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Updated: 4/4/17
Caesars Palace

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Overview
This year marks the 50th anniversary for Caesars Palace.  However, unless you're already a "high roller", don't expect your Seven Stars card to get you much more than the privilege of using the special Seven Stars check-in in the Augustus Tower (which is shared with Diamond check-in), though with the "down" economy out there, things have improved. 

Insider Tip

A special Seven Stars/Diamond check-in is open Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m., and Saturday to Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.  When this check-in is closed, look for the special Seven Stars check-in at the main registration desk.  Alternatively, consider the Self Check In-Out kiosks located in front of the front desk.


Self-parking in an adjacent garage is complimentary, but it's a long walk if you have lots of luggage.  Seven Stars cardholders should take advantage of the complimentary valet parking on Flamingo (across from the Bellagio) because, even if you're not near the tower you eventually may be staying in, you're closer to the special Seven Stars/Diamond check-in.

And don't miss the Garden of the Gods pool area (weather permitting).


Hotel Guestrooms

Insider Tip


The former Roman Tower has reopened as the Julius Tower after a $75 million upgrade. The neutral palette of the rooms is complemented by yellows and blues. Bathrooms feature a floating double sink, stone shower with glass enclosure and lighted vanity mirrors.
The Augustus Tower (which just underwent renovations) and the new Julius Tower (see Insider Tip) are the premier locations, as far as I'm concerned
even though the Octavius Tower is technically the newest, but any of the other towers offer rooms designed with class and elegance.

Unless you're staying in the Augustus, Forum, Julius or Palace Towers, there are no longer coffeemakers in the rooms.  [Keurig single-serve coffeemakers currently can be found in the Augustus, Forum, Julius and Palace Towers, but the coffee is not cheap – $15 for four "K-cups" available from the minibar, or, sometimes, they are sitting  conveniently!  right next to the brewer.  Save your comp dollars and bring your own from home or purchase a 12-pack for less than $20 at the Starbucks in the Forum Food Court (see below).]  If you're staying in the Augustus Tower, you can take the elevator down and walk over to Seven Stars/Diamond Registration where there is complimentary coffee, tea and
– until they run out cookies available throughout the day.

Refrigerators are sent only upon request and, unless you want to get hit with additional charges, don't even think about moving things around in the minibar to make room for your personal items!


Participates in the PetStay program.
Caesars Palace has switched out the bedding in its Augustus and Octavius Towers. The double sheeting, as well as the combination of duvets and coverlets, has been replaced by triple-sheeting. Guest comments have been favorable, according to management.  And, while they’re still available in the suites, guest robes have been removed from all other rooms. Apparently, a vast majority of the robes went unused for an extended period of time. Seven Stars cardholders not staying in suites can request robes by contacting Guest Services.

 

Insider Tip

Searsucker is "Top Chef" alum Brian Malarkey's contemporary spin on American classic comfort foods, set in a laid-back atmosphere. Reward Credits are accepted, but at 2:1.  The menu is anchored by Searsucker staples such as the 38 oz. bone-in rib eye “tomahawk”, eggs + bacon “pork belly” featuring a soft poached egg with brown butter hollandaise, as well as the beer-braised short rib + horseradish + fried onions with pan sauce and butter potato. Signature sides such as jalapeño-chorizo “corn off the cob” and fried Brussels sprouts + walnuts with anchovy red wine jalapeño vinaigrette will round out the bill of fare.  Other locations already open are in San Diego and Del Mar, Calif., and Austin, Tex.

Casino Overview

The sprawling casino flows from one themed area to another and features all the typical slots and table games one would expect.  Complimentary drink service in the casino is relatively frequent; and dealers, slot attendants and servers all are extremely friendly and helpful.


Caesars Palace also boasts a relatively new bar in the enlarged sports book, as well as a poker room.  The sports bar has a special VIP seating area.


Dining, Entertainment and Nightlife

The Colosseum, Caesars main showroom, is currently home to a rotating group of performers such as Elton John, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain.  Comedians such as Jerry Seinfeld and Chelsea Handler fill in the blanks between musical headliners.  (Check schedules for exact showtimes and performance days.)


The Shadow Bar has closed and has been transformed into VISTA Cocktail Lounge, a whole new nightlife experience by the Hakkasan Group.  Hakkasan operates Omnia Nightclub, arguably, the hottest club in the world right now.  Show your Seven Stars card for priority entrance and complimentary admission for up to two people.


The largest lounge in the casino is Alto Bar, located in the space formerly occupied by the Seahorse Lounge, across from Omnia, near the Sports Book.  Alto has several private booths equipped with personal televisions.  In addition the bar has more than 15 televisions and 18 video poker machines.   An adjacent private room can accommodate up to 30 guests for dining or meeting.


Another place to enjoy a cocktail is Fizz next to the Colosseum, designed by Elton John and his husband.  Check out the VIP section in a balcony overlooking the main floor.  You can use your Reward Credits, but at a ratio of 2:1.


Located in the area formerly occupied by Hyakumi Japanese restaurant, with a little additional space taken from Old Homestead, is the Montecristo Cigar Bar.  The cigar lounge, adjacent to Old Homestead and across from Nobu Restaurant and Lounge, pairs notable cigar offerings with fine whiskeys, small bites and more, in a contemporary 4,000 sq. ft. environment.  Cigar aficionados will find a retail area and humidor offering brands like its namesake Montecristo, in addition to Romeo Y Julieta, H. Upmann, Padron, La Flor Dominicana, Arturo Fuente, Ashton, San Cristobal, La Aroma de Cuba, Mi Amor, Las Antilles, My Father, and others.  Top-of-the-line accessories also are available.   Throughout the entire Montecristo Cigar Bar space is a state-of-the-art ventilation system, ensuring guests a comfortable and fresh visit. The 100-seat bar/lounge and gaming area offers guests four distinct experiences: the signature bar, the library, the courtyard and the vault room.  The centerpiece of the bar/lounge features bar-top gaming and plush seating.  An oversized video wall includes nine television screens.  Montecristo also serves guests a number of dishes to complement the space, e.g., a selection of domestic and imported cheeses, charcuterie, spicy pork rinds, and house-made vegetable chips.  Lavazza coffee also will be available, including tableside French pressed coffee.


