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JANUARY 2014

January 1, 2014

O'Shea's Casino Returns to the Las Vegas Strip

O'Sheas Casino, a Las Vegas Strip classic, re-opened its doors recently at the new location inside The Quad Resort & Casino. After a 23-year reign on the Las Vegas Strip, the original O'Sheas closed in the spring of 2012 to make room for The LINQ, Caesars Entertainment's $550 million outdoor retail, dining and entertainment district. The reimagined space features elements of the original Strip-side casino where guests will once again be able to enjoy blackjack, beer pong and live entertainment in a welcoming and fun environment. For more information, contact Nick Tillinghast, Caesars Entertainment, ntillinghast@caesars.com.

 

CRISS ANGEL MAGICjam - World's Greatest Magic!ans to Debut at Luxor

Criss Angel, headliner of the best-selling magic show in Vegas - CRISS ANGEL BeLIEve, at Luxor will debut a new, limited-engagement show, CRISS ANGEL MAGICjam, to occupy the CRISS ANGEL BeLIEve theater for the months of Feb. and March 2014. Angel will invite the World's Greatest Magic!ans and specialty acts to be a part of his newest production, MAGICjam. MAGICjam, will present an anthology of the greatest acts and will spotlight select cast members from Angel's current hit SPIKE TV show, also titled "Criss Angel BeLIEve," including top female magician Krystyn Lambert, comedian-illusionist Nathan Burton and Banachek, the world's premier mentalist. The lineup will also include grand master manipulators Jason Byrne and Tony Clarke, the hilarious Russ Merlin, and the world's best close-up artist Armando Vera. For more information, contact Stephanie Capellas, Cirque du Soleil, Stephanie.capellas@cirquedusoleil.com.

 

Container Park Opens in Downtown Las Vegas

Downtown Las Vegas recently welcomed the newest addition with the opening of Container Park at Fremont and Seventh Street. This family-friendly venue combines two worlds:  the variety of locally owned boutiques, galleries, eateries and bars amid the open air setting of a park. Opening tenants include  BIN 702, Big Ern's Barbeque, Pork n Beans, Pinches Tacos, The Boozery, Bolt Barbers, art galleries, fashion boutiques and a variety of specialty food and beverage spots. Local museums will send actors to the park to interact with people, while fashion shows, wine walks and other special events are planned to fill the Container Park calendar. For more information, contact Kim Schaefer, Downtown Project, kim@downtownproject.com.

 

Jayde Fusion Asian Restaurant Opens at M Resort Spa Casino

Jayde Fuzion, a fresh, social, contemporary Asian restaurant is now open at the four-star awarded M Resort Spa Casino. Led by Seonkyoung (Sun-Key-Young) Longest, the winner of Food Network's Restaurant Express, Jayde Fuzion presents Longest ‘s concept of freshly prepared Japanese, Chinese and Korean small plates made with her signature Mississippi flair. Delivering a personal and creative take on Asian cuisine, the menu brings guests on a culinary journey through China, Japan and Korea with selections of dim sum, tempura, noodle dishes, fusion specialties and sushi, sashimi and nigiri items. For more information, contact Rina Foster, M Resort Casino Spa, rfoster@themresort.com.

 

Cannery Casino & Hotel Welcomes Galaxy Luxury+ Movie Theater

A full Luxury+ branded theater inside Cannery Casino & Hotel in North Las Vegas is now open. The newly named Galaxy Cannery Luxury+ Theatre has amenities including, cushioned leatherette reclining seats with powered footrests, extra wide rows, reserved seating, stadium seating, a Digital Fusion Experience (DFX) auditorium and Dolby Atmos sound, as well as a signature gourmet sausage bar to pair with the selections of beer and wine on tap. For more information, contact Rachel Diehl, Preferred Public Relations, Rachel@preferredpublicrelations.com.

 

Grand Bazaar Shops to Transform Bally's Las Vegas

Scheduled to open in fall 2014 at the entrance to Bally's Las Vegas, Grand Bazaar Shops is an
outdoor shopping mecca that resonates with the destination's reputation for exciting, immersive experiences.  Designed as a "21st century bazaar," Grand Bazaar Shops is located directly on the Vegas Strip at Flamingo Road, inviting visitors to explore 150+ shops on more than two acres, and discover its many rare and wonderful treasures.  Along with a breadth of food, dining and bar venues, Grand Bazaar Shops blends the old and the new like a fine spice mix: paying homage to the world's greatest open-air markets while creating new modern attractions. For more information, contact Celena Haas-Stacey, Caesars Entertainment, chaas@caesars.com.

 

Las Vegas Convention Center Now Offers Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) recently unveiled four electronic vehicle charging stations to serve visitors and convention delegates at the Las Vegas Convention Center, that nation's third largest convention center. The stations were made possible through a $50,000 grant made earlier this year by the Consumer Electronics Association, (CEA), owner and producer of the International CES, the world's largest annual innovation event.  As part of International CES, which is held every January at the Las Vegas Convention Center, CEA provides funding to local organizations to advance clean energy and sustainable living. For more information, contact Heidi Hayes, LVCVA, hhayes@lvcva.com.

 

Hash House A Go Go To Open Inside Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino

Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino has announced that Hash House A Go Go, will open in the first quarter of 2014. Hash House A Go Go is famous for its creative menu offerings, over-sized portions, unique presentations and a tradition of using only the freshest ingredients. Hash House A Go Go will serve breakfast and brunch daily from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact Taylor Shields, Caesars Entertainment, tshields@caesars.com.

