Las Vegas Hotels

Hotel32 puts VIP service in your hands

You’ve already added the iPod Touch or iPhone app for dog whistling and swine flu alerts, and you’re looking for something new. How about an app to assist you with your Las Vegas hotel stay? At Hotel32, guests are presented with an iPod Touch with a specialty application that does just that.…

Vegas quietly pulls 1,000 magicians out of its hat

On any given day,  you can find a magician or two in just about any Las Vegas hotel. There’s Criss Angel at Luxor. Dirk Arthur at the Tropicana. Lance Burton at Monte Carlo. David Copperfield at the MGM Grand. And that’s just one intersection of the nearly four miles comprising the Las Vegas Strip. But over…

What a rush: Golden Nugget to open new tower

The Golden Nugget in downtown Las Vegas will open its $150 million Rush Tower in November 2009, adding almost 500 new rooms (as seen in the photo above) to the site. The Rush Tower will also introduce the Chart House Aquarium restaurant, offering a signature menu and a 50,000-gallon tropical aquarium. The…

A look inside the Paradise Tower at Hard Rock

A framed portrait of David Bowie awaits hanging in the 3,500-square-foot penthouse suite and plastic tarps cover the carpet in the hallway as construction workers and painters put the finishing touches on the 18-story Paradise Tower at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The Paradise Tower is part of the Hard…

Do-it-yourself frozen yogurt at the Palms

The frozen yogurt craze is melting hearts at the Palms Las Vegas thanks to last week’s opening of Blizzberry. With a variety of healthy self-serve frozen yogurt flavors and toppings, The Los Angeles export allows you to be as dietetic or decadent as you choose. There are nearly a dozen flavors of all-natural yogurt and tons of toppings…

Flashback Friday: Braving the economic crisis of 1955

On May 23, 1955, the $3.5 million Dunes Hotel & Casino opened to fanfare and Hollywood star Vera-Ellen performing.  By 1956, the hotel, suffering financial issues, partially closed – the victim of a variety of challenges including a worldwide economic slump. It would re-open several months later, to begin the…

A soap opera wedding in Vegas, minus the drama

When you stop and think about it, Las Vegas and daytime soaps actually have a lot in common — just in frequency of weddings alone. Over the past year, viewers of the CBS daytime drama “The Young and the Restless” have witnessed the marriages of Victor and Sabrina, Jeffrey and Gloria, Cane and…

Loyal employees celebrate 40 years with Las Vegas Hilton

The Las Vegas Hilton celebrated its 40th anniversary on July 2 by saluting 20 employees who have worked at the Hilton since the year the property opened as the International in 1969. Designed to be the world’s largest casino hotel at that time, Barbra Streisand opened the property, but it was Elvis…

Fire and Ink: Stunt hits snag, but magic still in the air

The Fourth of July sparked a different sort of fireworks show when magician Steve Wyrick attempted a “Death Drop” at the south entrance of the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood. The stunt, featuring Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington, celebrated the opening of Club Tattoo in the Miracle Mile Shops. Bennington is a co-owner of the…

Longest operating casino in Vegas honored

The hotel and casino with the oldest active gaming license in Southern Nevada was honored this month with a commemorative plaque from the historical preservation group E Clampus Vitus. Railroad Pass Hotel & Casino, 2800 S. Boulder Highway, is located in Henderson on the drive between Las Vegas and Boulder…