Tropicana

sights / Architecture

Lonely Planet review

Built in 1957 the Trop has had half a century to sully its shine, lose its crowds and go the way of the Dunes and the Sands – ashes to ashes, dust to dust. But thanks to a massive facelift, it just keeps hanging in there. The sleek new Miami-meets-Havana theme is a spirit-lifting change; out back, the tropically inspired pool complex has multilevel lagoon pools, streaming waterfalls and classic swim-up blackjack tables.