Caesars Palace had its 50th anniversary in 2017. The year was kicked off with renaming the original Forum Tower the Julius Tower. The new name for the tower coincided with top to bottom renovation of the hotel rooms.
Even though Caesars Palace is already a AAA Four Diamond hotel, it’s always evolving and constantly improving. Over the years the hotel has expanded to include six hotel towers, as well as one of the busiest malls in America. It also has one of the largest nightclubs in Las Vegas and so much more. Like the rest of the hotel and casino, the restaurants and bars often change as customer tastes change.
The one constant with Caesars Palace is the brand. Caesars Palace remains the most recognized name in casinos. While it’s rated as a luxury hotel, Caesars Palace is seen more as an upper-middle-class to high-end hotel and casino. With six different hotel towers and almost 4,000 hotel rooms, there’s a room style and price point for just about everyone. The addition of the Nobu Tower at Caesars Palace brings a level of sophistication unmatched by many hotels in Las Vegas.
Caesars Palace is located in the heart of the Vegas Strip. The area between Bellagio and Caesars Palace is often considered the center of the Strip. All hotels and casinos to the north are within walking distance. The very south end of the Vegas Strip can be reached easily and without cost by walking to Excalibur and hopping the monorail to Luxor, Mandalay Bay, Delano and the Four Seasons.
Qua Spa: Qua is a massive 50,000 square-foot spa. The spa includes three Roman baths, Laconium (dry heat) Room, and Crystal Body Art Room. Additionally, it has the only snowing Arctic Ice Room in the world. Treatments include everything from individual facials to the Nobu Nagomi Ritual for large groups.
Omnia Nightclub: Omnia is a 75,000-square-foot, multi-level nightclub. The venue encompasses a large high-energy main room featuring a beautiful and humongous moving chandelier. Other featured areas at Omnia include an ultra-lounge, mezzanine and rooftop garden with beautiful views of the Vegas Strip.
Entertainment: Caesars Palace has a rich history of providing top-notch entertainment. That trend continues with Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Elton John, Jerry Seinfeld, Rod Stewart, Reba, Brooks and Dunn, and more performing regularly.
Dining: Caesars Palace has a great variety of dining, from an upgraded food court to one of the most expensive buffets ever created to the finest dining in Las Vegas
- Nobu Restaurant – The famed Asian-inspired restaurant
- Old Homestead – Steakhouse originally from New York
- Rao’s – Fine Italian dining originally from New York
- MR CHOW – Fining-dining from Beijing
- Mesa Grill – Bobby Flay’s only full-service restaurant in Las Vegas.
- Restaraunt Guy Savoy – Award winning French restaurant is one of the best in Las Vegas
- Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill – Traditional English pub grub
- Searsucker – Contemporary take on American classic comfort food
- Beijing Noodle No. 9 – A variety of Asian cuisine
- Serendipity 3 – American classics at a good old-fashioned ice cream parlor
- Payard Patisserie & Bistro – A French café, restaurant and candy store
- Cafe Americano – Traditional 24/7 casino cafe just off the lobby
- Bacchanal Buffet – This is more than your traditional cheap buffet
- Brioche by Guy Savoy – Perfect to grab a quick bite for the room
- Food court – Perfect variety of quick-serve restaurants
Pools at Caesars Palace
The pool complex is one of the biggest attractions at Caesars Palace. There are 7 different pools each with an individual identity.
- Temple Pool – The iconic pool image at Caesars Palace
- Neptune Pool – Small pool that’s perfect for hanging out
- Apollo Pool – In the southwest corner of the pool complex and has the best exposure to the sun
- Jupiter Pool – Quiet pool in the corner of the Garden of the Gods
- Fortuna Pool – Best known for having swim-up blackjack
- Bacchus Pool – VIP pool reserved for invited guests and celebrities.
- Venus European Pool Lounge – A secluded European-style (tops optional) retreat.
As you could imagine, a casino-resort the size of Caesars Palace has plenty of bars. Each bar has its own identity that makes it special from the others you’ll find around the property.
- Montecristo Cigar Bar – Three drinking areas to choose from in this cigar lounge and bar
- Vista Cocktail Lounge – Swank lounge that’s perfect for martinis and fine cocktails
- Spanish Steps – The outdoor and shaded bar is adjacent to Serendipity 3
- Lobby Bar – This is the perfect meeting place since it’s right off the main lobby and doesn’t close
- Fizz – High-end champagne lounge is a unique concept in Las Vegas
- Cleopatra’s Barge – (new concept coming soon)
- Seahorse Bar – (new concept coming soon)
- Numb Bar – Enjoy frozen cocktails right on the casino floor
The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace is a 3-level, 636,000-square-foot, shopping mall. It was added to the casino-resort in 1992. The mall has almost 300 stores. These include 19 major anchor stores like the Apple Store and 24 stores exclusive to Las Vegas, like Calvin Klein. The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace is one of the busiest malls in America.
