By Natalee Haldeman, Uniquely Northwest Program Manager
There is plenty of light to be found in Las Vegas, obviously, but when it comes to finding natural sunlight in a large hotel property it can be rather challenging. I am a big fan of natural light and prefer to have it in almost all rooms of my home and apply this same approach to environments for groups I manage.
In Las Vegas, for those who have not visited, there are incredible hotel properties and resorts that easily exceed 10,000 square meters of enclosed gaming space, not to mention guest rooms and suites. In each complex, there is equal to a small village of businesses including shops, restaurants, nightclubs, and gambling options. Layouts of each property vary, but in the end there is always that center-of-the-building area where natural light never touches. For slot machines and nightclubs this center area is perfect and adds to the environment, but for restaurants, in my opinion, this is not the most desirable location in a city that boasts 210 days of sunshine.
Without the right guidance a group could easily find themselves in a center-of-the-building dining option or worse, closed off in the dark back room of a stunning restaurant. Don’t get me wrong, some of the best food can be had at restaurants without windows, but mixing in locations that allow for vitamin D while dining is always a good idea. For that reason I have decided to list out my Top Ten Favorite Restaurants for group dining with natural light, which are found in five of my favorite properties:
- Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro at the Palazzo
- Carnevino at the Palazzo
- Estiatoria Milos at the Cosmopolitan
- Comme Ca at the Cosmopolitan
- ARIA Café at the ARIA
- Olives at the Bellagio
- Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare at the Wynn
- La Cave at the Wynn
- Lakeside at the Wynn
- Botero at the Encore