All-Exclusive Hotel

You have Las Vegas-bound clients with deep pockets. They want a high-end, exclusive experience. They’ve stayed at all of the top resorts on the Strip, and now they want something different.

By: By Mimi Kmet

You have Las Vegas-bound clients with deep pockets. They want a high-end, exclusive experience. They’ve stayed at all of the top resorts on the Strip, and now they want something different.

If they’re ready to spend $5,000 to $20,000 per night, you can book them at the Mansion, an exclusive property adjacent to the MGM Grand Hotel. Built three years ago at a cost of $210 million, its guests stayed there by invitation only until last summer, when the Mansion started taking reservations from anyone able and willing to pay the price.

It’s so exclusive that few guests even know it’s there. It’s hidden behind the massive MGM Grand, and although it shares the same parcel of land as its big- sister property, it’s operated as a separate hotel. It has its own concierge, restaurant, reservations department and entries, including one via a private casino, where the dealers wear tuxedos.

The Mansion’s 29 two- and three-bedroom villas are housed in a structure whose architectural and interior design is 180 degrees from that of the MGM Grand. It’s style is classic European, with such elements as hand-forged iron gates, colonnades, Austrian crystal doors, stained-glass windows, a reflecting pool and formal gardens. Its art collection tops 800 original pieces, including works by such artists as David Hockney, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso.

Upon entering the Mansion, you suddenly leave the din of Las Vegas behind. It’s quiet, peaceful and climate-controlled. The villas surround a garden enclosed by an 85-foot-high atrium.

Despite the similar overall design of the villas, which range in size from 2,400 square feet to 12,000 square feet, each unit features different details from artwork and antiques to color schemes and furnishings. All have living rooms and dining rooms, and several feature media rooms, indoor pools, balconies, pianos, bars and libraries.

Additional amenities include private butler service, limousine transfers to and from McCarran or Executive Airport and a private tour of the Mansion. In addition, fresh fruit, bottled water, freshly baked pastries, flowers, newspapers and magazines are delivered daily.

Upon request, and for an additional fee, guests also receive personal shopping services at local retail stores. With enough lead-time, they can obtain preferred seating at shows throughout Las Vegas. Private dinner parties are available, prepared by a local gourmet chef, such as Philippe Rispoli, the Mansion’s executive chef, or Michael Mina of Nobhill. And for $500 per person, villa guests can reserve a tee time at Shadow Creek private golf course, based on availability.

The Mansion’s private spa has no menu of services, because every request for any type of treatment is honored,according to spokeswoman Jenn Michaels.

Treatments also can be given in the guest’s villa.

Call 702-891-5888.

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