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Latest from Vegas – December 2018

What’s happening in America’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas. Latest from Vegas – December 2018.

NoMad Restaurant DebutsInside NoMad Las Vegas

Chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara – the creative minds behind “World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017” winner Eleven Madison Park in New York – recently debuted their signature concept, NoMad Restaurant, at NoMad Las Vegas. The highly anticipated eatery is the newest offering at the just-opened hotel within Park MGM, a collaboration between Sydell Group and MGM Resorts International. With a design meticulously overseen by French architect Jacques Garcia and inspired by the renowned Royal Portuguese Cabinet of Reading in Rio de Janeiro and the iconic Library of NoMad New York, this new NoMad Restaurant features soaring 23-foot ceilings and a menu that celebrates American classics in a grand and continental way by striking a distinct balance between accessibility, theatricality and luxury.

Cipriani, Urth Caffé and SoulCycle Debut First Las Vegas Locations at Wynn Las Vegas

Wynn Las Vegas recently announced the addition of three iconic brands to the resort’s collection of world-class dining and wellness offerings. Debuting in Las Vegas for the first time Cipriani, Urth Caffé, and SoulCycle are dynamic new standouts in the city’s vibrant lifestyle scene, and exemplify the one-of-a-kind guest experiences that can only be found at Wynn. Cipriani, the internationally celebrated four-generation hospitality brand, continues its global growth with Cipriani Las Vegas, their first restaurant on the West Coast. Urth Caffé exclusively offers organic heirloom coffees, with the new location being the first U.S. expansion outside of California for the Los Angeles-based brand.Just steps away is SoulCycle, the indoor cycling phenomenon ideal for visitors focused on fitness, or for locals looking for a new type of group workout experience.

Vanderpump Cocktail Gardento Open at Caesars Palace

Lisa Vanderpump and Caesars Palace will partner to open Vanderpump Cocktail Garden, set to debut early 2019. Bringing a taste of Los Angeles to Las Vegas, the cocktail garden will take a page from Vanderpump’s highly successful restaurants and lounges, Villa Blanca, SUR, Pump and Tom Tom. Marrying natural elements with industrial touches, Vanderpump Cocktail Garden will have an indoor patio welcoming guests upon arrival, transporting them to an al fresco-style garden with towering trees and romantic lighting. Inside, the romantic elements continue, including Lisa’s signature touches of pink, with contrasting masculine details. The lounge area will feature booths as well as a full bar that focuses on craft cocktails, Vanderpump branded Sangria and Rosé as well as a carefully selected wine list. Small bites will be available to be shared or perfectly paired with libations.

Mansion54 Debuts in Las Vegas

Epic Venues announces its latest project, Mansion54, to open early December 2018. Mansion54 is a collection of unique, elegant spaces that are flexible for special events,wedding receptions and endless possibilities. The venue features 25,000 square feet of space, an outdoor terrace, two pools and a client concierge team.Formerly the historic Hartland Mansion, Epic Venues bought the property in September 2018 and the property is currently under renovation. When it makes its debut in December of this year, Mansion54 will aim to be one of Las Vegas’hottest venues for special events. Additionally, Mansion54 will actively participate in the Downtown Las Vegas community.

Wynn Resorts Acquires Arrows and Flower Neon Sign Sculpture By Takashi Murakami and Virgil Abloh

Wynn Resorts announces the acquisition of Arrows and Flower Neon Sign , a contemporary multi-media sculpture from the visionary minds of Takashi Murakami and Virgil Abloh. At nine feet tall, the imposing kinetic neon masterwork blends the signature arrows from Abloh’s fashion label, Off-White, with Murakami’s iconic rainbow flower. Fashioned from neon, aluminum and stainless steel, the sculpture was originally included in Murakami and Abloh’s momentous collaborative exhibition entitled “AMERICA TOO” at Gagosian’s Los Angeles space. Less than two weeks after the exhibition’s close the sculpture was installed at Wynn Las Vegas, and is now on display in Wynn Plaza as part of the resort’s continued appreciation and commitment to public art.

Vdara Hotel & Spa Enhances Las Vegas Experience with Debut of New Club Lounge This January

Vdara Hotel & Spa, the stylish all-suite, non-smoking resort in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip,will add to its modern amenities with the debut of Vdara Club Lounge in January 2019. Located on the second floor next to the award-winning ESPA at Vdara, the Club Lounge is a secluded, well-appointed retreat where guests will have access to a pre-arrival concierge to contact guests prior to arrival to assist with booking restaurant reservations, show tickets or any other needs, and continue to assist guests throughout their Las Vegas visit; delectable bites including a rotating selection of gourmet options and a selection of grab-and-go items stocked throughout the day; social hour each afternoon from 2 – 4 p.m.,featuring complimentary hors d’oeuvres and select beer and wine; and collaborative work spaces featuring a naturally lit, comfortable and quiet place for guests to work. Vdara Club Lounge will be an included feature for guests of Luxury Suites, City Corner Club Lounge Suites and Studio Fountain View Club Lounge Suites, and will be available to all Vdara guests for an additional fee.

Diana Ross Returns to Wynn Las Vegas with All-New Show “Diamond Diana” in February 2019

In celebration of her 75th birthday diamond jubilee, international music icon Diana Ross makes her return to Wynn Las Vegas in winter 2019 with her all-new show, “Diamond Diana.”Following three highly-successful engagements, Ross will present nine performances in her fourth headlining engagement at the Encore Theater. Ross will celebrate her enduring collection of award-winning songs, brilliant new costumes and timeless memories in this exclusive, self-named powerhouse production at Wynn. Performance dates will span from Feb. 6 – 23, 2019.

Howard Hughes Corporation to Unveil New Name, Logo of Las Vegas’ Professional Baseball Team

The Howard Hughes Corporation, owner of the Las Vegas 51s, the city’s professional baseball team and member of the Pacific Coast League (PCL), will announce the team’s new name and unveil its new logo on Dec. 8. The name change comes on the heels of the team’s September announcement of its new two-year Player Development Contract (PDC)with the Oakland A’s, and in advance of the spring 2019 completion of Las Vegas Ballpark. The new Triple-A baseball stadium will serve as the team’s new home with the season and stadium opener slated for April 9, 2019.

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Latest from Vegas – November 2018

What’s happening in America’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas. Latest from Vegas – November 2018.

Lady Antebellum Sets the Stage for ‘Our Kind of Vegas’ Residency at The Pearl

Current CMA “Vocal Group of the Year” nominee Lady Antebellum has announced their first-ever Las Vegas residency, OUR KIND OF VEGAS, launching Feb. 8, 2019 at the Palms Casino Resort’s Pearl Concert Theater. As the first Country act to headline the venue, the seven-time GRAMMY award-winning trio will combine their chart-topping songs with unparalleled production and multidimensional staging. Known for taking their headlining run worldwide, Lady A will bring Nashville to Sin City with stripped-down performances each night that will often feature the songwriters behind the group’s fan-favorite hits. Live Nation is the official promoter for the one-of-a-kind residency.

Plaza Hotel & Casino to Open Permanent Outdoor Equestrian and Multipurpose Facility

The Plaza Hotel &Casino is bringing the western legacy back to where it all started – downtown Las Vegas – just in time for the 2018 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR).Building on the success that its outdoor equestrian facility had last year, the Plaza is expanding the amenity and is making it the first and only permanent outdoor equestrian center in downtown Las Vegas. An official hotel sponsor of the NFR and exclusive Host Hotel for the Junior NFR, the Plaza’s new equestrian center will feature two outdoor arenas for roping practice and exercise during the rodeo. After NFR concludes, the Plaza’s equestrian center will become the city’s newest outdoor event venue diversifying the downtown experience and attracting more business and people to downtown Las Vegas year-round. In this expanded equestrian center adjacent to the hotel/casino, the Plaza doubled the number of equine stalls to 200, 80 of which will be available for year-round use. During NFR, the facility will offer the largest stalls in the city and 24-hour onsite security and veterinarian services.

Caesars Entertainment and Nobu Partners Announce a Ten-Year Extension

Celebrating the fifth anniversary of the world’s-first Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace, Nobu Hotel partners including Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro, Meir Teper and executives Trevor Horwell and Struan McKenzie, joined Caesars Entertainment CEO and President Mark Frissora and Caesars Palace Regional President Gary Selesner for a special presentation on the sprawling outdoor terrace of the lavish Nobu Villa.Addressing the group, Frissora praised the ongoing success of the partnership and announced a decade-long extension and future plans before Horwell shared Nobu Hotels global plans for 20 additional hotels by 2020.

Legendary Band Chicago to Return to the Venetian Resort Las Vegas

Due to popular demand, one of the most successful and critically acclaimed rock bands of all time –Chicago – recently announced it will return to The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian Resort Las Vegas for an eight-show limited engagement in 2019. The show will be held on February 8, 9, 13, 15, 16, 20, 22 and 23 at 8 p.m.

Wynn Las Vegas Reaches Major Renewable Energy Milestone

Wynn Las Vegas marks a new renewable energy milestone with its acceptance into the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Green Power Partnership, a collective of organizations that are voluntarily leading the innovation, production and use of green energy in America. The distinction comes less than five months after the debut of the Wynn Solar Facility, a new 160-acre solar complex solely dedicated to generating renewable energy to power the Las Vegas resort.Combined with 103,000 square feet of on-site rooftop solar panels, Wynn Las Vegas is creating and using more than 45 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, which is enough green power to meet 25 percent of the resort’s electric load. According to the U.S. EPA, this is equivalent to the annual electricity use of more than 4,000 average American homes. Based on this finding, Wynn Las Vegas becomes the largest Green Power Partner in the hotel industry in the nation, and the only casino resort in Nevada on the list.Additionally, Wynn Las Vegas joins an elite group of Fortune 500® companies that are current Green Power Partners, including Microsoft, Intel, Bank of America, Apple, Johnson & Johnson and Starbucks.

