Hotels

The best things about the new Delano Las Vegas

You’ll never be caught between a rock and a hard place at Delano Las Vegas. But when you enter the stylish new resort, you will have to walk between a divided rock – a 700-million-year-old metaquartzite, to be exact. It stands 10 feet tall and tips the scales at 126,000…

Seven striking things at the SLS Las Vegas

Vegas hotels are like babies. Although easy to conceive, they are hard to deliver. And each arrival is greeted by clamoring crowds, all eager to check out the newborn on the block. Well, there’s been a recent birth at the north end of the Las Vegas Strip: SLS Las Vegas Hotel…

Get lucky in Las Vegas at these sexy party pits

Some things are meant to go together. Like movies and popcorn. Or hot summer days and ice cream. Each enhances the other to create an amazing experience. The same can be said about clubbing and gambling. In Las Vegas, these two hot pursuits are often combined to form what’s known…

Delano Las Vegas is taking shape on the Strip

If you’re familiar with the divinely trendy Delano South Beach in Florida and have been craving a similarly sophisticated and chic hotel experience in Las Vegas, the wait won’t be much longer. In late 2012, MGM Resorts International announced a partnership with Morgans Hotel Group to transform THEhotel at Mandalay Bay…

MGM Resorts unveils ‘The Park’ concept in Las Vegas

The space between New York-New York and Monte Carlo has mostly been used by motorized vehicles that are either making deliveries or passing from the front of these resorts to their parking facilities. Today MGM Resorts International announced a detailed plan to transform it. Called simply “The Park,” this 8-acre…

15 of Las Vegas’ most distinctive hotel lobbies

Everyone knows how important making a fabulous first impression is. And nowhere does this adage hold truer than at a hotel. Since the lobby is what you see upon arrival, it has to be memorable. Not only does a lobby provide you with your first (and last) impression of a…

SLS Las Vegas now accepting reservations

Today is THE day. SBE has announced their newest hotel property, SLS Las Vegas, is accepting reservations for stays beginning on Aug. 25, 2014. If you want to be among the first to explore and adore its multifaceted amenities, then book soon. You can welcome back a vintage Vegas property…

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…