World's First Nobu Hotel Restaurant and Lounge to Open at Caesars Palace
The world's first Nobu Hotel Restaurant and Lounge Caesars Palace Las Vegas is set to open on Feb. 4. With a worldwide following and a global presence, Nobu certainly is the most significant and exciting new development in the destination and without a doubt will be of compelling interest to an international audience. A masterful collaboration between Caesars Palace, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and Nobu Hospitality primary shareholders, actor Robert De Niro and Hollywood film producer Meir Teper, the 181 room boutique hotel, along with a 12,775 square foot Nobu Restaurant and Lounge, will bring a new level of luxury, culture, sophistication and great cuisine to the Las Vegas Strip. The Nobu Hotel will also present a total transformation of in-room dining. Guests for the first time ever, will be able to order breakfast as well as the Nobu dishes they crave around the clock. For more information, contact Celena Haas-Stacey, Caesars Entertainment, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seventh Annual Vegas Uncork'd Chefs Announced
Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appétit, presented by Chase Sapphire Preferred, announced culinary talents, including Gordon Ramsay, Nobu Matsuhisa, Joël Robuchon, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, François Payard, Guy Savoy, Hubert Keller, Michael Mina, Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger for the seventh year of the Las Vegas-based international food festival May 9-11. Tickets for the majority of events are on sale at VegasUncorked.com. For more information, contact Claudia Balfe-Taylor, Kirvin Doak Communications, email@example.com.
Terrible's Hotel and Casino Completes $7 Million Renovation
Terrible's Hotel and Casino recently unveiled more than $7 million in extensive renovations and additions throughout the property. Construction projects over the past 18 months have included developing a comprehensive guest service center, hospitality suite, room design enhancements, and fresh carpeting throughout the dining areas. In addition, a new sports bar is featured on the casino floor just outside the updated sports book. For more information, contact Alison Monaghan, Kirvin Doak Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chef Shawn McClain to Debut FIVE50 Pizza Bar at ARIA Resort & Casino
James Beard award-winning chef Shawn McClain of ARIA Resort & Casino's Sage Restaurant will debut his first casual concept, FIVE50 Pizza Bar, at the resort in spring 2013. McClain will put his twist on East Coast and Sicilian-style pizzas, paired with an impressive selection of craft beers. Designed by Rockwell Group, the space blends and captures the soul and warmth of the world's most iconic pizzerias with the social energy of the greatest bar scenes. The space features built in wood-fired ovens, a central, high-energy bar, communal tables in a bustling dining room, and a walk-up slice counter for guests on the go. FIVE50 Pizza Bar will be open daily for lunch, dinner and late night. For more information, contact Ashley Farkas, MGM Resorts International, email@example.com.
Palms Raises the Bar with New Beverage Outlets
Raise a glass to the debut of Scarlet and SOCIAL, two dynamic new venues mixing up the beverage scene at Palms Casino Resort. Scarlet and SOCIAL, the dazzling new whiskey-centric casino centerpiece, are adding a spirited take on imbibing. With individual focuses and unique offerings, there is something for everyone whether guests are looking to grab a quick drink in a casual setting or indulge in top-shelf spirits in a highly stylized locale. The openings of the new bars are part of the $50 million property-wide renovation underway at Palms. For more information, contact Alex Acuna, Palms Casino Resort, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boyz II Men Announce Extended Engagement at The Mirage Hotel & Casino
Four-time GRAMMY Award-winning R&B vocal group Boyz II Men announced today they will begin an extended residency at The Mirage Hotel & Casino beginning Mar. 1. The trio, featuring baritone Nathan Morris alongside tenors Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman, will perform 78 shows in the Terry Fator Theatre on select weekend dates Mar. 1 thru Dec. 29, 2013. For more information, contact Laura Herlovich, PR Plus, email@example.com.
Chef Gordon Ramsay Opens Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill and Gordon Ramsay BurGR
Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace and Gordon Ramsay BurGR at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino are now open. Following the highly successful opening of Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas in May, the debut of Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace® and Gordon Ramsay BurGR at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino marks three Gordon Ramsay restaurants in Las Vegas in less than a year and expands the renowned chef's relationship with Caesars Entertainment Corp. For more information, contact Taylor Shields, Caesars Entertainment, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rockhouse Returns in New Location
Rockhouse will celebrate its return to Las Vegas Boulevard with a grand opening party on Feb. 28, at its new location at The Grand Canal Shoppes inside The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino. Sin City's iconic party bar will open at a new 9,000-square-foot location just in time for the Big Game, bringing back the same let-loose attitude that made the original one of the most popular party spots on the Las Vegas Strip. With direct access from Las Vegas Boulevard, Rockhouse offers convenience for guests staying at nearby hotels as well as for those passing by. For more information contact Jessica Murray, Wicked Creative, email@example.com.
