Luxury Guest Rooms and Trendy Party Venues
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino takes its music so seriously that speakers have been hooked up below water. A heart-thumping guitar solo reverberates through the crystal-blue depths of the pool, as if whale songs have entered the era of rock 'n' roll. As floating palapas host rounds of swim-up blackjack, cocktail-sipping guests float along a lazy river that connects the Beach Club’s network of shallow pools. With a rotating roster of featured celebrities and a vibrant party scene, the sprawling poolside paradise epitomizes the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino's indulgent atmosphere and posh ambiance.
Throughout its complex of towers, Hard Rock Hotel encourages a variety of indulgences. Steam from saunas and hot tubs fills the Reliquary Spa, where therapists treat guests to everything from Swedish massages to organic facials. Thousands of lit crystals gleam from the Vanity Club’s massive chandelier, which overlooks a sunken dance floor surrounded by more than 50 VIP booths in the 14,000-square-foot venue. At the LTO Pizza & More restaurant, diners savor steaks or signature flatbread pizzas in a contemporary dining room set beneath a sprawling canopy of single-bulb chandeliers. Amid the casino’s ringing jackpots, clacking dice, and tap-dancing security guards, bartenders rattle cocktail shakers at the 24-hour Center Bar, a wood-paneled lounge adorned with electric guitars.
The grand french doors within the hotel’s standard king rooms open up to views of either the pool or the mountains. On each king-size bed, feather pillows prop against a plush headboard opposite a plasma TV.
Las Vegas: An Adult Playground with Cultural Adventures
Though the casinos and shows of the Strip are well-documented, Las Vegas's cultural attractions are often undeservedly overlooked. The Marjorie Barrick Museum, a mile east of Hard Rock Hotel, stands as a testament to Latin American culture, with one of the most comprehensive collections of pre-Columbian art in the country. Fremont Street glitters like a diamond-studded diamond with a canopy of 12 million lights and costumed street performers. Lined with iconic casinos, flashing neon signs, and showgirls crowned with headdresses, this vintage boulevard evokes Vegas in the days of the Rat Pack. A massive, 90-foot LED screen hovers above the bustling avenue as passengers zoom by on a 850-foot-long zipline.