What’s happening in America’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas. Latest from Vegas – March 2018.
What’s happening in America’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas. Latest from Vegas – March 2018.
What’s happening in America’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas. Latest from Vegas – February 2018.
Luxor Enhances Guest Room Experience with Luxor Extensive Room Remodel Scheduled for Completion in Q1 2018
Luxor Hotel and Casino recently unveiled its newly remodeled rooms as the hotel continues the redesign of more than 1,700 hotel rooms in its East and West towers. The remodel began in early November and will continue to roll out through Q1 2018.
Envisioned by MGM Resorts International Design, the remodeled rooms are inspired by the unique geometric form for which the Luxor is well-known and feature a crisp, natural color palette and modern, efficient design. Dominant colors within the space, including hazy amethyst, deep smoky green, charcoal and fawn, are drawn from the beauty of the desert.
Several thoughtful design features streamline the guest room experience at Luxor. Multi-functional furnishings offer a spacious floorplan, maximizing living space and functionality without sacrificing comfort. One piece, which combines a wardrobe, storage space, work desk and media center, creates an efficient footprint within the room by streamlining guest needs into a single centerpiece.
Lending a distinctly residential feel, enhanced lighting creates an even illumination throughout the guest rooms. Multiple power outlets have been added to the bedside, as well as workspace lighting bases to accommodate the ever-growing needs of high-tech travelers. Additionally, bathrooms have been updated with new chrome fixtures and a fresh, natural color palette that expresses the same modern sensibility.
Complementing the clean, calm guest room design, guest room corridors have been reimagined to provide a more dramatic arrival experience featuring bold Mojave desert-inspired artwork.
Distinctive light fixtures cast geometric patterns on the ceiling and floor, paying homage to Luxor’s unique design.
One of the most iconic hotels on The Strip, the Luxor pyramid invites curiosity while its interior rewards visitors with equal parts excitement, mystery and intrigue. This 4,405-room resort features a wide variety of entertainment including the newly reimagined Blue Man Group, Criss Angel’s MINDFREAK LIVE, the provocative adult revue FANTASY and the hilarious comedy of Carrot Top. Luxor provides an unparalleled travel destination with world-class exhibits including BODIES…The Exhibition and Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, a spa and salon, a wedding chapel, an inviting pool complex and delectable restaurants. Luxor also is connected to Mandalay Bay through The Shoppes at Mandalay Place – a collection of boutiques and restaurants.
What’s happening in America’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas. Latest from Vegas – December 2017.
LVCVA Board Approves tvsdesign / Design Las Vegas to Create Iconic Design for Las Vegas Convention Center Expansion
On Nov. 14, in a historic decision, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) Board of Directors approved a recommendation to retain tvsdesign / Design Las Vegas to provide design services for the Las Vegas Convention Center District Phase Two Expansion project. The decision is a tremendous milestone for a project that will secure Las Vegas as the world’s premier business destination for decades to come. The recommendation of tvsdesign / Design Las Vegas is specific to Phase Two’s $860 million, 1.4 million-square-foot expansion project, which will include at least 600,000 square feet of new, leasable exhibit space.
Luxor Unveils Extensive Room Remodel Scheduled for Completion in Q1 2018
Luxor Hotel and Casino recently unveiled its newly remodeled rooms as the hotel continues the redesign of more than 1,700 hotel rooms in its East and West towers. The remodel began in early November and will continue to roll out through Q1 2018. Envisioned by MGM Resorts International Design, the remodeled rooms are inspired by the unique geometric form for which the Luxor is well-known and feature a crisp, natural color palette and modern, efficient design. Dominant colors within the space, including hazy amethyst, deep smoky green, charcoal and fawn, are drawn from the beauty of the desert.
Caesars Entertainment Introduces Fly LINQ at the LINQ Promenade
Caesars Entertainment Corporation, owner of The LINQ Promenade, announced the intended addition of Fly LINQ, expected to be the first and only zipline on the Las Vegas Strip. Developed by the team behind the High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel, the approximately $20 million Fly LINQ features 10 side-by-side zip lines, capable of simultaneously launching all riders. The experience will be constructed on The LINQ Promenade, the open-air shopping, dining and entertainment district situated at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Construction is expected to begin in the spring of next year.