The mall is great whether you want to go shopping, browse art, walk around or grab a meal. The Forum Shops are a “hidden in plain sight secret” when you think about the popularity of Caesars Palace. The Apple Store is one of only two in the tourist section of the Vegas Strip. It comes in very handy if you have problems with your iPhone.
The Caesars Palace casino has everything you’d want from a world-class casino resort. The original casino near the lobby is the heart of the action, but the games don’t end there. Walk toward Omnia and you’ll pass a good number of slot machines and table games.
As you pass Omnia, you’ll see the famed Caesars Palace sportsbook and sportsbook bar. Next to the sportsbook is the large poker room. This poker room is always crowded and there’s often a waiting list to play. Beyond the poker room and toward the Forum Shops you’ll find a casino with as many table games and slot machines as you’d find in some other casinos in Las Vegas. Make no mistake about it, the casino at Caesars Palace is huge.
Las Vegas dubbed itself the entertainment capital of the world. Caesars Palace has a lot to do with that branding. A star-studded list of performers, from Frank Sinatra and Liberace to Celine Dion and Calvin Harris has performed at Caesars Palace. That tradition continues today with regular performances from the latter two artists.
In addition to Celine and Calvin, Caesars Palace has a long list of resident performers. Other regular performers include Mariah Carey, Elton John, Jerry Seinfeld, Rod Stewart, and the exclusive location to see the combination of Reba, Brooks & Dunn.
Calvin Harris performs monthly at Omnia, which has a strong list of internationally renowned DJ’s performing every week. Besides Harris, most DJ’s don’t make regular appearances.
Caesars Palace must see
Architecture – Caesars Palace is such a large and unique property. Your best bet is to grab a cup of coffee at Payards, Brioche or Starbucks, and take a lap from the lobby and through the Forum Shops one morning. A tour before everyone is awake will allow you to see the unique layout and architecture of Caesars Palace with minimal distraction.
Fortuna Pool – Gamblers who visit Caesars Palace in the warmer months must play some hands of blackjack at the Fortuna Pool. This is an activity that you can’t enjoy in many other casinos on the Vegas Strip.
See Celine Dion – This is a unique show that can only be experienced in Las Vegas. The Colosseum theater was made specifically for Celine Dion’s original show. Building a performance arena that’s specific to a singer’s voice doesn’t happen anywhere but Vegas.
Visit Omnia – Las Vegas is known for its great nightclubs. Omnia is one of the newest, largest and most beautiful you’ll find anywhere in the world. Make sure you go outside to the patio lounge that looks out to the Vegas Strip
Drink, smoke or gamble at Montecristo – This bar offers high-end spirits, a large humidor stacked with cigars, and video poker. Montecristo offers a unique experience for a bar anywhere. It’s even unique for a bar inside of a Las Vegas casino and that’s why it’s a must see.
Caesars Palace Loyalty Club
Caesars Entertainment owns and operates Caesars Palace. Their loyalty club, Total Rewards, is one of the largest casino loyalty clubs in America. It’s also one of the easiest loyalty clubs for you to earn points and credits to use in a casino.
Total Rewards is one of the few national casino loyalty clubs. Caesars Entertainment operates properties from Atlantic City to Las Vegas and all around the country. Therefore, you’re not limited to earning and using points and credits in Las Vegas. You can earn points and credits at any Caesars Entertainment casino to use at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Additionally, you don’t even have to visit a casino to earn Total Rewards points and credits. This is unlike most Las Vegas casino loyalty clubs. Points can be earned through various partnerships. These range from online shopping to social games.
Total Rewards can be slightly confusing. You actually earn two different types of points at two different rates. Tier credits are the points earned that allow you to climb status to earn specific benefits. Rewards points are earned and can be redeemed for shopping, dining, etc.
Here’s a look at the different tier levels and the number of credits you’ll need to achieve the coinciding benefits:
- Gold – Entry Level, everyone starts here
- Platinum – Earn 5,000 Tier Credits
- Diamond – Earn 15,000 Tier Credits
- Seven Stars – Earn 150,000 Tier Credits (Invitation only)
You can earn Tier credits and reward points from spending money on gaming, dining, entertainment, hotel rooms, shopping, spa treatments and golf at any Caesars Entertainment property. Here’s how to earn both Reward points and Tier credits:
- Slot machines – 1 Tier Credit for every $5 you play
- Video poker – 1 Tier Credit for every $10 you play
- Table games (blackjack, three card poker, etc.) – Varies on the type of table game you are playing, your average bet and how long you play.
