Hotels

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…

Hot diggity dog! It’s a hot dog eating contest in Vegas

The region’s finest competitive eaters will hustle their buns to stuff their faces with weenies during the 16th annual qualifying hot dog eating contest on Saturday, April 20 at New York-New York’s Brooklyn Bridge in Las Vegas. He or she who best stomachs the competition will not only be crowned the…

The Gold Coast unveils refreshed rooms

The 712-room Gold Coast is proud to be offering accommodations to its guests that now feature a contemporary new look as well as an array of current technologies. The long-established hotel and casino, located just minutes west of the Las Vegas Strip on Flamingo Road, is putting the final touches…

Kiss the Blarney Stone and get lucky at the D

In Vegas, once a hotel/casino is gone, it’s typically forgotten. So if I were to tell you that you can experience a piece of Fitzgeralds this St. Patrick’s Day, you’d probably say, “Fitzgeralds? What’s that?” So here’s a wee history lesson: Fitzgeralds, or the Fitz as abbreviation-enthusiasts like to call…

Bellagio brings suite dreams to life

The elegance and charm of the Fountains of Bellagio don’t end at the shoreline of the property’s man-made lake – they extend 33 stories up in the air to the recently redesigned accommodations in the Spa Tower, where a $40 million renovation project wrapped up last week. “The completion of…

A new megaresort by Genting Group takes shape in Las Vegas

Things are looking a lot brighter for the northern end of the Las Vegas Strip. Genting Group, a multinational corporation, has acquired the 87-acre parcel where the unfinished Echelon sits. Today plans were unveiled for the development of Resorts World Las Vegas. It will be Genting Group’s first resort in…

SLS Las Vegas takes a big step with groundbreaking

By fall 2014, there will be 1,620 more hotel rooms for travelers visiting Las Vegas – as well as a Fred Segal-branded retail experience. Construction of the SLS Las Vegas, which is part of the exclusive SLS Hotels brand by sbe, is beginning today at the southeast corner of Las…

10 new things to experience in Vegas during 2013

Get ready to sleep more comfortably, party more heartily, eat more decadently and just enjoy vacationing more thoroughly than ever before in Las Vegas! This year promises an exemplary batch of openings – including at least two new hotels, an observation wheel, an extraordinary show, a popular East Coast restaurant,…

Ten big changes at MGM Grand in 2012

An extraordinary entertainment destination that looms large on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip, MGM Grand has spent 2012 immersed in what’s been dubbed the “Grand Renovation.” With $160 million allocated just for the room and suite component of the resort’s refurbishment, things have certainly been getting grander…

Farewell, Bill’s!

Today Caesars Entertainment announced it will be closing Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon for remodeling on Feb. 4, 2013. The corporation has secured funding for $185 million that will be used to transform the existing Old West-themed resort into a “boutique lifestyle hotel and casino.” “The renovated property will provide…

Seven tips for visiting the Imperial Palace during renovation

Located in the heart of the Strip, near the busy corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road, the Imperial Palace is rollicking and rumbustious. It’s undergoing a dramatic transformation too. Renovations to convert the resort into The Quad are scheduled for completion in the latter part of 2013. This…

Ten of the most unique chandeliers in Vegas

From historic elegance to high-tech swagger, the chandeliers that illuminate the casinos and other attractions in Las Vegas run the gamut. A variety of materials have been used to convey their unique designs – things like dazzling crystals, hand-blown glass, saxophones and even empty tequila bottles. Although some of these…

A resort is reborn under new ownership in downtown Las Vegas

The D Las Vegas has been made over as the revitalization of downtown continues. All traces of the former Irish-themed Fitzgeralds are gone. Revamped and relaunched, the $20 million transformation of the longstanding hotel/casino on the corner of Third and Fremont streets is officially complete. “A year ago my brother…

Five Las Vegas hotels recently got new identities

Attention mapmakers and trivia buffs! This year has brought a metamorphosis to a handful of resorts in Las Vegas. At least five properties have gotten – or are in the process of getting – new names. Many of these moniker conversions result from new ownership, and several will also include…