TREE that served as a Palm Beach, Fla., landmark for more
than 100 years will become the centerpiece of several shows this
year at the Bellagios Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. The
tree, which had been slated to be destroyed after it was diagnosed
with a fatal fungus, was spared after Audra Danzak, Bellagios
executive director of horticulture, learned of its fate and
subsequently created a display for it. During the Chinese New Year
exhibit, which will run through Feb. 25, visitors to the
conservatory will be able to walk through the tree, whose trunk at
the base measures 40 feet in diameter. The tree also can be seen
from March 5 through May 13 during the Spring Celebration, from May
21 through Sept. 9 during the Summer Garden Party and from Sept .17
through Nov. 25 at the Harvest Show.
STRATOSPHERE Casino Hotel and Towers Top of the World
Lounge is sporting a new look -- as well as a new name -- these
days. Romance at Top of the World has been completely remodeled,
right down to a new glass-topped bar accented by fiber optics. The
nightspot features 12 VIP sections with views of either the Strip
or surrounding areas, bottle service and upscale, pricey drinks
like the signature Top of the World Martini (Hennessy Paradis,
Grand Marnier and Ultimat CV vodka) priced at $100 each. The
lounge, located on level 107 of the Stratosphere Tower, is open
daily from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.
DION is in and Madonna is out -- at least at the Imperial
Palace Hotel & Casinos Legends in Concert celebrity tribute
show. The production, in its 23rd year at the property, also
includes performances by impersonators of Prince, Shania Twain,
Aretha Franklin, the Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley. Performances
start at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. nightly except Sunday, and tickets
prices range from $24.95 for children 12 and under to $59.95.
Dinner-and-show packages also are available. For reservations, call
(888) 777-7664 or (702) 794-3261; for more information, visit www.imperialpalace.com.
TIME for Valentines Day, Paris-Las Vegas this month debuts
the Eiffel Tower Marriage Proposal package. Priced from $25 to
$600, the plan includes a variety of options to say I love you,
including long-stem roses, champagne, photography and the use of a
semi-private area of the Eiffel Tower. Those seeking the ultimate
marriage proposal can opt for the private use of the entire Eiffel
Tower, which starts at $2,500. For details on weddings at Paris-Las
Vegas, visit www.caesars.com/Paris/LasVegas/Weddings.