Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Elara Hilton Grand Vacation Stair Run, Las Vegas

This week I stayed at Elara Hilton Grand Vacations in Las Vegas Nevada for two nights. It is listed as having 56 floors but there I ran all the way up to the 61st floor. They also skip some of the floors like 40-49. I asked about the 40-49 and the front desk girl said it is because in Japanese the number 4 means death.....good reason I guess. In total the Elara has  52 Floors

I ran up the stairs Thursday morning and it was pretty difficult. The building is very high. If you ever run stairs in Las Vegas near the Strip you will learn there are always smokers in there. This hotel was different, no smokers and no smell of smoke (Yippee!). The top 4 floors are under construction but I still entered into one of those levels and took the elevator back down to the 37th floor  where I was staying (See awesome view from my suite in pic below) The construction guys were not happy to see me wondering on their floor.

View from my hotel room at Elara Hilton. Amazing Rooms.
To warm up I jogged down the stairs from 37 to 4 where there is a nice gym. I did some workouts and ran a mile on the treadmill. Then I dropped down to the first floor and ran up. I am still trying to get into better shape since the holidays so I was slower than I should be but I did not time my run either morning.

I strongly recommend running this building if you stay there in Las Vegas but it also may be difficult to access if you are not a guest of the hotel. Its an Awesome workout and once you exit the elevator on the top floor the view from the windows near the elevator is amazing.

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