I stayed at the Wynn in Las Vegas last week.
For those of you who have not been to Las Vegas, the Wynn is the successor to the Bellagio, the next of the super luxury hotels. In fact, the place was so luxurious, so over the top, it made me feel uncomfortable.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I like a nice hotel. I like a good, clean room, a comfortable bed, a good TV, maybe a nice restaurant on site.
What I don’t want is somebody offering me the unattainable, something that is beyond my understanding or wants.
Gold plated faucets and TV’s in the bathroom and matching bathrobes are nice, but they scream “You’re not worthy!”
I really don’t want to think a yogurt parfait and orange juice at $17 is normal. I don’t want to think a $300 tab for a dinner for four is OK. I don’t want to lose the value of how hard it is to make money and how easy it is to spend it.
So, next time I go to Vegas, I won’t stay at the Wynn, not because it’s not nice, but because it’s too nice. Does that make any sense?