AAA and Keolis Launch Nation’s First Public Self-Driving Shuttle in Downtown Las Vegas
AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah (AAA) is sponsoring the nation’s first self-driving shuttle pilot project geared specifically for the public. Over the course of a year, the self-driving shuttle aims at providing a quarter-million residents and visitors of Las Vegas with first-hand experience using autonomous vehicle (AV) technology, exposing most riders to the technology for the first time. This pilot builds on Keolis’ limited shuttle launch in downtown Las Vegas in early 2017; the November launch will be the first self-driving vehicle to be fully integrated with a city’s traffic infrastructure. AAA partnered with the city of Las Vegas, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) and Keolis North America (Keolis), which will operate and maintain the NAVYA Arma fully electric shuttle.
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Celebrates 10 Years on the Las Vegas Strip with All New Rooms
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino has completed a $100 million room renovation, pairing dynamic entertainment and dining offerings with 2,496 contemporary new guest rooms and suites. The renovation comes as the resort celebrates 10 years at the center of the Las Vegas Strip. The resort is the first in Caesars Entertainment’s Las Vegas portfolio to have all guest rooms completely renovated as part of a 23,000 Las Vegas hotel room renovation program that will be more than 50% complete by the end of 2017.
Golden Nugget Las Vegas Debuts All-New Cocktail Experience, Troy Liquor Bar
Golden Nugget Las Vegas antes up its nightlife experience with an all-new venue, Troy Liquor Bar. Debuting in late November the nightclub and bar allows guests to take a walk on the wild side with its combination of New York City sophistication and Las Vegas glamour. Imported from Manhattan’s trendy Meatpacking District, Troy Liquor Bar becomes the latest downtown hotspot for partygoers to revel in the high-energy of the Fremont Street Experience from the iconic Golden Nugget Las Vegas.
National Finals Rodeo Returns to Las Vegas
Thousands of rodeo fans will descend on Las Vegas Dec. 7-16 for the 2017 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) at the Thomas & Mack Center. The ten action-packed days will take over the destination with a variety of activities and specials. NFR is ProRodeo’s richest and most prestigious rodeo, showcasing the very best cowboys, barrel racers and livestock in the world. Las Vegas will be alight with festivities such as the 31st Annual Downtown Hoedown at the Fremont Street Experience and the Cowboy Christmas Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Cowboy Christmas is a shopper’s paradise, attracting more than 400 exhibitors from the U.S. and Canada, selling everything from western wear to original art, to official Wrangler NFR and PRCA merchandise. Free to the public, Cowboy Christmas also has a variety of interactive features including the 1,000-seat Wrangler Rodeo Arena, and events like Colt Starting Challenge USA and the Wrangler NFR Flag Girl Competition.
Rosina, an Intimate Cocktail Retreat, to Debut at The Palazzo
Rosina, an elegant and luxurious cocktail retreat at The Palazzo® Las Vegas, will debut this December further solidifying The Venetian and The Palazzo as the luminary of cocktail culture on the Las Vegas Strip. Rosina is the first of three new cocktail bars planned for the resort. From renowned hospitality veterans Sam Ross and David Rabin – the team responsible for The Venetian’s award winning lounge, The Dorsey – Rosina celebrates the classic cocktail, boasting a menu of beloved originals, crafted in the highest quality, and served in an environment that embodies defiant glamour.
Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. Debuts Private Event Space
Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. at Treasure Island Las Vegas, an immersive experience that brings fans of all ages into the Marvel cinematic universe of The Avengers, is taking special events to new heights with the debut of their new private event space. Whether for birthdays, holiday parties, or team building, the new event space is the ideal spot for any comic fan to host their next event. Boasting a view that overlooks the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, the 1,900 square foot space is a completely customizable room that can accommodate from 10 to 175 guests. Custom catering packages are available through the exhibit’s restaurant partners or guests can supply their own super-sized bites and sips.
“The Cocktail Cabaret” Opens at Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars Palace
“The Cocktail Cabaret” at the famed Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars Palace debuted Nov. 30 and is an upbeat, stylish, intimate live musical cabaret, reminiscent of vintage Vegas, designed to enhance the cocktail hour experience as a prelude to dinner, the theatre, special event or a fun night on the town. The 70-minute musical revue with seating for 140 features a combo of live original music and well-known stylized and re-imagined modern standards. Features four Broadway-caliber powerhouse singers, many with numerous Broadway credits, and a four-piece band led by renowned pianist Philip Fortenberry, who perform a wide array of hits, such as “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” “Viva Las Vegas,” “Diamonds Are Forever,” “That’s Life,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” a cocktail medley, and a tribute to the blues.
