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October 13, 2011

Caesars Palace and Nobu Hospitality Execute Agreements for New Hotel Concept
Caesars Palace and Nobu Hospitality executed definitive agreements to create the first-ever Nobu Hotel, Restaurant and Lounge in Las Vegas. This unique boutique-style hotel is set to open summer of 2012. This innovative concept will combine the world's first Nobu Hotel with the first Nobu restaurant and lounge on the Las Vegas Strip. David
Rockwell of the Rockwell Group will lead the overall interior design of the 180-room Nobu Hotel. The 11,200 square foot Nobu restaurant and lounge, located in the heart of the Nobu Hotel, will be the ideal destination to be seen, socialize, and enjoy the unique cuisine of celebrated Chef Nobu Matsuhisa. For more information, please contact Celena Haas, Caesars Entertainment, chaas@caesars.com.

Rice & Company Opens at Luxor Hotel and Casino
Rice & Company, a 10,000-square-foot Asian bistro, has opened at Luxor Hotel and Casino. The restaurant, sushi bar and lounge offers contemporary Chinese and Japanese cuisine, an array of sushi and sashimi selections, and an expansive sake menu. Rice & Company is the newest dining concept by food and beverage industry veteran and
restaurateur David Wu. The restaurant will be located on the Luxor's second level at the entryway to The Shoppes at Mandalay Bay. For more information, please contact Abigail Miller, Wicked Creative, aigail.miller@wickedcreative.com.

Central Michel Richard to Debut at Caesars Palace in September
Central (sen-TRAL) Michel Richard at Caesars Palace will make its grand entrance on the global culinary stage this September. The James Beard award-winning Chef Michel Richard is integral in the creation of this new restaurant concept that will showcase his signature American cuisine with a French accent-and will do so around the clock.
Central will be the first restaurant ever helmed by a James Beard award-winning chef to keep its doors open 24 hours a day, seven days per week. Crafted to be not only delicious, but also-in Richard's own words "unpretentious and fun,"-breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night menus will feature all the dishes he known for at Central in Washington, D.C., plus a substantial number of new dishes created especially for the Caesars Palace location. For more information, please contact Marina Nicola, Vox Solid Communications, mnicola@wearevoxsolid.com.

Flamingo Las Vegas Announces Plans to Open First West Coast Carlos 'n Charlie's
Flamingo Las Vegas has announced plans to open the first West Coast location of the high-energy Mexican eatery, Carlos 'n Charlie's. The restaurant and bar will make its debut later this winter. Located adjacent to the Race & Sports Book, Carlos 'n Charlie's will span more than 8,000 square feet serving lunch and dinner nightly. The menu will offer a wide variety of authentic Mexican favorites. Guests can also create their own tableside guacamole with Carlos 'n Charlie's interactive guacamole cart, for the perfect unique blend. Partygoers will enjoy the extensive bar menu featuring margaritas, sangria and a lengthy selection of signature cocktails. For more information, please contact
Celena Haas, Caesars Entertainment, chaas@caesars.com.

La Cage to Re-emerge at the Four Queens Hotel and Casino
An Evening at La Cage, the world-famous Las Vegas extravaganza, brings its glitz and glamour to the Four Queens Hotel & Casino. The show had been on hiatus since it closed at the Riviera two years ago. An Evening at La Cage features the most amazing female impersonators, celebrity look-alikes and tribute artists alive today in a top-notch
performance of nonstop music, dance and comedy. Produced by Starr Pro Productions, with a special licensing agreement with longtime producer Norbert Aleman, La Cage will star Jimmy Emerson, the internationally known comedian and impressionist. For more information, please contact Krista Gilbertson, PR Plus, Krista@prpluslv.com.

MGM Resorts International Installs First Personal Electric Vehicle Charging Station
MGM Resorts International has introduced the company's first Electric Vehicle Charging Station and the first such facility on the Las Vegas Strip for environmentally conscious consumers. This new Charging Station is located at the valet entrance to The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, between Mandalay Bay and Luxor resorts. Charging service is available free of charge to retail and resort customers driving personal electric vehicles, like the Nissan LEAF and the Chevy Volt. To take advantage of this new amenity, drivers simply pull into one of the two specially designated parking spaces reserved exclusively for personal electric vehicles and plug into the easy-to-use PEP Station to charge their vehicle. Each station has a touch-screen interface that guides users through steps to safely charge their electric vehicle. For more information, please contact Gordon Absher, MGM Resorts International, gabsher@mgmresorts.com.

