Bally’s Las Vegas is not an unknown name on the Las Vegas strip. Conveniently located, the hotel is a stone’s throw from Caesar’s Palace, the Venetian and other luxury hotels on the main drag. What is new is Bally’s Jubilee Tower, which touts 450 square feet rooms with unparalleled views of the Las Vegas Strip.
The renovated accommodations have a modern and stylistic flare, which include geometric patterns that give the new tower a contemporary feel. Imagine neutral tones and striking pops of red with decorative accents and fashionable wall coverings, all with a view of the spectacular Paris Hotel outside your window or the shooting fountains at the Bellagio.
A chocolate brown microfiber sectional chaise lounge sits directly in front of large windows showcasing fabulous views, especially at night. An oversized wood-framed tufted-leather bed features a plush pillow-top mattress and dark wood furnishings include nightstands that enclose a safe and a combination furniture piece that includes a work desk, dresser, concealed refrigerator and luggage bench.
Redesigned bathrooms feature spacious porcelain showers with glass enclosures and stone-tiled flooring. The rooms also have a fridge, an MP3 docking station and a coffee maker.
I stayed there for an entire week and found the location to be perfect for getting to and from the Convention Center (the monorail is close) and since the hotel is smaller than most, it doesn’t take an hour to get to your room or wait for an elevator. And, the service was great – they were responsive when I needed my heat tweaked and wanted more blankets for my bed.
Bally’s Las Vegas features two 26-story hotel towers including the all-new Jubilee Tower and offers 2,814 guestrooms, including 244 suites. The resort features 11 restaurants, a relaxing pool oasis, a lavish spa and casino space featuring a Party Pit, poker room, 1,100 slot machines and a first-class Race & Sports Book known for its stadium-style seating and abundance of high-definition television screens.
Entertainment options include Jubilee!, the longest-running show on the famous Las Vegas Strip and the last remaining showgirl production of its kind, as well as VÉRONIC Voices starring female tribute artist Véronic DiCaire. Bally’s Las Vegas is also the new home to a staple in Las Vegas nightlife, the legendary Drai’s After Hours.
Also worth noting is the opening of the Grand Bazaar Shops at the entrance to Bally’s Las Vegas in the Fall of 2014, which aim to transform the area into a unique outdoor retail experience.
With eclectic food, dining & bar experiences under vibrantly colored rooftops, “21st Century Bazaar” will offer more than 150 shops, including unique first-to-market brands.
The idea is to give Las Vegas its first truly urban shopping scene. Designed as a “21st century bazaar,” Grand Bazaar Shops is located directly on the Vegas Strip at Flamingo Road, inviting visitors to explore 150+ shops on more than two acres and discover its many rare and wonderful treasures. Along with a breadth of food, dining and bar venues, Grand Bazaar Shops blends the old and the new like a fine spice mix: paying homage to the world’s greatest open-air markets while creating new modern attractions.
The Grand Bazaar Shops concept was pioneered by Juno Property Group chairman Laurence “Larry” Siegel, former chairman and chief executive officer of The Mills Corporation. The project is being built at the busiest intersection in the city – Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road, across from the Bellagio fountains and surrounded by Bally’s Las Vegas, Caesars Palace, Flamingo Las Vegas and Paris Las Vegas – on a site that 20+ million people pass through each year, reaching more than half of the city’s annual tourist population.
Launching with close to 55,000 square feet, Grand Bazaar Shops is designed to be easily walkable, as are its individual shops, with store sizes ranging between 150-300 sq ft, and to a select group at up to 1500-2000 square feet. Shops will range from apparel, footwear, eyewear and accessories to jewelry, health/beauty, specialty, electronics, and entertainment.
Their hope is that Grand Bazaar Shops will be an outdoor gathering spot for nightly celebration that will light up the Vegas Strip. In addition to its Swarovski Crystal Starburst and its beautifully lit, mosaic-patterned rooftops, Grand Bazaar Shops will feature other exciting attractions from great brands to be announced at a future date.
Bally’s Las Vegas
3645 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Tel: (877) 603-4390
Note: I was partially hosted for my stay at Bally’s Las Vegas but all opinions expressed are entirely my own.
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