The D Welcomes Joe Vicari's Andiamo Italian Steakhouse
Bringing another signature element of Detroit to Downtown Las Vegas, Joe Vicari's Andiamo Italian Steakhouse will open its first out-of-state location inside the D Las Vegas Feb. 1. The D is excited to welcome the popular restaurant, named Metro Detroit's "Best Italian," to the newly renovated hotel and casino. A favorite of Detroiters for more than 20 years, Andiamo has nine locations in Detroit and is the largest independently owned and operated restaurant group in the city. From homemade Italian breads and award-winning sauces to handmade pasta, Joe Vicari's philosophy, originating from the late Master Chef Aldo Ottaviani, is to buy the freshest ingredients and prepare them from scratch every day. For more information, contact Kaley Briesmaster, Kirvin Doak Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professional Bowlers Association's World Series of Bowling Announces Return to Las Vegas
The South Point Hotel, Casino and Bowling Center will host the Professional Bowlers Association's World Series of Bowling V Oct. 25-Nov. 3. The fourth consecutive World Series hosted by South Point will again feature four "animal pattern" championships, the World Tenpin Bowling Association World Bowling Tour men's and women's Finals and the PBA World Championship. New for WSOB V will be opening rounds of the second season of the PBA League, the PBA50 Tour Finals and Regional Players Invitational Finals. Also scheduled will be a pro-am program which will allow bowling fans the opportunity to compete with the pros. For more information, contact Jerry Schneider, PBA, email@example.com.
Second Annual Chinese New Year in the Desert to Take Place in Downtown Las Vegas
Celebrate the Year of the Snake as Fremont Street Experience, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and Golden Catalyst present the second annual Chinese New Year in the Desert festival in Downtown Las Vegas from Feb. 8-10. Chinese New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. It is known as "Spring Festival" in China, "Tet New Year" in Vietnamese and "Seol-lal" in Korean. Throughout the weekend guests will also experience live international cultural performances; taste authentic dishes from around the world in the international vendor village; watch contestants compete for the chance to be crowned Miss Asian American Pacific Islander USA which will include a Macy's Fashion Show, Talent Show and interview segment; view stunning parade floats in the McDonald's Las Vegas Spring Festival Parade; and create their own lantern to display on Fremont Street Experience to commemorate the Lunar Lantern Festival. For more information, contact Rachel Diehl, Preferred Public Relations, Rachel@preferredpublicrelations.com.
Bellagio to Host Diaoyutai State Guesthouse Feb. 14-16
Bellagio will welcome the prestigious Diaoyutai State Guesthouse to the United States for only the second time, Feb. 14-16. Typically reserved for royalty, heads of state and other world leaders, the cuisine of Diaoyutai State Guesthouse of Beijing will be showcased in celebration of Chinese New Year. Bellagio's Tuscany Kitchen will play host to the three-day culinary event, offering exclusive prix fixe dinner menus to the public Feb. 14 through Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The eight course meal, featuring a collection of historic dishes modernized from ancient menus, will be prepared and served by the Diaoyutai culinary team, dressed in traditional Chinese attire and led by Executive Chef Hao Baoli, who has hosted more than 1,000 world leaders in his decades at the Guesthouse. For more information, contact Ashley Farkas, MGM Resorts International, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bellagio Conservatory Celebrates The Year of the Snake
Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens ushers in the Year of the Snake with a complimentary display through March 3. The design of the Conservatory's tranquil temple is guided by the ancient practice of Feng Shui - the art of using surroundings to attract harmony, balance and positive life energy. Each garden within the Chinese New Year display encompasses water, ensuring a positive flow of energy; and the three friends of winter - pine, bamboo and plum, symbolizing perseverance, integrity and modesty, respectively. For more information, contact Shant Apelian, MGM Resorts International, email@example.com.
