Here are 10 ways to experience the luxurious side of Las Vegas

Here's how to eat, stay and play like the high rollers

By Lois Alter Mark,

Although slot machines and all-you-can-eat buffets are standard fare in Las Vegas, there’s a whole other luxurious side to the city that only the very wealthy get to experience.

But, if you happen to get lucky, here are 10 "wow"-inspiring ways to spend your winnings. Each one is available to the public; all you have to do is show them the money. 

Fleur Burger 5000 at Fleur

Fleur Burger 5000 at Fleur by Hubert Keller — Photo courtesy of MGM Resorts International

How much is a really amazing burger worth to you? $5,000? Well, then, join the exclusive list of 32 people who have shelled out five grand for the Fleur Burger 5000. 

Award-winning Chef Hubert Keller has elevated the classic American burger to a whole new level, topping a patty of Wagyu beef with foie gras and black truffles, and serving it with a bottle of 1995 Chateau Pétrus 5000. The only downside is you’ll never be able to go back to the drive-thru. 

Maverick Helicopters’ HeliYoga Limitless

HeliYoga Limitless with Maverick Helicopters — Photo courtesy of Maverick Helicopters

Maverick Helicopters partners with Silent Savasana for HeliYoga Limitless, billed as the world’s most exclusive yoga experience.  

For $3,499, you and five friends can take a luxury helicopter flight to Valley of Fire State Park, where you’ll land on one of the highest peaks of Valley of Fire – a spot only accessible via helicopter. You’ll be treated to a private, 75-minute yoga session, surrounded by the breathtaking red rocks. The gorgeous scenery continues with a flight over downtown Las Vegas and the Strip.

You may not be a high roller, but you can still be a high flyer. 

Hyde Fountains of Bellagio Experience

You can be the one to control the world-famous Fountains of Bellagio — Photo courtesy of MGM Resorts International

People come from all over the world to watch the dancing Fountains of Bellagio, but for $250,000, you can be the one actually controlling their moves – while celebrating with the world’s largest bottle of champagne. 

From the seat of honor overlooking the fountains in Hyde – Bellagio’s hot indoor/outdoor nightclub – you’ll open the heavily-guarded gold box. When you hit the red button inside, it cues the music, the 4500 lights and 1200 nozzles – and the delivery of your 30-liter (the equivalent to 40 regular-sized bottles) Midas Ace of Spades champagne.

The feeling of power will leave you as bubbly as the champagne itself. 

Louis XIII 23-Karat Gold Bar at SW Steakhouse

Louis XIII 23K Gold Bar at SW Steakhouse — Photo courtesy of Jeff Green

SW Steakhouse at Wynn Las Vegas sets the gold standard for dessert with this one-of-a-kind tableside presentation.    

A luxe custom box dramatically opens to reveal a totally decadent candy bar made of rich Valrhona Caraibe dark chocolate ganache, and filled with praline crunch and Louis XIII cognac-infused caramel. It’s covered in edible 23-karat gold and presented with a dish of Louis XIII caramel ice cream.

If $100 seems like a bargain for such a sweet ending, you can always add a couple of ounces of the Louis XIII cognac itself for an extra $575. 

Diver’s Dream Package at "Le Reve – The Dream"

You can dive "La Reve - The Dream" during a live show — Photo courtesy of Wynn Las Vegas

This bucket list opportunity gives certified scuba divers access to go not just behind the scenes at "Le Reve – The Dream," but to actually dive the 1.1-million-gallon aqua theater during a live show. 

Don’t worry about missing the show because you’ll have VIP seating to see it the night before you participate. The package also includes a two-night stay at the Wynn, a private backstage tour and a training session with the diving team. Talk about a dream come true!

Note: You’ll have to call for the price because it's unavailable online and based on availability. In other words, this experience is priceless.

18-course Degustation Menu at Joël Robuchon

Le Mignardises Carte at Joël Robuchon — Photo courtesy of MGM Resorts International

If you’ve got a big appetite – and a wallet to match – this is the meal for you. 

Michelin award-winning chef Joël Robuchon has curated an 18-course dinner that is likely to be the best meal you’ve ever eaten. For $445, your taste buds will delight in dish after dish of superbly-prepared beef, seafood, vegetables and pasta – all with a French accent.

To top it off, there are three small desserts, one main dessert plus a dessert cart featuring dozens of mignardises – gorgeous little pastries that convince you there’s still room for one more bite. 

Moët and Chandon Vending Machine at Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas

Moët & Chandon Vending Machine — Photo courtesy of Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas

At most hotel vending machines, you can treat yourself to a soda and maybe a bag of chips. At the Mandarin Oriental, you can treat yourself to a mini bottle of champagne, thanks to the Moët and Chandon vending machine on the 23rd floor Sky Lobby.  

The first one in the country, the machine only accepts specially branded gold Moët coins, which you buy (after showing your ID) at the bar or front desk. Each $25 coin gets you a bottle of Imperial Brut or Imperial Rose, complete with its own mini flute so you don’t have to drink out of the bottle.

Plus, the machine carefully avoids shaking it while dispensing, so you can pop the champagne without worry.  

Deluxe 24-Karat Facial at the Spa at Encore

Entrance to Encore Spa at The Wynn — Photo courtesy of Wynn Las Vegas
 

This luxurious treatment was once available only to royalty, but now you too can experience the benefits of gold – and feel like royalty – with The Spa at Encore’s signature 24-Karat Gold Facial. 

The $420 treatment uses three types of naturally-occurring gold to stimulate skin cells and capture its vitality. Your skin will be nourished, pampered and lovingly tended to for 80 blissful minutes, but you’ll be radiating that glow long after you’ve left the Spa’s stunning environment. 

Deluxe Cocktail at FIZZ

$2,500 Deluxe Cocktail at FIZZ Lounge Las Vegas — Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment

At FIZZ Las Vegas, $2,500 buys you the signature FIZZ Deluxe, a "wild twist on a classic French ’75, made with Grand Marnier Quintessence, Hennessy Richard Cognac, fresh lemon juice, Monin Rose syrup, egg whites for texture and a finishing touch of Dom Perignon Rosé champagne."

This tasty cocktail is topped with a rose petal dusted with real 24K gold flakes. We suggest sipping it veeeeerrrrry slooooowly and holding the glass firmly. 

SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand

SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand — Photo courtesy of MGM Resorts International

The view is always better from the top, especially when you’re looking over the world-famous Strip from the 24-foot floor-to-ceiling windows of your SKYLOFTS loft.

The AAA Five Diamond SKYLOFTS are located on the top two floors of MGM Grand and are available in one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans. Ranging from 1,400 to 6,000 square feet – and $750 to $10,000 per night – their sophisticated design and wealth of amenities is outdone only by the extraordinary level of service provided by personal butlers and concierges. You'll never want to leave.