A growing retirement and family city, Las Vegas is the 31st-most populous city in the United States, with a population of 583,756. The city is one of the top three leading destinations in the United States for conventions, business, and meetings.Today, Las Vegas is one of the top tourist destinations in the world.
Established in 1905, Las Vegas was incorporated as a city in 1911. At the close of the 20th century, Las Vegas was the most populous American city founded in that century (a distinction held by Chicago in the 19th century). The city's tolerance for various forms of adult entertainment earned it the title of Sin City, and this image has made Las Vegas a popular setting for films and television programs.
Our hotel, the Platinum, left the following celebration items in our room. This hotel was exceptional and I awarded a 5 star recommendation on 'Trip-Advisor'
|Gordon Ramsay has 3 (YES THREE) restaurants in Las Vegas.|
|View from our Hotel Balcony. Great view for New Year Fireworks (Pictures at end of this Blog entry)|
|Paris Casino, adjacent to Bally's Casino|
|Fountain display in front of Caesars Palace Casino|
|This machine was making rude noises, not sure why.|
|The Hotel Casino's are so large, they paint the ceiling to look like sky!|
|'Vegas the Show' - Super performance.|
|Disney Hotel and Casino|
|Venice Hotel and Casino|
Finally, what better view of the new year celebrations than from the balcony of our Hotel.