Las Vegas Hotels & Casinos: A memorable hotel in Las Vegas is built on a remarkable city. New York-New York Hotel & Casino is an architect's dream as it creates a striking skyline with replicas of the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty and the Chrysler Building, looming side-by-side along Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue.
The Big Apple isn't lost anywhere inside this cavernous casino. The theme continues into the interior with art-deco styling from the dťcor to the restaurants. Simulated settings such as Times Square, Central Park and a surprisingly real representation of Greenwich Village are central to this casino's allure.
Looking to get a thrill? The Manhattan Express roller coaster carries ticketholders above the Strip and into an inverted roll.
Everyone from Britney Spears to Jay Leno have checked this thrill ride out. The sprawling Coney Island-style video-game arcade greets guests parking in the garage. It?s perfect for kids and adults for a non-gaming activity.
"Zumanity, Another Side of Cirque du Soleil" is an erotic adult show that has surprised critics with its longevity. The tickets cost $69-$99 and the pre-show is worth the price of admission. (Local tip: shell out the extra money for a love seat, red velvet couches close to the stage that offer a great view and attention from the actors onstage.)
Sports fans have a year-round haven in ESPN Zone, which is connected to the hotel with a Strip entrance. Gigantic TVs, constant updated sports scores, knowledgeable staff and affordable, seriously good food makes this an easy meeting or go-to spot. ESPN Zone will also cater for business meetings. Call (702) 740-6969. Toll-free (800) 693-6763 or go to www.nynycasino.com.
For LxM Kimberley McGee