The property did not offer an early check-in option and we did not want to book a day room elsewhere. We were the type of travelers Recharge, a new app, is targeting. Recharge is a service that allows on-demand hotel room bookings. It charges by the minute with a general half-hour minimum.
I usually go into the weekend with one or two pages of notes with the Las Vegas news. There are three pages of fun today. There’s a lot of information this week, so buckle up! I’ll try to keep everything short, sweet and easy to read.
When I get a free moment, I sift through posts, blogs, PR, hyperbole and rumors, and share some of the best stuff. Think of this as an extension of your travel “habiliments.” (Or, just maybe someone bet me $100 I wouldn’t be able to work the word habiliment into a blog post this week… maybe..)
This week we begin our look at one of the best and most exciting casino gaming resorts in the United States, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. The hotel is composed of two properties The Borgata and The Water Club Hotel at Borgata. While the marketing and promotional materials might tell a different story, there is still a very intense focus on casino gaming at Borgata.
The boutique sensibility of Lucky Dragon continues into the players club. The Dragon Club is a no frill, no-nonsense casino players club that caters specifically to gamblers.
Lucky Dragon is a heavily Asian themed casino and hotel. The dining options reflect that more than any another segment of the casino and hotel. All four restaurants inside the casino serve exclusively Asian cuisine. This is unique but speaks loud and clear as to who their desired customer is.
When choosing a hotel, it’s good to understand a little bit about it so you know what to expect. Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino has the goal to be Las Vegas’ first hotel and casino that was designed specifically to create an authentic Asian cultural and gaming experience. This was on my mind when I drove up to valet at Lucky Dragon Las Vegas.
Before Lucky Dragon opened over the weekend, the last casino to open that was built from scratch was the Cosmopolitan. That hotel and casino opened way back in 2010. Sure SLS Las Vegas, Downtown Grand, and The Cromwell have opened since then, but they were built using the bones of the Sahara, Lady Luck (NAME) and Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall respectively.
On a recent cruise in the Bahamas I skipped the usual shore tours and opted instead for a quiet, serene, out of the bustle restaurant a friend had recommended to me.
The casino & resort opened on August 5, 1966. This year marks its 50th anniversary and Caesars Palace Entertainment is taking the entire year to celebrate.