Best Hotels In Vegas
In 1997, the New York New York opened and led a new challenge in for others to keep up with them. Nobody did for almost eighteen months. You can tell the hotel by the 150 foot Statue of Liberty in front of it. You can also see a bit of the Manhattan skyline – The Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building. To top it off, it has a huge roller coaster built around it as well. Inside, you can enter the casino through the Brooklyn Bridge, and you will end up in Greenwich Village afterwards. The main casino and gambling areas are done up to look like Central Park.
Caesars Palace was opened in 1966. It was built to showcase Roman History. The Coliseum, the baths, the staff dressed in gladiator outfits all serve to remind us what this hotel is about. It has four towers of rooms that have wall to floor windows with the most breath-taking views you will ever find. The Forum Shops occupy three floors and has stores for every taste and interest. From a Houdini magic shop to FAO Schwarz’s toy store, you can find a wide variety of shopping available.
The Venetian and its twin tower, Venezia, all have suite type rooms. Most have the bed area as well as a sunken living room complete with TV and a mini-fridge stocked with goodies. They boast six outdoor pools and most are heated even in the winter. The Grand Canal Shoppes on the second floor rank up there with Caesar’s Forum Shoppes. Also, on the second floor as well as outside the hotel, you can ride in a gondola around the hotel. The second floor’s ceiling is decorated to make you think you are outside on a warm spring day. It is a very relaxing place to walk and window shop.
Expensive Hotels on the Strip
The Four Seasons Luxury Hotel and Resort is located on the top five floors of the Mandelay Bay. It has its own registration desk and driveway entrance. It will get you away from all the noise and clash of the Mandelay Bay casino. The service is superb here and you and your children will be so spoiled, you won’t want to ever leave the room. If you are pining for the casino sounds, you just have to walk through the front door and you are in the casino. It is never far away, it just seems that way due to the piece and quiet of the resort. These rooms can run upwards of $500 a night.
The MGM Grand had added onto its its massive hotel and casino by constructing an Emerald Tower that has about 700 rooms available. It is no longer a family hotel. The Wizard of Oz theme that gave the hotel its identity at first has been replaced by a lounge called TABU and several striptease shows have been added to the show lineup. Wolfgang Puck has an eaterie here as well as Emeril Lagasse. They also have a lion habitat that showcases two lions every hour. The spas and swimming pools are pleasing and leave you wanting to stay in the hot tub. Rooms here run upwards of $330 a night.
The Bellagio is a 1.6 million luxury resort. It is named for a small village in Lake Como, but the hotel itself is anything but small. It has marble structures and gaudy glass blown flower sculptures on the ceilings. It has a beautiful choreographed dancing water display that is set to music. At night, when they add in the colored lights, this is really a treat. The hotel has six heated pools and several have gushing fountains in them. The spas and health club facilities are wonderful and the attendants will keep you stock full of towels or iced tea. Rooms here can run upwards up $499 a night.