You don’t have to fly to Las Vegas to feel or be treated like a high-roller. Last summer, Maryland's Live! Casino and Hotel opened a 17-story luxury hotel in Hanover, MD, about an hour drive from D.C.
For casino and gaming aficionados, it’s a chance to roll the dice and live larger than life at one of the many suite-style stays. Even if you don’t like to gamble, it’s a hotel that exceeds many of the standard amenities found at other boutique and luxury hotels. Here are three suite-life stays suited for your anniversary, wedding, or girls/guys-only weekend.
Estimated nightly rate: $600
Need room to call your own for some solitude and much-needed R&R? Then, look no further than one of the five spa suite options offered at Maryland's Live!
What makes this stay a step above the rest is the fact that your spa treatments take place as part of in-room service. Located directly off the suite’s living area is a full-service spa room, where a handful of body treatments, massage therapies, and facials can be performed. Plus, there’s a fully-equipped gym offering body strength and cardio training options just down the hall.
If a spa stay isn’t splurge-worthy enough, book the spa villa, a single penthouse-style suite with a private terrace. Regardless of the suite you choose, each room comes with some oversized accommodations, including a giant soaking tub for two, dual vanities, a walk-in water closet and programmable shower with light and rainwater effects. These suites are also popular with wedding parties looking for some seclusion and direct access to a salon for pre-ceremony prep.
Estimated nightly rate: $2,000
For a room that's popular with weekend revelers, be sure to book the luxury suite. Enter the room, and one of the first things you’ll notice is a large bar stationed near the middle of the room. The hotel features two luxury-style suites, and both rooms come furnished with amenities like a Bluetooth sound system, two 64-inch HDTVs and a living and dining area for entertaining guests.
The master bedroom includes walk-in closets, a vanity station, and an en-suite bath. This room is often one of the preferred options for a romantic weekend or girls or guys-only getaway. If your squad requires some space, don’t worry—suites connect via interior doors making it a choice option for bachelor and bachelorette parties.
Estimated nightly rate: Undisclosed
For the very pinnacle in suite-life accommodations, look no further than one of the penthouse options located at the very top of the Live! Hotel. Whether it’s the West Wing or Southview Penthouse, you’ll be surrounded by amenities and always on-call staff. Both rooms feature private terraces, plus spacious living, dining and entertainment areas with features like a movie theater room, gas fireplace, pool table and built-in wet bar.
Each room comes with two bedrooms, both with en-suite bathrooms, and of course, you’ll be sleeping in a king-sized bed featuring a luxury-grade pillow-top mattress. When you’re hungry, order up room service or dine out at the Zagat-rated steakhouse downstairs, The Prime Rib. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind that’s reserved for high-rollers and card-sharks only. The casino requires you to call ahead if you want to even inquire about room rates and availability.