What comes to mind when you think of super luxury suites at an ultra high end property like Caesars Palace Las Vegas? The glitz and glamour of it’s legendary suites has drawn high rollers and celebrities to to the resort and casino complex since it opened in 1966. However, the very highest end suite, the Augustus Suite, located in Caesars Augustus Tower, oozes elegance, opulence and charm, more than glitz. Money cannot buy you a night in this particular suite although there are similar suites in other towers of the hotel that run $30,000-$50,000 per night. The Augustus suite is reserved by invitation only for very special guests of the hotel. Some of the exclusive clientele include Johnny Depp (for his birthday), and Barbara Streisand who was there while filming her last movie. The 10,000 square foot suite comes with it’s own butler to see to your every need. It is equipped with a master bedroom and four additional bedrooms all with walk in closets and bathrooms with stunning views, plus a spacious living room, a dining room with a long table that seats more than 14 people, a golf simulator room, pool room, exercise room, massage room, a screening room, kitchen an pantry, and more. This makes the suite very comfortable for your friends, family, staff, and entourage.
As with all of Caesars Palace ultra suites, the security is impeccable. You cannot even get close to the suite unless someone escorts you in (even our executive contact was not able to get upstairs without clearance and without being escorted). In other words, the merely curious won’t even know that even the elevator is there.
But we got in to see it.
As we waited to be escorted up to the Augustus Suite actors dressed in togas as Ceasar and Cleopatra, along with an encourage (filming for a daytime television show) walked by. In truth, that is what we expected the style of this suite to be, with glitzty throne chairs, palm trees, and lots of gold, but the Augustus suite looks much more like a Presedential Suite in a high end hotel, or a luxury apartment. The floors are beautiful marble and there are details of marble everywhere. The linens are of the highest quality and with embroidery details that match the color scheme of each room. There are fresh flowers in vases that also match the color scheme of each room. The walls have hand-painted details worthy of royal residences of centuries past. The furniture is covered with expensive fabric — opulent but not garish. With the exception of some oversized Roman busts and big statues and a large fish tank, the overall effect is very tasteful. One over the top nod to opulence was the large tiled, walk up hot tub/pool with a sweeping view of the Las Vegas strip, which was somewhat reminiscent of the pools at Hearst Castle.
The door to the suite is opened by the butler onto a large foyer with a large marble fountain in the center of a marble floor. To the left there are two entry points into the master suite. Going into the Master Bedroom with it’s king bed, we noticed the television hidden in a large hand detailed console at the foot of the bed. Also there was a dressing table . Immediately off the master bedroom was a huge “Bath”room not someplace that includes a toilet, but rather just a very large tub in it. Processing from there to the rest of the Master Bedroom complex you go through a corridor with a huge walk in closet, on the left, and shower and toilet facilities on the right. At the end of the corridor is a massage room with an entrance back to the foyer. To the right of the foyer you enter the living room on the left and a huge dining room on your right which is separated by a large fish tank in the wall. just past this is a butler’s pantry with a refrigetaor, whatever snacks and goodies you might want, plus a coffee maker and microwave, and all of the Ceasars restaurant menus. To the left of the butler’s pantry is a little alcove with a pool table. Walk straight through the living room and you’ll find another corridor which houses the other bedrooms and the hot tub. To the right at the end of the living room is the screening/media room with a huge TV screen for movies and large comfortable chairs on two levels. At the other end of the dining room are the entrance to the left to a golf simulator complete with many sets of golf clubs, and an exercise rooms with several sets of weights, eliptical trainer, and treadmill.
Even though you may never stay in this suite, it is more than worth it to stay in any of the rooms because Ceasars offers all sorts of Las Vegas diversons including a huge casino, the forums shops, a wide range of fabulous restaurants (to suit varying budgets and tastes), spaced around the property so you don’t feel like you are eating in a food court, world entertainment (Mariah Carey just opened the night before we arrived), Celine Dion, Elton just name a few, plus the Qua Spa & Baths, nightlife such as the world famous OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace,
Here is our exclusive, detailed video tour of the Augustus Suite; (run time 11.11)
Video by Alison Blackman, edited by Anthony Sabatini
Weddings at Caesars: One way to stay in one of the regular suites is to get married at one of Caesars three indoor or two outdoor wedding chapels. The Juno Garden is a little jewel that seats 128 guests bench seating in a natural setting with a lovely grape arbor detail. The Venus garden can seat 114 guests on bench seating featuring Roman architecture around a relaxing koi fishpond and fountain. The inside chapels include the Classico which seats up to 196 guests in traditional seated style. The Tuscana seats up to 8- guests, and the Romano is suitable for more intimate gatherings up to 35 guests.
Wedding Packages which include a suite for the bride and bridal party to get ready are then available for the couple that evening. We toured thee chapels and we were told that couples can personalize their ceremony with just about anything they can think (after all, this is Las Vegas) from a midget Elvis officiant to the bride being carried in on a liter by a bunch roman of “Roman servants.” Whatever you can dream up can be produced, limited only by your budget and your imagination. Good to know is that Caesars wedding packages can be surprisingly budget-friendly, costing less than half of what a traditional hotel wedding of the same caliber might be in another large City. We were impressed with the quality and expertise of the wedding consultant on the premises, as well.
Staying and Playing at Caesars: Even if you don’t stay at one of Caesars entertainment’s 9 resorts, a visit to Caesars Palace while you are in Las Vegas is a must. Have a meal in one of the world class restaurants. Browse the Forum Shops, people watch at the nightclubs, or check out the casino (maybe Lady Lucky will smile on you). Caesars Palace is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016. The resort spans 85-acres at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, just 10-minutes from McCarran International Airport. Caesars Palace offers a total of 3,980 rooms and suites throughout five hotel towers:
- Nobu Hotel – 181 Rooms including 18 suites
- Octavius Tower – 642 rooms and suites including six luxury villas, opened Jan. 2012
- Augustus Tower – 949 rooms and suites including three luxury villas, opened in 2005
- Forum Tower – 452 rooms and suites including two villas, renovated in 2009.
- Palace Tower – 1,131 rooms and suites including 12 penthouse level suites, renovated in 2006.
- Julius Tower (formerly Roman Tower) – 587 new hotel rooms and suites, renovated at the end of 2015
For reservations visit the Caesars web site or your favorite travel reservations site or travel agent.
*(c) 2016 all photos by Alison Blackman and Anthony Sabatini