TWO OF PARK PLACE Entertainment Corp.'s four Las
Vegas properties, Paris Las Vegas and Bally's Las Vegas, soon will
be the first major Strip properties to outfit nearly all of their
slot machines -- 3,211 combined -- with cashless technology.
Eventually, only a handful of machines at the properties, located
adjacent to each other, will lack the technology. By the end of the
year, Park Place expects to extend its "ticket-in, ticket-out"
program to its other two properties, Caesars Palace -- with nearly
1,900 slots, and the Flamingo Las Vegas -- with more than 1,700
slots. "Ticket-in, ticket-out" slot machines pay out cumulative
winnings with bar-coded tickets that players can exchange for cash
or insert into other such machines for additional slot play. If a
player chooses, however, the machines also will accept coins.
INTERSTATE JET will begin eastern
Pennsylvania's first non-stop flights to Las Vegas from Lehigh
Valley Airport, near Allentown, May 29. One-way fares for the
twice-weekly service aboard 757-200ER aircraft start at $99 per
person. To book, call (877) 359-4538 or visit www.flyijet.com.
IN AN EXCLUSIVE agreement with AEG's Concerts
West and Caesars Palace, LasVegas.com is the only Web site through
which room and ticket packages for the property's "A New Day..."
production can be booked. The two- and three-night plans feature a
range of accommodations, including Caesars Palace, Paris Las Vegas,
Bally's and the Flamingo, in four price categories as well as two
tickets to the Celine Dion show. Air fare, car rentals and
sightseeing tours also are available in conjunction with the
packages. For more information or to book, visit www.lasvegas.com or
call (800) 642-8158.
VISITORS UNABLE to get a ticket to the new
Caesar's show now can catch Celine impersonator Brigitte Valdez in
"Legends in Concert" at the Imperial Palace. Valdez is the newest
addition to the show, which is performed twice nightly at 7:30 and
10:30, except Sundays, in the Imperial Theatre. Tickets are $39.95
for adults, which includes tax, tip and two drinks. Children 12 and
younger can see the show for $24.95 each. To reserve tickets or for
more information, call (888) 777-7664 or (702) 794-3261. The Web
site is at www.imperialpalace.com.
MARRIOTT VACATION CLUB Int'l and Diamond
Resorts Int'l (DRI) teamed up to market and sell the remaining
time-share units within Las Vegas' Polo Towers, which will remain
under the Diamond Resorts brand, as well as to jointly develop
DRI's previously announced Chateau resort. Plans call for the
vacation ownership property, which will feature a late-19th-century
European Art Nouveau motif, to be a Marriott Vacation Club-branded
resort with 840 one-, two- and three-bedroom villas located in four
33-story towers. The Chateau will be located adjacent to Polo
Towers and between the Aladdin and MGM Grand properties.
THE WESTIN CASUARINA, Las Vegas, which is
scheduled to open at the site of the former Maxim Hotel in July,
appointed Karin Davis director of sales. Davis is responsible for
all sales and marketing at the property, which will be the first
Westin hotel in Nevada.