Las Vegas briefs: 'Prestige at the Palazzo' offers suite upgrade

Palazzo Las Vegas is now offering Prestige at the Palazzo, a program that enables guests to upgrade their reservation to a Prestige Suite for an additional $100 per night.

Services include private check-in and an array of complimentary amenities, including a private champagne reception, access to the Canyon Ranch SpaClub fitness facility, admission to the Azure luxury pool, personal concierge service, deluxe continental breakfast, afternoon coffees and teas, hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, cocktail reception, selection of evening desserts and access to business center services and the Internet.

Prestige guests can purchase additional luxury amenities, including pillow upgrades, bath butlers and in-suite arrangements for special occasions. To book this package, call (888) 283-6423.

Dream wedding giveaways

At 10:10 a.m. Oct. 10, 10 men will drop to one knee at the same time and propose to their 10 significant others as part of a partnership between the Forum Shops at Caesars and Funjet Vacations.

The nuptials are part of a promotion to select 10 lucky couples to receive their dream wedding in Las Vegas. The Forum Shops and Funjet Vacations will select the couples along with two runner-up couples who will also make the trip.

Interested couples can log on to and submit an essay of 110 words or less explaining why they deserve to be part of this event. The submission deadline is July 23.

Selected couples will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Las Vegas (arriving Oct. 9 and departing Oct. 11), a two-night stay at Caesars Palace, post-proposal dinner hosted by the Palm-Las Vegas restaurant at the Forum Shops, a post-dinner event at Pure Nightclub and wedding gifts provided by retailers at the Forum Shops.

Basketball tourney at Orleans Arena

For the fifth consecutive year, the Orleans Arena will host the Las Vegas Invitational. The college basketball tournament will include 2006 invitational champion Kansas; Arizona; Santa Clara University; Ohio University; the University of Northern Colorado; Bethune-Cookman University; Valparaiso University; and Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi.

Each team will play four games: the first two at campus sites and the final two rounds at the Orleans Arena on Nov. 26 and 27.

Tickets, good for all eight Vegas games, are priced at $170, $138, $117 and $85. Purchase at the Orleans Arena Box Office by calling (702) 284-7777, by logging on to or at the ticket offices of the participating schools.

This report appeared in the July 12 issue of Travel Weekly.

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