I remember staying at the old Imperial Palace on my first trips to Las Vegas.  It was garish in design but the price was right, and it was in the very heart of the Las Vegas strip at that time.

But time does change demands and it was time for the palace to be brought into the modern era.

While the change has been dramatic, a couple of the old food and beverage standards have been retained.  Enjoy this podcast in which I interview Sherri Pucci, who is the manager of the Flamingo and the Linq Hotel and Casino Resorts.

This area was retained from the old Imperial Palace because the O'shea's was so popular.
Flamingo Hotel Pool with the Linq Hotel big wheel in the background.
Pedestrian corridor between the Flamingo and Linq Hotels.
Former Winnipegger Sherri Pucci is the manager of both the Linq Hotel and the Flamingo Hotel.
Gordon Ramsay has a Fish and Chip shop in the corridor between the two hotels. I dare you to try their shakes.

The one big change I noticed on my last trip to Las Vegas was the addition of walking spaces and outdoor patios.

Remember the time when it seemed like all the casinos wanted to do was get you inside and keep you inside. That has clearly changed, but don’t worry you will still have loads of time to gamble.

But clearly people are enjoying the opportunity of ‘getting out’.

One of the great advantages of the two properties is they are directly across the street from Caesars Palace, and for Celine Dion fans who feel they absolutely must see their Canadian star in Las Vegas this is a non walk with lots to do in all of the properties that are now a part of the big family of the corporation.

should you be planning a trip to Las Vegas in the future, the links to book with the hotels directly are https://www.caesars.com/linq or https://www.caesars.com/flamingo-las-vegas .