The Palazzo Hotel and Casino
The Palazzo is a luxury hotel and casino situated on the strip in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is considered to be the tallest building in Nevada and has been named by the Guinness Book of World Records as the biggest hotel in the world. From 2009 until 2014, the resort was awarded the AAA Five Diamond Award.
The hotel and casino resort was designed by HKS Inc. out of Dallas and features an Italian theme. The Palazzo is part of an amalgamated resort consisting of the adjoining Venetian Resort and Casino and the Sands Convention Centre. All three establishments operate as one hotel under ownership of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation.
The hotel tower is 642 feet high and has 3068 en-suite rooms and 375 suites. There is a four story deep underground parking facility which leads up into the centre of the lobby.
The Palazzo Casino and Sports Book
The Palazzo casino gaming area is over 100 000 sq. ft. spread over two floors. More than 130 table games are available including roulette; blackjack; baccarat and craps. A high limit salon is available exclusively and offers 20 table games with high limits.
The slot machine selection that is spread over the two floors is said to be one of the most extensive collections in Las Vegas. A high limits slot salon is also available for bets of up to $5 000 per spin of the reels. Slot tournaments are held daily.
The Venetian poker room offers exclusive play to high stake poker players. DeepStack Extravaganza tournament events holds popular poker tournaments here. The Palazzo race and sports book has 118 individual betting stations and a massive screen showcasing up to 34 sporting events at once.
The Palazzo’s Most Notable Attractions
The Palazzo hotel and casino’s most notable restaurant, Dal Toro restaurant, is a multi-story venue and home to the Las Vegas Car Museum. Exotic cars from Spyker; Bugatti; Saleen and Koenigsegg are showcased here. The museum is 20 000 sq. ft. and decorated with tile and marble floors; leather wall covers and vivacious art work.
The Grand Canal Shoppes is another signature attraction that features upmarket boutique shops like Jimmy Choo; Ralph Lauren; Fendi; Christian Louboutin; Burberry and Kors. There is also an 85 000 sq. ft. Barneys New York.
Other restaurants available at the hotel and casino resort include Emeril’s Table 10; SushiSamba; Carnevino; Cut; Lavo; Zine; Morel’s French Steakhouse and Buddy V’s Ristorante.
The Palazzo in Popular Culture
When The Palazzo was under construction it was used in one of the early scenes of the film Ocean’s Thirteen. In 2009 the Wheel of fortune filmed four weeks’ worth of shows at the hotel and casino resort and again in 2013 where six weeks’ worth of shows were filmed. Build it bigger on the Science channel featured the construction of the establishment which was also the shooting location for the MTV The Hills television series.
The Las Vegas novel series called Palazzo features the establishment. The story is based on an attempt to transfer American dollars to Milan in Italy, to be used in a drug deal.