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Pictures from  the Las Vegas Strip, Nevada (USA): Excalibur Hotel and Casino, Mandalay Bay, and The Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino. 

Excalibur Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip
Excalibur Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada (USA).

The Las Vegas Strip is an approximately 6.8 km (4.2-mi) stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard, the major road in Las Vegas Valley. The Strip begins south of Downtown Las Vegas at the Stratosphere, then leaves the city of Las Vegas, runs past Mandalay Bay and ends at Russell Road. It passes through the unincorporated towns of Paradise and Winchester, which are located south of the Las Vegas city

The Las Vegas Strip is home to modern casino megaresorts with their famous lights, huge video signs and other attractions. Most of the attractions and shows on the Strip are located in the hotel casino properties.

The McCarran International Airport is located near the Las Vegas Strip.

One of the most visible aspects of the properties on the Las Vegas strip is the use of dramatic architecture. The Excalibur Hotel and Casino is located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise at the Tropicana intersection. Named for the mythical sword of King Arthur, it uses the Arthurian theme in several ways.

In addition of the 9,300 m² (100,000 square-ft) gaming area, the Excalibur Resort includes four luxurious pools, a large spa and fitness center, a wedding chapel, and nightlife lounges. It offers a variety of wedding packages, including medieval weddings with replicas of clothing worn during the renaissance period.

Like other major resorts, such as Bellagio, Circus Circus, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, and New York-New York, in the Las Vegas Strip, the Excalibur Hotel and Casino belongs to MGM Resorts International.

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip
Swimming pool at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada (USA).

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is a 44-story luxury hotel casino located on the Las Vegas Strip.

It includes rooms and suites at the Mandalay Bay Tower, The Hotel Tower, and the Four Seasons Hotel which occupies the top five floors of the third tower, as well as many restaurants, a 12,541 m² (135,000 square ft) gaming area, the Shark Reef Aquarium, Mandalay Beach, and the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. It hosts various shows and events.

Mandalay Beach is a 4.5 ha (11 acres) pool area with three heated pools and a wave pool with connecting pool for small children.

The Las Vegas Strip at night
Las Vegas Strip at night, views from the The Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino of Las Vegas, Nevada (USA).

The Las Vegas Strip is home to many resorts, including, from north to south, Stratosphere, Sahara Avenue, SLS, Circus Circus, Riviera, Resorts World Las Vegas, Desert Inn Road, Encore, Wynn, Treasure Island, The Palazzo, The Venetian, The Mirage, Casino Royale, Harrah's, The Quad, Caesars Palace, Flamingo, Gansevoort Las Vegas, Bellagio, Bally's, Paris, Vdara, Cosmopolitan, Planet Hollywood, Aria, Grand Chateau, The Signature, Mandarin Oriental, Monte Carlo, New York-New York, MGM Grand, Excalibur, Tropicana, Luxor, TheHotel, Four Seasons, and Mandalay Bay.
 
With 6,852 hotel rooms, the MGM Grand is the largest hotel resort complex in Las Vegas and in the United States. The Venetian, Luxor, Excalibur, and Aria have each over 4,000 hotel rooms. Bellagio, famous for its fountains, has 3,950 rooms. Casino Royale and Gansevoort (that is under renovation till 2014) are the smallest hotels on the Strip.

The Cosmopolitan is one of the most recent hotels on the Strip since it opened in December 2010. It is centrally located on the Last Vegas Strip. Private terraces offer breathtaking views of the Las Vegas skyline.

The Cosmopolitan has several restaurants run by world-class chefs such as Eric and Bruce Bromberg's Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill,José Andrés' China Poblano, Scott Conant's Scarpetta (Italian Cuisine), and David Myers' Comme Ça (French brasserie). The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas is part of the Marriott's reservation system.


 

Links

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
Find here the official web site of tourism in Las Vegas (Nevada) with comprehensive information on hotels, restaurants, casinos, restaurants, shows, events, tours, golf and things to do in Las Vegas.
Caesars Entertainment
Web site of Caesars Entertainment that operates several hotels casinos on the Las Vegas Strip, Nevada (USA).
MGM Resorts
Web site of MGM Resorts that operates several hotels casinos on the Las Vegas Strip, Nevada (USA).
Las Vegas Sands Corp.
Web site of Las Vegas Sands Corp that operates The Venetian and The Palazzo in Las Vegas, USA.
Wynn Resorts
Web site of Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas: Encore and Las Vegas Wynn.

See also

United States > Pictures and travelogues > Pictures from Las Vegas, Nevada > Las Vegas Strip attractions
United States > Pictures and travelogues > Pictures from Las Vegas, Nevada > Las Vegas entertainment and nightlife

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