The bathroom was extra-large with Italian marble as well as a glass enclosed shower and separate bathtub. Other luxury features we liked included remote-controlled Roman shades and curtains, as well as a work corner with a copier and fax machine. The hotel was conveniently located within walking distance of most of the Strip attractions and restaurants, and the suite size made it especially pleasant for an extended stay.
Concierge Tyra Bell-Holland is the executive director and chef of concierge services
Connectivity The hotel offered in suite Internet access for a daily fee ($10 per guest). It was possible to connect using an Ethernet cable attached to the desk or a WiFi connection. The system was down for most of our stay.
General Manager Michael Collins
Handicapped Access Yes
Length Of Stay Five nights
Location On the Strip next to the Venetian Hotel; across the street from the Wynn Hotel on one side and Treasure Island on the other.
Owned-Managed Las Vegas Sands, Corp.
Size The hotel had 3,066 suites, 50 stories and 2,666 employees occupying 6,948,977 square feet of floor space on 159.5 acres.
Year Opened-Renovated The hotel opened in December 2007
According to property representatives the interior design was meant to be in a timeless style, “classic, contemporary and sophisticated.” There was original art throughout the property, Lalique columns on the casino floor, a cascading waterfall in the atrium area, and four 80-foot glass domes with wrought iron detailing.
Across the room from the bathroom entrance there were twin sinks and the toiletries on a tray. The wall was double mirrored. A water closet which seemed to have no ventilation was next. I placed several bars of soap in the hope of getting rid of a pervasive odor in the water closet without success.
Two black marble steps led to a slightly sunken living area. The living and sleeping areas were open except for demi-wall with a matching black marble top. The living area faced large windows. It was populated by a sectional gold velour sofa, a metal and marble side table, a beige metal coffee table, and a dining table set for three in wood with a circular modern wood and plastic oriental design hanging lamp. Opposite the dining table in the corner there was a desk facing the room. The desk was home to a lamp, a two line telephone, and a fax machine. An oversize mirror that nearly reached the ceiling was mounted on the wall next to the desk. Across the room from the sofa there was a wood entertainment center with an LG television and a mini bar with beverages and snacks. Framed signed artwork hung on the walls in both rooms. There were soothing recessed lights and for sunlight we kept the curtain open during the day.
We liked the remote control curtains (inner and outer). Thick green curtains allowed us to steep the room in darkness when the sun was too bright and gauzy white curtains provided privacy from the neighboring Wynn Hotel and the city beyond it.
Although we were in a non smoking floor there was a strong odor of cigarettes in the hallway. When we asked the cleaning lady she said a cigar aficionado convention was taking place and the guests in the room next to ours had been smoking in their room. She was trying to deodorize it.
Facilities In addition to the casino, the hotel was home to Canyon Ranch SpaClub, The Shoppes at The Palazzo, Lamborghini Las Vegas, The Pools at The Palazzo, Wolfgang Puck, Emeril Lagasse, Charlie Trotter and Mario Batali restaurants. The neighboring Venetian Hotel area, owned by the same company, was accessible to Palazzo guests willing to walk the distance via walkways.
Fitness Center And Spa There was a third party spa and fitness center on site. Hotel guests were allowed to use the facilities for a $35 per person per day fee.
Pool We found a single pool area for use by all 3,066 suite guests. We saw many lounge chairs (no umbrellas) closely set around and inside the shallow parts of the pool. According to the attendant, the only shade was to be found by moving one of the lounge chairs to a shady area next to the building.
It was necessary to show our room key to access the elevator to our suite.
Cleanliness Very good
Date Of Review September 2008
Reviewers Article by Elena del Valle
Photographs by Gary Cox
Would You Stay There Again? Yes