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The Palazzo debuts in Las Vegas

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The Palazzo, the Strip’s newest resort opened Thursday night with customary Vegas showmanship: confetti, aerialists, a red carpet and fireworks crackling overhead. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
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The sleek, gilded Palazzo -- a $1.9 billion, 3,066-room hotel-casino -- better reflects the city’s newest persona: Fancy, not Kitschy, Vegas. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
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The Salute Laouge at the Palazzo features a subdued vibe, with lights shaped like stalactites contributing to the muted décor. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
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On Thursday, only one-third of chef Mario Batali’s steakhouse was ready, but waiters ignored the construction workers and smoothed tablecloths as starched as their shirts. The restaurant’s centerpiece had arrived -- a 320-pound bull statue named Bo. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
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The Palazzo’s entry fountain opens into an area with a view to a rotunda ceiling and sunlight. The Palazzo, sister to the Venetian, offers all suites. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
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Despite flourishes of design and the prominent “P,” the Palazzo lacks any overt theme running throughout the hotel-casino resort. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
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Fireworks explode over the Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino during the opening on Thursday night. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
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The Palazzo is a $1.9 billion casino and resort. It is the first new property on the Strip since the Wynn opened in 2005. (The Palazzo)
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The suites at the Palazzo feature first-rate amenities. Nightly rates start in the low $200s and can run into the high $500s. (The Palazzo)
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