It's amazing what a little MTV can do for a place.
The Palms went from little known hotel off the Strip to rock star status in 2002 thanks to "The Real World." Needless to say, the Palms represents this generation well.
The Palms' rock star status can be seen all over the hotel from the swanky Ghostbar to the Hardwood Suite. But when rock stars look to cool off, where else do they go but the pool. And it wouldn't be the Palms Pool if they didn't put together several events to keep you in that party mood.
There are two acres of swimming pools in an opulent outdoor playground that can hold up to 3,000 guests. The fun often gets going on Thursdays with live DJs and concerts featuring some of your favorite performers, and then continues into Friday with "Ditch Fridays" -- a good excuse if ever there was one to play a little hooky from responsibilities and enjoy some poolside fun. The Palms Pool often follows those up with Saturday and Sunday parties. Plus, last year saw the addition of Palms Pool Nighttime -- with concerts by big-name artists like Diddy.
When you walk out of the Palms and into the pool area you are quickly met with two options: the tantalizing bar on the left or the sparkling pool on your right. If you opt out, at least momentarily, on a round of drinks we won't blame you, but don't worry, after you're done trying out your best Michael Phelps impersonation, you will be right on top of another bar.
The third bar is located conveniently in the middle of the two pools and directly under the third pool. That's right, we said under and no, you don't have to have the air capacity of a dolphin. The third pool sits one level above and provides views of both lower level pools and parts of the Strip.
The pool on the far end of the complex features a six-inch deep wading pool on two sides where you will find several lounge chairs in the water that will ensure you keep you cool when the temperature hovers in the triple digits.
On the outside of the pool area are a number of other lounge chairs, daybeds and cabanas. The cabanas are a must-see just for their design. The bottom level along the far side of the pool is called the "Cave," which is fitting considering these cabanas look as if they were dug into the wall and accented with stone work on the outside. On the upper level is the "Candle," which has a tent-like top that lights up during nighttime hours.
The DJ booth sits near the back pool where DJs such as Seany Mac, Exodus, Lisa Pittman and Mark Stylz are in charge.
-- By Staff Member
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