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When you’ve lasted more than ten years in this town it’s pretty clear you’re doing something right. Having outlasted clubs, restaurants and even a few property names (we’re looking at you, Quad), Tao is now a Vegas mainstay and one of the spots you shouldn’t miss if you’re planning a tour of the Las Vegas club scene.While eating at Tao Restaurant, you can say that you’re there for the food, the ambiance or because the giant Buddha inspires you to both eat more and somehow still learn the value of sacrifice. But when you enter Tao Nightclub, your reasons for hitting the town blend more into the light and the leather.Visually, the nightclub space is some sort of take on Buddhism mixed with ancient styling mixed with a modern club mixed with girls in bathtubs full of flower petals. The reddish hue that fills the main room isn’t entirely unique in the club world, but the lights work with the décor and the assuredness in the construction to make the space feel like a longstanding temple to a faith that practically deifies girls in bathtubs full of flower petals. We won’t put the club on the spot and say the girls will absolutely always be there, but when it comes to girls in bathtubs full of rose petals, it’s better to err on the side of hope. That’s a Buddhist thing, right?The dancing space is divided into two areas: The actual dance floor full of bumping music, sweating bodies and all the lights and shapes they can throw around; and the lounge space full of seating that’s just the right mix of intimate and open. You can certainly dance in the wide space between the booths on one side and the booths on the other, and you probably won’t be alone; but there’s a reason the actual floor gets the lights. The lounge has a bar. The dance floor has the DJ booth. And the two spots connect to each other through the main walkways or through a quick hop over the backs of the booths which you should definitely not do. You will get in trouble--even if you tell them you work for Vegas.com and you were just testing the temperature of the rose petals in the bath tubs.If you’re tired of dancing or getting creeped out by all the Buddha statues staring at you, and you can’t score a table on the second floor overlooking the main room, the Opium Room might be the spot for you. No there’s no real opium. And we've been instructed not to put a winky face after that statement. The Opium Room is just a clever name for a chill lounge with its own bar, its own DJ booth and a style that’s more like the inside of a beautiful bamboo jewelry box instead of the shiny pink jewelry that is the main room.As a nightlife venue, Tao has become synonymous with Las Vegas glamour and quasi-Eastern-religion themed nightlife experiences the world over. Everyday club goers who stroll in through the Grand Canal Shoppes find a new world of warm, wooden comfort on the ground and bright, Vegas glitterati in the air. The club has brought in names like Diddy, Snoop Dogg (it was Dogg at the time, probably) and Krewella. And combined with the restaurant and Tao Beach, the Tao experience becomes something so much more than the sum of its parts. (Is that a Buddhist saying? Well it is now.) And did we mention girls in bathtubs full of rose petals?
 
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Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
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Music 
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Age:25 to 34
Gender:Female
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Purchase Frequency:Once a year
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No, I do not recommend this product.
Horrible Experience
PostedSeptember 18, 2013
We purchased our tickets ahead of time for no reason. We were given the runaround about where we go. We were not suppose to stand in line because we had VIP tickets but we did anyways because half the staff didnt know where we were suppose to go. When we get to the front of line, they apologize (after a 2 hour wait in line). We get our hands stamped showing Tao I'd and a VIP wristband. Later that night, we go outside the club to talk to our friends who could not get in. When we proceed to go back into the club, we were denied access. Apparantely, the VIP bands and hand stamp were not good enough, we needed to either pay to get back in or not go in. Then, they wouldnt let us go back in to get our purses so that we could leave. We had to wait until our other friends who were still inside came out. Overall, nice setup on the roof, everything else was horrible. Drinks were not strong either.
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It's amazing what a little MTV can do for a place.The Palms went from little known hotel off the Strip to rock star status in 2002 thanks to "The Real World." Needless to say, the Palms represents this generation well.The Palms' rock star status can be seen all over the hotel from the swanky Ghostbar to the Hardwood Suite. But when rock stars look to cool off, where else do they go but the pool. And it wouldn't be the Palms Pool & Dayclub if they didn't put together several events to keep you in that party mood. There are two acres of swimming pools in an opulent outdoor playground that can hold up to 3,000 guests. The fun often gets going on Thursdays with live DJs and concerts featuring some of your favorite performers, and then continues into Friday with "Ditch Fridays" -- a good excuse if ever there was one to play a little hooky from responsibilities and enjoy some poolside fun. The Palms Pool & Dayclub often follows those up with Saturday and Sunday parties. When you walk out of the Palms and into the pool area you are quickly met with two options: the tantalizing bar on the left or the sparkling pool on your right. If you opt out, at least momentarily, on a round of drinks we won't blame you, but don't worry, after you're done trying out your best Michael Phelps impersonation, you will be right on top of another bar.The third bar is located conveniently in the middle of the two pools and directly under the third pool. That's right, we said under and no, you don't have to have the air capacity of a dolphin. The third pool sits one level above and provides views of both lower level pools and parts of the Strip.The pool on the far end of the complex features a six-inch deep wading pool on two sides where you will find several lounge chairs in the water that will ensure you keep you cool when the temperature hovers in the triple digits.On the outside of the pool area are a number of other lounge chairs, daybeds and cabanas. The cabanas are a must-see just for their design. The bottom level along the far side of the pool is called the "Cave," which is fitting considering these cabanas look as if they were dug into the wall and accented with stone work on the outside. On the upper level is the "Candle," which has a tent-like top that lights up during nighttime hours.The DJ booth sits near the back pool where DJs such as Seany Mac, Exodus, Lisa Pittman and Mark Stylz are in charge. 
 
