A Las Vegas travel guide for design lovers

The Palms Casino Resort is a phoenix rising from the ashes. The most notable component of this much-needed facelift is the eclectic mix of art. The lobby bar made a splash with a Damien Hirst shark sculpture, but be sure to stroll the property to see works by Takashi Murakami, Kaws, and many other acclaimed artists. While you’re here, dine between original Basquiats and Warhols at Scotch 80 Prime (the burning seafood tower and ribeye ravioli served over bone marrow are a must).

Momofuku.

Photo: Gabriele Stabile / Courtesy of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Last year David Chang took Momofuku on his first trip to Vegas and brought back his beloved pork belly rolls, fried chicken, and bosses. In addition to his spectacular food, you will find a large mural by street artist David Choe in the dining room.

Jennifer Lopez appears in the Zappos Theater.

Photo: Denise Truscello / Courtesy Caesars Entertainment

When the Aladdin Theater opened in 1976, it was the largest venue in the city. Today it is called Zappos Theater and still has one of the largest video and project installations in the world with 60 ultra-high definition projectors and 2,200 square meters of LED walls. Although Jennifer Lopez’s show has ended, the Backstreet Boys and Gwen Stefani are on trial for months to come.

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