Was inevitable, celeb-magnet NYC nightspot makes a home in Sin City. Unmitigated razzle, dazzle and whatever goes along with that. Plush couches, hyper sensory lighting effects, mega DJ talent, pricey cocktails. And, of course, lots of famous faces. Oh, the glamour.


Oddly named after a piece of spiky grass, this breezy poolside playland at the new SLS hotel takes up more than 40,000 square feet and can hold nearly 2000 very pretty party people. The wild Philippe Starck designed indoor space features 28 VIP tables, “street style” calligraphy by Tarek Benaoum, and a state-of-the-state-of-the-art Funktion One sound system. Korea’s KT Corporation creates surreal digital visuals as a backdrop to all the decadent revelry.

Wing Lei

Best Chinese in Vegas. But for those in the know, it’s all about the insanely good dim sum buffet, which runs for only two weeks a year: the week of Chinese New Year, in January, and the week of Christmas, in December. Book ahead.

Cleo at the SLS

Another Tinseltown celeb-magnet newly transplanted to the desert – along with its retro glam and Mediterranean eats. Scarlett Johansson, Joe Jonas and Posh & Becks have all warned the seats at the Hollywood original, so expect the star power to be high here too.

SLS Las Vegas

LA nightlife gods sbe arrive in Sin City. Old Sahara resort now one of the chicest in town. Stylish, Euro fabulous rooms, but who’s sleeping? LiFE, Foxtail, LUX Pool and Sayers Club make up glitziest party quartet on the Strip. Epicures can choose from such on trend dining options as Bazaar Meat by Jose Andres, Katsuya by Starck, Cleo, Umami Burger. Recover in the morning at Ciel Spa or with retail therapy at Fred Segal. THE new Vegas.

Aria Resort & Casino

Preceded Cosmopolitan and SLS in rush of new generation casino hotels. Called one of most technologically forward hotels in world. More importantly, dining options include Bardot Brasserie, Carbone, Jean Georges Steakhouse, while Alibi and Deuce are two of the classiest nightspots in town. For maximum effect, book one of the spectacular Sky Suites.