It’s the most successful mall in the United States (based on revenue per square foot) and is a must-see for most visitors to Las Vegas. It’s the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. And despite a weakening retail environment in most areas, the Forum Shops are busier and more successful than ever.
With the opening of the Forum Shops in 1992, Caesars Palace’s then-unique concept of adding a world-class shopping mall that competes for tourist dollars just steps away from the noisy slots and pit games has turned into a remarkable success, while revolutionizing the hotel/casino industry forever.
Whether it’s because the incredible shopping mall is a draw for gamblers, or if it’s simply another revenue source for the casino, the still-somewhat novel idea of encouraging patrons to walk away from their casino into a retail environment has been proven to work for Caesars Palace.
The Forum has over 600,000 of retail space, including 144 shops and 12 restaurants.
In terms of revenue per square foot, it is the most profitable shopping area in the United States. It’s run by the Simon Property Group, which calls itself the largest real estate company in the world. By my count, they own 344 malls in the United States, including the Forum Shops.
Here you can break out the Visa and shop purchase authentic wares from famous designers like Valentino and Louis Vuitton. Other notable retailers include Versace, an Apple store, and Tiffany.
Those of you not into shopping can pleasantly kill time (or in my case, wait forever for my wife) by just grabbing a seat and watching all the fellow tourists stroll by. That in and of itself is a show. It’s also fun, (and it never seems to get old), to just check out the architecture and the sights of the Forum Shops, like the spiral escalators for example.
In 2004, during their third expansion, which extended the Form Shops out to the Las Vegas strip sidewalk, and which added 175,000 square feet of space, the shopping center became home to only the second spiral escalator in the United States. The escalators appear to be free-standing, and it’s an experience to have them whisk you up to the multi-level shopping enclave in style.
The Forum also has these incredible sky ceilings are an attraction in their own right. So those tourists you see stopped in the middle of everyone’s way staring up at the sky are doing it for a reason. This ceiling art shows a sky that gradually changes from day to night and back to day – all within around an hour or so.
There’s also a variety of fountains, statues, and a very large aquarium (50,000 gallons), featuring a variety of over 300 exotic fish.
Then there’s the visually-pleasing “Fall of Atlantis” animatronics show. This ten minute show features fire, flames, fog and talking statues. I’m not giving it justice, since it’s a pretty cool way to kill time at the Forum Shops and something you don’t see at the mall back home.
The Atlantis Show plays Thursday – Mondays, from noon to 8 PM. It runs every hour on the hour and is near the Cheesecake Factory restaurant.
Caesars Palace Forum Shops Hours
Each individual store and restaurant may have slightly different hours, but standard Caesars Forum Shops operating hours are as follows:
|Sunday – Thursday||10 AM to 9 PM|
|Friday & Saturday||10 AM to 10 PM|
Forum Shops Address, Phone & Website
3500 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV. 89109
Phone number: (702) 893-4800
Full List of Stores at Caesars Palace Forum Shops
For those of you interested, and even for those of you who aren’t interested, here is a Caesars Palace Forum Shops List (not counting restaurants). These are in alphabetical order:
