VEGAS HILTON has completely renovated more than half of
the property's 3,000 rooms and suites to include new beds and
bedding; 37-inch plasma-screen TVs; wireless Internet access; and
docking stations for MP3 players. In addition, the hotel added more
than 200 executive level "Resort Club" rooms and a "Resort Club"
lounge to the property's North Tower. The "Resort Club" rooms boast
new beds and bedding; plush spa robes and slippers; upgraded
bathroom amenities; wireless Internet access; MP3 player docking
stations; 37-inch plasma-screen TVs; and in-room computer printers,
safes and refrigerators. The new lounge offers complimentary food
and beverage selections, power breakfasts, afternoon snacks, and an
evening wine and cheese reception. Since the property's 2004
purchase by Colony Resorts, the company has invested more than $100
million in renovations. For more information, call (702) 732-5111
or visit www.lvhilton.com.
YORK-NEW YORK HOTEL & CASINO recently introduced a
redesigned and expanded meetings and convention floor, offering
more than 21,000 square feet of meetings space for small groups of
10 to 300. The Park Terrace room boasts 2,200 square feet
overlooking the property's casino floor and the Central Park room
offers a panoramic view of the pool area. Additions also include
15-inch LCD reader boards outside each room, 40-inch directional
screens in the main hall, wireless Internet access available
throughout, and a four-channel DMX sound system. For more
information, call (800) 852-6061 or visit www.nynyhotelcasino.com.
ANNUAL VEGOOSE MUSIC FESTIVAL takes over the concert
venues and outdoor stadiums of Las Vegas on Oct. 27 and 28,
promising a stellar lineup of renowned rock and rap acts. Musicians
on the bill include Rage Against the Machine, Daft Punk, Iggy &
the Stooges, Muse, The Shins, Cypress Hill, Queens of the Stone Age
and Public Enemy. The two-day festival also offers a Vegoose Market
for unique clothing and jewelry items; a Poster Art Exhibit; the
Vegoose Impersonators Cafe, featuring top Las Vegas celebrity
impersonators; and even quickie weddings. Concertgoers are
encouraged to wear Halloween costumes. For tickets, call (866)
388-3267 or visit www.vegoose.com.
ROCK AND ROLL, the 10th Anniversary Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy
Camp makes a stop in Las Vegas this year from Nov. 7 to 11 at the
Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino. "Campers" spend five days jamming,
writing and recording alongside rock star "counselors" including
Roger Daltry (The Who), Slash (Guns 'n Roses), Joe Walsh (The
Eagles), Vince Neil (Motley Crue) and Jack Bruce (Cream). The long
weekend culminates in a "Campalooza" concert at the House of Blues
in Mandalay Bay, where campers will showcase their newfound chops.
For more information, call (888) 762-2263 or visit www.rockcamp.com.
MORE INTERESTED IN HOOPS than rock and roll might check
out Bill Russell and his Legendary Friends Adult Basketball Camp at
the Wynn Hotel and Casino, being held from Oct. 17 to 20. Campers
will enjoy four days honing their basketball skills and competing
alongside legendary Boston Celtics player Bill Russell and some of
his basketball friends. For more information, call (888) 780-8882
or visit www.celtic-nation.com.
Editor: Dean Blaine
Phone: (650) 348-1752
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