It’s Vegas baby. And if you’re going to do Vegas right, there’s one hotel & casino that you need to check out-the Hard Rock Hotel. It’s fantastic. The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is-as many casinos-a one of a kind atmosphere. Most casinos in Las Vegas have themes, but the Hard Rock features much more than just outside appearance.
The Hard Rock Hotel is easy to find. It’s just off the Las Vegas Strip, which is where the New York, New York, Paris, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, Caesar’s Palace, and all the other major places are located. It’s called the resort district in most circles.
If you’d like to pass on mellow atmospheres that feature the likes of Barry Manilow and “soft rock,” then the Hard Rock just might be your favorite place in Vegas.
One attraction at the Hard Rock is The Joint, which is their entertainment venue that features awesome acts, such as Cheap Trick, Korn, Rob Zombie, Godsmach, The Fixx, and my personal favorite, Tool-plus many other top-of-the-line rock acts. They also have featured KC and the Sunshine Band and Flock of Seaguls, so there’s a nice mix of music.
And if you’re the nightclub player, the Hard Rock is your best bet. Their club, Body English, is one of the best in the city. Just don’t waste time coming during the week. As any top club, they are open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. And no, they don’t serve lunch. Body English is a night place. They open the doors at 10:30 p.m. Closing time is about 4 a.m., so you have up to about six hours of clubbing. Oh yeah, don’t come dressed in jeans and a faded t-shirt. You’ve got to dress to impress as Body English is an “upper level” club. Don’t come looking like the bargain rack at Wal-mart.
Need to get your hair done? No problem. Brannon Hair, which is a celebrity-style salon is located at the Hard Rock. Named after celebrity stylist and owner, Brannon, it’s “the” place to go. Some of the clientele has included Nikki Hilton, Vince Neil, Britney Spears, Jon Bon Jovi and other celebs. And now this celeb salon is open to you at the Hard Rock.
Before you ask, no it’s not a McDonald’s assembly line of knock-off hair styling for mass public consumption. Brannon Hair has just four chairs and guests receive celebrity treatment all the way. Get your hair done here and you’ll have a fun and interesting story to take back home.
Either way you slice it the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is a great place to visit when you’re in Las Vegas.