Canadians have a lot to be thankful for when staying at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas in October. For 31 days, the hotel celebrates Canadian Appreciation Month by offering exclusive deals to those from the Great White North, including an early Thanksgiving Day meal at BRAND Steakhouse on Sunday, October 7. Not that Canadians need convincing to stay at the Monte Carlo. Opened in 1996 and built for US$344 million, the AAA Four Diamond Award-winner has almost 3,000 rooms (October rates start at US$76 for Canadians) and gives guests plenty to see and do.
The Monte Carlo boasts more than 100,000 square feet of casino space and offers complimentary craps lessons every morning at 11 a.m. If gambling isn’t your thing, there are other ways to spend your money. Head to the hotel’s Street of Dreams shopping area to find a Harley Davidson store, women’s and men’s apparel and the delicious Cupcakery. During October, Canadians get 10 per cent off in some stores. With all the money you’ll save, you’ll be able to buy a ticket to a Blue Man Group show at the casino’s theatre.
Pool and Spa
Make that pools. No matter what’s happening with the weather up north, Vegas is usually warm enough for frolicking in one of the Monte Carlo’s four pools, which include a wave pool and a 135-metre-long Lazy River. Try a game of volleyball on the beach court (one of the few in Vegas), or rent your own cabana to have yummy cobb wraps and seasonal cocktails delivered right to you, poolside. Head to the indoor spa for 20 per cent off on treatments like Oxygen facials or Green Tea Elixir Wraps.
The hotel offers a bevy of food and drink specials in October, and with 15 dining options onsite, you’ll have to choose wisely. French, Mexican, Italian and pub fare await, and Andre’s Cigar & Cocktail Lounge has a staggering collection of cognacs that can be professionally paired with a vast array of cigars. For something cooler, check out minus5—the largest ice bar in North America. Make sure to clasp your specialty cocktail with mittened hands, or your ice glass will end up on the floor.