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TOP 10 Newest Hotels On The Las Vegas Strip 2016

Today you can choose between new, world class mega resorts that have every amenity you can think of; allowing you to pamper yourself beyond your wildest imagination. Who would have imagined that the Hacienda would be replaced by magnificent Mandalay Bay? The Venetian Hotel, with its Grand Canal and gondoliers, sits where the famous Sands once stood. The Aladdin is now the new Planet Hollywood and the great Dunes Hotel, with the famous Sultan's Table and its ever so busy poker room, was imploded to make way for the Bellagio with its Dancing Waters.

What did they all have in common? At the time, They were all the hottest spot on the strip when they were the newest spot on the strip.

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Top 10 Newest Hotels On The Las Vegas Strip

Linq
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Linq
Opened: 2014
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  • Location: 3535 S. Las Vegas Blvd
  • Number of Rooms: 2,256
  • Casino Size: TBA
  • Check-in Time: 4:00 pm
  • Check-out Time: 11:00 am
  • In-room internet access: Yes
  • Promo Coupon Code: N/A
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Caesars Entertainment’s latest renovation project was also its dark horse. After quickly changing names from Imperial Palace to Quad to Linq, a drawn out renovation schedule, after scores of angry reviews on Trip Advisor and Yelp, we never imagined it would be anything but a smoke-filled dump. We were wrong. Like a butterfly, it shed its half-century-old cocoon to reveal color and beauty within.

Though the rooms still fill the footprints of Vegas vacations past, their redesign ushers in a colorful, hip boutique vibe that buries for good its old look and feel—that of a decaying Beijing hotel circa 1989.

However, its biggest surprise is its pool area, now 21+, which features lily pads and daybeds flanked with bold colors will awaken even the most hungover waders. A secondary glass-sided pool will suit those who wish to gawk and flaunt at hard bodies as they sip on hard drinks.

The poolside cabana suites—perhaps the Linq’s most unique feature—bring the boutique interior outside, impressing with cobalt blue and lime exterior walls and white and gray lounges that transport guests to Santorini, Greece.

These changes—coupled with the phenomenal center Strip location, still very reasonable rates, and the attached Linq Outdoor Shopping District—make Linq a great choice for your next Vegas stay.

Delano
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Delano
Opened: 2014
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  • Location: 3940 S. Las Vegas Blv
  • Number of Rooms: 1,117
  • Casino Size: N/A
  • Check-in Time: 3:00 pm
  • Check-out Time: 11:00 am
  • In-room internet access: Yes
  • Promo Coupon Code: N/A
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The Hotel, a part of the Mandalay Bay complex, has received a makeover in the highly anticipated Delano All-Suite Hotel. And this is something completely new on the Strip. The Delano is a smoke-free, gaming-free resort for the sophisticated traveler.

Guests can visit the adjoining Mandalay Bay hotel to try their hands at the tables or slots, but Delano provides the stress- and worry-free environment unheard of in Sin City. And it is a hit. Globetrotters from all over are coming to experience the oasis that was inspired by the Mojave Desert.

No matter what room you stay in, you will feel like you’ve just checked into a spa resort. Every accommodation is considered a suite, complete with one bedroom, master bath, guest bath, and private living area. Even your pets can feel like royalty in the dog-friendly suites available. Rates start at $119 in the off-peak season.

Escape the heat of Vegas in the private Delano pool, or crank up the heat at the Moorea Beach Club, a sumptuous yet sophisticated European-style club with views of the Toptional beach.

SLS
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SLS
Opened: 2014
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  • Location: 2535 S. Las Vegas Blvd
  • Number of Rooms: 1,600
  • Casino Size: 50,000 sq ft
  • Check-in Time: 3:00 pm
  • Check-out Time: 11:00 am
  • In-room internet access: Yes
  • Promo Coupon Code: N/A
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  • SLS Nightclub: Foxtail, The Sayers Club
  • Nearest Top Show: Le Rêve
  • Bars: SLS bars
  • SLS Pool Party: Beach LiFE
  • SLS Top Restaurants: Bazaar Meat by José Andrés, Katsuya by Starck, Cleo
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Vegas has seen a lot of iconic hotels, but one of the most famous was the Sahara—a favorite Rat Pack haunt. It closed its doors in 2011, unsure of its fate, until SLS Hotel and Casino converted this famous hotel into new anchor for the north end of the Strip.

