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Top 10 reasons to visit Paris Las Vegas

26 August 2019

On 1 September 1999, Paris Las Vegas opened its doors to the public for the first time, meaning next week the now-iconic casino resort will be celebrating 20 years on the Las Vegas Strip. The Caesars Entertainment property has a lot to offer its guests, so if you're planning on making a trip to Vegas in the near future, here are 10 reasons to consider visiting Paris Las Vegas.

10. The history
On 18 April 1997, Bally Entertainment broke ground, and a month later began construction on Paris Las Vegas. The designers of the nearly $760 million resort had thought to make the Eiffel Tower an actual-sized replica, but because of issues with McCarran Airport, it had to be scaled down to half the original size.

Two years later, on 1 September 1999, the resort was unveiled, with a fireworks display shot from the Eiffel Tower. In the 20 years it has been on the Las Vegas Strip, Paris Las Vegas has grown and added amenities to enhance the guest experience.

9. Hexx Chocolate
Anyone with a sweet tooth who happens to be in Las Vegas needs to make their way over to Hexx Chocolate.

As you can tell from the name, the main attraction is the chocolate, but that's not all this dining venue has to offer. It also serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, with alcoholic beverages as well.

Guests who choose the chocolate route can take a tour of the chocolate-making process and learn what goes into making the various types of chocolate. The best part? It ends with a tasting.


8. Voie Spa
When I go away on a vacation, my goal is to be as relaxed as possible. One way to make sure guests are their happiest and most relaxed is with the help of a spa.

Paris Las Vegas’ Voie Spa & Salon is 25,000 square feet and features lounges, an aroma steam room, a whirlpool and a sauna.

The spa has a wide range of treatments, running from 15 minutes long up to 150 minutes long.

7. The casino ceiling
Entering into a casino, one of the things catching your attention and focus usually isn’t the ceiling. Well, at Paris Las Vegas, that tends to be the first thing you notice.

The French theme of the resort is carried out in the ceiling display. The ceiling shows a night in Paris with blue skies and clouds throughout the painting.

Another way guests feel like they're in Paris is seeing the legs of the Eiffel Tower coming through the ceiling and connecting to the casino floor.

6. Soleil pool
On 1 September, the Paris Las Vegas pool, Soleil, will host a 20th anniversary poolside brunch. Ticket options are either brunch or brunch with open bar.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. guests can have brunch underneath the Eiffel Tower and enjoy live entertainment, including synchronized swimmers, mimes and violinists.

On a typical day, Soleil is still a great place to be. Every day at the pool there is a happy hour from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. that offers two-for-one Bloody Mary’s and mimosas. Then, later in the day, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m, the pool features two-for-one frozen drinks and beer buckets for $35.

5. Redesigned rooms
The Las Vegas Strip resort is now home to 2,900 rooms. In May, Paris Las Vegas completed the final phase of its renovation with nearly 1,600 reimaged guest rooms and suites after an investment of roughly $86.8 million.

The new Burgundy Rooms feature a king or two queen beds, a 55-inch flat-screen TV, full-size desk and custom accent pieces.

Some highlights of the refreshed suites include a separate living area with a wet bar, a marble bathroom with a whirlpool tub, views of the Eiffel Tower and the option for a total of four queen beds through connecting rooms.

4. Beer Park
Want to watch sports, play games and have some drinks with friends with spectacular views of the Bellagio fountains and the Strip? If the answer isn’t yes, well, it should be. Beer Park at Paris Las Vegas is definitely a place to check out. The rooftop bar just opened a 10,000-square-foot expansion last month and Shaquille O’Neal was in attendance.

With 75 TVs, it will be tough to find a spot where you can’t see your desired game. Along with watching the game, guests can place wagers at Beer Park as well as through kiosks.

As football season approaches, Beer Park is gearing up with the recent announcement for football fans. Starting 8 September, the rooftop bar will be hosting watch parties for professional and college football games.

3. Mon Ami Gabi
You can’t have a French-themed resort without a French restaurant. Mon Ami Gabi is right on the Las Vegas Boulevard and offers a wine cart with over 80 French wines, available by either the glass or the bottle, depending on the choice.

The French restaurant is participating in the 20th anniversary festivities for Paris Las Vegas by offering a limited-time lunch menu and dinner menu during September.

Another perk that Mon Ami Gabi offers is a cooking class. The next one for 7 September, where participants will learn to cook three French dishes from the summer menu, is already sold out.

2. Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop
Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop, which sits underneath the Eiffel Tower, is a 14,000-square-foot party space that offers VIP tables with bottle service, dance floors and views of the Strip.

If you are looking to go out and have a few drinks and a fun night on a Wednesday, then Chateau is the place, because there is no admission fee for locals with an ID on Wednesday night.

If you aren’t particularly the biggest fan of today’s music, then maybe look to go on a Thursday for Moon Tower Thursdays, featuring the best songs from the '80s and '90s.

1. The Eiffel Tower
As mentioned before, the Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas is half the size of the one in Paris, France, and sits 46 stories high.

It has recently introduced a $1.7 million light show, which debuted in February.

Every 30 minutes from sunset to midnight, guests can see the show, which has 300 color-washing light fixtures and more than 800 white strobe lights on the tower's exterior.

There is also a viewing deck and a restaurant at the Eiffel Tower. The restaurant comes with views of the Las Vegas Strip and the Bellagio Fountains.

The Eiffel Tower viewing deck is a big place for parties such as birthdays and weddings. It also hosts a New Year’s Eve party, which will feature views of the fireworks and an open bar.
Top 10 reasons to visit Paris Las Vegas is republished from Online.CasinoCity.com.
Dan Ippolito

As Casino City's associate editor, Dan produces and edits all of our weekly newsletters, and writes about the gaming industry for our websites and the GPWA Times Magazine. Dan graduated from Marist College in 2017 with a degree in Communications and a concentration in Sports. Email him at daniel@casinocity.com, or follow him at @casinocity_dan on Twitter.
Dan Ippolito
As Casino City's associate editor, Dan produces and edits all of our weekly newsletters, and writes about the gaming industry for our websites and the GPWA Times Magazine. Dan graduated from Marist College in 2017 with a degree in Communications and a concentration in Sports. Email him at daniel@casinocity.com, or follow him at @casinocity_dan on Twitter.