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Elegance, style and good manners personified. That's what Place du Casino, the famous gambling region in Monte Carlo, Monaco, is known for. Hotels there have welcomed the rich and famous for well over a century. (Just picture Princess Grace.)OK, so the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino in Las Vegas hasn't been around that long. And its guests lean more toward wealthy wannabes than 24-carat gold millionaires or actresses-turned-princesses. But since the Monte Carlo was built to evoke the Place du Casino, it shares those same notions. Rarely besieged by masses of college-age peeps, you won't find a "visitors gone wild" fiasco in here.Taking a cue from the French Riviera, Sin City's Monte Carlo is all about being civilized. Situated near the bustling north end of the Las Vegas Strip (sadly, it doesn't overlook a faux Mediterranean Sea, but this is Vegas so maybe someday it will), the enchanting grand-style architecture inspires a bit of a hoity-toity attitude, but don't be misled -- this hotel also has a fresh outlook and knows how to have a good time.Housed in a specially built theater, Blue Man Group is the headlining entertainment, and oh what a show they put on. This trio of humanoids covered in wet blue paint (be careful if you take a photo with them afterward) gets into all sorts of mayhem onstage. Now we know their performances are filled with insightful looks at the modern world we live in, but we're not deep enough to analyze that. However, we can tell you this...whenever we see them tossing Cap'n Crunch cereal into each other's mouths and then spitting it everywhere, well, that's a hilariously unforgettable mess.As you'd expect of a posh hotel, the restaurant lineup at Monte Carlo is sure to impress. At Andre's Restaurant & Lounge, chef Andre Rochat serves up a classy French menu with Old World charm. Brand Steakhouse is known for its perfect preparations of oversized steaks and chops. They're so tender and juicy and succulent -- need we say more? And d.vino offers wine enthusiasts some great "vino" to accompany the wood-fired pizzas and other Italian fare.You'll find casual eats and an artisan cup of joe out on the Plaza, Monte Carlo's Strip-facing, open-air promenade. There are six indoor/outdoor eateries here including BLVD Creamery (with quirky frozen treats like the #WTJ, a watermelon sorbet infused with jalapeño), Sambalatte, the Japanese noodle house Yusho and 800 Degrees Pizzeria, where you can watch your pizza cook in a matter of two minutes. At the far south end of the Plaza Diablo's Cantina offers devilishly delicious Mexican cuisine and tequila shots, while on the north end Double Barrel Roadhouse has a rustic barn vibe, the sexy "DB Girls" (who strut the catwalks above at night) and craft cocktails like "spiked" ice tea.Discover two other great drinking spots inside the Monte Carlo. The Pub is a fun place to kick back with friends, especially when a big game is on. It boasts 130 beers on tap (you're actually greeted by a wall of kegs when you walk in). In the icy wonderland of Minus5° Ice Bar, parkas, scarves and gloves are among the recommended attire, and vodka is the drink of choice...for obvious reasons.Last but not least, you can be accommodated at Vegas' Monte Carlo in true Monaco fashion -- first class. Located on the 32nd floor of the Monte Carlo is HOTEL32, a boutique hotel experience within the megaresort. Not only does it feature unforgettable views of the Strip, but every guest is catered to like a celebrity. The minute you set foot on the premises, a "personal suite assistant" will be waiting to escort you to your room via a private elevator. (Good riddance to the line at the front desk!) In addition, your personal suite assistant will stock the fridge to your request, make all of your reservations and basically attend to your every whim (ahem, within reason).So what else can we say about the Monte Carlo that hasn't been said? How about this? Stay here and you'll not only love it, you might even feel like a glamorous Hollywood film star. (We're referring to Grace Kelly again, of course.)
 
