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Vegas Ultra Pools

    It’s that time of year again. Nothing, not even the Vegas heat, is hotter than the pool scene. There are plenty of spots to choose from, whether it’s the action at Mandalay Bay, Caesars, the Palms, Golden Nugget or even the Flamingo.

      Liquid Adds Juice To Pool Scene

      Liquid, the popular pool venue at Aria, features a unique ambiance and offers some of the best VIP service in Vegas. Exclusivity and seclusion are provided by towering palms and the 2 luxury pools create a cool oasis from the Vegas heat. And the eye candy surrounding the 2 pools creates even more heat. Even Heidi Montag (above) has taken a dip in the action.
      Private cabanas are equipped with all the latest toys and gadgets.
      Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Info: 702.590.7111.

        Party Like A Rock Star

        The high-popular Rehab pool party is on again at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for an unprecedented seventh season.
        Rehab features A-list celebrities and some of the music industry’s biggest acts. Additionally, the trendsetting property welcomes back TruTV for filming of the third season of its hit series, “Rehab, Party at the Hard Rock Hotel.” More than 4,000 partygoers will travel from around the world to attend this premiere pool party each weekend, making it one of the hottest entertainment destinations in Las Vegas.
        “There’s no doubt the Hard Rock Hotel is Las Vegas’ ultimate destination for the world’s most beautiful, stylish and affluent people from all over the world,” said Phil Shalala, CMO, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. “We’ve been looking forward to the summer of 2010 for two years now, knowing that our multi-million dollar expansion would be complete. The new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is unlike anything Las Vegas has ever seen and promises to be an experience our guests will never forget.”
        Named one of the top 10 pools in the world by the Travel Channel and one of Tripadvisor’s top 10 sexiest hotels in the U.S., Rehab offers 50 poolside cabanas that include 42-inch HD plasma TVs and poolside spa service options courtesy of Reliquary, the Hard Rock Hotel’s all-new spa and water sanctuary.
        Rehab is three acres of tropical paradise with Caribbean-blue water sandy beaches, top-notch food and beverage service and the popular “swim-up” Blackjack tables. In addition, guests will enjoy Rock Star Lemonades as they party to world-famous DJs including DJ Vice and DJ Irie. And don’t miss the Ms. Rehab 2010 model search every Sunday.
        Rehab opens each Sunday through September. Hours are 11 a.m. until sunset. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for cabana guests. Cover charges vary based on holidays and special events, but generally the cover is $40 for men and $20 for women. Local ladies are admitted free. Cabanas are in high-demand, so interested parties should book early by contacting the Rehab hotline at 702.693.5555.
        Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers exclusive Rehab room packages. Book online at

          The Ultimate Destination For Poolside Partying

          The Palms Pool & Bungalows at the Palms Casino Resort has earned a well-deserved reputation for delivering some of Las Vegas’ most scintillating parties. The 3-acre oasis features three pools and various attractions, including a climate-controlled gaming area, four bars and two dramatic waterfalls.
          Creative cocktails and delicious cuisine are offered within a sexy, sophisticated setting enhanced with chic custom-designed furniture and décor. Eye candy is a given.
          Featuring live concerts and world-renowned DJs all summer, Palms Pool & Bungalows provides locals and visitors an unparalleled poolside destination.
          The pool features 27 amenity-packed VIP cabanas and three ultra-luxe two-story bungalows with sleeping quarters. Cabanas are loaded with built-in ice chests, state-of the-art sound systems, 32-inch plasma TVs, house phones, lighted fans, refrigerators, digital safes and designer lounge furniture. Each of the three two-story, poolside bungalows are situated on multiple elevations and feature two outdoor decks with a Jacuzzi. Each bungalow also has its own private bar, 42-inch plasma TV, DVD player, stereo and LED lighting in the bathrooms. Upstairs features comfortable king beds with direct views of the poolside stage.
          The Glass Bar, located under a glass-bottomed deck pool provides unique additional scenery for patrons. Guests may also enjoy the Waterfall Bar, a hidden oasis tucked behind a cascading, 12-foot waterfall.
          Palms Pool & Bungalows is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Info: 702.942.7777.

            Bare Elegance

            Guests at the Mirage can reveal (almost) all at Bare Pool and Lounge. European-style sun-bathing allows visitors to experience the ultimate in poolside pampering – sans tan lines – while ensconced within the privacy of towering palms. DJ-spun music sets the mood at this luxe escape, featuring intimate cabanas, plush daybeds and two luxury dipping pools.
            Bare will open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through Monday. Guests must be 21 years of age or older. Entry charges apply.
            The Mirage’s main pool complex features a lush tropical oasis with two pools, jetted spas and cascading waterfalls. Cabanas offer comfy lounge seating on private patios, flat-screen televisions, iPod docks, pool rafts and misting systems, among other amenities. Paradise Café and Dolphin Bar provide light summer fare and cooling refreshments. The Mirage pool complex is open to hotel guests daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. throughout April. Hours will extend in the summer months. Info:

            Hottest Beach In The Desert

            Spanning 11 acres, Mandalay Bay Beach is a favorite of many in Vegas. Just steps from the waves, the three-story glass-fronted Beachside Casino features the open-air Beach Bar & Grill on the first level; the first climate-controlled beachside gaming on The Strip can be found on the second floor; while the spectacularly exclusive Villas Soleil reside on the third.
            Mandalay Bay Beach is open to hotel guests from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through April. Hours will extend through the summer months.
            Mandalay Bay’s “Concerts on the Beach” series is a festive affair. Music-lovers can bring blankets, slip on their flip-flops and hit The Beach, where they can wade into the surf or rent a beach bungalow or villa for an unforgettable summertime music experience.
            Concerts on the Beach are open to the general public. Tickets are available at the Mandalay Bay box office at 877.632.7400.
            Adjacent to Mandalay Bay Beach, the adults-only Moorea Beach Club features dipping pools, chaise lounges, daybeds and private pavilions. Taking relaxation to the next level, guests also can indulge in rejuvenating poolside spa treatments. Moorea Beach Club is open to hotel guests 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Guests must be 21 years of age or older. Entry charges apply.

            Everybody In The Pool: It’s All Wet

            One of Vegas’ best poolside attractions, Wet Republic at the MGM Grand is open. Wet Republic is a 53,000-square-foot ultra pool combining the best of a nightlife vibe with poolside pampering and mingling. VIP services and high-end amenities such as fully-stocked cabanas and a 2500-square-foot lounge are just a few of the goodies available. The eye candy, which goes both ways, is outstanding too.
            Pool hours: 11 a.m. to dusk daily. Info: 702.891.3563 or visit Wet Republic.