"Palazzo" means "palace" in Italian, and the $1.8-billion, all-suites resort aims to bring new meaning to the word, ushering even more luxury to the north end of the Las Vegas Strip. Though it has struggled to keep restaurants, the hotel's an understated blend of style and sophistication. The floorplan for the Palazzo suites are almost exactly the same as the Venetian's. Each suite comes standard with a sunken living room, two plasma TVs, a dining area, sectional couch,
and desk. Remote-controlled Roman shades and curtains add to the modern conveniences; let the sun in without getting out of bed! Bathrooms are appointed with marble and feature a separate shower and soaking tub. For $100 more per night, concierge-level rooms (known as "Prestige Suites") include breakfast, afternoon snacks, hors d'oeuvres, and business center services.
The Shoppes: With 50 international boutiques, including Barneys New York, Christian Louboutin, and Diane von Furstenberg, The Shoppes at The Palazzo are perhaps the No. 1 non-gaming attraction at this palatial resort.
The pool: Palazzo has one of the Strip's largest pool decks, a humongous complex with private whirlpools, statues, and gardens galore.
The waterfall: A three-story waterfall graces the outskirts of the casino.
The green : With a top-quality energy conservation program and other green amenities, Palazzo has received LEED-Gold distinction from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Each suite comes standard with a sunken living room, marble bathroom, and linens from Anichini. Rooms also boast a printer/fax/scanner, DVD player and iPod adapter.
A walkway connects the property to the Venetian.
The Canyon Ranch SpaClub includes a 40-foot high climbing wall and Aquavana, the first complete suite of European-inspired thermal spa cabins, tubs, and aqua-thermal bathing in the United States.
On-site parking sits beneath the casino and is among the most accessible on the Strip.