Las Vegas: A Honeymoon of Grandeur and Exquisiteness
We have reviewed some of the best and a wide variety of destinations in this upbeat “Sin City” for the couple looking for something different. For your honeymoon or even a destination wedding, you will be pleasantly surprised to what awaits in Las Vegas.
Modern and Chic at the Delano
Debuting in fall of 2014, the Delano’s intimate feel offers visitors a stylish stay. With 1,117 guest suites, this non-smoking, non-gaming, luxurious hotel allows visitors to indulge in the eclectic yet modern design that adds to the Delano’s charm. This hotel offers a wide variety of eateries, a spa, dog-friendly suites, over 20,000 square foot meeting space and the debuting Delano Beach Club. Located just steps away from the Mandalay Bay Resort, honeymoon-goers have the opportunity to take part in the Mandalay Bay Beach experience as well. Start your morning with breakfast at Della’s Kitchen, a chic café that serves locally sourced dishes that combine urban and rustic palettes. Couples can savor each bite of Carne Asada Huevos Rancheros or Blue Crab and Smoked Pork Benedicts. Combined with the chic dining experience, Della’s Kitchen gives couples a taste of fresh ingredients, handcrafted classics, and unique comfort foods. Looking for some time to pamper yourself after all your wedding plans? Head to the BATHHOUSE Spa for a rejuvenating 14,000 square foot experience filled with 13 treatment rooms, hot-and-cold plunge pools, hot whirlpools, eucalyptus steam rooms, redwood saunas, relaxation lounges, vanity rooms, a nail salon, and gym. Try one of their signature menu items such as the Red Carpet Facial Treatment for the ultimate stress-free relief.
Glitz and Glamour at ARIA
Breathtakingly stunning, ARIA exemplifies the vitality and energy of Las Vegas. The captivating nature-infused, contemporary architecture of this luxurious hotel offers an ideal place to host your wedding with a team that will transform your “big day” dream into a reality with it’s very own The Wedding Chapel, ideal for any bride-and-groom-to-be. Then, enjoy your life as newlyweds soon after by indulging in the opulence that the ARIA provides with an assortment of fine cuisine, a casino for the ultimate gaming experience, pools of grandeur, salon, fitness center, lounges, and more. Watch the colorful “Zarkana” by Cirque du Soleil come to life on stage for a breathtaking performance at ARIA. Established in 2009, the Julian Serrano is your go-to place for a mouth-watering, Spanish fare luncheon. This restaurant blends the traditional tapas bars with vibrant Spanish culture. Try one of their signature dishes such as the octopus with potatoes and Spanish paprika or Valenciana Paella with chicken, rabbit, Spanish pork chorizo, vegetables and saffron rice. Sample wine from their 500-bottle list or try a hand-muddled cocktail or sangria. Couples can explore cultural cuisine as they sample some of the finest cuisine that ARIA has to offer. For a decadent dinner, opt for a meal at Bardot Brasserie by chef Michael Mina. Serving up classic French cuisine with a modern twist, the playfully seductive interior will transport you to a world away as you sip a cocktail or indulge in mussels mariniéres, steak frites, roasted chicken, and other delightful bites for newlyweds to indulge their senses with.
Classic and Timeless at the Mirage
Discover what dreams are made of with your stay at the Mirage! Since 1989, the Mirage has not failed to deliver exceptional service with an infusion of tropical paradise. Stroll around the Mirage and view the sights and sounds of The Volcano, the hotel’s renown attraction that serves as an icon of energy and excitement, a great way to start off your recent love life and proclaim to the world that you’re “just married”! Don’t let the fiery attraction lead you to believe that the Mirage is constantly streaming with stimulation. Hidden in the center of it all is peaceful tranquility from the rich tropical flora, flowing waterscape, and gorgeous greenery surrounding the span of the hotel. This hotel meets all your honeymoon needs from penthouse suites to villas with 3, 044 guest rooms. With both casual and fine dining, the Mirage tailors to each and every taste bud. Don’t let the classy age of this hotel fool you, within its core lies an expansive variety of attractions for newlyweds. Voted “Best Comedy Series,” enjoy Aces of Comedy, starring some of the biggest names in comedy, like the unrivaled George Lopez. Adventurous couples can complete their stay by viewing the 20,000-gallon saltwater aquarium and take the VIP Dolphin Habitat Tour at Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. This one-hour tour features an escorted walk through the facility and insider information about the hard work and dedication put into training and caring for the dolphins, white lions, and white tigers.
Comfort and Luxury at the Bellagio
Filled with beauty and elegance, the Bellagio speaks to the sensibilities of newlyweds. The Bellagio, built in 1998, contains 3,933 guest rooms including 512 suites. For the ideal wedding, this hotel offers two wedding chapels: the South Chapel and Terrazza di Sogno, better known as the “Terrace of Dreams”. Offering many of the finest retail boutiques, a gallery of fine art, the conservatory and botanical gardens, Spa Tower, and much more, this hotel is the epitome of class and sophistication. Complete with the Vegas experience of nightclubs, lounges, bars, and casino, the Bellagio can provide your ultimate honeymoon destination as soon as you walk through the doors and view the breathtaking design of the Fiori di Como—Bellagio’s own magnificent chandelier of color and awe. For the hottest in live entertainment, delight in the theatrical romance of ultimate artistry and surrealism in “O” by Cirque du Soleil. This refreshing performance showcases acrobats, synchronized swimmers, divers, and other characters all performing around the waters. Relax in the soothing blue waters of the hotel’s pools. With five courtyard divisions, the pools of the Bellagio provide couples with a serene escape. Not only are these pools crafted with charm, but also have a romantic Mediterranean flair. Take a dip in the azure water or reserve your own daybed which seats 2-4 comfortably, complete with bottled water, an amenities basket, and available drink service.
– By Verónica Guevara
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