Published Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 | 1:53 p.m.
Updated Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 | 6:47 a.m.
It’s always a beautiful day in the Las Vegas neighborhood when there is a Ryan Lochte sighting.
On Tuesday night, the Olympic champion, dressed head to toe in black (sadly, no Speedo or Halloween costume … unless he was dressed as, well, Ryan Lochte), partied at Pure in Caesars Palace, which was the site of a Halloween costume contest.
Lochte partied with friends in a VIP booth on the main stage, admired the costumes, enjoyed cocktails and hung out with his pals until 2 a.m. today.
While in town, the multiple Olympic gold medalist dined with friends at Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse in the D Las Vegas downtown on Wednesday night, enjoying a 12-ounce lobster tail and calamari.
Lochte reportedly gambled at a roulette wheel before dinner and tipped the servers generously at classic steakhouse Andiamo.
Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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Transport yourself to the opulent and excessive Roman Empire at Caesars Palace. But the ever-changing Caesars Palace is far from ancient. The hotel and casino is constantly raising the bar for what visitors can expect in a Vegas resort experience.
Caesars Palace features 3,348 rooms and suites in five towers, including the new luxury boutique Nobu Hotel and Restaurant, which opened Feb. 4, 2013, in the totally remodeled Centurian Tower. Caesars features 129,000 square feet of gaming space, including the Strip’s largest poker room and a 250-seat sports book. Other amenities include about two dozen restaurants, a four-level shopping mall, four pools, a spa, Pure and Poetry nightclubs and Pussycat Dolls.
Dining options include restaurants from world-renown chefs Guy Savoy, Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay and, on Feb. 4, 2013, Nobu Matsuhisa.
You never know what characters you’ll run into at Caesars with regular performers like Jerry Seinfeld, Bette Midler, Elton John and maybe even the emperor himself.