Travel Weekly's Las Vegas E-letter: Jan. 4, 2005

LAKE LAS VEGAS RESORT plans to break ground during the first quarter on Rainbow Canyon, its fourth golf course. The 18-hole, par-71 course will be designed by Tom Fazio and is expected to open in 2007. Located adjacent to the Reflection Bay Golf Club, the new course will measure more than 7,000 yards and will include such features as canyon settings, holes along Lake Las Vegas shoreline and elevation changes that will showcase Lake Mead, the Rainbow Gardens and Lake Las Vegas Resort.

CITY SLICKER: Through May 14, Showtime Tours which can be booked in conjunction with Funjet Vacations, Certified Vacations, Southwest Airlines Vacations, TransGlobal Vacations, Conquest Vacations, US Airways Vacations and United Vacations will offer City Slicker, a trail ride in Red Rock Canyon. After arriving at the working ranch located at the base of the Spring Mountain Range, participants will receive a picnic boxed lunch or continental breakfast, meet their horses and then set off accompanied by a professional wrangler-guide on the Old Spanish Trail north to Bushwhackers Canyon, an area known for its plantlife and wildlife. At the end of the 90-minute ride, participants will be taken to the Red Rock Canyon Visitors Center where they will embark on the 13-mile scenic loop before heading back to Las Vegas. The tour, which costs $79.99 per person, is offered during the afternoon on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Tour participants must be at least 6 years old.

IM A WINNER: Through Jan. 24, the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino features the Im a Winner package that includes a stay in a deluxe room for $69 per night plus tax, $150 per person in free slot play and $25 per person in Casino Comp Dollars, which can be used for room charges as well as in all of the propertys restaurants, bars and gift shops. The plan, which also includes a coupon for $10 off any service of $100 or more in the Spa at the Imperial Palace, requires a minimum two-night stay and free membership in the Imperial Player Club. For more information or to book call (800) 634-6441 or log on to

ORLIN: St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Orlin, the affiliate of Payless Car Rental System that operates corporate-owned locations, opened three stores in Las Vegas at McCarran Airport, the Riviera Hotel and Casino and Nellis Air Force Base. For more information or to make reservations or secure parking, call (800) 729-5377 or visit or


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