Hey, big spender! If you’re feeling overburdened by the unwieldy size of your wallet these days, you’ve come to the right place. No town does over-the-top like Las Vegas. If you thought Sin City was expensive before, just wait until you read about these completely insane, totally outrageous ways to part with your hard-earned money.
1. Have a single pour of whiskey for $3,400
Sink into a tufted armchair at the Talon Club high-stakes gaming room and enjoy a wee dram of rare Balvenie, a 50-year-old single-malt Scotch whiskey, straight from the hogshead cask in the Scottish Highlands. Sampling the $30,000 bottle of booze is $3,400 per 1.5 oz.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South
2. Try a burger for $5,000
Chef Hubert Keller’s budget buster of a burger doesn’t trifle with the truffles. The FleurBurger 5000 is Kobe beef stuffed with black truffles and foie gras, garnished with truffle sauce and served on a brioche truffle bun. Wash it down with a bottle of Chateau Petrus 1995 in Ichendorf Brunello stemware that is yours to keep. You can get fries with that.
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South
3. Sip a cocktail for $10,000
When billionaire Steve Wynn sends you home from XS nightclub with a souvenir, you can bet it won’t be a plastic swizzle stick. Yours to keep with the $10,000 Ono cocktail (Charles Heidsieck champagne and Remy Martin Louis XIII cognac) are a pair of sterling silver cufflinks and a women’s 18K white-gold chain with a black pearl pendant.
3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South
4. Sleep in style for $25,000 a night
You can live like Barbie, LeBron or the Hef at the Palms. The resort’s collection of themed suites includes a hoopster’s hideaway ($25,000) that sleeps 18 and has a half basketball court and scoreboard; a kingpin’s crib with two full-size bowling lanes ($15,000); a playboy’s mini-mansion with an 8-foot round bed that rotates and a shower with a stripper pole ($4,000); and a truly barbalicious Barbie bachelorette pad ($4,000). All prices are per weekend night.
Palms Casino Resort
4321 W. Flamingo Road
5. Throw a beachfront barbecue for $100,000
Ever dreamed of a private concert by your favorite pop star? Rent Mandalay Beach and this song’s for you. The $15,000 base price includes a barbecue dinner and outdoor movie for you and your friends. Bruno Mars cooing that you’re amazing just the way you are costs a bit more. Talent prices start at around $100,000.
Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino
3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South
6. Make the fountains sing for $250,000
The Fountains of Bellagio are playing your song. After the world-famous dancing waters are turned off for the night, a gold box is delivered to your patio seat at Hyde Bellagio nightclub. Inside is a menu of songs and a red button. Pick a song and press the button to turn on 4,700 lights and 1,200 fountains. Toast the moment with a 30-liter bottle of Ace of Spades champagne.
Bellagio Las Vegas
3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South
—Anne Burke, Brand Publishing Writer