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fromkent, wa
Age:25 to 34
Gender:Male
Travel Purpose:Special Event
Travel Companions:Spouse
Purchase Frequency:Once a year
Star Rating Accuracy:Perfect
Gambler:Yes
Game:Roulette
Yes, I recommend this product.
pleasantly surprised
PostedAugust 5, 2012
My wife and I stayed here for our first wedding anniversary and were very pleased with the hotel. We felt if was family friendly with its set up, it had a large casino, the pool was smaller than expected but there were three options for pools. The staff was very friendly, the hotel was clean, and there were pretty good food options. My wife and I go to Vegas 1-2 times a year and stay at different hotels each time, we both mentioned we would stay here again without question.
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Call it chic, hip or even minimalist, but all Aria really has to be is Aria for us to love it. Set back from the Strip, it eschews the foot traffic, and embraces the fact that if you're there then it's exactly where you want to be.If you're a drinker, (because of course that's the first place we go with a review) you have to check out Alibi. The Rosemary Amoretti looks like a Jane Austen novel, smells like a flower shop in the middle of a meadow and tastes like just the best purple cocktail you've ever had. They also have the Bright Eyed and Bushy Tailed for when you need a pick-me-up or Her Alibi when you're on the run from the law and need something to mellow you out. Whatever drink you choose, the space doesn't feel like your typical lobby bar. Alibi, as well as Aria's other bars like Lift Bar and the Deuce Lounge also serves a special extra pale ale exclusive to Aria and crafted by the local Sin City Brewing company.But there are other things to do at Aria besides drinking. We follow up great cocktails with a stop at  Julian Serrano for delicious tapas to share with a special friend or complete strangers if you happen to run into some people you like. Bar Masa remarkably transforms an industrial, airy space into a serene dining experience. Jean Georges Steakhouse brings meat and seafood together like a surf and turf fit for royalty, or at least a celebrity. Michael Mina's Bardot Brasserie offers exotic French delicacies like foie gras en croute. And Five50 Pizza serves up some of the tastiest pizza you can imagine. With casual dining like the Aria Café, sweet treats at the Jean Philippe Pâtisserie and, since it's a hotel/casino, an exquisite buffet, Aria is one fine spot to fill your belly with food – before you go back for another cocktail.In between those adventures, enjoy "Zarkana" by Cirque du Soleil. If you've never seen a Cirque du Soleil show before, Zarkana will blow your mind. If you think you've seen them all, then still give Zarkana a shot because we're betting you've still got a little mind left to be blown.When the weather is warm enough, which for Vegas means a good chunk of the year, guests can cannonball like a boss into three pools spread across a 215,000-square-foot deck laden with palm trees and lush landscaping and lay out in the sun at the Liquid Pool Lounge. Along with DJs spinning the hottest music and luxurious private cabanas and daybeds, you can indulge in refreshing cocktails from multiple bars and a mouth-wetting menu from Chef Brian Massie. And once you're tired from a morning of laying in the sun eating a drinking, the Spa and Salon stretches between two levels and includes meditation and relaxation rooms, eucalyptus steam rooms, redwood saunas, a deluxe fitness room, a group exercise studio, velvety facials, therapeutic massages and hydrotherapy treatments – so basically anything you could think of that someone could do to your body to help you relax while still being within the law.Shopping also abounds at Aria. Terrene carries one-of-a-kind designer apparel and jewelry for women, while men can get outfitted at Aria Men's store. Also stop by Radiance (an art gallery), Papillon (an accessories store) and Elements (a design and sundries shop). And for even more upscale splurging on stuff you can show off when you get home, Crystals at CityCenter is just outside Aria's main lobby. You can stop by just to shop or wind your way around the center to find yourself on the Strip.For the artistically minded, or anyone wanting to become artistically minded, Aria's fine art collection, which features a mix of prominent and up-and-coming artists, is among the most extensive around. Pieces have been integrated throughout indoor and outdoor public spaces on the property. In the lobby, you'll catch sight of "Silver River" by New York-based artist Maya Lin. The 84-foot sculpture of the Colorado River was made from 100 percent reclaimed silver. Also visible through windows in the lobby is a well-known sculpture by Henry Moore situated in the park between Aria and Crystals. Made from Italian travertine marble, "Reclining Connected Forms" depicts a baby wrapped in its mother's arms. And, at the south entrance by the stairs to the self-parking garage, sit three striking stainless steel sculptures -- "Bolt," "Bent of Mind" and "Untitled/Tall Column" -- by British-born artist Tony Cragg.Aria's casino boasts a unique layout, one that is spacious yet features discrete pockets of action like several small high-limit gaming areas, a fine sports book with 90 video screens ranging in size from 32 to 103 inches, an elegant poker room framed by sculptures of playing cards and even an exclusive one-table "Ivey Room," named in honor of seven-time World Series of Poker champion Phil Ivey. That makes for a lot of gambling or just a lot of standing around and watching people gambling once you're out of money. Aria is a beautiful spot for either.And the property is even environmentally friendly earning Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design's Gold certification for Aria's hotel tower, convention center and theater from the U.S. Green Building Council. That's a big, long way of saying it's pretty green. So if that's important to you then Aria is a good choice. And even if it's not, you can stay at Aria for all the other outstanding reasons and just claim to care about the environment too.With personalized, high-tech touch service and an artistic yet approachable feel, Aria is one of the Strip's brightest stars, even when they keep the casino floor dim. Whether you're taking in a show, grabbing a slice, taking someone's well-tested and very serious advice about cocktail selections or just passing through because that's where you ended up after walking through Crystals, Aria is one hotel/casino that will keep you interested and surely keep you coming back.
 

Can an 18 year old person reserve a hotel room?

hello i was wondering if an 18 year old person can reserve a hotel room this is my first time go to vegas. im taking some friens to have a good time in vegas and we saw this place to stay in but didnt know if an 18 year old person can reserve a room.
No you have to be 21 years old to reserve a room
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