Delano Beach Club
The new and private Delano Beach Club at Delano Las Vegas offers guests a more serene and less hectic VIP experience than they might expect from a Las Vegas day club. You’ll bathe in a tranquil palette of contemporary whites accented with vibrant hues of teal and cobalt, while playing with an oversized chess board perched atop the pool’s wet deck. You’ll also enjoy unexpected sweet extras throughout the day such as seasonal frozen grapes and cucumber slices, energizing drinks such as mango-infused sparkling water, and watermelon and orange juice shooters.
The Delano, 3940 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Marquee Day Club
The massive Marquee Day Club, a 22,000-square-foot party paradise, has two pools, several bars and even a gaming area for the gambling enthusiast. Exclusive experiences can be had in one of the grand cabanas, which feature infinity-edge glass dipping pools, flat screen televisions and dedicated cocktail and food service. The ultimate day-to-night offering can be found in the exclusive bungalows dotting the club’s perimeter, complete with overnight quarters, individual pools and an open-air party deck.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Encore Beach Club
The Encore Beach Club might look like a tranquil pool while at rest, but thanks to its roster of world-class DJs, this is one seriously hot spot during the summer. Chill out in one of 25 cabanas, each stocked with a refrigerator, flat-screen TV and daybed, or one of eight bungalows that offer private bathrooms, infinity dipping pools, cooling systems and private views of the Las Vegas Strip, while taking a break from rocking out to resident DJ Kaskade or the likes of Diplo, Avicii, Zedd, Jermaine Dupri, Martin Solveig, Skrillex and Lil Jon this summer.
Encore at Winn, 3121 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Daylight Beach Club
Given that its nighttime sister, Light, is a Cirque du Soleil-inspired extravaganza, you should expect big things from Daylight. This open-air entertainment destination is reminiscent of an Ibiza day party thanks to its innovative technology, aerialist acts and state-of-the-art sound and lighting become one.
Mandalay Bay, 3050 Las Vegas Blvd. South
The Pool at The Linq
The new, recently-completed LINQ Pool provides a cooling escape with spectacular views of the city. Relax in one of two pools—one of which boasts a wet deck with lily pad daybeds available for rent—while enjoying signature cocktails from a 32-seat center bar lined with four flat-screen televisions this summer. Make sure to check out the “Champagne Sundays” pool parties, which are a perfect way to end the week.
The Linq Hotel & Casino, 3535 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis
There is not one but seven high-end pools reserved in the Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis, reserved exclusively for guests of Caesars Palace and the Nobu Hotel. A few of our favorites include the celebrity-favored Bacchus and Venus pools, the most well- appointed, VIP-worthy options. Here you’ll lounge in a 10,000-square-foot, secluded, European-style retreat, which offers 14 cabanas, 16 daybeds, 10 couches and plenty of chaise lounges for luxury-loving sunbathers.
Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Aria Sky Pool
Guests of ARIA’s super-luxe Sky Suites now have their very own private pool, and they’ll keenly feel their VIP status here. Attentive staffers cater to sun-seekers’ every whim, delivering complimentary refreshers every 90 minutes including chilled towels, unique iced teas, water misters, smoothie shots, mochi balls and more. They can also indulge in poolside spa services including cold marble stones to beat the heat, as well as back and foot massages.
Aria, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. South
There may not be any actual sand at Drai’s Beachclub, but you will have epic views of the Las Vegas Strip from this rooftop oasis atop The Cromwell. Sip on cocktails such as Drai’s Green Tea and Tang Lemonade while enjoying some fun in the sun. For those looking for a poolside party atmosphere mid-week, every Tuesday the rooftop pool deck transforms into Drai’s Paradise—a social yet relaxing pool party featuring live DJs and drink and food specials from Drai’s Café.
The Cromwell, 3595 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Wet Republic is a party with a capital “P.” Dance the day away to a world-class roster of DJs such as Tiesto, Martin Garrix, Chuckie and Above & Beyond this summer from the VIP digs of your private pool bungalow, kitted out with a king-sized daybed, teakwood furniture, giant flat-screen TV, ceiling fan, personal safe. Guests also enjoy the benefits of having their very own private security detail.
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, 3709 Las Vegas Blvd. South
ENTERTAINMENT & EXPERIENCES
There are a plethora of entertainment options available in Las Vegas this summer. Mega-star Mariah Carey, the best-selling female artist of all time, is in residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace through July, while Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn begin their headlining show, Together in Vegas, at the same venue in June.
