Mirage Tram Reopens

The tram that runs since 1993 between the Mirage and Treasure Island (now TI) is finally running again after it closed late last year after a short time reopening after a complete renovation; The tram was only open three weeks after the complete renovation of the system before a two ton steel wheel broke which forced the tram to be closed while a new part was fabricated and then installed. So now the two  car 100 passenger tram is back running the short trip between the two properties. If you want to use the newly opened tram the hours are …

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Sun Country Adding LV Flights

Minneapolis based Sun Country Airlines which eliminated first class seats not to long ago and relaunched itself as a low cost carrier has announced that they are adding more flights to Las Vegas starting September 5th; There will be thirteen new nonstop flights added per week to four cities which are St Louis, San Antonio, Redmond, Oregon and Providence, Rhode Island to what is now Sun County’s second hub after Minneapolis-St Paul which is their main hub. Sun Country is one of several low cost carriers to Las Vegas with Spirit, Allegiant, Frontier and Southwest if you still consider Southwest …

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Hyde Nightclub To Close

The one consistent thing in Las Vegas is that the city is always changing and one upcoming change is the announcement that Hyde at the Bellagio will close on July 6th. Hyde is the nightclub that has an amazing 10,000 square foot space with an amazing spot with views of the Bellagio fountains. The Hyde space will be remodeled with a new name and concept, no  date has been announced but it’s expected to reopen by the end of the year. Hyde has been open about eight years which is a pretty good run and the club i’m sure was …

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Kaos Now Open At Palms

Many people had been waiting for this Kaos, the new nightclub and day club has finally opened at the Palms with a 73,000 square foot day club and a 20,000 square foot nightclub. The new club in the press release claims that Kaos has the highest numbers of pools of any resort in North America i have no idea if thats true or not but either way i’m not going to count them. The new club has a 270 foot LED wall that runs along the side of the Ivory Tower facing the Strip and they are saying its the …

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Ski Resort Extends Season

Most visitors to Las Vegas most likely don’t realize you can actually snow ski about an hour or so from Downtown Las Vegas on Mount Charleston. Mount Charlestown is beautiful to visit anytime of the year but if you want to get in some skiing  there still time as the Lee Canyon ski resort on Mount Charleston has announced that they are staying open until April 14th instead of closing yesterday as planned. The resort has had the biggest snowfall in about a decade with more than double the yearly snowfall at 18 feet instead of the normal yearly average …

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NoMad Pool Opens Today

Today is the opening of the NoMad pool which is located on the third floor of the new Park MGM with the Pool Restaurant serving a special all day brunch based on items at the NoMad restaurant downstairs. Apart from another new option for a resort on the Strip with a pool starting this Friday April 12th you also have a new day club option with this one called Jemaa which is the name of the main market square in Marrakech, Morocco which is a creative name for a day club. For the debut of Jemaa their will be three different …

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Virgin Hotel Joins Hilton

Once the Hard Rock resort finishes its remodel and opens under the Virgin Hotel name it will also become part of the Hilton Hotels reservation system and be part of the Hilton Honers loyalty program. Unlike most Hilton Hotels this property will operate under its own brand name as its part of the Curio Collection by Hilton a collection of 30 properties in 7 countries that keep their individual identities. After completion of the transformation the new Virgin Las Vegas will have 1,500 rooms and 110,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The Hard Rock is quite a distance …

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Zippy’s Announces Las Vegas Location

In what should be good news for a lot of readers of this site Zippy’s the popular Hawaiian restaurant chain has finally announced its first mainland location in Las Vegas at the corner of Badura Avenue and Montessouri Street which is between South Buffalo and South Rainbow. The bad news is that you still have a while to wait to taste their signature dishes as the location is planned to open a year from now and its a shame the location isn’t closer to the tourist area but i’m sure the Zippy’s fans will find a way to visit during …

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“Jimmy Kimmel Live” At Planet Hollywood

Starting Monday Las Vegas native Jimmy Kimmel is bringing his ABC late night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live” for five nights of shows at Planet Hollywood. The shows should have many Las Vegas celebrities and is being taped at the Zappo’s Theater with Monday’s show starting at 4:30 pm with a live audience for a later broadcast.  The taping time of Tuesdays show is the same as Mondays at 4:30 pm with the shows April 3rd through 5th taking place at 3:30 pm. If you are interesting in attending the tickets are free but most likely they are gone, even …

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Las Vegas Film Festival Coming

The dates have been announced for the 12th annual Las Vegas Film Festival which will take place from, April 28th until May 5th with most of the events taking place in downtown Las Vegas. The main sponsor for the event is Zappos and like the last couple of years a few of films are going to be shown at the Brenden Theaters at the Palms. The films shown at the Las Vegas Film Festival will be a mixture of feature films and documentaries that have been popular on the film festival circuit. One reason while people like film festivals apart …

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Tenors Of Rock Moving

The Tenors of Rock has closed at Harrahs after a couple of years, but fans of the five Australians singing classic rock songs shouldn’t worry as its reopening at Planet Hollywood. The show is set to reopen next week in the Sin City Theater which is a small space on the second floor behind the poker tables; The room is more like a lounge with a bar and a stage which means most likely the noise level in the room will be high, but at least you have a place to see them.

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Astral Resort Heading To South Strip

Last year Asher Gabay bought a vacant motel across from the Mandalay Bay for $7.4 million with plans to built a new resort hotel on land now occupied by a Motel 8. We often hear about potential new resort properties that never go ahead but this one looks like it might happen in an area of the Strip across from resorts such as the Mandalay Bay and the Luxor which is mostly vacant motels or buildings. The planned resort will be called Astral and have a casino with 620 rooms over 34 floors as well as a four level underground …

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Bus Passenger Numbers Fall

According to the Regional Transportation Commission less people are taking the RTC city buses in the resort corridor with the number of passengers dropping consistently over the last three years. The ridership revenues for the resort corridor have dropped 18 percent from October2015 until December 2018 according the experts. Yes passengers is good if you are a rider and maybe mean its more likely you will snag a front upstairs seat on the Deuce double deckers but less revenue could mean cuts to local routes at some point. The wider use  of ride sharing apps such as Uber and Lyft …

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March Mania Party At Plaza

College basketball fans are flooding Las Vegas to watch the tournament action with resort hotels all over town hosting viewing parties to host the throngs of visiting fans. One such party is at the Plaza in downtown which is having its annual March Mania viewing party that started yesterday and runs through Sunday March 24th at the Plaza Events Center. Admission to the Plaza’s March Mania Viewing Party is $15 per day plus the usual taxes and fees with the admission including a commemorative shirt as well as one complimentary drink and food item per day. The nearly 5,000 square …

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Barbershop Cuts And Cocktails Now Open

One new place getting a lot of attention  is the opening of the The Barbershop Cuts and Cocktails at the Cosmopolitan in the space of the former Bond Bar on the casino floor. The barbershop is an old fashioned three stool barbershop providing services for men which seems to be the male alternative  with the Drybar salon for women on the second floor. The grooming menu has various opens from classic to clean cut to wild and rebellious and worth checking out if you need a cut. Behind a broom closet is a hidden Prohibition style speakeasy with live entertainment …

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