Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

The Hard Rock Hotel takes its rock ‘n’ roll theme beyond interior decoration–the place is a shrine to rock and its superstars. Throughout the circular-shaped casino are priceless treasures, such as Elvis’ jumpsuit, Elton John’s piano, a round bar that Kiss performed on and a gold-plated 32-saxophone chandelier. There are also dozens of museum-like displays of rock memorabilia, such as Beatles collectibles, vintage records, guitars, drum sets and much more. Selected as one of the top 25 coolest places to stay in the world by Condé Nast Traveler magazine, the Hard Rock Hotel is geared to the stylishly hip crowd. The casino is well-placed in the center of the hotel, with other amenities and services located around it. Players will find the usual table games and machines, but with a rock ‘n’ roll twist–some of the slots have guitar necks for handles, and the gambling chips have Jimi Hendrix on them.

Reflecting a Southern California influence, the Hard Rock’s pool area has a sandy beach lagoon and hillside gardens plus a row of tent cabanas. You’ll also find spas and whirlpools and rock music piped underwater.

True to its mission, the Hard Rock’s showroom–The Joint–is one of the best places in town to experience a rock concert. The atmosphere is more of an intimate club than a concert hall, and the acoustics and light shows are outstanding.

The 340 guest rooms and suites are bright-and-airy–California modern with French doors, dark wood furniture, crimson bedding and tropical drapes. An expansion that will more than double the number of rooms began in 1998.

Other amenities include four restaurants, a cocktail lounge, an athletic club with exercise equipment and men’s and women’s steam rooms and showers, and a retail store that sells a wide variety of Hard Rock merchandise.