But mostly lions.
This was the view out my hotel window the first morning, as the sun was about to come up over the mountains:
I wandered around the hotel area the first night to get dinner, which included walking through the casino. It’s pretty extensive:
And it has a car in it:
You can get married in the hotel in its own wedding chapel:
There are some renovations going on, marked with this large poster:
It took me a second to get the visual joke.
One neat thing they have in the hotel, in keeping with the lion theme, is a lion habitat. It’s an area that, for a section of each day, has a couple of lions in it, playing, being fed, sleeping, etc.
Apparently the lions don’t live there full-time. There are a whole bunch of them that live on a ranch outside town, and they transport a couple each day to the hotel in a specially designed vehicle.
The staff of the habitat were attempting to get the lions to play:
They would play a little, but mostly just wanted to lie around. (they are cats, after all)
Next: some stuff I saw when I left the hotel.