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Las Vegas

Nobu Hotel
From the great minds that brought us black miso cod, the Nobu Hotel at Caesars in Las Vegas is wallet-meltingly luxurious and design-conscious.
The Cosmopolitan
With everything from affordable, delicious dining to ritzy penthouses, The Cosmopolitan runs the full gamut of Las Vegas accommodation.
Delano Las Vegas
With a gold exterior that glimmers in the desert sunshine, Delano Las Vegas is a bold and stylish hotel for those looking for luxurious stay in the city.
The Venetian
The attention to detail is amazing at The Venetian-no doubt because of the two historians hired to ensure architectural integrity and the team of 250 artisans, painters, and sculptors who made it happen.
Paris Las Vegas
The most Epcot-like of all the theme hotels, Paris Las Vegas is also the one that best carries through on the fantasy, with gorgeous reproductions of famous Paris landmarks.
M Resort
M Resort is where Nevada's brightest young things come to party and hunker down between fine thread-count sheets afterwards.
The Mirage
The Mirage marks the end of one Vegas era and the beginning of modern days - and has a replica volcano to boot.
Vdara
The all-suite, non-gaming Vdara is tucked away from the Strip in the $8.5-billion CityCenter complex.
MGM Grand
Though it's soon to be overtaken by other Strip resorts in the throes of expanding, for the moment the MGM Grand reigns as the largest hotel in the country.
The Signature at MGM Grand
Just a quick five-minute walk from the MGM Grand, the all-suite Signature towers offer rooms that are more like condos, geared toward those visitors looking to get away from Vegas' 24-hour soundtrack.
Palms Place
If a spot on the Strip isn't paramount, it's hard to imagine cooler digs than the apartment-style rooms at Palms Place, the Palms' sister property.
Hotel 32
This hotel-within-a-hotel, located on the top floor of the Monte Carlo has a private porte cochere, an express elevator and in-suite check-in, so you'll never have to mix with the hoi polloi if you don't want to.
Luxor
The Luxor's Sphinx-guarded, towering black pyramid is one of the city's most recognisable icons.
Trump International
Not content with ruling the hotel roost in New York, Donald has made his move on Vegas with a tower that trumps most of the nearby competition.
Red Rock Resort
This so-called 'locals' casino' combines breathtaking views of the flaming Red Rock Canyon with a serene spa, sumptuous dining, hip nightlife, and state-of-the-art gaming.
Westin Lake Las Vegas
The Moroccan-flavoured desert oasis of the Westin Lake Las Vegas stresses rest and relaxation over revelry.
Palms
Redefining hip, Palms Casino Resort attracts celebrities from Tara Reid and Lara Flynn Boyle to Jamie Foxx and the 'N Sync boys (back in the day).
The Bellagio
Named after the Lake Como village in northern Italy, Bellagio is the epitome of new Las Vegas - luxury with only a modicum of tackiness.
Wynn Las Vegas
Wynn Las Vegas is the new signature resort of Steve Wynn, who has become an icon in the city and is considered a living legend in America's adult Disneyland.
Planet Hollywood
Planet Hollywood bears almost no resemblance to its predecessor, the Arabian Nights-themed Aladdin, and that's a good thing.
Mandalay Bay
Mandalay Bay is a mysterious chameleon-like resort always turning into whatever you want it to be.
The Palazzo
Like its sister property, The Venetian, The Palazzo boasts a star-studded roster of restaurants, high-end shopping, and a super-sized spa.
Caesars Palace
Like Wayne Newton, the Rat Pack, Tom Jones, and Bobby Darin, the AAA four-diamond Caesars remains an enduring Las Vegas icon.
THEhotel
Don't laugh at the name; THEhotel (no, we haven't leant on caps-lock) is a cut above the rest when it comes to hunkering down in style.
The Artisan Hotel
In the shady stretch between the Strip and downtown, this former Travelodge has been reinvented as a Gothic-style crash pad with free in-room porn - on channel 69, naturally.
Skylofts at MGM
Like most casinos on the Strip, MGM has jumped into the high-end boutique hotel game with the Skylofts, a set of two-storey, ultra-luxury spaces (prices start at $800 per night) located on the top floors of the MGM Grand.
Encore Las Vegas
Steve Wynn knows how to build a casino, and Encore is definitely recognisable as the sister property to his first venture, the eponymously-named Wynn.
Green Valley Ranch
Green Valley Ranch is the crown jewel of the Station Casinos family, as well as the ultimate destination in Henderson, just 15 minutes and seven miles from the Strip.
Hard Rock
Feel like you've wandered onto the set of Swingers? You're definitely at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

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