Celebrating the glory of Rome, Caesars Palace has been a must-see destination resort since it opened in 1966. Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, those famous fountains, dramatic gabled pediments and Corinthian columns are world-renowned.
A renaissance that began in 2000 has elevated its status even higher. The addition of the $95 million Colosseum brought Celine Dion's " A New Day" and Elton John's "The Red Piano" to the entertainment capital of the world. Celebrity chefs Bradley Ogden and Bobby Flay joined Caesars with the opening of Ogden's namesake restaurant from the Bay Area, and Flay's Mesa Grill, his first restaurant outside New York. The Forum Shops at Caesars added 60 new upscale retailers to an existing group of 100 shops and dining establishments during its recent expansion; Kate Spade, Juicy Couture, CH Carolina Herrera and Harry Winston joined an already stellar lineup. The addition of a five-acre, open-air Roman Plaza features the Italian trattoria Vialé, which overlooks the Strip as well as an outdoor event amphitheatre. Pure Nightclub - backed by Celine Dion, Shaquille O'Neal and Andre Agassi - made its debut on New Year's Eve, and includes the Vegas version of the famous Pussycat Dolls Lounge.
As if that wasn't enough, later this year French chef Guy Savoy will open a restaurant on the property's new luxury 949-room hotel tower named for Augustus, whose reign brought years of prosperity and peace to the Roman Empire.
The 2,400 elegant guest rooms and suites feature such standard amenities as marble-finished bathrooms, soaking tubs, in-room televised gaming instruction and high-speed Internet access. Deluxe suites include such lavish accoutrements as private dining rooms, wet bars, saunas, steam rooms, home-theater systems, putting greens and workout rooms. The penthouse suite, with butler, security and attendant services, must be seen to be believed.
Inspired by Rome's famed Baths of Caracalla, the Garden of the Gods pools and gardens offer a refreshing respite from the desert heat with four swimming pools surrounded by graceful fountains and classic statues. Two outdoor wedding chapels overlook the lush grounds.
The 25 restaurants and cafés feature some of the biggest names in the industry: Wolfgang Puck's Spago and Chinois, French chef Jean-Marie Josselin's 808 and the Palm Restaurant.
There's a world-class health spa and beauty salon; 160,000-square-feet of premium meeting and convention space; and 147,750-square-feet of gaming space with the Palace, Forum and high-limit Palace Court casinos chock full of table games and high-tech slots.
For a taste of Caesars legendary past, dine at Neros steak house and dance the night away on Cleopatra's Barge Nightclub, a floating cocktail lounge.