Reed Travel Features
LAS VEGAS -- A new property located in the mountains outside Las
Vegas is courting travelers desiring the utmost in pampering and
privacy as well as agents looking to boost commissions.
The four-suite Chateau Spaulding, which debuted in January,
offers agents a 20% commission on rates.
The Mediterranean-style lodging house boasts amenities and
services fit for royalty, according to proprietor Diana
Wiczek-Spaulding, who also goes by the name Lady Di.
"We have a passion for excellence," Wiczek-Spaulding said. "We
offer discriminating people the finest in life without scrimping on
At Chateau Spaulding, "the finest" includes European-trained
butlers, on-call chauffered limousine service, Ralph Lauren robes
and Waterford crystal, for example.
Wiczek-Spaulding and her husband conceived the idea for Chateau
Spaulding after staying at chateaus and castles throughout
They built the Chateau Spaulding on two acres atop Sunrise
Mountain, approximately 15 minutes by car from the Strip.
"We both decided Las Vegas needed something special, something
different," Wiczek-Spaulding said.
"Here, you have the best of both worlds. It's private and quiet,
yet close to the city."
The property was designed to be a romantic retreat that calls to
mind a time when guests were treated like kings and queens by
employees skilled in the art of personal service, Wiczek-Spaulding
"We want to create a bit of Europe, a bit of the Gatsby Era É in
a five-star environment that makes for a memorable trip," she
Attention to detail and personalized service are cornerstones of
the experience, Wiczek-Spaulding said.
Arriving guests are greeted by a formally attired butler, who
will escort them to their suite and cater to their needs throughout
The property features four spacious themed suites to suit a
variety of tastes.
The Great Gatsby Suite is the largest of the four units,
measuring 1,200 square feet. It was designed to capture the opulent
era of the 1920s as depicted in the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel of
the same name.
Features include a private patio and balcony, a private dining
chamber, a fireplace, a Jacuzzi, his and her showers and a sunken
marble bath for two.
Other choices include the Las Vegas Suite, the Mountain Suite
and the Ritz Suite.
All of the suites offer views of the mountains and valley.
Guests receive gourmet breakfast served in their suite or in one
of the public areas, and high tea or hors d'oeuvres and cocktails
are offered in the afternoon during the Gatsby Gala reception.
Although Chateau Spaulding does not have a restaurant,
Wiczek-Spaulding said catered gourmet dinners can be arranged and
served by candlelight in guests' suites or in the property's formal
Public areas at Chateau Spaulding include a Grand Room with a
lounge area, a fireplace and a balcony as well as the Great Room,
where the Gatsby Gala receptions are held.
Chateau Spaulding also features patio areas and lush landscaped
grounds where guests can relax, Wiczek-Spaulding said.
She added that the property will have an outdoor pool in the
For diversions, guests can tour nearby Las Vegas in a white
stretch limousine or a white Rolls-Royce.
Arrangements also can be made for daytime activities such as
tennis, golf, horseback riding, hiking, bicycling and
Chateau Spaulding has a yacht on Lake Mead, which is available
for tours and parties.
Full-service weddings also can be arranged at the property, she
said, and the hotel provides a perfect setting for a corporate
Reservations can be made for individual suites as well as for
the entire house.
Suite rates range from $250 to $595 per night.
The rates include the services of a full-time butler, gourmet
breakfast and the Gatsby Gala afternoon reception. A picnic basket
for two also is included when guests stay three nights.
An additional fee is charged for limousine service, excursions
and catered meals.
Nightly rates for the entire chateau range from $1,995 to
$2,950, including full-time butler service, gourmet breakfast and
the Gatsby Gala afternoon reception for up to 10 people.
All rates are commissionable to agents at 20%.
For more information or to book, call (888) JGATSBY.
Chateau Spaulding also has a Web site at http://www