Impressionist Gordie Brown Debuts at Night Owl Showroom at Hooters Casino Hotel
Master impressionist and longtime Las Vegas entertainer Gordie Brown recently made his hilarious, headlining debut at Hooters Casino Hotel Las Vegas. Known for his eccentric impressions of some of the biggest celebrities in the world today, Brown’s hit show Gordie Brown debuted inside the Night Owl Showroom at Hooters Casino Hotel Las Vegas on Nov. 29. Gordie Brown will perform five days a week, with Tuesdays and Fridays dark.
Purple Reign Kicks off New Residency at Tropicana Las Vegas
In November, Purple Reign, the world’s No. 1 Prince tribute starring Jason Tenner, celebrated its new Las Vegas residency at Tropicana Las Vegas. The award-winning Prince tribute show has brought its high-energy musical performance to the Tropicana Theater.
Las Vegas Bowl Returns to Sam Boyd Stadium
The 26th edition of the Las Vegas Bowl will be played Saturday, Dec. 16 at 12:30 p.m. Sam Boyd Stadium will again serve as the venue for the Las Vegas Bowl, which will also will also feature a variety of bowl week events, including the Fremont Street Experience Pep Rally and team visits to the High Roller at The LINQ Promenade.
Pitbull Returns in 2018 to Headlining Las Vegas Engagement
Following the tremendous success of his show over the past three years, international music sensation Pitbull will return to The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in 2018 for 13 performances of his hit show, “Time of Our Lives.”
America’s Party: Las Vegas New Year
New Year’s Eve festivities will include both the themed fireworks extravaganza on the Las Vegas Strip and the live concerts and fireworks at the Fremont Street Experience. As a culmination to a full year of planning, Fireworks by Grucci will coordinate a pyrotechnic display from the seven locations along the Las Vegas Strip.
X ROCKS Premieres at Bally’s Las Vegas
X ROCKS, the hard-hitting, seductive topless revue from the creators of X Burlesque, recently made its head-banging premiere in The Back Room at Bally’s Las Vegas. Set to intense, heart-pounding rock songs from artists including Slash & the Conspirators, Metallica, The Beatles, Awolnation, Alice in Chains, Alice Cooper and Black Sabbath and more, the high-voltage show combines sensual dance routines and pulsating rock hits.
The Voice: Neon Dreams to Debut at Hard Rock Hotel
Just announced by Carson Daily on NBC’s The Voice, a brand new show is coming to the Hard Rock Hotel in June 2018. The Voice: Neon Dreams is the live concert event that is the next step in the musical journey of the multi-talented artists of The Voice, combined with an interactive pre-show experience that allows you to begin your very own Voice journey. In this 360-degree live production, a dream cast of Voice stars, accompanied by some of the most versatile musicians on the planet, will deliver a wide-ranging performance through timeless hits and current chart toppers from the world of rock, pop, country, R&B and more.
Each holiday season, the Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan transforms into a winter wonderland high above The Las Vegas Strip. At The Ice Rink at Cosmopolitan, you can skate across 4,200 square feet of real ice, roast s’mores by the fire, and indulge in seasonal food and beverage offerings.
Lose yourself in a magical, park-like atmosphere surrounded by the glittering lights of Las Vegas while enjoying light snowfall throughout the evening.
Light snow showers happen every 30 minutes during select times throughout the season.
Ice skating admission includes all-day skating access and skate rentals. There is no cost to enter Boulevard Pool and enjoy the Ice Rink area.
The Ice Rink is open to those ages 2 and up. All skaters must sign a skating waiver. Children under 18 must have a guardian or parent over 18 sign the waiver on their behalf.
Every Monday evening, enjoy a date night on ice as beloved holiday movies play back-to-back on our 65-foot digital marquee. Share a hot cider and roast s‘mores beside the fire for a holiday experience that truly takes away the winter chill. Films start at 6PM and 9PM.
Kick off the holiday season with the lighting of The Cosmopolitan’s 36-foot-tall Christmas tree, hosted by Olympic figure-skating champion Kristi Yamaguchi.
Revel in the holiday spirit as The Cosmopolitan and Vegas Golden Knights host a special meet-and-greet with pro hockey players, the Golden Knights’ mascot Chance, and the Knights Crew. Players and times subject to change.
Experience a high-energy club set by resident DJ Vice while giving back through TAO Group Cares’ Holiday Drive, benefiting the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth. Enjoy complimentary skating when you make a donation from NPHY’s Holiday Wish List. Guests who donate will also receive complimentary entry to Marquee Nightclub that evening for the official Vice on Ice after party. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older.
Courtesy: Cosmopolitan Las Vegas
Hit entertainer and beloved showman Matt Goss will return to the Las Vegas Strip, headlining an extended engagement at The Mirage. “Matt Goss at The Mirage” is scheduled to debut inside 1 OAK Nightclub Saturday, Dec. 2 and will be the first of its kind in the venue.
