Pool Season 2010 Update in Las Vegas

Sure, we've already touched on what you and your clients can expect in Las Vegas when the 2010 Pool Season kicks off this spring. But when we keep reading more about it in the headlines, we have to share it with you.

With the growing popularity of the city's pool destinations rivaling the lure of its nightclubs, travelers are finding that Las Vegas' 'daylife' is just as hot (or cool depending on your choice of linog) as its nightlife. This summer promises to be bigger and better than ever with the debut of three hot new pools all within Las Vegas' newest destination, CityCenter. Whether visitors want to soak up the scene at the newest pools on The Strip, go all-in at a beachside casino or dare to be bare at a luscious, adults-only retreat, daytime is the right time to dive into Las Vegas summer fun.

ARIA Resort & Casino

Guests of The Strip's newest destination resort, ARIA Resort & Casino at CityCenter, are invited to escape to a paradise offered by its three distinctive pools. Shielded by a landscape of yucca, acacia and palm trees, guests can enjoy unique water features which arc overhead as well as three hot tubs. Dozens of umbrellas fill the expansive 215,000-square-foot pool deck, providing a break from the Las Vegas sun. For a pampering experience, ARIA's cabanas pair service with high-tech indulgences like 42" LCD televisions, iPod docks and Wi-Fi Internet access. The open-air Breeze Cafe or Pool Bar allow for al fresco dining.  Pools are open to hotel guests from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through April; hours of availability will extend in the summer months.

Also at ARIA, LIQUID Pool Lounge by The Light Group is an adults-only experience. A state-of-the-art sound system and DJs set a lively mood as guests enjoy the seclusion provided by towering palms. Luxe cabanas are equipped with 40" flat-screen TVs and offer chaise lounges, plush daybeds and access to two semi-private dipping pools. For poolside refreshments, LIQUID features a menu with such choices as King Crab & Jalapeno Tacos and LIQUID-Ritas. LIQUID is open to the public Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. through April 30 and will be open daily beginning May 1.  Guests must be 21 years of age or older.

For more details on ARIA's pool offerings, visit www.arialasvegas.com.


The poolscape of Bellagio transports guests to Italy, without the jet lag. With five Mediterranean-inspired pools, including two heated lap pools, guests can enjoy everything from carefree lounging to a cooling workout. Set amidst citrus trees and landscaped gardens, the complex features hand-carved Italianesque stone fountains and Mediterranean-designed tile. Guests also can experience the new menu of the Pool Cafe, take cover in cabanas with semi-private patios, or revel in the attention of the pool attendants. Bellagio's pools currently are available to hotel guests 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; hours will extend during the summer months.  For more information about Bellagio's poolside indulgences, log onto www.bellagio.com.

Vdara Hotel & Spa

High above Harmon Circle on the third level of Vdara Hotel & Spa, Vdara Pool & Lounge is a pool experience that features panoramic views of CityCenter. The 40,000-square-foot poolscape is filled with chaise lounges, plush daybeds and cabanas. Reserve a special spa cabana that provides unique services. An open-air lounge pairs made-to-order cocktails with gourmet tapas including Vietnamese Summer Rolls, Yellowtail Tuna Ceviche and Fried Lobster Corn Dogs.  The pool is open to hotel guests 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.  For more on Vdara Pool & Lounge, visit www.vdara.com.

MGM Grand

A privileged playground for partygoers, glitterati and celebrities, WET REPUBLIC at MGM Grand combines the elements of the city's club scene with poolside amenities. At 53,000 square feet, the "ultra" pool features two saltwater pools and six jetted spas. Elite VIP service and entertainers are standard. WET REPUBLIC is open to the public daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Guests must be 21 years of age or older. Entry charges apply. For more information, visit www.wetrepublic.com.

The larger MGM Grand Pool complex provides almost seven acres of swimming and sunbathing areas.  Guests can enjoy four swimming pools including one lap pool, three large whirlpools, a lazy river, sparkling fountains and tropical waterfalls.  Private cabanas set the mood for relaxation while the Cabana Grille offers summer fare.  The poolscape is open to hotel guests from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. throughout April; hours extend even longer during the summer months. Visit www.mgmgrand.com for more details on MGM Grand's pool offerings and amenities.

