What’s happening in America’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas. Latest from Vegas – February 2019.
SLS Las Vegas Unveils Details as $100 Million Resort Upgrades Continue
SLS Las Vegas® has unveiled progress on the $100 million resort renovations that began in October of last year including updates to the casino floor, hotel rooms and corridors. The resort also revealed a new addition to its award-winning culinary program, a fast-casual Mexican concept dubbed Uno Mas. Planning for the reimagined guest experience began in April of last year when Alex Meruelo, founder of the Meruelo Group and owner of Grand Sierra Resort and Casino (GSR) in Reno, Nev., acquired the iconic casino property.
Bellagio Debuts Sadelle’s Overlooking Iconic Conservatory
Bellagio is proud to welcome Sadelle’s, SoHo’s popular vintage-style restaurant from Major Food Group and one of the most desired reservations in New York City, to the resort’s award-winning culinary portfolio. In a coveted location overlooking the exquisite Bellagio Conservatory, Sadelle’s brings an elevated perspective to all-day dining in Las Vegas through culinary craftsmanship forging a new identity for approachable cuisine normally found in cafés and bakeries. The restaurant’s stunning locale, Ken Fulk design, fun vibe and legendary menu – including bagels and smoked-fish platters, triple-decker sandwiches, burgers, salads and all-day caviar offerings to name a few – will make it a destination experience for tourists and locals. The 10,000-square-foot space envelops guests in a timeless combination of colorful pastels and bespoke touches transporting diners back in time to a grand café along an old European boulevard.
Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill to Return to Las Vegas with All-New Restaurant Opening inside Red Rock Resort
The highly acclaimed Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill recently made its debut inside Red Rock Resort. Bruce and Eric Bromberg, brothers, chefs and co-founders of Blue Ribbon Restaurants, will mark the long-anticipated return of Blue Ribbon Sushi with an all-new Japanese-style restaurant and bar featuring an indoor and outdoor dining experience complete with a traditional 12-seat walnut sushi bar, a roofed cocktail bar with patio seating and a festive outdoor beer garden known as a Kanpai Garden. Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill will offer guests contemporary Japanese cuisine with a carefully curated menu showcasing the Bromberg Brothers’ dedication to the tradition of pristine quality fish and family-style Japanese fare. Led by Executive Chef Fernando Sposato and Executive Sushi Chef Setsuji Mitsui, guests will be treated to some of the well-known Blue Ribbon classics.
International Superstar Christina Aguilera Announces Headlining Las Vegas Residency
Multi-Platinum singer-songwriter Christina Aguilera recently announced her exclusive headlining residency show, Christina Aguilera: The Xperience, will open at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Friday, May 31, 2019. One of the most accomplished performers of all time, Aguilera has won six GRAMMY Awards, including one Latin GRAMMY Award. She is currently nominated for two additional GRAMMY Awards.
Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Announces New Hotel Tower
The Grand Entrance to the Downtown Las Vegas party is about to get a little more Grand. In conjunction with the property’s five-year anniversary, The Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino Las Vegas has announced expanding the footprint of its hospitality space by over 250,000 square feet in mid-2020 with the addition of a new tower. Anchored by seven guest-room floors and adding 495 new rooms to the property’s existing inventory of 629, the Downtown Grand’s third tower, located on the east side of the property and flanked by Stewart and Ogden, will redefine the intersection of 4th and Ogden with clean-lines, contemporary architecture and modern suites. The sleek, detailed exterior coupled with a strengthened pedestrian view will give the property an increased street-level presence and a dynamic new entrance to the hotel’s casino floor.
Palms Casino Resort to Unveil KAOS, Las Vegas’ Ultimate Dayclub and Nightclub Entertainment Experience
In early April 2019 as part of an ongoing $690 million re-imagination and repositioning of the property, Palms Casino Resort will unveil KAOS, a spectacular new entertainment experience consisting of a fully integrated 73,000-square-foot dayclub and 29,000-square-foot nightclub, which together will completely redefine the daylife and nightlife experience in Las Vegas. KAOS will feature exclusive residencies with world-renowned musical artists, state-of-the art audio, video and lighting technology and dramatic design and art elements woven throughout the experience. The first of many waves of KAOS talent that will be announced prior to the opening involves (in alphabetical order) exclusive residencies by Above & Beyond, Cardi B, G-EAZY, Kaskade and Skrillex, with numerous other headliner residency announcements to follow as the opening date draws nearer.
The Naked Magicians Announce First Las Vegas Residency at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
Sleeves up, pants down: The Naked Magicians are bringing their finely chiseled magical and physical talents to Las Vegas from Australia for their first Strip residency. The R-rated magic show, starring Mike Tyler and Christopher Wayne, will perform six nights a week at 10 p.m. inside Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club at MGM Grand starting Wednesday, Feb. 13. Tyler and Wayne, two of Australia’s most famous magicians, bare it all in The Naked Magicians, foregoing top hats and capes for full-frontal illusions complete with magic, muscles and endless laughs. Left without sleeves or pockets, The Naked Magicians perform mesmerizing feats that are both baffling and entertaining.
