Las Vegas Élite
A neon oasis gleaming in the midst of the Mohave Desert, the city of Las Vegas is a magnet of gaming and glamour, taking thrilling entertainment to a whole new level of decadence.
Translated as ‘The Meadows’ in Spanish, it was not until the early 1940s that visionary entrepreneurs began to lay the foundations of Las Vegas’ glittering future.
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Translated as ‘The Meadows’ in Spanish, it was not until the early 1940s that visionary entrepreneurs began to lay the foundations of Las Vegas’ glittering future. Hidden from all but the Native Americans, the Las Vegas Valley oasis was confined by the harsh conditions of the Mohave Desert for centuries, until Refael Rivera discovered the abundant artesian springs whilst venturing from the Spanish trail to Los Angeles in 1829.
The completion of the towering Hoover dam just outside the city in 1935 sparked the electricity flow to illuminate Las Vegas, while the mammoth work force required for the project had created a lucrative market for large scale entertainment. Thus the first casinos and showgirl theatres were established, gambling was legalized and Las Vegas was poised to begin its rise as the entertainment capital of the world. El Rancho was the first casino hotel to be built in Las Vegas in 1941 and other eminent enterprises such as the Apache and the Flamingo followed in its success. As the famous Strip expanded into the 1950s, visitors continued to be enticed by its bright lights, glamorous casinos and regular performances by the biggest stars in film and music such as Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams and Bing Crosby.
Beyond its alluring casinos Las Vegas focuses on its budding arts and culture scene, providing a wide array of enthralling stage shows and galleries to enjoy. A visit to Las Vegas would not be complete without at least a flutter at one of its famous luxury Casinos to experience the thrill of gambling in one of the most exciting cities in the world. However, for a different kind of adrenaline rush in Las Vegas, the Exotics Racing course allows you to drive your choice of supercar from a fleet including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin and McLaren reaching top speeds of up to 170 mph around the 1.3 mile long track.
To take life at a slower pace, new venues dedicated to the performing arts have brought a revitalizing cultural enrichment to Las Vegas, and the Smith Centre is a world-class performing arts centre celebrating artistic excellence and inspiration spanning the genres of Broadway, Classical, Contemporary, Dance and Cabaret Jazz. However, Caesar’s Palace and other famous hotels around the city are premier destinations for Las Vegas’ best headliners, shows and events including top acts such as the Blue Man Group at the Monte Carlo Casino.
For fine art aficionados, the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art presents a range of entrancing exhibitions featuring the work of internationally renowned artists such as Andy Warhol and Georgia O’Keefe. For lovers of art and wine, there is no better way to explore this passion than by partaking in a unique evening of ‘Art & Wine: A Perfect Pairing.’ During this exploratory evening wines from Bellagio’s famous cellar are paired with artworks from the current exhibition, adding a visual dimension to the joys wine tasting.
Only when the sun goes down do the notoriously extravagant rooftop lounges, underground clubs and riveting shows of Las Vegas really come to life. David Copperfield has been hailed by audiences and critics alike as the greatest illusionist of our time. In addition to decades of network television events, worldwide tours, and "Dreams and Nightmares," the critically acclaimed Broadway show that set box-office records, he has been featured on the covers of Forbes, Architectural Digest and Esquire. David Copperfield performs live throughout the year in Las Vegas at an array of different hotels.
Hakkasan Nightclub and Restaurant combines an intimate and exuberant dining experience with an unforgettable evening clubbing worthy of Las Vegas’ nightlife. The restaurant’s sensual yet relaxed vibe has been accomplished with mood lighting and music, complementing ‘The Cage’ a wooden latticed divisions to provide diners with privacy.
At the Palazzo, Lavo has become Las Vegas’ most infamous celebrity haunt hosting a wealth of star-studded evenings. Start the night with cocktails in Lavo’s elegant lounge before heading upstairs to dance the night away on one of the most energetic dance floors in Las Vegas.
