It may not be as grand as its neighbors, but what RUMOR lacks in stature it makes up for in intimacy. Las Vegas’ latest boutique hotel recently opened featuring all the goodness of Las Vegas
packed into a much smaller space.
RUMOR (formerly St. Tropez Hotel) is a two-story pet-friendly hideaway directly across the street from the famed Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. While it might get lost among the expanding Las Vegas skyline, the boutique hotel has an interior that rivals its neighbors.
The 150-suite features Chinese foo dogs at the entrance, hand carved from solid slabs of distinctly colored cantera stone; flowing drapes and 10-foot glass doors that open into a stunning display of original artwork. RUMOR’s lobby area is more like a lounge, as opposed to the typical casino floor found in Vegas, and the hotel’s restaurant, Addiction, is said to have some pretty addictive cuisine. Head outside to the hotel’s courtyard and you’ll find a pool, wet deck and lawn, all framed with palm trees. By day, relax by the pool with a cocktail; at night, put on your party shoes and dance the night away with DJs and live musicians.
We wonder of what happens at RUMOR stays at RUMOR, or if part of the fun of this new hotel is getting to gossip about last night…
Forget your drab rental car, the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego is offering guests booking the high-roller packages a sweet ride from Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s ‘exotic cars’ fleet. Enterprise Rent-A-Car will drop the cars off at the hotel for the guests to use throughout their stay.
The top package is the Diamond Ride which pairs a 1,700 square-foot Diamond Rock Star Suite featuring two bedrooms and a private outdoor Jacuzzi with a stunning Bentley Continental GT with 552 Horsepower to tour the city. The Diamond Ride package is priced starting from $3,099 per night.
Other pairings include:
- Multi-Platinum suite and an Aston Martin Vantage, starting at $2799
- Platinum suite with a Mercedes Benz S550 starting at $1209
- Gold Suite with a Porsche Cayman starting at $759
- Black Eyed Peas Suite paired with a Cadillac Escalade ESV starting at $809 per night
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There’s a luxurious side to rock ‘n’ roll, and it doesn’t involve tour buses and groupies.
The Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando recently set up the “Graceland Suite” for guests who want to reconnect with their Elvis days, and embrace their luxurious side like the King himself so often did.
The 2,375-square-foot Graceland Suite features authentic Far East artifacts and subtle nods to Elvis in the wall art. You’ll also find older images of Graceland, a master bathroom with a whirlpool tub, a glass-encased, double-sided fireplace that can be seen from the master bedroom and master bathroom, a baby grand piano in the living room, wall-mounted 65-inch plasma TV in the living area, and a 42-inch plasma TV in the master bedroom.
If Elvis were alive today (and maybe he is), we think he’d totally shell out $2,175 a night for the posh Graceland Suite.
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You want to see the Windy City but you don’t want to leave behind your furry friend. No worry – the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago is going to the dogs, literally, with their new “Party like a Rottweiler” pet package that allows visitors to the hotel to bring along their best friends (of any size!) without worry.
Why they chose a Rottweiler we don’t know, but it does add a certain edge to the fun. The hotel is offering the following to four-legged guests:
- Travel-ready collapsible bowl
- Natural, grain-free treats and meals from Companion Natural Pet Food
- Doggy “clean up” bags and dispenser
- Hard Bark Hotel guitar dog toy
- Signature Hard Rock Hotel Chicago dog tag
Also, guests staying at Hard Rock Hotel Chicago are permitted to leave their pet in their room, as long as a cell phone number is provided to the hotel’s concierge. Concerned that your precious pup is wreaking havoc in the hotel? No worries if you’re an iPhone or SmartPhone user – borrow Hard Rock’s ‘Pet-Cam’ (free of charge) and keep an eye on your pet while you are out. This camera keeps an eye on your room, and allows guests to access the video feed from anywhere on their laptop or handheld device.
In addition to the above perks, dog-walking, dog sitting and doggie day-care services are also available.
Are you bold enough?
Unlike topless destinations around the world, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino attracts hotties willing to drop their tops and accept fewer tan lines. This stand in stark contrast to most topless beaches, where there’s a distinct lack of legitimate eye candy. The recent “Rehab” party, for example, offered up plenty of skin and is indicative of a new pool party trend in Las Vegas. The 21+ crowd is in the crosshairs of many hotels and resorts, and they are luring us with the oldest bait in the book.
“Daylife,” sunlight’s answer to “nightlife,” is the product Vegas is peddling. Adult pools and pool parties – complete with bottle service and the hardly dressed to deliver it – are bringing in big bucks, big names and big … well, I’ll let you guess. Celebrity hosts, such as Heidi Montag of “The Hills,” help make the pitch to bring you in the door (sans inhibitions).
And now for the disappointing news … it’s not as crazy as you’d expect (or hope). There still aren’t many topless pools in Las Vegas. Those that exist are generally reserved for guests, attract an older crowd and don’t require that the ladies go topless (most of them don’t). The big parties are a different story, where the odds of naked mayhem are much higher.