Hotels

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Photos: Treasure Island Hotel & Casino retail construction

Construction continues on Treasure Islands Hotel & Casino’s new shopping complex resulting in a temporary closure of the sidewalk on the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Spring Mountain Road. To go north on the Strip, you will need to go inside Treasure Island Hotel & Casino and use the…

Photos: Construction on the former Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall

Construction continues at a steady pace on the Caesars Entertainment property on the northeast corner of Flamingo Road and Las Vegas Boulevard. The resort, formerly known as Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall, has not been given an official name yet, but rumored names floating around include The Cromwell and The Ilyse. The…

10 hotel developments in Vegas to look forward to in 2014

Hotel construction in Las Vegas is more spirited and dynamic than ever. Are you curious about some of the projects currently underway at resorts both on and off the Strip? In addition to the creation of two open-air districts, three newly converted hotels will debut in 2014. Plus, several existing…

The Boulder Dam Hotel to mark its 80th birthday

The Boulder Dam Hotel opened its doors with a two-day celebration on Dec. 15 – 16, 1933. The Colonial Revival hostelry is located at 1305 Arizona St. in Boulder City, near the town’s business district. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982, the Boulder Dam Hotel is of…

Bally’s Las Vegas unveils plans for the Grand Bazaar Shops

Bally’s Las Vegas will become home to Sin City’s newest mall with a proposed 2-acre, 150-shop outdoor retail venue located at the front of the property on one of the busiest pedestrian intersections in the United States. In fact, more than 20 million people pass through this site annually at the…

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…

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…

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…