Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 | 2 a.m.
It's not cheap to live like a Las Vegas king. Suites and villas on the Strip can cost a few grand — or even a few dozen grand — a night.
Good thing it's free to look.
Here's a peek at some of the nicest, and priciest, hotel suites on the Strip:
Hard Rock Hotel: Provocateur Suite
For those with a wild side, the Hard Rock’s Provocateur suite offers 2,800 square feet of space for all kinds of, well, adult activities.
The penthouse “sets the stage for guests to play out their most intimate fantasies,” Hard Rock officials say.
It rents for $3,500 a night and features two master bedrooms, two oversized bathrooms and a “secret vault” with toys, equipment and costumes. There also is a private bar and a private outdoor pool and lounge.
In the shower, silhouettes of naked women react and sway to people’s movements. And in the master bedroom, flipping a switch brings the shades down, dims the lights and, thanks to a projector system, shows two women on the bed.
Aria: Sky Villas and Penthouses
Part of MGM Resorts International’s CityCenter complex, Aria’s Sky Villas range from 2,000 to 7,000 square feet and cost between $2,500 and $7,500 a night.
The one- or two-story vacation spots come with 24-hour butler service. Certain villas have formal dining rooms that can hold up to 12 people, as well as billiard, massage and steam rooms. Some also have exercise rooms and salons with shampoo bowls.
Aria also offers one- and two-bedroom penthouse suites that range in size from 1,465 to 2,060 square feet. Prices range from $875 a night to at least $1,100 a night.
They offer wet bars, separate living areas, dining rooms, powder rooms and, in the two-bedroom penthouses, a 42-inch LCD TV.
Regardless of whether you get a villa, penthouse or regular suite, you get a limo ride to and from the airport, private check-in lounges and private elevators with 24-hour security.
The Mirage: Villas 9 and 10
With nightly rates starting at $3,500, these two-bedroom, 3,400-square-foot villas at the Mirage, owned by MGM Resorts International, were remodeled roughly two years ago.
Each villa has 24-hour butler service, and its guests receive round-trip limo rides to and from the airport. They are whisked in and out of the hotel through a private, gated entrance.
The villas also have their own backyards. Villa 9, for instance, offers a large outdoor patio with a fire pit, bar, pool, Jacuzzi, two televisions and a dining table for 10.
The Palms: Two-Story Sky Villa
Take a personal glass elevator to this two-story, 9,000-square-foot villa at the Palms. But be prepared to pay for the experience.
At full price, the nightly weekend room rate starts at $40,000.
The villa features three bedrooms, a fitness center, dry sauna, outdoor terrace, media room with revolving bed and 12-person Jacuzzi. It can accommodate up to 250 people.
There also is a massage room, balconies off the bedrooms and 24-hour butler service.
Wynn: Fairway Villas and Parlor Suites
Staying in a two-bedroom Fairway Villa at the Wynn costs at least $3,500 a night on weekdays and at least $4,500 a night on weekends.
The villas overlook an 18-hole golf course and include wraparound balconies and patios. First-floor villas include private infinity pools.
If a villa is above your price point, check out the Wynn’s Parlor suites. Starting at $750 a night, the 1,330-square-foot suites include a private check-in and concierge service.
The Rio: Palazzo Suites
The Rio, owned by Caesars Entertainment, offers nine Palazzo suites. You’ll get plenty of space no matter which you pick.
They range from 4,000-square-feet one bedrooms to 13,950-square-feet six bedrooms. Those feature two stories and an elevator.
The suites include butler service, media rooms, wet bars and formal dining areas. And of course, each master bedroom has a hot tub — on its balcony.
Nightly rates for the suites start at about $10,000.