The legendary The Venetian Resort Las Vegas celebrates 23 years this month, and its sister property The Palazzo commemorates 15 years in December. But the dual casino-resort complex doesn’t rest on its past glories — it continues to evolve and innovate with new venues, restaurants, amenities and entertainment.
Whether you want to party in a sprawling day club or get VIP treatment at an exclusive lounge, these new experiences will make you want to check into the luxurious Italian-themed mega-resort:
Enjoy Exclusive Lounge Access
The Prestige Club Lounge, previously available only at The Palazzo (on the 23rd floor), expands to The Venetian tower, allowing you to upgrade your stay. Receive expedited check-in; a welcome glass of prosecco; and complimentary continental breakfast, afternoon coffee or tea, and evening appetizers and handcrafted cocktails — all with Strip views and tranquil environs. The Venetian’s Prestige Club Lounge sits on the 36th floor.
Get Authentic Greek Cuisine
New to The Venetian’s Restaurant Row, estiatorio Milos is known for its seafood with fresh fish flown in from the Mediterranean. At this location of the Greek restaurant, there’s also a fruit and vegetable market where you pick what goes on your plate as an accompaniment; a raw bar with whole fish sashimi, crudos and tartares; and a yogurt room.
After dinner is sorted, expect the Greek wine to flow. Milos follows its Greek island namesake with architecture echoing the essence of Cycladic landscapes with stone, wood and Pentelikon marble.
See an Interactive Wild West Saloon Show
Hidden on the third level of the Grand Canal Shoppes inside The Venetian, Atomic Saloon Show by Spiegelworld (from the team behind Absinthe at Caesars Palace and OPIUM at The Cosmopolitan) goes beyond the Las Vegas showroom as an immersive Wild West-saloon-meets-old-world-theater-meets-upscale-nightclub. With secret rooms and tucked-away bars featuring bespoke cocktails, you will want to hang out here regularly, even without seeing the show.
Your hostess for the evening, Madam Boozy Skunkton, presides over acrobats and passersby, including a singing cowboy, nuns and Irish folk dancers. The first stop along the Atomic Saloon drinking trail is the Traveler Bar. Try an Outlaw’s Old Fashioned with bourbon, apple brandy, demerara and tobacco bitters. The barkeeps also provide a libation for your journey out of the bar — as indicated by the name, this is where to get a “Traveler.”
At the Watering Hole bar, the walls are plastered floor to ceiling with curious framed pictures and mementos from the Wild West and historic Las Vegas, including an autographed Dolly Parton photograph. Grab a cocktail before heading to your seat. Speaking of which, reserve one of Boozy Skunkton’s Bawdy Booths — they offer the best view of the show — with padded-leather benches and low marble cocktail tables. Each is named after a real brothel madam.
Expect a cocktail tower delivered to your table, like the Painted Lady with grapefruit, Lillet, rhubarb and pink peppercorn, and small bites. On the upper level, curtained-off Bang Bang Boxes around the perimeter allow you to lean over the balcony rail to enjoy the show below. Each Bang Bang Box bears the moniker of an imploded Las Vegas casino property, such as the Algiers, Dunes and Silver Slipper.
Upstairs, you are serviced by yet another bar, this one with champagne. Robin’s Nest is dedicated to the late, great Las Vegas entertainment reporter Robin Leach and looks over the entertainment shenanigans from above, as it’s imagined he’s doing now. Behind the bar is a specially commissioned oil portrait of Leach dressed in formal scarlet hunting attire as well as a photograph of him with his buddy The Gazillionaire, the host of Spiegelworld’s hit show Absinthe, at which Leach was a regular. Behind closed doors there are two private rooms: the Gazillionaire’s Den — complete with a gold throne — and The Glitterloft.
Party at Tao Beach
Tao Beach, one of Las Vegas’ first day club experiences, unveiled an all-new look that was two years in the making and doubled the size of its original footprint. Sun, relax and party in this Balinese-inspired tropical oasis with 29 cabanas — seven of which have their own plunge pools — multiple pools and a dazzling sound and lighting system.
Known for its food, drawing from the top-grossing Tao Restaurant, Tao Beach now has its own kitchen turning out sushi boats and other extravagant pool fare, such as seafood towers, sashimi carved table-side and hand rolls. Two large-scale figurative sculptures by South African artist Daniel Popper are where everyone wants to pose for a picture — a pair of mandala-decorated hands wait at the entry and a tree goddess welcomes you to the main bar. A new DJ booth, home to Alesso and Fisher, takes center stage as the venue features a stadium-style setting.
Savor Italian Staples
There is no other Strip location quite as iconic as St. Mark’s Square inside The Venetian. Punctuating that bustling energy, chef Angelo Auriana’s (from Brera Ristorante in the Los Angeles Arts District) BRERA Osteria serves housemade pastas, cured meats and more Italian favorites. For plant-based eaters, there is a four-course Chef’s Go Vegan Tasting Menu with bright dishes such as the farro polenta with beet puree, eggplant and crispy kale.
Lap Up Latin Flavors
Chef Lorena Garcia’s Chica Las Vegas, a Latin restaurant in partnership with John Kunkel’s 50 Eggs Hospitality Group (which includes Yardbird) underwent an extensive renovation and a new menu debut. It now resembles the Miami location with tropical colors that give off Cuba, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela vibes. Daniel Osorno, a Latin American graffiti artist based in Miami, created the mural featured in the lounge.
Start with a pineapple CHICA-Rita margarita and then indulge in the wagyu quesa-birria empanada and roasted meat parrillada to get a taste of everything wagyu N.Y. strip, tenderloin pinchos, lamb, venison chorizo and Meyer lemon chicken. For dessert, the Flaming Skull, the Instagram-friendly lava cake with horchata ice cream, is unmissable.