Las Vegas: As megaresort trend fades, companies focus on luxury in ‘small’ settings
Las Vegas is getting smaller. That is, if you call 1,600-room and 1,100-room Strip hotels “boutique” properties. By the end of the year, Las Vegas will have about a half-dozen hotel-casinos that operators classify as “boutique,” “luxury” or “lifestyle” in their marketing efforts. It’s actually not a unique concept. The Hard Rock and The Palms, for example, began as smaller hotel-casinos before expansions grew their room bases.