with The Palazzo’s production of Jersey Boys ( When reserving tickets for your client, be sure to request VIP seating, where guests can enjoy cocktails. Special arrangements for meeting the energetic cast can also be secured upon request.

An interesting element of our stay at The Palazzo is that the gaming element was carefully balanced with all of the luxurious dining and shopping options that were available. In fact, when we arrived at the resort late one evening, we felt we had landed at a very elegant European hotel where there happened to be a casino.

Bell-Holland can also arrange for your client to be transported to and from McCarran International Airport via a Bentley or limousine. Note: Those arriving via private jet can contact Joanna Basile (; she is the concierge at Atlantic Aviation (

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