While across the river from the city center, Crown is like an island where everything is self-contained: myriad restaurants and bars, a theater, resort-style pool, 18-hole golf course, casino, nightclub and, of course, the pyramid-shaped hotel. Spacious rooms designed by Blainey North are decorated in colors of jet black, ivory, and mink and have views of either the river or the city. Suites have hot tubs and there are two "mansions" for high flyers. The adjoining casino
is enormous, offering 233 tables and 2,090 gaming machines, and it's open around the clock for roulette, blackjack, baccarat, keno, and video games. Thirty-two bars, cafes, and restaurants within the complex supply snacks, buffet-style, and upscale dining, including the flashy Rockpool Bar & Grill steak house ($$$), Nobu ($$$), and Bistro Guillaume ($$$).