Pop Icon Britney Spears to Launch New Residency at Park Theater

Multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award-winning superstar Britney Spears will launch her new spectacular residency, “Britney: Domination,” at Park Theater at the new Park MGM resort in February 2019. Citi is proud to join Britney Spears and Park MGM as the official credit card of this residency, presented in partnership by MGM Resorts International and Live Nation. The first major Pop Star to have a Las Vegas residency is back! Britney’s new show will embody her strong, take-charge attitude when she returns to the city with her new show, “Britney:Domination.” Designed to give her fans and concertgoers an immersive experience, this show will bring them closer to the excitement than ever before as they party, dance and sing along to her amazing catalogue of hit songs.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Premieres New Dining Concepts, Ghost Donkey and Red Plate

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas expanded its award-winning restaurant collection with the introduction of two new venues in October. Ghost Donkey, a speakeasy-style mezcal and tequila bar, rounds out the offerings at newly-opened Block 16 Urban Food Hall. New York City’s famed mezcal and tequila bar pulls inspiration from the alluring ingredients and flavors of Mexico to create an authentic fiesta experience.Featuring an extensive selection of mezcal, Ghost Donkey serves expertly selected tasting flights alongside specialty crafted cocktails and late-night snacks including an assortment of elevated Nachos like Wild Mushroom and Chicken Mole. Red Plate, a sophisticated new dining concept located on the third level of The Cosmopolitan’s Boulevard Tower, celebrates traditional Chinese cuisine in a refined setting. Helmed by esteemed Chef Yip Cheung, RedPlate honors traditional Chinese techniques and preparations to present an authentic Cantonese menu with hints of modern inspiration. Menu highlights include an array of carefully selected, signature roasted meats, Chinese hotpot and handmade dim sum.

Puddles Pity Party Announces Engagement at Caesars Palace

Puddles Pity Party – the soft-hearted, 7-foot-tall singing clown – has announced his first-ever artist residency, set for nine unforgettable nights at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.This very special limited engagement at Cleopatra’s Barge kicks off Jan. 17 and extends through Feb. 9, 2019. Puddles’ set will consist of new material as well as classic, rarely performed songs, along with many performance surprises.Puddles’ entire show will be custom designed to suit the intimate layout and unique decor of the iconic Cleopatra’s Barge.

Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical is coming to The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas

Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical, the critically acclaimed, thrilling new musical based on one of the best-selling albums of all time, is coming to The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian Resort Las Vegas for a 16 show limited engagement. The show will be held December 25 – 30 and January 1 – 6 with additional matinee shows on Saturdays and Sundays. Show times vary each night. The tour stars Andrew Polec, who thrilled London and Toronto critics with his powerhouse performance as Strat, with The Daily Mirror calling him a “perfect rock and roll icon” and Time Out London saying he sings “with a ferocity worthy of MeatLoaf himself.”

New York bBd’s — Beers, Burgers, Desserts — Debuts Its First Las Vegas Location

As Palace Station unveiled its new look and culinary offerings, bBd’s (Beers, Burgers, Desserts) has joined the lineup of new restaurants on the casino floor alongside Boathouse Asian Eatery and the newly reconceptualized Feast Buffet. The all-new restaurant brings an innovative approach to the neighbourhood restaurant featuring a homage to America’s beloved burger and a focus on scratch cooking. Created by Chef Ralph Perrazzo, this New York-based restaurant brings a commitment to craftsmanship and honest cooking. It also marks a return to Las Vegas for Perrazzo who spent several years in progressive kitchen positions at several award-winning restaurants including Jean-Georges, Clio, and Bradley Ogden Restaurant at Caesars Palace, winner of the James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Welcomes the Return of The Ice Rink

For the seventh consecutive year, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas welcomes the return of The Ice Rink as Boulevard Pool transforms into a winter wonderland high above the Las Vegas Strip open to the public Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. Overlooking the heart of Las Vegas Boulevard, visitors will enjoy roof-top ice skating on more than 4,200 square feet of real ice, roasting s’mores by the fire, light snow showers,adult renditions of seasonal culinary classics, and breathtaking views surrounded by vibrant city lights.

Jimmy Kimmel Partners with Caesars Entertainment to Open Comedy Club 

Next spring, Caesars Entertainment will open Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club at The LINQ Promenade in Las Vegas. In partnership with Caesars Entertainment, the new club will showcase comedians ranging from up-and-coming talent to household names curated by Kimmeland his team in a venue designed by Jimmy and his comedian friends. At 8,000 square feet, the venue will be the optimal setting for both comedy talent and the audience, with an expandable showroom that seats up to 300 guests. The club will be open seven nights a week, with a bar open daily and shows offered nightly.

Plaza Hotel & Casino announces debut of “A Mob Story”

Love them or hate them,mobsters played a major role in the rise of Las Vegas as a legendary tourist destination. “A Mob Story” will entertain audiences with an original production that tells the “tale of how the Mob made Las Vegas, and how Vegas took down the Mob.” Tickets are on sale now for the limited engagement show featuring stunning 180-degree visual effects and world class choreography set to today’s popular music, influenced by wiseguys, gangsters, and mistresses to the mob.Created and directed by legendary producer, Emmy and Golden Globe award winner,Jeff Kutash, “A Mob Story” is the most realistic portrayal of the mob ever presented on stage, as told by the last Godfather, former Colombo family capo,Michael Franzese. A true “made man,” Franzese will provide an unprecedented authentic journey into the secret world of the mafia as the show’s host. Former city of Las Vegas Mayor and illustrious mob attorney, Oscar B. Goodman will bean ambassador to the show with special appearances.

Legends in Concert to Launch Residency at Tropicana Las Vegas

Legends in Concert, the longest-running show in Las Vegas, has announced an all-new residency at Tropicana Las Vegas. Set to debut the second week of February 2019, the acclaimed production boasting an incomparable cast of music legends, will bring its 35-year continuously operating musical tribute spectacular to the Legends in Concert Theater as its 7 p.m. headlining show. Known as the pioneer of live tribute shows, Legends in Concerts made its Las Vegas Strip debut in 1983 and to this day, the multifaceted show continues to evolve its collection of live tribute artists. From artists such as Elvis Presley to Aretha Franklin, Sting to Michael Jackson, legendary performers not only look like the stars they portray, but also use their own natural voices to pay homage to their iconic music counterparts. The show will feature a variety of elaborate theatrical sets, magnificent costumes and a full array of incredible special effects, and much more.

SLS Las Vegas Begins $100 Million Resort Upgrades

SLS Las Vegas recently began more than $100 million in resort renovations that will enhance the casino floor, upgrade hotel rooms and renovate existing pool and entertainment venues.Planning for the reimagined guest experience began in April of this year when Alex Meruelo, founder of the Meruelo Group and owner of the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nev., acquired the iconic casino property. Room upgrades are already underway and enhancements to the casino floor began in early October. Updates to the 60,000-square-foot casino floor will include a new layout for the slot, table games pit and high-limit areas, as well as new ceiling, carpeting and lighting to create a modern, inviting atmosphere in the center of the action. Resort renovations will include a redesigned Story Tower,remodels to the World and Grand Tower corridors, and select suite upgrades.Additional enhancements across the property will be announced in the coming months.

The Mob Museum Offering Daily Tours in The Underground Distillery

The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, recently began offering daily tours in The Underground Distillery at 5 p.m. During the $12, 30-minute tour, which involves sampling a variety of distilled spirits, participants receive an in-depth explanation of the distillery equipment and distillation process and learn about Prohibition and its impact on distilled spirits. In addition to learning about the historical origin of Prohibition and the drinking culture that existed before the 1920s, guests have the chance to take part in a spirit-tasting experience including in-house distilled moonshine, vodka and the Jamaica ginger infusion. The Distillery Tours are designed to encourage visitors to develop an appreciation for the flavor of moonshine especially since The Underground’s moonshine is as authentic as it can safely get. It is made in-house with 100% corn and bottled at 50% ABV. Tour participants have the option of purchasing souvenir bottles afterwards to commemorate their experience.

Hooters Casino & Hotel Las Vegas Debuts Peti & Taller “The Hooligans of Magic”

Peti & Taller “The Hooligans of Magic” recently debuted at Hooters Casino & Hotel with Mateo Amieva and Christian Ford who prove that anything is possible in Las Vegas. Travelling the world, this dynamic duo built an unforgettable theatrical experience, delighting more than 3,500 audiences internationally. Starring Mateo Amieva from the #1 best-selling magic show in the world, Criss Angel“Mindfreak LIVE!” and Comedian with Cirque Du Soleil for over 10 years;Christian Ford aka the Bad-Boy of Magic from the Golden Globe winning FOXComedy, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”, “The Hooligans of Magic” will blow your mind with their unique style of breathtaking, grand illusions and side-splitting interactive comedy.

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Latest from Vegas – October 2018

What’s happening in America’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas. Latest from Vegas – October 2018.

NoMad Las Vegas Now Accepting Room Reservations

Reservations are now open for guestrooms and suites at NoMad Las Vegas – opening softly on October 12, 2018. NoMad Las Vegas is a 293-room distinct luxury hotel experience, located within the newly opened Park MGM. The property will include a high-limit casino, Moroccan inspired pool and NoMad Bar and NoMad Restaurant. The hotel’s food & beverage offerings will come from award-winning Chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara, the duo behind the renowned Eleven Madison Park in New York – ranked the top restaurant in the world by The World’s 50 Best in 2017 – and the NoMad restaurant and bar in New York and Los Angeles. NoMad Las Vegas will be the brand’s third collaboration with legendary French designer Jacques Garcia, with art programming throughout the property developed and curated by Sydell Group in partnership with Paris-based design studio be-poles, who have been an integral part of the NoMad hotels from inception.

