THE LAS VEGAS CONVENTION AND VISITORS AUTHORITY
named Mya Lake Reyes its new manager of diversity marketing. Reyes'
responsibilities include the marketing and development of domestic
leisure and convention business to the African-American, Hispanic,
Asian and Native-American markets. She also will serve as the
liaison to local ethnic organizations and chambers of commerce.
Reyes, who previously worked at the MGM Grand, replaced Roosevelt
Toston, who retired in January.
THE IMPERIAL PALACE hotel and casino is
offering a wedding package for couples who want an unforgettable
anniversary: 04-04-04. The Four-ever Four-tunate Wedding plan
includes a 40-minute ceremony, accompanied by four traditional
wedding songs, in the property's fourth-floor wedding chapel, four
long-stem roses for the bride, video, four trios [ahem, 12] of
4-by-6 photos, a box of fortune cookies for wedding guests and a
bottle of Imperial Palace champagne. The price is--you guessed
it--$444. For more information, call (702) 794-3114 or visit www.imperialpalace.com.
PHILIPPINE AIRLINES initiated service to its
first destination in the North American interior--Las Vegas--via
Vancouver, Canada. The new service uses 264-seat Airbus A340-300
aircraft and operates four times a week. Departures from Manila's
Ninoy Aqino Airport are on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and
Sundays; the return service leaves Las Vegas the same days. For
more details, phone (800) IFLYPAL or visit www.philippineairlines.com.
AMERICA WEST June 1 will launch daily nonstop
service between Las Vegas and Fresno and San Luis Obispo, Calif.;
Medford, Ore., and Calgary, Canada. Also on that date, one new
nonstop flight will be added between Las Vegas and Santa Barbara,
Calif., bringing the total on that route to two daily roundtrip
flights. For more information about the new service, visit www.americawest.com or call (800) 235-9292.
AIRTRAN AIRWAYS will add nonstop service to Las
Vegas from Moline, Ill., on June 17. The flights to Las Vegas will
operate Thursdays through Mondays while return service to Quad City
Airport will operate Fridays through Tuesdays. Also on that date,
the carrier will add three flights to its Las Vegas-Dallas/Ft.
Worth service. Two of the flights will operate daily while a third
will run Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.
MEMPHIS CHAMPIONSHIP BARBECUE will open a
fourth location in early May on North Rainbow Boulevard. The new
west-side location, the chain's largest in Las Vegas, will offer
almost 8,400 square feet of space and seat up to 240 guests. The
restaurant will feature a bar area, a separate special-events room
that can accommodate up to 80 people, and three family dining rooms
that can seat up to 12 people each.