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APRIL 2013

April 1, 2013

Genting Group Announced Plans for Resorts World Las Vegas on Las Vegas Strip

Genting Group Chairman KT Lim announced plans for a transformational new development project at the former Echelon site along the Las Vegas Strip. Genting announced it has acquired the 87-acre parcel from Boyd Gaming Corporation, which will be the future site of 'Resorts World Las Vegas,' Genting's first destination resort in Las Vegas. Resorts World Las Vegas will be a world-class, Asian-themed destination resort with 3,500 rooms in the first phase, as well as 175,000 square feet of total gaming space across several gaming floors and several luxury dining and retail amenities. The resort will also include additional convention space for Las Vegas trade shows, helping the city attract international business travelers with a distinct focus on business-to-business events and conferences. It is expected to open in 2016. For more information, contact Rachel Wilkinson, The Rogich Communications Group, Rachel@lasvegaspr.com.


Caesars Entertainment, Gansevoort Hotel Group and Victor Drai to Open Boutique Lifestyle Hotel

Caesars Entertainment Corporation announced a collaboration with New York-based luxury hotel brand Gansevoort Hotel Group and nightlife impresario Victor Drai to launch an intimate urban resort at the location of Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon in the heart of the Strip. Gansevoort Las Vegas is scheduled to open in early 2014. Following a $185 million renovation, Gansevoort Las Vegas will feature 188 Parisian apartment-style guest rooms, including 19 suites, designed by Tandem Las Vegas. An intimate lobby space will welcome guests upon arrival, with a redesigned lobby bar, ultra-lounge, retail outlets and 40,000 square-foot casino. A destination restaurant overlooking the Strip will round out the guest experience. Gansevoort Las Vegas will also feature Drai's Beach Club and Nightclub, Victor Drai's reinvention of Las Vegas nightlife featuring a 65,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor nightclub and rooftop pool experience. For more information, contact Celena Haas-Stacey, Caesars Entertainment, chaas@caesars.com


MGM Resorts International and AEG Announced Intent to Pursue Development of

New Las Vegas Arena Project

MGM Resorts International and AEG announced the companies have entered into an agreement to pursue the development of a privately funded, 20,000-seat indoor arena on land located west of the Las Vegas Strip, between New York-New York and Monte Carlo.  The new arena would be a venue capable of hosting boxing and various sporting events, major headline entertainment and other special events. The overall project will involve new retail shops, dining and entertainment offerings, both between the two properties and along their frontage on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. For more information, contact Alan Feldman, MGM Resorts, afeldman@mgmresorts.com.


Hakkasan Las Vegas to Open at MGM Grand

Envisioned and created by Hakkasan Ltd. and its partners Angel Management Group (AMG), Hakkasan Las Vegas is a five-level culinary and nightlife mecca set to open its doors this month at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. The highly anticipated venue is a bold evolution of the prestigious global restaurant brand into an all-encompassing nightlife experience. It will showcase a unique convergence of dramatic design, modern Cantonese cuisine, world-class mixology and exclusive collaborations with in-demand artists across numerous genres. Hakkasan Nightclub will open to the public April 18 with the restaurant debut scheduled for May 3. For more information, contact Jackie Oribello, Angel Management Group, Jackie@amgcorp.com.


Zenshin Asian Restaurant Now Open at South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa

Zenshin Asian Restaurant recently celebrated its grand opening inside South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa and now offers guests an exciting destination for contemporary Asian cuisine from the highly talented Chef Terence Fong. Fong, who has a dedicated following in Las Vegas for his Island Sushi restaurants, has created an entirely new dining experience in Zenshin through his dynamic interpretations of authentic Asian cuisine. Guests will experience a refreshing menu of signature appetizers, soups, bowls, noodles and entrees. For more information, contact Matt Guidish, Kirvin Doak Communications, mgudish@kirvindoak.com.


LIGHT Nightclub to Open at Mandalay Bay

LIGHT- the state-of-the-art nightclub by Cirque du Soleil and The Light Group- will open at Mandalay Bay the weekend of April 26. LIGHT, the first-ever nightclub turned on by Cirque du Soleil, will merge cutting-edge creativity with incredible music to produce a new kind of nightlife experience. Headlining DJs and performers will lead the charge, coupled with exclusively built performance elements and visuals, innovative video mapping, lighting, sound and special effects, as well as avant-garde costumes and unique choreography imagined by Cirque du Soleil. For more information, contact Casey Brennan, Light Group, cbrennan@lightgroup.com.


