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September 16, 2014

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Palazzo celebrates grand opening

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Fireworks shoot from the roof of the Palazzo Resort during the grand opening of the $1.9 billion hotel-casino in Las Vegas, Nevada January 17, 2008. The Palazzo and Venetian (not in picture) complex represents the world's largest integrated destination resort, with 7,128 hotel rooms and 2.3 million square feet of meeting, convention and exhibition space.

A shower of fireworks ushered in Las Vegas' first megaresort in three years, when the $1.9 billion Palazzo celebrated its grand opening tonight.

Combined with its sister property The Venetian and the Sands Expo and Convention Center, The Palazzo is part of the world's biggest indoor structure at 19 million square feet, according to the Las Vegas Sands company.

The venue, which cominbed with The Venetian boasts more than 7,000 suites, is still not complete as construction on a 50-story condominium continues near the Strip.

The Italian themed casino will have plenty of luxury shopping, featuring 450,000 square feet of retail space filled with more than 60 international boutiques and the first Vegas-based Barneys New York.

Fifteen restaurants — including high-end eateries like Emeril Lagasse's new creation, Table 10 — are just a part of a long list of luxury attractions that include the Canyon Ranch SpaClub, rap mogul Jay-Z's 40/40 Club, and the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical "Jersey Boys."

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