Located inside the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, the spirit of friendly competition hangs in the air at db's Pong & Pool Hall, which is home to 20,000 square feet of beer-pong tables, foosball machines, and dartboards. The hall welcomes eagle-eyed beer-pong players to compete in cash tournaments and pool players to sink the 8 ball into the corner pocket or a beer glass turned on its side. If their draft beers haven't been spilled on the felt, patrons can sip them while huddling around high-definition TVs to cheer on their teams or sauntering over to the pub's stage to catch a live performance.
At one lab station, an interim investigator carefully examines bullet casings. At another, single strands of hair deliver the DNA samples necessary to send a suspect to imaginary prison for a long, long time. Around every shadowy corner of CSI: The Experience, the latest recruits in forensic science slide into the latex gloves or behind the majestic mustaches of popular TV characters to solve crimes through interactive detective work.
A total of 15 lab stations harbor the evidence of three murders, each of which throws multiple suspects into the mix to trip up investigations. Videos featuring cast members and real-life scientists provide guidance throughout analyses, and afterward, newly established sleuths receive certification by prying an official CSI: The Experience diploma from the cold, lifeless hands of their email inbox.
Located adjacent to the Gentleman's Club The Sapphire, Sapphire Pool & Day Club is where Vegas's industry people play when the sun is out. DJs spin music as people drink cocktails or try to guess the depth of the pool by throwing in the tallest person they know. While sitting poolside, guests might end up sharing the shade with celebrities such as Kourtney Kardashian, Pam Anderson, Adrian Grenier, and Dennis Rodman, who have all previously been spotted sunning on the pool's chaise longues.
Amid the swanky luxury of the Rio Las Vegas Hotel, The Pool at the Rio invites guests to sip cool signature cocktails and bask in the warm sun or take a dip in four different pool areas. The sun-soaked oasis evokes the feel of a distant Caribbean paradise with its white-sand beach, palm trees, and waterfalls, as well as its comfy daybeds and cabanas.
In between swimming laps and re-enacting the last scene between Titanic's Jack and Rose, visitors belly up to the Cruzon Island bar or Voodoo Beach bar for cocktails made by bottle-twirling flair bartenders. Guests 21 and older can also head to the Voo swimming pool area to groove to the music of a live DJ spinning Top 40 hits.
Grammy-winner and R & B singer Rihanna unleashes her formidable pipes and celebrated songbook as she continues her LOUD tour. Vibrant costumes and first-rate production harmoniously augment the singer's chart-topping oeuvre, which includes hits such as "Umbrella," "S & M," "Only Girl (In the World)," "SOS," and "What's My Name?" From the Mandalay Bay Events Center's 200-level seats, concertgoers can marvel at the elaborate set pieces gilding the stage as their eardrums feast like hungry dachshunds in an unmanned pizza parlor. Special guest B.o.B will add his own vocal talents to the evening's aural enticements, creating a devastating pincer attack on musical monotony.
Anchoring the south end of the Vegas Strip, Mandalay Bay offers myriad experiences from a large gaming floor to a comfortable sports book for serious bettors to a wide variety of dining options, from fancy Aurole to funky Rx Boiler Room. Within its breezy, tropical-inspired design, weary travelers can also find a spacious spa and singular Mandalay Beach swim and sun area, with raucous wave pool and relaxing lazy river. Rooms are bright and modern, but cozy, with pillow top beds and large bathrooms with separate tubs and showers. Entertainment experiences include the Cirque du Soleil production Michael Jackson ONE, rotating rock, pop and roots headliners at House of Blues, state-of-the-art LIGHT nightclub and outdoor DAYLIGHT beach club. During the summer, acts also perform at Mandalay Beach. The property connects to three other hotels – Four Seasons, THEhotel (set to be rebranded as The Delano) and Luxor via Mandalay Place shops.