Fresh. Fun. These weren't the words associated with the Tropicana Las Vegas - A Doubletree by Hilton, a rare remaining Las Vegas landmark having opened in 1957. But they are now.
Located on the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue, this revitalized property sits at the southern end of the Strip and within walking distance to many of the city's large-scale resorts and favored attractions. Tropicana Las Vegas has embraced a South Beach-inspired theme, complete with a four-acre pool and beach club area. It even boasts a fresh redesign of every hotel room and suite.
Tropicana Las Vegas currently has three unique dining venues that provide innovative eating experiences. Enjoy a menu of Italian fusion cuisine at the trattoria Bacio, or tuck into perfectly prepared steaks and fresh seafood at the elegant steakhouse Biscayne Steak, Sea and Wine. Whether you're hungry for the basics or want to try something completely different, you'll discover both -- along with spectacular views of the pools -- at the Beach Café. Snack on sandwiches, slices of pizza, pastries and gourmet coffees at the South Beach Food Court.
Guests can take in a variety of entertainment at the Tropicana. An area of white leather chairs and opulent red fabrics creates a classic Vegas experience at the Tropicana Lounge. Enjoy imaginative cocktails with sports broadcasts and live music provided there during the weekends. Tropicana Las Vegas also features the Laugh Factory Las Vegas, showcasing comedy's top stars as well as emerging talent.
A treatment at Glow, A Mandara Spa is a relaxing experience. The décor here fuses beach, stone and jungle elements, which enhance the pleasure of traditional and contemporary health and skin care. Experience unique spa services that were developed to relax, rejuvenate and pamper the body and soul, such as the Sweet and Spicy Orange Body Scrub and the Bamboo Massage.
After your heavenly spa trip, come back down to earth in the vibrant casino. Much of the gaming action takes place amid the tables that line the center of the white marble floor under the Tiffany stained glass dome, but guests will also appreciate the large upgraded race and sports book operated by CG Technology.
With good restaurants, spa, a lagoon-like pool complex, wedding chapel and a 60,000-square-foot high-tech conference center, the Tropicana Las Vegas offers everything for singles, couples and traveling executives -- including that all-encompassing laid-back South Beach vibe.
-- By Renée LiButti