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Suite Success

Las Vegas Hotels
Bruce Schoenfeld
From the Print Edition:
Kevin Costner, Nov/Dec 00

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What's not on the menu--but eminently available--is anything else you might want to eat. And that's 24 hours a day, sevens days a week. "We've served complete banquets at four in the morning," says Ly Ping Wu, a Mansion vice president.   Just off the dining area is a wine cellar filled with an array of first-growth Bordeaux, cult California Cabernet and other collector's gems. If you care for a bottle with your meal, that's complimentary, too--though a hierarchy of guests exists. Not every bottle is available to everyone: replacing a case of, say, 1982 Petrus is simply too costly and difficult. And no one would ever drink anything else.  

Instead, diners are steered toward wines commensurate with their level of casino play, though rest assured that the stock starts with delicious, limited-release wines and only gets more rarified from there. Nobody will be stuck with plonk. If you insist on a bottle that is beyond your station, the management will reluctantly (and discreetly) allow you to purchase it.   Surprisingly, that almost never happens. "In this, as in everything else," Ly says, "most of our guests understand what's appropriate."   --BS    

BEST BETS  

THE ALADDIN RESORT AND CASINO
3667 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Tel. 702/785-9474 or 877/333-WISH Fax 702/736-7107 www.aladdincasino.com  

BALLY'S
3645 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Tel. 702/739-4111 or 888/742-9248 Fax 702/946-4925 www.ballyslv.com  

BELLAGIO LAS VEGAS
3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Tel. 702/693-7444 or 888/987-6667 Fax 702/693-8546 www.bellagiolasvegas.com  

CAESARS PALACE
3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Tel. 702/731-7110 or 800/634-6661 Fax 702/731-7172 www.caesars.com  

CIRCUS CIRCUS
2880 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Tel. 702/734-0410 or 877/2CIRCUS Fax 702/794-3828 www.circuscircus-lasvegas.com  

EXCALIBUR HOTEL AND CASINO
3850 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Tel. 702/597-7777 or 800/937-7777 Fax 702/597-7040 www.excalibur-casino.com  

THE FLAMINGO HILTON
3555 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Tel. 702/733-3111 or 800/732-2111 Fax 702/733-3353 www.lv-flamingo.com  


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