Latest from Vegas – September 2019

What’s happening in America’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas. Latest from Vegas – September 2019.

Raiders, Allegiant Agree on Naming Rights Deal for Las Vegas Stadium

The Raiders and Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) recently announced an agreement for the naming rights to Las Vegas Stadium, the under-construction future home of the Raiders and UNLV football. This partnership with the Raiders presents a global branding opportunity for the Las Vegas-based company as Allegiant will have its name showcased on the 1.75 million-square-foot, state-of-the-art domed stadium that will also host many world-class major sports and entertainment events. Allegiant Stadium will also serve as site of the Las Vegas Bowl beginning in 2020, which will feature a Pac-12 football opponent versus either a Big Ten or SEC opponent, as well as the 2020 and 2021 Pac-12 Football Championship Game.

SAHARA Las Vegas Officially Debuts on the Las Vegas Strip

The former SLS Las Vegas will now operate under the resort’s original, iconic brand name – SAHARA Las Vegas. Since Alex Meruelo purchased the property in April of last year, significant strides have been made in transforming the resort experience. Completed renovations within the $150 million resort overhaul include an updated casino floor featuring the stylish 24-hour CASBAR Lounge and the recently unveiled Infinity premium gaming lounge, renovated hotel rooms, suites and corridors, an upgraded spa and a soon-to-debut new hotel lobby. Major updates to the resort exterior continue as remodeling of the main porte cochère began earlier this week while a full renovation of the resort’s main pool is slated for later this fall. Additional updates include a refresh and new paint color for the building’s exterior along with soon-to-be installed marquee signage and lettering signaling the name change.

Okuda San Miguel to Debut “Mother Natura” at Park MGM’s Mama Rabbit Bar in Las Vegas

Acclaimed Spanish artist Okuda San Miguel has partnered with Mama Rabbit Bar at Park MGM in Las Vegas to create “Mother Natura” – a project featuring the country’s first sculptural slot machines and an accompanying mural inspired by the legend of Mayahuel, the Mexican goddess of agave and fertility. Through his acclaimed Pop Surrealistic style, Okuda created a mural of goddess Mayahuel looking down upon a valley with agave, accompanied by three slot machines embedded in painted fiberglass sculptures. The machines, which each stand at over 12 feet tall, resemble a bunny and two deer.

FOREIGNER Headlining Las Vegas Residency Coming to The Venetian Resort

FOREIGNER will be taking over the Las Vegas Strip in 2020 with their exclusive headlining residency show at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas beginning Friday, Jan. 24 – Feb. 1 and continuing April 17-25, 2020. With ten multi-platinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits, FOREIGNER is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 80 million.

Las Vegas Aces Clinch Playoff Berth

The WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces recently clinched their first playoff berth since the 2014 season, when they were still the San Antonio Stars. Tickets for playoff games go on sale September 6, with Round 1 set to begin September 11.

OYO Hotels Partners with Highgate to Create Flagship OYO Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas

OYO Hotels & Homes, the world’s third-largest and fastest-growing hotel chain, recently announced that it has partnered with Highgate to create its first key flagship property in Las Vegas, OYO’s first property in this lively city – OYO Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. Located near the corner of the famed Las Vegas Strip on Tropicana Ave., OYO Hotel & Casino provides 657 rooms across 19 floors and a 35,000 square-foot casino. This hotel was previously operated as Hooters Casino Hotel. Additional amenities include two signature restaurants, four bars, a fitness center, and an outdoor pool. The property will undergo an exciting transformation to be completed this year, which will bring the dynamic OYO brand to life in the most recognizable tourist destination in the world. Highgate will assume management of the hotel, and Paragon Gaming will continue to operate the casino.

Paris Las Vegas Celebrates 20 Years of “Oh Là Là”

Paris Las Vegas has been an iconic destination on the Las Vegas Strip since it opened nearly 20 years ago on Sept. 1, 1999. In addition to its authentic replicas of French landmarks and romantic atmosphere, much of the resort’s success is owed to its employees — more than 500 of which have worked at Paris Las Vegas since day one. Beginning Sunday, Sept. 1, guests are invited to experience the resort’s anniversary festivities that celebrate the continued success, spirit and sophistication of Paris Las Vegas.

Tickets to “Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @The Neon Museum” Now on Sale

The Neon Museum announces tickets are now on sale for “Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum Presented by the Engelstad Foundation,” which will be on view Oct. 15 through Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily. Tickets will be priced at $30 for general admission to the Neon Boneyard and $24 for admission to the nighttime, projection-mapping spectacle “Brilliant!” No paired tickets or discounts will be offered for the duration of the exhibition.

Mondays Dark Celebrates Six Years at the Pearl Concert Theater on December 9

Charity and celebration go hand in hand at Las Vegas’ philanthropic event of the year, Mondays Dark. Raise a glass and celebrate their 6th Anniversary on Monday, Dec. 9 at the Pearl Concert Theater inside Palms Casino Resort. Guests are invited to enjoy a night of entertainment starring Vegas’ top entertainers and bid on luxurious live and silent auction items including art, show and concert tickets, dining packages, spa treatments, jewelry, and more. The celebration continues inside Greene St. Kitchen for the after party of a lifetime. Mondays Dark begins at 8 p.m. with doors at 7 p.m.