Known for his impassioned performances that combine intoxicating vocal sets, big band instrumentals and old-school glamour, British-born singing sensation Goss’ sleek style and unparalleled ability to engage audiences embody the magic of Las Vegas’ classic lounge crooners. A favorite among visitors and locals, Goss’ talents have drawn comparison to the Rat Pack, and numerous accolades proclaim him “The New King of Vegas.”
Goss will bring his celebrated act – including multi-piece band, sultry backup singers and Dirty Virgins dance troupe – to a scintillating new live-music experience at The Mirage.
“Since I was 17, I’ve been singing professionally and entertaining audiences all over the world. And after all my incredible career highs, I can honestly say I have never felt more proud and excited to start my show, ‘Matt Goss at The Mirage.’”
Franz Kallao, general manager of The Mirage, said, “From his pure vocal talent to magnetic stage presence, Matt Goss is one of a kind. We couldn’t be more excited to announce our partnership. His new residency will add something truly special to the guest experience at The Mirage and fans will love experiencing his show in this intimate venue.”
Goss returns to Las Vegas after a recent engagement at the legendary O2 Arena in London, which sold out in a record-breaking seven seconds.
The singer-songwriter got his start in entertainment in 1988 as lead singer of the band BROS alongside his twin brother. He quickly became the youngest artist to sell out the world-famous Wembley Stadium, played a record 19 consecutive nights at Wembley Arena and performed twice for Her Majesty the Queen. His debut album went platinum seven times, earned 13 Top Five hits and remained on the UK chart for an astonishing 84 weeks. Goss has sold more than 17 million records worldwide and achieved No. 1 records in over 22 countries. He has taken the stage at world-class venues such as Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, The Royal Albert Hall and The London Palladium.
Over the past several years, Goss has earned a devoted following under the bright lights of Las Vegas and has championed the city’s reputation as an entertainment destination through his music, penning the hit song “Lovely Las Vegas.”
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Courtesy: Mirage Las Vegas
The latest happenings in America’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas:
WNBA Announces Relocation of San Antonio Stars to Las Vegas
The WNBA and NBA Board of Governors have unanimously approved the relocation of the San Antonio Stars to Las Vegas. MGM Resorts International will own and operate the team, which will begin play in Las Vegas in the 2018 season. The team’s home arena will be the Mandalay Bay Events Center, one of the city’s premier entertainment venues, having hosted major concert and sports events since opening in 1999.
Caesars Palace Completes $100 Million Palace Tower Renovation
The iconic Caesars Palace Las Vegas has completed the renovation of its Palace Tower, the resort’s largest tower, featuring 1,181 stylishly designed guest rooms and suites and a price tag topping $100 million. Considered the crown jewel of the tower, the coveted 29th floor features ten luxurious new villas featuring exquisite finishes, bespoke furnishings and a curated art program. On the 29th floor, luxury abounds with ten spacious villas ranging in size from 2,750 square feet to 4,085 square feet. Like the grand villas in the Octavius, Forum and Augustus towers, the new Palace Tower villas feature the finest design details including refined flooring, intricate finishes and wall coverings imported from around the globe.
Matt Goss Returns to Las Vegas with New Multi-Year Residency
Hit entertainer and beloved showman Matt Goss will return to the Las Vegas Strip, headlining an extended engagement at The Mirage. “Matt Goss at The Mirage” is scheduled to debut inside 1 OAK Nightclub Saturday, Dec. 2 and will be the first of its kind in the venue. Known for his impassioned performances that combine intoxicating vocal sets, big band instrumentals and old-school glamour, British-born singing sensation Goss’ sleek style and unparalleled ability to engage audiences embody the magic of Las Vegas’ classic lounge crooners. A favorite among visitors and locals, Goss’ talents have drawn comparison to the Rat Pack, and numerous accolades proclaim him “The New King of Vegas.” Goss will bring his celebrated act – including multi-piece band, sultry backup singers and Dirty Virgins dance troupe – to a scintillating new live-music experience at The Mirage.
Giada De Laurentiis to Open Second Restaurant—Pronto by Giada—at Caesars Palace
Celebrated chef, author and television personality, Giada De Laurentiis, is anticipated to open her second restaurant, Pronto by Giada, at Caesars Palace in early 2018. Taking a page from her highly-successful, GIADA, at The Cromwell also in Las Vegas, Pronto, will offer guests De Laurentiis’ signature Italian fare with California influences but in a fast, casual format. Pronto will be an open, light space encouraging guests from all areas of Caesars Palace to place an order, take a seat and enjoy the scenery.