Meanwhile Calvin Harris, the world’s highest-paid DJ, has inked a three-year deal with the Hakkasan Group: he’ll split his time between Hakkasan Nightclub, the Wet Republic pool party at MGM Grand and Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace this summer. Steve Wynn has brought a new experience to The Wynn in the form of his ShowStoppers spectacular at the Encore Theater, which includes 66 singers, dancers and a full orchestra.
Last but not least is The LINQ, a social hub at the center of the Las Vegas Strip that opened in 2014. The space is anchored by the High Roller—the world’s highest observation wheel—and New York nightlife favorite, the Brooklyn Bowl.
For a different kind of high in the sky experience, head over to Trump Las Vegas, which, thanks to a new partnership with Maverick Helicopters, now offers tours and a private “house helicopter” to residential owners and hotel guests.
New buyers at Trump Las Vegas are offered a complimentary tour above Las Vegas’ famous city lights as well as on-call luxe air transportation. Haute!
Get ready for an unparalleled nightlife experience like no other: Omnia Nightclub is here, and it’s the biggest, baddest club around. At 75,000 square feet, the Rockwell Group-designed space officially surpasses Hakkasan as the largest club in Las Vegas. The multi-level venue compasses an ultra-lounge, a main room and mezzanine, as well as a rooftop garden with epic views of the Las Vegas Strip. You’ll find state-of-the-art technology here in the form of a 22,000-pound LED chandelier that changes color and moves at four feet per second, and motion-detection technology with liquid-crystal display screens that react to those walking by. Add in world-class DJs like Calvin Harris, Afrojack and Martin Garrix, and it’s no wonder you’ll find nightly lines around the block here.
Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 702.785.6200
Masatoshi Izumi Sculpture Installation at the Bellagio
The Bellagio unveiled a striking new art installation by renowned Japanese sculptor Masatoshi Izumi just outside of the hotel’s main entrance this March. The installation, A Gift From the Earth, is comprised of four distinct stone sculptures, Wind, Fire, Water and Land, each representing one of Earth’s four elements. Meticulously hand carved over the course of 18 months, each sculpture weighs between 17,000 and 27,000 pounds. The stones are basalt, a form of lava that has cooled on the volcano’s surface.
3600 Las Vegas Freeway, 702.693.7871
Picasso-Creatures and Creativity
Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art
Talk about dichotomy: Picasso is coming to Las Vegas! The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art will host its latest ex- hibit, Picasso—Creatures and Creativity, from July 3rd through January 10th, 2016. The exhibition will feature 43 of Picasso’s paintings, linocuts and lithographs spanning the 1930s–1970s. These works showcase Picasso’s extraordinary ability to capture the human form with his use of line, movement and color.
Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Freeway, 702.693.7871
DINING + DRINKING
Alibi Cocktail Lounge
There are always new nightlife spots opening in Sin City, but Alibi is one of the best. This Aria-located hideaway presents a unique blend of curated cocktails complemented by indie-inspired music. The perfect convergence of premium spirits, innovative ingredients and highly-stylized opulence, Alibi offers a sophisticated alternative to the bustling Las Vegas nightlife scene and totally reenergizes the city’s lounge culture.
Aria, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Celebrity Chef Brian Malarkey has brought his specific touch of retro-cool glamour to Searsucker at Caesars Palace. Designed by critically-acclaimed interior designer Thomas Schoos, Searsucker’s comfortable living spaces and retro Americana vibe— coupled with its New American Classic dishes and specialty cocktails—set the mood for an epic night ahead, which you’ll no doubt have in spades, given that it’s located directly adjacent to the haute new Omnia Nightclub.
3570 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 702.866.1800
Andiron Steak & Tea
The newest offering from wife-and-husband restaurateurs Elizabeth Blau and chef Kim Canteenwalla is a high-end, elegant affair thanks to its Hamptons-esque, navy-and-cream interior and menu dedicated to “all things grilled, roasted, shucked and seared,” which includes nine—count ‘em—nine steaks, all charred over an apricot wood-burning grill.
1720 Festival Plaza Drive, 702.685.8002
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
One of the hottest spots in Las Vegas right now is an eatery that offers the best, most innovative twists on down-home Southern cooking you’re likely to find this side of the Mississippi. Here you’ll find dishes like its infamous fried chicken, watermelon and waffles and a fried green tomato BLT. If you make it to one brunch in the city, this has to be it.
