Three Iconic Las Vegas Hotels You Simply Must Visit

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Las Vegas, Nevada, is the ultimate adult’s playground. The internationally renowned resort city bills itself as the Entertainment Capital of the World, and there are very few Las Vegas visitors that would argue against those claims. Affectionately known as “Sin City,” Las Vegas is famous, some may say infamous, for its “anything-goes” attitude, in addition to the phrase, “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.”

Although most associate Las Vegas with gambling, which is only natural due to the high concentration of casinos in the city, particularly on the Las Vegas Strip, there is much more to Vegas than taking on the house. Some of the world’s best restaurants and shows are found in Las Vegas, while some of the buildings are engineering masterpieces that are steeped in history and are a sight to behold. Make sure you pay a visit to the following three iconic Las vegas hotels if you are ever in town.

Caesars Palace

It is impossible not to see Caesars Palace when you head to the famous Las Vegas Strip because the resort dominates the skyline due to its enormous size. It is incredible to think that Caesars Palace was built in the 1960s. In fact, it is almost unbelievable to conceive. Your jaw will drop open as you head into the Roman Empire-themed complex. The sheer size of the place is awe-inspiring, and you may have to enjoy online betting Las Vegas style because you may not reach the hotel’s vast casino and poker room during a single visit.

Caesars Palace opened to the public on August 5, 1965, but has since seen vast extensions to its footprint. Today, Caesars Palace’s hotel has 3,960 rooms and suites spread across six towers, each one the epitome of luxury.

Sports fans will know about Caesars Palace thanks to it being the venue for several major sporting events, particularly boxing.

The Venetian Las Vegas

The Venetian Las Vegas is one of the newer Las Vegas Strip properties, having opened on May 3, 1999. The late billionaire Sheldon Adelson dreamed up the concept while on his honeymoon in Venice, Italy. Upon his return to the United States, Adelson began funding the project. Adelson wanted a Venice-themed hotel complex, complete with gondoliers, and he got his wish. Seriously, there is a waterway running throughout the Venetian that you can take gondolier rides on!

Although some did not agree with Adelson on many aspects of vegas life, nobody can argue that he was a pioneer when it came to reshaping how Las Vegas operates. Hotels were primarily focused on attracting gamblers to their casinos until Adelson built a vast convention and expo center, which brings in businesses all year round.

Like Caesars Palace, the Venetian has seen several extensions and renovations since opening. Along with the adjacent Palazzo resort, the Venetian-Palazzo is the world’s second-largest hotel with an astonishing 4,049 rooms and 3,068 luxurious suites.

MGM Grand

The Bellagio and its beautiful fountains were going to occupy number three on this list, but then we remembered about the iconic MGM Grand. The hotel is built on the grounds of the former Marina Hotel and Casino, which closed for business in 1990 and was subsequently demolished. MGM Grand Inc broke ground on the new project on November 30, 1990, and opened to the public a little over three years later.

MGM Grand was the largest hotel complex on the planet when it opened but now has to settle for being the world’s largest single hotel, thanks to its 6,852 rooms. The 30-floor building is emerald green, and the property includes five outdoor pools, waterfalls, a mall, nightclubs, and Clark County’s largest casino.

The MGM Grand was as Vegas as you could get in its early days, thanks, in part, to having a lion enclosure! The enclosure closed in January 2012 as part of the casino’s renovation.

 

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