LuxxMint

18 October 2012

Las Vegas - The hotels

Hi! I'm back from my amazing trip to Las Vegas and Hawaii, it was one of those holidays which seemed to stretch on forever and i'm back to reality now with the post holiday blues I always get. The only thing cheering me up is planning future trips and of course flicking through the photos I took.

Rather than a day by day account I usually do for weekend trips i've split them and first up is the fantastic hotels on the strip. We stayed at the MGM Grand after getting a great rate for two king suites, my sister also bagged us all an upgrade to the floor below the penthouse and overlooking the strip which was a view and a half!

The hotel was great, the bedroom was so huge and the bed I wish I could transport back to England! There were so many restaurants and cafe's to choose from for breakfast to dinner and the casino of course is huge but also has some of the more expensive gambling tables. The pool area has something for everyone with seven pools ( we lost Matt to the lazy river every time!) and the huge frozen margaritas went down a treat poolside in the scorching heat. We should have been expecting temperatures in the mid 80's but a heatwave struck and a sizzling 110oC hit us everyday. I didn't mind one bit - the hotter the better for me.


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MGM Grand - Our hotel

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Old school glamour of the Flamingo

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Stratosphere - there's an amazing view from the top

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The Venetian

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Inside along the canal shopping

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The Bellagio - very imposing

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The roof decoration of the Bellagio reception

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Bellagio conservatory, the Halloween / Autumn display

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Bellagio shops with Caesars Palace in the background

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Monte Carlo

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New York New York

I'd love to try out another hotel when I head back to Vegas. Yes i'll definitely be heading back although maybe not for a few years, I was exhausted at the end of 5 days! The Wynn looked beautiful and of course the glamour of the Bellagio and Venetian are very tempting.

For those that haven't visited Vegas I would describe it as a Disneyland for grown ups, the hotels are immaculate and oh so fake looking but inviting all the same. The casinos are none stop and I loved wandering around them in our hotel to see the characters still playing at tables at 6 in the morning (when I was jet lagged.) We did gamble everyday and until the last day I was definitely down when I hit a winning streak in Downtown Vegas and ended the holiday on a little high!

I really enjoyed visiting Downtown, it's a little glimpse as to what Vegas might have been many years ago.

I'll stop rambling now as there is a another Vegas post coming up along with the Grand Canyon followed by Hawaii and a shopping post. I loved spending my $$$!

I hope you enjoy x

5 comments:

  1. I love Las Vegas! I have been there twice, the last time being last summer. True, it can be tiring (there is just so much to do and see) but it's so worth it! My hotel of choice for next time would be Caesars Palace.

    LUXESSED

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  2. I love these photos!! Excited for more..
    Unfortunately I still haven't visited Vegas yet but would love to someday soon.
    I've been to the Venetian in Macau before - it looks amazing inside :D

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  3. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. :D Your pictures are fab, I can't wait to see more!

    I miss Vegas!

    Jess xx
    Styladelica

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  4. Brilliant photos, Disneyland for grown ups sounds good! Looking forward to hearing more about yor trip, especially Hawaii!

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