Luxe in Las Vegas

The unmistakable lights are all you’ll need to recognize this city. There’s no place in the world quite like Las Vegas, where travelers flock to let their hair down, throw caution to the wind and bask in the desert sun. “Sin City” is home to perhaps the most dense collection of party hotspots. Hotels, casinos and clubs line Las Vegas Boulevard to make up what is simply known as “The Strip.” Along with a wild atmosphere, this worldwide vacation destination is also renowned for its hospitality and service. Las Vegas is home to a number of luxurious resorts. The selection offers a wide array of themes and amenities, ensuring you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for on your Vegas adventure. Here are five can’t-miss luxe resorts to consider when planning your trip:

1. Mandalay Bay

Located near the south end of the strip, Mandalay Bay offers island living with the bustling city. Mandalay Bay’s guests stay in two shimmering golden buildings, which give an intro to the  luxury found at this standout resort. Patrons have access to the signature pool, “The Beach,”  which mimics a tropical bay. After enjoying this unique amenity, return to your cavernous room and enjoy the stone-floored showers. Foodies have plenty of options to satisfy their palate. Enjoy a classic American entree with a cut of beef from the Burger Bar or if you’re feeling a little more exotic, consider the Border Grill for some Mexican cuisine.

2. The Venetian

This Italian-themed oasis is one of the most aesthetically pleasing resorts on the strip. With a winding river completely designed to accommodate romantic gondola rides, the Venetian fully commits to providing an authentic backdrop. The Venetian casino features one of the widest selection of gaming options available anywhere. Brush up on your bingo skills at Jackpot Joy and decide your blackjack strategy on a soft 17. This casino’s classy vibe may be intimidating for beginners.

3. JW Marriott

While there’s never a dull moment on The Strip, this city’s luxury certainly isn’t confined to Las Vegas Boulevard. The JW Marriot Resort & Spa offers a more traditional resort experience, featuring world-class spa amenities and the TPC Las Vegas Golf Course. Just a 15 minute drive from The Strip, the Marriot is ideal for travelers looking for access to the excitement of Las Vegas and the relaxation available at a top-tier resort.

4. Palms

Just a few hundred feet off The Strip, Palms Casino Resort provides modern luxury in spades. Deep pocketed guests will enjoy the penthouse and two-story sky villas, and all patrons can relax in one of the 27 poolside cabanas. The resort frequently hosts parties and concerts on the weekends, making good use of the three unique poolside bars to keep the good times flowing. Further amenities include Drift Spa & Salon, shops and a fitness center. This fully loaded resort may have you questioning whether you need to go out at all.

5. Planet Hollywood

Coined “The Celebrity Las Vegas Hotel,” Planet Hollywood offers its guests star treatment on entering the door. With nearly three acres of casino entertainment, you’ll have no problem finding a place to test your luck. The hotel features regular stage entertainment, and you’re likely to find a well-known musician performing.