Palazzo means "palace" in Italian, and the $1.8 billion, all-suite resort brings 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 is 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 Palazzo is The Venetian’s sister property, and it has the same elements of upscale dining, high-end shopping and well-appointed rooms. The all-suite resorts offers rooms nearly twice the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room.
The self-parking at The Palazzo is a local secret—it’s considered the easiest to navigate. And bonus: It’s free.
The 130-square-foot bathrooms come with a 22-inch HD TV, a Roman tub with separate glass-enclosed showers, a double-sink vanity and a dry vanity with makeup mirror.
The vibe at the Palazzo is pure Italian elegance. The focal point is Samuel G. Bocchicchio’s “Acqua di Cristallo,” a water sculpture unveiled in 2008. Laura Kimpton’s “LOVE” sculpture. Perforated with bird-shaped stamps, the ruby-red letters rise 12 feet tall and collectively span 36 feet across. It’s an Instagram-ready piece of art that draws a crowd at all times of the night and day.
Combined with The Venetian’s, The Palazzo’s pool area forms a five-acre chlorinated oasis. That’s 11 pools, four Jacuzzis and 41 cabanas--plenty of space to get the perfect tan.
Canyon Ranch SpaClub is the award-winning spa for both properties, offering the Aquavana Experience, a series of thermal environments such as a crysal steam room, experiential rains, a Finnish sauna, and herbal laconium, a hydrospa and an igloo.
The bottom floor of the Canyon Ranch SpaClub serves as the fitness center for both The Venetian and The Palazzo.
Just like The Venetian, The Palazzo has an impressive portfolio of restaurants, spearheaded by Cut, Wolfgang Puck’s ode to the finest prime meats. Carnevino, an Italian-themed steakhouse, also takes its meat seriously. For unparalleled people-watching, Morel’s French Steakhouse has a patio that faces the Strip, giving you a bird’s-eye view of the crowd below.
Rosina, the Palazzo’s newest lounge, is a must-visit. It’s an intimate spot with Art Deco touches, etched mirrors and brass inlay flooring. The cocktail program was created by famed mixologist Sam Ross, of New York City’s Milk & Honey. If you’re looking for an experience that’ll send a chill down your spine, Minus 5 Ice Bar will literally do that. The bar is made of ice and chilled to -5 degrees. You put on a parka then you drink the coldest cocktails known to man.
YOU SHOULD KNOW The Palazzo, while seemingly smaller than The Venetian, is still quite massive. Prepare to walk a lot.
The Palazzo is centrally located on the Strip, with other resorts within walking distance, as long as you’re prepared to walk at least 10 minutes. It’s about a 15-minute drive to and from the airport.
Walk next door to The Venetian and check out its latest dining addition: Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer (5-minute walk). The burgers are fabulous but come for the Crazy Shakes, milkshakes so big and packed with crazy toppings you’d definitely need someone to share it with.
No need to go far to find the best bars in the city. The Dorsey (5-minute walk) in The Venetian is the perfect spot for a pre- or post-dinner cocktail. Or, have a drink or two at Tao (5-minute walk) and see where the evening takes you.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Picking between The Palazzo and its sister property The Venetian is like being asked who your favorite kid. How can you choose? Stay at either property and you get the same level of service.