Few places on earth have achieved the same level of fame and notoriety as the glorious city of Las Vegas, and more than 30 million tourists flock there every year in search of fun and fortune. Star of countless Hollywood movies, Sin City has played host to some of the greatest entertainers in the world and can make or break a career in a single night. However, the real stars of Las Vegas are without a doubt the magnificent casino hotels that line the famous strip, and the 10 hotels on the following list guarantee a truly spectacular experience.
1. Wynn Las Vegas and Encore
Wynn resort and its newly-built sister resort Encore offer just about everything you could ever want from Las Vegas hotels. Shops, salons, spas, nightclubs, award-winning restaurants, a casino and Garth Brooks can all be found under two roofs, and the Encore Beach Club is widely regarded as one of the best pool clubs in town.
2. Red Rock Casino Resort & SpaPhoto: redrock.sclv.com
Located 10 miles west of the famous strip, this recently opened hotel sits on 70 acres of land in the shadow of the breath-taking Red Rock Mountains and is the perfect choice for families looking for a wide variety of entertainment. Kids can take their pick of a bowling alley, movie theatre, arcade, conservation area or golf course, and parents can hit the gym before indulging in a relaxing spa package.
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3. The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
The Venetian is truly a sight to behold, and singing gondoliers can be seen serenading passengers through the Grand Canal on traditional Venetian gondolas. Visitors are spoiled for choice when it comes to activities such as shopping, dining, gaming, and clubbing, and for something truly special helicopter rides to the Grand Canyon can be arranged through the hotel’s concierge service.
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4. Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino
From Italy we travel to Paris where guests can relax poolside under the shadow of the Eiffel Tower before heading for drinks in Napoleon’s lounge for live music and stand-up comedy. Sports enthusiasts will feel right at home in the Race and Sports Book, and don’t forget to make a quick detour to England to dine at Gordon Ramsey Steak.
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5. Mandalay Bay
Mandalay Bay is a megaresort with a difference. Comprising over 3000 rooms, the hotel offers just about anything you could ever want from swimming with sharks to a Michael Jackson tribute show performed by Cirque De Soleil. Beach lovers will feel right at home here thanks to the 1.6 million gallon wave pool and 2700 tons of sand lining the hotel’s beach club.
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6. MGM Grand
The second largest hotel in the world, the MGM Grand is the quintessential Las Vegas hotel. Heavyweight boxing matches, circus shows, a tiger pen, and David Copperfield are all on hand to keep guests entertained, and gamblers can try their luck for a $1 million prize from the casino’s custom built machines.
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Former home of Siegfried and Roy, this tropical themed hotel boasts its very own dolphin habitat, atrium, and exploding volcano, and guests will be mesmerised by the 20,000 gallon aquarium situated behind the front desk which is home to over 450 different species of fish.
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8. Caesars Palace
The mighty Caesars Palace once hosted the legendary Rat Pack and is now the home of musical giants such as Elton John, Celine Dion, and Rod Stewart. The Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis offers guests the choice of 5 spectacular pools each with their own theme and set against a dramatic backdrop of stunning Roman architecture.
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9. Circus Circus
Circus Circus has established itself as one of the most family-friendly hotel and casinos on the strip. Kids will have a blast in the Adventuredome Theme Park complete with rollercoasters and 4-D theatre rides, and those who purchase a ticket to The Blue Man Group receive a free all-day ride pass.
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For an authentic Las Vegas experience, the Bellagio embodies the true spirit of Sin City. The iconic water fountains still impress visitors with their daily light show, and the hotel’s own art gallery and botanical gardens will transport guests back to Old World Italy.
Whether you are heading to Vegas to try your luck at the blackjack table, or simply to take in the many sights and sounds, Las Vegas hotel’s offer unrivalled luxury and service that will ensure you have the vacation of a lifetime in one of the most exciting places in the world.