Established In: 2009
Former Names: None
Owner: MGM/Infinity Property Group
Number of Rooms: 1,495
Location: CityCenter, Las Vegas Boulevard
When the massive CityCenter project was being proposed for a lot of land on Las Vegas Boulevard, there were several exciting new options coming to the Strip. Several of the towers being considered did not offer casinos, and such is the case with the Vdara Hotel and Spa. This isn’t too much of a concern for visitors to the property, though, as the Aria casino is in the same complex. Let’s take a look at Vdara to see what makes it stand out from the crowded Las Vegas accommodation space.
A brief history of Vdara Hotel and Spa
Constructed in the mid-2000s, Vdara was the first of the towers at CityCenter to be completed. This is likely due to the type of facility it was going to become. The 1,495 suites in Vdara are all privately owned condominiums, which can be leased out as hotel rooms when owners are not in the property. In essence, it is the opposite of a timeshare as there is one owner, but the rooms are still maintained by MGM.
One of the interesting design elements of Vdara is the shape of the tower, resulting in six corner suites per floor as opposed to the standard four. This means more guests have access to spectacular views of the Strip and the mountains.
Gaming at Vdara Hotel and Spa
As we mentioned, Vdara does not have a casino of its own, so if you want to gamble without leaving CityCenter, you can do so by playing at Aria (see our Aria review page for full details on the casino).
Top 3 Suites at Vdara Hotel and Spa
As these suites were built as condos, they all come with full kitchens and laundry in-unit. This can make them very attractive both for families and for guests traveling for business or for longer than a weekend stay in Las Vegas. Here are a couple of great options at the top of the pile.
Two Bedroom Hospitality Suite
If you are looking to entertain any guests in your suite during your time in Las Vegas, this could be the perfect spot for you. Featuring a large living area and a full kitchen with a full-sized fridge and a bar seating area, this room is modernly-designed and is has outrageous views of the city to wow your guests.
Two Bedroom Loft
The ultimate in luxury for you and your guests, this two-floor loft-style penthouse offers panoramic views of Las Vegas from everywhere you turn. The large seating area is enough to be able to host a dozen people comfortably, and the bedrooms both feature their own bathroom and luxurious king-sized beds.
Two Bedroom Penthouse
Traveling with another couple but want to share the luxury? Check out one of these beautifully designed rooms with two separate private bedrooms. The full kitchen is great if you want to eat in quietly for some of your meals, or you just want to have a fully stocked fridge of beverages when you come back to your room. Enjoy the modern furniture in the seating area where you can kick back and enjoy the game on the huge flat-screen television.
Top Dining Options at Vdara Hotel and Spa
There are no restaurants open in the Vdara tower, but with all the options available in CityCenter and all around Las Vegas, you aren’t missing out by not having one in the building. You can check out our review of Aria for some of the top places to eat in the CityCenter complex.
If you are looking for a great brunch, Vdara does have one option for you. The Vice Versa Patio and Lounge doubles as a lounge in the evenings, but during the day, you can get some amazing brunch items right in the middle of the hotel
The One Thing You Can’t Miss at Vdara Hotel and Spa
If there was a way to limit this section to one thing, we would have done it. However, the first thing you can’t miss if you are staying at Vdara is the spa itself. Over 10,000 square feet of indulgence is ready for you here at Vdara, featuring some of the top spa professionals in the city. Get a manicure or try one of the treatments to pamper yourself even more during your stay.
Once you are done at the spa, you can find even more relaxation in the pool area at Vdara. With secluded plunge pools and private cabanas for you to book, you can spend the day lounging by the pool and enjoying the Vegas sun before you get ready for a night out on the town!