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The Venetian & Palazzo Casino Resort
Style: Notably Sustainable
Venice made manifest on the Las Vegas Strip, with two luxury hotels and multiple awards for cuisine, spa, and unparalled commitment to sustainable design
Venice wasn’t built in a day – nor was Las Vegas, now over 100 years old. However, the population of Las Vegas has more than doubled in the last 20 years. Today, there are about 150,000 hotel rooms in the “city that never sleeps.” And over 7,000 of these rooms are located in the mega-sized, mega-green, and mega award-winning resort destination — the Venetian & Palazzo, a joint hotel and casino resort.
The Palazzo and its adjoining predecessor, the Venetian, occupy a prestigious address on the Las Vegas Strip — the site of the famous Sands Hotel from the 1950s. The Sands was demolished in 1996 to make way for the mixed-use development that would include everything under the sun: two casino hotels, a world-class spa, a high-end retail mall, a museum, restaurants featuring a “who’s who” of culinary masters, and a state-of-the-art convention center, the Sands Expo and Convention Center.
The 36-story Venetian opened first, in 1999, and now offers 4,027 suites. The hotel’s most unique feature is its meandering “Grand Canal.” It is certainly a new concept for a hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, and who wouldn’t want to be waterside in a desert! Gondolas carry guests to restaurants, luxury shopping (“Grand Canal Shoppes”), and to the Palazzo Hotel.
Among the destinations along the Las Vegas Grand Canal is the Guggenheim Heritage Museum, whose art treasures complete the parallel universe with the magnificent Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice.
The Palazzo’s casinos opened in time for New Years Eve 2007, followed by the hotel’s debut in January, 2008. The 50-story Palazzo offers 3,066 suites plus additional retail and dining. The guest suites of the Venetian and Palazzo are each elegantly designed, furnished, and well appointed without being overdone, by Las Vegas standards. The interiors of each hotel reflect the rich details, textures and finishes reminiscent of Venice, Italy, one of the world’s most loved vacation destinations and now replicated in the most popular convention city in the world.
The dining experience is an international extravaganza, with 39 restaurants, bistros, lounges and poolside settings. Featured fine restaurants in the Palazzo include: steakhouse specialties of Wolfgang Puck’s CUT and Mario Batali’s Carnevino, and modern American cuisine of Emeril Lagasse’s Table 10. In the Venetian, there is Mario Batali’s B&B Ristorante, Emeril’s Delmonico steakhouse, the famous Valentino Restaurant from California, American cuisine of Wolfgang Puck at Postrio, and seafood of Tom Maloney’s Aquaknox. Aquaknox features a chef’s table, with direct views into the kitchen.
Cocktails and select menus are also served in a variety of lounges throughout the hotel complex. The Lagasse Stadium is ideal for broadcast sports viewing.
To complete this luxury experience, guests may enjoy the award-winning Canyon Ranch SpaClub, part of the world-renowned Canyon Ranch Spa. The spa features specially-designed services and programs for couples and expectant mothers, and there are even treatments specifically for feet!
We wholly applaud that literally every square foot of this extraordinary resort hotel and convention center has now earned LEED certification for excellence in sustainable design. Originally awarded LEED Silver Certification for new construction of the Palazzo, just two years later the entire complex earned LEED Gold Certification as an existing building. This is the largest LEED certified building in the world, and it is a remarkable achievement.
Image source: Las Vegas Sands Corporation
Awards and certifications
Below are the awards and accolades gained by The Venetian & Palazzo Casino Resort
- 2008 - LEED Silver New Construction
- 2010 - LEED Gold Certification Existing Building
- 2010 - Travel & Leisure World's Best Award
- AAA Tripe Diamond Award
- American Culinary Assocation - Gold Platter Award
- Conde Nast Gold List
- Forbes Travel Guide - Best Hotel & Resort Spa: Canyon Ranch Spa
- SpsFinder Magazine - Best Casino Hotel Spa: Canyon Ranch Spa
The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino
3325 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109