Gold Coast Hotel & Casino to Celebrate Chinese New Year
In what has become a Las Vegas Chinatown tradition, the Lohan School of Shaolin will perform a traditional Lion Dance through the casino on Feb. 13 at 7:30 and 10 p.m. The event includes several dragons, a percussion procession and characters that will make several stops in the casino to pull ceremonial lettuce from the ceiling and toss the leaves to spectators. It is considered very lucky to be hit by a piece of lettuce during a Chinese New Year parade. For more information, contact Andrea Mestdagh, The Firm Public Relations & Marketing, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Venetian and The Palazzo Celebrate The Year of the Snake
To commemorate Chinese New Year, The Venetian and The Palazzo are celebrating the Year of the Snake in a number of extravagant ways. Through Feb. 25, guests will be greeted with opulent holiday-inspired art and décor, restaurant offerings and incentive cards. A ceremonial dragon dance will officially kick off Chinese New Year on Feb. 9 at 3:30 p.m. For more information, contact Keith Salwoski, The Venetian and The Palazzo, email@example.com.
The L.A. Comedy Club Moves to Windows at Bally's
The L.A. Comedy Club of Las Vegas has moved to Bally's Las Vegas to share a space with Las Vegas' best dinner show, Tony & Tina's Wedding. The comedy club will operate one show five nights per week (Wednesday - Sunday) at 9:30 p.m. in Windows, a beautiful 300-seat showroom with 30-foot high window walls overlooking the Strip. The increased capacity will allow the club to return to booking comedy heavy hitters like winner of "Last Comic Standing" Felipe Esparza, and E! Entertainment comedy personality Loni Love. For more information, contact Molly Cornyn, Caesars Entertainment, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food University at Caesars Palace Announces Three-Day Event Mar. 27-29
Food Network series "Ace of Cakes" star Duff Goldman, winner of season 10 of "Hell's Kitchen" Christina Wilson, acclaimed pastry chef François Payard, chef and restaurateur Frank Pellegrino, Jr. and the "Godfather of Italian-American cooking" Steve Martorano have just been added to the faculty of Food University at Caesars Palace, taking place Mar. 27-29. Tickets are now available for the event, which is designed to transform fun-loving foodies from average cooks into exceptional home chefs in just 72 hours with a dynamic schedule of classes. For more information, contact Marina Nicola, Vox Solid Communications, email@example.com.
Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas to Feature Performance from Prince
"The 2013 Billboard Music Awards" are set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 19 (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET). The show will honor Prince with the Billboard Icon Award. This Billboard chart-topper will also deliver an unforgettable performance during the broadcast executive produced by Don Mischer. For more information, contact Nicole Marostica, ABC, Nicole.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino's Crown Theater and Nightclub Plays Host to Krave Las Vegas
Crown Theater and Nightclub will temporarily play host to the No. 1 gay nightclub in the country, Krave Las Vegas, until it reopens as Krave Massive, the world's largest gay nightclub, in spring 2013.
Krave will operate as "Krave at Crown" every Friday and Saturday night from 10:30 p.m.- 4 a.m. until Krave Massive opens at Las Vegas's Neonopolis. The venue will feature everything that Krave offered at its original location on the Las Vegas Strip, including the same staff, and some new faces; Las Vegas' best DJs Michael Graves, Lightknife, Mikey Francis and Justin Sayne; and some of the city's hottest go-go dancers. For more information, contact Steven Le Vine, Grapevine PR, email@example.com.
Krave Massive and Guest House Films to Launch LGBT Movie Theater
Soon to become the world's largest gay nightclub, Krave Massive has announced a new partnership with Guest House Films, a Los Angeles-based film production and distribution company, to open an LGBT movie theater within the nightclub. Officially known as Guest House Theaters at Krave Massive, the movie theater will launch in conjunction with the nightclub's official grand opening this spring and will feature two screens dedicated to showing LGBT films year-round. For more information, contact Steven Le Vine, Grapevine PR, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elton John Extends Caesars Palace Residency
World-renowned singer, songwriter and performer Elton John made a triumphant return to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace with his all new show, "The Million Dollar Piano" in Sept. 2011. At the centerpiece of the performance is the show's namesake piano, an engineering marvel featuring more than 68 LED video screens created by Yamaha. Additional performances have been added through May 2013. For more information, contact Emily Wofford, Caesars Entertainment, email@example.com.
