Las Vegas is America’s playground for adults. It is home to some of the most magnificent hotels and casinos in the world. In fact, Las Vegas has the most hotel rooms of any city in the world. There are historic casinos like the Golden Nugget and Harrah’s, and there are modernized resorts like the Wynn and Aria. Of course, the most notable casinos are of the luxury variety. The Bellagio, MGM Grand, and Caesar’s Palace are among the top casinos on the Strip, but one casino stands above the rest. The Venetian.
The Venetian is a five-diamond luxury resort and casino that was built in 1999 on the site of the old Sands Hotel. The casino is owned by Las Vegas Sands and is home to the company’s corporate headquarters. Combined with the Palazzo, an extension to the Venetian that was completed in 2008, the Venetian complex is the largest land-based Las Vegas casino.
The hotel consists of 7,117 rooms and suites, making it the second largest hotel in the world. It was considered the largest hotel in the world from 2008 to 2015, until it was passed up by the First World Hotel in Malaysia. Aside from the gorgeous architecture, Italian-styled design, and gold trim, the Venetian provides much more than room and board.
TAO Nightclub is one of the most popular clubs in Las Vegas. The club comes fully loaded with a 20-foot tall Buddha statue, an infinity edge pool stocked with koi, eight private sky boxes with mini-bars, a 40-foot-long terrace with views of the strip, and two dance rooms. TAO Beach, the Venetian’s day club and pool party, is located on top of the nightclub and includes several cabanas with V.I.P. accommodations.
The Venetian also includes four separate theaters. The Opaline Theatre, Palazzo Theatre, Sands Showroom, and Venetian Theatre have played host to artists and entertainers from all over the world including the Blue Man Group, Tim McGraw, and Faith Hill.
The Grand Canal Shoppes, also known as The Shoppes at the Palazzo, is a 500,000-square foot upscale shopping mall located in the Venetian. The mall consists of high-end boutiques and other luxury retailers. Designed to resemble Venice, Italy, the Shoppes contain indoor canals, where people can be taken from shop to shop on gondolas.
3355 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Rooms cost $169-$10,000/night