AMERICA last week launched daily nonstop service between
Las Vegas and the airline's San Francisco hub, which has connecting
service to Washington (Dulles) and New York (Kennedy). To celebrate
the new route from San Francisco, the first flight included Las
Vegas showgirls, celebrities such as Carmen Electra and a wedding
performed at 35,000 feet by Virgin Group Chairman Richard Branson.
Upon arriving in Vegas, daredevil Branson repelled 407 feet down
the Fantasy Tower at the Palms Casino Resort to promote the new
service. The airline currently offers three daily nonstop flights
between San Francisco and Las Vegas, and on Nov. 4 it plans to add
two more daily roundtrips.
ROCK HOTEL & CASINO has launched a new
state-of-the-art Web site designed to give users a sense of the
resort's rock and roll ambiance. Visitors who sign on to www.hardrockhotel.com view a video that portrays a
typical Hard Rock experience, from the rooms to gaming, dining,
spa, nightlife and live music. Site visitors also hear the music
currently being played in the resort via a 24-hour online stream,
and they have the option to subscribe to the HardRockHotel.com RSS
feed, which gives them immediate notification of Hard Rock updates
REEF AQUARIUM at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino now
offers a 30-minute, behind the scenes guided tour of the
90,000-square-foot facility. Guests 13 years or older can explore
aspects of the aquarium that include sharks and their environments,
water filtration, saltwater production, scuba diving, animal care
and food preparation for the aquarium's more than 2,000 residents.
Tours are available every 30 minutes from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tickets are $8 with the purchase of admission. For more
information, call (702) 632-4555 or visit www.mandalaybay.com.
HALLOWEEN has long been one of the biggest
parties of the year in Las Vegas, and 2007 is no exception. Among
" Circus Circus
Hotel and Casino offers the award-winning Fright Dome through Oct.
" Studio 54 at MGM
Grand presents "Nightmare on 54th Street" from Oct. 26 through 31,
offering $10,000 in prizes for the best costumes.
" The Alexis Park
Hotel and Casino hosts the 12th annual Fetish and Fantasy Halloween
Ball on Oct. 27.
" Harrah's Las
Vegas presents "Trick or Treat Flight Night" on Oct. 27. Airline
tickets and $5,000 will be given away for the best costumes.
" Club Rio at the
Rio Hotel & Casino presents a Latin-themed Halloween,
"Extravaganza 2007," on Oct. 30.
" Illusionist Criss
Angel hosts a Halloween party at Pure Nightclub in Caesars Palace
on Oct. 30, featuring $20,000 in cash prizes for the best costumes.
" The Carnaval
Court at Harrah's Las Vegas boasts a big outdoor Halloween bash on
" The Imperial
Palace hosts a "Scary-Okee" party on Oct. 31, with cash prizes
awarded to the best male and female karaoke performers.
" The Rio Hotel
& Casino's Voodoo Lounge presents "Mingle & Mayhem" on Oct.
31, with $3,000 in cash prizes up for grabs.
" Paris Hilton and
friends will be on hand at the new LAX Nightclub at the Luxor on
Halloween night, handing out more than $20,000 in prizes for the
Editor: Dean Blaine
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