On a Clear Day in Vegas...You Wanna Be in the Augustus Tower at Caesars Palace
We're about the depart for Labor Day Weekend (that means no hotel stories for you on Monday) but we thought we'd leave you with this drop-dead, shot through the heart, lightning strike killer view from Caesars Palace overlooking the lusty Bellagio fountains with the new hotspot Cosmopolitan in the background.
This is actually a view from the bedroom in the Senators Suite inside Caesars' Augustus Tower. Now, there are several towers at Caesars but we think this is the best one as the rooms are newer and the tower itself is to the left of the casino floor madness yet still close to the exit to the Strip, making it very accessible. Even Dick Clark must think so as we saw him on the elevator in the Augustus Tower last night.
The suite is part of the hotel's Fantasy Suite offerings although there's no fantasia going on here. The furniture actually looks quite restrained for a luxury suite in Vegas (we'll have more on that next week) but there are quite a few perks here, namely space.
The 1,500sq.ft. one-bedroom suite (you can make it two by adjoining a connecting room) offers a living room, dining table for six, three bathrooms (two share a shower, one is a guest bath), a king bed with a TV dresser at the foot of it and you know, those amazing views. (Too bad WiFi is $14.99 a day.)
Rates for this room start around $2,600 a night but regular Augustus Tower rooms start around $389 a night. As always in Vegas, weekends are more expensive.
No, we didn't hit the jackpot in Vegas this week. We actually stayed at the hotel as a guest of Caesars Palace.