7 For All Mankind – Accso – Agent Provocateur – All Saints – Altar’d State – Anne Fontaine – APM Monaco – Apple – Aritzia – AX (Armani Exchange) – Baccarat – Balenciaga – Bill Mack Gallery – Blancpain – Hugo Boss – Breitling – Brighton – Brooks Brothers – Burberry – Canali – Carnevale Gallery – Cartier – Carolina Herrera – Casa Fuente – Chloe – Christian Louboutin – Chrome Hearts – Club Monaco – Coach – Creed – Cuadra – David Yurman – Edge – Evo Gadgets – Fendi – Field of Dreams – Forum Gifts & Sundries – Gifted – Giorgio Armani – Green Biotics – Gucci – Guess – Guess By Marciano – H & M – Harley Davidson – Hart & Huntington – Hot House Market – Hublot – InMotion – Jaeger Lecotltre – Jimmy Choo – John Varvatos – Kalifano – Karma & Luck – Kate Spade – Kemo Sabe – Kreate – Kush Fine Art Gallery – La Perla – Lacoste – Laterra Gems – Levi’s – Lids – LIK Fine Art – Longchamp – Louis Vuitton – Luluemon Athletica – Lush Cosmetics – Magnet Maximus – Maje – Marc Jacobs – Martin Lawrence Galleries – MCM – Memphisto – Michael Kors – Moncler – Moderna Tea – Moncler – Mont Blanc – Natalia Royal Collection by Camelot – NFL Las Vegas Store – Nike – Nu Blu Fine Art – Odyssey VR – Officine Panerai – Pandora – Park West Fine Art Museum & Gallery – Phillip Plein – Polo Ralph Lauren – Psycho Bunny – Pure Strength – Ray Ban – Rebecca Taylor – Rimowa – Robert Graham – Rolex Boutique – RPM Italian – Saint Laurent Paris – Salvatore Ferragamo – Sam Edelman – Sandro – Sephora – Soapology – Sunglass Hut – Swarovski – TAG Heuer – Ted Baker – The Escape Game – Tiffany & Company – Tod’s – Tom Ford – Tommy Bahama – Tory Burch – Tourneau – Tumi – Urban Necessities – Valentino – Van Cleef & Arpels – Versace – Victoria’s Secret – Vilebrequin – Vince – Vincenzo Silver – Watch Time – Welcome to Las Vegas – Zadig & Voltaire.
As always, shops rotate, with new ones opening up just as others are closing, so this list is subject to change. But for now, this list should be accurate.
Forum Shops Restaurants
The restaurant/bar/quick stop food lineup includes:
Carmine’s NYC’s Legendary Family Style Italian Restaurant * Casa Fuente * Cheesecake Factory * Cia Ciao Cafe * Fat Tuesday * Green Biotics * Il Mulino New York (temporarily closed)* Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab * Planet Hollywood * Smoked Burgers & BBQ (temporarily closed) * Starbucks * Sushi Roku * The Palm * Trevi Italian Restaurant * True Food Kitchen and Water Grill.
(Related: Caesars Palace Forum Shops Parking)
Stores Formerly at the Caesars Forum Shops
Some of the notables who have left the Forum Shops include Abercrombie & Fitch – Alexis Bittar – Angl – Antiquities – b8ta – Banana Republic – Baron Paris – Bath & Body Works – BCBG Maxazria – Bebe – Bernini – Border Grill (restaurant) – Buscemi – Camelot Collectibles – Camelot Galleries – Case Yard – Center Stage Makeup – Chanel Fragrance – Beauty and Sunglasses – Charlotte Olympia – DKNY – Davante Sun – Dermalactives – Dior – Dolce & Gabbana – Donald J Pliner – Elie Tahari – Ermenegildo Zegna – Exclusive Collections Gallery – Fossil – Gallery of Music & Art – Gap – Gap Kids – Giuseppe Zanotti – Hearts on Fire – Henri Bendel – Honolulu Cookie Company – Inglot Cosmetics – James Perse – John Hardy – Joseph Ribkoff – Kids Kastle – Klein Epstein & Parker – La Salsa Cantina restaurant – Leica Camera – L.K. Bennett – Links of London – Loro Piana – M Missoni – MAC Cosmetics – Magical Memories – Mondernist Cuisine Gallery -Mulberry – Nars Cosmetics – National Geographic Fine Art Galleries – NYS Collection Eyewear – Olive & Beyond – Oro Gold – Pal Zileri – Paul and Shark – Red Valentino – Royalty Exotic Cars – Roman Times – Scoop NYC – See’s Candies, Sergio Rossi – Showtickets.com – Skechers – Skye Art Gallery – Skye Haus – Stuart Weitzman – Swatch – Tadashi Shoji – The Art of Shaving – The Other Room – The Slanted Door (restaurant) – The Source – The Walking Company – Thomas Pink – Tickets & Tours – True Religion – UGG – and Shooz at The Forum.