Legendary “Mr. Las Vegas” Wayne Newton Brings His Accliamed Show “Wayne Newton: Up Close and Personal” to Caesars Palace
Las Vegas legend, actor, singer and legendary entertainer, “Mr. Las Vegas” will start the New Year off, calling Caesars Palace his new home, with a headlining residency of his acclaimed show, “Wayne Newton: Up Close & Personal” to the resort’s iconic Cleopatra’s Barge starting Jan. 28, 2019. “Wayne Newton: Up Close & Personal” presents the legendary entertainer in a more intimate setting where he interacts with the audience, performing some favorite songs, and sharing personal career highlights through songs, film clips, anecdotes and audience Q&A.
Comedy sensation Luenell to perform at The Sayers Club at SLS Las Vegas
Comedy sensation Luenell is bringing her sidesplitting standup to SLS Las Vegas® beginning Sunday, Feb. 10. “Tommy T. Presents: Luenell” will perform Sundays at 7 p.m. inside The Sayers Club® through Sunday, May 12. A force of nature, Luenell has been seen in hit movies and television shows for nearly three decades. Best known for her breakout role in the blockbuster comedy “Borat,” Luenell has also appeared in hit films including “So I Married an Axe Murderer,” “The Rock,” “Hotel Transylvania,” “Taken 2” and, most recently, the Academy Award-nominated “A Star Is Born.”
Wynn Nightlife Announces Art of the Wild 2019 Lineup
Wynn Nightlife is pleased to announce the official lineup of Art of The Wild 2019. The three-day music experience will return March 22 – 24, 2019 with some of the most acclaimed artists in techno and house. Brand partners including elrow, Music On, Rumors and others will take the stages at Las Vegas’ award-winning nightlife venues XS Nightclub, Encore Beach Club and Encore Beach Club at Night. Wynn Nightlife along with promotional partner, Framework, will welcome an unprecedented lineup of talent for the second installment of Art of The Wild, including: Bedouin, Black Coffee, Carl Cox, DJ Tennis, Fisher, Guy Gerber, Jamie Jones, Joseph Capriati, Kaz James, Loco Dice, Marco Carola, Martinez Brothers, Nic Fanciulli and Paco Osuna. Additional artists to be unveiled.
Palms Unveils “’Til Death Do Us Part” Black and White Wedding Chapel
First generation Guatemalan-American graphic designer and visual artist Joshua Vides, best known for his collaborations with everyone from Lebron James to Takashi Murakami, recently debuted one of his signature black and white installations at Palms Casino Resort tucked away inside the Pearl Concert Theater. Recreating Las Vegas’ most iconic venue, A Little White Wedding Chapel, Vides’ newest installation, titled “’Til Death Do Us Part,” is an 800-square-foot black and white wedding chapel made perfect for an instagram-worthy wedding or vow renewal.
The Bronx Wanderers Continue to Rock Las Vegas with a New Show at The LINQ Hotel & Casino
The Bronx Wanderers will continue to charm audiences with the best 90 minutes of America’s Rock ‘N’ Roll songbook all on one stage with a high energy show that recently moved to the Mat Franco Theater inside The LINQ Hotel & Casino. Since opening at Bally’s Las Vegas more than two years ago, the father-and-son trio, flanked by their top-notch band, has performed more than 800 shows for over 70,000 fans, and was voted the Bronze Winner of the “Best New Act/Show” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Best of Las Vegas Awards 2017. Audiences can still expect to hear hits spanning from the beginning of Rock ‘N’ Roll right through today’s tunes, including numbers from Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Dion, Queen, Billy Joel and Bruno Mars, as well as some fun additions for the new show at The LINQ.
Hilton Expands Presence in Las Vegas with Signing of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas to Curio Collection by Hilton
Hilton recently announced that Virgin Hotels Las Vegas will join Curio Collection by Hilton in 2020, following an extensive transformation including renovations to the property. In collaboration with JC Hospitality LLC and Virgin Hotels, the hotel will be a reimagined, contemporary Las Vegas entertainment hub and participate in Hilton’s award-winning guest loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Of the hotels within Hilton’s Collection Brands, Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of the Curio Collection by Hilton, will be the only property located in Las Vegas and the largest in the world with more than 1,500 guest rooms and over 110,000 square feet of meeting and events space. Featuring a fun yet sophisticated desert modern vibe that reflects the surrounding landscape, the property will provide visitors with comfortably designed guest chambers and beautifully reimagined pool areas, all favorably located minutes from the famed Las Vegas Strip.
New Variety Brunch Show Debuts at the SLS Hotel
Ester Goldberg’s Totally Outrageous Brunch at the SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is an insatiable comedy spectacle filled with awe at every turn. Starring International Glamour Puss Ester Goldberg, along with her cast of talented and unpredictable friends, this show will shock, mock and rock your socks off. A total Vegas experience where one thing’s for sure, brunch will never be the same. Serving a Totally Outrageous Brunch every Saturday and Sunday with two shows each day.
Las Vegas Headliner Jeff Civillico Signs Two-Year Extension with Paris Las Vegas
Headliner Jeff Civillico will continue performing his “Comedy in Action” show at Paris Las Vegas through 2020. Civillico has been a headliner with Caesars Entertainment since 2012, having performed over 2,000 shows at The LINQ Hotel & Casino, Flamingo Las Vegas and now Paris Las Vegas. “Las Vegas Headliner” is one of many hats Jeff Civillico wears. He is the founder and chairman of Win-Win Entertainment, a national 501c3 nonprofit that arranges opportunities for professional entertainers to perform for youth in need, and the celebrity spokesman for the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. Jeff is also a keynote speaker, having spoken to dozens of major companies nationwide, and a TV host.