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History has seen great empires literally rise from the dust. Similarly, modern day Las Vegas has been witness to the erection of colossal creations -- like The Venetian.Opened in 1999, this megaresort, where the Sands Hotel of Rat Pack lore once stood, is situated in the center of the Strip. It's inspired by the art and architectural beauty of Venice, Italy's most romantic city. In fact, The Venetian has faithfully re-created such historic landmarks as the Campanile Tower, St. Mark's Square, the Rialto Bridge and Doge's Palace. Arched bridges, piazzas and cobblestone pathways are also incorporated throughout the property.The Venetian is also an eco-friendly property where you will find numerous green initiatives in place -- like LED lighting, solar panels, a reclaimed water system, eco-safe cleaning products, low-flush toilets and much more.Among the activities offered, visitors can stroll inside and outside along canals teeming with authentic gondolas steered by singing gondoliers. Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, a worldwide attraction featuring celebrity wax figures, has a location at the front of the resort.For more serious Broadway-caliber entertainment, head to The Venetian's custom-built Sands Theatre, which features the worldwide smash "Rock of Ages." Plus, a variety of headliners and comedians -- such as David Spade -- regularly appear here. The hotel is also home to "Smokey Robinson Presents Human Nature: The Motown Show" -- featuring a group of talented vocalists from Australia singing Motown tunes. The Venetian brings the world to your table as well. Indulge in an impressive array of culinary creations at its celebrity chef-helmed restaurants. There's the fresh seafood of AquaKnox by chef Tom Moloney, the bistro classics of Bouchon by chef Thomas Keller (who also operates the Bouchon Bakery at two locations in the Venetian), the Italian delights of B & B Ristorante by chef Mario Batali and the classic meaty fare of Delmonico Steakhouse by chef Emeril Lagasse. Zeffirino by chef Zeffirino Belloni has a prix fixe menu for an unforgettable food and wine experience. DB Brasserie by chef Daniel Boulud is a traditional brasserie with the energy of a café. Buddy Valastro, star of the reality show "Cake Boss" has opened Buddy V's. It's the first restaurant venture for the famous baker and offers new twists on Italian-American classics as well as Valastro family favorites, like Sunday Gravy and Steak Pizzaiola. Adjacent to his restaurant is Carlo's Bakery, which serves cannolis, Italian cookies, Buddy's lobster tail pastries and, of course, his famous cakes.Feast on more casual offerings at the patio-style Trattoria Reggiano, Wolfgang Puck's café-like Postrio and the Old Mexico-themed Taqueria Cañonita. Select from breakfast items, seafood, burgers, chicken, salads, sandwiches and more than 20 fabulous desserts at the Grand Lux Café. B&B Burger & Beer by Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich features hamburgers made from high-quality American beef with signature sides, robust salads and standout shakes. Or try the Public House, where brews and spirits of all kinds are paired with a pub menu prepared with gourmet flair. Rounding out the restaurant choices is a fabulous food court in The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian | The Palazzo, an expansive collection of approximately 160 high-end shops (including Barneys) flaunting the hottest names in the fashion world. In fact, it spans about 875,000 square feet, stretching from the indoor canal at The Venetian all the way to the Waterfall Atrium at The Palazzo. In early 2015, Yardbird Southern Table & Bar will open featuring delicious fried chicken and other beloved Southern staples as well as a unique cocktail menu -- with a special on-site ice room where mixologists will harvest hand-cut blocks for an array of libations.Nightlife options abound all over The Venetian. There's The Bourbon Room, inspired by the legendary Sunset Strip club in Broadway musical "Rock of Ages." Partiers can get shots of bourbon and other fine spirits while dancing to feel-good tunes from the '80s. V Bar is a chic, intimate spot where you can sip on a martini while relaxing in a double-sided leather chaise lounge. For a more pulsating scene, head to Tao Nightclub, which boasts gorgeous go-go dancers, the world's leading DJs and a multisensory environment, in addition to a 40-foot-long outdoor terrace with stunning views of the Strip. The rollicking Rockhouse is in The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian | The Palazzo, complete with tire swings for the bartenders and birdcages for dancing. For a nightlife experience during the day, check out Tao Beach, where you can enjoy sunbathing on beautiful Asian-inspired daybeds or in lavish cabanas. If you'd prefer to catch some rays without being immersed in the pool party scene, The Venetian also has a sprawling pool deck with access to seven outdoor swimming pools, four hot tubs and 41 cabanas. And Canyon Ranch SpaClub is a quiet oasis where you can be pampered from a menu of rejuvenating treatments including massages, mud masks, aromatherapy experiences, facials, body scrubs and more.Gaming is available around the clock on the opulent and spacious casino floor. Test your luck on the latest video poker and slot machines or with a hand of blackjack and baccarat. There's an elegant more than 14,000-square-foot poker room, which houses 59 tables and can accommodate up to 600 players. The Cantor Race and Sports Book at The Venetian is home to a grand screen measuring 100 by 30 feet that can display more than 34 separate sporting events simultaneously.And the word "grand" only begins to describe the luxury and abundance of amenities in the accommodations. There are two towers -- the 36-story Venetian Tower and the 12-story Venezia Tower -- all filled with suites. Even the smallest one measures about 650 square feet and contains a sunken living room, an entertainment center with a 32-inch flat-screen HDTV, Egyptian cotton sheets and a work desk. With fine Italian marble used for the floors, vanities, showers and Roman tubs, the spacious bathrooms are palatially appointed as well.For business travelers, The Venetian is the ideal location because it's connected to the Sands Expo and Convention Center. Couples looking to get married, go on a honeymoon or celebrate an anniversary will revel in the Old World storybook charm. Indeed, visitors from all walks of life are sure to feel the spirit of "That's amore!" the minute they set foot in this make-believe Italian wonderland.-- By Renée LiButti
 
