Steve Wyrick signed a $30 million, multiyear agreement
with the Shops in Desert Passage at the Aladdin to develop the
Steve Wyrick entertainment complex.
Slated to open by
the end of the year, the 22,000-square-foot, multilevel complex
will include a 500-seat theater, a lounge and a magic
Plans call for
the first floor to include Triq, a lounge with deejay performances
nightly, signature drinks, appetizers and desserts. The second
level will house Wyricks new theater, complete with stadium
The facility also
will include Flavour, where visitors can get a quick bite to eat,
and Magiq, where fans can buy easy-to-learn magic tricks and items
from Wyricks signature line of clothing.
Tussauds adds Speed exhibit
Speed, an interactive attraction dedicated
to auto racing, opened at Madame Tussauds Las
Vegas with a $200,000 life-size figure of the late Dale
Earnhardt, seven-time Winston Cup champion.
Clad in an
official driving uniform, cap and sunglasses, the figure of
Earnhardt, who died Feb. 18, 2001, after he crashed on the final
lap of the 43rd running of the Daytona 500, is shown in a Victory
information about the new exhibit, call (702) 862-7800 or visit www.mtvegas.com.
Fresh Market closed for refit
5, Harrahs Fresh Market Buffet at Harrahs
Las Vegas will be closed temporarily for
take heart, though: Andreottis, another restaurant
at the property, will take over the daily buffet business, offering
a breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
and dinner from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
hold Hooters promo
San Remo is celebrating its transformation into
Hooters Casino Hotel with a Block Party Vacation
Giveaway promotion from noon to 8 p.m. daily through Sept.
aims to make the renovation process entertaining for guests and
educate them about the transition, which is expected to occur early
into the Hotel San Remo during the promotion hours will receive
prizes and gifts at the Block Party Vacation Giveaway area located
south of the hotels front desk.
spin a prize wheel and receive gifts as well as don a hard hat and
construction belt to have their photographs taken in front of a
mock Hooters Casino Hotel construction site complete with
sawhorses, a toolbox, yellow construction cones and a Hooters Girl
in construction attire.
information, call (702) 739-9000.
Mia! has a new schedule
Theres a new
schedule for Mamma Mia! at the Mandalay Bay Theater in the Mandalay
Bay Resort & Casino.
Starting Oct. 1,
the show will be performed at 7:30 p.m., Sundays through Thursdays,
as well as 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Saturdays.
information, phone (702) 632-7580 or visit www.mandalaybay.com.
Paris-L.V. show features Queen tunes
Rock You, which features the music of Queen, is marking
its first anniversary at Paris-Las Vegas with a
new, 90-minute show.
which debuted Sept. 8, 2004, includes 20 of the bands greatest
hits, such as Bohemian Rhapsody, We Are the Champions, Another One
Bites the Dust and Crazy Little Thing Called Love.
The show is
performed in the 1,450-seat Le Theatre des Arts at 8:30 p.m.,
Mondays through Wednesdays and Fridays; 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Saturdays and 2 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Sundays.
range in price from $55 to $100, plus tax, are available at the
Paris box office or by phone at (877) 762-5746 or (702)
New show for Riviera
Storm recently premiered at the Riviera Hotel
& Casino. The production
features Adam Wynne, Ryan Westerburg, Josh Hall, Rick DeJesus, Sean
Cassidy, Terry Cress and Tony Cress, the seven finalists from the
VH1 reality series StripSearch.
The show takes
audience members through the nations history, beginning with the
voyages of Christopher Columbus, through the days of cowboys, Al
Capone and the 1960s, and ending with a patriotic salute to the
American Storm is
performed in the Crazy Girls Showroom at 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays
through Mondays, with additional shows at 11 p.m. Fridays and
are $39.95 plus tax for general admission and $49.95 plus tax for
VIP admission, can be purchased by phone at (877) 892-7469, in
person at the hotel box office or on-line at www.american-storm.com.
Estrellas adds three Vegas shops
Properties, which owns Americas Premier Shopping Places, a
collection of 40 tourism-oriented centers located throughout the
U.S., expanded its Club Estrellas shopping program
to include several other destinations, including Las Vegas
Fashion Show Mall, the Boulevard
Mall and the Grand Canal
provides special offers and amenities at participating centers to
visitors from Mexico and Latin America.
offers are available three ways: tour operators and travel agents
can provide printed vouchers with their clients confirmation
documents before departure; Mexicana Airlines passengers can
receive a voucher from select ticket offices throughout Mexico; or
travelers can visit www.americasshoppingplaces.com to print a
voucher directly from their computer.
present their vouchers at guest services or a designated retailer
to receive their Club Estrellas packet.
information, see www.americasshoppingplaces.com.
adds more nonstop flights
30, Northwest Airlines will add more nonstop
flights between Las Vegas and Des Moines, Iowa; Grand Rapids,
Mich.; Madison, Wis., and Sioux Falls, S.D. On Aug. 20, the carrier
inaugurated nonstop service between Las Vegas and Flint,
customers holding tickets for travel Oct. 30 and beyond on
connecting service from Des Moines, Grand Rapids, Madison and Sioux
Falls to Las Vegas can change their itineraries to one day earlier
or one day later than originally booked and switch to the new
nonstop service without paying an administrative change fee if they
meet fare requirements and make all changes by Sept. 13.
information, call (800) 225-2525 or visit www.nwa.com.
introduces belly dancing class
Thanks to the
Aquae Sulis Spa, which added belly dancing to its
fitness schedule, guests at the JW Marriott Las Vegas
Resort & Spa can bare their bellies at 1 p.m. every
Sunday, all in the name of exercise.
The class is free
for guests who have purchased a spa treatment; otherwise, each
class costs $15 per person. Classes are
on a first-come, first-serve basis, and group or private lessons
can be arranged on request.
For more details,
contact the spa at (702) 869-7056.
Tours offers Venetian deal
Mile Hi Tours is offering discounted prices for a
mid-week stay at the Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino.
Prices start at
$216.95 per person for roundtrip air from Denver (other departing
cities available), a two-night stay and hotel tax.
information, call (800) 777-8687 or (303) 758-8246 or visit www.milehitours.com.
reporter Amy Baratta, send e-mail to [email protected].