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Vegas - 2017 - Issue 3 - Summer - Tyson Beckford

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‒ Secret Source ‒ AUBREY AND BRISTOL MARUNDE fronting a waterfall and tropical foli- age, is set to become one of the west side's popular eateries. 221 N. Rampart Blvd., 702-869-7777; LAKE LAS VEGAS A renovation that includes the new Lake Las Vegas Sports Club, the return of Reflection Bay Golf Course to its original Jack Nicklaus Signature Design, spruce-ups to the Hilton and Westin resorts, and six new lakeside neighborhoods has rejuvenated the 320-acre oasis that is Lake Las Vegas. Henderson, off Lake Mead Parkway and Lake Las Vegas Parkway, 866- 322-3583; MANDALAY BAY The gold-plated palace at the south end of the Strip is the focal point of a resort complex that also features a sprawling pool playground, aquarium, and events center. 877-632-7700; MANDARIN ORIENTAL Traditional Eastern influences mix with a minimalist modern aesthetic. A hidden gem is Twist, by Michelin three-star chef Pierre Gagnaire, for its witty takes on traditional French cuisine. After lounging in the spa (inspired by Shanghai in the 1930s), head to the 23rd-floor Tea Lounge for breathtaking views. The cabanas around the hushed, very grown-up pool are some of the best in town. 702-590-8888; MGM GRAND Guarded by a 45-foot-tall bronze lion, this massive 5,000-plus-room hotel is home to the nightclub Hakkasan and restaurants from celebrity chefs Emeril Lagasse, Tom Colicchio, and Masaharu Morimoto (the brand-new Morimoto Las Vegas), among many others. INSIDER TIP: Available exclusively to "qualified guests," The Mansion at MGM Grand, a decadent 29-villa retreat within the resort, features lux- uries like antique furnishings and a Michelin three-star Joël Robuchon restaurant abound. 877-880-0880; visitors. With brand-new penthouses, the hotel is newly catering to the high-roller crowd. 702-698-7000; THE CROMWELL This boutique hotel plays host to Giada De Laurentiis's eponymous restaurant, Salvatore Calabrese's bar Bound, and the rooftop Drai's Beachclub & Nightclub. The rooms are quirky, with a steampunk vibe, but the hotel is one of the best-located for those who love to walk the Strip. 702-777-3777; DELANO LAS VEGAS The breezy sophistication of Miami's original Delano meets grandly modern desert décor at this boutique hotel at Mandalay, which occupies its own tower. The more than 1,000 suites each measure at least 725 square feet and feature a white-on-white color scheme. Don't miss the serene Bathhouse Spa or Alain Ducasse's 64th-floor kingdom, the French Riviera-themed Rivea. 702-632- 7888; ENCORE LAS VEGAS Wynn Las Vegas's sister resort is home to a dynamic collection of suites, restaurants, and indoor/outdoor entertainment venues, including Encore Beach Club and XS Nightclub. INSIDER TIP: The Tower Suite lobby bar is one of Las Vegas's power rooms for casual meetings and drinks with clients. 702-770- 7000; FOUR SEASONS LAS VEGAS This rare boutique Four Seasons hotel provides a casino-free respite from Vegas gaming. Guests have their own entrance and elevator, as well as access to babysitters, making this a family favorite. The brunch at the recently renovated Veranda is a huge draw, and the restaurant is the weekday breakfast and lunch spot of local and visiting power brokers, casino executives, and Hollywood elite. 702-632-5000; GREEN VALLEY RANCH RESORT, SPA & CASINO Just a short drive from the Strip, Green Valley's lush Mediterranean-style resort has an award-winning spa and a clutch of great new restaurants, includ- ing Bottiglia (Italian) and Borracha (an upscale Mexican cantina). Just reno- vated at 15 years old, the 500-room resort is newly glam—its lobby lined in travertine marble from Peru, its prom- enade featuring Spanish limestone columns, and its Race and Sports Book boasting 12-by-21-foot high-def LED video displays, the best in the industry. 702-617-7777; HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO Embrace Vegas's rock 'n' roll spirit at this memorabilia-filled resort with mul- tiple nightlife venues, theaters, and action-packed pools, located one mile off the Strip on Harmon Avenue. Plenty of guests come for concerts at The Joint and stay for the outrageous pool scene. Meals at the 24/7 diner Mr. Lucky's are one of the best deals in Las Vegas, and there's a lesser-known (but no less delicious) Nobu outpost. Culinary Dropout and Pink Taco both have out- door patios that overlook the pools. 702-693-5000; JW MARRIOTT LAS VEGAS RESORT & SPA This grand Spanish colonial-style resort 20 minutes west of the Strip on 50 acres of gardens is a locals' escape for its Spa Aquae and one of the best‚ —and most sedate—pool scenes around. It's also minutes from TPC Las Vegas, and its new steakhouse, Hawthorn Grill, WHO: Hosts, Flip or Flop Las Vegas, HGTV. FLIP FINDS: "We love to shop at the home stores in Tivoli Village including the stylish RH Las Vegas (340 S. Rampart Blvd.; 775-464-0770; and the unique décor items at Cherry Hills Market (440 S. Rampart Blvd.; 702-848-4441;" DINING VIBES: "We love Strip Steak (Mandalay Place; 702-632-7200; for its amazing food, and Whist Stove and Spirits at The District in Henderson has an awesome outdoor dining area, a very cool eclectic style, and an awesome local vibe." AUBREY'S HAIR STORY: "I've been going to Lacey Leanos for years, and she moved to Look Style Society when it opened (Tivoli Village; 430 S. Rampart Blvd.,; 702-712-4345; lookstyle The salon design and décor are some of the nicest in Vegas!" SWEET TRADITION: Bristol loves Freed's Bakery (9815 S. Eastern Ave.; 702-456-7762; "because of their amazing chocolate cakes! We get our kids' birthday cakes made there every year. I love their customization: If you can dream it, they can make it." The SOURCE: SPACE 106 VEGASMAGAZINE.COM

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