I was traveling to Las Vegas for the Magic Market Week show and needed a high-end, centrally located hotel. After spending more time Googling than I usually care to, I found that all roads lead to Planet Hollywood.
Long known for its hosting of amazing events such as Miss USA, Miss Universe, and many others, Planet Hollywood was now my hotel of choice. I rented a car in a few short minutes and arrived at the beautiful entry of this grand hotel. The valets were very friendly and guided me to the lobby.
The registration lines are very similar to those in airports where you stand in one line and there are multiple hosts to check you in or out. There is a special VIP and seven star line which of course is much shorter, similar to the first class line at an airline. I walked through the immense lobby and right by a colorfully dressed lady who seemed unhappy with her ice cube count. “This is a very nice place,” I greated with a nod and smile, in hopes of brightening her day. She shot me a withering look and I just followed the modern design of the Foyer.
I took a quick elevator ride up to my room, walked down the hallway, opened my door and was blown away. I had a suite! I entered into a lovely sitting/living room area with two luxurious chairs facing a large flatscreen TV. Everything was adorned with Western memorabilia.
Beyond the beautiful living area was the bedroom. I’d chosen a king size bed with the second big-screen TV and a huge window overlooking the Paris hot-air balloon sign and the beautiful dancing fountains of Bellagio Hotel, which periodically displayed their amazing water play. All this was easily seen from my very comfortable bed on which I easily fell asleep each night of my stay. The room had blackout drapes.
Beyond the bedroom was an absolutely stunning bathroom. The whole theme and the core of the room is one continuous curve, from the living room wall, to the bedroom and continuing into this massive bathroom with sinks on a curved wall and with an additional huge window looking out at the same fountains. “Who are you?” I said to the man looking in the mirror, expecting him to wear a diamond laden crown. Because indeed, these accommodations make one truly think themselves the king.
There was a large, round bathtub and of course the toilet and a shower. I pictured the room attendants stooping, or maybe even kneeling, as they went about tidying up the room, and then I took my clothes off and tossed them all about. The showerhead was wonderful and had a healthy, hard stream, that woke my body up every morning.
I had easy access to my room by the North and South elevators. I did not get lost, as I often do when staying at large hotels such as Planet Hollywood. Signs were easily understandable, directing me to the casino, to the lobby, the spa, the pool and various other areas. My stay included free internet access for one device and two memberships to the hotel gym, which offered cardiovascular and strengthening equipment as well as personal training sessions. On my way to and fro I saw a beautiful, massive tropical pool, complete with a sandy beach surrounded by 32 private cabanas and a poolside bar that features the ultimate see-and-be-seen scene in Las Vegas.
When checking out, if you have no need to communicate with the host - as the case was for me, there is a checkout station where one just fills out their name, attach the room keys and drop them into a box. I was truly gone in 60 seconds. The valet never took very long to get my car. He gave directions concisely allowing me to easily find my destinations and offered me a 25% discount coupon for the Spice Market, the best buffet in Las Vegas and a part of the Planet Hollywood resort.
Aside from all the wonderful amenities available at the hotel, the location was ideal. I was close to Mandalay Bay, the Las Vegas Convention Center, and the Venetian, right off the shortcut of Hubbard Street which takes you through the back way of the strip, avoiding all the lights and traffic on Las Vegas Blvd.
I definitely recommend Planet Hollywood Resort and will surely stay there in the future. You can learn more at the Planet Hollywood Resort website.
Published on Sep 03, 2013