The Venetian and Orbitz invited me as a guest to experience the resort. As always, opinions and photos are my own.
Something for everyone at The Venetian
This past weekend I stayed at The Venetian and was able to experience different parts of the resort. One of the highlights was attending the opening of David Chang’s new restaurant at The Venetian, Majordōmo Meat & Fish. As a huge Momofuku fan and having heard glowing reviews of the Los Angeles flagship, I was excited to see what he came up with for Vegas.
In addition, the last time I was in town was a quick stopover where we had just enough time to catch a show and fly out the next morning. This trip allowed me to experience the food, accommodation and extravagance that Vegas is known for.
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Of all the hotels on the Strip, The Venetian was most appealing to me since it’s based off of beautiful Venice. However, I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about being amongst replications versus the real thing. So I took an art and architecture tour to learn about the history and how they built the space to fully immerse myself.
I learned the hotel hired a team of artists, architects, and experts to replicate the city of Venice. The parts that face the strip are exact replicas of whatever it resembles in real life. They used green stone from the Italian Alps, solid Botticino marble for the columns and hired Italian artists to hand paint the frescoes that adorn the hotel ceilings and original Baroque inspired murals! They really took every detail into consideration and did an outstanding job replicating it to a T!
The Venetian and Palazzo buildings are connected and easily walkable. For someone who’s normally walking miles exploring, I appreciated that everything was so close and convenient. Best part–we didn’t need to leave the resort to go to any restaurants or activities!
Where to eat and drink
There are over 40 restaurants at The Venetian, from the simple to the extravagant. It’s a foodie’s dream, with so much yumminess all in one building.
Some of my favorite experiences included dim sum brunch at Mott 32, cocktails at Rosina Bar, a gorgeous Art Deco inspired cocktail bar or The Dorsey, milkshakes at Black Tap and Latin-inspired cuisine at Chica. We only had samples of key dishes during the Majordōmo Meat & Fish opening, but it was a flavorful peek of what’s to come. Can’t wait to go back once the restaurant officially opens the end of the month!
What to do
There’s something for everyone at The Venetian. While the casino is always popular, I opted for some other low-key activities around the resort such as:
Art and Architecture tour: Learned about the building design inspired by the art and architecture of Italy. Highlights include Renaissance frescoes, an installation originally created for Burning Man and the Campanile Tower from Venice. Meets daily in The Palazzo lobby at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Gondola Ride: A visit to The Venetian wouldn’t be complete without a ride down the Grand Canal. Who doesn’t love floating under bridges and next to cafes while being serenaded by a gondolier? There are indoor and outdoor rides in traditional gondolas.
Pool and garden deck: Inspired by the Italian Riviera, the various pool decks are adorned with lush plants and gardens. They offer private cabanas as well as deck chairs to use.
Canyon Ranch Spa: I couldn’t believe one of the world’s largest day spas was inside The Venetian. There are over 150 services in this 134,000-square-foot space that include a 40-foot rock wall, fitness class, personal trainer, Aquavana® suite of thermal environments, salon and restaurants.
How to Get There
There are many ways to get to The Venetian. Get the best deals by booking through Orbitz.
By land: Most people drive to Las Vegas and is the easiest way to get around. Surrounding freeways include Freeway 15 (connecting Salt Lake City and California), Freeway 515 (Fort Mojave Indian reservation in the south) and Freeway 215 encircles most of the city.
The Venetian guests can get special rates with Hertz Car Rental.
Uber and Lyft are also available.
Parking is free. Valet parking and self-parking are provided as a courtesy to all guests.
By Air: Many airlines fly direct into McCarran Airport. Popular destinations include New York (5 hours 30 mins); Los Angeles (1 hour 15 mins); London (10 hours 20 min); Toronto (4 hours 40 mins).
Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service is provided by Bell Trans for Gold and Platinum members of Grazie plus one guest.
3355 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada
Thank you to The Venetian for the perfect Vegas getaway. All opinions and photos are my own.