The Vegas hotel industry is all about out doing the people next door. This makes for some pretty impressive hotels and casinos for visitors to enjoy. However, it does pose one problem: where to stay? With so many high-end resorts available, deciding where to spend your vacation can be challenging. Here are some of the most famous high-end resorts and what sets them apart from the rest.
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The opening of Bellagio in October of 1998 is one of the biggest moments in recent Vegas history. The hotel features beautiful botanical gardens that change with the seasons and a magnificent glass sculpture by artist Dale Chihuly. Visitors looking for peace and quiet, however, may disappointed as the hotel is a popular tourist attraction which brings in throngs of people on a daily basis.
The formidable Venetian Resort is home to an impressive waterway that cuts through a replica of St. Mark’s Square. Gondoliers steer you around while performers serenade you with operatic songs. The hotel is also home to some of the city’s greatest shows and restaurants. If you’re a gambler who enjoys a little culture with your nightlife, this may be the casino for you!
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Just as its name suggests, The Mirage contains tropical foliage and a glass atrium filled with natural sunlight and the soothing sounds of a real waterfall. Although the architecture is less impressive than that of some of the bigger Vegas resorts that have popped up recently, the Mirage is still a major player on the strip and hosts some of the best shows in the city.
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Opened in 1966, Caesars Palace is one of the oldest casinos in Las Vegas. Stars such as Celine Dion and Elton John perform often at its 4,100 seat Colosseum. The hotel is also home to plenty of high-end shops which make it an ideal place for those looking to spend some of that cash they won at the blackjack tables. While this is a hotel for visitors with expensive tastes, affordable rooms can be found with a bit of pre-planning.
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The Mandarin Oriental is one of the coolest hotels in the city. Although there is no gambling and the hotel does not host any shows or productions, many visitors will find that the 23rd floor of the hotel is one of the coolest jazz clubs in all of Las Vegas. Visitors can sit at the bar and look out on to the strip while live music fills the room. This convenient city center location offers easy access to all the casinos and restaurants for those looking for a little of the excess which characterizes the city.
Whether you are looking for high stakes gambling, an eye-catching show, or high-end shops to spend some of your newly earned cash, Las Vegas has the place for you. The best way to choose the right hotel is to decide how you want to spend your trip and be sure to reserve your room well ahead of time.
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