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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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Astral Resort Las Vegas

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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Hard Rock To Close For Remodel

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is about to go through an eight month remodel as its converted to the Virgin Hotel & Casino Las Vegas with the remodel due to start in September of next year. Employees have also been notified that the entire resort will close about February to May of 2020 to finish the renovations although that time frame could vary depending on construction. As you might expect with a new name and remodel all 1,500 of the rooms will be remodeled as well as an expansion of the casino and events spaces. The popular music venue …

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Year End Room Savings

Tomorrow is a good time to check out all the Black Friday room deals from Caesars or MGM and all the other Las Vegas resorts but as always check the fine print including the resort fees so you know what your final price is. Many visitors figure year end in Las Vegas might be expensive because of the huge room rates for New Years as well as high room rates for Christmas and in fact outside those times the room rates can be very good. December in Las Vegas can be a very inexpensive if you can be flexible with …

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Palms Renovation Nears $700 Million

The ongoing remodel of the Palms by Station Casinos was originally budgeted at $485 million but that price tag has soared to $690 million. The reason for the price increase is the rising cost of materials as well as a tight labor market but the construction is on track to end by the third quarter of next year. Even with the extra cost for Palms remodel i think its likely money well spent for Station Casinos for a property that’s not too far from the Strip and, especially if the rumors of a new hotel or arena at the nearby …

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Rio, Las Vegas

New Club Opens At Rio

A club named DB172 has opened at the Rio in the former space of Cafe Martorano in a 7,000 square foot with a music, dining and drinking venue. The unusual club names meaning is the loudest sound ever recorded which was the eruption of the volcano Krakatoa in 1883 that had a sound level of 172 decibels thus the name 172DB. DB172 is going to showcase lesser known local bands with ticket prices starting at a bargain $10 plus the usual fees and taxes. [amazon_link asins=’B002ND6AOM,B07GTB4NNV,B00JM6W5RE’ template=’ProductCarousel’ store=’lasvegasinsideoutstore-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’c4f1031c-df7f-11e8-b519-cb49e28c8d62′]

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Tropicana Adds Parking Fee

The Tropicana held out for a long time but it has announced that it has began charging non resort guests for parking when events are taking place in the area mainly at the MGM Grand Garden Arena across the street and the T Mobile Arena. The Tropicana is surrounded by MGM properties that charge for parking so i’m sure a lot of people would park at the Tropicana to avoid parking fees during events. The new parking charge during events will be $15 but it does include a $10 off coupon for food and drink at Robert Irvine’s Public House …

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Circus Circus, Las Vegas

Circus Circus 50th Birthday Today

Circus Circus today celebrates its 50th birthday the North Strip big topped themed resort was opened on this day in 1968 by Jay Sarno who conceived Caesars Palace and became president of the new Circus Circus. The original cost of Circus Circus in 1968 was $15 million which doesn’t sound like much in today’s dollars but that was a lot of money in 1968. Circus Circus is the third oldest property on the Strip after both the Tropicana and Caesars Palace and maybe even fourth if you count the SLS which dates back to December 1952 and was most of …

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SLS $100 Million Renovation

The north strip SLS has begun a $100 million renovation which will see all 1,615 rooms upgraded as replacement of slot machines and a redesign of the current pool area over the next years. Currently the SLS is pretty much on its own on that section of the north strip but with The Drew and Resorts World Las Vegas planned openings over the next could of years its seems the SLS is getting the property ready for the new competition; The new resorts will increase traffic to the north strip and the SLS is looking to get some of that …

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Fremont Hotel & Casino

Fremont Major Expansion

The Fremont in Downtown Las Vegas is often a hotel i stay in when i visit Las Vegas and now comes the announcement from Boyd Gaming of a possible expansion to the property. Boyd Gaming has submitted permits to build a 32 story hotel tower with 509 rooms at the back of the property on Ogden Avenue. The plans submitted also include a remodel of the existing 447 rooms which are in a 15 story tower that was build in 1956 which at the time was the tallest in Las Vegas. The casino size will also increase by 22,000 square …

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