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FEBRUARY 2014

February 1, 2014

Caesars Entertainment Names Boutique Hotel Project

The mysterious hotel positioned at the intersection of Flamingo Road and Las Vegas Boulevard has been officially christened The Cromwell. Currently under construction, the boutique hotel's name foreshadows its sophisticated vibe and lavish aesthetic. As the newest luxury lifestyle boutique hotel and casino on the Strip, The Cromwell is poised to raise the stakes. The Cromwell is scheduled to open this spring. Guests can begin booking rooms Feb. 24. Giada De Laurentiis and Victor Drai are star anchors, and construction is well underway on Giada's two-story restaurant masterpiece and Drai's three daylife/nightlife venues. For more information, contact Leslie Peterson, Ceasars Entertainment, lpeterson@caesars.com.

 

Life is Beautiful Announces Dates for 2014

Life is Beautiful, the urban festival experience that celebrates music, food, art and learning announced today that it will return to Downtown Las Vegas October 24-26. More than 60,000 people enjoyed Life is Beautiful in its first year last October.  Attendees spent the weekend exploring 15 city blocks filled with music, food, art and learning experiences. Held over two days, the inaugural event consisted of five music stages, a culinary village, an alchemy garden, an eclectic street art program, a learning program with a range of notable speakers and much more. For more information, contact Michelle St. Angelo, Langdon Flynn Communications, michelle@langdonflynn.com

 

Las Vegas Events and PRCA Agree on Extension to Keep the Wrangler NFR in Las Vegas Through 2024

Following unanimous votes by the Las Vegas Events Board of Trustees and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Board of Directors, both organizations jointly announced today that they have reached an agreement to keep the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas through 2024. The new agreement will begin following the 2014 Wrangler NFR. The Wrangler NFR, known as the richest and most prestigious rodeo in the world, has sold out 270 consecutive performances and attracts the top 15 contestants in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding. For more information, contact Michael Mack, Las Vegas Events, Michael@lasvegasevents.com.

 

Jubilee Tower at Bally's Las Vegas Officially Opens

The center-strip resort has officially celebrated the opening of its renovated 756-room Jubilee Tower. The Jubilee Tower rooms and suites, situated right in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, encompass 450 square feet and offer unrivaled views of iconic Vegas landmarks, including the Paris Eiffel Tower and Bellagio fountains. Modern designs meet stylish and contemporary furniture and fixtures. For more information, contact Nick Tillinghast, Caesars Entertainment, ntillinghast@caesars.com

 

Las Vegas Strip Soon to Have Harley-Davidson Dealership

Las Vegas Harley-Davidson broke ground on a full-line Harley-Davidson dealership on the famed Las Vegas Strip.  Set to open this fall, Las Vegas Harley-Davidson will be located directly on the Las Vegas Strip at 5191 S. Las Vegas Boulevard, just steps from the famed Welcome to Las Vegas sign. The 50,000 square-foot space will feature a dealership, motorcycle rentals and a retail store. The Las Vegas Strip location will be the brand's third location locally. For more information, contact Brad Seidel, Kirvin Doak Communications, bseidel@kirvindoak.com.

 

Saturday LGBTQ Beach Party to Open at The New Tropicana Resort 

Xposed!, the ultimate LGBTQ pool party of 2014 will make a splash at The New Tropicana resort this spring. Featuring live entertainment, celebrity guests and all of the hottest DJs, Xposed! will revolutionize the LGBTQ day club experience as the only beach club on the Strip to offer a Saturday gay pool party. Xposed! will be hosted at the all-new Tropicana Beach Club, where guests will enjoy a breathtaking pool area complete with waterfalls, palm trees and luxury daybeds and cabanas. This tropical oasis will welcome sun-kissed go-go dancers, celebrity guest performers and DJs spinning all the latest hits. Other highlights include two Olympic-sized sand volleyball courts, two heated pools, a high-rise stage for live entertainment and an exclusive menu featuring handcrafted cocktails and light bites, making it the ideal location for an afternoon of fun in the sun. For more information, contact Cathy Vo, Kirvin Doak Communications, cvo@kirvindoak.com.

