We started with the Sky Villa, which we probably shouldn't have because nothing can compare. They have one story and two story villas and we received a call back from management regarding a one story, 2 bedroom villa. We toured two different options today. Option 1 is Villa 9 on the 57th floor at 3,600 sq. Ft. and option 2 was Villa 20 on the 58th (top) floor at 4,600 sq. Ft. (which I'm sure is more than the $3k we were quoted). Keep in mind we have also toured the 2 bedroom Sky Loft @ MGM for $3,250/night as well.
First let me address the elevator question, technically all the suites and rooms have someone checking cards. The EH suite is located with the 'regular rooms' (at the VERY end of the hallways) and just has a security person at a podium about 20 ish feet before the elevators, you could get behind him and people are always asking him questions - so easily distracted. The sky suites and villas have a person actually checking key cards. You can either make a guest list to have that person check names or hire an elevator attendant so they just say they're here for so and so - I asked about an 'elevator password' like MGM has and they said they'll check into it. I have been in contact with Mike from Masterpiece Cuisine and he said they've done parties in the Villas, just needs someone to let him up.
Option 1: When we walked in, both the hubs and I looked at each other and knew it was perfect. I wish I would have gotten a picture of the first view of walking in, but I'll try to explain: You come in kind of at an angle and off to the right is the bar and straight and to the left is an extended living room and behind a clear(ish) wall on the left is a dining table that seats 8. There is a little hallway and butlers kitchen off that as well. Then to the right of the bar is a long hallway with two bedrooms.
Option 2: Everything is earth like tones, and tons of gold. The bathroom and closet for the women are HUGE. Doesn't seem as entertainment friendly, but I did like the bar better.
1 bedroom sky suite penthouse: I didn't take any pictures. You can find pictures and YouTube videos of these, but they were small! Maybe 15 - 20 TOPS. It wasn't the 1 bedroom panoramic, but concierge said it's the same sq footage. Which is true as far as TOTAL sq Ft goes, but the Panoramic definitely has more entertaining space. Would be kind of nice to get ready in there the day of.
Executive Hospitality Suite: If it was available on our day we would have booked. We plan for 50 people and I think there would be plenty of room. The concierge guy that was doing the tour let it slip that he had a party in there with 70 people at one point. He's also said he's seen these rooms go as low as $300/night! INSANE! They're over 2,000 sq Ft! I also flat out asked about picking up and bringing outside food and he didn't bat an eye and said it would be fine.
I'll post the first villa pictures in this post, then make comments for the other two rooms.