In Vegas history books, it’s “The International” – the glitzy megaresort where the King himself, Elvis Presley, helped shape the Las Vegas landscape in a series of 837 sold-out shows. In 1971, a fresh new image brought the storied resort a new name: the Las Vegas Hilton. Now another chapter is about to be written as the popular destination resort on Jan. 3 becomes LVH–Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.
But longtime fans of one of the world’s most famous and popular resort destinations needn’t worry: Only the name is changing. The same great amenities, exceptional level of customer service, attention to detail and outstanding entertainment live on.
The Las Vegas Hilton rose to iconic status when Elvis began his stunning run of sold-out shows in the Hilton Theater beginning on July 31, 1969. The Hilton Theater continues to give its well-known performers the royal treatment by delivering crystal-clear sound, state-of-the-art lighting and clever design that ensures that none of the 1,600 seats is more than 87 feet from the stage.
In the property’s Shimmer Cabaret, guests take in exciting shows like the nationally recognized Elvis tribute act “The King starring Trent Carlini” as well as top-draw shows like “Greg London: Impressions That Rock!,” “Nunsense,” “Mike Tricarichi’s Icons of Comedy,” “Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show” and “Body & Soul” starring Rick Faugno.
The property’s nearly 3,000 rooms and luxurious suites include some of the most famously opulent suites in Las Vegas. For years, though, most of us could only dream of experiencing the Classic Suites Collection at the Las Vegas Hilton — it was reserved exclusively for celebrities, high rollers and VIPs. But now, for the first time, the suites have become available to anyone seeking the high-life and VIP treatment. These 46 distinctive suites within the Las Vegas Hilton boast features that satisfy even the most discerning guest. The three palatial Sky Villas offer the ultimate VIP experience in jaw-droppingly luxurious residences.
You could spend your whole vacation in one of these rooms, but then you’d miss out on the Las Vegas Hilton’s legendary gaming action, including the latest in slot machines and table games. The Hilton’s SuperBook — the world’s biggest race & sports book — is home to the largest menu of proposition bets around.
Dining will continue to be a big part of the experience here. The hotel’s 13 restaurants include fine-dining spots TJ’s Steakhouse, Casa Nicola, Garden of the Dragon and the world-famous Benihana. Casual dining is available in the Paradise Café, The Buffet and Fortuna. The property also boasts Vince Neil’s Tres Rios Cantina, with its signature margaritas and tasty appetizers.
For relaxation and pampering, nothing beats the hotel’s recreation deck and spa. Located on the third-floor rooftop and offering spectacular Strip views, the outdoor pool deck provides a sun-splashed world of fun with a 100,000-gallon temperature-controlled pool, a 25-seat outdoor spa, cabanas for rental and six lighted championship tennis courts with a professional instructor on call. The Spa offers steam rooms, saunas, indoor spas and workout facilities with the latest weight machines and cardio equipment. The massage rooms feature a full menu of massages, facials and body treatments.
Add in myriad other first-class amenities like 24-hour valet and room service, two shopping promenades, a hair salon, and car rental and business center facilities, and it is easy to see why the Las Vegas Hilton has been, and will continue to be, a Las Vegas legend.
For reservations or information, call 800.732.7117.
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