Las Vegas Gets Ready For Pool Season
With the economy lurching back to life, Las Vegas might be in for one hot summer. If so the hotels are ready with tempting new pool options. Pools are more than places to escape the brutal Las Vegas heat, they've become resorts in their own right offering drinking, dancing, gambling, spa treatments, internet access and more.
Caesars Palace has created the new Garden of the Gods pool oasis, which makes its debut on March 19. The new Fortuna pool features an 18-foot waterfall where guests can challenge Lady Luck at the swim-up blackjack tables. And in addition to the new pools there are 44 new private cabanas, each with a stocked refrigerator of juice and water, flat-screen TV, DVD player, iPod docking station, wireless Internet access, ceiling fan and plush furniture. The two Bacchus pools are framed by curved staircases and available only to invited guests. Qua Baths & Spa offers poolside treatments and full-service massages are available in the large Jupiter spa cabana.
Steve Wynn's Encore will be opening the Encore Beach Club. The compound will include pools, food and nightlife. At Aria, the Liquid pool offers an adults-only outdoor playground that is topless. At the MGM Grand, Wet Republic's ultra pool is 53,000 square feet and offers a nightlife experience with poolside pampering and relaxation. DayDream, The Pool Club at M Resort is a more than 12,000 square-foot space with cabanas, daybeds, lounging areas, an ice-railed bar and an infinity-edge pool and spa.
At the Venetian, TAO Beach is atop the TAO Asian Bistro and Nightclub and offers a pool light show, floating Chinese lanterns and four 14-foot-tall fire columns casting a glow over the night sky. Seven cabanas each have their own HD plasma screen TV, DVD Player/X Box 360 and full DVD/Game library, internet access, private safe/storage, a custom stocked mini fridge, chilled luxury terry cloth towels, complimentary sandals and private masseuses, personal misters, and Canyon Ranch Spa treatments are available. Bare at the Mirage has two luxury dipping pools, private cabanas, daybeds and chaise lounges. Services include chilled cucumbers to soothe the eyes, iced towels, skewered frozen fruit, popsicles, mini fruit smoothies and Evian misting bottles at the ready.