Before the pool parties and the pop star residencies, Las Vegas belonged to the big players. Casinos ruled the strip, and gamblers worldwide would come and play against all the odds. Las Vegas had an identity of its own. Whether or not you played poker, you wanted to see what Las Vegas was about. Decades later, only one hotel still holds a shrine to what Las Vegas used to be: The Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino.

It is the former home to Elvis Presley and combines all the luxuries of Vegas with modern amenities and attention to hospitality. There’s fine dining in every restaurant and the legend Barry Manilow rocks the house each week. A stay at The Westgate will make all of your Vegas dreams come true.

The Rooms

The Westgate Resort in Las Vegas offers a range of spacious and luxurious suites for its guests. One of the suites, “The Premier Room” is an expansive suite with a modern design. It has a separate living room and bedroom. It features a king-size bed, a large flat-screen TV, a wet bar and a marble bathroom with a whirlpool tub and a separate shower. 

One of the best ways to unwind from a long day in Vegas is to turn on the jets in the whirlpool tub and pour yourself a cold glass of champagne. Las Vegas where the night is always young, so you’ll need to relax before heading out for those late-night vibes.

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The Sky Villas at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino are luxurious accommodations located on the top floors of the hotel tower. These upscale suites feature a contemporary design with modern furnishings and lavish amenities. The Sky Villas range in size from 12,700 square feet to 15,400 square feet and offer breathtaking views of the Las Vegas Strip.

Each Sky Villa can be accessed via an exclusive elevator leading to the entrance foyer located on a dedicated private floor, and features multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, spacious living and dining areas. Guests also can enjoy a Jacuzzi and personal butler service. Some of the Sky Villas also include a private pool, a home theater and a private balcony or terrace.

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The decor in each Sky Villa is unique with each suite having its own personality and style. Some of the Sky Villas feature contemporary touches, while others have luxurious fabrics and finishes. The attention to detail in the Sky Villas is impeccable with custom-designed furniture and expansive layouts designed to host large-scale events.

Staying in a Sky Villa at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino is an exclusive and indulgent experience. These suites are perfect for those seeking privacy, luxury and world-class amenities during their Las Vegas stay.

The Food

The Westgate has an amazing variety of restaurants to choose from. All of them are top tier within their own right. Here’s some of the ones to make sure to try.

Edge Steakhouse

The Edge Steakhouse specializes in serving premium cuts of meat and a selection of seafood. Vegetarian choices also are available for those who prefer plant-based dishes.

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The restaurant’s standout dish is the Edge Ribeye, which is a 22-ounce bone-in ribeye steak aged for 35 days and served with a choice of sauce. Customers also enjoy other popular entrees, including the Australian Wagyu beef filet and Alaskan king crab legs.

Fresco Italiano

Fresco Italiano is an Italian restaurant that serves a variety of classic Italian dishes, such as pizzas, pasta, seafood and salads. Some of the popular dishes include the Margherita pizza cooked in a wood-fired oven, the spaghetti carbonara, the braised short rib and the pan-seared salmon. To complement the meal, guests can choose from a wide range of wines from Italy.


The Westgate Las Vegas also is home to the largest Benihana in the world. The restaurant features teppanyaki-style dining, where guests can sit around a large communal grill and watch as their food is prepared in front of them by skilled chefs. The menu at Benihana offers a range of Japanese dishes, including steak, seafood, chicken, and vegetables. Popular dishes include the hibachi steak, the shrimp tempura and the chicken fried rice. Guests also can enjoy a variety of sushi rolls and sashimi.

The Fun

Aside from hitting the slots or taking your chances at the roulette table, there’s also an itinerary of live entertainment options at the hotel. Performances, comedy and magicians are all featured on different nights at The Westgate in Las Vegas. There’s also a huge pool area on the third floor of the property surrounded by palm trees and cabanas.

The Westgate Pool

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The pool is heated to a comfortable temperature and the newly renovated pool deck at Westgate Las Vegas provides the perfect mix of rest, relaxation, sun, and fun. There are several cabanas available for rent, each equipped with a flat-screen TV, mini-fridge and comfortable seating.

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The pool area also includes a hot tub and a bar where guests can order drinks and snacks. The bar serves a variety of cocktails, beer and wine. it also serves light bites like sandwiches, salads and pizza. The pool area is a popular spot for guests to relax and soak up the Las Vegas sun.

Barry Manilow

Barry Manilow is a legendary singer, songwriter and musician who has performed in Las Vegas for many years. His residency show, called “Barry Manilow: The Hits Come Home!” takes place at the Westgate. The show features Manilow performing many of his biggest hits, such as “Mandy,” “Copacabana,” and “Can’t Smile Without You.”

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The show is known for its high energy and dazzling production values. Manilow is a consummate showman, and he engages with the audience throughout the performance. He shares stories and anecdotes about his life and career. The show typically runs for around 90 minutes and features a mix of classic hits and newer material. Fans of Manilow’s music will appreciate the show’s nostalgic feel, and its modern touches and fresh arrangements of familiar songs.