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February 7, 2012

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Debuts Pop-Up Wedding Chapel
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is welcoming weddings of all kinds to the new Strip-level wedding chapel. Packages begin at just $80 and include weddings, vow renewals and even faux ceremonies. Also available is a retail store with all of the necessities for a ceremony. For more information, contact Brad Seidel, Kirvin Doak Communications,

The Chuck Jones Experience Opens at Circus Circus
The Chuck Jones Experience is a nearly 10,000-square-foot place to learn about the art of animation. The Chuck Jones Experience takes visitors on a unique journey through Jones' life, engaging guests with interactive exhibits, displays and learning experiences along the way. The Experience is also home to the largest collection of original Chuck Jones animation and fine art anywhere in the world with more than 250 pieces on permanent display. For more information, contact Kim Sudhalter, Urban Legend PR, kim@urbanlegendpr.com.

Chef Gordon Ramsay to Open First Las Vegas Restaurant at Paris Las Vegas
Paris Las Vegas recently announced that Chef Gordon Ramsay will open his first Las Vegas restaurant, Gordon Ramsay Steak, in the spring. This dynamic new addition to Ramsay's profound collection of restaurants will offer the freshest seafood to mouth-watering cuts of beef, French-influenced sides and delicious desserts. For more information, contact Celena Haas, Caesars Entertainment, chaas@caesars.com.

Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure Opens at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
After 14 successful years, Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure has expanded its operations with the opening of their new Las Vegas hub. The Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure offers racing fans the opportunity to race an authentic race car on a major racetrack. Guests will learn to race like NASCAR drivers, find the line, draft, and pass for optimum fun. Packages are available for a 4-lap ride along all the way up to a 60-lap driving experience. For more information, contact Jeff Klein, PR Plus, Jeff@prplus.com.

Oscar's Beef * Booze *Broads Opens at Plaza Hotel & Casino
Former Las Vegas Mayor, Oscar Goodman, opened Oscar's Beef * Booze *Broads, a steakhouse inside the iconic dome of the Plaza Hotel and Casino, overlooking Fremont Street and the heart of his beloved downtown Las Vegas. The restaurant's entrées and appetizers are inspired by family recipes and tailored to meet the tastes of even the most discerning diners. For more information, contact Amy Maier, B&P Public Relations, amaier@bpadlv.com.

Bellagio Completes $70 Million Room Remodel
Bellagio has completed the remodel of all 2,568 rooms in its main tower, offering guests a fresh collection of newly redesigned deluxe accommodations. The new rooms reflect an updated, elegant feel pairing modern conveniences with the warmth of home. The remodel, totaling approximately $70 million, began in June 2011 and took six months to
complete. For more information, contact Stacy Hamilton, MGM Resorts International, shamilton@mgmresorts.com.

Las Vegas to Celebrate Muhammad Ali's 70th Birthday
Muhammad Ali's 70th Birthday Celebration will be held at MGM Grand. The event will celebrate the life and legacy of "The Greatest(tm)," Muhammad Ali at the 16th annual Power of Love Gala on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, while raising funds in support of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and the Muhammad Ali Center. The celebration is designed to honor the boxing legend's contribution to the world and raise awareness for Alzheimer's, Huntington's, ALS, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's. For more information, contact Kate Whiteley, Kirvin Doak Communications, kwhiteley@kirvindoak.com.

Las Vegas Hilton Debuts New Name
On Jan. 3, The Las Vegas Hilton became known as the LVH, Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. Along with the new name came a new website, www.thelvh.com. For more information, contact Marty Garay, LVH, marty@thelvh.com.

Mob Museum Scheduled to Open Feb. 14The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement is scheduled to open to the public on Feb. 14. To celebrate the opening, seven lucky couples will participate in a wedding in the courthouse of the museum, officiated by former Las Vegas Mayor, Oscar Goodman. For more information, contact Ceres Hill, Mob Museum, cereshill@themobmuseum.org.

USA Sevens Rugby Tournament Stops in Las Vegas
The USA Sevens international rugby tournament in Las Vegas is the fifth of nine stops on the 2011-12 HSBC Sevens World Series. The three-day tournament, Feb 10-12, is the only North American stop for the Sevens World Series. As the premier rugby tournament in North America, fans will see 16 national teams play 44 matches during the three-day
competition in an attempt to gain points in the Sevens World Series standings. For more information, contact Michael Mack, Las Vegas Events, Michael@lasvegasevents.com.

Las Vegas Mayor's Cup International Soccer Tournament Returns
The City of Las Vegas Mayor's Cup International Showcase, is a youth soccer tournament co-hosted by the City of Las Vegas and Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club, Feb. 17-20. For the 12th year in a row the Showcase tournament brings together more than 350 teams from around the world to play before college coaches and recruiters. For more information, contact Michael Mack, Las Vegas Events, Michael@lasvegasevents.com.

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