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fromOttawa, Canada
Yes, I recommend this product.
Outstanding
PostedOctober 24, 2013
All rooms are "suites" - generously sized, with a huge bathroom and the most comfortable King size bed I experienced in a long time. Impeccably clean, no smoke odour from the casino. Of course, it is Vegas, so be prepared for the hike from the lobby through the casino to the elevators. From your room you can only get to the outside through the shop/restaurant area or through the casino - also typical for the location. The restaurants and shops are amongst the best on the Strip. Pools are large, clean and you will get a spot, even on a busy day. Amenities are shared with the Palazzo hotel tower, so you can just walk over and use their pools as well.
If you want a luxurious treat, the Venetian is it.
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Couch potatoes rejoice! There's now a reason (well five reasons, really) to turn off your TV and come to Vegas! Tune in to your favorite Las Vegas-based reality TV shows in person and possibly even meet the shows' stars on this tour, including "Tanked," "American Restoration," "Counting Cars," "Toy Shack" and "Pawn Stars."TV enthusiasts will spend 30 minutes at each stop, starting with Animal Planet's hit show "Tanked," which dives into the operations of the nation's largest aquarium manufacturing company, Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM). Visit the 13,000-square-foot facility where brothers-in-law Wayde King and Brett Raymer create one-of-a-kind tanks including pyramids, kegs and cars for all sorts of clients, including casinos, churches and celebrities.Next you will experience some of the History Channel's most popular shows such as "Pawn Stars" spin-off "American Restoration," where metal artist Rick Dale, his teenage son and the staff at Rick's Restorations take rusty, old items like slot machines and gas carts and magically return them to their original luster. Cruise by "Pawn Stars" regular Danny Koker's automobile restoration and customization company, Count's Kustoms, home to the show "Counting Cars." And ogle collectible toys like vintage Hot Wheels and Transformers at The Toy Shack, owned by "Pawn Stars" toy expert Johnny Jiminez.Finally, visit the home of the History Channel's top-rated show, "Pawn Stars," featuring the family-run Gold and Silver Pawn Shop. You may even rub elbows with one of the show's stars such as Rick Harrison, Richard "Old Man" Harrison, Corey "Big Hoss" Harrison and Austin "Chumlee" Russell. The shop itself is packed with thousands of interesting items, from artwork by famous artists to Super Bowl rings.Note: The opportunity to meet and greet the shows' stars is not guaranteed. Inside tours depend upon filming schedule. Rick's Restorations is not included in the Sunday tour.
 
