The Rio Las Vegas is an all suite casino Hotel located just off the famed Las Vegas Strip on Flamingo Boulevard. The Rio, opened in early 1990, was so successful that it added a 20 story expansion to its current tower, the Ipanema Tower, in 1993 and then 4 years later in 1997 opened the Masquerade Tower. In 1999 the resort was purchased by Harrah’s Entertainment.
The Rio was the first all-suite hotel casino in the Las Vegas area and today has over 2500 suites of varying sizes thast range from 600 sq. ft. to a stunning 13,000 sq. ft., and have floor to ceiling windows that provide spectacular views of the valley and strip. The Rio has a Brazilian Carnival theme, 160,000 square feet of convention space, a 50,000 bottle wine cellar, along with a variety of amenities that include a spa and salon.
As with all Harrah’s owned Las Vegas properties the Rio provides a variety of golfing options. Guests can play at Cascata, Rio Secco, and the Las Vegas National Golf Clubs. Cascata is ranked as one of the top 100 modern courses in America and the #2 golf course in Nevada by Golfweek Magazine, Rio Secco was named the #1 public course in Nevada by the Las Vegas PGA, and Las Vegas National played host to the 1996 Las Vegas Invitiational.
The Rio Spa and Salon provides a refreshing and relaxing getaway for your mind and body. The spa offers the latest in massage services, body treatments, and facials. The salon is a full service slaon providing Haircuts, hair and scalp treatments, manicures, pedicures, and makeup application. The Rio also has a state of the art fitness center offering all of the latest equipment to keep you in shape during your visit.
Shopping is an experience at the Rio’s Masquerade Village Shops. Visitors are treated to a variety of stores and boutiques that offer high end fashions, trendy men’s and women’s fashions and accessories, artworks, jewelry, watches, cosmetics, perfume, resort wear, a Harley Davidson branded clothing & toy store, and even bridal wear.
The Rio’s pool, known as Voodoo Beach, is open during the warm weather months, which usually runs from mid February or early March until early November. Voodoo Beach is a tropical themed sunbathing paradise. There are three swimming pools available with real sand beaches, waterfalls, and whirlpool spa’s. Voodoo Beach offers its guests music, rum and specialty cocktails, and cabanas with VIP service. Best of all, it is open to the public, so you do not need to be a guest of the Rio to enjoy all that Voodoo Beach has to offer.
The Rio offers an amazing choice of over a dozen restaurants to choose from. Choices are American fare that includes steaks, seafood, and deli, and a variety of international cuisines that include Japanese, Chinese, Indian, Italian, and of course Brazilian. McFadden’s Pub, a storied New York Irish pub, has opened an outpost at the Rio, offering up a variety of traditional Irish fare. The Voodoo Steak and Lounge offers excellent fine dining, with an incredilble view of the Las Vegas Strip. Located on the hotels 50th and 51st floors, Voodoo Steak provides the perfect ambiance for an intimate candlelit gourmet dinner. The Wine Cellar is home to one of the most impressive public wine collections available and offers a sampling menu that includes over 100 wine choices available by the glass and an array of breads, cheeses, and spreads. The Wine Cellar also offers excellent single malt scotches, and great port and cognac choices.
The Rio has not one, but two different buffet’s. The Carnival World Buffet and the Village Seafood Buffet. The Carnival World Buffet is consistently voted the Best Buffet in Las Vegas by the readers of Casino Player in the magazine’s Best of Gaming Awards and the Village Seafood Buffet is also consistently voted among the best seafood restaurants in Las Vegas in the Best of Gaming Awards by the readers of Casino Player Magazine.
The Rio offers a variety of entertainment options that include The Penn & Teller Show nightly (dark Thursday’s & Friday’s) in the Penn & Teller Theatre. Known for their blend of outrageous comedy and magic, the show has been a successful hit touring around the country and on New York’s Broadway amd has a permanent home at the Rio. There’s also the Voodoo Lounge, high above the strip. Here you can check out spectacular views of the Las Vegas Strip while enjoying your favorite cocktail. The Voodoo Lounge opens as a lounge early in the evening and turns into one of the city’s hottest nightclubs after the restaurant closes. Voodoo Lounge is a 2 story nightclub with an outdoor patio providing spectacular views of the Las Vegas Strip while enjoying specialty cocktails from award-winning flair bartenders.
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