Vdara : The VegasTripping Review 2010
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There is absolutely nothing wrong with Vdara. Except Vdara.
Despite the exquisite, Rafael Vinoly designed silhouette and an array of occasionally interesting art and interior spaces, Vdara suffers from a purpose that no longer exists - a quasi-residential condo/hotel. Always the plight of the jack of all trades, they are master of none.
As a functioning hotel, Vdara is perhaps best suited for business centric travelers, non-gamblers, or conventioneers who need their room to do more than sleep, shower and screw. Oh and if you smoke, playing sneak-a-toke will saddle you with a $200 cleaning fee - a bullet point all guests are required to initial upon check in.
Navigating Vdara is a snap, the elevator bank is fifty steps away from the reception desk. Wayfinding from the elevator landings is a slight bit more complex, without fail I ALWAYS headed the wrong way to get to my room. I wholly suspect user error.