Travel Weeklys Las Vegas E-letter: February 14, 2006

MGM GRAND is accepting reservations for The Signature at MGM Grand, an upscale hotel whose first 576-suite tower, located near the main property, is scheduled to open in May. The Signatures second and third towers, which will contain 576 suites each, are set to debut in December and in May 2007, respectively. The new hotel will feature a private entrance and lobby that is separate from the main MGM Grand check-in facilities as well as 24-hour concierge, bell staff and valet parking services and in-suite dining.

AMENITIES that guests will find in the Signatures one- and two-bedroom and junior suites include private balconies -- the Signature will be the only hotel in Las Vegas with this feature -- marble and granite bathrooms with Jacuzzi whirlpool tubs and June Jacobs spa products; kitchenette appliances by Sub-Zero and Miele and Bosch; flat-screen, high-definition TVs; and high-speed wireless Internet. For more information or to make reservations, call (877) 727-0007 or visit

LAS VEGAS soon will welcome its fourth Holiday Inn Express property. InterContinental Hotels Group plans this fall to open the 110-room Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Las Vegas on South Rainbow Boulevard, near Interstate 215 and the Strip. Owned by Rainbow Hotel, LLC and managed by Trigild, the four-story, $11 million hotel will offer an outdoor pool and enough meeting space to accommodate up to 50 people.

THE SILVERTON CASINO HOTEL LODGE launched the Discovery Ultimate Club Experience, a five-level, points-based players club program that rewards both slot and table game play with retail, dining, entertainment and lodging amenities. The program ranges from Copper level rewards -- comp options to all casino and hotel outlets -- to Diamond level rewards, which include limited access to the casinos private jet. For more information, contact the resort at (702) 263-7777 or visit

VEGAS PUBCRAWLERS, founded by two University of Nevada-Las Vegas hotel management students, kicked off its inaugural nightlife entertainment tour Feb. 10. The tours, which will be held every Friday and Saturday night, start with hors doeuvres and cocktail hour at New York-New Yorks Big Apple Bar. From there, participants will head out on a luxury charter bus to hit four of the citys hottest watering holes. The $75 tour price includes bus transportation, cocktail hour and entrance to the four tour venues as well as a souvenir T-shirt, framed professional group photo, online access to all photos taken during the pub crawl, drink and food discounts and, if needed, transportation arrangements at the end of the night.


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