Zebra Shark Pups are Newest Additions at Shark Reef Aquarium
Three male Zebra Shark pups are the newest addition to the Shark Reef Aquarium Touch Pool at Mandalay Bay, following in the paths of their parents who were among the attraction's original residents when the facility opened in 2000. The parents currently reside in the Shipwreck exhibit where the eggs were laid last fall. Staff divers removed
the eggs which were taken to the facility's on-site Husbandry Center for care and observation until they hatched in January. The pups will remain on exhibit in the Touch Pool until they are ready for transfer this fall to another Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited facility. For more information, please contact Wendie Mosca, MGM Resorts International, wmosca@mgmresorts.com.

Dolphin Calf Makes a Splash at The Mirage
A male dolphin calf was born July 3 to Duchess, matriarch of the bottlenose dolphin family at Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage. Duchess, an experienced mother, and her calf are in the Birthing and Research pool which is open to public viewing during regular operational hours of the facility. Plans for naming the
calf will be announced at a later date. For more information, please contact Wendie Mosca, MGM Resorts International, wmosca@mgmresorts.com.

Grand Canyon Coaches to Launch New Fleet of Premium Mini-Coaches
Grand Canyon Coaches will launch its brand-new fleet of premium mini-coaches this August. Consisting of nearly 30 new vehicles, each seating up to 13 passengers, the new vehicles will provide an exclusive ground tour experience for the discerning traveler. For Southern Nevada travelers, all tours will originate from Papillon Aerocenter in Boulder
City. All tours include complimentary round-trip shuttle transportation from most Las Vegas hotels and casinos. Tours include West Rim Eldorado Canyon, Hoover Dam, and Grand Canyon. For more information, please contact Marina Nicola, Vox Solid Communications, mnicola@wearevoxsolid.com.

Caesars Entertainment Launches Las Vegas Trade Website for Travel Agents
Caesars Entertainment Corporation has announced the launch of CaesarsTravelAgents.com, a website created specifically for travel agents. The site provides direct access to customized offers and promotions from their origin destination and up-to-date news and access to sales resources. The site offers travel agents a central place to find relevant information including agent commissions, selling tips and the latest news from the world of Caesars Entertainment. For more information, please contact Leslie Thuet, Caesars Entertainment, lthuet@caesars.com.

Fifth Annual Women of Color Conference Returns to Mandalay Bay
The MGM Resorts Foundation has announced its fifth annual Women of Color Conference to be held Aug. 1-3 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Providing a forum for career and professional women to network with peers as well as internationally known authors, career coaches, image consultants, business development experts and
motivational speakers, the conference is open to the public. For more information, please contact Erika Pope, Vox Solid Communications, epope@wearevoxsolid.com.

Mrs. United States Pageant Celebrates its 25th Anniversary in Las Vegas
The Mrs. Unites States Pageant will celebrate 25 years at the Las Vegas Hilton on Aug. 4, 2011. The pageant, which honors the contributions and achievements of America's married women, will feature 54 representatives from every state and U.S. territories. For more information, please contact Isabella Iiacqua, Mrs. United States Pageant,

Gay Nights Lights Up Las Vegas, August 4-7
Las Vegas welcomes Gay Nights Las Vegas, presented by MGM Resorts International, an indulgent four-day party weekend for the LGBT community, Aug. 4-7. Gay Nights will offer special events and promotions at several MGM Resorts properties including ARIA Resort & Casino, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, New York-New York, Luxor and Crystals at CityCenter. The weekend includes spectacular LGBT pool and nightclub parties, exclusive meet and greets with Cirque du Soleil performers and Dine OUT, the ultimate social dine-around. For more information, please contact David Gonzalez, MGM Resorts International, dgonzalez@mgmresorts.com.

Tropicana Las Vegas to Host Vegas Cine Fest
Serving as a springboard for many of tomorrow's top filmmakers, the third annual Vegas Cine Fest will be held at the all-new Tropicana Las Vegas Resort and Casino Aug. 25-27. The festival will feature premiere screenings, Q&A sessions and themed after-parties at Club Nikki. The three-day event will conclude with a Gala Awards Ceremony, with awards presented to winners in the Feature Film, Featurette, Film Shorts, Screenplay and Music Video categories. For more information, please contact Jennifer Polito, Preferred Public Relations, jenniferp@preferredpublicrelations.com.

Las Vegas Restaurant Week Celebrates 5th Anniversary
Lauded as one of the best culinary cities in America, fine dining perennially tempts travelers to the "Entertainment Capital of the World." On August 29, gourmands will have yet another reason to visit when the 5th Annual Las Vegas Restaurant Week begins. This year, Las Vegas Restaurant Week is a two-week celebration ending Sept. 11. More
than 40 participating restaurants will offer three-course menus for $20.11, $30.11 or $50.11. Portions of the proceeds will benefit local food bank, Three Square, which provides meals for more than 300,000 men, women and children struggling with hunger in Southern Nevada. For more information, please visit www.helpoutdineoutlv.org.

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