Vegas visitors in the know have discovered Vdara Hotel & Spa, a non-gaming, non-smoking oasis in the middle of The Strip. While only a short walk from iconic resorts Bellagio, ARIA and Monte Carlo, Vdara offers a secluded sanctuary for those who want a retreat from the energy of Sin City. Within the walls of this luxurious getaway are incredible hidden gems that will turn a Vegas vacation into a one-of-a-kind experience.
Here are the top nine:

  1. Home Away From Home: Each suite is designed with living rooms and modern bathrooms complete with large soaking tubs. Guests can shop for groceries at Market Café Vdara downstairs then prepare a gourmet meal in their suites where a fully appointed kitchen makes it easy.
  2. Spa-pportunity: Vdara is the only place on the West Coast (and one of only three spots in the U.S.) to experience an ESPA-branded spa. Each guest is treated to a truly individual experience. An ESPA therapist will perform a sensory test with two of ESPA’s specialty oils on the guest’s forearm. The oil that resonates best with the guest determines whether the body desires to revitalize or wind down.
  3. VIP Check-In: For $50, guests receive the ultimate in personalized service. It starts with a pre-arrival phone call from concierge to accommodate any special requests then, on the day of arrival, an attendant waits curbside to breeze each guest through the check-in process and guide them to their suite quickly. Nightly turndown service and check-in as early as 11 a.m. makes this offer even more enticing. For over the top luxury, guests can opt to add a limo ride to and from the airport and arrive to find a special welcome amenity for an additional $50.
  4. The Royal Treatment: By booking a Hospitality Suite, guests receive complimentary limo rides to and from the airport, four day passes to ESPA and a welcome amenity, among other perks.
  5. Paws Vegas: Vdara is dog friendly and even welcomes man’s best friend with a freshly baked dog treat from a local bakery. The resort has its own 24-hour dog park right outside of the hotel and provides dog-sitting services so furry friends are never left alone.
  6. Babymoon Bliss: Within Vdara’s non-smoking serenity, expectant mothers can enjoy the Vegas good life with prenatal massages at ESPA, mocktails at Bar Vdara and a variety of celebrity chef restaurants next door at ARIA and Bellagio. 
  7. Free Art Tour: From the moment guests arrive at Vdara, they are met by stunning pieces from world-famous artists. For example, guests at Bar Vdara can gaze at Nancy Rubins’ Big Edge, a gravity-defying installation crafted from canoes and other water vessels.
  8. Backyard Shopping Mecca: Fashionistas can hop on a free tram at Vdara to visit The Shops at Crystals – one of the largest shopping districts in the world to house only luxury brands.