Park MGM Las Vegas

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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Planet Hollywood

“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 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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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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