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The Stratosphere

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2000 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas The Stratosphere is not the largest hotel, nor does it have the biggest casino. But it’s got something that is nowhere else in Las Vegas or anywhere else: The Stratosphere Tower. The Tower, as it’s known locally, is 1,149 feet high. At the top is the famed revolving restaurant and entrances to the rides. With both indoor and outdoor observation decks, the 100-story structure also offers a lounge, restaurants and, of course, a spectacular view. The windows come down to the floor at an angle so it’s possible to look straight down and see what’s below – nothing but air. In 30 seconds the double-decker elevator will rush to the top at 1,800 feet per minute or three floors a second. Naturally, you’ll want to travel down a little more slowly. Apart from the observation deck itself there are several thrill rides that are enormously popular. The Big Shot, X-Scream and Insanity are all aptly named. Any one of them is enough to exhaust your adrenalin long before you start gambling. But then, gambling that you’ll stay on is what these rides are all about. The Big Shot is almost 1,100 feet high and qualifies as the highest thrill ride in the world. The Insanity is less high (900ft), but by spinning riders at 40 miles per hour, it earns its name anyway. X-Scream is a ‘mere’ 866 feet, but by dropping riders over the edge it too is aptly named. For those who prefer to get married with a view, there’s The Chapel in the Clouds. A large number of people every year still come to Vegas to get married and this choice is definitely better than the standard cheesy chapel off The Strip. But there are other forms of entertainment as well. The vampire-themed adult revue ‘The Bite’ could only have been conceived and executed in Las Vegas where the unusual is the norm. Then there’s the American Superstars show where the celebrity look-alikes get a chance at stardom while you laugh. The hotel is located at the northern tip of the casino group on The Strip and is the only one actually located in the City of Las Vegas proper. The others are technically in the suburb of Paradise. With 2,444 rooms and an 80,000 square foot casino it’s by no means the largest, but it might very well be the most unusual. Completed in 1996 it didn’t do box-office business at first, but its location eventually proved to be an advantage. It’s centrally located between The Strip and downtown, which is convenient for those who want to see it all, including Fremont Street. The rooms are inexpensive but adequate, and few go to Vegas to sleep anyway. On the other hand, there are plenty of games in the casino where you can spend a lot more money, so never fear. Save that for the rides. ....read more

MGM Grand

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3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas The ever famous MGM Grand Casino which is located downstairs, has some of the most state of the art gaming technology. Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat, and Casino War are just some of the numerous games that are played throughout the casino. The MGM Grand Casino is said to have the largest selection of slot machines out of all the casinos in town. The most prized of all the gaming in the Casino is the Grand Poker Room. It is unmatched for comfort, and fast paced action. It is also open 24 hours a day. Some of the more popular poker games that are played include 7-Card Stud and Texas Hold ‘Em. No Limit Hold ‘Em tournaments are played vigorously throughout the year at the casino, and they even have licensed massage therapists at the table to help relieve the players’ stress. Some of the finest dining in Las Vegas can also be found at the MGM Grand. Famous Chef Emeril Lagasse is the executive chef in charge of preparing the meals, whether he is personally cooking or overseeing his staff. Some of the fine fare includes scallops that are shipped all the way from Maine and prepared as a main dish, Pike fish caught and brought from the Midwest, Chef’s famous cooked Alabama chicken. Chef even makes his own fresh blend of Creole/Cajun cuisine, which is said to be notably better than anything prepared in a French Quarter Restaurant. He also serves a distinctive wine that won a Spectator’s Best Award of Excellence back in 1999. Las Vegas is a town where there never seems to be a bored person. The city offers such an array of nightclubs that anyone can get out and enjoy the nightlife. Whether you are out to meet someone, go dancing or just sit around in a lounge, there are plenty of venues to choose from. Probably the most popular and famous of all the nightclubs in Vegas is Studio 54 at the MGM Grand. It boasts some of the most luxurious accommodation in hotel life. The Grand Tower is probably the most popular out of all of them, providing Bungalow suites, Celebrity Spa suites, Glamour suites, you name and they’ve got it. The Grand Tower houses some of the larger than average rooms of 446 square feet and all have black and white marble bathrooms, enormous closets, remote control televisions, clocks and even safes. Every room is also equipped with high speed internet access. The MGM Grand is the one place for anyone’s event needs. From intimate settings to large productions, the MGM Grand is staffed and ready to take care of your special events. Their mission is to deliver to their clients the excitement unbeatable service that the MGM Grand tradition demands. It has always been their mission to provide the best and most luxurious service that anyone could offer which is probably why they are rated the number one place in Las Vegas to spend a vacation. ....read more