Westgate Las Vegas recently upgraded their players club. The new WOW Rewards is more of a traditional loyalty program than the slot club it used to be. The new tiered customer loyalty program will reward guests for playing their favorite slots, table games, and sports bets. The new loyalty club will also reward for retail purchases and dining at one of the many restaurants at Westgate Las Vegas.
There was a burger boom in Las Vegas about five years ago. It seemed as if burger joints were the only kind of restaurants opening. It’s probably not a coincidence that the burger explosion came around the same time as high-end steakhouses were also booming in Las Vegas.
The burger restaurants offer a less expensive option for beef eaters. At the same time, the burger restaurants allow restaurant owners a chance to fancy up the burgers and charge more money. Hopping on a trend is nothing new in Las Vegas.
The Vegas Strip is still the destination for most people visiting Las Vegas. However, there are more people looking at casino-hotels elsewhere to save a few bucks. The great news about is that the off-strip properties hear you and are upgrading their casinos and their hotels.
Recently a few off-strip Las Vegas casinos announced hotel room renovations and upgrades. Let’s take a look at some of the hotel room renovations you can expect to find all around Las Vegas today and tomorrow.
The transformation of Monte Carlo to Park MGM is the major construction that we’ll continue to see on the Vegas Strip throughout the year. On their most recent earnings call MGM Resorts International CEO, Jim Murren, said the entire renovation wouldn’t be completed until the fourth quarter of 2018. That means the property will be under construction until October, November or December.
Last summer I spent a week at Planet Hollywood on the Vegas Strip. This trip was the first time I noticed Lightning Link slot machines. There was a small bank of four machines near Earl of Sandwich. Almost every seat was occupied whenever I walked by the game. I finally found an open game and didn’t understand why the game was so popular. The unbranded themes aren’t spectacular like other slot machines.
You may be familiar with Fontainebleau as the massive unfinished blue glass casino near SLS Las Vegas. Construction on Fontainebleau started in February of 2007 and stopped in 2009 when the project ran out of money and went into bankruptcy. The building was purchased last year by developers and construction will resume this year.
Every year the U.S. News & World Report puts together a list of the best hotels in the United States and around the world. They evaluated more than 24,000 luxury hotels across the USA, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and Bermuda. This year, Las Vegas has 46 hotels on the list including 11 Gold badge winners.
We recently tipped you off on a few different food events in Las Vegas this spring and summer. Well, now we have some details on one of those events. The 12th annual Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit will take place from May 10-13.
The Neon Museum and Neon Boneyard offer special tours throughout the year. The latest tour, Brilliant,” is more than just a tour – it’s an experience. The museum describes Brilliant! as “Intelligent. Immersive. Illuminating.”
More people are visiting Las Vegas for conventions. A lot more people are visiting for a convention. In fact, while overall visitation to Las Vegas decreased in 2017, there were 5.2% more people in Las Vegas for a convention. Expect to see more business travelers in Las Vegas in 2018 and beyond.
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