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fromOttawa, Canada
Yes, I recommend this product.
Fun time out and the chance to see locations you recognise from the shows
PostedOctober 22, 2013
Our guide, Connie, did her first ever tour on her own and handled it very well! I liked the personal touches, such as an "Annie Bananie" banana for everybody.
We went to the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop, Rick's Restauration and the "Tanked" warehouse, as well as Count's Custom.
TV personality wise, we met Roli and Mike at Count's and Rick's daughter at Rick's Restauration.
A good time out!
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History has seen great empires literally rise from the dust. Similarly, modern day Las Vegas has been witness to the erection of colossal creations -- like The Venetian.Opened in 1999, this megaresort, where the Sands Hotel of Rat Pack lore once stood, is situated in the center of the Strip. It's inspired by the art and architectural beauty of Venice, Italy's most romantic city. In fact, The Venetian has faithfully re-created such historic landmarks as the Campanile Tower, St. Mark's Square, the Rialto Bridge and Doge's Palace. Arched bridges, piazzas and cobblestone pathways are also incorporated throughout the property.The Venetian is also an eco-friendly property where you will find numerous green initiatives in place -- like LED lighting, solar panels, a reclaimed water system, eco-safe cleaning products, low-flush toilets and much more.Among the activities offered, visitors can stroll inside and outside along canals teeming with authentic gondolas steered by singing gondoliers. Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, a worldwide attraction featuring celebrity wax figures, has a location at the front of the resort.For more serious Broadway-caliber entertainment, head to The Venetian's custom-built Sands Theatre, which features the worldwide smash "Rock of Ages." Plus, a variety of headliners and comedians -- such as David Spade -- regularly appear here. The hotel is also home to "Smokey Robinson Presents Human Nature: The Motown Show" -- featuring a group of talented vocalists from Australia singing Motown tunes. The Venetian brings the world to your table as well. Indulge in an impressive array of culinary creations at its celebrity chef-helmed restaurants. There's the fresh seafood of AquaKnox by chef Tom Moloney, the bistro classics of Bouchon by chef Thomas Keller (who also operates the Bouchon Bakery at two locations in the Venetian), the Italian delights of B & B Ristorante by chef Mario Batali and the classic meaty fare of Delmonico Steakhouse by chef Emeril Lagasse. Zeffirino by chef Zeffirino Belloni has a prix fixe menu for an unforgettable food and wine experience. DB Brasserie by chef Daniel Boulud is a traditional brasserie with the energy of a café. Buddy Valastro, star of the reality show "Cake Boss" has opened Buddy V's. It's the first restaurant venture for the famous baker and offers new twists on Italian-American classics as well as Valastro family favorites, like Sunday Gravy and Steak Pizzaiola. Adjacent to his restaurant is Carlo's Bakery, which serves cannolis, Italian cookies, Buddy's lobster tail pastries and, of course, his famous cakes.Feast on more casual offerings at the patio-style Trattoria Reggiano, Wolfgang Puck's café-like Postrio and the Old Mexico-themed Taqueria Cañonita. Select from breakfast items, seafood, burgers, chicken, salads, sandwiches and more than 20 fabulous desserts at the Grand Lux Café. B&B Burger & Beer by Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich features hamburgers made from high-quality American beef with signature sides, robust salads and standout shakes. Or try the Public House, where brews and spirits of all kinds are paired with a pub menu prepared with gourmet flair. Rounding out the restaurant choices is a fabulous food court in The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian | The Palazzo, an expansive collection of approximately 160 high-end shops (including Barneys) flaunting the hottest names in the fashion world. In fact, it spans about 875,000 square feet, stretching from the indoor canal at The Venetian all the way to the Waterfall Atrium at The Palazzo. In early 2015, Yardbird Southern Table & Bar will open featuring delicious fried chicken and other beloved Southern staples as well as a unique cocktail menu -- with a special on-site ice room where mixologists will harvest hand-cut blocks for an array of libations.Nightlife options abound all over The Venetian. There's The Bourbon Room, inspired by the legendary Sunset Strip club in Broadway musical "Rock of Ages." Partiers can get shots of bourbon and other fine spirits while dancing to feel-good tunes from the '80s. V Bar is a chic, intimate spot where you can sip on a martini while relaxing in a double-sided leather chaise lounge. For a more pulsating scene, head to Tao Nightclub, which boasts gorgeous go-go dancers, the world's leading DJs and a multisensory environment, in addition to a 40-foot-long outdoor terrace with stunning views of the Strip. The rollicking Rockhouse is in The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian | The Palazzo, complete with tire swings for the bartenders and birdcages for dancing. For a nightlife experience during the day, check out Tao Beach, where you can enjoy sunbathing on beautiful Asian-inspired daybeds or in lavish cabanas. If you'd prefer to catch some rays without being immersed in the pool party scene, The Venetian also has a sprawling pool deck with access to seven outdoor swimming pools, four hot tubs and 41 cabanas. And Canyon Ranch SpaClub is a quiet oasis where you can be pampered from a menu of rejuvenating treatments including massages, mud masks, aromatherapy experiences, facials, body scrubs and more.Gaming is available around the clock on the opulent and spacious casino floor. Test your luck on the latest video poker and slot machines or with a hand of blackjack and baccarat. There's an elegant more than 14,000-square-foot poker room, which houses 59 tables and can accommodate up to 600 players. The Cantor Race and Sports Book at The Venetian is home to a grand screen measuring 100 by 30 feet that can display more than 34 separate sporting events simultaneously.And the word "grand" only begins to describe the luxury and abundance of amenities in the accommodations. There are two towers -- the 36-story Venetian Tower and the 12-story Venezia Tower -- all filled with suites. Even the smallest one measures about 650 square feet and contains a sunken living room, an entertainment center with a 32-inch flat-screen HDTV, Egyptian cotton sheets and a work desk. With fine Italian marble used for the floors, vanities, showers and Roman tubs, the spacious bathrooms are palatially appointed as well.For business travelers, The Venetian is the ideal location because it's connected to the Sands Expo and Convention Center. Couples looking to get married, go on a honeymoon or celebrate an anniversary will revel in the Old World storybook charm. Indeed, visitors from all walks of life are sure to feel the spirit of "That's amore!" the minute they set foot in this make-believe Italian wonderland.-- By Renée LiButti
 

Do you have a luggage check place?

In otherwards do you have a place to hold luggage untill it is check in time? We get there around noon or so & we can't check into our room untill 3pm?

Thank you.
Yes, they do - and it is complimentary (although the bellhops expect a hefty tip) :-)
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