Overall rating 
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Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
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Music 
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Ambiance 
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Entry Convenience 
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fromNorth Carolina
Age:25 to 34
Gender:Female
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Friends
Purchase Frequency:Once a year
Gambler:Yes
Game:Progressive Slots
Yes, I recommend this product.
Terrible organization
PostedSeptember 18, 2013
We went to the Palms Pool during Fight weekend to see Robin Thicke perform. We purchased tickets ahead of time so we could guarantee that we could get in. First, none of the staff knew where we needed to go to get our wristbands. The line had a 2 hour wait so we left, ate lunch, and came back and then line was down to about a 30 minute wait. We just so happened to ask another staff member where we needed to go. They directed us someplace else to go get our bands and once we got our bands, no need to wait in line. Well, we get to the front, there is no line, people w/ bands are just pushing to get it.
Overall, horrible experience. Robin performed 3 songs and left. Nice place to relax at pool, terrible for a show.
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When you’ve lasted more than ten years in this town it’s pretty clear you’re doing something right. Having outlasted clubs, restaurants and even a few property names (we’re looking at you, Quad), Tao is now a Vegas mainstay and one of the spots you shouldn’t miss if you’re planning a tour of the Las Vegas club scene.While eating at Tao Restaurant, you can say that you’re there for the food, the ambiance or because the giant Buddha inspires you to both eat more and somehow still learn the value of sacrifice. But when you enter Tao Nightclub, your reasons for hitting the town blend more into the light and the leather.Visually, the nightclub space is some sort of take on Buddhism mixed with ancient styling mixed with a modern club mixed with girls in bathtubs full of flower petals. The reddish hue that fills the main room isn’t entirely unique in the club world, but the lights work with the décor and the assuredness in the construction to make the space feel like a longstanding temple to a faith that practically deifies girls in bathtubs full of flower petals. We won’t put the club on the spot and say the girls will absolutely always be there, but when it comes to girls in bathtubs full of rose petals, it’s better to err on the side of hope. That’s a Buddhist thing, right?The dancing space is divided into two areas: The actual dance floor full of bumping music, sweating bodies and all the lights and shapes they can throw around; and the lounge space full of seating that’s just the right mix of intimate and open. You can certainly dance in the wide space between the booths on one side and the booths on the other, and you probably won’t be alone; but there’s a reason the actual floor gets the lights. The lounge has a bar. The dance floor has the DJ booth. And the two spots connect to each other through the main walkways or through a quick hop over the backs of the booths which you should definitely not do. You will get in trouble--even if you tell them you work for Vegas.com and you were just testing the temperature of the rose petals in the bath tubs.If you’re tired of dancing or getting creeped out by all the Buddha statues staring at you, and you can’t score a table on the second floor overlooking the main room, the Opium Room might be the spot for you. No there’s no real opium. And we've been instructed not to put a winky face after that statement. The Opium Room is just a clever name for a chill lounge with its own bar, its own DJ booth and a style that’s more like the inside of a beautiful bamboo jewelry box instead of the shiny pink jewelry that is the main room.As a nightlife venue, Tao has become synonymous with Las Vegas glamour and quasi-Eastern-religion themed nightlife experiences the world over. Everyday club goers who stroll in through the Grand Canal Shoppes find a new world of warm, wooden comfort on the ground and bright, Vegas glitterati in the air. The club has brought in names like Diddy, Snoop Dogg (it was Dogg at the time, probably) and Krewella. And combined with the restaurant and Tao Beach, the Tao experience becomes something so much more than the sum of its parts. (Is that a Buddhist saying? Well it is now.) And did we mention girls in bathtubs full of rose petals?
 

at tao what is the VIP Package? what does it include?

its suppose to give you no wait in line entrance to Tao and Lavo w/access to the Tao rooftop.
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