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Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel and Casino

Updated: 12/5/18


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Overview

Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel and Casino is Caesars "class" property on The Strip.  There is a special Seven Stars/Diamond check-in in the Augustus Tower.  (See "Inside Information" for hours of operation.)

Self-parking in an adjacent garage is complimentary, but it's a long walk if you have lots of luggage.  Seven Stars cardholders should take advantage of the complimentary valet parking on Flamingo (across from the Bellagio) because, even if you're not near the tower you eventually may be staying in, you're closer to the special Seven Stars/Diamond check-in.

And don't miss the Garden of the Gods pool area (weather permitting).


Hotel guestrooms

The former Roman Tower has reopened as the Julius Tower after a $75 million upgrade.  The neutral palette of the rooms is complemented by yellows and blues.  Bathrooms feature a floating double sink, stone shower with glass enclosure and lighted vanity mirrors.
The Augustus Tower (which just underwent renovations) and the new Julius Tower (see Insider Tip) are the premier locations, as far as I'm concerned
even though the Octavius Tower is technically the newest, but any of the other towers offer rooms designed with class and elegance.

Unless you're staying in the Augustus, Forum, Julius or Palace Towers, there are no longer coffeemakers in the rooms.  [Keurig single-serve coffeemakers currently can be found in the Augustus, Forum, Julius and Palace Towers, but the coffee is not cheap – $13 for four "K-cups" available from the mini bar/"Refreshment Center" or, sometimes, they are sitting  conveniently!  right next to the brewer.  Save your comp dollars and bring your own from home or purchase a 12-pack for less than $20 at the Starbucks in the Forum Food Court (see below).]  If you're staying in the Augustus Tower, you can take the elevator down and walk over to Seven Stars/Diamond Registration where there is complimentary coffee, tea and
– until they run out cookies available throughout the day.

Ivy™, a 24-hour virtual concierge service, is now available to guests at Caesars Palace, as well as The Cromwell, Harrah's, The LINQ Hotel & Casino, Nobu Hotel and Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.  After checking in, guests who have provided a cell phone number for their reservation receive a welcome message from Ivy encouraging them to text her with any questions or requests.   Ivy can book dining reservations, show tickets and spa services, as well as facilitate housekeeping and maintenance requests.  Ivy also surveys guests during their stay, which allows for quick recovery of unhappy guests in real time. Users may opt out of receiving messages from Ivy at any time.   While Ivy is an automated artificial intelligence system, a human touch is incorporated when Ivy cannot provide a confident response.  In addition to the hotel front desk agents, a specially trained universal agent team is available to provide around the clock coverage to address requests or inquiries.   Guests can continue to text with Ivy once they return home for common requests such as to obtain a copy of their folio or locate a missing item.

Refrigerators are sent only upon request and, unless you want to get hit with a $25 charge, don't even think about moving things around in the minibar to make room for your personal items!


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Caesars Palace has switched out the bedding in its Augustus and Octavius Towers. The double sheeting, as well as the combination of duvets and coverlets, has been replaced by triple-sheeting. Guest comments have been favorable, according to management.  And, while they’re still available in the suites, guest robes have been removed from all other rooms. Apparently, a vast majority of the robes went unused for an extended period of time. Seven Stars cardholders not staying in suites can request robes by contacting Guest Services.

Caesars Palace offers Ivy™, a 24-hour virtual concierge service.  After checking in, guests who have provided a cell phone number for their reservation receive a welcome message from Ivy encouraging them to text her with any questions or requests. Ivy can book dining reservations, show tickets and spa services, as well as facilitate housekeeping and maintenance requests.  Ivy also surveys guests during their stay, which allows for quick recovery of unhappy guests in real time.  Users may opt out of receiving messages from Ivy at any time.  While Ivy is an automated artificial intelligence system, a human touch is incorporated when Ivy cannot provide a confident response.  In addition to the hotel front desk agents, a specially trained universal agent team is available to provide around the clock coverage to address requests or inquiries.  Guests can continue to text with Ivy once they return home for common requests such as to obtain a copy of their folio or locate a missing item.

Casino overview

The sprawling casino flows from one themed area to another and features all the typical slots and table games one would expect.  Complimentary drink service in the casino is relatively frequent; and dealers, slot attendants and servers all are extremely friendly and helpful.


Caesars Palace also boasts a relatively new bar in the enlarged Sports Book, as well as a poker room.  The sports bar has a special VIP seating area.


Entertainment

The Colosseum, Caesars main showroom, is currently home to a rotating group of performers such as Elton John, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain.  Comedians such as Jerry Seinfeld and Chelsea Handler fill in the blanks between musical headliners.


