THE WESTIN CASUARINA, LAS VEGAS --Nevada's first
Westin resort -- opened Thursday in the former Maxim hotel and
casino property, just off the Strip at 160 E. Flamingo Road. In
addition to its 815 guest rooms and 10 suites, the resort offers
15,000 square feet of meetings' space, a 20,000-square-foot casino,
the Hibiscus Spa, and a 200-seat showroom, where comedian David
Brenner will perform nightly. Room rates start at the resort start
at $139 per night weekdays and $189 per night weekends. For
one-bedroom suites, rates start at $499 per night; two-bedroom
suite prices start at $699 per night. To book or for more
information, phone (866) 837-4215 or visit www.westin.com/lasvegas.
THE GREENS OF LAS VEGAS ceased operations on
Halloween. The 23-acre golf attraction, which opened in July at
Tropicana Avenue and Paradise Road, included an 18-hole
natural-grass putting course, a pro shop and a bar.
STATION CASINOS said it will carry out a $110
million expansion of the Green Valley Ranch Station, which will
include the addition of 296 rooms, 25,500 square feet of meetings'
space and an expanded spa facility. Construction is slated to begin
at the end of 2003 and is expected to end during fourth-quarter
TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE, starting Dec. 1, for
"Claude Monet: Masterworks," which will be displayed at the
Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art from Jan. 30 through Sept. 13. The
exhibit, from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, will feature 21 of
Monet's most famous paintings, including "Camille Monet and a Child
in the Artist's Garden in Argenteuil," "Grainstack," Water Lilies"
and "The Water Lily Pond." The gallery, expecting a significant
increase in visitors, will extend its operating hours and will be
open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Ticket prices are $15 per person
[although they are $12 for students, Nevada residents and senior
citizens aged 65 or older]. Tickets and information are available
by calling (877) 957-9777 or (702) 693-7871 or at www.bgfa.biz and www.ticketweb.com.
VIRGIN ATLANTIC AIRWAYS starting March 17 will
add a fourth nonstop roundtrip flight between London [Gatwick] and
McCarran Airport. Last month, the carrier added a third nonstop
flight on that route. The airline uses 439-passenger Boeing 747
jets for its London-Las Vegas flights, which are offered Tuesdays,
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. For more information, contact
Virgin Atlantic at (800) 862-8621.
THE MONTELAGO VILLAGE RESORT at Lake Las Vegas
through Jan. 11 offers clients a golf package starting at $229 per
person, per day, double. Highlights include a round of golf at
either Reflection Bay, a Jack Nicklaus signature course, or The
Falls, which was designed by Tom Weiskopf, as well as
accommodations in a one-bedroom condominium. For more information
or for reservations, call (866) 399-2753 or visit www.montelagovillage.com.
THE RIVIERA hotel and casino has a new show,
"Hail, Hail Rock 'n' Roll," that pairs the Kentucky Rain band with
singers and actors impersonating Jimi Hendrix, Tina Turner, Jerry
Lee Lewis, the Blues Brother and Elvis Presley during his
rockabilly days. Showtime at the Crazy Girls Showroom is 7 p.m.
Fridays through Wednesdays; tickets are $34.95 plus tax or $44.95
for VIP seating and a line pass. For more information, phone (702)
NORTHWEST AIRLINES, which launched daily
nonstop service from Milwaukee to Las Vegas in July, will add a
second nonstop flight on that route from Feb. 12 through April 30.
The new service will use Airbus A319/320 aircraft, which can
accommodate 148 people and 124 people, respectively. Clients
currently holding tickets for travel Feb. 12 or later for
connecting itineraries between Milwaukee and Las Vegas will be able
to change to the new service without paying an administrative
change fee, provided changes are made by Nov. 14. For more
information or to book, call (800) 225-2525 or visit www.nwa.com.