Michael Shulman
Jun 2020

Las Vegas is rife with hideouts, but these enjoy an air of glamour, romance and mystery.  Whether it’s a posh boîteoff the casino floor of one of Vegas’ megaresorts or (in one case) the resort itself, each of these venues is a gorgeous paean to opulence.

Courtesy of MGM Grand

Aperitif Lounge at Joël RobuchonMGM Grand
With its scarlet walls, gold accents and supple furnishings of black leather and purple velvet, the Aperitif Lounge inside Joël Robuchon at the MGM Grand—like the restaurant in which it hides—was designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon to evoke a 1930s Parisian town house. Perfect for a bit of romantic canoodling over a couple of fingers of The Macallan’s 57-year-old single-malt scotch.

Courtesy of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Craft Cocktail Lounge at the Talon ClubThe Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Hidden deep within the Talon Club—the Rockwell Group-designed modern speakeasy-cum-high-limit gaming area at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas—is a close-kept secret of the cognoscenti, an elegant and intimate space filled with cozy seating vignettes, where skilled bartenders create couture cocktails based on each guest’s preferences. 

Courtesy of Palms Casino Resort

Mr. Coco, Palms Casino Resort
Upon passing the portal of this hidden gem of a lounge conceived by world-renowned mixologist Francesco Lafranconi, guests are greeted with an amuse-bouche libation to sip as an elevator delivers them to the intimate 47-seat venue, where—among world-class artwork including Marilyn Minter’s Pink Mist and an assemblage of nine photos by Albert Watson—they live their best jet-set lives.

Rosina Cocktail Lounge / Courtesy of The Venetian Resort Las Vegas

Rosina Cocktail Lounge, The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
Whether it’s the golden hue of the lights or the sumptuous art deco decor, everyone feels beautiful upon entering Rosina Cocktail Loungea feeling that doesn’t dissipate when sipping one of the mixological masterpieces curated by Sam Ross. And should the contents of your flute fizzle, simply press the Champagne Call Button and your server will pop by to top off the bubbly.

Courtesy of Wynn Las Vegas

Wynn Las Vegas
Whether you’re looking to treat yourself in the boutiques of Chanel, Fred Leighton or Hermès, sink a long putt on the newly redesigned 18-hole championship golf courseor savor the Peking duck salad at Wing Lei (the first Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant in the Americas), Wynn Las Vegas is the destination for an all-encompassing luxury experience. 

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