Marquee at The Cosmopolitan is an innovator of Las Vegas nightclubs, featuring state-of-the-art sound and visual systems. The dark rooms surrounded by spacious leather booths are perfect for bottle service to escape the crowds, yet the most fascinating room in the club is The Library, complete with book-lined walls, a fireplace and a billiards table.
Pure sets a new standard of Las Vegas nightlife and is a hotspot for celebrities who come to revel in the euphoric atmosphere. As four venues in one, with each featuring its own DJ and sound system, Pure offers two stories of decadence and exploration with unparalleled views of the strip.
The Bank Nightclub is one of Las Vegas’ favourite party spots inside the Bellagio Hotel and Casino. Expect a night of class and style surrounded by luxurious black and gold décor as chart-topping performers and DJs create a soundtrack to one of the most fashionable parties in Sin City.
Las Vegas has become renowned as a world-class dining destination for top chefs and award-winning cuisine. L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon is a truly opulent restaurant located in the luxurious and intimate setting of the MGM Grand Hotel. The classic French cuisine is as sumptuous as the purple and silver themed interior, and the fine specialities which feature on the legendary multi-tasting menus cater to the most sophisticated of palates.
Also at Bellagio, Le Cirque is an opulent dining venue specialising in exquisite French cuisine enhanced by a selection of coveted wines and attentive personal service. Experience the timeless sensation created by charismatic Restaurateur, Sirio Maccioni. Immerse yourself in a jubilant showing of brilliant color adorning this famed lakeside destination designed by Adam D. Tihany. Exuding a celebratory mood, Le Cirque's opulent dining room is enhanced with coveted wines and attentive service, which come together to amuse your taste buds in celebrated Maccioni family fashion.
The MIX at Mandalay Bay offers perfectly executed dishes characterised by culinary artistry with strong French and American influences. Combining edgy interior design with breathtaking views, miX invites you to discover a new world of gastronomic and aesthetic sensations high above the Las Vegas Strip.
Picasso at Bellagio is one of the finest dining experiences in Las Vegas with a menu inspired by the regional cuisine of France and Spain. That the walls are decorated with original works by Pablo Picasso adds to the romanticism and authenticity of the restaurant, and a wonderful view of the Bellagio fountains and the Las Vegas strip can be gazed upon from the exclusive patio outside.
Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesar’s Palace prides itself on creating a home-away-from-home environment for every guest, exhibiting flawless service and using only the finest seasonal ingredients in each dish. The ‘innovation-Inspiration’ menu features playful, fancy creations, whilst classic dishes remain on the traditional ‘Prestige’ menu.
Modernizing the traditional ‘bar and grill’ concept, Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill in the MGM Grand provides relaxed fine dining in a magnificent setting. Capturing the essence of the casual Californian dining experience, the menu features contemporary takes on bar and grill favourites as well as delicious home-made desserts.
The Ultimate Indulgence
Las Vegas hotels are purpose built for lovers of luxury and indulgence, offering the finest service, spas and amenities accompanied by sweeping views along the dazzling Strip. High above the Vegas Strip, the Sky Suites at Aria Resort & Casino offer effortless access to the cities most tempting offerings. However as a destination boasting restaurants from world-renowned chefs, vibrant nightlife, an indulgent spa and salon and an acclaimed Fine Art collection, you will not even have to venture from the hotel to experience the best of Las Vegas.
For sweeping views of the city below, Skylofts is located at the top of the MGM Grand, enabling you to experience the pinnacle of luxury accommodation in Las Vegas. Providing the most beautiful surroundings, the most sophisticated technology and the most personalized service throughout your stay, Skylofts is a haven for business and leisure.
Inspired by a palatial eighteenth-century Tuscan villa, The Mansion at MGM Grand guarantees an unforgettable luxury stay in Las Vegas. As an exclusive enclave of privacy and pleasure, The Mansion encompasses the highest levels of service to surpass every requirement.