Posts tagged as: Las Vegas Hotels

A look inside the Paradise Tower at Hard Rock

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 Rock’s ongoing $750 million expansion project. [...]

Do-it-yourself frozen yogurt at the Palms

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 (including no-sugar-added blueberry, non fat flavors [...]

Flashback Friday: Braving the economic crisis of 1955

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 slow climb back to success. [...]

A soap opera wedding in Vegas, minus the drama

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 Chloe, Billy and Chloe, Cane [...]

Loyal employees celebrate 40 years with Las Vegas Hilton

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 who made it an instant [...]

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

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 shop, which offers a full [...]

Longest operating casino in Vegas honored

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 City. Many tourists pass the [...]

Vegas is Tops in More Ways than One

Vegas is Tops in More Ways than One

  If you’re a frequent visitor to Vegas, you probably have noticed the ever-increasing number of pool clubs in our mega resorts. These pools offer all the amenities you can get inside the resorts themselves – drinks, food, DJs, comfortable seating, gambling, and some times a little more (or less as the case may be). Some Las [...]

Buy a little piece of Elvis in Vegas

Buy a little piece of Elvis in Vegas

Through the end of June when you come to Las Vegas you can remember the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll the way America intended: by perusing a collection of his personal firearms and prescriptions drugs. Darren Julien and Martin Nolan of Julien’s Auctions are presenting 45 pieces of Elvis Presley-related memorabilia from the collection of Elvis’ personal physician Dr. George Nichopoulos (“Dr. Nick”) at [...]

Hotel 32 to rise from the ashes of Monte Carlo fire

Hotel 32 to rise from the ashes of Monte Carlo fire

In January 2008, the top floor of the Monte Carlo Hotel went up in flames as a result of a welding incident. Although there were no injuries, the fire caused severe damage to the hotel’s 32nd floor. The flames and successful fire-fighting efforts were a spectacle to behold for tourists and locals alike (See some of our free, [...]

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