When it comes to celebrity hotspots, Las Vegas is ever-popular. And so it should be, what with its lavish hotels, trendy nightclubs, glitzy bars and dazzling casinos. So, unsurprisingly, it’s a brilliant place to come if you fancy swapping your day-to-day routine for a taste of the highlife – even if just for a week or two.
So, just how do you live like an A-lister? Well, while simply getting yourself to Sin City will certainly help, you do need to give some careful thought to where you stay, eat and party if you really want to feel like a superstar. Below, you’ll find some ideas to get you started.
Las Vegas might be overflowing with glitzy hotels with, let’s be honest, outlandish themes, but Caesar’s Palace is probably one of the most striking. Themed around ancient Rome, it looks every inch the Roman palace – well, except for the fact it’s ultra-modern and in the US, of course!
Come here and you can enjoy things like the sky-effect ceiling, which changes colour throughout the day, as well as the luxurious ‘Garden of the Gods’ pool area. Plus, it’s a brilliant place for foodies – especially for us Brits, who will feel right at home at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill. This purports to be Vegas’s most authentic example of an English pub, but considering the chef and the location, I think it’s safe to say it’ll be far fancier than your average British boozer!
The Colosseum Theatre, meanwhile, has hosted countless famous names, including Rod Stewart, Elton John and Celine Dion. So, you’ll have an amazing music venue right at your hotel. Of course, there are heaps of other luxurious places to stay so, if you don’t fancy Caesar’s Palace, there are plenty of other options.
Having served up amazing food to the likes of President Obama and Hugh Hefner (a diverse celebrity clientele, I know!), N9NE is no ordinary steakhouse. It’s known as a premier foodie location, as well as a prime celebrity hotspot, so booking a table here really will give you a taste of the Vegas highlife.
While serving up a whole lot of steak (which I’ll go into in more detail in a moment), this eatery offers a really wide range of meals, including some pretty impressive seafood dishes and an excellent mix of entrees. Chef Barry Dakake prepares things like dry-aged 18 oz bone-in rib-eye and prime-aged Midwestern beef 22 oz porterhouse. When it comes to steak sauces, there are four main ones to choose from, including fresh tarragon béarnaise – and if picking just one is too difficult, you can opt for samples of all four, which I think is a really nice touch.
Located at the Luxor Las Vegas, LAX Nightclub is easily one of the hottest joints – if not the hottest joint – in the city. This 26,000 sq ft venue is all about luxury, with red leather furniture, red velvet drapes and sparkling chandeliers adding to that lavish atmosphere.
A-list celebs absolutely love this place and, in fact, Britney Spears hosted its official opening. Come here and you can shimmy the night away to R’n’B and top 40 hits on the first floor, or book yourself a VIP loft to really live it up. The second floor, which is up an awesome Gothic staircase, is where you’ll find most of the famous names, since it’s home to the VIP tables and private dancefloor.