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Casino de Genting tops list of casinos with most hotel rooms21 January 2008
10.) Caesars Palace – Las Vegas – 3,348 rooms
The rooms are split between five towers: Augustus, Centurion, Forum, Palace and Roman. The Forum tower is made up exclusively of luxurious guest suites and is in the final stages of a complete refurbishment.
9.) Flamingo Las Vegas – Las Vegas – 3,565 rooms
Like Caesars, this is a property managed by Harrah's Entertainment. The Flamingo, known for its pink exterior, was the very first megaresort in Las Vegas after being built in 1946. The property features a Wildlife Habitat and a 15-acre Caribbean-style water playground. There are two options for accommodations: the Deluxe Room or the Flamingo Go Room, the latter of which includes a 42-inch flat panel TV and built-in screens in the bathroom mirrors, an iPod docking station and wireless Internet connection.
8.) Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino – Las Vegas – 3,832 rooms
The rooms at the 39-story Mandalay are split between the Tower (2,715) and THEhotel (1,117). THEhotel is a boutique hotel for guests looking for a more sophisticated atmosphere as compared to the 11-acre beach-themed pool area that has three pools (including a topless option), a lazy river and a 1.6-million-gallon wave pool.
7.) Circus Circus Hotel Casino – Las Vegas – 3,900 rooms
Most of the rooms are spread among the property's three towers, but the Manor Rooms are also available if you're looking for more lavish accommodations. And in the case that all of the 3,900 rooms are booked, keep in mind that the Circus Circus features the only RV Park on the strip. The Circus Circus, which is owned and operated by the MGM Mirage, offers free circus acts throughout the property.
6.) Bellagio – Las Vegas – 3,933 rooms
Steve Wynn's Bellagio is best-known for the man-made lake that was built between the building and the Strip and is home to the Fountains of Bellagio. If one of the upscale guest rooms or private suites aren't enough try and earn an invitation to stay in one of the privates villas, which range from 6,500 to 8,000 square feet and offer an in-suite workout facility, a massage room, a dry sauna, 24-hour butler service, a private hair salon, a private kitchen, a formal dining room, a full bar, a duel fireplace, a private terrace and a garden with a pool and whirlpool.
5.) Excalibur Hotel and Casino – Las Vegas – 3,991 rooms
The newest addition at Excalibur, also an MGM Mirage property, are the 1,000 widescreen rooms that feature 42-inch plasma screen televisions, pillow top mattresses, contemporary bathrooms with granite countertops and alarm clocks with iPod inputs as well as the property's best views and most convenient access to the pool and spa. The property is named after the mythical sword of King Arthur.
4.) The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino – Las Vegas – 4,027 rooms
The Venetian is one of the few "all-suite" hotels on the strip. The newest suites inside the property are nearly twice the size of the average Vegas hotel room and feature a sunken living room, marble-adorned bath, three TVs and remote control shades and curtains. The adjoining Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino, also part of the Las Vegas Sands network of world-wide properties, celebrated its grand opening on Jan. 18. Combined with The Venetian, the two hotels now host 7,100 suites.
3.) Luxor Hotel and Casino – Las Vegas – 4,408 rooms
Of the almost 4,500 rooms available at pyramid-shaped Luxor, there are a wide variety to choose from starting with the Pyramid Deluxe Rooms (449 square feet) and going all the way up to a Tower Premiere Suite (1,050 square feet). The hotel name is derived from the city of Luxor in Egypt.
2.) MGM Grand Las Vegas – Las Vegas – 5,044 rooms
This renowned Las Vegas hotel, know for its neon-green exterior, features five outdoor pools, rivers and waterfalls as well as a glass-sided lion habitat inside the casino area. As for the accommodations, there is quite a variety. You can select an upscale room in the Grand Tower or West Wing, or choose one of the seven different suites available. If none of the lush suites fit your needs there are even more extravagant options available. Try The Signature at MGM Grand, a secluded retreat with a Jacuzzi in the bathroom, a balcony overlooking The Strip and oversized marble/granite bathrooms with dual sinks and flat screen TV, or the one-to-three bedroom Skylofts Penthouse Suites that are perched atop the 30-story building and offer 24-hour butler service, floor-to-ceiling windows, a personal concierge, a 32-inch LCD television by every bathtub, an "Immersion Chamber" steam shower and limousine service to and from the airport.
1.) Casino de Genting – Malaysia – 6,118 rooms
The top hotel on our list is also the lone non-Las Vegas property. Located 6,000 feet above sea level, Casino de Genting has six different hotels: Highlands, Genting, Resort, Theme Park, First World and the Awana Genting Highlands. The First World Hotel is home to more than 2,500 rooms while the Theme Park Hotel features 400 luxury suites and 21 family suites. There are also 29 restaurants to choose from at the resort, which earlier this month saw its Genting Highlands Hotel win the prestigious 2007 award for the World's Leading Casino Resort at the 14th Annual World Travel Awards Gala ceremony.
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