The Best Hotels in Las Vegas
Las Vegas is the entertainment capital of the world with the Las Vegas Sun reporting that more than 40 million visitors head to the city ever year.
Vegas is renowned for having some of the most luxurious and exclusive hotels in the world. Unfortunately for Vegas, leading financial information service Fitch Rating reported that digital gambling sites like Gala Casino are continuing their dominance in the industry – announcing promising financials year-on-year. The gaming giant is predicted to have a strong performance in the financial year ending September 2016. In the wake of the increase in digital entertainment platforms the hotels and casinos have had to work harder to draw in big crowds. Thus, this article will look at the four best hotels in Vegas that are fighting to counter the uprising of digital platforms.
Bellagio Hotel and Casino
When you think of a Vegas casino chances are you are picturing the Bellagio Hotel and Casino. The Bellagio is legendary for its large dancing water display called the Fountains of Bellagio. The fountain is comprised of over 1,200 nozzles and is choreographed to several songs including “Viva Las Vegas” and “My Heart Will Go On.” The hotel and casino is also known for its cinema connections including the George Clooney and Brad Pitt film Ocean’s 11. It has its own art gallery that has housed works by Monet and Van Gogh and a botanical garden that changes with the seasons.
Wynn Las Vegas
Everything about the Wynn screams luxury and decadence. According to CN Traveler the hotel serves a $10,000 cocktail called Ono. The bank breaking drink is made up of Louis XIII’s elite Black Pearl Cognac which is paired with Piper-Heidsick’s Charlie champagne. To ensure buyers don’t worry that they are not getting value for money the drink comes with an 18k gold necklace and a pair of Mont Blanc 18K gold cuff links. The official website states that The Spa at Wynn was the first in Vegas to be awarded a Forbes Travel Guide Five Star award.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
While the rest of the hotels on this list are steeped in Vegas history The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas opened in 2010. The casino has a reputation to catering towards the younger crowds. One of the bars, The Chandelier is a three-story bar that sits in a giant light fixture. Fodor’s Travel stated in their review that the “bathrooms are enormous and most feature a soaking tube, stand-alone sower, and ample counter space.” The rooms also have the latest in cutting edge technology with customers able to control their room lighting, temperature and music through the TV.
Alongside the Bellagio the MGM Grand is probably the most famous hotel and casino in Vegas. Iconic for its famous boxing matches that have taken place over the years, the MGM captures the Vegas glamor portrayed in Hollywood movies. The MGM is the perfect hotel in Vegas for families with its giant pool complex complete with river ride. It is also home to Kà by Cirque du Soleil which was described by the LA Times as one of the most ambitious shows on the Strip.