Fly LINQ, the Las Vegas Strip’s First and Only Zipline, to Open Nov. 9

Fly LINQ, the first and only zipline on the Las Vegas Strip, is scheduled to take flight on Friday, Nov. 9 with advance online tickets now available for purchase at www.FlyLINQ.com. Fly LINQ will feature 10 side-by-side ziplines, capable of simultaneously launching all riders. The experience will be located at The LINQ Promenade, the open-air shopping, dining and entertainment district situated at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Guests will be launched from a 114-foot-tall tower and travel 1,121 feet through The LINQ Promenade to the landing tower near the base of the High Roller observation wheel. Riders can choose to ride in either a seated or superhero position.

The Palazzo at The Venetian Resort Presents an Enlightened Guest Experience

The Palazzo, the refined luxury hotel that is part of The Venetian Resort Las Vegas, has unveiled the dramatic results of a design evolution, a renaissance sparked by its remodeled casino floor and renovations to all suites. Inventive guest touchpoints span a refined new collective of intimate cocktail havens, unexpected digital art installations within the transformed casino floor, world-class dining concepts, unique incorporation of earth-friendly touches, and unprecedented levels of access and personalized service through Prestige at The Palazzo, the hotel’s elevated luxury experience. Enlightened elements at The Palazzo include Electra Cocktail Club, new elements on the casino floor, new dining concepts including Mott 32, new suites, and Prestige at The Palazzo, an elevated luxury experience that offers unprecedented levels of access to premium amenities and personalized services.

FRIENDS! The Musical Parody Set to Premiere at the D Las Vegas

FRIENDS! The Musical Parody, a comedic spin-off of the hit TV show that dazzled New York audiences, makes its Las Vegas premiere at the D Las Vegas on October 18 with the official opening on October 26, 2018. The production will feature the six main characters from the cast: Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey and Phoebe, and will be set to original music that will make audiences laugh, cry and fall in love with these six FRIENDS all over again. Following the path paved by the off-Broadway production, the soundtrack of FRIENDS! The Musical Parody will be set to a live band inside the showroom and will pay homage to some of the audience’s favorite moments from the original TV show.

The BOOK Recently Debuted at The LINQ Hotel & Casino

The latest evolution of the sports book and bar experience recently debuted at The LINQ Hotel & Casino with the opening of The Book. Enhancing the traditional sports book model wherein guests and fans merely gathered to watch sports and bet on gaming action, The Book is designed for guests to take FULL control of their gaming odyssey. With innovative technology, mobile and self-serve opportunities, and plenty of sports and bar games to engage in, The Book promises to be immersive, socially-driven and unapologetically now. 

Park MGM Introduces the Spa & Salon at Park MGM

A cozy oasis where guests can disconnect and unwind, The Spa & Salon at Park MGM is now open for reservations. This serene retreat features a comprehensive menu of treatments delivered in a peaceful space in the heart of Las Vegas’s newest resort. The Spa offers treatment rooms of all different sizes and layouts, creating a feeling of a unique neighborhood spa. Expanding beyond the walls of The Spa, the talented therapists are equipped to bring their services poolside or even perform them in a guest room by special request. Next door, The Salon is an intimate triangular-shaped room designed to encourage lively interaction and socialization, much like the resort in which it resides. Guests are greeted with a glass of rosé or champagne before enjoying any number of nail or hair treatments The Salon offers.

SoulCycle to Debut Brand-New Studio in November 2018

SoulCycle, the unique mind-body-soul indoor cycling experience, will bring the party to Las Vegas with a brand-new studio opening November 2018. SoulCycle Las Vegas will be located in the new Wynn Plaza, the resort’s new retail destination. The 62-bike studio will offer an exclusive experience with illuminated lighting synced to better-than-ever playlists, an expanded podium that hosts up to three instructors, and mind-blowing art and neon installations. This impressive studio will also house a shopping experience offering SoulCycle’s unparalleled performance and athleisure collections.

ZZ Top to return to The Venetian Resort Las Vegas

Following a wildly successful sold-out five-show run this past April, ZZ TOP recently announced it will return to The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian® Las Vegas for an eight-show limited engagement in 2019. The show will be held on January 18, 19, 23, 25, 26 and 30 and February 1 and 2 at 8 p.m.

Palms Casino Resort Announces Second Residency – Billy Idol: Las Vegas 2019

Palms Casino Resort and Live Nation present Billy Idol: Las Vegas 2019 Presented by SiriusXM. The 10-show run, which begins Jan. 18, 2019 and continues with dates throughout January and October, is the second residency show for the reimagined property and the news comes just days before Idol is set to premiere his latest release, Vital Idol: Revitalized.

Roy Choi Shares First Look at ‘Best Friend’ Coming to Park MGM

The first glimpse into Roy Choi’s vision for his Las Vegas debut at Park MGM is official. Chef Roy Choi released images and a statement about his original restaurant concept, Best Friend, opening this December. Choi described the concept as ‘Koreatown in a capsule – a portal to the streets of LA, but also rooted in what makes Las Vegas … VEGAS.’

Feast Buffet at Palace Station Debuts the Only Overnight Buffet in the Valley

Late night diners rejoice. The new Feast Buffet at Palace Station has debuted the only overnight buffet available in Southern Nevada along with an exclusive menu to cater to the late-night dining crowd. Now available daily from midnight to 8 a.m., the special menu features an array of delicious late-night items along with a salad bar and dessert station for guests to enjoy. From signature breakfast eats to dinner delights, guests are invited to indulge in a sampling of the eclectic menu at newly revamped Feast Buffet.

Neon Museum Expands Boneyard’s Electrified Signs by Nearly a Third

The Neon Museum significantly expanded the number of electrified signs on view in its Boneyard exhibition space when it added Anderson Dairy’s “Andy” Anderson, The Red Barn, Chief Hotel Court and Nevada Motel signs in September 2018. Along with Dot’s Flowers, installed in the Boneyard this summer, these signs were all previously displayed on Third Street just north of The Fremont Experience but have been in storage in recent years. The Boneyard is now home to 16 fully restored, electrified signs.

Sixth + Mill Pizzeria and Bar to Debut in Grand Canal Shoppes

FactoryPlaceHospitalityGroup is adding locations to its growing presence on the West Coast with its newest Southern Italian-inspired casual-dining restaurant, sixth+mill pizzeria and bar, including a Las Vegas outpost at the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian® in St. Mark Square, scheduled to open April 2019. The focus of the restaurant is intended to elicit the taste and emotion of his childhood memories and offer guests a taste of Southern Italy. Besides the pizza, sixth+mill will also feature small plates, fritters, salads and durum wheat pastas.

Celine Dion Announces Final Show Dates for Iconic Las Vegas Residency

International superstar Celine Dion recently announced that more than 15 years after the premiere of her first critically-acclaimed Las Vegas residency, her second production Celine at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace will come to an end on June 8, 2019. Tickets for the final performance and additional 2019 show dates (Feb. 26 through Mar. 16 and May 14 through June 8) will go on sale to the public beginning Friday, Sept 28 at 10 a.m. PST.

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Latest from Vegas – September 2018

What’s happening in America’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas. Latest from Vegas – September 2018.

Inaugural Fall NASCAR Race Weekend Debuts in Las Vegas

Following years of efforts to bring a second NASCAR race to Las Vegas, the sport’s top drivers will return Sept. 13-16 for the inaugural Fall NASCAR Race Weekend. The event weekend includes the inaugural South Point 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race, the DC Solar 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race, the World of Westgate 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoff race and the Star Nursery 100 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race at The Dirt Track. The Cup Series race will be the first race of the playoffs for the top 16 drivers, and Las Vegas is the only track with two triple-header weekends on the NASCAR schedule. In addition to the action on the track, the weekend will include a NASCAR Burnout Boulevard event on the Las Vegas strip, NASCAR playoffs party downtown on the Fremont Street Experience, and a free concert by Cole Swindell.

Criss Angel Unveils Brand New MINDFREAK, an Immersive Evolution of Magic

After more than a decade of dominating the world of magic, Criss Angel will unveil an over-the-top visual spectacular unlike any other in existence – Criss Angel MINDFREAK, in the newly-renamed Criss Angel Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino opening Dec. 19, 2018. The brand-new production incorporates cutting-edge technology and boasts more than 75 illusions with 20 never-before-seen effects that will give fans the ultimate immersive experience, showcasing the iconic Angel on a massive scale.

Electra Cocktail Club to Open in Early September

The Palazzo Las Vegas introduces Electra Cocktail Club. A collision of energy and style, Electra embodies a dynamic scene where cocktail creations challenge the limits of tradition in an atmosphere that exudes an escapist, kinetic vibe. Electra completes The Venetian Cocktail Collective, comprised of the sophisticated Dorsey, the romantic Rosina and now the inventive Electra. The Collective represents the evolution of nightlife in Las Vegas. Electra’s backbar features a diverse selection of spirits with a focus on rums, agricoles, and mezcals. Like the menus at The Dorsey and Rosina, Electra’s offerings were conceived by noted barman Sam Ross and feature cocktails that are both imaginative and playful with a bend toward the tropical.

