Bright Lights:Las Vegas


This month Las Vegas was such a hit for us here…so of course this would be our recommendation for your next destination. Be it pleasure or business there is an activity for everyone in the true city that never sleeps.

Interesting Facts

  • Number of slot machines in the city 197,144
  • Percent of visitors who end up gambling during their stay 87
  • Average gambling budget per trip, in dollars 559
  • Average number of pillowcases washed daily at MGM Grand 15,000
  • Average nightly room rate, in dollars 66
  • Average length of stay, in nights 3.7
  • Average number of Vegas weddings per day 315
  • State’s nationwide rank in gold production 1
  • Cost of Nevada marriage license, in dollars 35
  • Average cost of filing for divorce in Nevada , in dollars 450


Once known mostly for all-you-can-eat buffets, Las Vegas has branched out as a haute-culinary outpost, with cuisine from far-flung corners. Buffets started in the ’40s at the original El Rancho Vegas Hotel to keep patrons on premises during wee hours. The idea caught on, and legendary buffets now feature dozens of items per meal, sometimes specializing in seafood, steak, or ethnic taste sensations. Hotel-casino “gourmet rooms” catering to high rollers followed buffets, and now Las Vegas high-end dining enclaves are hot across the board, often featuring renowned chefs. Among award-winners are Bellagio’s Le Cirque and Picasso, and the Mirage’s Renoir.

Top Las Vegas chefs satisfying appetites include Helene An (Crustacean at the Desert Passage); Gian Paulo “Zeffirino” Belloni (Zeffirino Ristorante at the Venetian); Tom Colicchio (Craftsteak at MGM Grand); Todd English (Olives at Bellagio; Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken of the Food Network’s “Too Hot Tamales” (Border Grill at Mandalay Bay); Jean-Marie Josselin (8-0-8 at Caesars Palace); Thomas Keller (Bouchon at the Venetian; Emeril Lagasse (Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House at MGM Grand and Delmonico Steakhouse at the Venetian; Sirio Maccioni (Le Cirque at Bellagio); Nobu Matsuhisa (Nobu at Hard Rock Hotel); Maurizio Mazzon (Canaletto at the Venetian and Il Fornaio at the New York-New York and Green Valley Ranch); Michael Mina (Nobhill and Seablue at MGM Grand and Aqua at Bellagio; Tom Moloney (AquaKnox at the Venetian; Charlie Palmer (Aureole at Mandalay Bay and Charlie Palmer Steakhouse at the Four Seasons); Wolfgang Puck (Spago and Chinois at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, Postrio at the Venetian and Trattoria del Lupo at Mandalay Bay; André Rochat (Alizé at The Palms and Andre’s in downtown Las Vegas and at the Monte Carlo); Julian Serrano (Picasso at Bellagio; Kerry Simon (Simon Kitchen and Bar at Hard Rock Hotel; Joachim Splichal (Pinot Brasserie at the Venetian, Jean-Georges Vongerichten (Prime at Bellagio), Michael White (Fiamma at MGM Grand); Piero Selvaggio (Valentino at the Venetian and Caffe Giorgio at Mandalay Place); Alessandro Stratta (Renoir at the Mirage; and Bradley Ogden (Bradley Ogden at Caesars Palace). In a 24/7 culture that is pure Las Vegas action, 24-hour cafés are in nearly every hotel and casino, many serving tasty breakfasts around-the-clock.

Hitting The Town

If you need a place to spend the evening or just a quick before dinner drink, this is where you can preview your locale. Las Vegas is where the nights are very long and the dancing and drinking can become an adventure in endurance. Find your spot and then think about how many other places around town are busting at the seams with people ready to have fun. It’s time for you to go bar hopping in Las Vegas. Las Vegas is not all about the VIP spots where you have to loud up your wallet with Benjamins, it’s about how you define fun.

  • Blush/ XS
    Located inside the Wynn
  • ghostbar
    Located on the 55th floor of the Palms
  • Haze
    Located inside Aria at CityCenter
  • Jet
    Located inside the Mirage
  • Krave
    Located on Harmon near Planet Hollywood
  • Lavo
    Located inside the Palazzo
  • LAX
    Located inside the Luxor
  • Moon / Playboy
    Located at Palms
  • Pure
    Located inside Caesars Palace
  • Rain Las Vegas
    Located at the Palms
  • Tabú
    Located inside MGM Grand
  • Tao
    Located inside the Venetian
  • The Bank
    Located inside the Bellagio
  • VooDoo Lounge
    Located on the 51st floor of the Rio

Would you like for this to be your next destination contact us at The VIBE Agency.


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