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The Verona Sky Villa at Westgate Las Vegas

By Chuckmonster on Monday, 17th November 2014 1:03pm
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Westgate Verona Sky Villa

In the mid-1980's, Las Vegas' epicenter of high roller activity was the Las Vegas Hilton, now Westgate Las Vegas. Packed to the rafters with high end play, the Hilton offered whales off-Strip privacy and the most exquisite accommodations ever offered in Las Vegas - the 29th floor Classic Suites. That is, until Steve Wynn opened the Mirage and its genre defining Villas, pwning the market share and capturing the bankroll of every Tom, Dick and Mr. Papagiorgio.

Hilton responded by spending $45 million dollars to build three Sky Villas on the 30th floor, which have defined the pinnacle of Las Vegas' high roller offerings.

Plush 30 foot high interiors, glossy marble floors, decorative crown molding, floor to ceiling and ceiling to ceiling frescoes, architectural domes, luxurious drapery, hand crarved furniture and fittings, a menagerie of statuary, damask upholstery, Italianate decor, expansive living room a Bosendorfer grand piano, dining rooms, a bar, his and hers walk-through steam showers, giant Jacuzzi tub with adjacent fireplace, a spa bath with view of the Strip, three more tubs, ten bathroom sinks, multiple plush bedrooms filled with fainting couches, a few dozen crystal chandeliers, indoor hedges, two giant horse statues, a private rooftop courtyard with pool with two spas, a koi pond and a barbeque upon which your will cook them.... plus gold, gold and more gold.

Edit: It appears that the above video tour may have has been hosed (or not). Why make and post a video if you don't want people to see it? FREE THE VERONA SKY VILLA!

Unlike the naughty 1990's where these suites were only available to players wagering $50k per hand, pleebs like us can book a night in the Westgate Verona Sky Villa by calling Westgate's Sales and Convention department. Keep in mind you'll pay out the snout and they don't take Apple Pay.

Big to VegasTripping VP of Research Mac78130.



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Comments & Discussion:

You are so right about The Hilton in the mid-1980s. What a great place. I never stayed on the 29th floor, but I would often roam around up there hoping to get a peek into each of the suites while Housekeeping was there. I got into quite a few of them, and at the time, my favorite was the Santa Fe Suite. It's still there, and I wonder how it's fared after 30 years.

The Sky Villas are spectacular, but they're much too ornate for me. However, it would be nice to stay in the Verona Suite and invite Mike_E to play the Bosendorfer for me and the rest of VegasTripping.

I never got a room higher on the pecking order than the Lanai Suite on the pool deck level. At 400 sq ft, it's really not a suite, but I liked the sliding doors to the outdoors and the two-level room a la Venetian. So far, it looks like Westgate is a good owner/operator. I loved The Hilton. One of my early Hosts there was OK Wells who has been at Wynn/Encore since opening.

http://www.thelvh.com/Hotel/rooms/classicsuites

@detroit The Hilton high roller sheen was still glowing when I first stayed there in the early 90's. I promise not to push the Bosendorfer into the pool.

I second Mr. Detroit's motion for a Mike_E recital. I'll bring the Chex mix.

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