Waldorf Astoria Debuts on Las Vegas Strip

Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas, formerly Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas, debuted on the Las Vegas Strip on August 31. Discerning guests will find the ultimate in non-gaming comfort and luxury, including elegant guest rooms and suites featuring stunning views, exceptional restaurants, a luxurious spa and True Waldorf Service, including signature personal concierges. A guest room restyle is scheduled for summer 2019.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Debuts Block 16 Urban Food Hall

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is thrilled to announce the recent opening of Block 16 Urban Food Hall. A first of its kind on the Las Vegas Strip, the made-to-order, fast-casual concept features a dynamic lineup of restaurants handpicked from foodie capitals across the U.S. Block 16 Urban Food Hall continues to reinforce The Cosmopolitan as a culinary leader, unifying the country’s most sought-after chefs and eateries, introducing them first-to-market and providing a place for locals and visitors alike to celebrate their shared passions of easy to love food and drink. Located on the second level of the Boulevard Tower, Block 16 Urban Food Hall introduces an emerging class of acclaimed chefs and their distinct culinary creations, including District: Donuts. Sliders. Brew.; Hattie B’s Hot Chicken; Lardo; Pok Pok Wing; and Tekka Bar: Handroll & Sake. Ghost Donkey, a tequila and mezcal cocktail bar from New York City will complete the collection in early Fall 2018.

La La Noodle Coming to Park MGM This Fall

Park MGM adds to its portfolio of original restaurants with La La Noodle, a new concept, debuting this November. Serving authentic Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai cuisine, La La Noodle will be a casual destination where guests will enjoy a lively yet relaxed atmosphere while savoring a selection of noodle, seafood, meat, vegetable and rice dishes. Named after the Mandarin term for pulled – 拉 (pronounced lah) – La La Noodle will feature familiar and savory hand-pulled noodle dishes such as Pork Belly Noodles and Chicken Chow Mein, as well as regional delicacies such as Hong Kong Seafood Crispy Noodles with shrimp, scallops and squid. In addition to noodles, mouthwatering entrées will round out the menu including Vietnamese Braised Catfish, served in a clay pot with fish sauce, chiles and garlic.

The Factory Kitchen Opening in Las Vegas

FactoryPlaceHospitalityGroup and The Venetian Las Vegas recently announced plans to open The Factory Kitchen at The Venetian in December 2018. The Factory Kitchen is the product of a long-standing friendship between Matteo Ferdinandi, CEO of FactoryPlaceHospitalityGroup and Chef Angelo Auriana. Ferdinandi and Auriana share the vision of imparting their Italian roots and memories through food and hospitality.

SLS Las Vegas Integrates the W Hotel at SLS Las Vegas Into Full Resort Experience

SLS Las Vegas recently announced the W Hotel at SLS Las Vegas was integrated into the full resort operation and called The Grand Tower. Additionally, SLS Las Vegas assumed full operational control of the resort’s reservations system from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and the SLS Las Vegas brand will discontinue membership as a Starwood Tribute Portfolio Hotel & Resort. The Grand Tower will continue as a Four Diamond experience for guests. Existing reservations for the W Las Vegas past the August 17 date of operational transfer will be honored. SLS Las Vegas also assumed operation of the Spa, Pool, Lounge and Meetings Space located within the Tower’s footprint. Current W Hotel at SLS Las Vegas team members have been invited to stay on with their employment either transferring to SLS Las Vegas or continuing with Marriott, the parent company of Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

Aerosmith Announces Las Vegas Residency at Park Theater at Park MGM

America’s all-time top-selling rock ‘n’ roll band, Aerosmith, is bringing the heat to the Las Vegas Strip with their headlining residency, AEROSMITH: DEUCES ARE WILD. Shows begin Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Park Theater at the new Park MGM resort. Aerosmith’s Las Vegas residency, promoted by Live Nation and MGM Resorts International, will bring fans face to face with America’s Greatest Rock ‘N’ Roll band in one of the most immersive, state-of-the art audio and video technology experiences in Las Vegas. The show features never-seen-before visuals and audio from Aerosmith recording sessions.

Hong Kong’s Mott 32 is Coming to The Palazzo at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas

Mott 32, one of Hong Kong’s most award-winning restaurants and a culinary icon in contemporary Chinese cuisine, will open its first U.S. outpost this winter, bringing their Eastern concept West to The Palazzo at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas. The acclaimed menu combines authentic Chinese recipes handed down from generations with progressive cooking techniques. Paired with exceptional mixology methods and stunning design, the experience at Mott 32 is truly one of a kind.

Fremont Street Experience to Begin Renovation of Viva Vision Canopy in February 2019

Fremont Street Experience will begin its $32 million renovation of Viva Vision, the world’s largest single video screen located in historic downtown Las Vegas, February 2019. Spanning five city blocks above one of the most vibrant streets in Las Vegas, the upgraded Viva Vision canopy will illuminate the pedestrian mall with 16,433,152 pixels and 5,000 Nits, making it seven-times brighter than the existing canopy with four-times the resolution. In partnership with the city of Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, renovations to the iconic, city-owned Viva Vision canopy will be completed for the unveiling on Dec. 31, 2019.

Celebrated Chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken Open BBQ Mexicana in Las Vegas

Restaurateurs and renowned chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken continue to evolve their hospitality empire and deliver authentic-meets-contemporary Mexican cuisine with the debut of BBQ Mexicana, a quick service smoked dishes concept now open at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Located across from sister restaurant Border Grill and adjacent to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, this fast-casual eatery continues to reinforce Feniger and Milliken’s penchant for craveable Mexican dishes in an approachable, warm setting. BBQ Mexicana is a convenient takeaway counter featuring a variety of house smoked meats and non-meat options prepared as burritos, bowls, and salads, along with margaritas, aguas frescas, and beers to-go.

Boathouse Asian Eatery Debuts its First Las Vegas Location inside Palace Station

As part of a $192 million property-wide modernization, Palace Station unveiled its all-new Asian-inspired restaurant, Boathouse Asian Eatery. Created by dynamic brother and sister team Cat and Tu Do together with their partner Hans Mogensen from Northern California, the restaurant joins the recently opened next generation Feast Buffet on the new casino floor. Boathouse Asian Eatery serves up lunch and dinner and features authentic Asian cuisine with an innovative dining experience. The restaurant features a guest capacity of more than 200 people for both indoor and outdoor seating, complete with a large cocktail bar, 14-seat sushi bar and six seat noodle bar, all in a contemporary atmosphere. The restaurant celebrates Asian fare and features an eclectic menu with touches from Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese cuisine.

Team-Based Virtual Reality Adventure Opens Labor Day Weekend at Madame Tussaud

This Labor Day, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is challenging friends, families and co-workers to “Be a Hero” in the city’s newest team-based virtual reality adventure. Kicking-off Labor Day weekend in partnership with Virtual Room USA, the collaborative virtual reality experience allows groups of 2-4 people to participate in up to four, 15-minute timed challenges all while communicating with their teammates. Teams set off on a journey through history’s most iconic moments, solving puzzles and challenges along the way. Together, teams will explore Ancient Egypt and the Medieval Ages, come face-to-face with dinosaurs and journey to the moon, under the ocean and beyond, and hopefully save the world. Virtual Room is a sold as an upgrade with tickets from just $12. The experience is designed for players ages 12 years and up and perfect for groups of friends, family, team-building, birthday parties and more.

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Latest from Vegas – August 2018

What’s happening in America’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas. Latest from Vegas – August 2018.

The Underground at The Mob Museum Launches Happy Hour, Announces Packaged Moonshine and Vodka for Sale

The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces its ongoing Happy Hour program in The Underground speakeasy exhibition. The speakeasy’s full-service bar purveys not only house-distilled moonshine and craft beer, but also wines by the glass, non-alcoholic beverages and—of course—a tempting array of authentic, Prohibition-inspired cocktails. From 5 to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, visitors can now enjoy 20 percent off select craft cocktails, draft beer and wine by the glass. In addition, visitors can take a taste of Prohibition history home with them with The Underground’s house-distilled moonshine and proprietary vodka.

Anita Baker Set to Perform Limited Engagement at Wynn Las Vegas

Eight-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter and 2018 BET Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Anita Baker will bring her talents to Wynn Las Vegas for a limited engagement this summer. Performing as part of the Anita Baker – Farewell Concert Series, Baker will appear at the intimate Encore Theater Aug. 24-25 and Aug. 29-Sept. 2. Boasting an inspiring career in the arts, Baker has appeared on the silver screen and climbed the Billboard Hot 100 and Contemporary charts. Performing hits like “Just Because,” “Sweet Love, “Caught Up in the Rapture” and other fan favorites, Baker’s engagement at Wynn will serve as one of the final stops on her farewell tour.

Ethel M Chocolates Uncorks New Wine Tasting Experience at the Factory Store

Everything pairs well with Ethel M Chocolate, and for the first time in history, their premium chocolates are now offered with wine in the Factory Store in Henderson, Nevada. Guests can now immerse their senses in Ethel M Chocolates’ new wine pairing experience and discover how their chocolatiers carefully select wines to pair with their signature sweets. Long-time cactus garden-goers and tourists alike can delight in sipping Trinchero Family Estates’ wine alongside unique fan-favorites such as Ethel M’s signature Pecan Caramel Raptures and Lemon Satin Crèmes.

Robot Butlers Recharge Guest Experience at Vdara Hotel & Spa

Vdara Hotel & Spa welcomes the newest additions to its team with Fetch and Jett – two Relay robots responsible for delivering snacks, sundries, and even spa products directly to guest suites. These talented bots work alongside their human colleagues to transport an array of frequently forgotten and requested amenities including shaving and dental kits as well as tasty bites and drinks from Market Café. Designed and built by robot developer Savioke, Fetch and Jett are fully autonomous indoor delivery robots that use advanced technology to seamlessly navigate around people and objects.

