Caesars Palace

Raising the standard in Vegas

The new Octavius Tower at Caesars Palace makes a colossal impression on the city By Renée LiButti Vegas.com Caesars Palace has personified growth, imagination and innovation throughout its history in Las Vegas. The thriving Roman-themed resort possesses a can-do spirit that is an inspiration in the hospitality industry. Early this…

Vegas Weekender: Make a splash in Vegas

Pamper yourself poolside or get your party on, this weekend in Vegas is all about making a splash. Caesars Palace, the Rio and Flamingo add to the pool-life scene by offering poolside massages and other spa treatments for the utmost in luxury and relaxation under the sun. Revelers who want…

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…

Vegas Weekender: Pre-summer shows still pack punch

Summer is inching its way closer and that means more visitors coming to the Las Vegas Strip, but those who can beat the rush will be welcomed with legendary headliners, premiere parties and shorter lines than what you would find in July. Headliners Country music legend Merle Haggard performs at…

Vegas Uncork’d: Food festivities

Culinary greats including Rick Moonen, Bradley Ogden, Jet Tila, and François Payard are headlining 2011’s Vegas Uncork’d, taking place May 5 – 8. The lineup was announced at a press conference Tuesday. The four-day festival of events promises to attract a large food-loving crowd. Various events take place all day…

Vegas celebrates Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is one of the most important festivities in China and Taiwan and every year, Las Vegas goes all out to help celebrate the holiday. Chinese New Year 2011 (the year of the rabbit) begins on Feb. 3 and lasts for 15 days. Rabbits seem to be multiplying all over…

Where to watch the World Series in Vegas

While some say football has surpassed baseball as “America’s game” (we’ll stay out of the debate), the World Series is the crowning jewel of the baseball season where you actually see the two best teams fight it out for the title. This year’s Fall Classic, as always, brings plenty of…

Tattoo yourself with funky Halloween art

Color – A Salon by Michael Boychuck at Caesars Palace is about to make Halloween a lot more fun. If you want to do something over the top this Halloween season, make your body a canvas with body painting. At Color, book a session with award-winning make-up and body paint…

Vegas hotels introduce Fido-friendly program

Anyone who owns a dog knows that traveling and planning vacations can be tricky. Can you find a hotel that will allow you to bring your pet along? Can you bribe someone to take care of your furry friend? Or do you have to pay an exorbitant  amount to leave…

10 Days ’til 10-10-10

A perfect 10. A dime. When someone or something is deemed a 10, that means they’ve really got it going on. With 10-10-10 (Oct. 10, 2010) only 10 days away, Vegas celebrates this once-in-our-lifetime in style. With participating properties like Caesars Palace and Hard Rock, Vegas takes 10-10-10 to a…

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…

Sculpting Las Vegas

Las Vegas likes to pay tribute to things. The city has a replica of the Eiffel Tower in its skyline and is home to a giant Sphinx. There’s a whole museum dedicated to Liberace and there are shows starring Elvis and Beatles impersonators. Another way Vegas recognizes famous things and…

Reality vs. Vegas

Las Vegas has reinvented itself many times over the years. The 1990s were the heyday of the themed resort in Vegas, which resulted in a building boom of megaresorts modeled after famous places and monuments. Replicas of world-famous landmarks, statues and buildings popped up all over the Strip including the…

Caesars has VIP villas with a view and renovated pool complex

Although construction on the Octavius Tower at Caesars Palace was completed last year, the 665-room, 71-suite building did not open due to the shaky economy. However, four plush European-themed villas inside the tower, designed by Wilson Associates, did open for business (and pleasure) and are currently being reserved for the most…

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…

Matt Goss sets sail on Cleopatra’s Barge

Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars Palace is getting a new face, international pop sensation Matt Goss. Rest assured he’s not going to be replacing the prominent gold Cleopatra figurehead that guests walk under while passing the bar, but he is going to be the new lounge act starting March 12.  “This…

Makeup mania kicks off the holiday season

A girl can never own too much makeup. With the holiday season fast approaching, this is a great time to experiment and play with the latest winter colors. Inside the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, MAC  Cosmetics presents its “Magic, Mirth and Mischief” collection. The highly-anticipated holiday collection is fit for all divas. From…

Las Vegas restaurant dishes to the nines

On a recent visit to Caesars Palace, I ate at Beijing Noodle No. 9, a noodle bar and Chinese restaurant. As I approached the restaurant, I could see the floor-to-ceiling nine on the outside, so I knew I was in the right place. To the left, a busy chef prepared fresh…

Showgirl Sundae

Bette Midler’s name is not only on the marquee at Caesars Palace, it’s now on the menu at Serendipty 3 restaurant inside the hotel too. “The Divine Showgirl Sundae,” a dessert inspired by Bette Midler’s “The Showgirl Must Go On” production at Caesars was created by a Midler fan in…

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…