 

M Resort Casino Spa Introduces New M-Experience Rooms

Guests of the M Resort Spa Casino can now enjoy the benefits of a luxurious spa experience with the introduction of the resort's new M Experience Rooms. With 14 added amenities and services in each room, the new M Experience Rooms are designed to deliver optimum rest and relaxation. Each M Experience Room includes features like aromatherapy and mood lighting to help improve sleep, while the advanced water system infuses Vitamin C into the shower water to neutralize chlorine to promote healthy hair and skin. For more information, contact Rina Foster, M Resort, rfoster@themresort.com.

 

South Point Arena and Equestrian Center Reveals Multi-Million Dollar Arena Expansion

As the premier equestrian arena in the country, the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center
announced a 100,000 square-foot expansion, to be completed in the summer of 2014. The expansion will be a partnership with Priefert Manufacturing. The Priefert Pavilion will feature two new climate-controlled arena venues. With more than 30 weeks of equestrian events scheduled each year, the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center is home to some of the world's largest and most unique equestrian events. The facility currently features more than 1,200 climate-controlled stalls, an indoor practice arena and the 4,600-seat main show arena. For more information, contact Jaclyn Dadas, Kirvin Doak Communications, jdadas@kirvindoak.com

 

Caesars Entertainment Partners with Live Nation Entertainment

As the transformation of the 7,000-seat theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is completed, Caesars Growth Partners, a joint venture between Caesars Entertainment and Caesars Acquisition Company, revealed a partnership with one of the world's leading promoter of live entertainment, Live Nation Entertainment. The newly-renovated theater features innovative amenities and a new name - The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The partnership forged with Caesars at The AXIS marks Live Nation's first significant alliance with a venue of this size in Las Vegas. The pairing will provide Caesars access to Live Nation's vast artist network, while Live Nation will expand its footprint in the Las Vegas market. In the exclusive, long-term deal, Live Nation will bring a dedicated team to work closely with Caesars in securing an impressive set of resident headliners and top touring acts. The partnership is inclusive of the venue's first artist-in-residence, Britney Spears, who launched her show "Britney: Piece of Me" on Dec. 27. For more information, contact Kelly Frey, Caesars Entertainment, kfrey@caesars.com.

 

MGM Resorts Introduces Smart Plate Menus
MGM Resorts International is reinforcing the company's commitment to healthy living with the addition of Smart Plate, a new program providing guests and visitors delicious and healthy menu items at 700 calories or less per dish. The exclusive calorie-conscious items are available on select in-room dining menus and at participating cafes. Smart Plate selections, designated on menus with a specialized logo, will be updated frequently, offering guests new choices throughout the year. For more information, contact Ashley Farkas, MGM Resorts International, afarkas@mgmresorts.com.

 

The Adventuredome at Circus Circus to Welcome El Loco Roller Coaster

Las Vegas' newest roller coaster, only the second of its kind in the U.S., will offer screams and thrills at The Adventuredome at Circus Circus Las Vegas, beginning in late January 2014. The open-carriage cars, each accommodating only four passengers, are smaller than average, allowing the vehicle to make tighter, faster turns. The coaster's unusual turns that tilt outward, combined with the open cars, create an exhilarating sensation. Accompanied by a customized soundtrack, El Loco's unique elements will provide guests with a 72-second, adrenaline-pumping
adventure, including a 90-foot ascent followed by a greater-than-straight-down diving drop producing a negative 1.5 "vertical G," a 45-degree outwardly banked curve and a 180-degree turn that races over the edge into a barrel roll. For more information, contact Krista Gilbertson, MGM Resorts International, kgilbertson@mgmresorts.com.

 

SLS Las Vegas Announces Cleo as the latest Culinary Addition

SLS Las Vegas, a lifestyle-driven, mixed-use resort and casino featuring sbe's award-winning hospitality brands, has announced that Cleo will join the property's mix of popular culinary offerings. Made famous in Hollywood following its debut at The Redbury Hotel in 2010, Cleo will showcase Chef Danny Elmaleh's acclaimed contemporary Mediterranean cuisine alongside The Bazaar by José Andrés, Katsuya, Umami Burger, 800 Degrees, The Griddle Café and other brands yet to be announced. For more information, contact Robbie McKay, sbe, robbiem@sbe.com.

 

Taylor Hicks to Continue Residency at Paris Las Vegas

"American Idol" winner Taylor Hicks is kicking off the New Year with additional dates of his popular Las Vegas show at Napoleon's at Paris Las Vegas from Monday, Jan. 27 through Friday, Feb. 28. Taylor Hicks is the first "American Idol" winner to secure a long-term residency in Las Vegas and is quickly becoming one of the most popular acts in the city. One of the most beloved "American Idol" winners of all-time, his residency serves as a homecoming of sorts, as Las Vegas is where Hicks' journey to fame began. For more information, contact Kelly Frey, Caesars
Entertainment, kfrey@caesars.com.

 

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Opens The Chelsea

The Chelsea, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas' new 40,000-square foot performance and event space, debuted over New Year's Eve with a performance by Grammy Award-winning recording artist Bruno Mars, bringing a more intimate and memorable guest experience to entertainment and meetings in Las Vegas. For more information, contact Alyssa Anderson, TheCosmopolitan of Las Vegas, pr@cosmopolitanlasvegas.com.