Hotels

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…

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…

From flowers to gingerbread, the holidays are handcrafted at Wynn Las Vegas

Wynn Las Vegas has handcrafted a festive atmosphere this holiday season with impressive floral and gingerbread displays created by talented artisans. The luxury resort recently unveiled two large-scale floral installations in the atrium as well as a 3-foot gingerbread replica of the signature bronze hotel in the Wynn Buffet. Flower power (more…

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…

Sirens of TI sail into sunset, but ships to remain

With the recent announcement about the closure of  Sirens of TI at Treasure Island, rumors have been swirling as to what other changes might be underway for the pirate-themed Las Vegas Strip hotel. The saucy pirate show originally closed for a two-month hiatus on Oct. 20 as construction crews began…

Liberace popping up at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas

Bye bye pop-up weddings. Hello Liberace! The site where something suddenly pops up at the Cosmopolitan is expected to welcome “Too Much of a Good Thing Is Wonderful: Liberace and the Art of Costume” Nov. 25 through Jan. 2, 2014. The exhibition will fill the space of the former Pop-Up Wedding Chapel,…

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…

Innovative Palazzo atrium display falls into place in Las Vegas

Sometimes everything falls into place. Such is the case with the innovative fall-themed display gracing The Palazzo Waterfall Atrium and Gardens through Nov. 10, 2013. The display, which represents the Palazzo and Venetian hotels’  multiple sustainability efforts, was two years in the making. But its unveiling coincides with recent accolades for industry-leading environmental initiatives.…

Las Vegas thrills: Rappel Planet Hollywood for a cause

People admire the towering hotels and bustling excitement of the Las Vegas Strip everyday from the ground. But rarely do they get a chance to enjoy the scenery while rappelling more than 350 feet down the side of one. On October 11-12, 2013, Special Olympics Nevada will host its fourth…

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…

Ten historic spots in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a city where everything appears shiny and new — where old hotels regularly make way for megaresorts and implosions aren’t out of the ordinary (though it’s actually been more than five years since our last implosion — that’s like 35 in Vegas years). Believe it or not,…

Step it up and Scale the Strat (all 108 floors) in Vegas

There are mountain climbers. There are social climbers. And then there are Scale the Strat stair climbers — those who willingly climb to the top of the iconic Stratosphere Tower. Yes, that Stratosphere Tower, the tallest building in Las Vegas and the highest observation tower west of the Mississippi River at…

10 truly unique things about the soon-to-open Downtown Grand

The downtown Las Vegas landscape continues to evolve, with a growing number of developments bringing excitement and economic energy to the area. Noteworthy among these is the Downtown Grand, which is scheduled to debut before the end of 2013 (at this time the opening is being targeted for October). Located…

10 great suites in Vegas that you can actually book

Las Vegas is known for its fantastic, over-the-top suites. Of course, many of these are reserved solely for high rollers and VIP guests. So we’ve gone in search of some suites in Sin City that an average visitor can book. Interested in pampering yourself with decadent accommodations? Desire a romantic…