Why add another wing to your hotel when you can add another hotel altogether? That's exactly what Vegas power player Sheldon Adelson did with his 50-story...more
Having started out as something of a cheesy ersatz Big Apple with its mock Brooklyn Bridge, Coney Island roller coaster, Statue of Liberty, and Manhattan...more
With its volcano, aquarium, and gold-tinted windows, the Mirage defined the "new Las Vegas" when it opened on the Strip in 1989. It's no longer the most...more
It's ironic that the standout of the splashy new CityCenter is also the most understated thing in it. From the elegant bamboo and bonsai gardens at the...more
The most intriguing feat of architecture on the Strip is this 30-story black pyramid with a burst of light pointing straight up (and visible from at least 50...more
When locals want to get away from their hectic life in the city, they go to the JW Marriott. Tucked deep behind winding roads and walls of palm trees, the lush...more
The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's peak on the bell curve of popularity has passed, but die-hard fans still pack the house almost nightly, even though this...more
Putting a 490-room resort casino 20 minutes off the Strip might seem like risky business, but if you build it luxurious enough, they will come. The problem is,...more
The downtown Las Vegas core of casinos is largely a wasteland of small lowbrow properties left over from the earliest days of the city, which started here on...more
Though you might drive right by the entranceit's tucked behind a wall of tropical foliage on the Stripyou can use the shimmering Mandalay Bay tower...more
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