For a complete list of shows at Caesars Palace, click here.
Bars, lounges & nightlife

The former Shadow Bar is now VISTA Cocktail Lounge, a whole new nightlife experience by the Hakkasan Group.  Hakkasan operates Omnia Nightclub, arguably, the hottest club in the world right now.  Show your Seven Stars card for priority entrance and complimentary admission for up to two people.


Cleopatra's Barge features a variety of entertainment options from DJs and bands to "headliners" such as Paul Shaffer and his Shaf-Shifters.


The largest lounge in the casino is Alto Bar, located in the space formerly occupied by the Seahorse Lounge, across from Omnia, near the Sports Book.  Alto has several private booths equipped with personal televisions.  In addition the bar has more than 15 televisions and 18 video poker machines.   An adjacent private room can accommodate up to 30 guests for dining or meeting.


Montecristo Cigar Bar, adjacent to Old Homestead and across from Nobu Restaurant and Lounge, pairs notable cigar offerings with fine whiskeys, small bites and more in a contemporary 4,000 sq. ft. environment.

Cigar aficionados will find a retail area and humidor offering brands like its namesake Montecristo, in addition to Romeo Y Julieta, H. Upmann, Padron, La Flor Dominicana, Arturo Fuente, Ashton, San Cristobal, La Aroma de Cuba, Mi Amor, Las Antilles, My Father, and others.  Top-of-the-line accessories also are available.

Throughout the entire Montecristo Cigar Bar space is a state-of-the-art ventilation system, ensuring guests a comfortable and fresh visit. The 100-seat bar/lounge and gaming area offers guests four distinct experiences: the signature bar, the library, the courtyard and the vault room.  The centerpiece of the bar/lounge features bar-top gaming and plush seating.  An oversized video wall includes nine television screens.  Montecristo also serves guests a number of dishes to complement the space, e.g., a selection of domestic and imported cheeses, charcuterie, spicy pork rinds, and house-made vegetable chips.  Lavazza coffee also will be available, including tableside French pressed coffee.

Dining
Choices run the gamut from the Bacchanal BuffetThe Old Homestead Steakhouse, Searsucker (see Insider Tip), Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill, Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill, Rao's, Nobu, Brioche by Guy Savoy, Beijing Noodle No. 9, the decadent [and expensive!] Restaurant Guy Savoy and Mr Chow.


Here's what a $19 "breakfast" from Pronto by Giada looks like.   Great coffee ($7), great freshly-squeezed orange juice ($6), but a reheated pre-prepared vegetable frittata ($6) was dry and tasteless.  (You can get a "side" of hash browns for $2 extra.)

Pronto by Giada
has opened in the space formerly occupied by
Payard Patisserie & Bistro.

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Rao’s offers three semi-private dining areas and two private dining rooms which are replicas of the original New York City location.
The newest addition to the Caesars Palace dining scene, Gordon Ramsay Hell's Kitchen.

The former Cypress Street Marketplace has reopened as the Forum Food Court.  Look for Smashburger (burgers prepared medium well or well done only!), Starbucks, Crêpes and More, Earl of Sandwich, The Halal Guys, Tiger Wok & Ramen, La Gloria, and DiFara Pizza.

For 24-hour dining there is Cafe Americano across from the hotel's front desk.


Seven Stars Lounge

Caesars has a so-so Diamond Lounge – actually, it's called a Seven Stars/Diamond Lounge.  Unfortunately, it has about as much atmosphere as the basement rec room in a 1950s ranch house.  [If Rick or Richard is bartending, sit at the bar (if you can snag a seat), and you'll have a particularly great time.  They are personable and know how to fix great cocktails. David, who used to work there, is now at Rao's].  Debra, one of the servers who used to work in the old Seven Stars Lounge, is terrific, too. She's a former U.S. Airways flight attendant, so she knows a thing or two about customer service.)  Guests used to the comparatively "lavish" buffets in Atlantic City will be extremely disappointed at the lounge fare in Las Vegas.  Caesars apparently has put all its Diamond Lounges on a "Mediterranean Diet," but it's a nice selection of hummus, pita triangles, pretzels, potato chips, bruschetta, etc., and while many will disagree, it's a nice change of pace from the hoagies and hot dogs that used to be the main attraction.  Starting at 4 p.m. (until it runs out), the lounge serves hot food, e.g., chicken wings, mini-burritos, etc.  Online computers are available for guests to check email or print boarding passes.


Seven Stars benefits*

  • Seven Stars cardholders (and one guest) receive complimentary access to the Qua Baths and Spa (a $50 to $65 per person value), plus 25 percent off services.   [Prices are less expensive Sunday through Thursday.]  Don't miss this special experience even if you haven't been to a fitness center in years.  Avoid the treadmills and stationary bikes if you must, but definitely experience Qua's signature Roman Rituals (three baths of varying temperatures), plus a unique Arctic Ice Room.
  • Look for the special Seven Stars entrance to the Bacchanal Buffet.  Seven Stars and Diamond cardholders [and their guest(s)] receive a complimentary glass of house wine or champagne when dining at the Bacchanal Buffet.
  • Check your flight status or print your boarding pass at one of the two computers inside the Seven Stars/Diamond registration area or at the Seven Stars/Diamond Lounge.
  • Guests may claim any offers they’ve qualified for at a distribution location near the Seven Stars/Diamond registration desk in the Augustus Tower.  Previously, guests were required to walk through the casino to the convention space – about 100 yards.