SLS offers guests a stay in one of their three towers—World, Story, and Lux—each with a different theme. From a comfy rooms with an at-home feel starting around $100 to ultramodern to a taste of the French sophisticat, the $415 million budget didn’t go to waste on this new hotel.

SLS also has some of the most unique clubs on the Strip. The Sayers Club comes straight from Los Angeles and features local and famous live music or you can party all night at one of SLS' two incredible nightclubs. Soak in the water day and night in the rooftop venue at Beach LiFE before tearing yourself away to savor the new tastes in the SLS’ restaurants.

Cromwell
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Cromwell
Opened: 2014
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  • Location: 3595 Las Vegas Blvd South
  • Number of Rooms: 188
  • Casino Size: 40,000 sq ft
  • Check-in Time: 3:00 pm
  • Check-out Time: 12:00 pm
  • In-room internet access: Yes
  • Promo Coupon Code: N/A
Plan Your Stay
  • Cromwell Nightclub: Drai's
  • Cromwell Nearby Show: Absinthe
  • Bars: Cromwell bars
  • Cromwell Pool Party: Drai's Dayclub
  • Cromwell Top Restaurants: Giada
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Guests first entering the Cromwell may feel lost in the dressing room of a Victoria’s Secret fashion show. Advertised as a luxury boutique hotel and casino, the abundance of hot pink interlaced with black and white with walnut accents project the ambiance of a late-nineteenth-century gentleman’s club, a London brothel even.

This theme continues throughout the casino floor and even into the sumptuous hotel rooms with hardwood floors, vintage lamps, headboards, and wallpaper that pay homage to the glamor of Hollywood’s golden age, as though Rita Hayworth herself is inviting you to bed.

The hotel also features Giada De Laurentiis’s first-ever restaurant, which serves up the celebrity chef’s lighter, California take on Italian classics.

And not to be missed—whether you stay at the Cromwell or not—is Drai’s, a luxury beach club by day, an erotically charged club by night. The 65,000-foot club features celebrity guests, top DJs, and unparalleled views of Caesar’s and the Bellagio fountains that will remind you why Vegas is year after year the world’s premier party destination.

The Caesars Palace Las Vegas
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Nobu
Opened: 2013
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  • Location: 3595 Las Vegas Blvd South
  • Number of Rooms: 181
  • Casino Size: 129,000 sq ft (at Caesars palace)
  • Check-in Time: 4:00 pm
  • Check-out Time: 11:00 pm
  • In-room internet access: Yes
  • Promo Coupon Code: N/A
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One of the trends in Las Vegas over the last decade has been the hotel within a hotel concept. The guest gets all the amenities of the parent hotel, with the added benefits of better rooms, better of service, and many times, a feeling of not being in Vegas, despite the lights and sounds surrounding you.

The Nobu experience is all about making the guest feel special. From the moment you check in at the one-person check-in station, to the keycard-secured elevators, to the thoughtful amenities like tea service, upgraded toiletries, complimentary slippers, and four different types of plush robes for the guest to choose from, this stay is all about you.

Those guests with virtually unlimited budgets can enjoy one of the most spectacular villas in Las Vegas. The one, the only Nobu Villa boasts 10,500 square feet of Japanese-inspired Roman opulence, including rooftop deck larger than most American’s homes, featuring a massive barbecue pit and jacuzzi.

Nobu also features a self-titled restaurant serving Japanese culinary sensations, including sushi and Wagyu beef prepared before your very eyes. While pricey, this restaurant is consistently rated as one of Las Vegas’ best and according to most reviews, the experience and the food are well worth the cost.

