Travel Weekly's Las Vegas E-letter: Feb. 19, 2008

TRUMP INTERNATIONAL Hotel & Tower Las Vegas will open its doors on March 31.  The new, 64-story hotel promises 1,282 luxury, non-smoking suites ranging in size from 515 square feet to 3,500 square feet. Each suite includes kitchens, master bath spa tubs, the new Trump by Stearns & Foster Plush pillowtops and floor-to-ceiling windows affording Las Vegas views. Hotel amenities include a spa, signature Trump Attache concierge service, 2,400 square feet of meeting space and a DJT restaurant, presided over by personal Trump family chef Joe Isidori. For reservations, call (866) 939-8786 or (877) 878-6711, or visit

CHER has announced plans to headline 200 live performances at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace over the next three years. "Cher at The Colosseum" promises 90 minutes of chart-topping hits; choreography from Doriana Sanchez; state-of-the-art lighting and special effects; and costumes by designer Bob Mackie. "I started in Vegas at Caesars,' Cher said, "so I've come full circle. I'm back, and I plan to give my fans the best experience yet." Tickets are on sale now for performances beginning May 6. To purchase tickets, call (866) 510-2437 or visit

IN OTHER Las Vegas entertainment news:
• Roseanne Barr will kick off an extended engagement at the Sahara Hotel and Casino on March 1. Barr will perform one show per night Saturday through Wednesday in the Sahara's 520-seat Congo Room, once home to legendary performers such as Johnny Carson, Tina Turner and Frank Sinatra.  For tickets, call (702) 737-2515 or visit
• At the other end of the Strip, Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino will present the new Mega Bubble Show, starring celebrated bubble artist Fan Yang. The Off-Broadway hit show utilizes lasers, lighting effects and, of course, bubbles. For tickets, call (702) 777-9974 or visit

THE MONTE CARLO Resort & Casino has reopened following a roof fire on Jan. 25 that forced the evacuation and temporary closure of the property. Of the hotel's 3,000 rooms, 1,200 were reopened Feb. 15, and an additional 1,300 rooms are scheduled to reopen by Feb. 22. The remaining 500 rooms, located on the damaged top floors of the property, will remain closed while undergoing an extensive redesign.

LAST YEAR was the busiest year in McCarran International Airport's 59-year history. According to figures released by the airport, approximately 47.7 million passengers made their way through McCarran last year, a 3.1% increase over 2006. But 3.1% represents the lowest annual growth of passenger numbers since 2002, and airport traffic dropped in November and December by 2.4% and 3.2%, respectively, compared with the same months in 2006.

Las Vegas Editor: Dean Blaine
(650) 348-1752
[email protected] 
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