The swanky Rumor Boutique Hotel is situated a few blocks east of the Strip, across from the popular Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The "art" of travel takes on a whole new meaning here.
This gem of a place is small but has a lot of character, thanks to an array of eclectic décor elements. The interior combines minimalist design with an eye-catching white and purple color palette. You'll often make amazing discoveries when you least expect them -- like the human head-shaped table in the women's restroom or the large candle chandelier literally dripping with melted wax in a dining nook near the restaurant.
All of the 150 rooms at the Rumor Boutique Hotel are suites. They boast contemporary furnishings. In addition to a living area with a modern couch and coffee table, the beds feature custom-made mattresses. Many of the bathrooms have elevated soaking tubs or large showers (the ones in The Fantastic Four suites hold between five to 10 people) with benches. There are also colorful wall paintings of seductive women -- and the adult entertainment channel on your flat-screen TV is always free.
The hotel has one dining venue, Addiction Restaurant. It serves modern American cuisine with a bit of a twist. All the dishes arrive with artful presentations. As its name suggests, guests are sure to get hooked on many of the "tapatizers" -- like the Mac Styx, the maple bacon popcorn and the short rib nachos.
The tapas menu is also available in the bar and lobby area, where you'll enjoy a happy hour every evening. Special events -- like "Yappy Hour" for people who want to party with their pups (note: the hotel is very pet-friendly) -- happen often.
The lovely pool at Rumor Boutique Hotel is home to Las Vegas' only grassy knoll and is decked out with hammocks in the property's signature purple. The atmosphere is relaxed, chic and sexy. During summer, it's a happening place with pool parties occasionally held on the weekends.
Located in the vicinity of Vegas' top resorts, restaurants, shopping centers and attractions, the Rumor Boutique Hotel provides luxurious accommodations along with unsurpassed service. And it's where art and unusual surprises will take you a world away from ordinary life!
-- By Renée LiButti