The Las Vegas Strip is one long stretch of hotels and casinos and is the place to party and gamble. If you fancy staying just off the strip, the Palms Casino Resort on Flamingo Drive is the place to be.
The one-stop 605-room resort has everything you could want. The 9000-square-metre casino never closes. People flock here to play blackjack, craps, three-card poker, roulette, baccarat and to try their luck on the slot machines.
The Palms Casino's Fantasy Tower is the latest development in the expansion. The 40-storey tower has more than 40 mega-suites and Sky Villas with one-of-a-kind amenities never before seen in Las Vegas. From a basketball half-court and personal bowling alley to vibrating beds and private show showers, the Fantasy Tower is designed for those who think big.
The Tower is an entertainment Mecca, mixing nightlife and dining, including the first Playboy Club to open in 25 years. An all-new nightclub and Mediterranean restaurant at the top gives the ultimate nightlife experience.
Other developments include the Studio at the Palms, the first-ever recording studio in a Las Vegas hotel-casino, as well as a 2400-seat concert venue and a newly designed, US$40 million pool and lounge.
On the Fantasy Tower's 25th and 26th floors, the suites take the themed hotel room to exotic extremes. Ranging from 450 to 1300 square metres, each suite features custom furnishings and never-before-seen amenities like the Kingpin Suite, a retro-style party room with two full-size bowling lanes, and the Erotic Suite, which features leather and metal finishes, a 2.5 metre round, rotating bed and a show shower equipped with special lighting and a dancer pole.
Plasma televisions, LCDs, jacuzzis and fully-stocked bars are standard features.
There is no shortage of nightlife. Moon is a boutique nightclub with a celestial retractable roof and spectacular city views. At Rain, fireballs light up the elevated dance floor and water fountains gyrate to the beat provided by resident DJs.
Ghost Bar is 55 floors above Las Vegas and is indoor/outdoor. In The Lounge you can enjoy a cocktail or two and world-class entertainment everything from comedy to fashion shows.
Eat when you feel like it and the choice of venues is staggering. Nove Italiano, Alizé, Blue Agave, Garduños, Little Buddha, N9ne Steakhouse, 24/7 Café and Bistro Buffet cover just about every kind of cuisine imaginable.
Vegas is one of those places where it can help if you have the right connections. If you don't know a soul, Striker VIP could be the answer. Just let them know the kind of experience you are hoping for and they can arrange it. They can roll out the red carpet for entry into shows, nightclubs, spas and golf resorts and restaurants without you having to wait in line.
Las Vegas, Nevada in the United States.
Palms Casino Resort Crib Suites start at around $3155 a night. King Pin Suites are around $15,780 and the Hugh Hefner Sky Villa starts at around $42,000 a night. Twenty-four-hour VIP concierge and dedicated butler service, round trip limo airport transfers and VIP entry into nightlife venues are included.
Striker VIP's High Touch Service fee is around $105 per person a night. It includes research, personalisation, creation, arranging, fulfilling and managing the entire evening or event.
DriveAway Holidays car hire starts at $56 a day.
Prices correct at March 4, 2010.
For further information
Palms Casino Resort
4321 West Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, Nevada 89103
Ph: + 1 702 942 7777
Fax: + 1 702 942 7001
Ph: + 1 702 895 8426
Fax: +1 866 848 2847
Level 2, 157 Walker Street,
North Sydney 2060
Ph: 1300 363 500
Fax: (02) 9929 4655
Visas: Most Australians do not need a visa, providing they have a machine-readable passport with at least six months' validity after the departure day, have a round-trip non-refundable ticket and do not intend to stay longer than 90 days. Australians need to complete a pre-travel authorisation at www.cbp.gov/esta.
Electricity: 110V to 115V at 60Hz. Outlets take two parallel, flat prongs. Australian visitors will need a US adapter and converter.
Time zone: Nevada is GMT -8.
Currency: US dollar.
International dialling code: +1.
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