Las Vegas is a mecca for hospitality, and some of the world-famous hotels draw big-name chefs and Las Vegas certainly has its fair share of them. But it also draws lesser-known talented chefs looking for their big break and to learn from the masters. It’s safe to say that there’s no shortage of excellent dining options within a range of budgets. Here’s our Stuba Six – our pick of what we consider to be some of the best hotels to stay at to get your foodie fix!
4* MGM Grand Resort & Casino
One of the largest and best-known hotels in Vegas offers extensive entertainment and gambling options. Located at the southern end of The Strip, with a monorail stop attached to it making it easily accessible. There’s a huge pool complex, with four pools, waterfalls, and multiple cabana options.
This hotel hosts numerous restaurants including well-known names, but the standout has to be Vegas’ only 3 Michelin star and award-winning restaurant, Joel Robuchon set in an intimate Art Deco room which will offer a true taste sensation. He also has a second restaurant in the hotel, L’Atelier, where every meal is prepared in front of you and provides an interactive culinary experience.
5* ARIA Resort & Casino
If you’re looking for a hotel that oozes style with no Vegas kitsch in sight, then this is it. With art adorning the walls in the interior including works from Henry Moore and Maya Lin, it offers a sense of refinement from the world outside. Everything here is done on a grand scale. By day there are three pools to relax by, as well as a spa, fitness centre and a huge casino. Later, the Jewel nightclub offers world-class DJs and performers to dance the night away to.
The Aria Resort has some great dining options including casual cafés, pizza, and burger options. For more formal dining, there are some big-hitting options including Bardot Brasserie from Michael Mina, Julian Serrano Tapas and Jean Georges Steakhouse offering some of the finest beef in the world.
5* The Palazzo at The Venetian
Italian elegance is in abundance at the Palazzo. It has a palatial feel that is not so ‘touristy’ as its sister hotel, The Venetian, which is connected by a shopping plaza. Combined with its sister hotel, there are 11 pools to relax in with private poolside cabanas.
For foodies to delight in there are more than 30 restaurants including Wolfgang Pucks’ Cut, Wakuda from Michelin Star chef -Tetsuya Wakuda, Mott 32 Asian fine dining and Sushisamba, offering some great higher-end choices along with pizzas, burgers and more for those looking for more affordable options.
5* Nobu hotel
Nobu hotel offers a little piece of boutique hotel intimacy in the middle of Las Vegas with 200 rooms – even though it is set within Caesars Palace hotel. It has the best of both worlds with access to Caesars Palace amenities and facilities, but rooms have the serene feel you would expect and feel a world away. There are 7 pools to choose from in Caesars Palace Garden of the Gods pool oasis with access to cabanas and daybeds.
Guests get priority reservations at Nobu restaurant, and in addition, you get all the benefits of the wide range of eateries at Caesars Palace including the likes of Guy Savoy, Gordon Ramsay and more which will keep any foodie entertained throughout their stay.
This luxury Vegas hotel needs little introduction. Home to the Fountains of Bellagio, the 1200 dancing water fountains that show every half an hour or so, it also has an indoor
Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, as well as a Gallery of Fine Art. Rooms are quite large for Vegas with contemporary décor. There’s so much going on, you could spend all your time in the hotel – Cirque du Soleil have based their “O’” show within the hotel and there are 5 pools set in Italian courtyards Spa and salon.
There’s a stellar line up of restaurants from quick bites right through to some exceptional restaurants including, Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s PRIME Steakhouse, Michael Mina seafood restaurant, Spago by Wolfgang Puck, a revolutionary restaurant featuring his signature Californian fare, and the Mayfair Supper Club.
5* The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
One of Vegas’ relative new kids on the block, set midway along the Strip this contemporary hotel features digital art installations and cutting-edge interior design. Rooms feel spacious, with iPad-controlled lighting and black marble bathrooms. There are three pool areas, with cabanas to rent, with dedicated servers with the Boulevard pool offering upbeat music and a lively social scene.
The hotel features 20 dining options which will appeal to all ages ranging from cafes to acclaimed chef names and culinary flavours from around the world. José Andrés has a private dining restaurant here, seating just 9 as well as China Poblano which combines Mexican and Chinese flavours.