Dining choices run the gamut from the Old Homestead Steakhouse (replacing Nero's) ask for Kevin, according to one reader, Searsucker (open in the area formerly occupied by Munchbar, but expanded see Insider Tip), Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill, Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill (replacing Bradley Ogden), Rao's, Nobu, Brioche by Guy Savoy (formerly the small Payard outlet near the front entrance), Stripside Cafe & Bar, located in a building separate from the hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip, Beijing Noodle No. 9, the decadent (and expensive!) Guy Savoy and Mr Chow.   With restaurants in Beverly Hills, Malibu, New York, Miami and London, Mr Chow is located in the space formerly occupied by Empress Court, overlooks the Garden of the Gods Pool, and was designed by Michael Chow himself.  Guests not only can dine on Beijing duck – hand-carved tableside by the chef, fried Gambei seaweed and hand-pulled noodles, but also are entertained nightly by a giant ceiling sculpture that opens and closes with lighting.   It keeps on changing not just color but different shapes.


The former Cypress Street Marketplace has reopened as the Forum Food Court, right.  Look for Smashburger, Starbucks, Romaine Empire, Earl of Sandwich, Phillip’s Seafood Express, Tiger Wok & Ramen, La Gloria and DiFara Pizza.

For 24-hour dining there is
Cafe Americano (replacing Central By Michel Richard, which was temporarily renamed Bistro 24) across from the hotel's front desk.

Be prepared for "sticker shock"
especially at breakfast.  Three eggs, with choice of breakfast meat, potatoes and toast is $22.  Continental breakfast is $19 and a "tall stack" of buttermilk pancakes is $20.  If you want juice, add another $8.  Coffee and tea aren't even listed on the menu, so figure at least another $5 for your favorite hot beverage.

The
Bacchanal Buffet has 500+ items, many cooked to order.


Special Seven Stars Benefits*

  • Seven Stars cardholders (and one guest) receive complimentary access to the Qua Baths and Spa (a $45 per person value), plus 25 percent off services.  Don't miss this special experience even if you haven't been to a fitness center in years.  Avoid the treadmills and stationary bikes if you must, but definitely experience Qua's signature Roman Rituals (three baths of varying temperatures), plus a unique Arctic Ice Room.

  • Look for the special Seven Stars entrance to the Bacchanal Buffet. Seven Stars and Diamond cardholders [and their guest(s)] receive a complimentary glass of house wine or champagne when dining at the Bacchanal Buffet.

  • Check your flight status or print your boarding pass at one of the two computers inside the Seven Stars/Diamond registration area.

  • Guests may claim any offers they’ve qualified for at a distribution location near the Seven Stars/Diamond registration desk in the Augustus Tower.  Previously, guests were required to walk through the casino to the convention space – about 100 yards. 
Seven Stars Lounge

Caesars has a so-so Diamond Lounge – actually, it's called a Seven Stars/Diamond Lounge. Unfortunately, it has about as much atmosphere as the basement rec room in a 1950s ranch house. (If Rick or Richard is bartending, you'll have a particularly great time. They are personable and know how to fix great cocktails. David, who used to work there, is now at Rao's. Debra, one of the servers who used to work in the old Seven Stars Lounge, is terrific, too. She's a former U.S. Airways flight attendant, so she knows a thing or two about customer service.) Guests used to the comparatively "lavish" buffets in Atlantic City will be extremely disappointed at the lounge fare in Las Vegas. Caesars apparently has put all its Diamond Lounges on a "Mediterranean Diet," but it's a nice selection of hummus, pita triangles, pretzels, potato chips, bruschetta, etc., and while many will disagree, it's a nice change of pace from the hoagies and hot dogs that used to be the main attraction. Starting at 4 p.m. (until it runs out), the lounge serves hot food, e.g., chicken wings, mini-burritos, etc. Online computers are available for guests to check email or print boarding passes.


Should You Choose This For Your Annual Retreat?

Las Vegas remains the gaming mecca in the United States, and is probably the most popular destination for Seven Stars trips.  With eight other Caesars properties in town (Bally's, The Cromwell, Flamingo, Harrah's, The LINQ, Rio, Planet Hollywood and Paris), dozens of restaurants, nightclubs, golf, showrooms, the Forum Shops at Caesars (and other shops located inside Caesars properties), spa treatments, and relaxing by the pool (weather permitting), it would be easy to spend four nights (and $500) here – especially since you can "cross charge" to your room any meals, spa treatments, etc., even if they take place at another Caesars property in Las Vegas.  For those without other transportation, complimentary shuttles for Total Rewards®  members run regularly among several of the Caesars-owned casinos.

 

When you check-in, be sure to verify that your $500 comp account has been set-up.  Alcohol charged to the room counts toward your $500 in expenses, but not gratuities for meals and spa treatments.  Best advice is to keep all your receipts until you settle your final bill.

 
 

*subject to change, revision or cancellation

employee may no longer work at subject property or be unavailable due to his/her specific work schedule

 

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