Nitro Circus Revs Up Resident Stage Show Coming to Las Vegas Spring 2019

Hot on the heels of Travis Pastrana’s jaw-dropping tribute to Evel Knievel in July, Nitro Circus announced an all-new event. Known throughout the world for its spectacular arena and stadium live shows, Nitro Circus is creating its first-ever resident stage show to open at Bally’s Las Vegas in Spring 2019. This electrifying all-new production will feature the world’s most talented action sports athletes performing spectacular feats and unbelievable stunts in a fully choreographed, adrenaline-charged event. The innovative show will take over the Jubilee Theater, to be reimagined, redesigned and renamed the Nitro Circus Theater, offering guests an up-close look at all the action.

Neon Museum Introduces Self-Guided, General Admission Tours

Fresh off its fiscal year where a record 200,000 people visited the museum, the Neon Museum has once again expanded its offerings. A new general admission ticket, where visitors can take self-guided tours during daytime hours, has been introduced in an effort to meet public demand. Museum historical interpreters stationed around the exhibition area are available to answer questions while guests are free to explore the more than 200 signs on display at their own pace.

Blue Ribbon Restaurants to Debut All-New Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya at Red Rock Resort in Late 2018

Bruce and Eric Bromberg, brothers, chefs and co-founders of Blue Ribbon Restaurants, the New York-based restaurant group that famously began in 1992 with its famous SoHo brasserie, are pleased to announce the return of Blue Ribbon Sushi to Las Vegas. Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya will open in late 2018 at Red Rock Resort located in the center of the upscale Summerlin community, with an all-new Japanese-style tavern, including a traditional sushi bar with indoor and outdoor seating.

Seven oh Brew Oktoberfest to Launch Inaugural Two-Weekend Festival

From the producers who bring Glittering Lights to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway every winter, a new food, drink and music festival will emerge in the Las Vegas Valley this September. Seven oh Brew Oktoberfest is coming to Craig Ranch Regional Park for an over-the-top brewhaha celebration akin to the original festival in Munich, Germany. The almost-authentic Oktoberfest will be hosted over two weekends – September 27 through 30 and October 4 through 7.

Sundance Helicopters Announces Neon & Nature Weddings with Las Vegas Skyline as Backdrop Beginning 8.8.18

Sundance Helicopters, Inc., has announced plans to marry couples at their exclusive scenic overlook beginning on the lucky date of August 8, 2018. The Neon & Nature Wedding Experience will be held on a private bluff overlooking the Las Vegas Valley with breathtaking views of the Las Vegas Strip, all while surrounded by the natural beauty of red, orange, and yellow rock formations. The Neon & Nature Wedding Experience starts at $1,825 per couple and includes an awe-inspiring tour in a private state-of-the-art helicopter en route to the wedding location, access to a VIP waiting room at the Sundance terminal, an officiant, personal cake, wedding flowers, champagne, photography and limousine service. Additionally, specially-curated Lucky 8 Weddings, available on August 8 and 18 is priced at $2,088 and in addition to the Neon & Nature Wedding Experience inclusions, will include elegantly themed “lucky 8” décor and the option to fly in aircraft number 8 with availability.

Off-Strip Luxury Hits Summerlin as JW Marriott Introduces Two Extravagant Suites: The Aviation Suite and The Penthouse Suite

JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa recently launched two new suites in the property’s Palms Tower. The Aviation Suite sits high atop the Palms Tower stretching its more than 2,400-square-foot layout into a sleek, modern space and features shades of blue and grey, and industrial touches inspired by aviation throughout. Nestled at the other end of the Palms tower, guests will find The Penthouse Suite – a perfect space for a relaxing, wellness-inspired getaway. Keeping things light and bright, the 2,300-square-foot suite features shades of warm-whites and beiges are accented with touches of gold.

Go Greek Yogurt to Bring Fast Fresh Menu to The Venetian Las Vegas

Go Greek Yogurt, an authentic yogurt bar inspired by Greek culture and cuisine, will open its first location outside of Southern California at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas. Scheduled to open mid-August, the fresh yogurt bar features master “yogurtiers” who customize each dish both fresh and frozen. The fresh Greek yogurt is particularly authentic, imported by air from Greece, where the thick and creamy yogurt is made using old-world methods and traditions. Ingredients to finish the product and various toppings are also imported from Europe.

South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa Gears Up for September’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, South Point 400, with Property-wide Experiences

In anticipation for the first-ever South Point 400, South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa is going all-out with property-wide activations to promote the upcoming September Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Guests can now partake in a variety of experiences, including a specialty drink menu, specialty gaming chips, gaming promotions, themed spa specials and more.

I Love the 90s – The Vegas Show to Open at Paris Las Vegas

The hugely-successful I LOVE THE ’90s TOUR will have a permanent home on the Las Vegas Strip when I LOVE THE ’90s – THE VEGAS SHOW opens at Paris Las Vegas Friday, Oct. 12. This 90-minute, immersive dance party will feature a live DJ, nostalgic video content, dancers and more. A rotating lineup of crowd favorites will headline the Las Vegas shows, with Salt-N-Pepa, Rob Base and All-4-One kicking off the residency. Other artists confirmed to take part in this unbelievable live experience include Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath, Kid ’n Play and Dru Hill.

Downtown Las Vegas Events Center and Collective Zoo Announce High-Energy Electronic Music Festival, September 1

Downtown Las Vegas Events Center is teaming up with Collective Zoo to bring the heat this Labor Day weekend with an evening of booty shakin’ electronic music on Saturday, September 1. The event promises visitors a jam-packed evening celebrating diversity in music, art, food and culture – all in the same spot. House Music lovers can catch memorable electronic sounds in the heart of downtown Las Vegas with performances from a collection of talented entertainers, including Grammy-nominated producer and headliner for the evening Chris Lake, NYC-based Walker & Royce, SINDEN and more.

Palace Station Unveils All-New Contemporary Feast Buffet

Palace Station, the original Las Vegas locals’ casino, recently debuted its all-new Feast Buffet as part of a $192 million modernization of the property. Known as the original Station Casinos’ buffet concept that first debuted at Palace Station in 1988, the next generation buffet concept, 30 years after its debut, now features a modern era vibe within the historic property – allowing for a sensible conquest-worthy dining experience. Located on the new casino floor, the new Feast Buffet boasts a 14,000 square-foot buffet experience and allows seating for up to 394 guests in a dining hall setting.

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Latest from Vegas – July 2018

What’s happening in America’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas. Latest from Vegas – July 2018.

HISTORY, Nitro Circus and Caesars Palace Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Evel Knievel’s Legendary Jump
HISTORY, Nitro Circus and Caesars Palace have partnered for, “Evel Live,” an unprecedented three-hour live event airing on Sunday, July 8 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on HISTORY. “Evel Live” will see motorsports superstar Travis Pastrana pay tribute to Evel Knievel, the founding father of motorcycle stunts, and aim to the push the limits even farther than the American icon. Caesars Palace, world-famous home of memorable moments in both sports and entertainment and the site of Evel Knievel’s legendary fountain jump 50 years ago, will host the grand finale jump, both for a national TV audience and a packed Las Vegas crowd.
 
1967 Evel Knievel Jumps Caesars Palace Fountains
 
Los Angeles’ Houston Hospitality to Open First Las Vegas Nightlife Venue at Park MGM
Los Angeles-based Houston Hospitality, founded by trendsetting fraternal twin brothers Jonnie and Mark Houston, will redefine the Las Vegas Strip’s nightlife landscape with the Dec. 31, 2018 opening of On The Record at Park MGM. The three-room venue will include both indoor and outdoor spaces, a world-class cocktail program and an escape into an immersive and entertaining hidden club experience driven by their award-winning interior design. After conceiving and operating numerous successful venues in Los Angeles over the past 10 years, including hotspots Break Room 86, Black Rabbit Rose, No Vacancy, Good Times at Davey Wayne’s, and La Descarga, among others, On The Record (OTR) will be the Houstons’ first Las Vegas venture.
 
Florida Georgia Line Announces a Limited Engagement at Zappos Theater
Bringing Music City to Las Vegas for five-nights-only, world-class entertainers Florida Georgia Line will elevate their revolutionary status with a limited residency on the iconic Strip. “FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS” begins Saturday, December 1 inside Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Fans are invited to join Florida Georgia Line for anything-goes shows on December 1, 5, 7, 8, and 11. The multi-platinum hitmakers’ headline-worthy live performances will open each night with Big Loud Records and Atlantic Records artist Mason Ramsey.
 
Wynn Las Vegas Announces Exclusive Retailers Joining Wynn Plaza
Wynn Las Vegas announces an update to the collection of world-renowned luxury, contemporary, and lifestyle brands joining Wynn Plaza, the resort’s unique new 70,000-square-foot retail destination located directly on Las Vegas Boulevard. Brands that can only be found in Las Vegas at Wynn Plaza include Cipriani, Urth Caffé, SoulCycle, Céline, Balmain, Loewe, James Perse, Cotton Citizen, Marie France Van Damme, and Vitra Eyewear, with more to be announced in the coming months. Additional boutiques include Stella McCartney, Kiton, Omega, RIMOWA, Breitling, and Le Labo. Wynn Plaza is scheduled to open in October 2018.
 
Wolfgang Puck Debuts Spago Overlooking Bellagio Fountains
When Wolfgang Puck’s legendary Spago opened 25 years ago in Las Vegas, the level of influence he and the restaurant would have on the city was unimaginable. The revolutionary restaurant is recognized for igniting Las Vegas’s dining scene into a culinary epicenter. Wolfgang’s relentless drive to transform continues today as the chef recently debuted the new Spago Las Vegas at Bellagio Resort & Casino, bringing two internationally renowned brands together.
 
