Fit for Platinum Card Holders, But Democratically Available to All:: Las Vegas

My sister blew in from New York for a week-end together in Las Vegas, en-route to our week’s stay at the new Fitness Ridge Resort and Spa,aka: the Compassionate Boot-Camp, in Utah. (Watch for upcoming story.)

We checked into our digs for the night, a place I stumbled across on the internet, The Platinum Hotel & Spa. Sis was totally disgruntled…I spend 6 hours on the plane and you can’t even book us on the STRIP? (Some people have such trouble keeping an open mind.)

So, in the spirit of full disclosure, The Platinum is….two tiny blocks from the heart of things, where it can be found right behind Bally’s. (Or as their brochure states: All the bells and whistles without all the bells and whistles.) That being said this no-smoking hotel (and in Vegas that is huge!) is a real find, which didn’t surprise us after we found out it was a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts.

Platinum offers gorgeous designer-furnished condos, with one bedrooms ranging from a generous 90-to 1100 square feet. But Sis and I sprung for the two-bedroom suite, weighing in at a sumptuous 2400+ square feet plus
a private wrap around balcony overlooking the indoor/outdoor pool with mountain vista backdrop. Each unit has a bathroom (with oversized whirlpool tub and designer shower) that by itself is as big as most hotel rooms, a state of the art gourmet kitchen-even a washer/dryer should you be missing your daily chores back home!

A word more about the Hotel’s outdoor swims. We were so relaxed at the 4th floor pool oasis, lounging on the cabana beds, in front of the outdoor fire pit, chattering away while sipping the hotel’s signature Zen-tini cocktail and that we actually considered canceling our tickets to O!

Should you win a little something at the slots you can treat yourself at the full service Well Spa… should you lose, go for lots of dessert at the sophisticated Restaurant. We didn’t have a chance to eat there but next time I’m going to try the tempting “Monte Cristo on Grilled Cinnamon Doughnuts’ and get Sis to stay awake so we can check out the outdoor nightclub that looked totally fun.

Platinum Hotel & Spa
211 E. Flamingo Road
Las vegas, NV 89169

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