Cuisine & Cocktails
At the turn of the century into the 2000s claim couldn’t quite be made in the realm of dining. There was still shrimp cocktail buffet is from a miserLG $4.99. Today, celebrity chef Hubert Keller serves a Kobe beef burger with a bottle of Château Petrus for $5,000! A mere bagatelle! At one time Serendipity 3 restaurant on the strip Sold the worlds most expensive ice cream sundae with 24-carat gold leaf for $1,000 and the XS nightclub offered a champagne cognac cocktail for $10,000 a glass. Vegas truly is the playground opulence.
At the Venetian, there is not one, but several celebrity chefs restaurants: Emeril Lagasse, Thomas Keller, Mario Batali and the cake boss himself, Buddy Valastro. At Caesar’s Palace, you have Giada DeLaurentiis, Gordon Ramsay, Mr Chow and more. At MGM grand there is iron chef Masaharu Morimoto And Joël Robuchon, The highest ranked chef in the world with over 30 Michelin stars. The MGM hospitality company also boasts Julian Serrano, Charlie Palmer, Tom Colicchio and Jean-Georges Vongerichten at its other properties.
There is more high calibre talent in our culinary scene than any claims in New York, Los Angeles or San Francisco; and ours are all neatly together interest 4.2 miles of sumptuous dining luxury we casually label “the strip “
Yes, in the past we had headline entertainment celebrities; but it wasn’t until Celine Dion arrived at the Coliseum in Caesar’s Palace and Britney Spears at Planet Hollywood that the true residency was born. Those two ladies alone completely changed our entertainment landscape. Produces discovered it was easier, less costly better fans to fly to see the stars here in concert rather than have the artists trick around the world to perform in their town. Even the Rolling Stones personally approved of having Las Vegas is the only West Coast location for its new Exhibitionism exhibit through January 2018.
The top 10 clubs in America and over $550 million in revenue last year and the ranking is topped by the two of the biggest clubs have ever existed: XS in the Wynn And Hakkasan n in MGM Grand. Hakkasan claims to have residency contracts with five of the worlds top 10 DJs for the worlds best nightlife experience.
Even our topless adult clubs claim to be the biggest and best! For five consecutive years, the sapphire adult entertainment complex has been boated best gentleman‘s club by review journal readers poll at 70,000 ft.² of topless entertainment, it truly is the worlds largest gentleman‘s club.
If you prefer to watch the topless showgirls strut their stuff in a production show, the legendary crazy girls (now at Planet Hollywood Hotel-Casino) are better than ever as they celebrate the 30th year of stripping down to next to nothing. The topless temptresses at Sexxy in the Westgate led by Jennifer Romas and the glamour girls of Fantasy at the Luxor remain’s top draw too.
Diamonds may well be a girl’s best friend, but there is all manner of choices from such high-end dress such as Cartier and Louis Vuitton at the shops at Crystals Aria and such luxury shopping with more than 160 signature stores including England’s Thomas Pink and Italy is Salvatore Ferragamo – all at the Grand Canal shops of the Venetian and the Palazzo. Plus, we mustn’t forget Bauman’s rare books where an autographed letter written by Alexander Hamilton from 1791 sells for $58,000.
Outstanding in the Arts
Perhaps the best of the best of Las Vegas is summed up at our Smith Centre for the performing arts which come to live just five years ago giving us a theatrical complex to rival New York is Lincoln Centre or Milan’s Lascala. The 5-acre site is located in downtown 61-acre Symphony Park With 47 bells and it’s 717 story carillon tower. When it opened in March 2012 it became the first performing arts centre in the nation to be gold LEED certified and is home to both the brilliant Nevada Ballet Theatre and the Las Vegas Philharmonic. Yes, we might well be nicknamed Sin city by the outside world but we certainly have class and good taste!
Pre-2012, we were one of the largest cities in the country without a performing arts centre I now more than 2 million people are bought tickets for 2000 for minces. When Broadway’s biggest show ever, Hamilton The Musical, plays there in May 2018 it will truly be the icing on the cake!
Now, Las Vegas is a sports capital too. Our first professional team, the Las Vegas Golden Knights joins the National Hockey League in 2017 and construction is underway on the stadium for the once upon a lifetime Oakland raiders who are relocating to our fabulous Oasis.
Nothing blows the bankroll like our high-priced hotel suites of ultimate luxury – naturally The room is fit for royalty are free for high rollers. At Caesar’s Palace, there is a real-life sweet that was used by Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman for that rain man movie and also partly for the Hangover box office smash. It’s a meagre $6,500 per night but over at the Palms, the basketball half-court suite where you can play like an NBA star between catnaps goes for $25,000 per night. Upstairs is the Hugh Hefner Skyvilla that goes for $40,000 per night complete with an eight-person hot tub and sauna – yet still is the most expensive in town! At the Nobu Hotel tower of Caesar’s Palace, the zen mood Is added to sweets that have their own billiard rooms, Italian – made whirlpools in the secluded Zen garden and a golf putting range! It’s impossible to put a price on luxury but don’t think of starting out at less than $35,000 a night!
All the World Resides in Vegas
Did you know that snowfalls here in our Desert kingdom 365 days a year? At the 55,000 ft.² Qua Baths & Spa In the Augustus tower at Caesar’s Palace the true spirit of nature comes right indoors with the cities own Arctic ice room with snow descending from a domed ceiling. Ice chips are available not just to finish the senses but also exfoliate the skin!
In Las Vegas, you can find just about anything.From the sharks at Sharks Reef at Mandalay Bay to Siegfried & Roys Dolphin habitat at the Mirage. From a mob museum, a wax museum, and a museum dedicated to our past in signs. Only in Las Vegas can you find over 600 businesses and organisations that of her earned the title of best of Las Vegas from the review journal.
We even have ranges shit machine guns, a giant Dig This Sandbox for grown-ups to operate bulldozers and excavated and indoor skydiving. If you want to see it rather than do it you have choices from helicopter rides to the Grand Canyon, to balloon rides over the desert and you can even fly an aerobatic airshow routine with roles, loops, tumbles and heart-thumping action.
Put it all together and you have the ultimate package of the worlds best. Little wonder the 1963 song “Viva Las Vegas” song by Elvis Presley is well known for this day and our brand of Vegas is the second most recognisable worldwide – right after Coca-Cola.