The Venetian Resort Hotel Las Vegas – Hotel Tour
The Italian-themed Venetian Resort Hotel Casino offers the finest dining options for foodies, atmospheric shopping and prominent year-round events. Prepare for a grand entrance as soon as you pull up under the elaborate murals overlooking the porte cochere. The frescoes depict an ancient map of the world and handmade Italian paintings. The art continues as guests check in beneath an oversized map of Italy. The Venetian lobby has the grandeur of an Italian museum with high domed ceilings, columns, a fountain and statue, and detailed artistry throughout. A long walkway beneath a vaulted ceiling of authentic, hand-painted frescoes leads guests between the lobby and the casino floor. The Grand Colonnade is lined with 25-foot Botticino marble columns and the 3-D dimensional pattern on the floor was hand-fitted with Italian marble to precisely replicate the floor of the Church of Santa Maria del Rosario. The standard room at The Venetian is a Luxury Suite with a kind bed next to a living and dining area. A Luxury Suite seats three or four for lounging or dining with a wide view over the Strip. The 650-square-foot Luxury Suite boasts ample space and a flatscreen TV and closet as well. The bathroom in a Luxury Suite includes a marble double vanity, Roman bathtub and glass-enclosed shower. The entrance to Tao, a restaurant, nightclub and beach club, is lined with transportive Asian decor. The lounge area in Tao hosts plush, vibrant seating. Asian fare melds into a nightclub scene at this eatery favored by celebrities. In the 44,000 square-foot restaurant dominated by a massive statue of Buddha, dine on dishes such as crispy rice, wok sirloin, sushi, crispy shrimp and Chilean sea bass satay from chef Michael Armstrong. Many of the star DJs who play later on the club side dine here beforehand. Inspired by Bali, the recently renovated, 18,000 square-foot Tao Beach features tall bamboo to shield partygoers from the public, lush greenery and plenty of statues of Buddha so you can achieve some zen while you tan. With only 12 cabanas surrounding the pool, Tao Beach has a smaller footprint than others on the Strip, but that just means the action is more intimate. Luiza Rejczak of Milford, Conn. soaks up some sun as her friend Nina Manson dances to music at Tao Beach Club. soaks up some sun as her friend Nina Manson dances to music at Tao Beach Club. View a pool from the Venezia tower. The ceiling of the Venezia tower lobby features frescoes hand painted by Italian artists. The 12-story tower features 1,000 even larger suites set apart from the casino action. Shoppers converge in St. Marks Square in the Grand Canal Shoppes. Singing gondoliers take guests for rides in the Grand Canal Shoppes. A common area outside a Chairman Suite provides an elegant entrance and air of seclusion for the invite-only guests permitted to stay here. Chairman Suites range from 7,500 to 10,000 square feet with four bedrooms, Asian decor and a slew of amenities, from a private butler to transportation. The living room in a Chairman Suite features a fireplace, TV and plush seating. Relax in the open space accented by Oriental art and design. The Chairman Suite includes a Steinway piano. The dining area in a Chairman Suite seats eight at a round table beneath an elegant chandelier. Asian artwork decorates a hallway in a Chairman Suite and sets the VIP rooms apart from the rest of the resort. A hair and make-up room in a Chairman Suite includes a sink, large vanity and storage space. The Chairman Suite has an entire closet and dressing room area. The master bedroom features a hair/make-up area and L-shaped couch. One of the four bedrooms in a Chairman Suite includes floor-to-ceiling Strip views, seating and space. A bed faces one flatscreen TV of the up to 25 in a Chairman Suite. Even the bathroom has a TV. The bathroom in a Chairman Suite features his and hers vanities with double the space and amenities. The bathroom toiletries include Paiza products from The Venetian Macao in China. Robes hang in the bathroom of a Chairman Suite. A work station in a Chairman Suite includes a Mac desktop, ample space, privacy and artwork. The Chairman Suite also has its own work out room with a bike and treadmill. The movie/entertainment room in a Chairman Suite packs three TVs, a wraparound sofa and tons of technology in. A movie/entertainment room in a Chairman Suite includes microphones and remotes. The work out room room includes a sauna. The Chairman Suite even includes a massage room. The master bedroom in a Chairman Suite includes a lounge with a work station. The bathroom in a Chairman Suite features a bathtub with views over the Strip and a standing shower. At The Venetian’s Public House, the beer lines visibly run from the cooler, along the ceiling, directly into the taps at the bar. The ever-changing list includes some interesting, harder-to-find varieties, and there are several flights on the menu for a tasting. Mario Batalio and partner Joe Bastianich opened fine dining B&B Ristorante in The Venetian, followed by the more casual B&B Burger & Beer. Award-winning music producer Larry Rosen and The Venetian have teamed up to bring to life “Georgia on My Mind: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles”. Peter DeCrosta of Marlboro, N.Y. strikes a pose with a a sculpture of Jennifer Lopez in Madame Tussauds at The Venetian. Graeme Troll of London takes a photo of his son Peter, 8, as he shoots over a wax sculpture of Shaquille O’Neal in in Madame Tussauds. Sofia Wang, 7, of Chicago poses with a Hulk sculpture in Madame Tussauds. Set your wedding ceremony in this chapel, on a white gondola, at the Weddings Bridge or by the Palazzo Waterfall. The outdoor terrace, also available, seats up to 25. Rose petals form a heart in the wedding chapel, one of seven venues at the resort. The Venetian also offers proposal packages complete with a planner, roses and photos of the big question. Here, a wedding bouquet and candles from a ceremony are shown. All of the treatments at Canyon Ranch Spa are centered around Aquavana®, a European-inspired aquathermal oasis offering intriguing treatment suites designed to relax your muscles, enrich your blood with oxygen and rid your body of toxins. The Canyon Ranch SpaClub in The Venetian features three co-ed gathering spaces. The Conservatory, seen here, offers intimate seating, soothing music and complimentary fresh fruit, infused water and tea. Floor supervisor Freddy Paniaqua teaches blackjack for free at The Venetian casino. Comedian and “2 Broke Girls” writer Whitney Cummings announces the lineup for The Venetian’s female comedian residency, Lipshtick.