Hotel Addict: The Venetian Las Vegas

The Venetian Las Vegas is the world’s largest five diamond resort.  The Venetian Las Vegas is an all-suite hotel that raises the bar for Las Vegas destinations. In addition to receiving the AAA Five Diamond Award, this 36-story resort has four stars from Forbes that represent the highest standard in resorts, boasting more than 3,000 elegantly dressed Las Vegas suites to put you in the lap of Las Vegas luxury.

The Venetian Las Vegas allows you to enjoy traditional European elegance.  The rooms are all European inspired suites. That same decor is repeated throughout the casino and Grand Canal Shoppes.  The Venetian Las Vegas is connected to The Palazzo Las Vegas which virtually doubles the amount of restaurants, lounges, shows and shopping at your feet while bringing you to a more traditional taste of Europe than The Palazzo Las Vegas, it's sister property. The Venetian is also home to Canyon Ranch which is one of the best spas in Las Vegas.

Every suite is 650-square feet or larger and includes a plush king-sized bed (or two similar queen sized beds) with Egyptian cotton sheets, a sunken living room, three HDTVs and lush furnishings while the bathroom includes a giant Roman tub and separate glass-enclosed shower.

If you're looking for something a little more special, The Venetian Las Vegas also boasts the exclusive Venezia Tower. The Venezia Tower has its own private pool garden, the award-winning Bouchon Restaurant and one of the most romantic wedding chapels on the Las Vegas Strip.

When you step out of your room you have two levels to enjoy The Venetian Las Vegas. The main floor houses one of the largest casinos which features one of the top poker rooms and sports books in Las Vegas. You can also find a host of restaurants from casual dining at Grand Lux Cafe and Noodle Asia to fine dining like Emeril Lagasse’s Delmonico Steakhouse and Mario Batali’s B & B Ristorante.

The second level of The Venetian Las Vegas includes the Grand Canal Shoppes which is where you can take one of the world famous indoor Gondola rides and enjoy some of the finest shopping available on the Las Vegas Strip. A big part of the charm of The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian is the "Streetmosphere" created by an international roster of classically trained singers, actors and musicians. Daily performances in St. Mark’s Square add an unexpected element of entertainment to the shopping experience and embellish the center’s unique and vibrant atmosphere. On any given day, there are approximately 30 small performances that unexpectedly delight and entertain shoppers.

After you've shopped till you're ready to drop you can enjoy TAO Restaurant, Lounge & Nightclub in the Grand Canal Shoppes, for a mix of dinner, drinks and dancing.  TAO Nightclub features a 40-foot-long outside terrace with stunning views of the Las Vegas Strip, gorgeous go-go dancers, state-of-the-art audio and lighting systems, and two main rooms each featuring varying music formats. TAO also offers eight private skyboxes with mini-bars, espresso machines, and banquettes featuring secured purse drawers, as well as European Bottle Service. If you're not for the party scene you can enjoy some of the finest Asian cuisine in the restaurant.  And now that it’s pool season, TAO Beach is the spot to get your party on during the day.

Not looking for the wild pool party experience?  Head up to the pool deck which is spread over five-acres featuring three pools, 23 cabanas and plenty of chaise lounges to bronze your skin and when you get hungry, opt for RIVA by Wolfgang Puck for some healthy eats.

If entertainment if your thing, The Venetian has a plethora of options for you to chose from. The world renowned, Phantom The Las Vegas Spectacular (runs through September 2), Blue Man Group as well as the rotating comedy acts at The Venetian Theater.