Celine Dion Announces New Residency Show Dates at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Due to ongoing ticket demand, Celine Dion has announced 24 additional show dates for her Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The performances are scheduled October 30 through November 17 and December 28 through January 20, including a performance on New Year’s Eve. Since March 2003, Celine has performed over 1,000 shows to over 4 million fans at The Colosseum.  Her second Las Vegas residency, presented by AEG Presents and Caesars Entertainment, is directed by legendary Grammy Awards producer Ken Ehrlich and features her biggest hits mixed with timeless classics including her newest song, “Ashes,” from the box office blockbuster “Deadpool 2.”
 
Palace Station to Debut New Restaurants this Summer
Palace Station, the original Las Vegas locals’ casino, will ante up this season with the debut of new first-to-market restaurant concepts and a brand-new award-winning Feast Buffet, as part of a $192 million modernization of the property. Set to debut this summer, guests will soon be able to enjoy exciting new food and beverage offerings such as bBd’s (Beers Burgers Desserts), Boathouse Asian Eatery, Mumfresh Asian Eats and the next evolution in Station Casinos’ popular Feast Buffet – providing for an enticing array of updated dining experiences in the classic tradition of Las Vegas. bBD’s, Boathouse Asian Eatery, Mumfresh Asian Eats and the all-new Feast Buffet will join the acclaimed 18-seat Oyster Bar, Little Tony’s created by 12-time World Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani, and Station Casinos’ popular steakhouse concept, the Charcoal Room.
 
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas Launches The Hangover Bar
Grab the wolf pack and head over to Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, where The Hangover Bar is open for all to enjoy a full-service bar offering specialty drinks inspired by the hit movie “The Hangover.” Guests will be transported to the scene of Phil, Stu, Alan, and Doug’s rooftop toast that kicked off “The Hangover” film’s uproarious series of events. Industrial design elements that invoke the roof of Caesars Palace, where the scene takes place, include ducting tables and pipes, an aircon feature, an LED backdrop of the world-famous Las Vegas skyline, and more. The Hangover Bar is the latest addition to Madame Tussauds Las Vegas and The Hangover Experience, which currently features the notorious hotel suite and wedding chapel, as well as figures of Alan (portrayed by Zach Galifianakis), Phil (portrayed by Bradley Cooper), and Mike Tyson.
 
Perez Hilton Joins Chippendales as Special Celebrity Guest Host
Get ready to “Party with Perez” this summer when Perez Hilton, the original celebrity social media influencer, joins Chippendales as the special guest host at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.  Hilton’s limited six-week engagement runs from July 26 through Sept. 2, 2018 (Thursday through Sunday performances).
 
Topgolf Las Vegas and TruFusion Launch Yoga with a View
Welcome summer with a salutation in the form of a yoga fusion class that offers a one-of-a-kind view as Topgolf Las Vegas and TruFusion partner up to launch Yoga with a View. Yogis of all levels are welcome to practice their chaturanga atop the fourth floor of the venue with a view that overlooks the Las Vegas Strip. Yoga with a View classes are for guests 21 and over, and will take place at 10 a.m. every other Sunday beginning Sunday, June 24. The first 10 guests to come to each class will receive a free Topgolf yoga mat. Yoga with a View classes are open to all skill levels, and are free and open to the public.
 
Harrah’s Laughlin Completes $20 Million Redesign of 410 South Tower Rooms
Surrounded by the Colorado River and desert mountains, Harrah’s Laughlin has completed a $20 million renovation of all 410 guest rooms and suites in its South Tower. Harrah’s Laughlin features more than 1,500 guest rooms and 170 suites, with convenient access to a variety of exciting experiences offered at the premier riverfront resort destination. Designed by WESTAR Architects, Harrah’s Laughlin’s South Tower guest rooms and suites overlook the golden glow of the Colorado River.
 
Japanese Artist Kisho Mwkaiyama Displays New Artwork at BellagioResort & Casino
Notable Japanese artist Kisho Mwkaiyama begins work on a new artwork, “Vendarta 100: Six Elements and The Seasons,” in a temporary public studio at Bellagio Resort & Casino. From June 29 through January 2019, Mwkaiyama will work on a commissioned artwork comprised of 24 square gouache paintings. The artist studio space is located next to Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art and features a guest lounge for viewing and learning more about Mwkaiyama’s artistic practice.
 
Blue Moon Bar Coming Soon to Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Beer lovers have a new spot to get their fix of creative and unique beer offerings on the Strip with the introduction of the Blue Moon Bar which opened recently at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The brand-new space, located in front of Zappos Theater, will include Blue Moon’s flagship beer, Blue Moon Belgian White, as well as seasonal and limited-release beers from Blue Moon Brewing Company.
 
“Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding” Opens in Buca di Beppo inside Bally’s Las Vegas
“Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding” has found the perfect venue in Buca di Beppo inside Bally’s Las Vegas. The joining together of two renowned brands means the production will continue to bring lighthearted entertainment to Las Vegas, and this time the wedding will be catered with family-style Italian meals from Buca di Beppo. The interactive comedy will perform Friday through Wednesday at 7 p.m.
 
Neon Museum Announces Hot Yoga in the Boneyard
The Neon Museum announces its summer 2018 Hot Yoga in the Boneyard calendar. Taught by Certified Instructor Eileen Lorraine, the one-hour sessions will take place on nine Saturdays this summer from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. on the Neon Museum’s outdoor patio: June 23, July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28, Aug. 4, Aug. 11, Aug. 18 and Aug. 25. Yoga at the Neon Museum Boneyard is restricted to participants 18 years of age or older or children 16 and older accompanied by an adult guardian.
 
Rod Stewart Adds New 2018 Concert Dates to Las Vegas Residency
Iconic singer and songwriter Rod Stewart has announced new fall 2018 show dates for his record-breaking Las Vegas residency “Rod Stewart: The Hits.” at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The six new shows scheduled November 21 – December 2.
 
Wynn Las Vegas Announces the Return of Diana Ross
Following a highly-successful second run, world-renowned entertainer Diana Ross will make her return to Wynn Las Vegas for a third headlining engagement this fall. The Lifetime Achievement Award-winner will once again take the stage at the intimate Encore Theater for nine performances beginning October 31, with additional performances November 2-17.
 
Celebrate the Season with Wynn Las Vegas’ New Holiday Show
This holiday season, Wynn Las Vegas will unveil “The Holiday Show,” its first-ever seasonal production. Created and directed by Philip Wm. McKinley with choreography by Marguerite Derricks, who were both most recently involved in the re-imagination of Wynn Las Vegas’ award-winning production “Le Rêve – The Dream,” this musical production combines a score of holiday hits like “Santa Baby” and “This Christmas,” festive comedy and multi-genre dance numbers that will light up the stage at the intimate Encore Theater November 30 – December 30, 2018.

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Latest from Vegas – June 2018

What’s happening in America’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas. Latest from Vegas – June 2018.

Mariah Carey Returns with Headlining Residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Mariah Carey, the iconic chanteuse and best-selling female artist of all time with over 200 million records sold, is returning to Las Vegas with an all-new headlining residency, “The Butterfly Returns” at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace beginning Thursday, July 5, 2018. “The Butterfly Returns” will spotlight a more intimate performance on The Colosseum’s stage, showcasing Mariah Carey’s world-famous vocals with an all-new show that highlights her extensive catalogue of music.
 
Mariah Carey on stage Las Vegas
 
Park MGM Officially Takes Its Place on the Las Vegas Strip
With the lighting of its new marquee and hotel tower signs, Monte Carlo officially shed its name Wednesday, May 9, 2018 for a new identity – Park MGM – making way for the resort set for completion later this year. Following a transformation that will touch every element of the central Strip property, Park MGM is a welcoming social hub that evokes the residential spirit, intimacy and individuality of a boutique experience on a resort scale. A partnership between Sydell Group and MGM Resorts International, Park MGM was born from the collaborative vision of the New York-based lifestyle hotelier and one of the world’s preeminent destination resort developers. When complete, the project will comprise two new distinct experiences: Park MGM, and a Las Vegas version of the renowned NoMad, a standalone 292-room hotel encompassing the tower’s top four floors.
 
Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas to Debut in August 2018
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Hilton’s iconic luxury hotel brand, recently announced plans to convert the Mandarin Oriental on the Las Vegas Strip to the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas in August 2018. Waldorf Astoria will assume full operation of the property with plans to re-imagine and renovate the hotel with brand touches and improvements. When the property opens as the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas it will be at the epicenter of the entertainment capital and the brand’s first property in the market. With elevated offerings alongside Las Vegas’ most sought-after attractions, the hotel will offer True Waldorf Service with Personal Concierges to ensure every guest enjoys thoughtful, intuitive and graceful service. Guests can also expect unforgettable experiences, including innovative dining concepts, spectacular views of The Strip from the hotel’s exclusive 23rd floor bar, helicopter rides, spa retreats and more.
 
Jen Kramer Becomes Only Female Headlining Magician in Las Vegas
Celebrated magician Jen Kramer became the only female headlining magician in Las Vegas, performing her own show at the renowned Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. Featuring mind-boggling magic and mentalism, comedy and audience participation, “The Magic of Jen Kramer” debuted Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Jen Kramer turns the impossible into the impossible-to-ignore, wowing audiences with her contagious smile and world-class sleight-of-hand. She predicts what the audience is thinking, makes a signed hundred-dollar bill magically appear inside a tube of lipstick and even creates a larger-than-life social media page on stage. Named “Female Magician of the Year” by the International Magicians Society, Jen graduated with honors in Theater from Yale University and has been featured on “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” and “Masters of Illusion” on The CW Television Network.
 
Las Vegas Aces Debuts Inaugural WNBA Season
After beginning their inaugural season with two games on the road, the Las Vegas Aces celebrated their home opener on Sunday, May 27 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. The Aces were joined by special performances by Boyz II Men, Jabbawockeez and the cast members from “Michael Jackson ONE” by Cirque du Soleil. The Las Vegas Aces will take the court for regular season games through the end of August.
 
