So you’ve made it to Vegas. Whether you’re planning on spending up big with the boys for a week of reckless gambling and debauchery, you’re looking to get hitched on the quick, or you’re keen to take in the sights and sounds of The Strip, you’re going to need to be prepared.
Most importantly, however, you’re going to need somewhere pretty slick to stay. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the coolest Las Vegas hotels. From incredible views, to endless pools and luxurious themed wonderlands, these are the Vegas hotspots you must try.
#1 The Palazzo
If you’re looking for serious Las Vegas luxury, go no further than The Palazzo. From a 3-storey Barneys New York store to the Strip’s only Lamborghini showroom, The Palazzo truly embodies the finer things in life. Some of The Palazzo’s most impressive assets include an 875,000 square foot shopping complex, a cathedral ceiling lobby, restaurants like Wolfgang Puck’s Cut, the SushiSamba nightclub and 3,066 Italian-style rooms including The Prestige Suites with a champagne check-in and exclusive lounge.
#2 Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa
Just minutes from the world-renowned Las Vegas Strip you’ll find the Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa. Ideally situated near the entrance to Red Rock Canyon National Recreation area, nothing beats the views from this Vegas must-stay. If you’re keen on exploring the desert as well as gambling, Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa offers plenty of outdoor activities and epic mountain climbing, as well as a soothing spa to rest and repair before more adventure.
#3 Palms Casino Resort
Having recently undergone a multi-million dollar transformation, the Palms Casino Resort has added redesigned rooms, new culinary experiences, gaming areas and an even more distinctive nightlife offering to its growing repertoire. From notable restaurants like the N9NE Steakhouse to hotspots like Ghostbar and the Peal Concert Theater, the 1,200-room Palms Casino Resort is all about that distinctive Vegas extravagance.
#4 Caesar’s Palace
For that little taste of Rome, you can’t go past Las Vegas’ Caesar’s Palace. This year the casino hotel celebrates its 50th anniversary and features a coliseum-inspired performance venue with headliner entertainment, multiple lavish pools, plenty of upscale shopping, a fountain show, nightclubs, a spa, gym and more fine dining than you can poke a stick at. Who needs to go to Italy?
#5 Wynn Las Vegas
Boasting more Forbes Travel Guide Five Star awards than any other independent hotel company in the world, Wynn Las Vegas offers award-winning restaurants, exciting entertainment and nightlife, a pristine 18-hole golf course, 2 award-winning spas, salons and luxury shopping. If that wasn’t enough, Wynn’s posh suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows with Strip, Downtown or Pool views, massage rooms, marble wet bars and a whirlpool tub for those who are keen to upgrade.
#6 Mandarin Oriental
Stunningly designed and beautiful appointed, Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas is the only Forbes triple 5-star luxury hotel at the heart of The Strip. What sets this iconic hotel apart from others is its non-gaming and smoke-free environment. At the Mandarin Oriental you can escape the gambling, and enjoy the city’s most loved sights and attractions, 392 luxe Asian-inspired rooms and suites, some of Las Vegas’ best restaurants, a 2-level spa and stunning pool deck with incredible views.
Described as ‘residential-styled living spaces with private terraces and breathtaking skyline views’, Cosmopolitan is far cry from your average hotel. As well as a wedding chapel for those last minute life decisions and a dog-friendly park, Cosmopolitan offers one-of-a-kind restaurants featuring world-class chefs, stylish art and design, a vibrant nightlife, eclectic mix of hand-selected boutiques, an unrivaled Pool District, 100,000 square-foot casino and serene Sahra Spa and Hammmam.
#8 Aria Resort & Casino
Las Vegas’ Aria Resort & Casino is as much of an architectural masterpiece as it is a must-stay luxury hotel. Comprising of 2 curvilinear glass stories, measuring 61 stories tall, Aria has been praised for not adhering to an overarching theme, in contrast to the overkill of themed resorts on The Strip. Among the notable aspects of Aria is its reduction of energy consumption and incorporation of technology, with smart rooms that automatically adjust curtains, turn off unused lights and electronics and regulate the temperature when a guest enters and leaves a room. Aria has even been described as ‘the most technologically advanced hotel ever built.’
#9 Nobu Hotel
Nobu Hotel, located within Caesar’s Palace, is the place to be when you’re visiting Las Vegas. The luxury-infused, celebrity-driven hotspot has a distinctly different feel than most Las Vegas hotels, featuring a Japanese-inspire decor mixed with sleek, modern touches. If you’re a big spender, there’s the Sake Suite with your very own billiard table, or the Nobu Penthouse for the ultimate Vegas party with sleek furnishings, a 90-inch flat screen and a round-trip airport limo service.
#10 Delano Las Vegas
Catering to the discerning traveler, Delano Las Vegas is an understated, all-suite retreat just steps away from the main attraction: Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Fusing personalised service with a high-end design concept, Delano Las Vegas is not only visually striking but effortlessly stylish with multiple fine dining restaurants, slick bars, a beach club and bathhouse spa, perfect for relaxation or play.
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