Bellagio Completes $40 Million Room and Suite Remodel in Resort's Spa Tower

Elevating the guest experience at one of the world's most iconic resorts, Bellagio recently completed the remodel of all 928 rooms and suites in its Spa Tower. Additionally, the resort introduced three new Executive Parlor Suites designed with entertainment and technology in mind. The 2,500-square-foot suites each feature a billiards lounge and separate high-tech home theater living area inviting guests to host intimate, yet interactive events in a vibrant setting. The $40 million Spa Tower remodel began in August 2012. This marks the conclusion of the hotel's redesign of all 3,387 Resort Rooms which also included the recent $70 million Bellagio Tower remodel. For more information, contact Stacy Hamilton, MGM Resorts, shamilton@mgmresorts.com.


Palms Casino Resort Unveiled a Swank Rec Room with a View

Palms Casino Resort opened The View, a unique recreational space with a stylish bar scene and spectacular views of the city. Part big-city bar elevated by the charm of old-school board games, billiards and shuffleboard, The View is an upscale lounge perfect for casual conversation, cocktails and eclectic musical offerings. Located atop the Fantasy Tower between Nove Italiano and Moon Nightclub, The View is the perfect transition spot from dinner- to-nightclub or a final destination for a nightcap. For more information, contact Alex Acuna, Palms Casino Resort, alex.acuna@palms.com.


Restaurant Guy Savoy Inside Caesars Palace Introduces the Cognac Lounge

Following almost seven years of success, Restaurant Guy Savoy inside Caesars Palace brings yet another first to Las Vegas with its debut of the Cognac Lounge and master-crafted cognac menu. The Cognac Lounge offers cognac connoisseurs and novices alike a taste of history with rare cognacs, many of which can only be found at the award-winning restaurant. The Restaurant Guy Savoy master-crafted cognac menu features cognacs which will evolve as the restaurant acquires other bottles or bottles are finished. For more information, contact Taylor Shields, Caesars Entertainment, tshields@caesars.com.


DAYLIGHT Beach Club to Open at Mandalay Bay

Andrew Sasson and The Light Group have announced the opening of DAYLIGHT Beach Club at Mandalay Bay, a revolutionary open-air entertainment and nightlife destination that will premiere over Memorial Day Weekend. Opening in time for the 2013 summer season, DAYLIGHT Beach Club will transport guests from the hustle and bustle of the Strip to an upscale and chic tropical oasis. With inspiration drawn straight from the sands of Ibiza, DAYLIGHT Beach Club will bring sophistication, high-energy entertainment, fine cuisine, innovative technology and world-renowned DJs to Las Vegas. For more information, contact Casey Brennan, Light Group, cbrennan@lightgroup.com.


Raiding the Rock Vault Now Open at LVH

Raiding the Rock Vault officially opened at Las Vegas Hotel & Casino March 18, as rock ‘n' roll legends came together to take audiences on a wild ride through music history. Featuring the greatest rock hits from 1948 to 1989, the larger-than-life music showcase boasts classic anthems from The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, the Eagles, Queen, Van Halen, AC/DC, Journey, Free, Bryan Adams, Supertramp, Toto, Deep Purple, and more. Written by esteemed Grammy Award-winning record producer David Kershenbaum (Joe Jackson, Tracy Chapman, Supertramp) and musician, producer and vocalist John Payne (Asia), Raiding the Rock Vault gives audiences an illuminating look at the history of rock and for those who lived it, an exciting trip down memory lane. For more information, contact Steve Flynn, Langdon Flynn Communications, steve@langdonflynn.com.


The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

What do Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Elton John, Rod Stewart and Jerry Seinfeld all have in common besides being among the greatest entertainers in the world? They all grace the stage of the iconic theatre The Colosseum at Caesars Palace as ground-breaking resident artists - forever changing the entertainment landscape in Las Vegas. In the decade since opening  on March 25, 2003, for the premiere of Celine Dion A New Day..., the $95 million venue has hosted more than 1,750 live performances from more than 70 performers for nearly seven million fans; all sitting within 120 feet of the impressive 7,000-square-foot stage. In addition to being the home to award-winning performers (the past and present artists appearing at The Colosseum have a combined 495 GRAMMY nominations and 126 GRAMMY Awards to their credit), The Colosseum has a notable list of accolades itself, including the Billboard Touring Awards Venue of the Decade in 2010 and eight consecutive Billboard Touring Awards for Top Small Venue. For more information, contact Christi Nelson, AEG Live, cnelson@aeglive.com.  


