Built by the Marnells, the same family that created the Rio, this resort is six miles south of McCarran Airport and is a destination onto itself. Sitting at an elevation 400 feet higher than the majority of Strip hotels, The M literally looks down on the rest of Las Vegas. Standard rooms are spacious and modern, with chocolate-brown carpet and dark-wood furniture. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer picture-perfect views of the desert. All rooms come with electronic sensors
that dim the lights when guests are absent to conserve energy. Downstairs, at Spa Mio, the focus is on personal luxury—therapists offer everything from facials to massages and haircuts. Relaxation continues by the pool, which is small but feels ultra-exclusive. The casino, which has windows to let in natural light, hums with excitement—a live-action poker room and spacious race and sports book with mobile gaming technology are among the most popular attractions. Out back, the Entertainment Piazza hosts live concerts under the desert night sky.