Depending whether you’re talking about a single hotel, or if you include complexes like that located on the corner of Spring Mtn. Rd. and Las Vegas Blvd across from the Wynn to the north and Mirage and TI west, the Palazzo and Venetian along with the Sands Expo which is connected to the hotel is the largest hotel/ convention complex in the world. The Palazzo is a “sister” hotel to the Venetian, and a 5 star hotel full of upper class shops, restaurants, entertainment and gambling. It is consistently one of the highest rated hotels on the Strip.
The Palazzo caters to an upper class clientele and everything from décor to the shops and restaurants reflect this. It is a beautiful and large building right next to one of the classiest hotels on the Strip, the Venetian. The Palazzo in fact is considered nicer by many and they are connected by 2 stories of shopping, the Shoppes at the Palazzo which features more than 60 stores and the Grand Canal Shoppes. Together they contain more James Beard award-winning restaurants under one roof than any other complex. Many of the shops cannot be found anywhere else in the world and visitors often come here for that reason alone.
For the most elegant stay on the Vegas Strip visitors traditionally consider the Bellagio, Four Seasons, Wynn, and Encore. It is a mistake not to include the Palazzo in this group however. It is on par with any hotel in Vegas in that category. Because it is connected to one of the largest convention centers in Las Vegas, the Sands Expo, the Palazzo fills to capacity often, and not only on holidays and busy summer weekends. Booking in advance is a good idea no matter the time of year and asking about major conventions in town can be helpful. Palazzo also offers a Prestige room, for an additional cost, catering free drinks at happy hour, hors d'oeuvres, breakfast and other services, overlooking the Pirate Ship of TI on the 23rd floor.
The Palazzo has a very large 105,000 square foot casino floor with 80 table games and 1,900 slot machines. Unlike most of Vegas, the majority of the casino floor is actually smoke free, and an 80 foot dome floods the area with natural lighting, so if you are a gambler who wants to avoid the often clustered and smoke-filled floors of most casinos this is a good option. They feature all of the classic table games found in any casino, and a variety of popular slot machines. The limits are usually higher than average and depend on the clientele. Have you ever heard of a high class Race and Sports Book? Lagasse’s Stadium at the Palazzo features a whopping 10 foot by 20 foot projection screen and over 80 flat panel high def televisions, along with a menu by Emeril Lagasse.
Tons of rooms, over 3,000 total. And all of them are suites. They are very neat, modern but with a classic décor, and well kept. They are also a bit more expensive than many of the other casinos on the Strip, however they do make up for it with excellent service and beautiful accommodations and they are generally rated very high.
Really they are expensive all around. This is not a cheap stay on the Strip by any stretch of the imagination. Room rates always depend on how busy the hotel is and when you book of course, but only a couple of hotels on the Strip could be said to have consistently higher room rates. Gambling limits are usually also more expensive depending on the clientele, and the shops and restaurants are all quite pricey.
When combined with the shopping centers between Palazzo and Venetian, your options are practically limitless, and almost all of it is high end dining. Some popular options include Zine, Grand Lux Palazzo, Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse, Sweet Surrender, Sushi Samba, Morels, LAVO, Dos Caminos, Dal Toro, Carnevion by Mario Batali, CUT, and many more. There are some, not moderately priced but less elegant and more geared toward a quick bite places like Canyon Ranch Grill and I Love Burgers.
There are a couple of bars located on the casino floor at opposite ends and cocktails are free for gamblers of course, tipping is customary. Some of the restaurants turn in to nightclubs later, and they generally have a bar during the day. Laguna Champagne Bar, Tao, and Lavo are examples.
There simply is too much shopping to list. Over 450,000 square feet is dedicated to shopping and they have over 50 upscale stores, many found nowhere else in the world plus tons of other smaller boutique shops. The Shoppes at the Palazzo is a tourist destination in and of itself.
The nightlife is usually considered more upscale. Tao however is a popular spot with a wide range of people and a hot local’s destination as well. Some others include Lounge at Sushisamba, Laguna, and Lavo.
They offer the full range of luxury 5 star service. And if you have special needs contact your concierge or the front desk. Shuttle service is free for guests to and from the airport through an outside company.
1.9 million square feet total, including the 85,000-square-foot Venetian Ballroom, the 650,000-square-foot Venetian Congress Center (which includes three ballrooms, 64 meeting rooms and three board rooms) and the 1.2- million-square-foot Sands Expo convention center.
They have an amazing 4 acre pool area with 6 pools, 4 Jacuzzis, several cabanas, and Wolfgang Puck’s Solaro is located here.
Jersey Boys play in the 1,650 seat Palazzo theatre. See the Venetian section for more shows.
Canyon Ranch SpaClub is shared by the Venetian and the Palazzo and features 62 treatment rooms with a variety of services. Contact your concierge or the front desk for more information.