Luxury Resorts: Although it doesn't hold stakes on the Las Vegas strip, The Palms Casino Resort takes rank as one of the most preferred resorts among both vacationers and locals alike. After opening its doors in 2001, The Palms received much attention from its debut on season twelve of MTV's "Real World."
Owned by brothers, Joe and Gavin Maloof, The Palms is one of Vegas' newest and most celebrated attractions. Having come from a long-line of entrepreneurs, the Maloof brothers have business in their blood and money on their minds. Amidst a laundry list of achievements, the family owns the Sacramento Kings of the NBA, as well as the Sacramento Monarchs of the WNBA.
The Palms has more than 800 guest rooms as well as some of the swankiest sweets available in the Las Vegas area. In 2005, The Palms extended its reach with the completion of a 40-story tower, featuring a suite suited for anyone or any occasion. From an all-pink bachelorette suite to a fantasy crib fit for any hip-hop mogul, the Fantasy Tower has it all. On the 40th floor of the Fantasy Tower are six Sky Villas, each offering an outdoor pool overlooking the strip. Amenities include a Playboy Club with its own casino, the Moon nightclub, complete with a retractable roof, and the restaurant Nove Italiano.
And because you never know when Jay-Z will be in the house, eager to lay down some tracks, the tower has its own recording studio. The Maloof's are prepared to tackle any situation and cater to the most astute tastes. Being the basketball lovers (and owners) that they are, the new tower includes a two story, 10,000-square foot suite with a full-size basketball court, locker room, score board and a multi screen entertainment system.
The $600 million addition has only added to The Palms reputation as the place to see and be seen. Celebrities are notorious for frequenting the resort, in part due to its extensive nightlife. The ghostbar, atop the 55th floor offers a jaw-dropping, 180-degree view of the Vegas strip from its open-air deck.
And if a long line is any indication of a nightclub's popularity, Rain Las Vegas takes the cake. The 1,500-seat venue features state-of-the-art acoustic and visual effects, including the occasional flashes of fire (don't worry, it's contained). The resort's concert theatre, Pearl, also gets its share of guest appreciation as it brings big-named headliners to the stage.
Another major draw of The Palms is in the actual cards. In addition to being known for their loose slots, the resort plays host to Bravo's "Celebrity Poker Showdown." Keeping with the reality-television trend, it's only natural they have a tattoo parlor, complete with a soundstage. The Hart & Huntington Tattoo Company featured on A&E's "Inked" is located in The Palms Shop.
Dining options include N9NE steak house, Alize´, Blue Agave, Little Buddha, and Garduño's. The resort also offers a 20,000-square foot spa, a full-service salon, and a 14-theatre Brendan Theatres complex.
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