Posts tagged as: Las Vegas Hotels

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, […]

Free drinks. Free show. What a deal!

Free drinks. Free show. What a deal!

If there is one piece of advice from my mom that has stuck with me over the years it would have to be: “Don’t forget to use a coupon!” Pretty much every birthday card or care package from my mom has included coupons, carefully clipped with motherly love and savings. At VEGAS.com, we don’t exactly have coupons. But we […]

Dorothy’s ruby red slippers travel to Vegas

Dorothy’s ruby red slippers travel to Vegas

I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore. There isn’t a yellow brick road, a field of poppies or a horse of many colors. But the display of ruby red slippers at Planet Hollywood Hotel through June 4 may yet transport you to the Land of Oz. The Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers Collection features […]

Barbie gets her dream suite at the Palms

Barbie gets her dream suite at the Palms

Barbie turned 50 this year (Girl, you don’t look a day over 21!) and to celebrate she’s taking a trip to Las Vegas. The iconic blonde is stopping by the Palms Las Vegas to enjoy her own specialty suite. Designed by Jonathan Adler, who also designed Barbie’s iconic mansion in Malibu, the 2,350-square-foot Barbie suite features: […]

Miami meets downtown Las Vegas

Miami meets downtown Las Vegas

At the end of  Martin Scorsese’s 1995 film “Casino,” the character Ginger McKenna, played by Sharon Stone, dies in a hotel hallway. That hallway belonged to the Ogden House, a motel-style tower located across the street from the El Cortez in downtown Las Vegas. Well, much like Ginger (and Stone’s acting career since her Golden Globe-winning performance in “Casino”), […]

Postcards & photos of Vegas then & now

Postcards & photos of Vegas then & now

Before everyone’s favorite stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard was known as the Las Vegas Strip, it was the sparser South Los Angeles Highway. The street’s first resort, El Rancho, opened in 1941, followed by the Last Fronteir in 1942 and the Flamingo in 1946. Of course, The Strip has undergone some major transformations and several implosions over the years and is […]

Coming soon to Vegas theaters: Flashback Features

Coming soon to Vegas theaters: Flashback Features

Regal Cinemas and Station Casinos are teaming up this summer to present Flashback Features, a series of memorable movie classics on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays May 25 through July 15. The 16 films from the ’40s through the ’80s will be screened at three local theaters for the ’90s-ish price of $5. The Flashback Features movie schedule is as follows: Mondays at […]

Test your Vegas IQ: Door handles

Test your Vegas IQ: Door handles

The first thing you see when you walk into a casino isn’t the slot machines or the blackjack tables. It’s the door handles. Many casinos have chosen to create custom door handles that leave a memorable impression on guests and help express the theme of the casino. Here at the VEGAS.com headquarters, a door handle is merely […]

Test your Vegas IQ: Carpet

Test your Vegas IQ: Carpet

Las Vegas casinos are famous for their brightly colored, flashy (and, some might even argue, tasteless) carpeting. Some people reason that the loud casino carpet patterns help mask the dirt that comes from thousands of people walking across it. Some have speculated that the choice of carpet is all a master plan by the casinos […]

Lance Burton’s birds are lucky ducks

Lance Burton’s birds are lucky ducks

In his show at the Monte Carlo hotel in Las Vegas, master magician Lance Burton performs several illusions with doves, parakeets, pigeons, ducks, geese and a chicken. Burton (who recently broke his foot and will return to the stage after June 1) may have hatched this show idea based on personal experience. The first magician he […]

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