The Global Life: The Inn Inside

Big hotels are creating a new kind of upscale sanctum to beat the boutiques

The huge, jasmine-scented, marble-floored lobby of the Venetian resort in Las Vegas is almost always abuzz with activity. As in most Vegas hotels, guests traipse to their suites through a bustling casino. To the right of the long check-in desk, though, a quieter enclave awaits. There, in a hallway accented with deep cherrywood and mirrored walls, three elevators whisk guests to a more intimate check-in area on the 10th floor of the resort's newest addition: the $275 million, 12-story Venezia hotel tower, opened last June and billed as "an oasis of tranquility." As incongruous as it sounds for a Vegas hotel,...

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