With so much to experience in Vegas, it’s not uncommon to see your hotel only during the wee hours — on the way to bed after a night of revelry or on the way to breakfast and Bloody Marys the morning after. But what if there was a resort so exciting, so consistently surprising, that you could spend your entire vacation there?
Enter Monte Carlo. With world-class entertainment (from the Jabbawockeez to, beginning next year, Blue Man Group), a vibrant pool scene, diverse dining, scintillating nightlife, and superior spa and shopping offerings, the AAA-Four Diamond property is truly captivating. Factor in a recent room refresh and great Summer Escape rates and Monte Carlo becomes simply irresistible.
“Over the course of the last few years, we’ve undergone an incredible transformation at Monte Carlo, with an array of new restaurants, bars, lounges and entertainment options in addition to HOTEL32 — our new boutique hotel experience,” said Anton Nikodemus, president and COO of Monte Carlo.
“We feel like what we’ve created at Monte Carlo is unpretentious luxury, where guests can experience everything from the incredible talent of Jabbawockeez to beach volleyball on our pool deck to the vast array of beer selections at The Pub. There’s something for everyone.”
Less talk, more ’Wock
The San Diego-based Jabbawockeez dance crew continues to alter (and mess with) the ways in which people think about the medium. The original champions of MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew,” the seven-man troupe — in their signature white masks and gloves — have brought their groundbreaking “MÜS.I.C.” show back to Vegas, bowing to popular demand. Jabbawockeez perform “MÜS.I.C.” at Monte Carlo Tuesday through Saturday.
And starting next fall, the Monte Carlo entertainment experience will reach even greater heights with the arrival of the world-renowned Blue Man Group. Promising a fresh take on their unique combination of music, comedy and multimedia madness, this new Blue Man show will marry signature segments with never-before-seen theatrical elements.
Guests this summer will also enjoy upgrades to all of the property’s standard rooms, including 40-inch flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations, luxurious new beds, updated lighting and new bathroom amenity sets.
HOTEL32 — Monte Carlo’s exclusive top-floor boutique-hotel-within-a-hotel — makes a celebrity-like stay available to all. From the limo that picks you up at the airport to the in-room check-in, televisions built into the bathroom mirrors and staggering views, HOTEL32 offers that most elusive experience: VIP vacationing at everyday prices.
There’s plenty going on outdoors at Monte Carlo this summer, as well. The resort’s spectacular four pools are set amid cascading waterfalls and lush landscaping. In addition to the classically designed Lagoon Pool, there’s the Strip’s first wave pool, a winding lazy river and a heated whirlpool. Whether you’re craving a massage by the water’s edge, a deejay-hosted pool party (Friday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.) or a casual beach-style volleyball game, Monte Carlo has you covered.
To really experience Monte Carlo’s pool scene, consider a cabana. Complete with teak lounge chairs, flat-screen televisions, a telephone, a safe and a refrigerator, these private poolside hideaways come with exclusive food and bottle-service options and the services of a personal attendant. Cabanas can be requested up to 60 days in advance (for current pricing, call 702.730.7777).
Food and frivolity
As the sun sets, head indoors to The Pub at Monte Carlo: a fun, friendly spot perfect for watching sports, listening to live music or indulging your secret obsession with beer pong.
On the other end of the energy spectrum is Ignite Lounge, where a deep-red design scheme and color-changing LEDs suggest late nights and amorous encounters. Located at the heart of Monte Carlo’s casino floor (with deejays and dancers on Friday and Saturday), Ignite is truly the pulse of the property.
Of course Monte Carlo offers an array of fine dining options, too, among them celebrity chef André Rochat’s charming Andre’s Restaurant and Lounge, and the meticulously authentic d.vino Italian Food & Wine Bar. Made-to-order steaks and chops are emphasized at BRAND, and exotic eats are served up in style at Dragon Noodle Co. & Sushi Bar.
Diablo’s Cantina is a hip bar and lounge with live music and deejays and a mouthwatering menu. Minus5 Ice Bar offers the unforgettable experience of enjoying vodka-based cocktails in a lounge created entirely — yes, entirely — from ice. Casual dining is available at The Buffet and The Café, while multiple quick-serve options are available at the food court.
If you overdo it a little, Spa & Salon Monte Carlo is a zen-like retreat where facials, massages, body scrubs and wraps will have you feeling like yourself again in no time. Burn off a few of the day’s calories on state-of-the-art treadmills or prep for a night out with a haircut, mani/pedi or makeup application.
Monte Carlo has teamed with New York-New York Hotel & Casino to bring you Summer Escape 2011. In addition to incredible room rates (as low as $56 per night), the Summer Escape program offers visitors to Monte Carlo two-for-one dining at The Buffet, two-for-one appetizers at The Café and a bottle of house wine or champagne. At New York-New York, guests get two-for-one coaster passes, entrance to ROK nightclub and two-for-one breakfast at Il Fornaio.
Attainable luxury and endless variety: it’s what’s hot at Monte Carlo this summer.
—Paul Rogers, Custom Publishing Writer