Opened in 2008, the Italian-themed Palazzo has 3,000 of some of the most luxurious suites on the Strip. The Palazzo resort is recommended for foodies, shopping divas and luxury lovers. Mario Batali and partner Joe Bastianich have three restaurants here, including Carnevino with its 180-day aged beef that tastes like bleu cheese. Wolfgang Puck’s CUT finds a home here, as well as Emeril Lagasse with Delmonico Steakhouse and Table 10, plus Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bistro. Head to Zine for some of the best Chinese food in the city. Limousines wait for guests at the porte cochere. Guests check in at the palatial front desk. The lobby entrance welcomes with vast natural light from the ceiling and grand columns. The open courtyard garden and fountain instantly calm guests. The decor in the Palazzo Waterfall Atrium and Gardens is changed seasonally. A flower display surrounds the fountain in the atrium. The Palazzo shares a five-acre Roman garden pool deck with its theme-park, canal-filled sibling The Venetian. The Azure pool, one of 11, includes lounge sofas and umbrellas. Our expert recommends the Azure pool for those seeking sophistication with more serenity than most. Its tagline: “Where I escape the ordinary”. It’s small (around 400-500 guests max) and in a garden setting, with a rotunda overlooking the Strip, comfy terrycloth-covered lounge chairs, not known as a party pool. A cabana by the Azure pool offers seating for five and a flat-screen TV. At the Palazzo, contemporary Italian suites start at 720-square-feet and are decked out with remote-controlled Roman shades and Anichini linens. This luxury suite is the Palazzo’s “standard room”. The room includes a plush sofa seating five or six, a large window, a desk and ample space. The bathroom boasts a two-sink vanity with a TV overhead. The 5,200 square-foot Presidential Suite is one of the most luxurious on the Strip. The bedroom includes a dressing area with a lengthy closet. The master bathroom boasts a fireplace next to the bath tub, a spacious vanity and a walk-in shower. A variety of high-end toiletries are available in each suite bathroom. The bathroom boasts a high-tech control panel for the toilet. The living room includes two couches and a cushioned bench, a flat screen TV and a fireplace. A Steinway piano is positioned in the living room. A dining room seats six with a flat-screen TV. The dining room includes a tea set. A table and chairs offers additional seating for dining with natural light. Guests in the Presidential Suite have an exercise area right off the master bedroom. One of the guest bedrooms features double beds, a work space and ample room. The Presidential Suite even features a movie room. The suite has its own sauna for private relaxation. The suite’s patio area comes complete with a jacuzzi and shaded lounge chairs. The escalator up goes to the The Shoppes at The Palazzo. The escalator down leads to the casino floor. Retail is one of the main draws. The Shoppes at the Palazzo include Van Cleef & Arpels, Fendi, Cartier, Bottega Veneta and Barneys New York, as well as Mario Batali’s Carnevino, Wolfgang Puck’s CUT, and easy access to the many shops and restaurants in the adjoining Venetian. With more James Beard Foundation Award-winning chefs than any other Vegas property, The Venetian and Palazzo offer foodies an abundance of good choices, like Italian-themed restaurant and lounge Lavo. The party never stops at LAVO, the restaurant extension of the club that draws celebs galore. Expect to find fare such as Kobe meatballs here for dinner. The Saturday champagne brunch can hit over-the-top levels, the perfect prep for the party crowd later heading into the night. Just keep in mind that once pool season opens, the brunch party ends. The Italian restaurant and nightclub hosted Kim Kardashian’s then-fiancé Kris Humphries’ bachelor party. Lagasse’s Stadium is a combination restaurant, sports book and entertainment club. Sports fans watch a game from stadium-tiered seating in Lagasse’s Stadium. Sports fans Jeff Cook of Dallas, Justin Greenberg of Plainfield, Ill., Tom McInerney Jr, and Tom McInerney Sr. of Chicago watch a game at Lagasse’s Stadium. Shoppers browse in Bauman Rare Books at The Shoppes at The Palazzo. Turner Zetterman, 9, and his grandmother Joan Zetterman of Omaha, Neb. look over a 1493 first edition of the “Nuremberg Chronicle,” an illustrated history book, in Bauman Rare Books at The Shoppes at The Palazzo. The book is priced at $150,000. An 1814 first edition book based on the journals kept by Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark is displayed in Bauman Rare Books at The Shoppes at The Palazzo. A two-volume set, titled “History of the Expedition Under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark: To the Sources of the Missouri, thence Across the Rocky Mountains and down the River Columbia to the Pacific Ocean,” is priced at $250,00. A first edition Harry Potter book inscribed by author J. K. Rowling is displayed. JuiceFarm offers cold-pressed juice in the Palazzo. The Venetian and The Palazzo share The Canyon Ranch SpaClub, adjoined at the lobby. The Canyon Ranch Conservatory offers intimate seating, soothing music and complimentary fresh fruit, infused water and tea. Modern and traditional Asian massages are offered, as well as touch therapy. The spa offers energy therapy rooms. Aromatherapy enhancements are available as well. Another spa treatment area is shown. Canyon Ranch includes fitness activities like rock climbing. Fitness instructor Johnny Beavers climbs the 40-foot climbing wall.