The Platinum Hotel and Spa
Veggin’ in Vegas: New Condo Hotel
Boasts All Suites, Off-the-Strip
By Kathy Chin Leong
LAS VEGAS- A new condominium, casino-free hotel is opening the end of June, aiming to attract a crowd craving the style and charisma of Las Vegas without the noise. Dubbed The Platinum Hotel and Spa, the 17-story high rise is the latest offering in the trend of ownership-style hotels where rooms are actually available for purchase. All of the suites have already been acquired. Now available for guest bookings, rooms will start at $159 on July 1 for a limited time.
According to vice president and general manager Peter Rockwood, 202 owners own 255 rooms in this all-suite hotel, based 1.5 blocks away from the main strip. When the property opened, the purchases were snapped up within a month. Over 90 percent of the buyers are Las Vegas residents, he noted.
THE ROOMS, POOLS
Suites start at 910 square feet for a one-bedroom dwelling to 2,165 square feet for a two-bedroom unit. Décor, added Rockwood, is considered casual contemporary. While the plan for the all-suite property is meticulous in detail, there may be one drawback for smoke-sensitive guests. All rooms will allow smoking.
Each suite comes fully furnished in a unified décor and features a separate living room, terrace, completely equipped kitchen with frig, stove, microwave, and dishwasher. Bathrooms come with a double vanity with granite countertops,oversized whirlpool jet baths, and plasma TVs, and sofabeds in the living room. There are daily housekeeping services along with 24-hour room service dining.
Built from the ground up, this gated property will also have both an indoor and outdoor pool, complementary fitness center, a 4,200 square foot spa with wet and dry treatment rooms. The roof will have a terrace for relaxation and panoramic viewing.
FOOD, OTHER SERVICES
With a strong focus on customer service and high-end dining, a gourmet eatery called The Restaurant at The Plantinum promises to deliver the freshest in seafood and what Chef Brent Hammer calls "edgy American cuisine."
Two unique gastronomic features will hit home to visitors: first, the restaurant will offer any complete entrée in a small plate portion, upon request; second, when guests ask for in-room dining, a chef can come up to the room to prepare parts of the meal, taking advantage of the in-suite kitchen.
The lounge will offer wine and chocolate tastings from venues around the globe. In addition, visitors will have access to iPods, preloaded with music for their entertainment.
Platinum Hotel and Spa
3900 Paradise Rd.
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