The Mob Museum to Celebrate First Anniversary this Valentine's Day
This Valentine's Day, The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, celebrates its one-year anniversary. The Museum opened on Feb. 14, 2012, coinciding with the anniversary of the infamous St. Valentine's Day Massacre of 1929-an artifact of which is part of the Museum's collection. In less than one year, The Mob Museum has become a world-renowned, award-winning, must-see destination in Las Vegas, attracting more than 200,000 visitors, hailing from all 50 states and nearly 35 countries, in less than a year of operation. For more information, contact Marina Nicola, Vox Solid Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taylor Hicks to Perform at Paris Las Vegas
"American Idol" winner Taylor Hicks is kicking off the New Year by moving his popular Las Vegas show to Napoleon's at Paris Las Vegas beginning Jan. 21. Hicks, who previously performed in The Indigo at Bally's Las Vegas, recently signed a year-long extension with Caesars Entertainment through 2013, making him the first "American Idol" winner to secure a long-term residency on the Las Vegas Strip. In addition to Paris Las Vegas, he will also continue to take his talents to other Caesars properties across the country throughout the year. For more information, contact Kelly Frey, Caesars Entertainment, email@example.com.
MGM Grand and The Mirage Present ‘Comedy Central Vegas' Weekend Feb. 22-23
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino and The Mirage Hotel & Casino have partnered with Comedy Central to bring "Comedy Central Vegas" to the Entertainment Capital of the World Feb. 22 - 23. Comedy lovers can unite in Vegas for a weekend full of laughter with scheduled performances by some of Comedy Central's hottest entertainers, including Dave Attell and Jim Norton, Amy Schumer, Nick Swardson and Anthony Jeselnik. For more information, contact Kristen Cadenhead, MGM Resorts International, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paint with the Dolphins at Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage
The Mirage Hotel & Casino's family of bottlenose dolphins is not only making splashes in the water, but also on canvas. Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat is now offering "Painting with the Dolphins," a hands-on experience where guests can collaborate with dolphins in producing unique masterpieces of art. In addition to providing participants with a fresh and unforgettable experience, interactive programs such as "Painting with the Dolphins" allows for deeper connections and relationships to form between the animals and their trainers. New activities for the animals create an enriching environment and ensure a higher quality of life. For more information, contact Morgan Hernquist, MGM Resorts International, email@example.com.
Recycled Percussion Announces Residency at The Quad Resort & Casino
Recycled Percussion will continue to rock the Las Vegas Strip at The Quad Resort & Casino. The show will perform nightly at 7 p.m. (dark Fridays) as part of the new residency at The Showroom at The Quad. Produced by one of Las Vegas' most highly-regarded producers, David Saxe, the new Recycled Percussion show promises to be the most impressive yet. The show has been rocking the Las Vegas Strip for more than two years with an unprecedented combination of extreme percussion, engaging humor and extraordinary athleticism. Whether playing on buckets, ladders, grinders or sinks, Recycled Percussion's boundless energy and creativity are sure to blow audiences away. For more information, contact Steve Flynn, Langdon Flynn communications, firstname.lastname@example.org.
MGM Resorts International's New Wi-Fi Unparalleled in Hospitality Industry
Understanding the needs of the mobile user, MGM Resorts International collaborated with Cisco Systems to create a high-density Wi-Fi system designed to enhance the guest experience. The two companies have developed the highest-performing wireless LAN in the industry, allowing travelers with multiple wireless devices to enjoy quality Wi-Fi. Advantages of the program include 30 percent faster connectivity resulting in longer battery life used by mobile devices, automatic Wi-Fi connection that eliminates user hassle, and delivery of customized, relevant and timely offers and information delivered directly to guests' mobile devices. For more information, contact Sandy Zanella, MGM Resorts International, email@example.com.
Donny & Marie Extend Residency at Flamingo Las Vegas
Recently voted "Best All-Around Performers," "Best Show" and "Best Singer" by the readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Donny & Marie will continue to entertain sold-out audiences with an extension to perform at Flamingo Las Vegas through 2013. For more information, contact Kelly Frey, Caesars Entertainment, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bill Maher Lands at The Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort for 2013 Residency
Comedian, television host, political commentator and best-selling author Bill Maher will make the Pearl Concert Theater inside Palms Casino Resort his 2013 home with performances on the following dates: March 23-24, June 8-9, Sept. 6-7 and Nov. 2-3. Show times are 8 p.m. For more information, contact Alissa Kelly, PR Plus, Alissa@prpluslv.com.
USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament Stops in Las Vegas
The USA Sevens international rugby tournament at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Feb. 8-10, 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. 15-18. For the 13th year in a row the Showcase tournament brings together more than 350 teams from around the world to play before college coaches and recruiters at fields across the city. For more information, contact Michael Mack, Las Vegas Events, Michael@lasvegasevents.com.
