Approximately $200 million dollars have been pumped into the Tropicana Las Vegas? recent transformation, converting The Strip resort into a South Beach?inspired hot spot. Guests can try their luck in the 50,000-square-foot casino, outfitted with all the usual suspects?craps, blackjack, roulette, slots, and more?plus a high-limit area where big spenders place their bets amid custom Latin artwork and high-definition TVs. Beyond the casino, three distinct restaurants match every taste and budget, from the old-world Italian fare at Bacio to fresh seafood and top-cut steaks at Biscayne. At night, guests can rest their heads in luxurious, penthouse-style Sky Villa suites and single-bedroom Pool Villa bungalows.
While nightlife and gambling are the draw of Vegas, Tropicana hosts plenty of daytime carousing as well. Named the best Las Vegas pool by KLAS-TV in July 2010, the two-acre Tropicana swimming pool sparkles in the sunlight with crisp South Beach-esque furnishings, waterfalls, and private cabanas. Should it get too hot to doggie paddle, guests can trade in their swimsuit for a terry-cloth robe and head to the 10,000 square-foot Glow, a Mandara Spa, for a bamboo massage, lime and ginger salt glow, or a luck-restoring oxygen facial. Starting in May 2014, patrons can also grab seats for one of seven-weekly shows of the hit musical Mamma Mia!.
For an additional fee, special add-ons are also offered to allow for an elegant experience. Lodging includes The Paradise Suite, which allows customers to choose their perfect sleep setting, and The Club Spa Suite, a high-class couples suite. In addition to wedding floral arrangements, wedding photos can be taken by the pool, courtyard or chapel.
Situated on the premises of the Tropicana Las Vegas hotel and casino, Biscayne Steak, Sea & Wine mirrors the property?s chic South Beach ambiance in both d?cor and flavor. The restaurant populates its menu with Angus steaks and fresh seafood and allows guests the opportunity to complement their regionally inspired dish with wine from Biscayne?s 200-bottle wine list?a well-balanced selection rife with international and rare vintages that earned a 2014 Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator.
The hot air balloon has been in use since the 18th century, and the pilots of Vegas Balloon Rides enjoy introducing the public to humankind's oldest form of air travel. Customers hover into the Las Vegas airspace on traditional ballooning flights manned by FAA-certified pilots, which end with celebratory champagne toasts and the balloon silently blushing from all the compliments. The flights tour Las Vegas and its surrounding wilderness in rainbow-patterned inflatables composed of durable rip-stop nylon ideal for safe flying. Coasting along at the same speed as the wind, pilots steer their propane-powered flying machines an average of 10 miles per ride.
Susan Gomez channels more than a quarter-century of photo-snapping experience during Light Images? fully customized photo sessions. Men, women, couples, and future graduates strut their stuff with unlimited outfits and pose beneath the natural-looking light and free-roaming fireflies of her 2,400-square-foot studio. While capturing stunning poses, Susan brims with energy, drawing from a grab bag of chairs, couches, and props to fill frames and accent each client's natural beauty. Once the final click has subsided, Susan expertly retouches customer-chosen photos to ensure maximum beauty and minimal bunny ears.