Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 | 4 p.m.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Palms, Mandarin Oriental, Paris Las Vegas and Caesars Palace are opening the doors to exclusive suites from 3 to 10 p.m. on Saturday for the third-annual fundraiser “Suite Holidays Tour & Tasting” to benefit the Las Vegas chapter of Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada.
For $100, attendees will have access to rarely seen luxury accommodations, and each casino resort will offer in-suite cocktails and bites from hors d’oeuvres to dessert. Complimentary shuttle service between participating resorts also will be available.
Junior Achievement educates youths about financial concepts to help them stay in school and prepare for the future workforce. Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada this year celebrates 18 years of serving the Las Vegas Valley.
“We are thrilled to once again partner with five outstanding resorts that will open their most exclusive suites to not only create a one-of-a-kind experience, but also raise funds to support our youth by empowering them to own their financial success,” said Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada President Alan Diskin in a news release. “We’re delighted to present it for the third year.”
At each suite, attendees can purchase tickets for drawings for a chance to win one of five VIP resort experiences, valued up to $3,500, courtesy of the participating resorts. There also is a mobile silent auction open to all “Suite Holidays” guests and those unable to attend.
Tickets may be purchased online at JALasVegas.org or by calling (702) 214-0500. The suites tour is open to the public for $100 per person on Saturday from 3 to 10 p.m. Tour packages for 10 are available at a discounted rate of $850.
Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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Palms Casino Resort has come a long way since its "Real World" debut in 2002. The boutique property features three distinct towers and a diverse mix of bars and restaurants across a 95,000-square-foot casino.
Palms, which features more than 1,200 rooms and fantasy suites, is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar transformation that will encompass an Ivory Tower room and suite redesign, new culinary additions, re-imagined gaming spaces and new, distinctive nightlife experiences.
In addition to newly designed rooms, during the first phase of the renovation, Palms will welcome Heraea, a high-energy American restaurant and lounge, and XISHI, a pan-Asian restaurant and lounge.
Fantasy Suites include the Hardwood Suite, the only hotel room in the world with its own basketball court.
Other amenities include the all-new Cantor Gaming® race and sports book, one of the few sports books in Las Vegas to include a poker room; SOCIAL; Scarlet; Chocolat Bistro; tonic bar; ghostbar; Pearl Concert Theater; Moon Nightclub; N9NE Steakhouse; Nove Italiano; Simon Restaurant & Lounge; Palms Pool & Bungalows; Kim Vō Salon; Drift Spa & Hammam; Brenden Theatres, a 14-theatre cineplex and more than 60,000 square-feet of meeting space.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas dares to be different. From the hotel’s red reservations desks to fine art found throughout the resort, The Cosmopolitan’s signature style is helping to pave its own path on the Las Vegas Strip.
Upon entering the resort, you’re greeted by pillars of video boards playing video art by Digital Kitchen and David Rockwell Studio exclusively produced for The Cosmopolitan. Just beyond that, you’ll find all your favorite casino games on the resort’s 100,000-square-foot casino floor.
The Cosmopolitan’s rooms standout as the resort’s most unique feature. About 2,220 of The Cosmopolitan’s 2,995 rooms have 6-foot deep terraces that span the length of the room, a first at a modern Strip hotel. Other in-room amenities include soaking tubs, kitchenettes and quirky accessories like artsy coffee table books.
The dining experience at The Cosmopolitan isn’t something you’ll find at other Strip resorts, either. All of The Cosmopolitan’s 13 restaurateurs are new to the Las Vegas market. You’ll find American steakhouse fare in a modern setting at STK, top-notch sushi at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill and the freshest fish flown in from the Mediterranean daily at Estiatorio Milos.
Whether the sun is up or down, Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub is the place to find the party at The Cosmopolitan. The venue is a dayclub/nightclub, complete with a pool and cabanas outside and three different rooms with three different vibes inside.
If nightclubs aren’t your thing, you can grab a drink at one of The Cosmopolitan’s five other bars, like The Chandelier, which is encased in 2 million dripping crystals.