Destination restaurants like Joël Robuchon were (wisely) left alone, but look out for new Cantonese hot spot Hakkasan. They're all part of the recent update of this popular off-Strip hangout.
$ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: A 7,000-square-foot entertainment venue. $$ Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas: All 424 rooms and suites rang in the new year with an Art Deco–inspired transformation, incorporating lacquered surfaces that reflect the glittering Strip below.
The four-mile-long Strip can easily keep you entertained for days, but there are plenty of things to do in Las Vegas that are away from this central avenue, too.
You can mix things up with a hip/historic Downtown jaunt, a food trek to Chinatown, or an adventure in the incredible natural wonders surrounding the Las Vegas Valley.
Below, Kess shares his tips on how to live like a VIP… If you want to feel like a VIP, you don't want to get stuck waiting in the crowd outside the entrance.