Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Paris Las Vegas Hotel
We’re Gonna Have a Good Time!
Hosting the ICAS Convention in Las Vas Vegas is a long-running tradition that encourages the blending of business and pleasure. There’s a time and place for both, with plenty of opportunities to get down to business by day, then take in the town by night. In recent years, convention delegates have learned their way around the Rio and its amenities. But this year (and for the next three years) we gather at a new destination on the Strip: the elegant Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, famous for its authentic re-creation of Parisian atmosphere, including replicas of the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Hotel de Ville, Alexandre III bridge, Louvre and Opera Garnier. The Paris faces Las Vegas Boulevard, south of Flamingo Road and north of Tropicana Avenue. This south end of the Strip is known for its ample land holdings, which allow for the outcropping of faux cities ((New York City, Paris) and fantasy representations of real and imagined places (Luxor, Monte Carlo, Excalibur, Bellagio). Opened in 1999, the $785 million Paris Las Vegas is like Epcot for adults. Modeled after the famous Hôtel de Ville, Paris Las Vegas’ 34-story hotel tower features 2,916 guestrooms, including 295 suites. Sprawled over 24 acres, you can stroll down the cobblestone sidewalks of the upscale shopping district, enjoy the 85,000-square-foot casino, dine in one of the resort’s 20 different restaurants, rejuvenate in the European health spa, and visit numerous clubs and bars. The resort’s signature replica is a 50-story half-scale Eiffel Tower, featuring a gourmet restaurant 100 feet above the Strip and a glass elevator ride to an observation deck at the top for a panoramic view of the Las Vegas Valley. There should be plenty of fun in and around the Paris for air show pros to find during the 42nd annual ICAS Convention. Here’s a rudimentary guide for exploring entertainment options at The Paris, as well as Bally’s, its sister casino due north, and the Bellagio, just across Las Vegas Boulevard, northwest of The Paris. You can even take a shuttle back to the Rio, if you miss the ambience there. We’ll be just south of the center of the Strip, where the highest concentration of casinos are within walking distance.
Entertainment at the Paris
Anthony Cools, “The Uncensored Hypnotist,” stars in the Anthony Cools Experience. Cools hypnotizes volunteers, involving them in a series of hilarious skits. The show runs nightly Tuesday, Thursday-Sunday at 9 p.m. Buy tickets at the Paris Las Vegas box office inside the gift shop, or by calling (877) 374-7469 or online at www.parislasvegas.com. Access group tickets for 15 or more by calling (800) 828-3830. Single ticket prices are $52.75 and $74.75(VIP). The Eiffel Tower Ride allows visitors to ride a glass elevator to the top of the tower and enjoy panoramic views of the Las Vegas Strip and valley from 460 feet above ground. Along the way, an elevator guide will point out Vegas landmarks. The Eiffel Tower Restaurant on the 11th floor serves up Continental cuisine, an extensive wine list and another view. When you come back down to earth, stop by Amazing Photos for a commemorative photo of your trip. Tickets are available at the Eiffel Tower Box Office located inside the gift shop. Daytime Pricing (9:30 a.m.-7:15 p.m.): Adults:$10 Children: $7 Evening Prices (7:30 p.m.-Close): Adults: $15 Express Pass: $22
Casino a la Paris -- Surrounded by street scenes of Paris, the 85,000-square-foot casino features a 40-foot ceiling painted like the Parisian sky, radial cobblestone pathways, ornate street signs, and a replica of Le Pont Alexandre III, a bridge which overlooks the casino and shops and serves as the queue to the Eiffel Tower elevators. The casino offers: 100 table games Race and sports book 2,200+ slot machines High-limit slots and table game area Total Rewards Card. Visit the Total Rewards Booth for a Total Rewards gaming card, which can be used at tables or machines to track your play and collect reward points. Accumulate points for prizes, or