Legendary Las Vegas Strip Hotels

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When in Vegas, there’s no avoiding the Strip! With extravagant shows and buzzing casinos, South Las Vegas Boulevard is the electric spine of a legendary town that lives on chills, thrills and a perennial buzz.

And let’s not forget the hotels – slightly tacky and undeniably wacky. From oversized replicas of famous landmarks to over-the-top themes, there’s no mistaking in spending a day or two hotel hopping on the Strip. Here are ten of the most iconic temples of entertainment — and why not stay in the heart of the action at one of the over 62,000 rooms that dot the avenue.


The Palazzo

The Palazzo exterior las Vegas

Boasting its own entry in the Guinness Book of World Records, The Palazzo is joined with the Venetian and Sands Convention Center to complete the largest hotel complex in the world. Equally spectacular is its LEED Silver Certification which also makes it the largest LEED certified building in the country. Wrapped up in a pretty Italian Renaissance design, the Palazzo is the epitome of luxury Las Vegas hotels with impeccable attention paid to the property details, over 40 restaurants and a myriad of luxury shops. Guests can truly stretch out and luxuriate– rooms start at 720 square feet with the offerings being the largest standard sized rooms on the Strip.

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The Four Seasons

Four Seasons Las Vegas exterior

Perhaps best described as an homage to The Great Gatsby himself, and the age of decadence, The Four Seasons Las Vegas is polished and posh on the Strip. Metallic accents are part of the Art-Deco palette relished by the sophisticated clientele that frequent this rather quiet corner of Las Vegas. The celebrated Four Seasons spa can practically turn back time for guests seeking to age-proof their look. The lack of casino is quickly rectified by a trip to neighboring Mandalay Bay and the Delano for those thinking their Midas touch extends past the lavish lobby.

Luxury hotels las Vegas Four Seasons guest room


The Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas bar

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas sparkles with allure for discerning fashionable guests who flock to the property for a taste of just how chic the Strip has become. What makes the Cosmopolitan stand apart? Overtaken by trendy restaurants like Momofuku and Eggslut, both famous among foodies and Instagram celebs, it’s also home to an outpost of uber cool, all things black and leather at the All Saints boutique. The Sparkling Chandelier Bar is the ultimate place to indulge in a glass of equally shimmering Champagne and toast to Sin City.

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The Venetian

The Venetian Las Vegas pool evening wine heated warm

With columns made of solid Botticino marble imported from Italy, hand fitted marble floors modeled on the Santa Maria del Rosario in Venice and a replica Campanile Tower, there is only one way to describe this hotel – and that is, lavish. Take a walk with your significant other over the replica Rialto Bridge and then hop on a gondola and glide down the Grand Canal in the company of a striped t-shirt, red-scarf-wearing gondolier.

The Venetian Las Vegas Lobby atrium ornate


The Bellagio

Bellagio Hotel Las Vegas patio outside overlooking Fountains Dancing

The 1,200 dancing fountains may be the star of the show, but there’s more than water to the elegant Bellagio. Let your mind escape the hectic Vegas in the hotel’s conservatory and botanical gardens, view some of Picasso’s handiwork at the Gallery of Fine Art and hop in a compressed natural gas-powered, eco-friendly limousine. For the big spenders, a $250,000 upgrade will get you the world’s largest bottle of champagne (30L Midas Ace of Spades) and a button to control the fountains. And if you can’t get enough of fountains, don’t miss the record setting 27-feet-tall fountain of melted dark, milk and white chocolate inside.

Bellagio Hotel Las Vegas indoor flower display

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The Delano

Delano Resort Las Vegas exterior pool

Swanky modern Las Vegas-bound travellers love a stay at The Delano. The All-Suites hotel with separate living and sleeping areas is part of the vast Mandalay Bay complex on the Strip. Its floor-to-ceiling windows usher in fantastic views of Vegas action and the plush decor in chic shades of white, grey and gold is tastefully executed. It features expansive and expensive art installations throughout, a swanky pool area that is shared with its equally lavish neighbors with a real “see and be seen” atmosphere.

Delano Guest Room Las Vegas

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The Mandarin Oriental

Mandarin Oriental restaurant Las Vegas

Lovers of luxury are familiar with the Mandarin Oriental. Decorated in the chain’s signature ornature Far East inspired decor, the Las Vegas location has become synonymous with decadence in Sin City. Upon your arrival, attentive service won’t see you waiting for hours in line to simply check into your rooms and the hotel’s LEED gold certification is further evidence of the hotel’s commitment to serving its guests and the environment its very best. The beautiful marble bathrooms boast free standing tubs fill up with water all the way up to your chin.  Mandarin Oriental guests often forgo plans in favor of chilling in their rooms.

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The Encore at Wynn

Encore at Wynn Floral restaurant

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The Encore at Wynn is dripping with opulence: everything you see and touch in this Asian inspired resort has been carefully selected to encourage a full sensorial experience. Some of the enormous suites even come with their own whirlpool tubs joined by a picturesque view of the Strip as you soak; others have their own billiards room for a bit of a suave, Frank Sinatra vibe. Particularly unique to the Encore is the outdoor casino found at the European pool- make it rain cold, hard cash while tanning topless at this quirky amenity.

Encore Las Vegas Guest Room


The Aria Resort

Las Vegas Luxury Hotels Aria Resort Restaurant

Lacking the typical Vegas kitsch without compromising on Vegas indulgence, the Aria Resort brings a touch of whimsy to Las Vegas. Made up of a spa, five pools, a massive casino and over 4000 guest rooms, of which the smallest could still accommodate your entire immediate family. From outside, the curved tower facade rises up to 61 stories and is nothing short of impressive. 

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