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Downtown Grand officially marks its debut in downtown Las Vegas

Downtown Grand officially marks its debut in downtown Las Vegas

Yesterday afternoon (11-12-13) at 14:15 (in military time), representatives from Downtown Grand and the city of Las Vegas gathered to celebrate the resort’s official launch with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The event was held on the steps of Downtown Grand’s Third Street entrance. Valley High School’s marching band was on hand to entertain onlookers. An [...]

Get a sneak peek of downtown Las Vegas’ newest resort

Get a sneak peek of downtown Las Vegas’ newest resort

Note this date: Nov. 12, 2013 (i.e., 11/12/13). It’s going to be an important one on the calendar of major developments that have played a role in the revitalization of downtown Las Vegas. This will be the day when Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is officially launched with a ribbon cutting ceremony. However, [...]

Wireless networks advancing at rapid speed in Las Vegas resorts

Wireless networks advancing at rapid speed in Las Vegas resorts

Have you ever lost cell phone service or been unable to find coverage while visiting the Las Vegas Strip? That’s not an uncommon problem, partly because it’s very difficult to support the growing demand for advanced mobile and wireless services at resorts that are literally the size of small cities. Not only do these big [...]

SLS Las Vegas to redefine the north Strip as a cool luxe hotspot

SLS Las Vegas to redefine the north Strip as a cool luxe hotspot

Looking at new resort development on the Las Vegas Strip, the south and central parts have certainly garnered the lion’s share of attention in recent years. But as 2014 approaches, it seems the winds of change are blowing in another direction – to the north. SBE, a company helmed by nightlife and entertainment impresario Sam [...]

Great expectations! Take a gander at new renderings for Gansevoort Las Vegas

Great expectations! Take a gander at new renderings for Gansevoort Las Vegas

With construction progressing toward an early 2014 opening, new renderings of Gansevoort Las Vegas were presented to the media at a party held in Drai’s After Hours at Bally’s last night. These images depict the latest version of the resort’s exterior as well as some interior design elements in its rooms and corridors. Necessitating a [...]

Checking in on pet-friendly Vegas

Checking in on pet-friendly Vegas

Is Sin City going to the dogs? Las Vegas isn’t just a paradise for people anymore. It’s becoming a blissful retreat for four-legged creatures. Numerous hotels (including several on the Strip) offer accommodations for travelers who have their pets in tow. It’s not at all uncommon these days to see visitors at the front desk [...]

Treasure Island to ramp up retail offerings; Sirens show to temporarily close during construction

Treasure Island to ramp up retail offerings; Sirens show to temporarily close during construction

Treasure Island Las Vegas is expanding its retail footprint. Plans are in the works to construct a new shopping complex at the contemporary, high seas-spirited resort, which is located on the Las Vegas Strip. “It will have approximately 40,000 usable square feet on three stories,” said Michelle Knoll, vice president of communications at Treasure Island. [...]

10 memorable movies filmed at MGM Resorts International properties in Vegas

10 memorable movies filmed at MGM Resorts International properties in Vegas

Las Vegas is known as the “Entertainment Capital of the World,” so naturally a lot of great movies have been shot here. Since MGM Resorts International properties make up a huge part of the bright lights and backdrop of Sin City, they’ve attracted the eyes of Hollywood’s directors for years. Here’s a list of 10 [...]

Step it up and Scale the Strat (all 108 floors) in Vegas

Step it up and Scale the Strat (all 108 floors) in Vegas

There are mountain climbers. There are social climbers. And then there are Scale the Strat stair climbers — those who willingly climb to the top of the iconic Stratosphere Tower. Yes, that Stratosphere Tower, the tallest building in Las Vegas and the highest observation tower west of the Mississippi River at 1,149 feet, 108 floors and [...]

10 truly unique things about the soon-to-open Downtown Grand

10 truly unique things about the soon-to-open Downtown Grand

The downtown Las Vegas landscape continues to evolve, with a growing number of developments bringing excitement and economic energy to the area. Noteworthy among these is the Downtown Grand, which is scheduled to debut before the end of 2013 (at this time the opening is being targeted for October). Located at Stewart and Ogden avenues, [...]

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