Travel Weekly's Las Vegas E-letter: Oct. 2, 2007

THE LAS 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

NEW 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

THE 3RD 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

SPEAKING OF 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

CAMPERS 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

Las Vegas Editor: Dean Blaine

Phone: (650) 348-1752

[email protected]

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