Master Magician Dirk Arthur Returns to Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
Westgate Resorts announced the return of one of Las Vegas’ most popular magicians, Dirk Arthur, and his renowned show, Dirk Arthur Wild Magic. Scheduled to open at the Westgate Cabaret inside Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino on Wednesday, Nov. 15, Dirk will bring a new version of his show that features breathtaking illusions and magic with comedy, sleight of hand and rare, exotic cats. Dirk Arthur Wild Magic is not only suitable for families, but great for adults too, as you’ll witness sophisticated, unique magic and illusions that can only be seen at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. The show will feature audience participation, hilarious magic with a live white duck named “Aflack,” a bobcat and a rare snow leopard. Dirk’s known for his work with animals and guests will even get a peek into his world of conservation and raising awareness on the humane care and preservation of wildlife.
Excalibur Hotel & Casino to Launch Ultimate 4-D Experience® Attraction
Excalibur Hotel & Casino is adding the much-anticipated Ultimate 4-D Experience® to its Fun Dungeon entertainment portfolio on Nov. 2. The special effects theater is created by SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment, the market leader in cinematic attractions specializing in 4-D Theaters, and brings Las Vegas a quality, family-friendly experience featuring exclusive, blockbuster content that fully immerses and entertains guests. The 72-seat Ultimate 4-D Experience® theater was developed to showcase a mix of popular, high-action brands from the world’s top studios appealing to all ages. Each blockbuster 4-D Experience® is approximately 15 minutes in length and is presented in 3-D high definition projection, producing a stunning visual experience. The immersive nature of the attraction is heightened by incorporating the latest technologies such as in-theater and in-seat effects to create the optimum cinematic experience putting guests right in the middle of the action.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Brings Back The Ice Rink
For the sixth 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 Monday, Nov. 20. 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. This year, The Cosmopolitan is thrilled to add a Christmas tree and first-ever tree lighting ceremony hosted by Olympian figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi on Monday, Dec. 4.
JW Marriott Completes Two New Meetings and Special Events Venues
A transformation has taken place for meetings and events throughout Las Vegas and beyond, as JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa unveils two unique and modern spaces – Palms Executive Conference Center and Cascade. As the resort continues to invest millions of dollars in renovations, this spotlight on event space falls in line with an overall Marriott initiative that puts a focus on creative and imaginative meetings. The Palms Executive Conference Center delivers more than 15,000 square feet of customizable indoor/outdoor and pre-function space with natural light, including the Parian Room which can accommodate 50-200 guests, and nine breakout rooms to house 10-100 guests. Just off the casino floor, Cascade boasts more than 10,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor space with an open floorplan and modern design. Since opening this summer, the room has hosted special events, weddings, including the trendy wedding brunch, and business seminars.
Las Vegas Monorail Partners with Lyft for New Transportation Package
The Las Vegas Monorail Company announced a new partnership with rideshare provider Lyft to allow easy and economical transport from the Strip to other destinations around the Las Vegas valley. With the Lyft partnership, anyone who purchases a full-price, unlimited-ride pass on the Monorail will receive $5 off Lyft rides issued through a special code. Purchase is available online tickets.lvmonorail.com/lyft. The Monorail/Lyft partnership allows visitors to enjoy unlimited access to all seven stations along the Monorail’s 3.9-mile route.
Maverick Helicopters and Cirque du Soleil® Launch One-of-a-Kind Package
Award-winning helicopter operator, Maverick Helicopters, has partnered with leading global entertainment company, Cirque du Soleil®, to launch a one-of-a-kind show and Vegas Nights flight package. The bundle will offer two show options, KÀ™ by Cirque du Soleil or The Beatles™ LOVE™ by Cirque du Soleil, and a spectacular Las Vegas Strip helicopter flight showcasing the entertainment capital of the world from a birds-eye-view.
Blo Blow Dry Bar Offers New Bridal Services
Las Vegas is the wedding capital of the world and Blo Blow Dry Bar is every bride-to-be’s best friend. The blow dry bar offers wedding belles signature Blo Bridal services in-bar, as well as on-location through Blo On The Go services, to produce expertly styled locks and stunning make-up for the entire entourage. Blo Bridal services start with a personalized consultation and testing of the tresses prior to the big day. On the wedding day, brides can expect extra TLC and extended appointment times to ensure picture perfect hair and make-up, to go along with that swooning groom.