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.
A central partition divides each of the HRH Tower's ultra-luxurious supreme king suites, with a 40-inch LCD television on either side. One screen faces a massive king bed trimmed in mahogany and leather, and the other screen looks toward a living area on the opposite end of the room, where guests can rummage through the cushions of a sweeping wraparound sofa for a rock star’s misplaced guitar picks and keys to the city. Huge picture windows frame the glittering cityscape below.
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 dig into signature flatbread pizzas and savory steaks in a relaxed dining room set beneath a sprawling canopy of single-bulb chandeliers.
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 its bustling avenue to broadcast music performances and the social-security numbers of recent jackpot winners.