Cosmopolitan Hotel Las Vegas
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The Cosmopolitan
Opened: 2010
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  • Location: 3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd
  • Number of Rooms: 2,995
  • Casino Size: 100,000 sq ft
  • Check-in Time: 3:00 pm
  • Check-out Time: 11:00 am
  • In-room internet access: Yes
  • Promo Coupon Code: N/A
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Cosmopolitan takes the boutique theme that has become more and more common the last several years and elevates it to an art form. From the bar built inside a chandelier to the rooms to the bars to one Las Vegas’ top nightclubs, everything about this hotel was designed to push affordable luxury to its limits. It’s little wonder to even the first-time Vegas visitor why publications like Condé Nast Traveller and Huffington Post rank it among the world’s best hotels.

Originally conceived as condominiums (but repurposed after the 2008 real-estate market crash), rooms here are larger than average. The decor and layout of more than fifteen different room options combine the best trends from every twentieth-century decade, all while staying true to the hotel’s main concern: international luxury.

Boulevard pool overlooks the Strip from the East deck and offers bathers several levels of lounges, daybeds, and upbeat music that create a positive, communal atmosphere perfect for meeting new friends or getting lost in a movie or live show.

Describing itself as “the ultimate Las Vegas relaxation zone,” Bamboo Pool hosts a more laid-back, private experience set in a theme inspired by the desert landscape surrounding the City of Sin.

Marquee Dayclub is an extension of the hot nights its interior is famous for, providing guests with infinity pools and a lounge-like feel. After sunset, get ready for some of the world’s best international house DJs at Marquee Nightclub.

But what locals know Cosmopolitan best for is its bars, three of which are feature on our best of Vegas list, all of which boast some of the city’s finest mixologists and an atmosphere perfect for those looking to transition from the bacchanalian adventures of the club crowd to a more sophisticated clientele.

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Tropicana hotel casino Las Vegas
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Tropicana
Renovation: 2011
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  • Location: 3801 S. Las Vegas Blvd
  • Number of Rooms: 1,638
  • Casino Size: 50,000 sq ft
  • Check-in Time: 3:00 pm
  • Check-out Time: 11:00 am
  • In-room internet access: Yes
  • Promo Coupon Code: N/A
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Tropicana is hardly a new hotel name in Las Vegas. But even though its been around since 1957, this moderately-priced historical landmark makes our top five due to its $180 million revamp.

It hosts1,880 eco-friendly rooms, each decorated in the South Beach style, in light tropical colors that will take you from Vegas to Miami without ever needing an airport. For those searching for luxury without breaking the bank, Tropicana offers affordable one- and two-bedroom suites, including the two-story Plantation Loft that’s less like a hotel and more like a home.

Long known for some of the best pools in Las Vegas, Tropicana is upping the ante with a new beach-like experience. Opening Friday, April 8, 2016, Sky Beach Club LV recreates the south Florida beach club scene, featuring dozens of daybeds, cabanas, and poolside cocktails. Its creators promise to reinvent Vegas daylife with VIP bottle service, bikini-clad, model-quality servers and bartenders, party pits, and swim-up blackjack.

Vdara hotel Las Vegas
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Vdara
Opened: 2009
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  • Location: 2600 W. Harmon Ave
  • Number of Rooms: 1,495
  • Casino Size: N/A
  • Check-in Time: 3:00 pm
  • Check-out Time: 12:00 pm
  • In-room internet access: Yes
  • Promo Coupon Code: N/A
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  • Vdara Nearby Nightclubs: Jewel, Marquee
  • Vdara nearest show: Blue Man (Monte Carlo)
  • Vdara Bars: Vice Versa
  • Vdara Pool Party: N/A
  • Vdara Top Restaurants: Market Café Vdara, Social House, Lemongrass
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This fifty-seven-story, all-suite, eco-friendly hotel was designed for vacationers looking for a Vegas vacation without so much of the Vegas. The entire property is free from smoke and gambling and is even dog friendly for those of you who wish not to leave home without your favorite companions.

