CES Las Vegas: Where to Stay and Play



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The International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is the world’s largest consumer technology show. In 2010, 100,000 attendees are expected at this industry professionals-only show. If you’re planning on spending four days taking in the newest, sleekest, and most advanced technology, you’ve also got four evenings to experience Las Vegas. From ice bars to hot shows, Las Vegas is ready to fill your evenings with entertainment that’s just as eye-popping as all those snazzy electronics. ~Picture by Laura Leavell~

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Author: Terrisa Meeks


Day 1 - Las Vegas


If you haven’t made a room reservation for CES, make that your first priority. CES made arrangements for special rates with several Las Vegas hotel casinos, and some still had available rooms at the CES rate as of first week of December. Aria, the Strip’s newest hotel at CityCenter, and the Hard Rock, which is a short distance down Paradise Road from the Convention Center, are two that still indicated availability at CES rates. The Las Vegas Hilton, right next door to the Convention Center, is sold out of rooms at the CES rate, but is still an excellent choice for walking-distance accommodations.

To get around the Strip without battling traffic, use the CES shuttle, or the Las Vegas Monorail. Either will take you from the Sahara all the way to Mandalay Bay. After the first day of the show, take a trip to the top of the Stratosphere to see Las Vegas from a thousand feet up (for a shorter walk, take the CES shuttle or the Monorail to the Sahara and walk to the Stratosphere from there). At the Venetian, the Blue Man Group will entertain you with its unusual show, or you can unwind at the Hilton’s Hacienda Margarita. For a delicious dinner of sushi, try Nobu at the Hard Rock.


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Aria

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3730 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109

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tel: 866 359 7757


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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

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4455 Paradise Rd
At Harmon Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89109

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tel: 702/693-5000
fax: 702/693-5588


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Stratosphere Tower

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2000 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Stratosphere Hotel
Las Vegas, NV 89104

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tel: +1 702 380 7777 / +1 800 998 6937


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Hacienda Margarita

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3000 South Paradise Road
Las Vegas Hilton
Las Vegas, NV 89109

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tel: +1 702 732 5755


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Blue Man Group

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3355 Las Vegas Blvd South
The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
Las Vegas, NV 89109

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tel: +1 702 262 4400


Day 2 - Las Vegas


See celebrities without the paparazzi at Madam Tussuads at the Venetian, or watch the body-twisting acrobatics of Cirque du Soleil at the Treasure Island’s show Mystere. If you’re in the mood for a nightclub, XS at the Encore will satisfy your need for dancing and drinking until the early morning hours (just remember the exhibits open at 9:00 a.m.). For an elegant and memorable dinner, try the Venetian’s French bistro Bouchon.


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Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

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3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S
In The Venetian
Las Vegas, NV 89109

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tel: 702/862-7800


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Mystere

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Treasure Island
3300 Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89109

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tel: +1 702 894 7111


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XS

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3121 Las Vegas Blvd
At Encore Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV 89109

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tel: (702)770-0097
fax: (702) 770-1571


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Bouchon

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3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S
In The Venetian
Las Vegas, NV 89109

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tel: 702/414-6200


Day 3 - Las Vegas


The technology of the human body is on display at Luxor’s Bodies: The Exhibition. You’ll never think of your body the same way after seeing this exhibit. Be sure to stop at the display about lungs and smoking—a clear trash can is right next to it for smokers to leave their cigarettes behind. Las Vegas may be known for warm temperatures, but heat is definitely not a concern at the Minus 5 Ice Lounge at Mandalay Place. If you need a few good laughs, catch a show at the Tropicana’s Comedy Stop, and no matter what time you want to eat, you can have a meal at Mr. Lucky’s 24/7 café at the Hard Rock.


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Bodies: The Exhibition

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3900 Las Vegas Blvd. S
In the Luxor
Las Vegas, NV 89118

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tel: 702/262-4400


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Minus 5 Ice Lounge at Mandalay Bay

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Location:

3930 Las Vegas Blvd
at Mandalay Place
Las Vegas, NV 89119

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tel: 702 632 7714


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Comedy Stop

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3801 Las Vegas Boulevard South
(Tropicana Resort Casino)
Las Vegas, NV 89109

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tel: +1 702 739 2411 / +1 800 468 9494


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Mr. Lucky's 24/7 Cafe at the Hard Rock

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4455 Paradise Rd
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, NV 89109-6574

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tel: (702) 693-5000


Day 4 - Las Vegas


Sneak away from the exhibits a little early to see the Atomic Testing Museum, which details the history and development of the atomic bomb. And what would a trip to Las Vegas be without beautiful and scantily clad ladies? See the MGM’s Crazy Horse Paris for one of the Strip’s most risqué shows. The Venetian’s Tao nightclub (which also has a excellent Asian restaurant), is a good place to eat, drink, and dance away your last night in town. For a quieter evening, stop at Gordon Biersch for dinner and their large selection of quality beers (including homemade root beer).


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The Atomic Testing Museum

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Location:

755 E. Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

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tel: 702/794-5151
fax: +1 702 794 5155


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MGM Grand's Crazy Horse Paris

Location:

3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S
In the MGM Grand
Las Vegas, NV 89119

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tel: 877/880-0880


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Tao Nightclub

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Location:

3355 Las Vegas Boulevard
The Venetian
Las Vegas, NV 89109

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tel: +1 702 388 8338
fax: +1 702 388 8308


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Gordon-Biersch Brewing Company

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Location:

3987 Paradise Rd
Just north of Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

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tel: 702/312-5247


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