Friday 31 October 2014

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV

I arrived at Caesars Palace on Saturday and am heading home today.  A client of mine had their sales convention here this week and I was in a booth in their tradeshow.  I stayed an extra day (yesterday) to do some exploring as I'd never been here before.

Caesars Palace is a AAA, Four Diamond luxury hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip, between the Bellagio and the Mirage. The hotel has 3,960 rooms in six towers: Augustus, Nobu, Roman, Palace, Octavius and Forum (I was in the Forum tower).  It's a HUGE space and I initially found myself overwhelmed when I arrived.  But once I got my bearings and figured out where everything was I was okay.

The man himself!

I liked my room ...

My bed was so comfy!
These buttons next to the bed opened and closed the blinds and sheers!
When the blinds were closed, I had no idea what time it was it was that dark.

Rather than hanging a "Do not disturb" sign on the doorknob, you indicate on this panel which is just inside the room if you want your room made up or not.

Just on the other side of the door outside in the corridor, the light is either red (do no disturb) or green (make up the room) or nothing.  I've never seen this before.

The bathroom ... the toilet was in its own room.

There was a phone in the toilet room
It took me a day to figure out that this thing
on the bathroom wall was a remote control ...
... for the TV in the bathroom mirror!
No tub but a huge shower

The view from my room was fabulous!

Early afternoon
Early evening
At night

A few times I took a stroll through the Forum Shops, which is a shopping mall connected to Caesars Palace. It has been consistently ranked as one of the most successful shopping malls in the world and is the highest grossing mall in America, with higher sales per square foot than Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California.  It includes more than 270 mid-range and luxury retailers, gourmet restaurants and bars.

The ceilings are painted like the sky

I'm not a gambler and there were machines and tables EVERYWHERE!  Surprisingly people are allowed to smoke in the casinos so it was gross walking through them to get to my room.

The weather was sunny and hot (27C) and I spent an hour one day by the pool.

You rent these ... I'd just grabbed an old ratty non-cushioned one
I heard cabanas go for about $450 a day

There was a mandatory $28US/day resort fee and that includes WIFI for two devices, local phone calls and two passes to the fitness centre.  My room was $260US/day including taxes and resort fee.

It was fun to stay here and experience it!

1 comment:

Masshole Mommy said...

I love that Casino. I stayed at the paris the last time I was there, but I would love to stay there sometime.