Travel Weekly's Las Vegas E-letter: Aug. 10, 2004

ANTE UP: Clark County's board of commissioners in October will consider plans filed July 29 by Donald Trump and New Frontier hotel-casino owner Phil Ruffin to build a 64-story hotel-condominium tower on the Strip. If approved, Trump International Hotel and Tower would be built on 3.5 acres of the New Frontier property, across from Wynn Las Vegas and next to the Fashion Show shopping mall. The $300 million, 1.6 million-square-foot project, scheduled for construction early next year, would feature 1,000 hotel rooms, 50 luxury residential units, a spa and several restaurants -- but no casino.

ANOTHER GROUP OF RETAIL SHOPS and restaurants has signed on to the Forum Shops at Caesars' three-level expansion project, which is scheduled to debut in October. The newest tenants to join the 175,000-square-foot expansion are Kate Spade, Tadashi, Nambe, Sony Style, Michal Negrin, Kiehl's, Bally, Ted Baker, Penhaligon's, Longchamp, Elie Tahari, A. Testoni, Baccarat, Georg Jensen, Fresh, Brooks Brothers, Boa, Anthropologie, Newport Clock Gallery, Elysium Gallery and Houdini's Magic Shop. The reconfiguration of the Forum Shops will add about 60 upscale retailers and eateries and feature a sidewalk entrance from the Strip. The addition also will include the city's first Mitsubishi Electric spiral escalator, a reflecting pool and a domed skylight.

THE WESTIN CASUARINA Hotel and Spa, Las Vegas has joined the Starwood Honeymoon Registry, which was launched this past May. Newlyweds-to-be can join the program, which enables the couple's friends and family members to contribute -- in denominations of $25, $50, $100 and $200 -- to the couple's honeymoon at any Starwood property. To that end, the Las Vegas property -- the program's only participant in Nevada -- now offers the Vow Wow Honeymoon Package, which includes champagne and strawberries on arrival, welcome gift, continental breakfast for two each morning and 4 p.m. late checkout when available. Prices range from $295 to $540 per night, depending on choice of accommodations and length of stay. For more details, contact the resort at (702) 836-9775 or visit

MICHELIN THREE-STAR French chef Guy Savoy next year will open a restaurant in Caesars Palace's new luxury hotel tower, his first U.S. eatery. Designed to offer an intimate dining experience, Guy Savoy Caesars Palace will seat just 75 people for dinner. The eatery will be located on the tower's second floor and will overlook the resort's new five-acre Roman Plaza, which was completed last month.

STARTING SEPT. 28, Allegiant Air will add a third roundtrip flight each week between Las Vegas and Sioux Falls, S.D., and Bismarck, N.D. Citing strong demand for the nonstop service that began in May, the carrier will add a Tuesday flight from Sioux Falls and a Wednesday flight on the Bismarck route. To book, call (800) 432-3810.

THE IMPERIAL PALACE Hotel & Casino has gone wireless. With the help of Hotel Wireless Inc. and sister company Hotel Kiosks Inc., the center-Strip property now offers Wi-Fi access throughout the resort as well as seven Internet-access kiosks for guests without laptops.


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