Caesars Palace was the pioneer themed resort on the Strip and still stands tall as an icon today. Opening 50 years ago this summer, this hotel-casino still defines excess in Vegas with an extravagant spa with Roman baths and elaborate mosaics around its pools, one of the city’s largest casinos and an opulent 500-item Bacchanal Buffet serving food from Gordon Ramsay to MR CHOW as well as top headliners performing in its 1,200-seat Colosseum theater.
As Jay Sarno designed Caesars in 1966, his inspiration came from Roman empire’s rich past. To build this extravagant hotel and gaming mini-city with its giant statue of Julius Caesar at its core, no amount of excess could ever go too far for him.
Hotel Omnia remains a favorite destination of the rich and famous. Not only can guests catch top shows at Omnia nightclub – hosting stars like Celine Dion and Mariah Carey! Additionally, it boasts a massive casino complete with an extensive poker room, race & sports book as well as spa services, long labyrinth of shopping areas, seven pools – as well as being home to its legendary nightclub Omnia.
As one of the hotels-casinos along the Strip, Caesars Palace stands out with its extravagant entrance and iconic sculptures and paintings. Tourists often come here for photos with its fountain-adorned statue of Caesar!
On the property is a free self-guided historic walking tour featuring photos and facts about the resort. There are over 4,000 rooms across multiple towers; though newer towers such as Octavius and Augustus offer higher room capacities than older Augustus tower rooms – travelers often opting instead for older but more budget friendly Augustus rooms instead. Octavius rooms may be smaller but still attractive with amenities like Keurig coffeemakers, hairdryers and toiletries available to them.
Caesars Palace Hotel and Showroom have long served as live entertainment venues, featuring performers ranging from Andy Williams to Liberace. Additionally, boxing matches and tennis tournaments were often held before larger venues opened later. Furthermore, Evel Knievel infamously attempted to jump the hotel fountains on December 31, 1967 but suffered injuries when his attempt failed and crashed against one.
There is an array of eateries on the property, ranging from the popular yet cost-effective Octavius Restaurant to Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen and Nobu. Additionally, there’s a 50,000 square-foot spa as well as a long mall offering stores unique to Sin City.
Make sure to take advantage of Caesars Rewards while staying at their hotels to maximize the many perks it has to offer, like free wifi and discounted parking fees when showing your card. Even if you aren’t staying with them directly, playing at other Caesars properties in Vegas will still earn tier credits and reward points!