Anyone heading to Las Vegas surely knows what they are heading there for – a spot of glitz and glamour, an attempt to win big at a casino, some live entertainment from a world-renowned artist, in more recent years – fine dining – all topped off with a stay in a hotel that oozes opulence at every turn.
In a city that truly never stops trying to impress, it’s not enough to simply offer a room for the night, no matter how luxurious. Competing hotels have to find ways to outdo each other with each renovation an attempt to win over guests, and one way of attracting visitors is to bring a little bit of the surrounding world to them.
Whether you’ve never visited Italy or you fancy staying inside a pyramid, perhaps you would like to transport yourself to a tropical paradise or experience New York City views, well, Las Vegas has you covered! Of course, it cannot nearly compare to the real thing, but in a city that prides itself on being the entertainment hub, a stay in or a visit to a themed hotel to take in the artistic surroundings is bound to put a smile on your face.
This doesn’t only apply to land-based casinos, but online offerings are also having to up their games, so to speak, when it comes to attracting gamers and those slot enthusiasts that like to bring the casino experience home with them. The likes of starslots.com embrace a theme with ‘intergalactic gaming and space age slots,’ giving players ‘star spins,’ so who better to consult with on this topic? Between us we’ve come up with our five favourite themed casino hotels to get you in the mood for fun on your next trip to the casino capital of the world.
Never visited Venice but you’d like to get a taste of what to expect? It’s not quite a true Italian vacation but The Venetian does its very best to bring you a taste of this North Italian city surrounded by canals within the confines of a desert location.
This five-star casino hotel brings Italian opulence in the form of stately interiors, exquisitely decorated suites, restaurant and bars offering the finest fare and tipples, grand sculptures, elegant frescoes that filter through the hotel and extensive casino floor, oh and don’t forget the traditional Venetian gondola that invites you to take a ‘canal’ ride on.
Luxor Resort and Casino
Adorned with pharaoh statues, an enormous sphinx and with a pool surrounded by towering temple columns, Luxor certainly plays on the Egyptian theme. And that’s not all, this resort boasts its very own 30-storey pyramid for you to sleep in the heart of – complete with slanted windows and subtly-decorated interiors, you won’t forget what it was you came for – a full Egyptian dream. With a 120,000 sq ft casino floor to spend some time in and an array of entertainment, exhibitions and shows, you won’t be bored here either.
The Mirage Hotel and Casino
For those looking to be transported to a Polynesian paradise, look no further than The Mirage. With its famed volcano sitting at the front of the hotel, surrounded by palm trees and periodically erupting, any guest here will enjoy the sense of fun this brings. Pair that with an aquarium and rainforest within the lobby, luxurious Lanai suites to reside in and the ‘best poker room in Vegas’ (according to Las Vegas weekly) and you have yourself quite the hotel experience to immerse yourself in.
New York, New York Hotel and Casino
Take one look at this casino hotel and the theme is unmistakable – the New York skyline will be staring straight back at you. Once inside, it’s hard to miss the mini replicas of some of the Big Apple’s most notable landmarks along with a representation of Greenwich Village complete with New York style delis, fake graffiti and fire hydrants. You could very nearly forget which city it is you’ve come to! 1,500 slots and 67 tables await on the casino floor, while the great selection of bars will transport you straight to a New York street in moments.
Bringing its visitors all the fun of a Las Vegas casino in an ancient Roman setting, Caesars Palace will delight guests, not only because of its extensive casino offering – it boasts a 4,500 sq ft poker room for starters – but for its top-notch musical guests too. The likes of Rod Stewart, Sting and Dionne Warwick perform at the resort’s events spaces, The Colosseum or Cleopatra’s Barge and guests looking for fine dining during their stay will be pleased with the Italian, America, Japanese and French eateries available to dine at.
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