let them roll over until your next visit. Shopping. Paris Las Vegas offers 31,500 square feet of French-style retail shopping along Le Boulevard. Follow cobblestone streets and winding alleyways for a European shopping spree at a garden shop, wine-and-cheese shop, stationery/home gift shop, toy/novelty shop, men’s and women’s apparel and more. Bally’s-Paris Promenade. At Bally’s-Paris Promenade shops, you’ll find French jewelry, women’s accessories from international designers, an art gallery shop of French and French-inspired work and much more. Lunettes Designer lenses are found at this optical boutique. Sunglasses, eyeglasses and imaginative eye accessories are offered. Cigars du Monde This kiosk carries cigars, lighters and accessories from around the world, including Honduras and the Dominican Republic. A professionally trained staff can help you with selections. La Menagerie de Paris Casual Paris Las Vegas apparel, jewelry, gift items and signature fragrance C’est Si Bon are all found here. Le Voyage If you need to adjust your travel or want to attend a Las Vegas show, Le Voyage is an in-house travel agency that can accommodate your plans. Paris Line Paris Line features designer women’s wear from Yves St. Laurent, Nina Ricci, Lacoste, Christian Lacroix, Newman and the private-label Paris Line. Le Boulevard The shops at Le Boulevard house boutiques, gift shops, a home and garden store, a gourmet food shop, a newsstand and more. La Cave Take gourmet food home from La Cave, including premium French wines, imported cheeses, pates and sweets. La Vogue This boutique specializes in elegant jewelry, scarves, designer handbags, hair accessories and fragrances. Eiffel Tower A collection of souvenirs, shirts and postcards can be found at this casino gift shop located beside the Le Pont Alexandre III Bridge on the main casino floor. Le Journal This 24-hour hotel gift shop features Paris Las Vegas apparel, souvenirs, beverages, liquor, cigars and cigarettes and more -- any time, day or night.
Lenôtre Croissants, baked fresh daily, pain au chocolate and a variety of authentic French pastries, imported chocolates, truffles, candy, ice cream, preserves, teas and coffees all make great treats. Les Eléments Home and garden items at Les Eléments let you bring the flavors and styles of Paris and Provence back home. Gifts and collectibles abound, including Limoges boxes. Les Enfants This boutique specializes in children’s logo fashions, unique playthings, and memorabilia highlighting Madeline and Eloise, as well as Gigi, the Paris Las Vegas poodle and her companion, Jacques. Les Mémoires Les Mémoires offers bed and bath specialties like soaps, scented candles and body lotions, as well as boudoir linens, wedding giftware and home accessories. Presse This Parisian newsstand offers newspapers, magazines, tobacco, snacks and sundries. Open 24 hours a day.
Spa This 25,000-square-foot Spa by Mandara is a full-service facility on the second level, featuring Balinese-based health, beauty and massage techniques. Twenty-four treatment rooms feature handcrafted Balinese hardwood massage tables, imported embroidered silks and carpets, and artwork from around the world. Services Include: Massage Therapy Signature Facials Tanning Teeth Whitening Nail Salon Hair and Makeup Salon Fitness Center Personal Training Sauna, Steam Room, Jacuzzi Ionthermie anti-cellulite treatment Two boutiques inside Mandara Spa on second level and L'Oasis near the pool on third level Spa Hours: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Salon Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily Contact Info: Phone: 702.946.4366 E-mail: email@example.com Fitness Center The Fitness Center day-pass entry fee includes: Use of fitness center equipment. Use of Mandara Spa sauna, steamroom, showers, luxury whirlpool. Complimentary fresh fruits, juices, teas, coffee and bottled water. Use of vanity bar stocked with Mandara bath and styling products. Day Pass fees: $25 for Paris Hotel guests $65 for a three consecutive-day pass.) The Fitness Center entry fee is waived for all guests receiving spa treatments, valid the day of treatment.
