In good news for guests at the Venetian, the main pool has reopened after being closed for months while it was being remodeled. The make over started last September and, cost millions of dollars but after nine months its ready for the hot Summer season where temperatures often get above 100 degrees in Las Vegas.
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 largest video screen in Las Vegas also as part of the club is a Tesla coil ceiling for sound and special effects; Additional features of the club include two cannons that shoot water 100 feet in the air, three sculptures from Damien Hirst and a champagne vault with personalized butler service.
Kaos is part of the $690 million remodel of the Palm’s and could bring the club crowds back to the Palms which at one time was the hottest place in town for the club crowd before Wynn and other competitors upped their game. When Station Casinos bought the Palms many wondered if they would just keep the property a locals centered property and abandon the tourist crowd but with all the money they have spent its clear they want to draw the tourists as well as locals to the resort.
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 Dj’s hosting for each of the first three days and good news for locals you can get in before noon for free with showing a Nevada ID.
Tip: If you are staying at the property and you like to take an afternoon nap like i do yes i’m old, then ask for a room away from the pool as live Dj’s and people partying doesn’t make for a restful nap.
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 parking garage, a sky lobby on the 32nd floor and of course a nightclub as well as a rooftop pool with a day club.
The current Motel 8 is expected to keep operating up until the planned start of construction in Spring of 2020. The project is expected to cost between $325 million and $350 million and with the Raiders Stadium now under construction located close by as well as possible extension of the monorail, the South Strip could be much busier by the planned 2022 opening date of this property.
In what has become a yearly tradition the Ice Rink at the Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan resort returns for a seventh year in a row. The opening date is scheduled for November 21 st with it open through the holidays through January 6th 2019 with many of the same events returning including simulated snow every 30 minutes after dark on weekends.
As usual their will be special events at the Ice Rink which we we will cover such as special event skate nights, the always popular holiday movies and New Years fireworks.
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The pool at the Golden Nugget always draws a big crowd and one of the pools unique features is the 200,000 gallon shark tank through which you can take a water slide to the pool.
The Golden Nugget does offer behind the scenes tours of the shark tank aquarium hosted by one of the staff marine biologists. As part of the tour you will learn about the workings of the tank and its various marine life; You will also witness feeding time for the sharks and learn about all the different species on show.
Before the tour is over you will also receive a souvenir shark tooth, if you are interested in taking the tour it happens Wednesday and Sundays at 1:30 pm. The price per person is $50 which is not inexpensive but you could lose that in less time in the casino and, it gives you a break from the normal Las Vegas activities.
Tickets: (702) 386-8339
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A new $7 million entertainment and dining venue is headed to Downtown Las Vegas in March of next year when the 22,000 square foot entertainment and dining center opens called The Treehouse.
The Treehouse location will be on Main Street in the Arts District in the building that had the former vintage clothing store The Attic. The Treehouse concept sounds interesting and includes a 300 seat Asian seafood restaurant, four bars a dayclub with pool as well as a nightclub in a themed space with various trees and exotic wood finishes.
Themed restaurants were big for a while although most didn’t last long time, The Treehouse concept sounds interesting although i don’t know if its location will be an issue for it.
The pool complex at the Palms will be closed this Summer as its remade as part of the ongoing remodel going on at the resort. If you go to the Palms website it discusses the Palms Place pool which is where Palms guests will have pool privileges until the construction has concluded. One effect of the construction at the Palms pool means most likely no “Ditch Friday” pool parties although there are now many other options around town for dayclub crowd.
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The Orleans weekly Thursday night pool parties called “Taboo Summer Nights” is tonight again starting at 6 pm by The Orleans swimming pool. The event is free for hotel guests or $10 for non-guests but it does include your first drink. There will be live DJ’s of course and the music is R&B as well as Old School and Neo Soul with both heated pools and jacuzzi available if you want to take a dip. Cabanas are also available for rental and you must be 21 years of age to attend and swimwear must be approved.
The Flamingo resort have released a video promoting their GO Pool which in our opinion is worth a visit if you are looking for a pool to spend the day even at the $20 charge for non hotel guests or the $10 charge for hotel guests. The pool season is under way in Las Vegas and if you plan on visiting this or any pool in Las Vegas don’t forget to apply the sunscreen as its the desert with non a lot of shade and it doesn’t take long to burn. The video is courtesy of Caesars Entertainment and the Flamingo Las Vegas and as always this is not a paid for promotion and all opinions are from Las Vegas Inside Out and its writers.