I am planning a big party in Vegas for a special occasion, for about 7-8 people (mixed group, late 20s/early 30s). Would love to have a hotel suite that is special/unique and can fit all of us. While I'm not at the "money is no object" level, the budget can stretch pretty high given the right offering.
My first thought was the Real World Suite at the Palms, which supposedly can be booked by the public for about $10K/night (Friday/Saturday). I'm thinking that should fit about 8 people (especially if we include couches), and it will certainly be a unique experience.
Anyone ever stayed at the Real World suite, been inside, or knew someone who has? I've searched high and low for "real world" (pardon the pun) reviews of the actual suite, but to no avail. Would appreciate any pointers, as well as other recommendations.
I've seen other reviews of the other "fantasy" suites at Palms on FT, and they have not been good. Just trying to do some homework before dropping $20K on a hotel room!
As background: I'm a Vegas regular, but never stayed in any "famous" suites. Would normally just book 3-4 connecting rooms at the Venetian and called it a day, but tempted to get something more unique. Used to get comped at Caesars and Venetian, but my play has fallen to the point where I only get midweek offers, so I'm certainly not getting access to any whale suites.
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It is the same as it was on TV. Very spacious - we had 100+ people in the room at once for our party. I also had some fun in the jacuzzi. It's a great suite and a unique experience. I definitely recommend it!
The Palms Place Penthouse suites may work for your party as well -- large, private pool and terrace and views of the Strip.
For that kind of money, why not consider some of the larger suites at Caesars, like the Forum Tower Emperor's Suite -- at least your room and incidentals will give you reward and tier credits with Harrahs
Alternately, for that kind of money, you could get fantastic suites, with service to match, at Wynn, Encore, Bellagio, Mansion and SkyLofts at MGM Grand, and the Four Seasons.
Regardless, hope your party is a success and please do report back where you ultimately partied.
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This could be an excellent choice as it likely has enough sleeping space while still being awesome. A lot of what's been mentioned as alternatives would not work for you due to having only 1 bed. Other great accomodations that might fit all of you, like Encore's 3-br duplex apartment, are difficult to rent due to the focus on high rollers. I'm sure you guys would have a great time at the Palms.
I realize that for $10K, one could get multiple SkyLofts, or exclusive suites at the Mansion, with much better service. But...
- A lot of these suites may have lots of square footage, but it seems to me they mostly have only 1 or 2 king beds. Not useful for a large group. Real World seems somewhat unique in having a lot of what appear to be smaller (but more plentiful) beds. A good combination for a group that is mostly singles.
- We're a relatively young group, and I'm hoping for a pretty rowdy vibe. Butlers would not be useful. I think I would better enjoy the pampering of SkyLofts, Mansion, Four Seasons, etc. for my 40th or 50th birthday...
- There's nothing quite like the communal shower stalls. It'll be like running my own youth hostel.
- There's also nothing like saying you have the Real World Suite to convince the eye candy at Moon to come up for an afterparty...
Mrp: Can you tell me a bit about your party? I see you are local, which probably explains the 100 guests. Did you also have catering, DJ, etc.? How large is that jacuzzi? Feel free to PM if you prefer. (My group will of course be smaller since we are traveling from out of town. Then again, if my friends and I have great success, perhaps we will wind up with 100 newly found friends!)
I must say that I DO like the idea of a private pool, so I will also investigate Palms Place penthouses. How far removed is Palms Place, though? I haven't set foot in Palms in years...
Seen the Real World Suite. Like all the other Fantasy suites at the Palms, they're extremely overpriced and overrated. I get what you're saying about sleeping situations and not wanting intrusive butlers, but having a few parties under my belt, I can tell you that bedrooms on each side acting as a sound barrier and "Do Not Disturb" lights go a long way.
Originally Posted by pbraincafe
There's also nothing like saying you have the Real World Suite to convince the eye candy at Moon to come up for an afterparty...
"I have a Bellagio villa" works better . $7000 for a three bedroom. If you need more beds, there are five "Entourage" suites on the same floor. Nobody will hear a peep in those villas.
* still think you should see what palazzo/venetian has in terms of pools/paiza. cause theres also tao (skyboxes) and that new club at palazzo. paiza seems bookable in macau now, and sounds amazing. not sure if theyre booking in vegas. but with wynn opening up apartments at encore... negotiate!
i guess if the dens dont have sofabeds, it doesnt really sleep more people than some of the 4BRs, like at mansion and hilton.
- the one thing about mansion is the private (shared) pool. (in addition to room pool) not good for women, unless there happen to be single whales or celebs or something, but very nice.
- planet hollywood timeshare tower supposedly has 28 penthouses with shared rooftop pool. no idea if theyre putting those in hotel inventory or allowing short term rentals, and cant for the life of me find anyone to talk to about it. could try though. anyone have ideas/contacts?
btw how do we audition to be QuietLion's friend? maybe pay for non casino trips?
baccarat_king, not top suite at palazzo?
Originally Posted by Luxetravels
Stayed at the Heff Suite at the Palms - IMHO prob worth $5-10K max, not anywhere near the $40K they claim - and that is only based on the amount of rooms, not sure why I want a hot jacuzzi outside in vegas.
The bar is nice and the TV room is pretty funky but thats it really.