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December 7, 2011

Flamingo Las Vegas Remodeling 2,300 Rooms
Flamingo Las Vegas has announced plans to refurbish 2,307 hotel rooms transforming the resort's standard rooms into stylish and contemporary accommodations. The all-new FAB rooms are on-sale now for guest arrivals beginning January 2, 2012. Five hundred rooms will be available in the first phase with plans to complete approximately 100
rooms every 11 days. Completion of the FAB rooms is planned for late 2012 and will conclude the final phase of standard room upgrades, adding to the award-winning Flamingo GO Room build-out, which began in 2006 with 1,032 rooms and suites. For more information, please contact Leslie Thuet, Caesars Entertainment,

Studio 54 to Close Doors in Anticipation of New MGM Grand Nightlife Experience
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino's iconic nightclub Studio 54 will close its doors to the public Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012 after a remarkable 14 years on the Las Vegas Strip. The legendary club will host one final unforgettable bash Saturday, Jan. 7 to toast Vegas' longest-running and most successful nightlife venue. Details on an extraordinary new nightlife venue will be announced at a later date. This nightlife transformation is part of a 360-degree property renovation for MGM Grand which includes enhancements to the guest rooms, casino floor and dining experiences, among others. For more information, please contact Meghan Baker, Kirvin Doak Communications, (702) 737-3100.

Forbe's Five-Star Awards Earned by Las Vegas Outlets
Forbes recently announced the winners of their coveted Five-Star Award. The annual Star Ratings represent the best of the best in hotels, restaurants and spas, serving as guideposts for discerning consumers who are looking for exceptional travel and hospitality experiences. Receiving the award for Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Hotels were
Mandarin Oriental, Skylofts at MGM Grand, Tower Suites at Wynn Las Vegas and Tower Suites at Encore. Two restaurants received the equivalent honor: Joel Robuchon and Twist by Pierre Gagnaire. In the spa category, Las Vegas garnered four Five-Star Award winners: The Spa at Encore, The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental and The Spa at Wynn Las Vegas. For more information, contact Lisa Kornblatt, SS PR,

Wynn Golf Club Named One of Golf Digest's 75 Best Golf Resorts in North America
The Wynn Golf Club at Wynn Las Vegas has been named one of the 75 Best Golf Resorts in North America by Golf Digest magazine. Voted by 1,000 course-rating panelists, the golf club ranked number 21 on the list for exceptional golf, lodging, dining and service. The course, designed by Tom Fazio and Steve Wynn, is the only golf club in Nevada to earn a spot on the list. For more information, contact Deanna Pettit, Wynn Las Vegas,

Glow, a Mandara Spa Opens at Tropicana Las Vegas
Glow, a Mandara Spa, opened its doors to relaxation fanatics the first week of November at Tropicana Las Vegas. The new $5 million Glow is a contemporary spa, offering the best treatments in body, skin, hair, and nail care for women and men. The 7,000 square foot spa features two couples' villas, treatment rooms, hair and nail salon, relaxation lounge, men's and women's lockers, fitness center and an impressive spa menu with over 50 treatments. For more information, contact Jennifer Polito, Preferred Public Relations,

RPM Nightclub to Open at Tropicana Las Vegas
Tropicana Las Vegas continues its thrilling transformation by introducing the next generation of nightlife with the addition of RPM Nightclub commencing New Year's Eve Weekend. Starting December 30, RPM Nightclub at Tropicana Las Vegas will be open Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30 p.m. The nightclub will feature today's hottest stars and top recording artists as well as a variety of world-class DJs, dancers and specialty acts. In addition to first-class bottle service, the 16,500 sq. ft. venue offers table games and roulette inside an elite gaming lounge, and three bars ensure guests are never far from enjoying their favorite libation or one of the club's signature cocktails. For more information, contact Jennifer Polito, Preferred Public Relations,

Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer to Open at Excalibur Hotel & Casino
One of the most iconic rock bands in American history will bring Southern barbecue and entertainment to the Excalibur Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip with the grand opening of Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer this month. Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer will serve mouthwatering ribs, brisket, chicken and more. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the high-energy hangout will transform into a late-night, high-energy rock club every night with great music and entertainment. For more information, contact Jennie Hendricks, Wicked Creative,

