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Las Vegas Hot Spots

In this newly global city, mere mortals can now feel like high-rolling VIPs.

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Overview:  No longer a stage set masquerading as a metropolis, Las Vegas has finally grown into a real global city, offering a diversity of... more »

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Points of Interest

The lantern-lit dance floor at Wynn Las Vegas's nightclub, Blush has become celeb central. Sit amid the trellised vines in "the backyard".

3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
United States

(702) 770-7300

2. David Burke Las Vegas

Almost embarrassingly decadent, a meal at David Burke, the vibrant chocolate brown and purple restaurant in the Venetian, might start with a colossal ostrich eggshell full of lobster scramble, caviar, and crème fraîche, and go on to DB specialties like crisp lobster cocktail infused with chili butter. And leave room for the curious-but-delicious... More

3. 32100 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, Nevada 89019

Vegas is known for having scads of discount outlets, but the king of them all is 35 miles west, in the border town of Primm. Fashion Outlets Las Vegas has outposts from 100 stores including Burberry, Versace, Neiman Marcus, and Tod’s (check the table in front, where $350 loafers sell for $95). And this being Vegas, it’s also connected to—what else... More

In a town where "classic" is a euphemism for "marked for implosion," Flamingo Las Vegas, which was originally owned by Bugsy Siegel in 1946, has exuberantly remade itself and become the hippest hotel on the Strip. With no signs of period kitsch, the new Go rooms have shiny white vinyl headboards that stretch to the ceiling, white mid-century-style... More

After a year of delays and high anticipation, celebrated Parisian chef Guy Savoy’s dining room in Caesars Palace finally opened in late 2006. With vast expanses of gray walls and wood panels dotted with a mere handful of modern art pieces, the restaurant is an austere temple to creations like jewel-like oysters in ice gelée and silky artichoke and... More

6. HRH Beach Club

While its neighboring pool hosts the infamously boozy Rehab Sunday party, this serene addition to the Hard Rock is an oasis with palm trees, thatched cabanas, and sandy-bottomed pools.

4455 Paradise Rd. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada 89169
United States

(702) 693-5000

7. Modify

This vintage shop, in downtown’s arts district, has a compelling array of classic 1960’s and 70’s furniture, including sofas by Paul Evans and Milo Baughman.

8 E. Charleston Blvd. Ste. 8A
Las Vegas, Nevada 89104
United States

(702) 384-6555

It’s impossible to get any closer to the stunning Red Rock Canyon conservation area—located 10 miles west of the Strip—than at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa. In the lobby, stacked sandstone brick evokes the aesthetic of the canyon while chandeliers dripping with more than three million crystals reference the glitzy city itself. Guest... More

9. Rosemary's Restaurant

Sunday nights are the wrong time to dine on the Strip, since chefs and sommeliers usually put their places on autopilot and go elsewhere for dinner. You’ll likely find them at Rosemary’s Restaurant. At this locals-only spot, 10 minutes west of the Strip, every bottle of wine is half price on Sundays, the tables are free of rowdy conventioneers,... More

The only nightlife venue with a good kitchen that’s open nearly all night (food is served until 4 a.m.), this bamboo birdcage-bedecked space features former Nobu chef Joseph Elevado, who cranks out mini-Kobe burgers and shrimp and pork lumpia. Go after 10 p.m., when the scene picks up and the menu switches to meats on skewers and hand rolls; try... More

11. T.C.'s Rib Crib

The Scene: It's not uncommon to see chefs Paul Bartolotta and Alex Stratta parked at cafeteria tables under fluorescent lights at T.C.'s Rib Crib, savoring the moist pulled pork, spare ribs, baby backs, and beef ribs with sides like spicy collards and fried okra. In a town with its share of barbecue pretenders, this is Southern barbecue at its... More

12. Talulah G

With a Harrods rumored to be on the way, Barneys opening a store in the Venetian’s new Palazzo wing, and multiple hotel arcades chockablock with high-end outlets, it’s easy to suffer from retail overload. Avoid it by hitting Talulah G, the perfect one-stop shop. The homegrown boutique was opened in 2001 by Meital Grantz, who carefully edits the... More

Now owned by the Morgans Hotel Group, the Hard Rock today is less grunge and far more rock 'n' roll glam, with an expansion that will include a 35,000-square-foot casino, a 20,000-plus-square-foot spa, and 950 guest rooms. Renovations won't be fully completed until 2009, but 63 suites have already opened. In the rooms you'll find headboards... More

A block from Las Vegas Boulevard, Platinum has 255 suites, which come with full stainless-and-granite kitchens, and—unlike most properties on the Strip—these have balconies. This hotel has everything but a casino floor: a full spa, restaurant, and rooftop pool, making it one of the most intimate hotels near (but not too near) the action. Despite ... More

The most painstakingly detailed of the themed casino resorts, the Venetian is a condensed version of its namesake city and features some of the largest rooms on the Strip, averaging 700 square feet with sunken living rooms and marble baths. Like Wynn and Caesars nearby, the Venetian is in full expansion mode, with a new 50-floor, 3,068-room sister... More

16. Unica Home

A resource for interiors magazines and set designers (products have shown up on shows like Sex and the City and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy), Unica Home is where you’ll find curvy Ron Arad chairs for Moroso of Italy, Alessi olive oil tasters, and classic Pierre Paulin Ribbon Chairs covered in his Momentum fabric and reissued by Artifort. The... More

Enter this airy, all-white modern dining room, which opened in 2006, and the only reminder that you are not eating in the Hamptons is the fact that you had to reach Vintner Grill through an office park. Close to Red Rock Casino (a 15-20 minute drive from the Strip), the Mediterranean-influenced American dishes include Moroccan-spiced lamb... More