Van Morrison Returns for Five Shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
After multiple sold-out weekends, legendary singer and composer Van Morrison is returning to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace for a five-night engagement in 2019. The British R&B icon is scheduled to perform Friday, January 25 through Saturday, February 2. The shows are presented jointly by AEG Presents and Caesars Entertainment. 2018 is a significant year in Morrison’s career, marking 50 years since the release of the iconic Astral Weeks album in 1968. Morrison shows no sign of slowing things down, continuing to work on new material and exciting upcoming projects, including the release of his latest album, “You’re Driving Me Crazy,” a musical collaboration with Hammond organ virtuoso and trumpet master Joey DeFrancesco, which was released on April 27, 2018.
 
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Announces Arrival of Block 16 Urban Eatery & Bar
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas announced a dynamic new culinary destination known as Block 16 Urban Eatery & Bar, opening early Fall 2018. Established as The Strip’s first made-to-order urban market, Block 16 Urban Eatery & Bar will showcase a curated selection of undeniably unique concepts, uniting the most sought-after chefs and restaurants handpicked from foodie capitals across the country. Six individual food and beverage outposts will live within the urban space, offering curious eaters and ambitious restauranteurs a place to celebrate their shared passion for innovative food and drink. Located on the second level of the Boulevard Tower, Block 16 Urban Eatery & Bar introduces an emerging class of acclaimed chefs and their distinct culinary creations to guests of The Cosmopolitan.
 
Stevie Wonder Announces a Limited Engagement at Park Theater
Singer, songwriter, musician, and producer Stevie Wonder announced “The Stevie Wonder Song Party: A Celebration of Life, Love & Music,” a limited engagement at Park Theater at Park MGM August 3, 4, 8, 10 and 11, 2018 at 8 p.m. Stevie Wonder is one of the most celebrated and prominent figures in popular music who, at the age of 12, was the youngest recording artist to have achieved a No. 1 single with “Fingertips, Part 2”. To date he has amassed 49 Top Forty singles, 32 No. 1 singles and worldwide sales of over 100 million units. Stevie has won 25 Grammy Awards, the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award.
 
Canyon Ranch Launches New Culinary Concept CR CREĀT Inside Grand Canal Shoppes
Canyon Ranch introduces its third brand extension since launching trademarked CR aesthetics and CR shops last fall by announcing the opening of CR CREĀT – the wellness industry leader’s first stand-alone, quick-and-casual concept inside the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Las Vegas. CR CREĀT joins the brand’s Canyon Ranch Café and Canyon Ranch Grill as an alternative to the indulgences of Las Vegas. The new brand extension brings elevated counter culture to the Strip and features modernized healthy options through a carefully curated menu by Canyon Ranch master chefs.
 
George Wallace Returns with a New Residency at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
“The New Mr. Vegas” is back. Renowned comedian and longtime star of stage and screen, George Wallace, is returning to Las Vegas with a new residency show at the intimate Westgate Cabaret at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. George Wallace will serve up a plate of laughs, with extra hot sauce, beginning Tuesday, June 26, 2018.
 
Bally’s Las Vegas Completes $125 Million Renovation
Located in the center of the action on the Strip, Bally’s Las Vegas has completed a $125 million redesign of 2,052 guest rooms and suites in the new Resort Tower. The latest redesign features neutral, dark wood tones and striking pops of red throughout decorative accents and fashionable wall coverings, with various geometric patterns that create a contemporary feel. Additional highlights of the new rooms include USB charging stations, chic lounge furniture and reimagined bathrooms with spacious glass-enclosed showers. Caesars Entertainment donated more than 2,000 rooms of furniture from Bally’s Las Vegas – more than $1.1 million in estimated value – to Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas, hurricane relief efforts in Houston, Texas, and other non-profit agencies.
 
Barry Manilow Announces Return to Las Vegas at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
GRAMMY®, TONY®, and EMMY® Award-winning singer-songwriter, arranger, producer and musician, Barry Manilow announced that he will be returning to Las Vegas with a brand-new stage production to perform his extensive catalog of hits as the exclusive headliner at the Westgate International Theater at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. The legendary entertainer will return to where he previously made his spectacular residency debut on February 24, 2005. The 85-minute show will celebrate his well-loved greatest hits.
 
New Clubhouse Deli Debuts at Rampart Casino and JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa
Clubhouse Deli recently opened at Rampart Casino and JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa. Featuring a variety of signature and custom-made sandwiches, salads, breakfast, and hot menu items, Clubhouse Deli is Rampart Casino’s answer to fast-casual dining options in Summerlin. Modeled after famous New York delis complete with custom-marble cases, the Clubhouse Deli houses an exposed kitchen, pendant lighting and an open floorplan designed with all Rampart Casino and JW Marriott Las Vegas guests in mind.
 
Absinthe Extends Run at Caesars Palace
Recently proclaimed “The #1 Greatest Show in Las Vegas History” and hosted by the filthy rich (and just plain filthy) Gazillionaire, ABSINTHE has announced a long-term deal with Caesars Palace through 2028. The outrageous comedy with jaw-dropping feats of virtuosity and danger for a one-of-a-kind performance for an adults-only audience will now be delivering the fun across two shows every day of the year.

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Latest from Vegas – May 2018

What’s happening in America’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas. Latest from Vegas – May 2018.

Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire Opens at the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas
The VOID, the global leader of a new category of immersive location based experiences, has teamed up with ILMxLAB to create Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire. Using state-of-the-art VR technology, The VOID will transport guests deep into the Star Wars universe where they can walk freely untethered, see, touch and interact with the environment that blends the physical with the virtual world. Under the orders of the rebellion, teams of four guests must work together to infiltrate an Imperial base disguised as stormtroopers where they’ll navigate through to steal critical intelligence with help from familiar Star Wars characters along the way. Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire opened to fans, travelers and locals alike in April and is located at St. Mark’s Square at the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas.
 
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Announces Gwen Stefani Las Vegas Residency
Multi-platinum recording artist and global icon Gwen Stefani is heading to the Las Vegas Strip with her exclusive headlining residency show, “Gwen Stefani – Just a Girl,” inside Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino beginning Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Gwen Stefani, Live Nation Las Vegas and Caesars Entertainment have also announced their partnership with Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, where $1 of every ticket purchased to “Gwen Stefani – Just A Girl” at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will be donated to the non-profit organization.
 
OPIUM Premieres at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
During the galactic premiere of OPIUM on April 8, the crew of the Orbital People Mover 4.2 (OPM 4.2) blasted off on their inaugural interplanetary flight from the planet Uranus, successfully landing at the OPIUM Theatre at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Earth. On its maiden voyage, the starship’s passengers were treated to a stellar performance by an irreverent ensemble crew of fools, many showcasing their peculiar talents – from sword swallowing and singing, to feats of danger, wonder, extreme athleticism, and more. The thrilling, at-capacity premiere flight was met with wild applause and a standing ovation by the ship’s passengers upon touchdown. OPIUM performs Monday and Wednesday at 8 p.m. and Thursday through Sunday at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. with no performances on Tuesday.
 
Las Vegas Skyline at Night
 
REAL RESULTS Gym Opens at the Plaza Hotel & Casino
A one-of-its-kind hotel performance gym opened May 1 at the Plaza Hotel & Casino.
The new 5,000-square-foot fitness center by the popular downtown Las Vegas gym, REAL RESULTS will offer athletic sports style training, including group classes and personal training, as well as traditional workout equipment, dynamic group classes led by experienced certified trainers, and private one-on-one training. REAL RESULTS’ signature group cross-training and yoga sessions will be offered both in the new fitness center and on the recreation deck of the Pool at the Plaza, weather permitting. Conventions and special events at the Plaza can take advantage of customized activities, like “Detox to Retox,” private group and team building classes, and pre/post conference classes.
 
MGM Resorts International Releases “UNIVERSAL LOVE”
MGM Resorts International announced the release of “UNIVERSAL LOVE,” a collection of reimagined wedding songs for the LGBTQ community, celebrating the enduring and overwhelming power of love and music to unite. “UNIVERSAL LOVE” offers six newly recorded versions of iconic love songs that give same-sex couples a soundtrack for their own love stories and feature pronouns changed to reflect the world of LGBTQ relationships. The album includes boundary-changing songs from some of today’s most-beloved artists. The album features stellar artists from Bob Dylan, Kesha, St. Vincent, Benjamin Gibbard of Death Cab, Kele Okereke of Bloc Party, and Valerie June.
 
Caesars Palace Launches Dynamic Brand Campaign, ‘Like a Caesar’
The iconic Caesars Palace Las Vegas has launched a dynamic new brand campaign with a fully integrated, sharable narrative video, sweepstakes and room package, showcasing how every guest who visits the reimagined resort is treated ‘Like a Caesar.’ The centerpiece of the campaign, the video showcases a character known as Caesar indulging in the resort’s world-class amenities, including the pool, nightlife, spa, dining, shopping and more. Building off the resort’s rich legacy of trailblazing innovation and opulent offerings in the center of the Las Vegas Strip, the film pays homage to the resort’s rich history while showcasing its distinctive experiences in an approachable and humorous way. The ‘Like a Caesar’ campaign follows exciting developments at Caesars Palace. Now through December 28, 2018, guests can live ‘Like a Caesar’ by indulging in a range of experiences and packages at Caesars Palace.
 
