31 Jan Where 19 Stylish People Always Stay in Las Vegas
Las Vegas: What some call tacky is what we call an entire populace sans judgment. This is a town where (most) adults come to stay in hermetically sealed Carnival-esque casino hotels on the Strip, which is essentially a four-mile-long version of Times Square. It’s where renowned artists like James Turrell display their work in Louis Vuitton storefronts, and Elvis impersonators still get gigs singing to the likes of Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner on their wedding day.
If you’re traveling to Las Vegas for the slot machines, showgirls, and antics, you’re likely planning to stay on the Strip, where there are thousands of rooms with highly competitive rates (even the nicest stays are often under $200 a night). What you save in overnight fare you’ll certainly spend on clubs, casinos, and shows — even with Adele recently canceling her residency due to Omicron concerns, this year still has performances by Lionel Richie, Sting, Bruno Mars, and Bad Bunny on deck — as well as splashy restaurants, like one from Bobby Flay, and otherwise over-the-top attractions like a new museum dedicated entirely to Kiss. But staying in Vegas doesn’t prescribe a stay on the Strip; there are plenty of off-Strip hotels, including one that puts you right next to Red Rock Canyon’s hiking trails. To parse the dazzling Vegas-sphere, we talked to 19 savvy travelers who work in everything from architecture to hospitality to the sexual-wellness industry to see where they stay. Here’s what they shared, from the high-octane casino that books Diplo-level acts to the kitschy motel with a retro pool. Read the article