The Vdara hotel is connected to the Bellagio by a pedestrian walkway, and Aria, CityCenter’s 4000-room centerpiece, is just across the driveway-which gives the Vegas hotel the best of both worlds: you’re in the centre of it all, but it’s possible to escape the constant hum of the slot machines and drunken frat boys sucking down oversized frozen drinks. Rooms are sleek and modern, with walkthrough kitchens and freestanding soaking tubs. Upgrade to a penthouse suite, located on the top three floors, with panoramic city views-and don’t miss brunch at Silk Road (the blueberry ricotta pancakes with orange blossom syrup and candied rose petals are a must). Rooms are sleek and modern, with a neutral color palette of deep browns, taupes, and heather grays. All suites have full kitchens, freestanding soaking tubs and Aveda bath products.