Surbhi Kapila July-August 2016
5 Things to Do
The Entertainment Capital of the World
A magnificent skyline lined with the best of the hotels and casinos in the world, day-night parties, art, luxury shopping, world cuisine. Come and explore the other side of the Sin City.
1. Good God and Caesar
Caesars Palace is a luxury, Roman themed hotel and casino situated on the Strip – a stretch known for its concentration of resorts and hotels in Las Vegas, the largest city in the desert state of Nevada. Built in 1966, Ceasars Palace is one of the largest hotels in the world and a landmark in Las Vegas. It attracts thousands of high rollers to its casinos. Everything here is grand and opulent — its architecture, housing towers, pools, lounges, nightclubs, restaurants and even its car park which hosted a Formula One World Championship event in 1981. A lesser known fact about the hotel is that it also houses a shrine of Lord Brahma- the Hindu Lord of Creation. Located near the Serendipity Restaurant in the hotel, the Brahma idol was made in Thailand and installed here under the supervision of Buddhist monks and is a a replica of the Brahma Shrine at the Erawan Hotel in Bangkok, which is said to bring good luck to the visitors.
2. Party by the Pool
The Cosmopolitan hotel hosts one of the best parties in the city with the best of international DJs who gather an uber crowd including celebrities and models. The Marquee Day Club and Night Club is a multi-level party arena with an entertainment complex that boasts two pools, several bars and a gaming arena. The day-club alone takes up about 2200 sqm of the over 6,000 sqm of the club’s space and it is the place where people can continue their party from the night before, helped by the free flowing champagne, ensuring that the party just never stops.
3. Shop till you Drop
Shopping at the Caesars, Bellagio or the Fashion Show mall can be a luxury treat but is expensive. On the contrary, the Las Vegas Premium Outlets malls which are located in North and South of the city are the smarter places to shop. The Las Vegas North Premium Outlets is an outdoor-village styled centre. It offers 175 designer and branded outlets deep discounts ranging from 25 pc to 65 pc on popular brands like Coach, Michael Kors, Nike, Tory Burch and many more. Their sister centre, just 15 km away at the southern edge of the strip is a climate- controlled indoor mall and features factory outlets of Aeropostale, DKNY, Polo Ralph Lauren and many others.
4. Toss the Dice
A trip to the Sin City is incomplete without a gambling session. Don’t worry about winning, just pick a card or toss the dice and have fun. Some renowned Casinos in the city are at hotels like Luxor, MGM Grand, Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino, Venetian, Bellagio, Flamingo, Mirage and these form only a part of the long list. There are casinos on and off the strip and there is room for everyone in them and a game to suit any style. They set the bar for hosts and gamblers all over the world. The luxury, the fun, the risk is high and unlike anywhere else in the world.
5. It’s Show Time, Always
There is always a show running in the city and there is one for everyone. One could do nothing else but watch them all the time without compromising on the entertainment factor. Some well-known shows in the city include the ones put up by the Canadian production company Cirque du Soleil. They stage various shows of which “O”, “Michael Jackson One”, “The Beatles Love”, make for the most famous ones. You can suit your taste by picking shows from themes of music, comedy or drama and they will be equally ecstatic. Listen to Celine Dion sing at the Caesars, let Terry Factor trick you with his illusions and impressions at the Mirage or make some magic with Penn and Teller at the Rio. Nothing can be worth missing — the hotels, the shows or the artists.