Of the world’s 30 biggest hotels, 17 can be found in Las Vegas, most of them on the strip. Macau comes in second, suggesting that if you’re looking for a big resort, you’re probably going to find it where gambling isn’t just allowed but encouraged. (Size, in this case, is measured by number of rooms).
30. Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Nashville: Operated by Marriott, this 2881-room hotel opened on Thanksgiving Day back in 1977. In October 2014, it was fined for $600,000 for willful interference with private wi-fi spots, forcing visitors to use & pay for the hotel’s wi-fi services.
29. Treasure Island Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas: Owned by Phil Ruffin, this hotel has 2884 rooms, and is the first on our list located on the Vegas strip. It is connected to the Mirage by tram, and was opened in 1993 at the cost of $450 million.
28. Paris Las Vegas: Another Vegas-strip hotel, it has a theme based on the city of Paris in France. The hotel has 2916 rooms spread over 33 floors, It has been featured in a number of films, including disaster film 2012, in which the hotel is destroyed.
27. Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino: Another Vegas hotel, this one is formerly known as the Las Vegas Hilton. Opened in 1969, it currently has 2956 rooms over 30 floors, and is located in Winchester, right next to the Las Vegas convention center.
26. Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: The 4th Vegas hotel in a row on our list as we move up the rankings, the Cosmopolitan has 2995 rooms. It opened in 2010 and is consistently ranked as one of the best hotels in the world by travel sites and magazines.
25. The Venetian Macao: Our first hotel on the list outside the United States, the Macau version of the Venetian has 3000 rooms over 40 floors, and happens to be the 7th largest building in the world by floor-area, and also has the biggest casino in Asia.
24. The Parisian, Macau: Owned by Las Vegas Sands, the Parisian in Macau has a half-scaled Eiffel Tower as its main attraction. It has 3000 rooms, and opened less than a year ago, in September 2016. It cost $2.5 billion to construct.
23. Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, Las Vegas: Back to Vegas and its European-themed casinos, the Monte Carlo has been around since 1996. It has 3002 rooms spread over 32 floors. It is another popular hotel when it comes to Hollywood films.
22. The Mirage, Las Vegas: One of the more iconic Vegas hotels, the Mirage has 3044 rooms and 30 floors. It opened in 1989, and has 100,000 square feet of gaming space. Its original marquee sign is the largest free standing marquee in the world.
21. Disney’s Port Orleans Resort, Lake Buena Vista: A pair of hotels which make one mega resort, aimed to resemble the Old South and the French Quarter in New Orleans. It has a total of 3056 rooms, and the two resorts are connected to each other and Disney Springs via the Sassagoula River.
20. Moon Palace Golf & Spa, Mexico: The biggest Mexican hotel on the list, it has 3407 rooms and is located in the Riviera Maya, previously known as the Cancun-Tulum corridor.
19. Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas: Located at Paradise Island, it is the biggest hotel in the Caribbean. With 3414 rooms, it features a variety of accommodations built around Aquaventure, a 141-acre waterscape, which includes fresh and saltwater lagoons, pools, marine habitats, and water slides and river rides.
18. Flamingo Las Vegas: Back to Vegas, and another iconic place – The Flamingo. Opened in 1946, it has 3626 rooms. It was the third resort opened on the strip, and is the oldest one that remains active today.
17. Shinagawa Prince Hotel, Tokyo: Located in the Minato district of Tokyo, Shinagawa is part of the Prince Hotels chain. It has 3680 rooms, making it the biggest hotel in Japan.
16. Circus Circus Las Vegas: One of the oldest hotels on the strip, it was opened in 1968. Circus Circus has 3733 rooms, and is the largest permanent big top in the world. In GTA San Andreas, it was renamed as the Clown’s Pocket.
15. Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu: The biggest hotel on the Hawaii islands and the biggest of the HIlton hotels, it has 3804 rooms split over 8 towers. It opened in 1955, and has the largest swimming pool in Waikiki.
14. Bellagio Las Vegas: Built on top of the iconic Dunes hotel, the Bellagio opened in 1998. It has 3950 rooms in 36 floors, and one of its most famous features is the huge lake separating it from the strip, which houses the fountains of the Bellagio.
13. Caesars Palace, Las Vegas: With 3960 rooms, Caesars is much more than a big hotel, and more like a Las Vegas landmark, and one of its more memorable. Opened in 1966, and has been the setting for two Hangover films: the first and the third.
12. Excalibur Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas: A hotel with a medieval theme, Excalibur has 3981, and was the world’s biggest hotel from 1990 until 1993. It is connected by a bridges to a couple of other hotels and via tram to two more hotels under the MGM Resorts flag.
11. Sheraton Grand Macao: Back to Macau and its line of huge hotels. The Sheraton has 4001 rooms. It is part of the Sands Cotai Central resort complex.
10. Ambassador City Jomtien, Thailand: Located near Pattaya, it is the biggest Asian hotel outside of Macau, with 4219 rooms. The hotel also boasts the largest swimming pool in Asia.
9. Luxor Las Vegas: Vegas’ Egyptian hotel, the Luxor opened in 1993, and has 4407 rooms. Another MGM Resorts hotel, and among other things, is famous for its sky beam, the most powerful in the world of its kind.
8. Mandalay Bay + Delano + Four Seasons, Las Vegas: A complex that consists of 4426 rooms, it includes the Mandalay Bay, another of the Delano while the Four Seasons hotel operates from within the Mandalay Bay tower.
7. Wynn + Encore Las Vegas: Consisting of 2 towers and 4750 rooms, the sisters hold more Forbes five-star awards than any other resort and casino in the world.
6. Izmailovo Hotel, Moscow: The biggest hotel in Europe, it has 5000 rooms. It opened in 1979, and was the world’s largest hotel for almost a decade. It was built for the 1980 summer Olympics.
5. Sands Cotai Central, Macau: The biggest hotel in Macau, it has 6000 rooms. It opened in 2012, costing a whopping $4 billion to build. It is owned by the Las Vegas Sands company.
4. CityCenter, Las Vegas: Opened in 2009, the CityCenter is a 6790-room, 16,797,000-square-foot behemoth. It is the largest privately funded construction project in the history of the United States.
3. MGM Grand Las Vegas: The MGM Grand and The Signature are calculated as one, combined for a resort of 6852 rooms. The MGM Grand opened in 1993 and is one of the more famous spots on the strip. To sports fans it is known as the home of most big boxing matches in recent years.
2. The Venetian, Las Vegas: Along with the Palazzo, it is the biggest resort in the United States with 7117 rooms. In 2013, the Venetian agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Justice $47.4 million to settle charges over “alleged money laundering activities.”
1. First World Hotel, Malaysia: The biggest hotel in the world is located in Genting Highlands. It has 7351 rooms, and recaptured its title after its 2015 expansion. Since 2006, it has received over 35 million visitors.