Las Vegas to Host NASCAR 2011 Champion's Week
Las Vegas is the host city for this year's NASCAR Champion's Week festivities, which culminates on Friday, Dec. 2 with the 2011 Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony at Wynn Las Vegas. The festivities will kick off on Wednesday, Nov. 30 with a Newlywed-style game show at the Fremont Street Experience. On Thursday, Dec. 1, all 12 Chase
participants will drive in a Victory Lap Parade on Las Vegas Boulevard or "The Strip" from Miracle Mile Shops to the Spring Mountain Road intersection for a "burnout" by the champion. For more information, please visit

Wrangler National Finals Rodeo & Cowboy Christmas Return to Las Vegas
The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR), considered the world's premier rodeo, returns to Las Vegas with 10 straight days of the best in rodeo competition at Thomas & Mack Center, Dec. 1-10. Each December, the top 15 contestants in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing, and bull riding compete for the championship at Wrangler NFR. The rodeo in Las Vegas has sold out for the past 23 years. The Cowboy Christmas Gift Show will take place in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, Dec. 1-10, and will feature more than 300,000 square feet of show floor hosting 400 plus vendors from across the U.S. and Canada. For more information, please contact Michael Mack, Las Vegas Events,

Las Vegas to Host Rock 'n' Roll Marathon & Half Marathon
Once again, both sides of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip will be closed to vehicular traffic and reserved for participants of the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon on Sunday, Dec. 4. The half marathon (13.1 miles) course will be entirely on the Strip with the full marathon (26.2 miles) right beside it for 12.6 miles. Live music, chanting cheerleaders and Vegas-inspired fanfare including running Elvi and on-course weddings will be part of the event. The race has been moved to an evening start time, allowing participants to race down the iconic Las Vegas Strip in all of its neon glory. The race has sold out this year with 44,000 competitors entered. More than 75,000 spectators are expected to line the course. For more information, please visit

College Football Teams to Compete at MAACO Bowl Las Vegas
The 2010 MAACO Bowl Las Vegas will feature the champion or first selection from the Mountain West Conference against the fifth selection from the Pac-12 Conference on Dec. 22 at Sam Boyd Stadium. The annual showcase has sold out for six consecutive years with attendance of more than 40,000. The MAACO Bowl is televised on ESPN and
heard throughout the country and overseas on the Sports USA Radio Network. For more information, please visit

Las Vegas to Celebrate New Year's Eve with Midnight Fireworks Display
Las Vegas Events (LVE) and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) will host the New Year's Eve celebration known as America's Party: Las Vegas New Year 2012, including a spectacular fireworks show fired from eight rooftop locations along the Las Vegas Strip. The firing locations (from the south, heading north) include the following resort properties: Tropicana Las Vegas, MGM Grand, Aria, Planet Hollywood, Caesars Palace, Treasure Island (TI), The Venetian and the Stratosphere. For more information, please contact Michael Mack, Las Vegas Events,

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas to Celebrate New Year's Eve with Stevie Wonder
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will ring in the New Year with Stevie Wonder, legendary artist, songwriter, musician and producer who is set to headline the celebration. The New Year's Eve celebration will begin at 9:30 p.m. at The Chelsea, The cosmopolitan's intimate venue, and includes an open bar for all ticketholders. For more information, contact Amy Rossetti, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas,

Fremont Street Experience to Host New Year's 2012 TributePalooza Weekend
For the fourth year, Fremont Street Experience will once again host "New Year's 2012 TributePalooza Weekend," with 12 of the best tribute bands from around the U.S. performing on three stages from 6:15 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. The tribute bands will perform the music of the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, No Doubt, Red Hot Chili Peppers, NXS
Van Halen and others. Also, Fremont will launch real fireworks under the canopy at midnight synchronized to virtual fireworks on the Viva Vision screen. For more information, please contact Tom Bruny, Fremont Street Experience,