One of the most amazing things about walking around Las Vegas is that each casino feels like you are walking through a different part of the world. The Venetian creates a romantic setting reminiscent of Italy, built to recreate the atmosphere experienced in Venice. This stunning hotel is built on the property of the former Sands Hotel in 1999, at a cost of $1.5 billion, making it one of the most expensive resorts of its kind at its time of opening. This five diamond luxury hotel and casino resort has 36 stories, and stands 475 feet tall. The Venetian is owned and operated by Las Vegas Sands, and is a resort complex together with its sister The Palazzo Hotel and Casino Resort, making it the second-largest hotel in the world, with 4,049 rooms, 3,068 suites, and a 120,000 square foot casino.
This spectacular hotel is one of Las Vegas’s gems, not just in size but in appearance too. The Bellagio is immediately noticeable by the eight acre man-made lake in front of the large hotel building. This lake is considered an icon of Las Vegas, and many spectators gather at the water’s edge to watch the glistening spraying fountain show. Modeled after Lake Como Resort in Bellagio, Italy, this hotel will take you on a trip through time and space from the moment you cross the threshold of the front door. The Bellagio opened its doors in 1998, and is known to be one of the most gorgeous hotel casinos in the world. Featuring a 116,000 square foot casino floor, this epic casino was made for opulence and luxury.
Las Vegas is known as the top casino city in the world, and Caesars Palace is one of the most well-known casinos within the city, and is also one of the most beautiful. Caesars Palace was built to be over-the-top in every aspect. It is historic, magnificent, imposing, and iconic. Opened in 1966, the casino has changed ownership many times, and is currently owned but Harrah’s Entertainment. When developing the hotel, Jay Sarno chose to call it Caesars Palace, believing it would create thoughts of royalty deduced from the name Julius Caesar, and he wanted every one of the hotels guests to feel like a king. Everything about this casino is spectacular, and is very indicative of its namesake. The Baroque-Roman architecture can be seen at the entrance to Caesars Palace, where spurting fountains and stunning replicas of attractive Roman statues are on display. The large, looming pillars and decorative architraves give this sprawling 14 story building its defined look.
The Wynn and Encore
Unlike anything else on the Las Vegas Strip, this beautiful curved building opened its doors in December 2008, and has since established a name for itself as one of the grandest hotel casino resorts in Las Vegas. Located in the same complex as its equally opulent sister hotel, the Wynn, these two hotel casinos feature some of the most amazing gambling available in a quiet, upscale environment. Las Vegas is considered a very macho town, so the design of the Wynn was intended to be built to include a more feminine perspective. The exterior of this casino features layer upon layer of detail, and was designed from the inside out. Roger Thomas, the executive vice president of design, wanted to create something built on elegance and opulence, with the end result being sheer beauty that extends far below the surface.