When her fiancé got a job in Las Vegas, Remington Garland knew that moving would be smart for her, too. “I knew there was no better place to experience the best of the best service than here in Las Vegas,” said the L.A. native, who already had six years of working in the hospitality industry. Garland continued her career at SLS Las Vegas, where for the past nine months she’s worked as the property’s VIP concierge: “A full-service concierge—so long as it’s legal we can take care of it,” she said. When not on the clock, Garland loves to dine around the city. “I always tell my guests that they should plan for one great dinner during their stay,” she said. Garland offered some more advice on the city for VEGAS2GO readers.
What are some highlights of your property?
SLS Las Vegas is such a unique hotel and is in a location where you can explore Downtown Las Vegas. We have such incredible restaurants on property that all have unique guest experiences such as Bazaar Meat by José Andrés and Katsuya. The new Foundry concert hall, that is able to fit up to 2,000 people, is quite impressive for the live entertainment we have coming up.
What is one of the best-kept secrets of Las Vegas?
One of the best-kept secrets is that if you’re looking for an amazing view of the Strip, visit The Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay. It’s on the top floor and it’s such a lively lounge that everyone would love.
Where can visitors find family-oriented entertainment?
I love suggesting Container Park for family entertainment in Downtown Las Vegas. Container Park has this large playground that can keep the kids entertained for hours but allow the parents to shop and dine. Most nights they have live entertainment and/or movie nights, too.
What is the most romantic spot in Vegas?
The most romantic spot in Vegas would be, in my opinion, the Bellagio. The fine-dining options and pristine décor, even with just a stroll through the resort, will have set you in the mood.
What would you recommend to do or see for under $20 per person?
For those who have never been to Vegas before, I always strongly suggest having them walk around the center of the Strip. The Paris hotel would be the perfect spot to start and I would recommend doing the Eiffel Tower Experience where you can see an amazing view of Las Vegas and watch the Bellagio fountains show from the top of the Eiffel Tower. (And) schedule, in advance, the complementary Hexx Chocolate Tasting and Tour at Hexx Kitchen & Bar.
What are three shows that you often recommend?
The first show I would recommend the most is Absinthe at Caesars Palace. It’s definitely the type of show that guests absolutely want to experience if they want a good laugh and to be wowed by the incredible acts—this show screams Vegas! Le Rêve at Wynn would be my second recommendation. The mixture of incredible circus acts, salsa moves and water tricks makes this show so unique and different. Last, but not least, I would recommend Michael Jackson ONE at Mandalay Bay. It’s such an amazing show to see but being able to sing along to your favorite songs just makes it that much more fun. They also sell fun drinks named after Michael Jackson, like the Moon Walker!
Anything new that a tourist should definitely know about?
Downtown Las Vegas is so up and coming with many new restaurants, coffee shops and the shopping center, Container Park. I’ll suggest to my guests to go there and check out some of old Vegas but also to see the new artsy vibe that’s been created down there.
What offbeat tip can you offer visitors?
A tip I would offer guests is to take our monorail. It truly is a great source of transportation and can be very cost-effective, if you plan to go up and down the Strip a lot.
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