“Intimate” and “megaresort” don’t usually go hand in hand. But Caesars Palace is changing that with its 181-room Nobu Hotel, conceived by chef Nobu Matsuhisa and actor Robert De Niro. The hotel-in-a-hotel, located just off the casino floor, is a pleasant respite from the Strip without losing access to all that great Strip stuff. But we prefer to get lost in the hotel’s VIP vibe and soak up the David Rockwell design. A good day could be staying in and ordering from the room-service menu that fuses Eastern and Western cuisines, then maybe wandering over to the spa. Other Nobu hotels are in the works in London, Riyadh and Bahrain. This is the new version of the Vegas “theme” hotel.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.