Trump, Las Vegas

Trump, Las VegasOur one regret about booking the Trump, Las Vegas for the first night of USA2010 was not booking a room with view of the Las Vegas strip, something we corrected when we stayed at the Wynn across the road (from where this picture is taken).

Positioned behind Fashion Show Mall, just after a bend in Las Vegas Boulevard it offers the most perfect view of Paradise, Nevada from the Venetian south.

The Trump positions itself as a non-gaming sanctuary and so unlike other significant Las Vegas hotels is not a tourist attraction in itself. That is a plus because it is not just the scale of Las Vegas hotels that can make it hard to feel at home, but that you find yourself in a public place where your swimming pool, for example, is served by a bar populated mostly by non-residents. This certainly helped to ensure that the breakfast we had at the DJT restaurant was the best of the trip (and regular readers will know how much I love breakfast).

Naturally, our relatively modest mountain view suite was a fantastic place, with a substantial living area, (unused) kitchenette and a good size bathroom with twin sinks, spa tub etcetera. One is never short of a towel at the Trump. Towels of all sizes are piled high throughout the suites and in the fitness room every machine has its own towel, which did seem a tad excessive, but hey!

My deep tissue massage was great after our ten hour flight, but I felt the spa was let down just a touch by the vanity area. It’s nice to lay on free razors, deodorant, aftershave etcetera. But not cheap ineffective disposable razors, industrial size cans of Right Guard and down market aftershaves. These items were out of place and jarred with the experience.
Tag: USA2010. Written 16 June 2010.

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