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Our favorite Vegas hotel lobbies

Our favorite Vegas hotel lobbies

After the party, it’s the after-party, then after the party it’s the hotel lobby… Jay-Z didn’t rap about hotel lobbies (for R. Kelly’s “Fiesta” remix) for nothing. But you might be wondering if these are even a big deal. Typically a hotel lobby is just a place where you wait…
Roadside attractions in Vegas

Roadside attractions in Vegas

It’s safe to say that Vegas, by definition, could be considered its own roadside attraction. It’s in the middle of nowhere, not all that easy to get to and definitely a bit of an oddball. The truth is, we can’t really use the traditional definition so we’ve scoured the city…
Aria wows us again with its new Tower Suites collection and lounge

Aria wows us again with its new Tower Suites collection and lounge

Aria is easily one of the most gorgeous properties in town. Situated in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, the hotel’s exterior looks more like a skyscraper in a metropolitan city. Additionally, if you’ve ever walked through the hotel, the interior architecture is simply jaw-dropping. This Vegas hotel announced its addition…
The craft of clowning

The craft of clowning

Let’s play a little guessing game. We are thinking of a noun. Some people are scared of them, some people love them, some people know nothing about them, and others have dedicated their entire lives to perfecting the art of being one. Do you know what it is we’re talking…
Spots to enjoy a Vegas pool experience year round

Spots to enjoy a Vegas pool experience year round

Waaah. Summer is already over and just thinking about these past few months makes us want to relive the season all over again. (In the words of  Uncle Rico, “Oh man. I wish I could go back in time.”) But unlike Uncle Rico from the popular 2005 “Napoleon Dynamite” movie, we…
Suite symphony: See these over-the-top Vegas hotel suites

Suite symphony: See these over-the-top Vegas hotel suites

Ever wonder how high rollers and VIPs live it up, Vegas style? We do. Take a peek inside these VIP Las Vegas suites that offer the crème de la crème of services, amenities and overall surroundings — true baller status. Private pool? Check. Your own butler? Check. Stunning views, top-of-the line technology…
Betcha didn’t know this about Vegas’ acrobatic shows

Betcha didn’t know this about Vegas’ acrobatic shows

OK, so you’re at the bar and somehow have managed to find yourself buying a drink for a seemingly-out-of-your-league eight whose caramel brown eyes have miraculously chosen to lock in on your baby blues and you’re definitely not mad about it. Your drinks have been served and you’re about to…
Top 10 slot jackpots hit in Vegas

Top 10 slot jackpots hit in Vegas

Admit it. You have the same dream we do. Everything conspires and you find yourself in the right place at the right time – seated in front of a Megabucks slot machine that’s primed and ready to hit. You push the button (of course, pulling a lever would be more…

SJP: One woman, three initials and lots of shoe porn

There’s not a single self-respecting shoe fanatic that doesn’t know who Carrie Bradshaw is. She is solely responsible (just had to do it) for bringing high-end designer names like Manolo Blahnik into the homes of middle-America on HBO’s hit series “Sex and the City.” Thank goodness for the rest of…

Bardot Brasserie brings a piece of Paris to Las Vegas

Walk into Bardot Brasserie and you might start to feel like you’re in a Parisian café. The restaurant’s low lighting, tile flooring, dark woods and brass accents have a distinctively French feel. Eat the escargot, steak frites and other French favorites and you’ll definitely feel like you’re in the City…

Vegas hotels for tech-savvy travelers

Hello, techies…welcome to Vegas! For those of you with non-geek brains, the International Consumer Electronics Show – also known as CES or, better yet, the World Cup of technology – is booting up for its annual appearance in Vegas. From Jan. 6 – 9, the latest and greatest developments in…

Hotels in Vegas are generating a greener future

When you think of Vegas, saving precious resources isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Drinking to the point of passing out. Oh yeah. Partying until the wee hours. Naturally. Pigging out at the buffets. Of course. Wagering next month’s rent at the blackjack tables. Uh, really you should…

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…

FIVE50 serves pizza and a whole lot more

James Beard Award-winning chef Shawn McClain is renowned for his Sage restaurant at Aria and now guests can taste his cuisine in a more casual setting at the hotel’s new FIVE50 Pizza Bar. FIVE50, named for the temperature at which the pizza is cooked, is McClain’s first casual concept and…

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Zarkana’ opens in Vegas

The Las Vegas Strip is home to another Cirque du Soleil production, “Zarkana.” The show opened for preview performances on Nov. 1 in the former “Viva Elvis” theater at Aria at CityCenter, giving Cirque a total of seven productions in Vegas. Before performing in Vegas, “Zarkana” was a touring production.…