Caesars Palace Las Vegas
Caesars Palace is the hotel that just never seems to stop growing, expanding, renovating, and changing. At last count, it had some 3,350 rooms located in five separate towers, including the 46 story Augustus Tower, opened in 2005.
If you visited Caesars more than about 10 years ago, you wouldn’t even recognize it today. Gone is the 60′s chic facade, replaced by a new faux-Roman look.
In fact, the original structures are difficult to even spot any more, in the midst of the new buildings that surround and tower over them. And the once world-famous fountains that Evel Knievel jumped on a motorcycle (before crash landing) are now little more than an afterthought, surrounded by various sorts of outbuildings and parking areas.
But the new Caesars is beautiful and more spectacular than ever (if a bit less chic). The casinos are beautiful, the entertainment venues are second to none, and the shopping just goes on and on, as do the restaurants and bars.
The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace
The Forum Shops are a huge and beautiful mall area connected to the casino with 160 stores that range from high end to more common mall retailers.
The latest and most spectacular addition to the Forum Shops is a gorgeous three-story atrium style structure with a fresco-painted dome atop a huge fountain and ultra high end shops.
The Forum Shops are the highest grossing mall in the United States and is also one of the best celebrity spotting locations in all of Vegas. You could spend a day here and still not see all of the stores. Some of the shops are very exclusive, being the only outlets in the Western United States outside of Beverly Hills or Los Angeles.
The stores include:
- Agent Provocateur
- CH Carolina Herrera
- Dolce & Gabbana
- Elie Tahari
- John Varvatos
- Judith Leiber
- La Perla
- Loro Piana
- Nanette Lepore
- Ted Baker
There are also 11 high end restaurants in the Forum Shops, including those run by celebrity chefs Bobby Flay and Wolfgang Puck.
Entertainment and the Caesars Colosseum
No place in Vegas draws bigger names than Caesars. From Celine Dionne and Elton John to Jerry Seinfeld, Bette Midler, and Cher, they all play the Colosseum regularly.
Caesars is also home to a regular World Series of Poker circuit event (the only one in all of Las Vegas) and is known as one of the best places to play poker in Vegas for amateur and pro alike.
The pool area at the hotel is also particularly beautiful, done in the Roman Villa style like the rest of the property. They are a great place to spend a summer day in the sun and in the water before hitting the shops, the clubs, and the casino later on.
Caesars really has a style all its own and has kept up with its high end competitors on the Strip quite well over the years. You will not be disappointed if you stay here. It is a magnificent resort with every thing you will need to have a great Vegas vacation.