The New Destination Of Las Vegas

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Since you hotel 's your playground, where you stay can make a big difference to your experience of Las Vegas. Here 's how to find the hotel of your dreams. For the first time in years, the number of guest rooms in Las Vegas will grow only slightly in 2001 – by 3,000, pushing the total to about 127,000. This modest 2.5 per cent increase from two years ago is in stark contrast to the extraordinary growth rate of the late 1990s, when the Strip provided fertile ground for a bumper crop of ever more elaborate hotel-casinos, culminating in the arrival of the Aladdin in summer 2000. This latest wave of construction, and the numerous expansions and renovations of existing resorts, have each been characterised by two key features: hotel-casinos…show more content…
Where to stay If you want to stay on the Strip, remember it 's a 32-mile (5.6-kilometre) hike from one end to the other. You could spend a lot of time tramping from casino to casino, so consider whether you want to be based at the north, centre or south. The more recent mega-resorts are the most attractive places to stay, but there are also older properties that retain a charm that hints of old Vegas. The cluster of Downtown casino-hotels do a good job with accommodation, although their dining options are more limited than those on the Strip, and non-gambling entertainment is practically non-existent. Of course, you don 't have to stay in a casino. Off the Strip, in the area surrounding the Convention Center, rooms are aimed at the business traveller and are generally unencumbered by noisy casinos, while out of town, the Regent in Summerlin and the Hyatt at Lake Las Vegas cater for visitors who want to combine casino luxury with easy access to the golf course. Casino rooms offer such good value that the budget accommodation sector is relatively small. In addition to the hostel on page 62, there are any number of fading 1950s motels cluttering up the more unfashionable stretches of Las Vegas Boulevard; their modern counterparts, the chain cheapies, can be found all over town. What to expect Because the majority of casinos continue to use amusement as a means of inducing people into their
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