The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas Displays One of the World’s Oldest Gondolas
The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas are celebrating the spirit of Venice with a new seasonal display that features one of the world’s oldest Venetian gondolas. The historic gondola, thought to be constructed around 1850, is considered by experts to be one of the best surviving examples of Venetian gondolas from that time period. The impressive specimen spans 36 feet and is nearly 5 feet wide. The original 1800s furniture is still featured on the gondola, as well as the etched glass windows and hardware. To commemorate the artifact’s arrival to the resort, the gondola is displayed among a collection of hundreds of flowers in the atrium gardens, affording great “Instagrammable moments” around the gondola.
 
Plaza Hotel & Casino Announces Debut of “A Mob Story”
Opening in July at the Plaza Hotel & Casino in the heart of downtown Las Vegas, “A Mob Story” will entertain audiences with an original production that tells the “tale of how the Mob made Las Vegas, and how Vegas took down the Mob.” Created and directed by legendary producer, Emmy and Golden Globe award winner, Jeff Kutash, “A Mob Story” is the most realistic portrayal of the mob ever presented on stage, as told by the last Godfather, former Colombo family capo, Michael Franzese. A true “made man,” Franzese will provide an unprecedented authentic journey into the secret world of the mafia as the show’s host. Former city of Las Vegas Mayor and illustrious mob attorney, Oscar B. Goodman will be an ambassador to the show with special appearances. Tickets are on sale now for the limited engagement show featuring stunning 180-degree visual effects and world class choreography set to today’s popular music, influenced by wise guys, gangsters, and mistresses to the mob.
 
“Marilyn! The New Musical” to Open at Paris Las Vegas
One of Hollywood’s most iconic stars is coming to the Las Vegas Strip in “Marilyn! The New Musical,” an original musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe. The show will open at Paris Las Vegas with preview performances beginning May 23 and a grand opening June 1, just in time for Marilyn’s birthday. Written, directed and produced by Tegan Summer, CEO of Prospect House Entertainment, in partnership with Authentic Brands Group, owner of the Estate of Marilyn Monroe, the new musical will feature acclaimed Broadway actress Ruby Lewis as the resident Marilyn Monroe. “Marilyn! The New Musical” features 20 original musical numbers as well as classics like “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” and “My Heart Belongs to Daddy.”
 
World Market Center Las Vegas Announces Expansion
International Market Centers (IMC), owners and operators of World Market Center Las Vegas, announced a partnership with the City of Las Vegas to construct a new 350,000-square-foot Expo Center on the World Market Center Las Vegas campus. The new Expo Center will provide state-of-the-art exhibition and meeting space in the downtown area for corporate and private events, meetings and tradeshows, as well as service the Las Vegas Market furniture, gift and home décor trade events that attract roughly 100,000 attendees annually.
 
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Latest from Vegas – April 2018

What’s happening in America’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas. Latest from Vegas – April 2018.

Madison Meeting Center to Debut at Park MGM
As part of Monte Carlo Resort and Casino’s transformation into Park MGM this spring, an innovative venue within the new meetings and conference space is now booking groups for this May and beyond. The Madison Meeting Center, the first of its kind in Las Vegas, will cater to customized meetings for groups from 10 to 50 people. The 10,000-square-foot, modern-designed conference center space will offer 10 flexible rooms able to accommodate varying layouts ideal for classroom-style training, certifications, product seminars, workshops and tailored events. With two self-service lounges, ergonomic moveable furniture with integrated power along with built-in audio/visual equipment, confidence monitors and rolling whiteboards, the Madison Meeting Center will inspire interaction and encourage collaboration.
 
The LINQ Promenade Introduces Kind Heaven
The music, film and entertainment visionaries behind a groundbreaking new entertainment venture recently announced that Kind Heaven will open at The LINQ Promenade in Las Vegas in 2019. Kind Heaven is the result of a partnership between Perry Farrell, whose Lollapalooza franchise has revolutionized the modern music festival, Immersive Artistry, whose award-winning co-founders have been responsible for major Hollywood fantasy film franchises, and Caesars Entertainment, the world’s most diversified casino-entertainment provider. Combining leading edge technology and Hollywood style storytelling, Kind Heaven will take visitors on a sensual exotic journey that offers the best of Southeast Asian culture, music, food, danger, fashion, exoticism, exploration, mystery and spiritual enlightenment. Featuring a soundscape curated by Farrell, Kind Heaven will provide a wide variety of experiences, from dark and mysterious back alleys to a Forest Temple and beautiful Sanctuary. Every area will feature different food, drink, and entertainment experiences and everything will be available for purchase.
 
Welcome to Las Vegas
 
Palms Casino Resort Introduces Send Noodles
As part of its ongoing $620 million property-wide renovation, Palms Casino Resort recently unveiled Send NOODLES, an Asian-inspired concept. The restaurant will join the latest culinary additions Lucky Penny Café and A.Y.C.E. Buffet on the casino floor and will showcase an authentic and imaginative Asian fusion menu, in an intimate, art-infused environment. The restaurant features a robust menu with influences from Mandarin, Cantonese, Szechuan, Japanese, Korean and Thai cuisines as well as creative takes on American and Italian classics using Asian ingredients. Led by Executive Chef Francis Mo, the restaurant will serve vibrant dishes in a lively setting. Chef Mo has traveled the world and proudly brings to task over 40 years of experience in the culinary industry.
 
The MINT Tavern Celebrates Opening
The MINT Tavern, a classic Las Vegas lounge featuring time-honored libations, a variety of live entertainment and 24-hour gaming, all centered around a cool and relaxed vibe, recently celebrated its official grand opening. The local-friendly spot is conveniently located just off the Las Vegas Strip. Todd Worz, nightlife mogul, and Jonathan Fine, owner of FINE Entertainment, conceptualized the space based on their mutual appreciation for the roots of Las Vegas, blending classic hospitality with a progressive tavern experience.
 
SeaQuest Las Vegas Debuts Asian Small-Clawed Otter Pups
SeaQuest Las Vegas recently welcomed two new Asian small-clawed otter pups to the Interactive Aquarium located inside The Boulevard Mall. The Asian small-clawed otters are the newest addition to the aquarium, following the recent addition of two coatimundi and two capybaras.
 
Zappos and Caesars Entertainment Announce Partnership
Zappos.com recently announced that it is teaming up with Caesars Entertainment, beginning with the renaming of The AXIS, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino’s world-class 7,000-seat state-of-the-art live entertainment venue. As part of the multi-year partnership, officials from both Zappos and Caesars revealed the theater will now be known as Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
 
MGM Resorts and Sydell Group Reveal Pool Oasis at Park MGM in Las Vegas
MGM Resorts International and New York-based Sydell Group have debuted the new pool oasis at the much-anticipated Park MGM. Channeling the sundrenched South of France, the vibrant outdoor escape features three pools, an oversized heated spa, 12 cabanas, lounge areas and multiple bars serving up delicious bites and beverages. Guests can mingle among friends at one of three pools – the South Pool, the East Pool or the North Pool – while lively music evokes a cool, laid-back vibe. Martin Brudnizki Design Studio drew inspiration from the natural surroundings of a country estate, incorporating layered horticulture to shape each pool space.
In addition to chaises throughout the deck area, each pool boasts Baja shelf seating and submerged wet decks, allowing guests to sunbathe while staying cool. Those seeking an elevated experience can upgrade to the VIP area by the East Pool, where they’ll find deluxe cushioned chaises.
 
Palms Casino Resort and Live Nation Present blink-182 Residency
Palms Casino Resort and Live Nation present GRAMMY-nominated trio blink-182’s first-ever Las Vegas rock residency “Kings of the Weekend” at the newly renovated Pearl Concert Theater. The 16-show run, which begins May 26 with dates through November, is one of the resort’s first major entertainment collaborations as part of the recently announced $620 million property-wide overhaul. In anticipation of announcing this milestone, blink-182 took a hand at making their unique mark on the property during its recent renovations.
 
Las Vegas Monorail Unveils Mobile Ticketing with Google Pay
The Las Vegas Monorail Company announced the launch of virtual transit ticketing with the new Google Pay app for Android phones. The Monorail now offers riders the ability to quickly and easily purchase fares online and use their phone at the fare gates for immediate transit access to everything along the Las Vegas Strip. It is the first transit system in the world to fully integrate their ticketing system with Google Pay using MIFARE contactless technology. With just a few clicks, Monorail customers can now purchase and save tickets using their credit and debit cards or PayPal account linked to Google Pay with the security of Google encryption. Once customers arrive at the Monorail station, they simply tap their phone on the fare gate and ride.
 
The Comedy Lineup debuts at Harrah’s Las Vegas
Tom Green and John Caparulo will take the stage when The Comedy Lineup debuts in the Harrah’s Showroom at Harrah’s Las Vegas in May. Incorporating videos and music into his set, Tom Green engages the audience the minute he hits the stage, delivering laughs with every poignant observation. Known as the “under-dressed everyman,” John “Cap” Caparulo is known for his impeccable comedic timing. Cap presents a sarcastic and often self-deprecating view on such topics as fatherhood and marriage, and a quick-witted approach to reflections on daily life. The Comedy Lineup will also welcome additional powerhouse comedians throughout the year.
 
Las Vegas 51s Slide into Home for New Season
The Las Vegas 51s, professional baseball team of the Pacific Coast League (PCL), Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets, will swing into the regular season this month with a five-game homestand against the El Paso Chihuahuas starting Thursday, April 5 at Cashman Field. In its 36th season in Southern Nevada, the 70-game home season will feature various promotional nights, including the traditional firework shows presented at every Friday “home” game (and a Fireworks Extravaganza on Tuesday, July 3), Dollar Beer Nights, Jersey giveaway nights and more. Additionally, eight times this season the team will take the field as the Las Vegas Reyes de Plata (“Silver Kings”), as part of a new multi-cultural fan engagement platform. Reyes de Plata celebrates the city and state’s pioneering history at the forefront of the precious metal mining business that continues to define the Silver State today. 

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