 

Tickets on Sale for Eighth Annual Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appétit

The country's leading culinary festival, Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appétit features an extraordinary lineup of star-studded chefs, sommeliers and mixologists from ARIA, Bellagio, Caesars Palace, MGM Grand and The Venetian, May 8-11. The four-day celebration offers rare access for food lovers to interact and rub shoulders with their favorite big-named chefs. This year's program will be hosted by celebrity chefs Bobby Flay, Buddy Valastro, Daniel Boulud, Giada De Laurentiis, Joёl Robuchon, Julian Serrano, Guy Savoy, Mario Batali, Pierre Gagnaire, Masayoshi Takayama, Michael Mina, Nobu Matsuhisa, Royden Ellamar, Shawn McClain, Thomas Keller and more. For more information, contact Clara Tsang, Kirvin Doak Communications, ctsang@kirvindoak.com.

 

Hotels Become First Casino Properties to Accept Bitcoin

The D Las Vegas Casino Hotel and Golden Gate Hotel & Casino located in downtown Las Vegas are the first casino properties to accept Bitcoin. The D and Golden Gate began accepting the popular digital currency Jan. 22. Between the two co-owned properties, Bitcoin will be accepted at five locations, including both hotels' front desks and in the D's Gift Shop. Guests at the D will also be able to purchase Detroit's legendary Coney Dogs at American Coney Island and enjoy fine dining at Joe Vicari's Andiamo Italian Steakhouse. For more information, contact Kaley Briesmaster, Kirvin Doak Communications, kbriesmaster@kirvindoak.com.

 

Rose. Rabbit. Lie. Now open at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas 

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas unveiled its new social club Rose. Rabbit. Lie., showcasing why the luxury resort continues to raise the bar as one of the hottest and most innovative resorts in the nation. A rebirth of the social club, Rose. Rabbit. Lie. is a modern twist on clubs of the night-a truly communal venue, where the experience lies not only with the power of production, but within the excitement of improvisation. The result is an entirely new genre that blurs the lines between restaurant, bar, club and live entertainment to create a grand social experiment; one that arrives in spontaneous moments throughout the evening. This new venue delivers an unexpected mash-up featuring world-class partner Coastal Luxury Management, curating food and beverage, and entertainment partner Spiegelworld, creators of Vegas Nocturne. An ever evolving experience, Rose. Rabbit. Lie. adheres to no standard model, follows no written rules. Come when you want. Leave when you wish. Let the night take the lead. For more information, contact Wendy Sloan, Kinvin Doak Communications, wsloan@kirvindoak.com.

 

21st Annual International Tourism Safety Conference Returns to Las Vegas 

The International Tourism Safety Conference is an annual gathering for hundreds of safety, security and marketing officials in the travel and tourism industry worldwide and focuses on providing new information, trends, strategies and best practices in keeping visitors safe.  This year, the International Tourism Safety Conference is co-locating with ISC West, which is the largest physical security tradeshow in North America and is considered the security industry's premier launching pad for new products, solutions and technologies. For more information, visit www.touristsafety.org.

 

N9NE Steakhouse at Palms Casino Resort Reveals Revamped Look and New Menu Offerings

N9NE Steakhouse at Palms Casino Resort has reopened following a chic makeover. As part of the $50 million renovation at Palms, N9NE's remodel features stylish new décor, elegant draperies, sleek private dining areas and the introduction of the Center Table, a semi-private dining experience with prime location in the heart of the restaurant. The revamped venue also offers guests a selection of new menu additions created by Executive Chef Barry S. Dakake which complement N9NE's signature dishes that have made the steakhouse famous. For more information, contact Alex Acuna, Palms Casino, pr@palms.com.

