AAA Editor Notes
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is at 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. S. (just s. of Flamingo Rd.). Built on the site where the old Aladdin Hotel was imploded in 1998, this resort traded in a kitschy-cool Middle Eastern theme for a flashy, vaguely deco design. Beyond the facade's wavy wall of colorful LED lights and video billboards lies a swank, high-energy casino, with pricey table minimums to match. That doesn't seem to faze the guys playing in the Pleasure Pit, where sexy girls in red bustiers deal blackjack and pole dance above the tables. With its comfy leather chairs and wall of HDTVs, the Playing Field Race & Sports Book is one of the Strip's best mid-size venues for money-line maniacs.
As for the “Hollywood” angle, if you don't count the resident headliners, nowadays the spirit of Tinseltown only resides in the hotel's movie-themed guest rooms. However, eagle-eyed visitors will recognize the casino as a filming location for “What Happens in Vegas” and “21.”
The adjoining Miracle Mile Shops offers an avalanche of retailers and restaurants. The resort also features a 7,000-seat theater and 1,500-seat showroom for concerts and theatrical productions.
Britney Spears' “Britney: Piece of Me” show is slated to continue through 2017. Newcomers Jennifer Lopez and Lionel Richie will be performing until late 2016.
Food is available.