Las Vegas is world-renown for its fantastic nightlife, enormous luxury hotels, and of course gambling, but in recent years the city has seen immense growth and is constantly evolving. The newest properties on The Strip greatly embody ongoing trends in Vegas. 2014 highlights included the opening of the Cromwell, the LINQ Hotel and SLS.
The Cromwell is The Strip’s first official boutique hotel, with just 188 rooms it highlights the move for more intimate experiences for visitors with less focus on the casino area and more on unique experiences like their rooftop beach club, Drai’s and the on-site restaurant Giada, the first ever from celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis. (Thrillist called it “Vegas’ coolest hotel” not long after its opening.)
The freshly opened LINQ Hotel embodies the huge retro-chic trend with modern décor that nods to mid-century style. The LINQ is one of many properties that is geared towards affordable luxury but is the first of its kind to be so perfectly located on the Strip; literally central on the Strip the LINQ is walkable to all the main attractions and also is situated right next to the Monorail’s first stop. LINQ is also home to the High Roller Wheel, the tallest observation wheel in the world offering amazing views over the lights of Las Vegas.
Then there is SLS which is the ultimate example of what is hot right now in Vegas, taking retro-chic one step further to an old-meets-new. Located on the northern end of the Strip, centered between the “Old Las Vegas” of Fremont Street and the new, with a lower room count than its competitors as a homage to the historical property it was renovated from (The Sahara, a popular “rat pack” hangout back in its heyday) and a hipster approach to luxury the SLS truly exemplifies that old is new again in Vegas.“We are proud members of the Association of Destination Management Executives International”