Formerly the pseudo-Asian-themed Imperial Palace, it took a few name changes before the powers that be settled on The LINQ—if only so it wouldn’t be so confusing when people were talking about The LINQ Promenade, a new shopping and retail space that extends straight from the Strip between The LINQ and Flamingo hotels.

The rebirth of IP into The LINQ meant a total overhaul of the property: brand spankin’ new casino floor, total gutting of the rooms, and a beautiful new facade to match. The new rooms are small, starting at 250 square feet (the 47-inch flatscreen TVs seem almost comically large in such a tiny space), but pack a punch visually. Deluxe rooms feature white linens, natural wood furnishing and Vegas-oriented wallpaper behind the beds, from mod patterns to huge macro images of old Las Vegas signs. Brand new poolside rooms double as cabanas, with patio access direct to the pool, if you’re interested in creating your own dayclub experience. Do you and your squad need to be together at all times? The Bunk Bed Rooms (with two queens and one twin bunk bed) channel that sleep-away-camp-meets-cool-European-hostel feeling, except these rooms are at grown-up prices. If you’re lucky, you’ll have a great view of the High Roller, the observation wheel that now marks the center of the Vegas skyline.

The pool itself now matches all the other beautiful pools you’ll find on the Strip, located on the second floor of tower 3. It’s 21-and-over, which obviously makes this not suitable for families, but ideal for young adults who are looking for a good time during the day.

There are plenty of dining options in the LINQ Promenade next door, but you can get your own celebrity chef fix at Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar right at the front of the hotel.