Inaugural Las Vegas ProSoccer Challenge Brings Major League Soccer to Las Vegas
Major League Soccer will soon come to Las Vegas when the Las Vegas ProSoccer Challenge brings the Colorado Rapids and Chivas USA to Sam Boyd Stadium Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. The inaugural Las Vegas ProSoccer Challenge is hosted by USA Sevens, LLC and the city of Las Vegas with the goal of growing the event into an annual occurrence. The event will coincide with the Las Vegas Mayor's Cup International Showcase. For more information, contact Jeff McDowell, USA Sevens, LLC, email@example.com.
'50 Greatest Photos of National Geographic' Exhibition to Open in Las Vegas
On February 14, Imagine Exhibitions Gallery at The Venetian will welcome 50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic to Las Vegas. The traveling exhibition showcases some of National Geographic's most-remembered and celebrated photographs from its more-than-120-year history, such as Steve McCurry's unforgettable "Afghan Girl," Nick Nichols' iconic image of Jane Goodall and chimpanzee, and Thomas Abercrombie's never-before-seen view of Mecca. Imagine Exhibitions Gallery was previously home to Da Vinci - The Genius, which recently concluded its limited engagement. For more information, contact Natalie Mounier, Kirvin Doak Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ruth's Chris Steak House Now Open Inside Harrah's Las Vegas
Ruth's Chris Steak House, in partnership with Harrah's Las Vegas, opened its 137th Ruth's Chris Steak House. Located in the middle of all of the action on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, Ruth's Chris Steak House is surrounded by the city's finest attractions, including the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas, and overlooks the lights and action of the famed tourist destination. The new restaurant boasts seating for nearly 400 guests, two glass-encased private dining rooms and two bars. For more information, contact Taylor Shields, Caesars Entertainment, email@example.com.
The Wedding Chapel at ARIA Accepting Reservations
Beginning April 23, The Wedding Chapel at ARIA Resort & Casino will provide brides and grooms a level of contemporary luxury previously unparalleled on the Las Vegas Strip. While couples have a wealth of ways to say ‘I do' in Vegas, from simple civil ceremonies and elegant services to themed extravaganzas, venues offering cutting-edge sophistication have remained scarce. With the opening of The Wedding Chapel at ARIA, those wishing to tie the knot will find a new and unexpected Vegas wedding experience. For more information, contact Stacy Hamilton, MGM Resorts International, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets on Sale for 12th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational
The 12th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational (MJCI), hosted by ARIA Resort & Casino at Shadow Creek, returns to Las Vegas for the third consecutive year, April 4 -7. Tickets are now on sale for one of celebrity golf's most popular events, giving spectators access to the acclaimed Shadow Creek Golf Course as the biggest names in sports and entertainment gather for four days of competitive golf and special events, while raising money for several worthy charitable organizations. For more information, contact Scott Ghertner, MGM Resorts International, email@example.com.
Tony-Award-Winning Million Dollar Quartet to Begin Performances at Harrah's Las Vegas
Harrah's Las Vegas will come alive with the untold story of four rock n' roll pioneers and how they came together for one magical night, as the smash hit musical Million Dollar Quartet moves into the Harrah's Showroom Feb. 4. For more information, contact Kate Whiteley, Kirvin Doak Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art Presents "Warhol Out West" Opening Feb. 8
Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art presents "Warhol Out West" opening Feb. 8. Organized in partnership with The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, this pioneering exhibition will focus on Warhol's depiction of all things Western. "Warhol Out West" will showcase 59 of the iconic artist's works including paintings, sculptures, photographs, screen prints and wallpaper. Exhibits will include Warhol's 1960s Pop paintings of celebrities and consumer products; the 1980s advertisement series; the beloved "Double Elvis" painting; and his rarely seen "Cowboys and Indians" series. For more information, contact Shant Apelian, MGM Resorts International, email@example.com
Dream Racing Launches New Street Car Driving Experience
Dream Racing, the luxury racing experience at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, has introduced a new street legal racing division, designed to allow more people the opportunity to drive sports cars on a track like a professional. Dream Racing's core experience, which launched in early 2012, features a fleet of track-tuned Ferrari 430 GT racing machines so powerful they are not legal on the street. Now, the company is offering more affordable entry-level experiences designed for drivers to test a variety of luxury sports cars on the same infield track. Vehicles joining the line-up include the Ferrari 458 Italia, Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera, McLaren MP4-12C and Porsche 911 Carrera S. For more information, contact Maggie Rubenstein, Magnetic Public Relations, Maggie@magneticpublicrelations.com.