- Poker – Varies on the type of game you are playing and how long you play
- Hotel, dining, shopping, etc. – 1 Tier Credit for every $1
You can earn an additional Tier Credit bonus when you reach certain milestones each day. If you earn:
- 500 Tier Credits in one day, receive 125 bonus Tier Credits.
- 1,000 Tier Credits in one day, receive 1,000 bonus Tier Credits.
- 2,500 Tier Credits in one day, receive + 5,000 bonus Tier Credits. (Double bonus = Diamond status in a day)
- 5,000 Tier Credits in one day, receive 10,000 bonus Tier Credits. (Diamond status in a day)
Tier credits reset to zero on January 1. Tier status must be earned each year to maintain your status for the following year.
Each tier you reach with Total Rewards brings greater benefits. The benefits are minimal for Gold and Platinum, but really kick in when you reach Diamond. If you only visit Caesars Palace once every now and again just having the entry level card is good enough for a small discount.
If you visit Las Vegas more often, then you’ll want to consider the upper tiers. The resort fee deduction alone might make reaching Diamond worth the spend. Here’s a look at the benefits for each level of Total Rewards:
- Room discounts, special offers and more based on your activity
- Turn Reward credits into free play at a rate of $1 per 200 Reward Credits ($5 increments, up to $500 each day)
- Earn Great Gift Wrap-Up points at select properties
- Special member pricing at participating restaurants
- Exclusive pre-sale access for select shows
- Everything from Gold plus
- 15% discount at casino gift shops
- Gift up to 5,000 Reward Credits to a friend (limit of two transfers per year)
- Everything from Platinum plus
- No resort fees! (Currently up to $32 per night)
- Priority lines at hotel check-in, restaurants, casino cages and the Total Rewards Center
- Access to Diamond Lounges
- VIP Reservations Hotline
- Guaranteed Room with 72 hours notice in Las Vegas
- 15% off best available advertised rate on rooms and suites. (You’ll sometimes receive complimentary room rates at this level)
- Annual celebration dinner of $100
- 20% discount at casino gift shops
- Discounts at Total Rewards golf courses
- Turn Reward Credits into free play at a rate of $1 per 175 Reward Credits ($5 increments, up to $500 each day)
- Everything from Diamond plus
- Complimentary room (must give 48-hour notice)
- Upgrade to best available room at check-in
- Complimentary early check-in / late check-out
- Annual celebration dinner of $500
- Companion Card for a friend to enjoy your benefits
- Annual retreat to any Total Rewards property
- Invitation to Signature Events
- Seven Stars Signature Experiences eligibility (based on current year’s Tier score)
- 25% discount at casino gift shops
- Turn Reward Credits into free play at a rate of $1 per 125 Reward Credits ($5 increments, up to $500 each day)
Total Rewards partners
Total Rewards offers its members benefits that extend beyond Caesars Entertainment hotels and casinos. You can earn and use points and credits with a group of outside partners. The partner list changes often but includes: Norwegian Cruise Lines, Hertz car rentals, Hawaiian Airlines, Atlantis Paradise Island, Starwood Hotels, Caesars Online Casino, Caesars’ Total Rewards credit card, and more.
Total Rewards connects 40 casinos around the country including these Las Vegas casinos:
Total Rewards online
Total Rewards was one of the first casino loyalty clubs to go online. The website is constantly evolving and offers a better user interface each time. It’s not perfect, but the Total Rewards website is better than other casino chains.
Since Total Rewards was one of the first to go online, it should be no surprise that they were one of the first with a mobile app. Today’s Play by TR app is one of the most useful casino and loyalty club apps. The app offers information on your Total Rewards account. You can view points and offers, as well as access information on all Caesars Entertainment hotels, casinos, restaurants, shows, nightlife and more.
The Play by TR app is on of the most useful Las Vegas apps. It replaces the need for nine individual casino apps. The app is easy to use and has everything you’d want in a casino and loyalty club app.
Total Rewards best bets
You receive discounts on hotel rooms and some restaurants just for signing up.
Go Diamond and skip resort fees
If you plan on visiting Las Vegas more than once a year the complimentary resort fees are a legitimate value.
Go Diamond and skip the long lines
Priority service is everything in Las Vegas. Skip lines at check-in, some restaurants, casino cashiers and the Total Rewards desk.
Hotel room upgrades are often available to higher tier members. Free upgrades are great, but getting exactly the hotel room you prefer is a perk not everyone will see.