Category archives for: Hotels

New York-New York officially launches outdoor plaza

New York-New York officially launches outdoor plaza

It’s been less than a year since MGM Resorts International announced plans for a $100 million outdoor plaza that involves remodeling the Las Vegas Strip-facing exteriors of New York-New York Hotel & Casino and Monte Carlo Hotel & Casino. The company began construction on this pedestrian-oriented district in April 2013. It will eventually wind between [...]

Seven of Vegas’ pool clubs are ready to spring into March

Seven of Vegas’ pool clubs are ready to spring into March

Here we go again…the nicest thing about the end of winter in Vegas is the arrival of pool party season. Many of the resorts on the Strip house dayclubs that open when the temperatures begin to rise. That means lots of good times – drinking, tanning, cavorting and chilling out to the beat of DJ-spun [...]

10 historic hotels in and around Vegas

10 historic hotels in and around Vegas

Okay, we admit it. When compared to cities like New York or Chicago, Las Vegas isn’t that old – and, unfortunately, our hotels of yesteryear are more likely to be imploded than restored. However, if you want to get a glimpse of Sin City before it became the high-tech wonder it is today, there are [...]

SLS Las Vegas opening date announced

SLS Las Vegas opening date announced

If you’re planning a Vegas vacation in 2014, you might want to concentrate on Labor Day weekend because that’s when SLS Las Vegas is opening its doors. After months of speculation, yesterday Sam Nazarian announced in a special message that the resort will debut on the last weekend of summer (Aug. 29 – Sept. 1, [...]

Former Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon gets new name: The Cromwell

Former Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon gets new name: The Cromwell

It’s official. The Cromwell is the new name of the former Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon, which sits on the northeast corner of Flamingo Road and Las Vegas Boulevard. Owned by Caesars Entertainment and currently in the midst of a $185 million overhaul, the property described as a “lifestyle luxury boutique hotel” is slated to [...]

Life is ‘suite’ in the new Sky Villas at Tropicana Las Vegas

Life is ‘suite’ in the new Sky Villas at Tropicana Las Vegas

If you’re looking for a way to spoil someone in Vegas for Valentine’s Day weekend – or any weekend of the year – here’s an idea to consider. Tropicana Las Vegas just debuted some suites that are guaranteed to turn the extravagance factor up to an 11. The Sky Villas, apartment-style penthouses, are located on [...]

Open, closed and under construction in Las Vegas

Open, closed and under construction in Las Vegas

Downtown Las Vegas had a booming year in 2013, and 2014 looks to be no different. We recently visited downtown to check out the latest redevelopment in the tourist corridor and found plenty of construction underway. Slotzilla Construction update: Construction is nearing completion on Slotzilla, the $11.5 million zip line ride between Las Vegas Boulevard and [...]

Walk this way: The latest on NY-NY and Monte Carlo’s pedestrian-friendly developments

Walk this way: The latest on NY-NY and Monte Carlo’s pedestrian-friendly developments

The skies were blue and temperatures were peaking in the high 60s one recent afternoon at New York-New York, which is located near the south end of the Las Vegas Strip. Many visitors were strolling through the shops of the Big Apple-themed resort’s newly widened promenade, which runs alongside its replica of the famous Brooklyn [...]

Opened, closed and under construction on the Las Vegas Strip

Opened, closed and under construction on the Las Vegas Strip

Construction projects – major and minor – are covering the Las Vegas Strip, bringing a surge in activity to the tourist corridor not seen since the heyday of resort construction. From small projects to big, we take a look at what is happening in Las Vegas. New York-New York/Monte Carlo Strip project and arena Construction [...]

Photos: NY-NY & Monte Carlo tear up the old for the new

Photos: NY-NY & Monte Carlo tear up the old for the new

MGM Resorts International announced plans for a $100 million outdoor plaza project in April 2013. It involves remodeling the front facades of New York-New York and Monte Carlo to showcase new eateries, shops and Hershey’s Chocolate World, an interactive attraction that celebrates Hershey’s-branded products. This district will be anchored by a 20,000-seat arena developed in [...]

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