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10 of the most unusual room amenities in Vegas

Ever wonder what the most unique room amenities are in Las Vegas? Hotels here will do almost anything to entice guests. From a menu of seduction-oriented accessories to themed baths drawn by bath butlers, some of the extravagant extras in the Entertainment Capital of the World go over the top!…

It’s March Madness in Vegas, baby!

So, you’ve been diagnosed with a case of March Madness, where side effects include a distinct change in wardrobe color choices in and a bad case of bracketology. Aside from catching the action at the plethora of sports books in this town, the only known cure is to come down and…

It’s about wine! (Food & Wine, that is)

The Grand Tasting. It sounds like a banquet fit for a king — and in many ways, it is. Start with star chefs and restaurateurs from Aria and Bellagio such as Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Julian Serrano, Michael Mina, Masa Takayama and Sirio Maccioni. Sprinkle in guest chefs like “Top Chef” Winner…

Vegas Weekender: Food, fun and Foster the People

This weekend in Vegas, it’s all about a good time. The fun starts at 5 o’clock–just make sure your fins can go to the left and to the right at the Jimmy Buffett concert. Continue the weekend and sing along to Motown favorites with Human Nature. Finally, eat and drink ’til…

Eating smart

Sometimes it’s hard to find a good deal in Vegas. No, not the “sort of” good deals you can find if you eat dinner at 2 a.m., bring a coupon and like your eggs painfully rubbery and overdone. I mean a really good deal. Earlier this year, Zagat released a survey…

Food with a flourish

It doesn’t happen often, but occasionally things work out better than expected. You fill up your gas tank while winning at a round of slots. You kill three birds with one stone, not two. Your wait at the DMV is an hour and 20 minutes – and so is the…

The Suite Life

Sometimes we get the urge to splurge. Maybe it’s for a birthday weekend. Maybe for an anniversary or one last “hurrah” before walking down the aisle. Whatever the occasion, in Las Vegas, we’ve got you covered with sweet suites for your stay. We’ve scoured the city for 10 of the…

Vegas gambles on public art

By Jorge Labrador VEGAS.com There is a new wave of headliners in Las Vegas. You won’t see their names on the Las Vegas Strip’s big marquees, even though some of them are known around the world. You won’t find them in the city’s showrooms, theaters or lounges. Instead, you can…

Cures for the New Year’s hangover

When all of the New Year’s Eve parties are over this year and you have to face January 1, you might also find yourself facing a big headache. If you indulge a little too much, don’t worry, a little hair of the dog that bit you is just the cure…

Go green with organic spa treatments

Organic. Whether it’s fruit, vegetables, condiments and even shampoo, organic (or all-natural, pesticide-free) products are virtually everywhere. I know first-hand that fruits and vegetables actually taste better. But besides this, going organic is ultimately better for you and for the environment as well. If you’re going to treat yourself to a day at…

Spa 101: Tips for the Newbie

Spas. They’re supposed to be relaxing and peaceful sanctuaries, but if you’re a first-timer and aren’t sure how to act, you could find the experience stressful instead. A lot of people think twice about having a treatment and shy away from going altogether. But you don’t want to be a…

‘Viva Elvis’ a spectacle both onstage and off

“Viva Elvis,” the latest show from Cirque du Soleil, holds its world premiere tonight at Aria and while the audience will be wowed by everything happening onstage, what happens backstage is pretty amazing too. We were given a peek behind the scenes at some of what happens backstage to make…

Chinese New Year – Vegas style

In Vegas, we go all out for everything. And while we’re not in China, we sure celebrate like we are! Below are events for Chinese New Year (Year of the Tiger) you don’t want to miss. Palazzo and Venetian The Palazzo and Venetian celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of…

Center of attention: CityCenter marks an “evolution” of the Las Vegas landscape

By Aleza Freeman (aleza.freeman@vegas.com) Vegas.com There are Vegas resorts. There are mega Vegas resorts. Then there’s CityCenter: The urban development opened last month on 67 acres bringing Aria, a 61-story, 4,004-room gaming resort; the non-gaming Mandarin Oriental hotel and Vdara Hotel & Spa; and Crystals, a 500,000-square-foot retail district to…

Hot off the presses: New clubs!

And so it begins. A new era in Sin City nightlife has taken hold, with not one, not two, not three, but FOUR new nightclubs open or opening within a month of each other. In a city with so many clubs, this may seem like a drop in the bucket,…

Water features make a splash at CityCenter

WET, the design firm that created the fountains at Bellagio and the Mirage Volcano, now has another prescence in Vegas with the opening of CityCenter. The company has created five water features for the proptery, all designed to complement the development’s sophistication. Visitors who pull up to Aria’s porte-cochère will…

Aria opens with a boom and a bang

Fireworks will kick off the public opening of Aria Resort & Casino tonight, marking the official grand opening of CityCenter. Aria brings 4,004 guestrooms, 150,000 square feet of gaming, 15 restaurants, a nightclub, a spa, a Cirque show and more to the Las Vegas Strip. Aria is the fourth building on the CityCenter campus…

Tour Vegas’ newest resorts at CityCenter

CityCenter is a 67-acre urban metropolis and one of the world’s largest green developments. The property includes Aria, a 61-story, 4004-room gaming resort; the non-gaming Mandarin Oriental, Vdara Hotel & Spa and Veer Towers; and Crystals, a 50,000-square-foot retail and entertainment district. The Harmon boutique hotel will open in 2010. Enjoy…

Sneak peek at CityCenter’s exterior

CityCenter opens to the public next month, bringing a 67-acre urban metropolis and one of the world’s largest green developments to the Las Vegas Strip. The property includes Aria, a 61-story, 4004-room gaming resort; the non-gaming Mandarin Oriental, Vdara Hotel & Spa and Veer Towers; and Crystals, a 50,000-square-foot retail…

Viva Elvis!

Cirque du Soleil hasn’t revealed much about its Elvis-themed show that will be staged at the new Aria hotel at CityCenter, but today the company unveiled the name of the production: “Viva ELVIS.” The show, billed as “a tribute to the life and music of Elvis Presley,” will be staged…