This week we've got the Trop. This is a shot of the partially renovated casino - it's actually pretty remarkable - the place is much brighter and nicer looking in the parts that have been re-done. If you haven't visited the Trop lately, I'd recommend checking it out.
I'm including Paris Las Vegas this week as an example of a themed property that looks pretty good - the inclusion of several important Paris landmarks across the facade, the 'cobblestone' streets inside (which can be a little painful to walk on sometimes) all the way to the half-size Eiffel Tower - one of the youngest themed properties on The Strip.
Ah, the Nugget. Once Steve Wynn's design scratchpad, since then it's changed hands several times. Current owner Landry's has added a new tower, nightclub and renovated pool.
In my opinion, the Nugget has a lot of charm. I haven't seen the new Rush Tower yet but I'm told it's quite nice.
Admittedly, when I first saw the M Resort was I bit underwhelmed and I'm still not sure I like it as much as some others do. Still, I think the building is striking from some angles, such as this one.
Less because this is an interesting photo or even because I think the exterior of this building is all that compelling, I'm choosing the Cosmo this week because this week they've unveiled a new Web site and shed some light on their upcoming rooms.
Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas opens December 15th - see you there?
Caesars Palace - a Las Vegas classic and perhaps the best known gaming brand in the world.
Inside, constant expansion has made the place a confusing labyrinth but from the outside, it's a lot of fun to look at.
This is a photo of Treasure Island's lagoon, taken before they repainted the high-rise exterior and removed the original sign. This is a great example of a themed hotel done right.
The exterior has been substantially modified since then.
This photo of Aria's American Fish restaurant was taken the day before the resort opened to the public. I think this is an interesting bar design - the solid bar and simulated forest behind the glass.
This time I'm back with a shot of one of the neon signs at The Flamingo.
Neon, when used well, is one of the things I love the most about Las Vegas. It's just so cool.
Sorry no photo last week - I was off galavanting.
This time I'm back with an exterior shot at Bellagio. When I took this photo I was reminded, yet again, just how great all the exterior detail is at the resort. Great stuff.
Week two - another photo. This is of the atrium area between Palazzo and The Venetian. I think this area, while somewhat reminiscent of some Bellagio design features, is the most successful bit of the newer Las Vegas Sands property.
Thanks to mike_ch for the photo, part of one of his recent Strip Walk adventures.
I'm starting what will hopefully be a new weekly feature - the 'casino design photo of the week'. Basically, a picture of a design element or feature that I really like for some reason (and no, it won't just be pictures of Wynncore).
We start out this week with a picture from Encore. This is part of the convention area - a meeting room hallway. Whenever I walk a well-built meeting area I always wonder at all the little things they had to buy/have made - there are a ton of unique items from chairs to chests to sconces, etc...