Terry Bradshaw: America's Favorite Dumb Blonde... a Life in Four Quarters to Debut at The Mirage

Ready, set, hike! Hall of Fame NFL quarterback, actor and television personality Terry Bradshaw is combining comedy, storytelling and singing in his all-new stage production "Terry Bradshaw: America's Favorite Dumb Blonde...A Life in Four Quarters." The show will premiere June 28-29 at the Terry Fator Theatre at The Mirage Hotel & Casino at 7:30 p.m. nightly. For more information, contact Cara Zizzo, Wicked Creative, cara.zizzo@wickedcreative.com.


Former Mafia Boss Michael Franzese to Speak at The Mob Museum

Once ranked No. 18 on Fortune magazine's list of "The Fifty Biggest Mafia Bosses," Colombo crime family Capo Michael Franzese ultimately decided to own up to racketeering charges, accept a 10-year prison sentence and do the nearly unthinkable-quit the mob. As part of its commitment to educating the public about both sides of the battle between organized crime and law enforcement, The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, has invited Franzese to share his story in its historic courtroom on April 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Attendees will hear firsthand about his transformation from mob leader to motivational speaker, author and topic of the upcoming History 2 Channel special, "The Definitive Guide to the Mob." For more information, contact Marina Nicola, Vox Solid Communications, mnicola@wearevoxsolid.com.


Spring Flora and Butterflies are Abloom at Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Stop to smell the fresh tulips at Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens' spring display open to the public through May 11. In celebration of the rejuvenating season, the display features a greenhouse inhabited by live butterflies, a life-size windmill and vibrant displays of more than 8,200 flowers. Creating a true spring sanctuary, multiple live musical performances take place throughout the Conservatory each day. For more information, contact Morgan Hernquist, MGM Resorts, mhernquist01@mgmresorts.com.


The Papillon Group Unveiled New Eldorado Adventure Tour Collection

This spring, The Papillon Group is launching its new collection of adventure tours taking place in Eldorado Canyon, located in Searchlight, NV. The new tours will guide guests through a ghost town and gold mines (which still have gold in the walls) while experiencing the thrill of riding in helicopters. Guests will also have the opportunity to explore the terrain either via all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), horseback or off-road jeeps and can even kayak in the nearby Colorado River, in the area just below Hoover Dam. For more information, contact Marina Nicola, Vox Solid Communications, mnicola@wearevoxsolid.com.


Pappilon Group Launched Tower Butte Tours

For the first time in history, adventurers have the opportunity to stand atop Tower Butte, the incredible sandstone pinnacle that rises 5,000 feet above sea level, located in Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park near Page, AZ. The Papillon/Grand Canyon Scenic Group will offer this new experience through Nov. 15, 2013. For more information, contact Marina Nicola, Vox Solid Communications, mnicola@wearevoxsolid.com.


Las Vegas Kicks Off Pool Season

The Las Vegas pool party scene is back with a splash for the 2013 summer season. Taking world-class nightlife outdoors, the world's entertainment capital is known as the epicenter for famed headlining DJs and electronic dance music mecca rivaling top international destinations, which is the heart of Vegas dayclubs. Pool parties host some of the world's best DJs spinning in the sun at some of the most luxurious dayclubs, all offering a slightly different experience, though all will offer an electric dance music line-up and lush, refreshing surroundings. For more information, contact Shane Collins, R&R Partners, shane.collins@rrpartners.com.


Rehab Celebrates 10 Years in Las Vegas

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino launches REHAB's 10th Anniversary season with an all-star lineup, including Sublime with Rome and a Justice DJ Set to celebrate Las Vegas' original and most indulgent pool experience. The 2013 season kicks off on April 21. For more information, contact Lindsey Rathjen, Kirvin Doak Communications, lrathjen@kirvindoak.com.  


Ditch Fridays Return to Palms Pool

Palms Pool, now open, is heating things up with the return of Ditch Fridays on Friday, May 3 with a star-studded lineup of performances and appearances throughout the summer. The party gets the weekend started early with an A-list roster of hip-hop royalty. This year, Palms Pool will celebrate the start of Ditch Fridays with hip-hop icons Busta Rhymes, Redman and Method Man, and Sean "Diddy" Combs for a "Ditch Weekend" full of performances and non-stop entertainment. For more information, contact Alex Acuna, Palms Casino Resort, alex.acuna@palms.com.


Las Vegas Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Country Music Fans

For one fun-filled weekend, fans will find the hottest names in country music on-stage and up-close and personal in the Entertainment Capital of the World for "The Week Vegas Goes Country." From free concerts to celebrity meet-and-greets, four days of fan-focused events, April 5-8, lend to the excitement leading up to the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, the ACM Awards honor the best performers and introduce emerging artists in country music. For more information, contact Sara Gorgon, R&R Partners, sara.gorgon@rrpartners.com.