A Sin City hotel that comes risk-free? Take a gamble on the forthcoming Majestic Las Vegas (opening 2023), a property that will prioritise health over wealth. Olivia Palamountain reports
Developer Lorenzo Doumani is going against the grain with the Majestic Las Vegas, a non-smoking hotel with no casinos or slot machines, which prioritises well-being over winning. The timing couldn’t be better as after the pandemic, people will be more germaphobic and health-conscious than ever.
“It is time for Las Vegas to provide a luxury option for those who visit our city who want something that is non-gaming,” says Doumani.
“When one walks into Majestic Las Vegas, you can instantly sense that this is a very special place. And whether you want to relax in the lap of luxury, host a meeting or event in your own corporate space, facilitate an executive retreat, or launch a new product, Majestic Las Vegas offers the ideal marriage of sophistication, luxury, and strategic location.”The US$850 million-dollar luxury resort will sit directly across from the site of the new Las Vegas Convention Center (opening in 2021) and just two blocks from the Las Vegas Strip.
Slated for completion in early 2023, the 720-suite Majestic Las Vegas will focus on the best in health and wellness, tapping into the Immortality Retreats trend for hyper-health stays as highlighted in Globetrender’s recent Future of Luxury Travel Report, which can be downloaded here.
The four-level, 6,500 sqm fitness, nutrition and medi-spa facility will offer treatments and activities such as yoga and spinning alongside medical and nutritional consultations, and customised fitness regimes.
Details are fairly scant at the moment but the website states: “You can get a comprehensive executive physical (complete with all requisite testing), and be pampered head-to-toe in opulent style with the finest beauty and spa treatments from around the world”.
Elsewhere, the hotel will feature six restaurants from world-renowned chefs, a landscaped pool area with 50 cabanas, and an area for live entertainment.
The hotel is tailoring its offering to attract the corporate market with its Sky Suites. These will serve as corporate homes of up to 2,300 sqm of fully customisable space, with soaring ceilings and panoramic views of the Las Vegas skyline. In addition, Sky Suite owners will enjoy private concierge and an Owner’s Club. Las Vegas reopened in June after the pandemic forced it to close it casinos and hotels for the first time since 1963, for JFK’s funeral. How has it changed? An article in the Mail Online, Vegas expert Michael Trager says: “There are big plastic shields at the casino tables, dealers wearing masks, martini-dispensing bartenders kitted out with medical glove-wear and optional ‘Covid surcharges’ attached to bills.”
It also reported that all Caesars Palace guests have to undergo a temperature check upon arrival; there’s no valet parking; craps tables are cleaned every time gamblers leave; strippers are back to work; cutlery is wrapped and labelled that it has been sanitised; hotel room doors are sealed with stickers after cleaning; and there is no house keeping or room service.