HOLLYWOOD Resort & Casino will celebrate its
long-awaited grand opening this weekend with a host of special
performances and events. A private, Friday-night event includes
performances from comedian Jon Stewart, Bruce Willis and the Bruce
Willis Blues Band, celebrity DJ DMC and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.
Saturday night kicks off with a celebrity-laden, red-carpet event,
followed by performances from Barbra Streisand, Earth Wind &
Fire and Sugar Ray. Changes to the former Aladdin Hotel &
Casino include new restaurants, nightclubs, a renovated gaming
floor and guest rooms with movie memorabilia. From Nov. 18 through
Dec. 27, travel agents are invited to experience the resort Sundays
through Thursdays, at a rate of $55 per night, based on
availability. Call (866) 919-PHRC and ask for code STAHIP.
AAA has released the new list of Five
Diamond Awards for Las Vegas, and the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
has earned the coveted designation for the first time, making the
resort the largest property in the U.S. to receive the Five Diamond
designation. Other Las Vegas properties to receive the Five Diamond
Award include Bellagio, Skylofts at MGM Grand, Wynn Las Vegas and
the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas. Las Vegas restaurants awarded the
designation include Picasso and Le Cirque at Bellagio, Joel
Robuchon at MGM Grand and Alex at Wynn Las Vegas.
DEVELOPER Anthony Marnell III announced plans last week to
build the M Resort, Spa and Casino on 80 acres of land on Las Vegas
Boulevard, roughly 10 miles from the Strip. Slated for completion
in spring of 2009, the 11-story resort will feature 390 rooms and
suites, 90,000 square feet of gaming space, multiple restaurants, a
20,000-square-foot spa, a pool area with waterfalls and more than
40,000 square feet of meeting and convention space. Marnell said
every room, suite, restaurant and lobby at the resort will have a
view of the Las Vegas skyline.
LAS VEGAS, a resort adjacent to the Venetian Resort Hotel
Casino and in the final stages of construction, will have its soft
opening on Dec. 20, followed by grand opening celebrations from
Jan. 17 to 19. The all-suite property, built at a cost of $1.8
billion, promises 3,000 rooms; more than a dozen restaurants from
celebrity chefs, including Mario Batali, Wolfgang Puck, Emeril
Lagasse and Charlie Trotter; world-class shopping, including an
85,000-square-foot Barneys New York; a theater built for the
Broadway hit "Jersey Boys"; and a sports
bar and lounge developed by music mogul Jay-Z.
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