Best comeback: Tropicana
Thu, May 26, 2011 (midnight)
Photo: Steve Marcus
Gladys Knight headlines a busy showroom; the Mob Experience is up and running; the rooms are being scrubbed and renovated; and the just-opened Nikki Beach promises a busy summer on the corner of Trop and the Strip—all courtesy of a $165 million renovation under the shrewd direction of hotel chief Alex Yemenidjian. 3801 Las Vegas Blvd. S., 739-2222.
Tropicana Las Vegas sits on the south-east corner of Tropicana Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard, an intersection which has the most adjacent hotel rooms in the world, also making it one of the most busy. The hotel has 1,658 rooms, three restaurants, a 62,011-square foot casino and a spa.The Tropicana's five-acre pool complex stretches throughout the center of the the hotel/casino and remains it's most recognizable feature. It features swim-up blackjack during the summer months, a swim-up bar, dining areas and a wedding chapel. The Tropicana is also home to Brad Garrett's Comedy Club. For pre-show dining, take advantage of one the casino’s dinner and a show packages or just head over to Cafe Nikki, Biscayne Steak, Sea & Wine or Bacio Pasta & Vino.