SET TO OPEN IN JANUARY
By Michael Hepworth
The first resort to open in Las Vegas in almost three years will debut
on January 18th next year, and The Palazzo looks like it is something
special. The sister hotel to the Venetian will actually have a “soft’
opening on December 20th, but a lot of the high end stores and
restaurants will debut in January. Via the Venetian Grand Canal Shoppes
and Venice Canal waterway, the new 3,000 all-suite rooms of the Palazzo
will be connected to the Venetian Resort.
This hotel will feature the largest regular style
rooms in Las Vegas at about 800 square feet, and promises a luxurious
European ambience of the exclusive lifestyle of the Italian rich and
famous. There will be four high end restaurants featuring the cooking of
such superstar chefs as Wolfgang Puck, Charlie Trotter, Mario Batali and
Emeril Lagasse. I am
particularly excited about going to Wolfgang’s Cut Restaurant, an
outstanding Beverly Hills Steak House that is certain to become an
immediate hit in Las Vegas. The
entertainment selected that will open in April is the Broadway hit
show “ The Jersey Boys”, the show highlighting the rise of
those blue collar guys Franki Valli and the Four Seasons. They are
building a special 1,800 seat theatre just for the show, that’s how
confident they are of its success.
When it comes to shopping, there will be many high
end retailers like an 85,000 square foot flagship Barneys of New York, and
twenty other designer stores making their debut in Las Vegas. These will include Tony
Burch, Christian Louboutin, Diane Von Furstenberg, Van Cleef & Arpels,
Catherine Malandrino, Chloe, Anya Hindmarch and Michael Kors.
There is a lot of excitement in particular about the Hindmarch
store, where the celebrated London
designer will be bringing her unique selection of handbags to the Strip.
Total retail space is 450,000 square feet, and is located directly across
the Wynn Resort.
The Canyon Ranch SpaClub will be located at the
Palazzo, and is known as a haven to relax, re-new and re-energize. The
134,000 square foot facility is known as a leading edge health spa and
fitness retreat. The Spaclub is bringing its suite of European-inspired
thermal spa cabins, tubs and aquathermal bathing experience to the USA
for the first time, which is known worldwide as Aquavana.
If you are into the night life then Jay-Z is bringing his 40/40
club to town. With all the fine dining restaurants, shopping, health spas,
and entertainment, the gambling appears to be an optional activity and not
the focus of this new resort. Whether
you are winning or losing and just tired of sitting long hours at the crap
or black jack table and need a little break, try one of the fine dining
establishments, shows, Grand Canal Shoppes or spa retreat in a around the
Palazzo. You will find
yourself relaxed and reenergized to reenter the casino spectacle.
The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino
3325 Las Vegas Blvd. South