They may not be the most luxurious hotels in the world, but they definitely take the gambling experience to another level. In these locations, the designs, views and attractions are so rewarding that even huge losses at the table may seem less bitter. See some of the most fabulous casino hotels on the planet:
Atlantis Resort & Casino
Atlantis Resort and Casino has been expertly designed to set a new standard of excellence. Its modern, luxurious design, oceanic ambiance and tropical feel combine to give you a vacation to never forget. Countless guestrooms, suites and villas accommodate wide budget rages (rates start at around $250), the fabulous waterpark will give you the fun of your life, and nightlife is hard to beat. If you’re interested in the casino part, there’s even poolside gaming available, so this is definitely a place to come and play if the setting matters to you. The resort has been heavily featured in popular culture (Casino Royal, Friends, and After the Sunset, among others).
Palace of the Lost City
Located in a remote part of South Africa and literally drowning in greenery, this amazing residence is a fabulous combination of mosaics, frescoes, sophisticated furnishing and wildlife statues. Huge, luxurious and decorative, it looks totally surreal in its fantasy-like setting. Sample Africa’s royal past and indulge in the comforts of the present times, including the most advanced Waterpark in South Africa. A stay at the Palace of the Lost City is no doubts a lifetime experience, to be gotten for not less that $600.
The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel – Macao
Sparkling with 3,000 fabulous suites (min $200), thousands of lights and 1,600,000 sq ft (149,000 m2) of shopping space, this landmark hotel is Asia’s real pearl of entertainment. Area wise, it is the fifth largest building in the world, and indeed, its spaciousness makes a staggering impression. The casino itself is divided into themed areas named Golden Fish, Imperial House, Phoenix and Red Dragon. And although the property can really give you a feel of old-world Venice, its 2 billion dollar technology is truly far from renaissance.
Mohegan Sun – Uncasville, CT, USA
A player or not, if you happen to be around Uncasville, CT, don’t miss out on its fabulous entertainment hub. With 1,200 high standard guest rooms and suites (starting at $250), luxurious spa, shopping, golfing options, and headlining music events, Mohegan Sun has everything to bewilder and please its non-gambling guests. However, it is the second largest casino in the United States that makes it a real pearl among the gaming establishments. A 35-foot high animated water wall inspires luck in the Casino of the Wind, the world’s largest planetarium dome takes you to the stars in the Casino of the Sky, and the howling of wolves mixes with the jingling of slot machines in the Casino of the Earth.
Hotel de Paris – Monte Carlo, Monaco
Surrender to the calling of bliss at one of Europe’s most beautiful hotel spas, dine at the world’s finest restaurants and relax in lavishly decorated rooms. Hotel de Paris is actually a palace rather than a hotel, and don’t expect anything cheaper than $600. Although it doesn’t have a gaming space of its own, it’s located right next to Monaco’s legendary Casino de Monte-Carlo, which hosts the annual European Poker Tour Grand Final. Pure class and glamor!
Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort
The complex may not be the most impressive building in the world, but the view you get from your hotel window more than compensates for any deficiencies (rates start at $200). Situated at the foot of Horseshoe Falls, the hotel is one of the most fabulous places to stay… and lose money. The casino itself is so big that it could house 3 foootball fields and has enough gaming options to perplex even the most hardened player. Sophistication and classy decor are a huge attribute of the resort.
Bellagio – Las Vegas, USA
The best thing abou
t Las Vegas is that its hotels are really affordable, no matter how many stars they boast. Bellagio, which is definitely top of the range, can be booked for as little as $200. Of course, it’s not the most luxurious hotel in Las Vegas, but it’s not always standard that matters. Here, the competitive advantage is at least three-fold: celebrity spotting is almost guaranteed, the dancing fountains take the breath away, and the lobby is magically colorful. The casino? Well, it’s Las Vegas so it’s hard to tell kitsch from sophistication.
Just keep your common sense and watch you wallet. It’s so easy to get carried away when there’s so much splendor around. Any gambling experience that you want to share with us by the way?