The improvements at the Plaza continue with a new entertainment offering. The historic downtown Las Vegas hotel and casino recently announced a new upgraded Luxe Room series. Now they’ve announced that longstanding comedy club and entertainment company, The Comedy Works, will bring nationally acclaimed standup comedians to the showroom at the Plaza Hotel & Casino.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Is The First Casino On the Vegas Strip To Implement Slot Ticket Donations For Charity
The idea of donating leftover change from slot machine tickets isn’t new but it’s long overdue on the Vegas Strip. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas recently announced a new charitable giving offering. This platform is now available on all 12 ticket redemption machines on the casino floor.
As we recently discussed, most of the Las Vegas Strip casinos have updated their players clubs to be overall loyalty clubs for their customers. These newer loyalty programs reward customers for money spent throughout the casino and resort. The players club model only rewards players or gamblers.
Every year I take a summer vacation (I don’t like the word staycation) on the Vegas Strip. The week away from work gives me a chance to enjoy Vegas like a tourist instead of a resident. It’s like the good ole days when I was an east coaster making a semi-annual visit to my favorite city outside of New York.
The NHL recently released the schedules for every team in the professional hockey league. Since their inception, the Vegas Golden Knights have drawn fans from all over the country. Las Vegas locals love their team that plays at T-Mobile Arena. Tourists plan trips to Las Vegas in part so they can see their favorite home team play in Sin City.
If you haven’t been to the Stratosphere in a while you’re in for a surprise. Earlier this year the “Stratosphere, Casino, Hotel & Tower” became “The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod.” Most people already called this tall casino The Strat so the name change shouldn’t be much of a shock. However, the name is just one part of this transformation.
The Fremont Street Experience recently welcomed two of the most popular Electronic Dance Music (EDM) performers to grace their stages. The Chainsmokers and Steve Aoki both provided free concerts to launch their new Viva Vision shows at the Fremont Street Experience.
The Plaza Hotel & Casino continues to upgrade its guest experience with a $15 million renovation. The upgrades are transforming more than 100 hotel rooms and suites on the top floors of the North Tower. The new Luxe Rooms offer enhanced guest accommodations with a variety of new technology, energy efficiency, and décor upgrades.
When most people think of Las Vegas their minds immediately think about the bright lights and grand casino resorts on the Vegas Strip. That’s how I was when first visiting Las Vegas. There’s so much to do on the Vegas Strip that I didn’t even think about leaving the area.
MGM Resorts will be increasing resort fees at three of its Las Vegas hotels on August 1, 2019. This is a mandatory additional daily fee that a hotel charges in addition to the advertised price.
One of the best perks of being an upper tier member of Caesars Rewards (formerly Total Rewards) is access to their VIP lounge. Late last year, Caesars Entertainment renamed their famous Diamond Lounges as Laurel Lounges. In Las Vegas, these lounges offer complimentary (kinda, more on that shortly) beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and snacks like chips, dips, and chicken wings.
SLS Las Vegas is coming to the end of a $100 million property-wide renovation. The most recent upgrade at the hotel-casino is the addition of Casbar. The new 24-hour lounge features unique craft cocktails and seating areas perfect for keeping an eye the action from the casino floor. The new lounge compliments the renovations on the casino floor that guests have seen taking place since last year.
The Zappos Theater inside Planet Hollywood has been home many residencies in recent years. They recently welcomed Christina Aguilera to Las Vegas. Her new residency show is called “Christina Aguilera: The Xperience.”
Las Vegas doesn’t need a reason to party. Every day and every night in Las Vegas is a celebration for someone. However, Las Vegas as a whole never lets an excuse to amplify the fun pass it by. Celebrating the July 4th in Las Vegas is a party on top of a party.
One of the most overlooked accommodations in Las Vegas is individual hotels within larger casino-resorts. These individual hotel towers are usually away from the action of the main casino and hotel but have easy access to the fun. These boutique hotels often have a different level of services and separate amenities.
Being away from the noise and crowds is important for some people but there might be a better reason to stay at these hotels inside of larger casino-resorts. Many of these hotels have larger rooms at the same price as regular rooms. These hotels may offer some of the best deals in Las Vegas.
Hotel In A Hotel
The hotel in a hotel concept isn’t new. In fact, the “newest” boutique hotel within another hotel in Las Vegas goes back five years. In 2014, Delano Las Vegas opened at Mandalay Bay in the tower that used to be called “The Hotel.”
Delano and most of the other hotels here are more than just a new name on an old tower. Each of these boutique hotels has its own restaurant(s), bar(s), pools, check-in/entrance, and staff. Let’s take a look at some highlights of each hotel in a hotel.
Earlier this year we looked at why Delano Las Vegas might be the hotel for you so I won’t rehash everything. Delano is a great option if you like the casino at Mandalay Bay but hate how busy it can get – especially when there’s a convention.
All of the rooms are suites that are often similarly priced as a normal Las Vegas hotel room. The separate space for everything provides a feeling of relaxation that might be lost in the hotel with 3,000+ rooms.
Elara at Planet Hollywood was originally built to be condominiums. Those plans changed after the economy crashed in the early 2000s. The building is operated as a Hilton hotel and timeshare that is separate from Caesars Entertainment and Planet Hollywood. Use Hilton Honors if you have rewards.
The rooms are all apartment-sized suites since this was intended for full-time residents. Elara is a separate hotel that connects to Planet Hollywood through a 30-second walk through the Miracle Mile Shops. Guests have a separate entrance and pool from Planet Hollywood but get to share a casino and mall.
Four Seasons was the first hotel within a hotel concept in Las Vegas. While the hotel is connected to Mandalay Bay there is a longish walk to the casino, convention center, etc. This distance makes it feel like you’re totally separated from everything even though you’re under the same roof.
While everything here is typical for the luxury hotel chain, there’s one not so secret bargain. The “Cut of The Week” deal at Charlie Palmer Steak is one of the best prix-fixe menu deals in Las Vegas. Each meal is currently $58 per person and includes a 3-course steak dinner and unlimited wine.
Signature at MGM Grand is a condo/hotel hybrid that is connected to the casino with a loooooong walkway. The all-suite hotel is secluded from the mayhem inside the massive MGM Grand casino. The walk to the casino and amenities at MGM Grand cannot be understated. It’s can be a selling point or a reason not to stay here.
There’s a separate entrance for Signature than MGM Grand. Most of the amenities are at MGM Grand but there is a lounge, restaurant, and Starbucks at Signature.
Nobu and Aria Sky Suites
Nobu at Caesars Palace and the Aria Sky Suites are a similar but different hotel in a hotel concept. Both are considered to be a part of the casino but they’re treated differently. The service for both properties is top-notch. While the towers are a part of the respective casinos, there’s a noticeable difference in the quality of service. The staff for each is just a bit more hands on.
The sportsbooks at Caesars Palace and The Linq might look different the next time you visit Las Vegas. Recent partnerships with Turner/Bleacher Report and ESPN call for additions at each property. Caesars Palace recently debuted a Bleacher Report themed broadcast studio. Next year, The Linq will open a broadcast studio for ESPN.
The Cromwell is one of the best casinos for gamblers on the Vegas Strip. They recently reminded me that they’re also a great place for day drinkers visiting Las Vegas. On May 9, they tweeted about a price drop for their drink specials.
The improvements at the Plaza
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Last year, Wynn Resorts canceled
As we recently discussed, most
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