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.
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 i
s 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.