A remodeled casino floor, renovated suites, new cocktail havens, art installations and earth-friendly touches—all that and more were incorporated into the design evolution that has taken place at The Palazzo at The Venetian. Guests will want to check out the new Electra Cocktail Club, with a digital display that spans 40 ft. and features original art that unfolds throughout the evening; the new dining concept, Mott 32, serving Hong Kong cuisine and set to open this December; and, no doubt, the newly revamped casino floor, debuting a visually engaging ambiance with an overhead electric ribbon of color that creates waves of light, and suspends time with its ripple of hues. palazzo.com
2. Donuts to Sake
Known for its divine high-end culinary options, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is upping the ante when it comes to its casual eateries as well. The property’s new Block
16 Urban Food Hall is a made-to-order, fast casual concept that features restaurants hand-picked from foodie capitals across the country. Located on the second level of the Boulevard Tower, this food hall concept includes District: Donuts. Sliders. Brew., the widely popular New Orleans restaurant; Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, Nashville’s Southern chicken joint; and Tekka Bar: Handroll & Sake, from locally acclaimed Las Vegas restaurateur, Takashi Segawa, among other tasty treats. And for hip drinks, guests can take a detour over
to Ghost Donkey, a NYC tequila and mescal cocktail bar.
3. Celebrating with a Revamp
With 80 years under its belt as a premier gaming brand, Harrah’s Las Vegas has completed a $140 million renovation that includes redesigned guestrooms, a new lobby bar, and free, live entertainment daily. The 1,622 guestrooms and suites at the resort’s Valley Tower now feature such amenities as luxury bedding, bathroom vanity, rain showers and electronic device docking stations. The Valley Penthouse takes it up quite a few notches to include a full-sized bar, a game table, back-to-back bathroom sinks separated by a two-way mirror, and a living space that measures more 2,000 sq. ft. Down at the new lobby bar there are now 12 gaming stations and seating with charging stations; and there’s also a completely remodeled casino floor.
4. Jazzy Sundays
Jazz. Brunch. Seductive views. What better way than combining these three elements to start off a Sunday in Las Vegas. Wynn Las Vegas recently debuted a Sunday Jazz Brunch at Lakeside, where diners can dine on chef David Walzog’s endless array of menu items—think lemon ricotta pancakes, chicken and mushroom crepes, Lakeside cheeseburgers—while listening to live Dixieland-style jazz and blues, and looking out over the resort’s picturesque Lake of Dreams. Topping off the menu items is a selection of desserts by pastry chef Andy Jin that includes passion fruit meringue tartelettes and bonbon chocolates, as well as beverage packages featuing Sugarloaf white pineapple Bellinis and limitless Bloody Marys.
5. Tee Time
A new indoor social playground has opened at M Resort Spa Casino—the Topgolf Swing Suite. This interactive, virtual gaming experience features a comfy lounge area, various golf and multisport games and the option to take the mound and pitch against a team of zombies, as well as test one’s skills by playing some of the world’s best golf courses, including St. Andrews, and Pebble Beach. Says Michael Credico, v.p. of food & beverage for the resort, “We’re always looking for new ways to provide the ultimate guest experience, and we’re thrilled to be partnering with Topgolf for this new venture.”
6. Savory Noodles
Authentic Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai cuisine is coming to Park MGM with the debut of La La Noodle. This casual eatery, located near Park Theater and featuring a covered outdoor patio, a walk-up counter and a 1980s music program, will serve hand-pulled noodle dishes such as Hong Kong seafood crispy noodles with shrimp, scallops and squid, as well as entrees such as Vietnamese braised catfish. “It will deliver fun and flavorful culinary experiences,” says Patrick Miller,
president & COO for Park MGM.