Twenty French-inspired restaurants each highlight a different aspect of cuisine and culture ranging from a village buffet serving foods from French provinces, to an upscale rotisserie, to a French bakery providing freshly baked breads twice daily to all Paris Las Vegas restaurants. Ah Sin This upscale fine dining restaurant offers Asian specialties with family-style and French service. Complete with an outdoor dining patio, cuisine from China, Thailand, Japan, Korea and Malaysia is served. Café Île St. Louis This 24-hour French coffee shop features a turn-of-the-century Parisian atmosphere with delft tiles, crown molding, marble-top tables and antique hanging lanterns. The menu features European-style coffees, moderately-priced sandwiches on homemade French breads, French and American specialties. There is seating indoors and in the “sidewalk cafe” that opens to the casino. Café du Parc This outdoor seasonal café adjacent to the rooftop swimming pool serves baguette sandwiches, cold snacks and salads. Eiffel Tower Restaurant An elegant French restaurant and bar is housed within the Eiffel Tower, 11 stories above the Strip. The menu features gourmet French cuisine. JJ’s Boulangerie Paris Las Vegas’ French bakery, where guests sit in the middle of a working bakery like those in France, offers fresh sandwiches made to order. The fast-service outlet also serves pastries, a variety of baguettes and breads, salads, desserts and beverages. La Créperie Located on Le Boulevard, La Créperie offers elegant entrée and dessert crêpes, made to order. Le Burger Brasserie Experience the French interpretation of the American classic. Choose from a gourmet burger menu which includes: “Le Boeuf” (The Beef), “Le Poulet” (The Chicken), “Le Salmon” (The salmon), “L’Agneau” (The Lamb) and “Le Legumes” (The Veggie). Le Provençal This informal, Provence-style restaurant with Italian flair features an exhibition kitchen, singing waiters and a comfortable country atmosphere. Pizzas, soups and salads, appetizers, pasta, chicken and meat dishes, specialty coffees and desserts are featured. The wine list includes exclusive wines from the region. Le Village Buffet Featuring dishes from five French provinces, Le Village Buffet offers classic French foods made to order. Seating is arranged in a village setting, in either the town square or in one of the regional French country home dining rooms off the square. Les Artistes Steakhouse This bi-level restaurant displays French impressionist works of art on the walls and booth fabrics, with sweeping staircases and brass accents. Meat, fish and poultry are part of the French and Mediterranean menu. Private dining rooms accommodate from 10 to 40 guests. Mon Ami Gabi This café features outdoor seating on the Las Vegas Strip as well as indoor dining, open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night dining.
Lounges Paris Las Vegas offers five relaxing lounges, two with live entertainment, in addition to the Risqué ultra-lounge nightclub. Gustav’s Casino Bar Located at the southeastern leg of the Eiffel Tower, Gustav’s Casino Bar offers an expansive view of the Paris Las Vegas casino, built-in video gaming machines and full beverage service. Le Bar du Sport Located beside Le Rendez-Vous, Le Bar du Sport serves French-inspired appetizers and snacks along with a variety of spirits, including French beers and wine. Le Cabaret This lounge features live band entertainment in an intimate setting. Bistro tables are set beneath a huge tree adorned with sparkling lights for an elegant faux outdoor atmosphere. Le Central With an elevated view of the Paris Las Vegas casino floor, this lobby bar menu changes with the time of day and features baked in-house rolls and croissants, Continental tea service and French-style snacks and drinks. Napoleon’s Featuring the Napoleonic “Empire-style,” Napoleon’s offers live entertainment with dueling pianos, a cigar/pipe lounge, French-style hot and cold appetizers, French wines and beers as well as other imported beers, microbrews, and premium liquors. The Champagne Bar offers more than 100 sparkling wines. Hear live music from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. nightly. Pianists perform songs ranging from the 1950s to contemporary music. Risqué This ultra-lounge defines Paris’ new era of night culture with a high-energy dance floor and plush overstuffed couches on balconies overlooking the famed Las Vegas Strip.
