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People's Choice Award :: Palazzo Las Vegas

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December 31, 2008 at 10:49 AM | by | ()

People's Choice Award: Palazzo Las Vegas

It's been an interesting year for the Palazzo Las Vegas which was the most popular hotel in 2008 here on HotelChatter. When the place finally opened last December, much of it was under construction and the rooms weren't quite ready.

Then we wandered through the casino in mid-January and it was dead. On a Friday night. Before the recession had even kicked in. Yet once the Palazzo started to open up their luxury shopping mall and new restaurants, the tide started to turn a bit.

Celebrity sightings came quick and fast after that. We managed to spend a few days in the hotel in April, experiencing all the goodies the hotel had to offer. And there's a lot. Barneys. Christian Louboutin. Ferrari. Jersey Boys. Cut. Sushi Samba.

Despite the luxury in the stores and the fine cuisine on the plates, the rooms leave a lot to be desired. Aside from questionable decor, we also questioned the craftmanship of the furnishings.

While we were there, everything seemed to be in place but they didn't actually stay in place. A handle fell off the cabinet to the minibar when we pulled to open it. And we heard another guest had her water turned off in mid-shower. Yikes.

The good news is that a chance to stay at the Palazzo will be much less expensive in 2009 as rates keep plummeting in Las Vegas. A room of $119 can be yours in January.

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