Tropicana Las Vegas
With a history dating back to 1957, Tropicana is one of the few remaining “original” resorts on the Strip. Guests would never guess its age, however, thanks to a multimillion-dollar renovation last year. Drawing upon Miami’s South Beach for inspiration, the hotel’s island theme is tastefully cultivated with the light but pervasive scent of coconuts and 1,658 spacious guestrooms designed with bright orange and white fabrics, warm woods, and original tropical-themed artwork. Though no longer home to the popular Nikki Beach Club (it closed in 2011), the hotel casino and trendy RPM Nightclub still lure Vegas’s party crowd.