As mentioned on our suites page, Vdara’s rooms borrow from both contemporary and retro styles, and even the most basic of them offer kitchenettes, soaking tubs, and windows with views of the Strip sure to inspire envy in your friends who chose a budget resort. At the other end of the scale, the two-story penthouse with two bedrooms adds every amenity you could possibly desire, including a pull-out sofa bed in the living room, a second bathroom, a washer and dryer, and a private elevator key.

Vdara Pool and Lounge comes complete with spa, salon, and fitness center. Enjoy cocktails, gourmet tapas, and appetizers while you peruse the amazing view. This private retreat has plunge pools that are somewhat secluded, and spa cabanas that have hand sinks, TVs, music, ceiling fans, and a stocked refrigerator.

Aria hotel Las Vegas
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Aria
Opened: 2009
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  • Location: 3730 S. Las Vegas Blvd
  • Number of Rooms: 4,004
  • Casino Size: 150,000 sq ft
  • Check-in Time: 3:00 pm
  • Check-out Time: 12:00 pm
  • In-room internet access: Yes
  • Promo Coupon Code: N/A
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The star of City Center, this 4,004-room resort outshines most other Vegas hotels—even those twice its price.

Differences are apparent on entering Aria’s casino floor, which seems a time and a world apart from the rest of the Strip. Its vibrant colors and rich, abstract textures waltz through the walls and soar into the ceilings, marking the advent of a newer, brighter Las Vegas future, one where visitors no longer feel as if they’re not gambling, they don’t belong.

Aria’s earth-toned deluxe rooms offer class and beauty that will impress for years, and its pricier Five-Diamond Sky Suites will amaze you with their technology. Guests can easily set lighting, music, and temperature to their comfort level. And unlike older Strip hotels—most of which are 80s relics built with an overabundance of concrete—all of Aria’s rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows with majestic views of the mountains or the Strip.

Aria features three pools, all surrounded by palms, pines, and flowers, two of which provide the tranquility missing from most Strip bathing destinations. The third—Liquid Pool Lounge—however, is an adults-only playground where the party never ends—at least, not before sunset.

As the night cools off, the entertainment heats up, with Aria offering some of the best casino lounges outside of the Cosmopolitan, including Baccarat, which provides visitors a sanctuary from the outside hustle and serves up some of the finest martinis, scotches, and cigars in Las Vegas.

Hakkasan’s JEWEL Nightclub, scheduled to open in Spring 2016, will occupy the space formerly known as Haze and promises world-class DJs and performers. Whether or not it will live up to the hype remains to be seen.

Encore Resort Vegas
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Encore
Opened: late 2008
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  • Location: 3131 S. Las Vegas Blvd
  • Number of Rooms: 2,034
  • Casino Size: 111,000 sq ft
  • Check-in Time: 3:00 pm
  • Check-out Time: 12:00 pm
  • In-room internet access: Yes
  • Promo Coupon Code: N/A
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Encore plays the younger, more sophisticated sister to the Wynn. Though from the outside, both look identical, on the inside, the Encore, true to its namesake, simply offers more. From the its suites to its casino floor to its dining to its nightlife, few hotels in the world, let alone in Las Vegas, can compete with its Asian-styled, garden-like scenery, with Sinatra, or with XS. And with more five-star awards than any resort in the world, it has the ratings to prove it.

Sinatra showcases the culinary artistry of Ol’ Blue Eyes’ personal chef as diners feast with their eyes and ears on the portraits and music of the man himself.

XS dazzles as the United States’ top nightclub for more than five years. Apart from its one-of-a-kind interior, its cutting-edge sound system, and top-of-the-line pyrotechnics, what separates it from every other Vegas venue is its crowd. XS’s Patrons tend to be more polite, more sophisticated, and less concerned with everyone else—which can be both good and bad. You won’t feel lost in a sea of southern California overflow. You will truly feel like someone special.

Named Dayclub of the Year by a leading industry publication, Encore Beach Club starts and finishes the conversation about Las Vegas’ top pool parties. With its tropical foliage and Bahamas-like exterior, waders and tanners alike can lose themselves in this desert oasis.

Coming to the Wynn twins in April 28, 2016 (and replacing Tryst): Intrigue.

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