The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod Unveils Elevated Pool Experience with the Opening of Swim & Social

Located on the eighth-story rooftop, a new retreat to sip, swim and socialize opens on Friday, May 26

The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod will reveal a picturesque new destination to sip, swim and socialize with Swim & Social, a resort-style pool and play experience spanning 68,000 square feet on the eighth-story rooftop with stunning views of the Las Vegas Strip. 

The new, remodeled poolside destination opens just in time for Memorial Day weekend at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 26. The centerpiece of Swim & Social is a large main pool framed by luxurious cabanas, daybeds and chaise lounges. Games like cornhole, giant Jenga and Connect Four welcome friendly competition and poolside socializing. A fun mix of music plus weekend DJs will provide the soundtrack for the sun-drenched escape. Swim & Social is located in the space formerly occupied by Elation Pool Café & Bar.

Swim & Social Café, a full-service restaurant and bar, will offer a cool retreat for breakfast and lunch with small plates, salads, sandwiches and more, in addition to frozen and signature cocktails, wine, beer, seltzer and non-alcoholic drinks.

A sampling of dishes includes ahi tuna tacos with guacamole and a spicy soy and chili mayo; tostadas topped with chorizo, black beans, charred salsa verde, Monterey jack and cheddar cheeses; kale and strawberry salad with goat cheese, walnuts, pomegranate, cucumber and white balsamic vinaigrette; Firecracker wrap filled with crispy chicken, cheddar cheese, shredded lettuce, tabasco sauce, ranch dressing and pico de gallo; BBQ brisket melt topped with sharp cheddar cheese, chipotle BBQ sauce, pickles and onions; among others.

Drink selections include the S&S favorite, made with Patrón Silver tequila, Grey Goose Essences Watermelon & Basil vodka, Aperol Aperitivo, lime, Squirt and Tajín; Peach Party, a combination of Ketel One Botanical Peach & Orange Blossom vodka, St‑Germain Elderflower Liqueur, white peach, lemon and Ruffino prosecco; a frozen Miami Vice, made with Bacardi Superior rum, strawberry and piña colada mix; and more. Bottle service is also available.

Admission is complimentary for hotel guests and available to non-hotel guests for $15. Minors under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

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About The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod
The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod, formerly the Stratosphere, Casino, Hotel & Tower, has introduced a full reinvention of the iconic property since Golden Entertainment, Inc. took ownership in late 2017.

Located on the north Strip at the gateway to the Arts District at 2000 S. Las Vegas Blvd., the hotel offers 2,427 guest rooms, including the newly remodeled “Elevate” series rooms and suites, and an 80,000-square-foot casino.

The SkyPod, located at the top of the iconic tower at 1,149 feet high, is comprised of Top of the World, serving award-winning cuisine in a 360-degree rotating dining room on the 106th floor; the Observation Deck, which offers SkyJump, 108 Eats and 108 Drinks, located on the 108th floor; and thrill rides, located at the top of the tower, including Big Shot and X-Scream.

The STRAT’s main floor has introduced CHĪ Asian Kitchen, PT’s Wings & Sports, View Lounge and STRAT Café, each offering chef-driven cuisine; the William Hill Sports Book; and REMIX Lounge.

The STRAT offers two resort-style pools, WET24, located on the rooftop of the 24th floor, open seasonally; and Swim & Social, on the eighth-story rooftop with a poolside café.

A variety of shows and entertainment include “Banachek’s Mind Games Live,” a mentalist act; iLuminate, a multi-sensory blend of dance and technology; ROUGE, an exciting, topless spectacular and immersive, sensual experience; and L.A. Comedy Club, which showcasesup-and-coming stand-up comics.

Golden Entertainment, Inc.’s innovative guest loyalty rewards program, True Rewards, is now available at The STRAT and 140+ other locations. More information is available at or by calling 702-380-7777. The STRAT is on social media at FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube