Bellagio Introduces Three New Songs to the Fountains at Bellagio
For the first time in six years, the Fountains at Bellagio will perform new numbers. Beginning this month, "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" by The Beatles, "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson and "In the Mood" by Glenn Miller will be inserted into the rotation. For more information, please contact Sara Gorgon, MGM Resorts International, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Octavius Tower at Caesars Palace to Open Jan. 2
Octavius Tower, the sixth hotel tower at Caesars Palace is scheduled to open Jan. 2, 2012, adding 668 rooms to the property. Guests staying in the Octavius tower will have a private entrance, separate hotel lobby, direct access to the Garden of the Gods pool oasis and an innovative in-room MediaHub. For more information, contact Leslie Thuet, Caesars Entertainment, LThuet@Caesars.com.
Fremont Street Experience to Celebrate Chinese New Year
Fremont Street Experience, CHD, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and Golden Catalyst are bringing the first-ever Chinese New Year celebration to Downtown Las Vegas. Chinese New Year - Dragon in the Desert will celebrate the Year of the Dragon from Jan. 24 - 28 with a five-day festival featuring many of the traditional and symbolic elements needed to wish good fortune to all. Opening ceremonies will take place Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. Those in attendance will welcome the New Year with a live authentic dragon dance that includes virtual firecrackers on Viva Vision, an eye painting ceremony and a parade of performers dressed in elaborate costumes. For more information, contact Mindy Eras, Preferred Public Relations, email@example.com.
New Nightlife Venues Open on the Strip
New Year's Eve marked the opening of three new nightlife venues on the Las Vegas Strip: RPM Nightclub at Tropicana, Hyde Lounge at Bellagio and 1OAK at Mirage. For more information, please contact Jennifer Polito firstname.lastname@example.org, Natalie Mounier (702) 737-3100 and David Gonzalez email@example.com.
Old Homestead Steakhouse at Caesars Palace Now Open
Old Homestead Steakhouse, one of New York City's most historic restaurants, recently opened its first location on the west coast at Caesars Palace. With more than 6,000 square feet, the new restaurant features a total of 250 seats with a full dining room, private dining room, lounge and bar. Guests will be introduced to several signature dishes from the classic New York City menu including the popular colossal crab cake, 32-ounce Gotham rib-eye steak and the Old Homestead New York-style cheesecake. Additionally, new menu items will be created exclusive to the Las Vegas location. For more information contact Brandy Bell, Caesars Entertainment, bbell3@Caesars.com.
Jersey Boys Moves to Paris Las Vegas
The smash-hit Jersey Boys is moving to a new home at Paris Las Vegas this spring and tickets are now available. The award-winning musical will begin performances in the Paris Théâtre on March 6, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. The production's run at The Palazzo Las Vegas concluded on January 1, 2012. For more information contact Kelly Frey, Caesars Entertainment, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buffalo Bill's Unveils Major Resort Renovations
Primm Valley Casino Resorts continues its mission of improving guests' experience with rejuvenated offerings and significant upgrades throughout Buffalo Bill's Resort and Casino. The casino resort recently unveiled renovations to rooms and dining options as well as a refreshed casino floor and additional major projects. Included in the project was a redesign of the casino layout, addition of a party pit on the gaming floor, upgrade in the Attraction Zone Arcade, new carpet, upgraded restroom facilities, new beds and an expanded retail facility. For additional information contact Alison Monaghan, Kirvin Doak Communications, email@example.com.
Aston MonteLago Village Resort Launches "Make Room for Breakfast" Package
Aston MonteLago Village Resort is set to launch its 'Make Room for Breakfast' promotion for those looking to get away. Guests can book a one night stay which includes a complimentary breakfast for two at Harry's Café starting at a special rate of $101 per night for a spacious Luna di Lusso studio. For additional information contact Alissa Kelly, PR Plus, Alissa@prpluslv.com.
Miss America Pageant at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
The 2012 Miss America Pageant promises to be a vibrant, colorful and exciting event. The final night of competition will broadcast live from Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino on Saturday, Jan. 14 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) on ABC. Celebrity judges evaluating the competition include: Mark Ballas, ABC's Dancing with the Stars; Raúl de Molina, Univision's El Gordo y La Flaca; Mike Fleiss, Executive Producer of ABC's The Bachelor; Kris Jenner, E!'s Keeping Up With The Kardashians; Teri Polo, ABC's Man Up; Chris Powell, ABC's Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition; and Lara Spencer, ABC's Good Morning America. For more information contact Kelly Frey, Caesars Entertainment, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mirage Offers Yoga Class with Dolphin Views
The Spa at The Mirage Hotel & Casino is now offering a new, one-of-a-kind class, Yoga Among the Dolphins, offered in a serene, underwater viewing area within Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. The class is offered Friday through Sunday at 8:30 a.m. The 60-minute classes are open to the public and can be customized to
accommodate all skill levels. The cost is $50 per person and includes use of a yoga mat, post-class smoothie and day pass for the fitness center, spa vanity, wet areas and lockers. For more information contact Sara Gorgon, MGM Resorts International, email@example.com.
El Cortez Celebrates 70 Years in Operation
The El Cortez recently celebrated 70 years of operation in Las Vegas, securing the title for the oldest continuously operating hotel-casino in the city. The property originally opened in 1941 and was owned by notorious mobsters Bugsy Siegel, Meyer Lansky, Gus Greenbaum and Mo Sedway. Keeping with the traditional theme, the El Cortez has
undergone a complete property renovation and had played a key role in the revitalization of downtown Las Vegas. For more information contact Matt Guidish, Kirvin Doak Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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