Mandalay Bay

Mandalay Bay ups the pool scene ante with Mandalay Bay Beach. Spanning 11 acres, this oasis invites guests to body surf in the wave pool, relax in the lazy river, make sand castles on a beach filled with real California sand, hit the jogging trail or retreat to a private cabana, bungalow or villa. Just steps from the waves, the three-story glass-fronted Beachside Casino features the open-air Beach Bar & Grill on the first level; the first climate-controlled beachside gaming on The Strip can be found on the second; while the exclusive Villas Soleil reside on the third. Mandalay Bay Beach is open to hotel guests 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through April; hours will extend through the summer months.

Mandalay Bay's fun Concerts on the Beach series invites music-lovers to bring blankets, slip on their flip-flops and hit The Beach, where they can wade into the surf or rent a beach bungalow or villa for a summertime music experience.  Kicking things off this season is country music singer Gary Allan who will bring his high-energy hits to Mandalay Bay Beach April 17. More events will be announced soon.  Concerts on the Beach are open to the general public. Tickets are available through the Mandalay Bay Box Office at (877) 632-7400.

Adjacent to Mandalay Bay Beach, the adults-only Moorea Beach Club features dipping pools, chaise lounges, comfortable daybeds and private pavilions. Taking relaxation to the next level, guests also can indulge in rejuvenating poolside spa treatments. Moorea Beach Club is open to hotel guests 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.  Guests must be 21 years of age or older. Entry charges apply.

For more information on Mandalay Bay poolside amenities and entertainment, log onto www.mandalaybay.com.

The Mirage

Guests can dare to reveal (almost) all at Bare Pool and Lounge at The Mirage.  European-style sun-worshipping invites guests to experience poolside pampering - sans tan lines - while ensconced within the privacy of towering palms. DJ-spun music sets the mood at this escape, featuring intimate cabanas, plush daybeds and two luxury dipping pools. Bare is open to the public Thursday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Beginning May 1, Bare will open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Guests must be 21 years of age or older. Entry charges apply.  For more information on Bare, visit www.lightgroup.com.

The Mirage main pool complex offers a tropical oasis with two pools, jetted spas and cascading waterfalls. Cabanas offer lounge seating on private patios, flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, pool rafts and misting systems, among other amenities. Paradise Cafe and Dolphin Bar provide light summer fare and refreshments. The Mirage pool complex is open to hotel guests daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. throughout April; hours will extend in the summer months. For additional information, visit www.mirage.com.

Monte Carlo Resort & Casino

The poolscape of Monte Carlo includes The Strip's first wave pool and a meandering lazy river.  To escape the sun, guests can rent cabanas that rival some living rooms, with chairs, loveseats, coffee and end tables, privacy curtains, flat-screen TVs, telephones, ceiling fans, and more. Poolside servers offer a full range of cocktails as well as appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers and pizzas, all made to order.  Poolside massage treatments are available on weekends.  Monte Carlo's pool complex is open to hotel guests daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; hours extend longer during the summer months.  For more details, log onto www.montecarlo.com.

New York-New York Hotel & Casino

The pool at New York - New York provides views of the New York-New York skyline as well as the dives of The Roller Coaster. Sunbathers can indulge in the pool's crystal-clear sparkling waters, as well as three tranquil whirlpools. Private cabanas and poolside chair massages also are available. The pool complex is open to hotel guests from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily; hours extend longer during the summer months. For more information, visit www.nynyhotelcasino.com.

Luxor Hotel & Casino

Luxor's exotic poolscape features four large swimming pools and four whirlpools. The 125,650-square-foot complex also provides private cabanas and VIP poolside seating options. A complete poolside retail shop allows easy access to swimwear, sunglasses, sun care products and casual wear.  Grab a quick bite or cooling drink from Oasis Terrace Snack Bar or Pool Bar. Luxor's pool is open to hotel guests 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily; hours will extend during the summer months. Non-guests may purchase pool access for $10 per person.  For additional details on Luxor's poolside offerings, visit www.luxor.com.

Excalibur Hotel & Casino

A paradise fit for royalty, Excalibur's recently renovated pool area now features 60,000 square feet of tropical landscaping with four pools including a separate pool for guests 16 years of age or older,
two spas, two water slides, and Drenched restaurant and bar. Plentiful seating abounds, with the addition of 800 new deck chairs. The pool is open to hotel guests 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. For more information, log onto www.excalibur.com.

Circus Circus Hotel & Casino

Fun is the name of the game at Circus Circus whether guests experience the excitement of the hotel's Big Top circus acts or frolic in one of its colorful pools. A nearby snack bar keeps visitors refreshed while
enjoying the hot summer sun. Pools are currently open to hotel guests 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily; from Memorial Day to Labor Day, hours will extend to 9 p.m. For more information, visit www.circuscircus.com.