Monte Carlo makes life at the top affordable with Hotel32

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Offering yet another Vegas twist on the hotel-within-a-hotel concept, the Monte Carlo Las Vegas Resort and Casino's just-opened Hotel32 aims to give the unassuming, low-key resort an injection of attitude and style while remaining affordable.

A complete renovation of the hotel's 32nd floor, damaged by fire in January 2008, has turned the previous penthouse level into a boutique hotel. Anton Nikodemus, president and COO of Monte Carlo, said, "The concept for our top floor of Monte Carlo evolved into Hotel32, a luxury boutique experience without the pretentious feeling often associated with upscale hotels."

Upon arrival at McCarran Airport, Hotel32 guests are whisked by limo to the Monte Carlo, where a suite assistant awaits to escort them directly to their accommodations via a private, express elevator. The check-in process then occurs in the guest's suite.

The five room types, which range from studios to two-bedroom penthouses, feature contemporary furnishings in hues of chocolate and cream, accented with citrine, turquoise, amethyst, ruby and orange. Stone surfaces of marble, onyx and granite complete the sleek, stylish look.

And what self-respecting VIP could function without a luxurious bathroom? Starting with the soothing hydrotherapy tub, the celebrity treatment continues with a rainfall shower and the use of colored lights for relaxation. A TV integrated into the bathroom mirror includes a Blu-ray player.

Upon emerging from their luxe bath experience, guests will discover a host of technology options designed to provide comfort and entertainment.

In some accommodations, a Creston remote system consolidates control of drapes, lights and other electronics. All room categories feature a flat-screen, high-definition TV; an iPod Touch with mobile concierge application; a clock radio with iPod docking station; use of a laptop computer; complimentary WiFi; and dual phone lines.

Other complimentary amenities include fax services, local and toll-free calls, fitness center passes, daily newspaper, prestocked refrigerator and bottled water.

In-room pampering, however, only goes so far, which leads to the raison d'etre for Lounge32.

Available only to Hotel32 guests, the lounge offers complimentary continental breakfast, daytime refreshments, small plates and evening cocktails while providing a sweeping view of the Las Vegas skyline.

Rates start at $250 per night, excluding tax.

Visit www.hotel32lasvegas.com.

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