The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 702.297.6541
Fizz Las Vegas
Fizz Las Vegas is a fabulous high-end champagne bar that has Sir Elton John and partner David Furnish’s stamps all over it. Furnish served as creative director of the 2,750 square- foot boite, working alongside designer Todd-Avery Lenahan to create an inviting space that is dotted with the couple’s personal colored photography collection, cream leathers and faux fur. A menu of gourmet small plates—partially conceived by John’s personal chef— serves as the perfect accompaniment to this glamorous and “Rocket Man” worthy lounge.
Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 702.776.3200
James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Mina brings a touch of French finesse to ARIA in BARDOT Brasserie, the Francophile-friendly eatery he opened in January. Paying homage to the skillful culinary techniques, celebrated libations and sexy atmosphere for which Sin City is renowned, Mina recreates a stylish Parisian brasserie with savoir-faire smack dab in the midst of The Strip. Expect to find items like escargot and foie gras, inventive cocktails, an extensive French wine list and a selection of craft beer including its exclusive Hors D’âge, which is brewed in Northern France.
Aria, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 866.359.7757
Master chef Julian Serrano explores the bolder side of Italy with Lago, his new small-plate concept at the Bellagio. The James Beard Award winner has created the perfect backdrop to his menu of cheese, charcuterie, seafood, meats and inventive pasta dishes thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows that offer epic views of the Bellagio Fountains beyond. For the ultimate romantic evening, order from the lengthy, 600-bottle deep wine list while dining al fresco on the outdoor patio and enjoying the sultry desert summer evening.
Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 866.259.7111
Photo Credit: Barbara Kraft
To mark what would have been Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday, Executive Chef Theo Schoenegger has compiled a number of Sinatra’s favorite dishes into a five-course tasting menu experience at Sinatra, Encore’s high-end Italian eatery, which also happens to be the only restaurant in the world sanctioned by the Sinatra family. Guests of the restaurant are invited to take a stroll down memory lane with exquisite fare while surrounded by some of Frank’s prized possessions including his Oscar, Emmy and Grammy. The Ultimate Sinatra menu begins with sautéed Santa Barbara spot prawns and cannellini beans tossed in a rosemary-garlic olive oil. Next, Frank’s Clams Posillipo – adapted from a favorite dish that Sinatra would enjoy when dining at Patsy’s restaurant in New York City – combines Manila clams in aromatic white wine and tomato broth. The meal continues with Fusilli accented by fileto di pomodoro in a fresh tomato basil sauce. Next is Sinatra’s longtime favorite dish, veal milanese and eggplant parmigiana with a baby arugula salad. For dessert, enjoy the signature Cappello in which a Valrhona dark chocolate mousse confection, shaped like the fedora that Sinatra often wore, is paired with a luxurious Jack Daniel’s milk chocolate panna cotta.
Encore, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South, (702) 770-5320
The Shops at Crystals
Over the course of the past year, The Shops at Crystals has added four beautiful new boutiques to its roster of luxury shops. Swiss timepiece maker Audemars Piguet opened its third U.S. location, a 1,270-square-foot boutique tucked between Tom Ford and Louis Vuitton, showcasing an original concept design that captures the 140-year-old brand’s core values of artistry, origins and extraordinary relationships. Iconic French fashion house Céline opened its first Las Vegas location and simultaneously celebrated its first boutique ever to be opened within a shopping center, while crystal-maker Lalique introduced a 2,300-square-foot jewel box store, showcasing the five pillars of the brand: crystal objects, interiors, fine jewelry, fragrance and art. Finally, French beauty company Sisley opened its first standalone store in the United States featuring the high-end skincare, makeup and fragrance collections for which the brand is renowned. This fall, Christian Louboutin will also open a high-end boutique showcasing his fabulous footwear at the popular locale.
3720 Las Vegas Blvd. SouthThe Forum Shops at Caesars
Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre and Italian sportswear brand Paul & Shark are two of the new- est brands to hit the endless Forum Shops at Caesars. These luxe new boutiques will join already existing brands like Balenciaga, Breitling, CH Carolina Herrera, Mulberry, Giuseppe Zanotti, Blancpain Burberry, Ermengildo Zegna, Fendi, Gucci, Hublot, Longchamp, Louis Vuitton, Rolex and Valentino.