 

PANDA! Now Open at The Palazzo

PANDA! recently celebrated its world premiere at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas. The first-ever Chinese production to take up a residency on the famed Las Vegas Strip, PANDA! is a hold-on-to-your-seat spectacle that combines high-flying acrobatics, mesmerizing martial arts, music and dance, and includes a talented cast of award-winning performers from the China National Acrobatic Troupe and Shaolin Monastery Kung Fu Monks Troupe. Directed by creative genius An Zhao and produced by a team whose impressive credits include the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 summer Olympics in Beijing, PANDA! is set against stunning LED backdrops on a newly renovated stage. For more information, contact Steve Flynn, Langdon Flynn Communications, steve@langdonflynn.com.

 

Town Square Welcomes New Restaurant: Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Southern California-based Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is has opened a new restaurant on the south Las Vegas Strip in Town Square. The new restaurant features a large patio that wraps around one side of the building, an open-floor plan main dining room area and customizable private dining rooms, as well as modernized exterior and innovative design elements. For more information, contact Anne Laverdier, FleishmanHillard, anne.leverdier@fleishman.com.

 

The Jacksons to Perform at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino's Rock Tellz & CockTails

RockTellz & CockTails is proud to welcome legendary musical group and Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Jacksons to Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the famed Las Vegas Strip as the critically-acclaimed series' next legacy artist. The Jacksons, including Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon, will perform 40 shows, beginning Feb. 20, inside the PH Showroom. For more information, contact Laura Herlovich, PR Plus, laura@prpluslv.com.

 

WestJet Exceeds 1 Million Las Vegas Passengers in 2013 and Expands Service

Already the largest supplier of international air passengers to Las Vegas, Canadian airline  WestJet commemorated news of its record-setting 1 million passenger count at McCarran International Airport in 2013 by announcing plans to increase nonstop service into the entertainment capital with 18 additional weekly flights starting this summer. Beginning in June, the carrier will boost its Las Vegas offerings in multiple cities to a total of 76 weekly, non-stop flights. For more information, contact Christine Crews, McCarran International Airport, christinec@mccarran.com.

 

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas to Open March 2014

The Las Vegas entertainment experience and music scene will once again be redefined as
Brooklyn Bowl opens its doors March 2014 at The LINQ, Caesars Entertainment's open air district in the center of the world famous Las Vegas Strip. Following in the footsteps of the original Brooklyn location and their recently opened outpost at the O2 in London, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas will feature live concerts, 32 lanes of bowling and food by celebrated restaurateurs, Blue Ribbon. With three levels spanning over 80,000 square feet, it will be one of the largest music venues in America, and will offer programming throughout the day and late into the night. For more information, contact Langdon Flynn Communications, brooklynbowl@langdonflynn.com.

 

Sky Villa Suites Unveiled at The New Tropicana

The New Tropicana resort in Las Vegas has unveiled the Sky Villa Suites, which offer an entirely new level of luxury accommodations for guests. Located on the 20th floor of the Paradise tower, the suites offer breathtaking views of the Las Vegas Strip with floor-to-ceiling windows in an elegant and glamorous atmosphere. The Sky Villa Suites are a key part of the resort's approximate $200 million transformation that has touched every corner of the property, including all 1,467 guestrooms, the casino floor and restaurants, and the Tropicana Theater. For more information, contact Rebecca Smith, Kirvin Doak Communications, rsmith@kirvindoak.com.

 

Border Grill to Open Second Location at Forum Shops at Caesars Palace

Border Grill Chef/Owners Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, of Bravo's "Top Chef Masters" and Food Network's "Too Hot Tamales," will soon be offering their critically acclaimed, modern Mexican cuisine in a visually stunning new restaurant. Slated to open summer 2014, this highly-anticipated location within the first level of The Forum Shops at Caesars will be Las Vegas' second Border Grill location and the seventh in the United States. For more information, contact Langdon Flynn Communications, bordergrillpr@langdonflynn.com.