If you're planning a trip to Las Vegas but want to try something a little different from the norm, you might want to consider the NoMad Las Vegas. Located in the Park MGM resort, this hotel within a hotel is quiet, upscale, and more in line with what you'd expect from a hotel in Paris than Vegas. It's not cheap, but if you're happy to blow the budget, here are 10 very good reasons to stay at the NoMad Las Vegas.
1. It's an intimate alternative to the resorts
If you're looking for something a little different from what you'd usually expect from Las Vegas, the NoMad is ideal. As Oyster says, the hotel offers an upscale, intimate alternative to some of the bigger, glitzier hotels in the area. The difference is immediately noticeable in the decor, which is a vision of elegant sophistication with its dark, rich color palettes, bespoke furnishings, and atmospheric lighting. The overall vibe is early 20th century - expect lots of dark wood, velvet seats, marble floors, and heavy drapes. If you prefer chic, old-school glamor over glitzy gaudiness, you're going to love it.
2. It's right in the heart of the action
Walking into the lobby at the NoMad Las Vegas might make you feel like you've been transported to Paris, but the hotel is actually right in the heart of the action. Located inside the same building as the Park MGM Las Vegas on the strip, it puts guests within easy reach of all the best attractions and venues in town. The Luxor Hotel and Bellagio Las Vegas are both an easy 20-minute walk away, while the New York-New-York Hotel and Casino is just on the other side of the street. In even more good news, the McCarran International Airport is just 15 minutes from the hotel, so you could be sipping a cocktail within just an hour of touching down.
3. The rooms are amazing
If you thought the public areas of the NoMad Las Vegas were impressive enough, just wait till you check out the guest rooms. Designed by French architect and designer Jacques Garcia, the rooms are the height of chic, with thick patterned screens, huge, oriental rugs, mahogany desks, velvet chairs, and steamer-style cabinets. Some rooms even come with the added luxury of a freestanding bath by the bed. The bathrooms are ultra-luxe, with large stand-alone tubs, walk-in showers, and mosaic tiling. All the mod-cons are there, including free Wi-Fi, flat-screen Smart TVs, and minibars. As with most Vegas hotels, don't expect coffee or tea-making facilities - although if you can't do without either you can always request them for an additional fee. If you want to push the boat out, it's worth splurging on the Suite Royale Premier, with comes with two bedrooms, a heap of added luxuries, and even its own billiards table.
4. The food is divine
When it comes to dining options, even the most discerning gourmet won't be left disappointed with the NoMad. Options include The Restaurant, which offers upscale evening dining focused on a meat-heavy, foie-grass-littered European menu, and The Bar, which offers a tempting brunch along with a solid evening menu with a great range of comfort foods like burger and fries, as well as more refined offerings like ceviche and black truffle tartes. There's also a pool bar that serves light snacks and drinks.
5. Its pool is amazing
Of all the amenities at the NoMad, its Moroccan-style pool is definitely its prettiest. With sumptuous daybeds, Moroccan-inspired tiling, curtained areas with seating, and glorious views of the city, it's the ideal place to while away a few relaxing hours. During the warmer months, it hosts some of the best pool parties on the strip. The pool is closed from September to March, but if you still fancy taking a dip during your visit, you're free to use the Park MGM Pool at no extra cost.
6. It has its own casino
The NoMad doesn't boast the same range of amenities as many of Vegas' larger resorts, but you'll still find plenty to keep you entertained on-site. The casino is small but exquisite, with a Tiffany glass ceiling, upscale decor, and a range of games like Baccarat and Roulette. There's also a small snack and sundry shop, along with free coffee in the lobby. Guests are also welcome to enjoy the facilities of the Park MGM Las Vegas, which includes a spa, pool, and 24-hour fitness center.
7. It's got the best mini bars in Vegas
According to cntraveler.com, the rooms at the NoMad boast the best minibars on the strip. Expect Champagne coupes and an assortment of goodies that include all the usual offerings like Pepsi, La Croix, and mini liqueurs along with a few surprises like Haribo gummies. Room service is also available, but be warned - it's not cheap.
8. It's perfect for people who want some peace and quiet
Realistically, no one who goes to Las Vegas is looking to get away from it all. But there's a time for the bright lights and a time for some peace and quiet. If you want to enjoy the best that Vegas has to offer without having it shoved down your throat 24/7, the Las Vegas NoMad is perfect. It might be based in the ParkMGM resort, but it's got its own private entrance, its own private elevators, and an atmosphere of dignified calmness that's a world away from what you'd normally expect of Las Vegas hotels.
9. The service is outstanding
Like everything else about the NoMad, the service is in a different league. Everything runs smoothly, discreetly, and with just enough formality to make you feel like an honored guest.
10. Dogs are welcome
If you can't bear to leave your dog at home while you enjoy yourself in Vegas, a stay at the NoMad means you won't have to. As per the hotel's official website, the NoMad is happy to offer dog-friendly rooms to guests with a maximum of two dogs. The combined weight of the dogs mustn't exceed 100 pounds, and they will need to be left in a kennel or a carrier if you leave them unattended in your room. Although they aren't allowed in public places like the pool areas or food and beverage outlets, there's a designated outdoor dog park to take them for their jollies.
Written by Dana Hanson
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