Flamingo Las Vegas
In a town where "classic" is a euphemism for "marked for implosion," Flamingo Las Vegas, which was originally owned by Bugsy Siegel in 1946, has exuberantly remade itself and become the hippest hotel on the Strip. With no signs of period kitsch, the new Go rooms have shiny white vinyl headboards that stretch to the ceiling, white mid-century-style low cabinets, and green, chocolate, and pink accents—the Flamingo's original colors. For the young and restless clientele, updates have been added where they count: MP3 docking stations, electronically controlled drapes, and 42-inch flat-screen TV's.
Room to Book: The best suite deals in town are on the 27th and 28th floors, where rooms have the best views of the Strip. The 1,500-square-foot Go Metropolitan Suites come with four flat-panel HDTV's, marble baths, a wet bar, and an incredible vista.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.