Caesars Palace is massive and appeals to the masses, recommended for foodies, luxury lovers, partiers and shopping divas by our experts. Ancient Roman decor welcomes guests as early as arrival at the porte cochere. The lobby is adorned with Roman statues and an overhead mural. In the 2009 hit movie The Hangover, the bachelor partiers checked into Caesars.
That inspired a lot of guys to follow suit. The Octavius Tower, a 668-room structure that was part of the mega-resort’s $860 million expansion, is the newer building. Accommodations have a soothing brown, taupe and gray palette plus a bevy of high-tech amenities. A standard room in the Octavius Tower features ample space, clean design and thematic art. The bathroom of an Octavius Tower standard room features dual mirrors and sinks, and a small TV.
Tasty snacks are available in the standard room. The bedroom of an Octavius Tower penthouse includes a king bed, flatscreen TV and floor-to-ceilings views. The penthouse living area seats four to five comfortably in a semi-formal setting. The penthouse dining area seats four to five with views of the Strip.
The living and dining areas are connected in an open space. The penthouse bathroom boasts a luxurious tub next to the dual vanity. Navigate the bathroom TV with a Crestron remote control. The penthouse is also wired with an iPod port that will transmit music throughout. The penthouse bathroom has water and products from the Qua Baths and Spa on hand. The penthouse also has a make-up area.
Mugs and makers for coffee and tea are on hand. The Octavius Tower penthouse offers prime views of the Strip with Red Rock as backdrop. The guys from The Hangover partied at a replica of the property’s Forum Tower Emperor’s Suite, one of several Caesars Fantasy Suites. The bi-level beauty also made the scene in the 1988 movie Rain Man. Caesars’ Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis features six pools over five acres, with something for everyone.
The Temple Pool is adorned with Caesars’ trademark statues and columns, offering cabanas and daybeds. The Fortuna Pool is known for itsswim-up blackjack tables. The private Bacchus Pool area is reserved for celebrity and invited guests. The Bacchus Pool is nestled between Caesars Palace’s towers. A plush Bacchus Pool cabana includes a flatscreen TV and breezy airways. A lounge chair in the sun offers comfy relaxation.
Caesars Palace’s nearly 600-seat Bacchanal aims to please foodies as well as the average Joe or Jane who likes to load their plates. It opened in September 2012, cost $17 million to build and has chefs from many cultures staffing nine cooking stations that turn out 500-plus dishes daily. Caesars Palace has an all-star roster of celebrity chefs, including Gordon Ramsay, Nobu Matsuhisa and Guy Savoy.
Gordon Ramsay planted his second Union Jack in Vegas with his Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill, which gives guests a chance to sample British pub fare. For a decadent dining experience, Restaurant Guy Savoy features one of the most expensive tasting menus in the city along with a Krug Room and Cognac Room for over-the-top experiences. A few steps from the lobby sits Matsuhisa’s largest Nobu Restaurant & Lounge, clocking in at 12,775-square-feet, the largest of Matsuhisa’s more than two dozen restaurants around the world. The first Nobu Hotel opened in 2013 in the old Centurion Tower at Caesars Palace. Guest Service Agents Albert Lee, left, and Vincent Ottaviano man the front desk at the Nobu Hotel lobby at Caesars Palace. Step into a quiet sanctuary created by blending minimalist design with natural materials.
Guest rooms combine grass cloth, mixed woods, and the flowing ink brushwork art of Hitsuzendo on the walls. Even the neutral carpet’s design invokes an aerial view of sea and land masses. The Payard Patisserie & Bistro boasts a 16-foot-tall chocolate clock tower that’s programmed to drop three chocolate truffles every 15 minutes.
French pastry chef Francois Payard’s chocolates and books are sold here. An assortment of desserts are displayed, including Opera, Chocolate Decadence and Pistachio Eclair. Colleen Shea and her boyfriend Chad Jones of McLean, Va. check out the menu at Serendipity 3 on the Las Vegas Strip at Caesars Palace. The Apostrophe Bar pays homage to the missing apostrophe in the resort’s name.
Four venues in one, PURE night club features 40,000 square feet of dance space at Caesars Palace. Available at Qua Baths and Spa, AURA-SOMA is an innovative and personalized service that combines aromatherapy and massage therapy with the natural healing powers of color and light. Qua Baths and Spa at Caesars Palace offers a series of treatments using traditional Ayurvedic medicine techniques to provide balance and wellness. Guests take a photo of a life-sized replica of Michelangelo’s David in the Appian Way Shops at Caesars Palace. The over-the-top Roman extravaganza that is the Forum Shops at Caesars contains just one of the three Tiffany & Co. stores on the Strip, as well as Valentino, Burberry, Christian Dior, Hublot, and the newest addition: the second Alfred Dunhill store in the U.S. Specially lit ceilings, frescoed with clouds, make you feel as if you’re walking in natural light during the day and dimmer light in the evening.
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace hosts major headliners in Vegas, from Rod Stewart to Shania Twain, Matt Goss and Celine Dion. The casino is convivial (check out the Pussycat Dolls gaming tables with scantily clad dealers and go-go dancers). Here, the poker room is packed with players. Installed in 1984, The Brahma Shrine is a replica of a Hindu shrine in Thailand that houses a statue of the Hindu creation god Brahma.
“The Hangover” -themed merchandise is displayed in the gift shop.