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A July 2006 trip to Las Vegas by ak1

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Quote: This was my trip in July 2006, when I stayed at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.

Venetian Resort Hotel Casino

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Hotel | "Venetian (The) "

Venetian Resort Hotel Casino Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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We decided to stay at the Venetian on this trip because we had tickets for The Phantom show. This was my first time staying at the Venetian and I’ve always heard that it’s a great hotel to stay at. Our room was located in the Venetian Suites Tower. It had a sunken living room with a couch and a small table, and the bathroom had marble floors with a soaking tub and a shower. It overlooked the Wynn’s Golf Course and the mountains in the distance. It room was very nice but not as elegantly decorated like some of the other hotels on the strip. There also wasn’t any turn down service in this tower but the newer suites at this hotel had this feature. The Venetian Hotel is a very nice place to...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 25, 2006

Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 414-1000

Grand Lux Cafe

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On our last evening in Vegas, we ate at the Grand Lux Café. It’s inside the Venetian Hotel and is managed by the same company that owns the Cheesecake Factory. The inside of the restaurant followed the same architecture feel of the hotel replicating Venetian décor. The inside of the restaurant was very impressive, with beautiful tiled floors and ornate moldings. I really wasn’t expecting much out of this reasonably priced café in Vegas, so finally seeing the inside of this restaurant took my breathe away.Luckily, their food was just as delicious as the architecture was appealing. I had a Seafood Dinner Salad loaded with mounds of shrimp, crab, green beans, corn, and blue cheese. This was one...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 11, 2006

Grand Lux Cafe
3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 414-3888

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Normally when you visit a nice restaurant you are inspired by the decor of the inside of the building. The inside of Delmonico Steakhouse is very plain. The doorways and rooms had lots of arches and columns which I considered the most interesting part of the interiors design but there wasn’t anything on the walls: very little color and no pictures. The carpeting added the most color to the room yet the rest of their decor was very plain and simple. I would still consider this to be an elegant restaurant but not considered grand.The food on the other hand was very elaborate. Both entrées that my boyfriend and I tried were exquisite. I tried one of their dinner specials because it came with vege...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 15, 2006

Delmonico Steakhouse
3355 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 414-3737

Phantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular

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Attraction | "Phantom-The Las Vegas Spectacular"

Phantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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This was a remarkable production to see. Upon entering the theatre, I was emerged into an atmosphere with very little color. The theatre was draped in dark sheets and the chandelier looked as if it were broken. Our seats were only 10 rows from the front stage. We were sitting directly underneath the chandelier; everyone sitting around us was muttering in concern about it falling. The chandelier itself weighs 1 ton and is made up of thousands of hand-strung crystals. The chandelier plays a major visual part in the play when the story of the Opera House is retold. When the play first starts, the chandelier is in three parts. Needless to say, the visual effects were astonishing and the three chandeliers ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 24, 2006

Phantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular
3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Grand Canal Shoppes

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Venetian Resort Hotel Casino Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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The Grand Canal Shops are located inside of the Venetian Hotel. They are the main shopping destination within this hotel and one of the larger shopping centers on the Vegas Strip. This is a must see destination on any Vegas Vacation. The floor is a stamped concrete made to look like cobblestone pathways like those in Venice. The ceiling is painted to give the impression that it’s the sky and there are Canals that run through the middle of this elaborate shopping center. There are authentic gondola’s that you can take a relaxing ride in for an admission fee. The storefronts are designed to look like buildings in Venice and the Saint Marks Lion is displayed in several areas throughout the mall. ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 15, 2006

Grand Canal Shoppes
3355 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(877) 883-6423