Should you choose this for your Annual Retreat?

Las Vegas remains the gaming mecca in the United States, and is probably the most popular destination for Seven Stars trips.  With eight other Caesars properties in town (Bally's, The Cromwell, Flamingo, Harrah's, The LINQ, Rio, Planet Hollywood and Paris), dozens of restaurants, nightclubs, golf, showrooms, the Forum Shops at Caesars (and other shops located inside Caesars properties), spa treatments, and relaxing by the pool (weather permitting), it would be easy to spend four nights (and $500) here – especially since you can "cross charge" to your room meals and other eligible expenses, even if they take place at another Caesars property in Las Vegas.

 

Your $500 folio credit can be used at any food and beverage outlet at Caesars Palace except Cafe Americano and Searsucker, and at Qua or any gift shop except those in the Forum Shops.
When you check-in, be sure to verify that your $500 comp account has been set-up and ask what it includes specifically which restaurant and bars (city-wide).  At a minimum, meals and alcohol charged to the room (at participating outlets) counts toward your $500 in expenses, but not gratuities.  Best advice is to keep all your receipts until you settle your final bill.
 

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Inside Information

■ A special Seven Stars/Diamond check-in is open Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m., and Saturday to Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.  When this check-in is closed, look for the special Seven Stars check-in at the main registration desk. Alternatively, consider the Self Check In-Out kiosks located in front of the front desk.

■ Generation performs at Cleopatra’s Barge from 10 p.m. until midnight every Thursday.  Another act you won’t want to miss is Dave Perrico’s Pop Strings Orchestra.  Comprised of violinists and other string instrumentalists, horn players, a drummer, keyboardists and vocalists, Pop Strings Orchestra performs Friday and Saturday nights from 10 p.m. to midnight.  Afterward, enjoy a live DJ.  The lounge is open from Thursday to Saturday, 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. and the bar, 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.

The Old Homestead Steakhouse and the Montecristo Cigar Bar have teamed up to offer the Old Homestead Clubhouse where up to 10 people can enjoy cigars, high-end spirits and a good steak.  Visit OpenTable.com to reserve.

■ Searsucker is "Top Chef" alum Brian Malarkey's contemporary spin on American classic comfort foods, set in a laid-back atmosphere. Reward Credits are accepted, but at 2:1. The menu is anchored by Searsucker staples such as the 38 oz. bone-in rib eye “tomahawk”, eggs + bacon “pork belly” featuring a soft poached egg with brown butter hollandaise, as well as the beer-braised short rib + horseradish + fried onions with pan sauce and butter potato. Signature sides such as jalapeño-chorizo “corn off the cob” and fried Brussels sprouts + walnuts with anchovy red wine jalapeño vinaigrette will round out the bill of fare. Other locations already open are in San Diego and Del Mar, Calif., and Austin, Tex.

Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill has a Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. that features $9 pints of draft beer.

■ Another Happy Hour option is at the bar at Rao’s Italian restaurant.  Enjoy $6 beers, including Blue Moon, Newcastle, Modelo and more.  Happy hour runs Sunday through Thursday from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

■ Montecristo offers a lifetime membership which allows you to save 10 percent off drinks and get exclusive rates to monthly events.

■ Old Homestead offers veterans and active duty military a 10 percent discount.

■ Be prepared for "sticker shock" especially at breakfast.  At Cafe Americano three eggs, with choice of breakfast meat, potatoes and toast is $22.   Continental breakfast is $19 and a "tall stack" of buttermilk pancakes is $20.   If you want juice, add another $8.

■ DiFara Pizza and Tiger Wok & Ramen also stay open into the early morning hours (1 a.m. or later).

■ Smashburger is open for breakfast, as well as late night.  Crêpes and More is open for breakfast.

■ The Halal Guys stays open until 4 a.m.

■ Avoid the long lines at the Bacchanal Buffet by hitting up a digital FreshTxt kiosk which lets you “check in” in line and virtually hold your place for hours, alerting you by text when it’s your turn.

If you opt out of housekeeping services during your stay (minimum two-night stay), Caesars will give you a $10 per stay food and beverage credit.  You still can request additional towels or other amenities, but your bathroom will not be cleaned, bed made, etc.  If you didn’t get a pre-arrival email (or even if you didn't) let the front desk know when you check-in.