Las Vegas isn’t just a clubgoers paradise anymore: It’s multicultural, varied, with something for everyone. Here is your comprehensive guide to the latest and greatest openings—boutiques, shows, cigar bars and more—that will make your experience in Las Vegas sinfully entertaining.
DAVIDOFF OF GENEVA CIGAR BAR
Choose from hundreds of world-class cigars with a craft cocktail in hand at the all new Davidoff of Geneva Cigar Bar at the Fashion Show Mall. You’ll find an impressive indoor/outdoor environment, including a unique full-service bar and exceptional walk-in humidor filled with premium cigars. The bar is a prime spot for peeping all the action on The Strip, thanks to breakaway doors that open to a 50-seat outdoor patio.
FASHION SHOW MALL
3200 S. LAS VEGAS BLVD. #1245
MONTECRISTO CIGAR BAR
What better way to celebrate a golden anniversary than with a ‘smoking’ hot spot that can be enjoyed by all luxury enthusiasts? The new Montecristo Cigar Bar at Caesars Palace pairs notable cigar offerings with fine whiskeys and small bites. Cigar aficionados will enjoy 4,000 square feet of space that includes a state-of-the-art ventilation system, a 100-seat bar/lounge and a gaming area that offers four distinctive experiences: The Signature Bar, The Library, The Courtyard and The Vault Room. The latter is the most intimate, exclusive area, best reserved for a private tasting dinner or premium pairing experience. Pairings include Avion 44 Tequila with a Padron 1964 Aniversario Torpedo Maduro and Jefferson’s Reserve Groth Cask Finish bourbon with a Montecristo Espada Ricasso. The Louis XIII Perfect Pour experience is also offered tableside, served in crystal Riedel glassware.
3570 S. LAS VEGAS BLVD.
The biggest thing (literally) to hit Las Vegas this year is the T-Mobile Arena, located adjacent to the new retail and dining space, The Park. The 20,000-seat arena, a partnership between MGM Resorts and AEG, is located between Monte Carlo and New York, New York. The 20,000-seat arena, a partnership between MGM Resorts and AEG, is located in the $100 million space between Monte Carlo and New York, New York. It is a $375 million venue that offers high-end suites, seats and clubs. If you’re a true baller, you won’t mind shelling out for one of eight event-level suites. These 700 square foot bunkers are adjacent to the athlete’s entrance to the event floor and fully furnished. They each have a premium TV with in-house and satellite programming, as well as a private bar and restroom. Owners of event-level suites are given 16 premium lower-level seats to all public arena events— and eight additional passes for guests to enjoy a truly sweet suite experience.
S. LAS VEGAS BLVD.
THE JULIUS TOWER AT CAESARS PALACE
The hotel celebrated its 50th anniversary by completely overhauling its oldest rooms, which reside in the original Roman Tower—now reborn as the Julius Tower. The $75 million renovation—part of a $1 billion investment—includes 587 new design-savvy rooms and suites, named to honor the iconic Roman statesman, Julius Caesar. Designed by Michael Medeiros of KNA Design, the classically inspired yet modern interiors are comprised of a neutral palette with hints of freesia yellow and Aegean blue. The all-new rooms combine textured and lightly reflective fabrics, creating a calm respite from the excitement of the casino. A custom-upholstered headboard acts as the focal point, incorporating bronzed framed mirror panels that add sparkle and reflection to the space. Further highlights include 55” TVs, luxurious Simmons Beauty Rest Recharge Bouvet Island mattresses, a specially-curated mini bar and English-themed Gilchrist & Soames in-room toiletries and amenities. The beautifully lit vanity mirrors are designed and inspired by a modern interpretation of an iconic Caesars Palace column, while some rooms feature a uniquely designed chaise lounge inspired by a Greek Klismos chair. They also feature custom artwork that combines photographs of Roman statues with artistic hand-drawn costumes meant to evoke the notion of a Caesars Palace-themed Vegas showgirl.
3570 S. LAS VEGAS BLVD.
THE ARIA TOWER SUITES
ARIA Resort & Casino introduced an all-new collection of 258 suites this year that offers exceptional amenities, including the new Tower Suites Lounge, curbside greeting, welcome amenity, special turn-down service and more. This high-end experience begins the moment you book your stay, with individual contact from a dedicated concierge team who will confirm all travel details and help you make any additional arrangements, such as show tickets or dinner reservations. Upon arrival, guests are invited to check in at the private lounge, located via separate entrance in the lobby. Ranging from the 920 square foot Corner Suite to the 2,000 square foot Executive Hospitality Suite, the collection offers accommodations for every occasion. Thoughtful touches, such as priority taxi line access and signature horticulture designs, allow every guest to feel pampered from check-in to check-out.
3730 S. LAS VEGAS BLVD.
LUXE NEW RETAILERS
CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN & MORE ARRIVE AT THE SHOPS AT CRYSTALS
There are some luxe new retail destinations at the luxe Shops at Crystals, which has been newly purchased by global real estate company, Simon. Stefano Ricci just signed a lease with the upscale shopping center, while Fendi recently completed a massive remodel in May and Dsquared2 will open this summer. Most importantly, footwear enthusiasts will rejoice to find Christian Louboutin’s signature red soles at Crystals. The 1,442 square foot space showcases women’s and men’s shoes, handbags and small leathers goods, as well as the brand’s recently launched nail color.
3720 S. LAS VEGAS BLVD.
Las Vegas sees some of the greatest entertainment in the world on a daily basis with acts such as Britney Spears, right, who extended her residency at The Axis at Planet Hollywood through 2017, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, Elton John and even Mike Tyson. The most intriguing new offering is BAZ — Star Crossed Love, a high-energy movie-music mashup as imagined by film great Baz Luhrmann. This generational cabaret, which debuted at the newly redesigned Palazzo Theatre on June 25, is an innovative theatrical concert that includes performances that pay homage to some of Luhrmann’s most iconic films: Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge, The Great Gatsby and Strictly Ballroom.
If you frequently feel the need for speed, you’re going to love SPEEDVEGAS. Inspired by Formula One racetracks, this is Las Vegas’ longest exotic car track at 1.5 miles (2.4 km) with 12 turns, 15 degrees banking, 60 feet of total elevation and a 1/2-mile straightaway. Cars can reach up to 120 mph, depending on skill. This is also the only track built in North America specifically to be a driving experience. The $30 million, 100-acre facility offers auto enthusiasts the opportunity to drive the likes of a Ferrari 458 Italia, Lamborghini Huracan, Porsche 911 GT3 and Audi R8.
14200 S. LAS VEGAS BLVD.
Golfers, rejoice! Topgolf opened its doors in May to much fanfare, given it’s really the only golf-specific entertainment of its kind in Las Vegas. The facility boasts 108 climate-controlled hitting bays, two pools, cabanas, a concert venue, VIP suites, five bars, special event spaces, a Callaway Fitting Studio, a retail shop and more. At the heart of the 105,000 square foot golfing paradise, you’ll find interactive games in the hitting bays and a plethora of others, from shuffleboard to cornhole and everything in between.
4627 KOVAL LANE