AREA15 Announces First Food & Beverage Experience, Oddwood

With a tall, twinkling LED weeping Japanese maple tree as its centerpiece and a bar bustling with approachable cocktails, coffee and more – AREA15 announces Oddwood, its first of many food and beverage experiences. Giving inspiration to its name, at the heart of Oddwood will be the ever-changing, nearly 23-foot-high Japanese maple tree built by Symmetry Labs. A dramatic 28-feet-long by 17-feet-wide canopy with more than 5,000 twinkling LED lights will create the romantic, enchanting vibe in the space. Representing a “lost forest where only odd, digital seeds remain,” Oddwood’s tree was designed to fit in with the daring and dynamic feel of AREA15’s SPINE, a vibrant and ever-changing public corridor running through the center of the complex and the first area the public sees upon arrival.

Construction Beam Hoisted at Las Vegas Convention Center

The tradesmen and tradeswomen working on the Las Vegas Convention Center District (LVCCD) Expansion project recently signed a commemorative “final” beam that was hoisted into the expansion project’s new 600,000-square-foot exhibit hall. The LVCCD program includes the 1.4 million-square-foot expansion project and the renovation of the Las Vegas Convention Center’s existing 3.2 million square feet. The total budget for the LVCCD program is $1.475 billion. The raising of the beam in the new exhibit hall celebrated a significant milestone in the completion of the expansion project. In the fall, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) will recognize the official “topping off” of the entire expansion project.

Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club Introduces Vicki Barbolak’s Trailer Park Tuesdays

Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club at The LINQ Promenade is bringing a new brand of comedy to The Strip with Vicki Barbolak’s Trailer Park Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 24. With shows every Tuesday night beginning at 8 p.m., Vicki Barbolak’s Trailer Park Tuesdays will have audiences belly laughing along with her boisterous delivery and down-to-earth personality. Barbolak burst onto the national scene as a top-ten finalist on Season 13 of America’s Got Talent. Her comedy reflects life as Mom, her many marriages, and her love of the Southern California trailer park lifestyle.

Foxtail Pool at SLS Las Vegas now offering complimentary Saturday fitness classes

Start the weekend off right with Shred and Splash Saturdays at SLS Las Vegas®! The resort-casino is now offering complimentary fitness classes at its acclaimed Foxtail Pool, so guests never have to choose between maintaining their summer physiques and enjoying a day at the pool. The fitness classes, which take place from 8 to 9 a.m. every Saturday, also come with a variety of perks throughout the day for participants to enjoy. From Zumba and kickboxing to Pilates and yoga, patrons of all ages and fitness levels are invited to participate in the weekly 60-minute classes, which are taught by professional instructors. Each week, the first 25 guests will receive complimentary swag and all guests will receive a complimentary cocktail or non-alcoholic beverage upon completion of the class.

Las Vegas Legend Frank Marino Joins the Cast of Legends In Concert this Fall

For the first time in history, three Legends come together for an incredible engagement this fall. The longest-running headliner in Las Vegas history, Frank Marino, joins the longest-running production show, Legends in Concert in its legendary home at Tropicana Las Vegas. Starting September 11, audiences will enjoy the hilarious comedy of Las Vegas legend Frank Marino as he guest hosts Legends in Concert as comedic legend Joan Rivers. Frank Marino will be joined by a cast of sensational new tribute artists singing the biggest hits of recorded music. Fans will be taken into a “Bohemian Rhapsody” with Fernando Castro’s mesmerizing tribute to the one and only Freddie Mercury and the iconic catalogue of Queen; moved far from the “Shallow” with Tierney Allen’s breathtaking homage to Lady Gaga, and transported to the 80s with Jill Burke’s stunning recreation of Pat Benatar’s “Love is a Battlefield.”  Elvis also returns to the Legends in Concert Theater with hunk of “Burnin’ Love” Matt Lewis and his beloved portrayal of The King, Elvis Presley.

Get to Madame Tussauds Las Vegas for the Ultimate Tribute to Aaliyah

The Princess of R&B is getting the ultimate tribute this summer at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas. Got to Give it Up, Aaliyah is joining the rest of the ‘90s crew in Madame Tussauds’ throwback room for all of baby girl’s fans to pay homage to the Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number songstress. Launching Thursday, August 22 to the public, fans can go Back and Forth with Aaliyah as they jam and reminisce with the iconic singer at the famed attraction.

Fashion Show Las Vegas Showcases the Beauty of Nevada with Staircase Mural Installation

In partnership with local artist Michael Dodson and curator Patrick Duffy, Fashion Show Las Vegas – the area’s premier shopping, dining and experience venue – has debuted a larger than life three-dimensional mural on the northern Plaza staircase. The nature-inspired painted installation titled, ‘Be Kind to Bugs’ pays tribute to Nevada’s desert landscape. Located on the northern strip-side Plaza staircase near Neiman Marcus, the mural resembles the natural beauty of Nevada and boasts a vibrant desert landscape. The multi-dimensional mural showcases pulsating hues that shift gradually from one to another and feature desert tones of red, orange and yellow in honor of Red Rock Canyon. In addition, the delicate and rugged scenery is complemented by an array of cacti and flowers, plus a colorful arrangement of butterflies that dance through the air.

Tivoli Village to Rebrand as an Emerging Lifestyle Center in the Las Vegas Area this Fall

Tivoli Village is eager to invite guests to “rediscover” their lifestyle as a cutting-edge lineup of culinary hot spots, combined luxury design centers and wellness concepts, are set to arrive this fall. New additions set to unveil include: Hopnuts Brewery, El Dorado Cantina, KS Kitchen and Bath, Nick Alain’s flagship Las Vegas-based showroom, Esports Academy, and more.

Courtesy Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA).

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