Sunday, March 14, 2010 | 9 a.m.
Increasing the Hard Rock's pool count by three, HRH Beach Club and Skybar (both opening Tuesday, March 16) have a lot to offer and so far we're hearing only good things. Looks like it's been worth the wait!
The digs: Aesthetically similar to the original Hard Rock pool area, the new HRH Beach Club includes a similar sandy-bottom pool, lush foliage and winding paths, but possesses a more upscale, modern design to reflect the personality of the new HRH tower. The double-decker Skybar pool deck is all clean lines and fresh décor.
The vibe: Decidedly chill. Hotel guests, local tastemakers, and international sun-seekers will find a more relaxed and refined atmosphere here than that found next door at the Hard Rock pool, home to the Rehab Sunday pool party. Nightlife programming begins at Skybar in mid-April.
The view: From its elevated location between the Hard Rock Pool and the HRH Beach Club, two-story Skybar forms the third branch of the Hard Rock pool complex, offering amazing views of the city.
The amenities: The Skybar Café, swim-up blackjack, a rooftop pool with a peek-a-boo floor and a unique dish-style infinity pool just three feet deep for reclined lounging are just a few of the things guests will love about Skybar. At the center of the HRH Beach club pool, the water is a refreshing 15 degrees cooler than the rest of the pool.
The sound: At the neighboring Hard Rock Hotel pool, S.K.A.M. DJs spin Saturdays while Rehab and Relax parties bring house on Sundays and Mondays, respectively; live music continues to reign at the Friday Night Live concert series.
Arguably one the coolest joints in town, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino houses some of Vegas' best entertainment, restaurants and nightlife.
At Hard Rock, it's all about the music. From the light fixtures made out of drum cymbals and guitar shaped door handles to stage costumes and tools of the trade of legendary musicians displayed on the walls, the hotel screams rock and roll. The Hard Rock's Joint has hosted some the biggest names in music — from The Who to Bob Dylan to hometown heroes, The Killers.Aside from the music venues, the pool at the Hard Rock is one of its biggest attractions. Spread out over 4.7 acres, the pool area features swim-up blackjack, a bar and grill, private cabanas, a bevy of secluded nooks, a waterfall and an extensive live music venue with a dance floor. During the summer, the pool transforms into the Rehab club on Sunday afternoons.
The resident nightclub Body English fuses European elegance with a rock star bachelor pad and it often a hot spot for visiting celebs and popular DJs. Vintage rock memorabilia lines the walls at Wasted Space, Hard Rock's anti-club.
Restaurants at Hard Rock are just as hip as the rest of the casino. Pink Taco serves up Mexican dishes, as well as a Central American and Caribbean menu. Nobu, one of five worldwide Japanese-specialty restaurants from famed Nobu Matsuhisa, satisfies a different taste. For round-the-clock cuisine, Mr. Lucky's 24/7, is sure to ease your appetite even after a Vegas-all-nighter.