When you think of Las Vegas, you rustle up images of busy casinos, bright lights and ridiculously excessive buffets.
So it’s fair to say not many of us would think of it as a relaxing vaycay spot.
And while tourists love Vegas for its larger-than-life offerings, wouldn’t it be nice to escape the hustle and bustle of the 42 million visitors that pound its pavements every year?
Well now there’s a place for those of us who want to enjoy the lively scene at our own pace.
Earlier this year Park MGM opened its doors to guests and it has been wowing holiday-goers ever since with thanks to the rare peace and quiet it offers in such a prime location.
This positively idyllic hotel in the heart of the strip will allow you to recuperate from the full-on Las Vegas experience and gives visitors a glimpse of what ‘real Vegas’ is like.
While the huge hotel — which has 2,600 rooms — is located in the heart of the infamous strip, sandwiched between the Aria and New York New York, you honestly can’t tell once you’re inside.
The owners have stripped back on the lavish, OTT touches many of the other resorts use, creating a space that is nothing short of cosy.
This vibe is reflected in the whole hotel, most noticeably the bedrooms which feel like a freshly decorated masterpiece in someone’s home.
No two are exactly alike. Each has its own assortment of modern photographs and paintings, making it feel like you’ve popped around to your mate’s house for a cup of tea or a beer.
There’s even a room option for those that travel with pets. YAS!
Even the food has a more local feel to it with their restaurants avoiding the lavish food offerings found throughout Vegas, instead focusing on creating an intimate atmosphere.
Their garden-inspired brunch spot, Primrose, serves French themed cuisine that you can eat in the drawing room or beneath the trees in the outdoor terrace & garden.
We can’t recommend their fluffy buttermilk pancakes, served with almond cream, maple syrup and fresh blueberries enough.
Of course, it wouldn’t be Vegas without a spot of indulgence so we teamed ours with a cheeky mimosa. Delish.
The restaurant also serves heaps of egg dishes, perfect for brekkie-loving Aussies.
It’s not just brekkie the resort has nailed, with their steak restaurant Bavette’s giving off impressive New Orleans vibes and dishing up next-level meals.
Alongside the most tender of steaks, we had the mac ‘n’ cheese and it was to die for.
After we went for a cocktail next door in the Juniper Lounge, which has the largest collection of gin in the whole of Vegas.
The cocktails are not only tasty but also a work of art, with creations such as ‘A Little Birdie’ being drank from a hand-blown glass that mirrors its moniker.
When you’re not eating, you can relax in one of the three pools on-site.
They’re so quiet compared to the MGM Grand across the road, that hosts the iconic Wet Republic pool parties.
It’s the perfect place to unwind.
Even the theatre is tiny compared to others in Vegas, having just 5,200 seats available for huge stars like Cher, Britney Spears and Lady Gaga who are all performing in 2019.
Of course, we’re not suggesting you come to this hotspot of activity to lock yourself away at the Park MGM.
But the blissful secluded spot in the centre of Las Vegas is definitely a haven away from the mania of ‘The Strip’ and the perfect place to re-charge between those big nights out.
Talk about delightful.
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