The Eiffel Tower Paris Las Vegas’ signature landmark is its 50-story Eiffel Tower replica. To ensure authenticity, designers obtained Gustav Eiffel’s original drawings, used the same paint color, and designed the lighting system to the specifications of the original tower in Paris. Three of the tower legs rise from inside the casino, meeting the fourth leg, and rising high above the Las Vegas Strip. The 11th-floor restaurant features French cuisine and a bird’s-eye view of the Strip. Ride one of the tower’s glass elevators to the observation deck for a lofty view of the Las Vegas Valley. The Arc de Triomphe Paris Las Vegas’ Arc de Triomphe is a two-thirds replica of the original, which opened in 1805 as a monument to the soldiers who fought in the Battle of Austerlitz. As on the original, names and dates of Napoleon’s victories are inscribed on the replica. Today the original monument is the starting point for victory celebrations and parades. The Louvre The Louvre façade houses the Mon Ami Gabi café on the Las Vegas Strip. Opened in 1793, the original in Paris is now the richest museum in the world, housing the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo. The statues atop the original (and the replica) depict famous French historical figures. The Paris Opera House The Paris Opera House façade faces the casino, designed in the Napoleon III Style. The original Paris Opera House was built in 1875 with a stage large enough to hold a cast of 450 performers. The Hôtel de Ville
A replica of the famous Hôtel de Ville, the resort’s 34-story hotel tower has 2,916 rooms, including 295 suites. The original Hôtel de Ville is 800 years old and serves today as Paris’ City Hall.
Convention/Banquet Facilities Featuring one of the largest ballrooms in Las Vegas, Paris offers 140,000 square feet of function space. The resort’s themed meeting rooms include: Paris Ballroom 85,000 sq. ft. Champagne Ballroom 17,385 sq. ft. Versailles Ballroom 7,685 sq. ft. Burgundy Salon 1,338 sq. ft. Bordeaux Salon 1,338 sq. ft. Chablis Salon 1,300 sq. ft. Loire Salon 1,300 sq. ft. The hallways in the convention area are modeled after the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace Versailles. A gallery setting, the spacious hall is lined on both sides with high-mirrored arches. Crystal chandeliers hang from coved ceilings with goldleafed cornice moldings. Paris Las Vegas and Bally’s are connected via an extension of the resort’s “Le Boulevard,” a street scene lined with French boutiques and restaurants. Combined, Paris Las Vegas and Bally’s Las Vegas offer 315,000 square feet of meeting space. Connected by a walkway, Paris and Bally’s offers 315,000 square feet of combined space. Personal Service The concierge staff is trained in the classic French tradition of service. Paris Las Vegas literature claims, “No requests fall beyond our reach. If you need anything, all you have to do is ask.” Located in the main lobby, the concierge desk offers personalized services, including reservations for restaurants, shows, golf, transportation, special requests and other amenities, including wheelchairs and scooters for those with limited mobility. Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. (702) 946-4433
Bally’s The Paris is connected via walkway to Bally’s Las Vegas. Interactive entertainment at Bally’s is The Price is Right! The show runs daily (except for Sunday and Monday) at the Jubilee Theater. Anyone 21 or older can register to play as early as 11:30 a.m. and no later than 2:15 p.m. the day of the show. The Price is Right starts at 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays, and at 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Bally’s also showcases Jubilee!, a seven-shows-in-one topless showgirl revue Donn Arden created nearly 30 years ago, featuring elaborate costumes and sets, singers and variety acts. The show runs nightly (except Friday), 7:30-10:30 p.m., with ticket prices set at $72.50, $92.50 and $112.50, depending on seating. (Saturday’s show is not topless.) Miss the Rio? The Rio Express Shuttle provides complimentary service between the Paris and the Rio from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. daily. Live Shows at the Rio: Chippendale’s daily revue of male dancers runs Sunday through Wednesday at 8 p.m., with two shows Thursday through Saturday at 8 and 10:30 p.m.. The late show features a Latin theme. Seats are $58.80 or $47.80, depending on location.
Penn & Teller magic show nightly at 9 p.m. (excluding Thursdays and Fridays) at their namesake theater. Tickets (for anyone 5 and older) cost $86.35 or $97.35.
Bellagio’s The famous Bellagio Water Fountain Show -- just across Las Vegas Boulevard -- runs from 3-8 p.m. with new songs starting every half hour. From 8 a.m.-12 noon, new songs start every 15 minutes. You’ll see a different water dance every time, as the fountain displays choreography to 30 different songs.