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MARCH 2014

March 1, 2014

El Loco Opens at The Adventuredome

Only the second of its kind in the United States, the new world-class roller coaster is now open and invites thrill seekers of all ages to experience a 72-second, adrenaline-pumping adventure complete with G drops, gravity-defying turns and over-the-edge twists. Designed by S&S Worldwide, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of vertical and family thrill rides, El Loco's soaring eye-catching structure offers a unique and exhilarating ride experience in a small footprint. Reaching a maximum speed of 45 mph, El Loco pushes the limits with unique coaster elements that drop, turn and twist riders around 1,300 feet of electric yellow track for a thrill-a-second adventure. For more information, contact Janea Laudick, Kirvin Doak Communications, jlaudick@kirvindoak.com.

 

The Cromwell Now Accepting Reservations

The Cromwell, the new Las Vegas hotel, is set to welcome its first guests beginning May 21, 2014. Guests can now book reservations online. With its prime location on one of the busiest intersections of the Las Vegas Strip - one that welcomes more than 20 million passersby each year - The Cromwell Hotel and Casino will offer an exceptional luxury Las Vegas hotel experience in an intimate boutique hotel setting. For more information, contact Leslie Peterson, Caesars Entertainment, lpeterson@caesars.com

 

Drai's Beach Club Night Club to Debut Memorial Day Weekend at The Cromwell 

Having made a name for himself by reimagining Las Vegas nightlife, Victor Drai is set to  transform the day life and nightlife scene with his new rooftop pool venue. Set to open Memorial Day Weekend 2014, Drai's Beach Club Nightclub is perched 11 stories above Las Vegas Blvd. on the rooftop of the new 188 room and suite resort, The Cromwell. With Drai's Beach Club Nightclub, Drai will create a striking new venue that is unique and groundbreaking; a celebration dedicated to design and sophistication that will return the social experience back to the Las Vegas club scene. At more than 65,000 square feet, Drai's Beach Club Nightclub will welcome guests all day and all night, featuring the Strip's only rooftop pool and deck with an indoor/outdoor club, panoramic views of the entire Las Vegas Strip, the most exciting new DJs from around the globe and an unparalleled guest experience. For more information, contact Michelle Loosbrock, Jeff Wagner Agency, michelle@jeffwagneragency.com.

 

Guns N' Roses Announces Second Residency at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

This spring, the world's most iconic rock band Guns N' Roses marks their triumphant return to Las Vegas for a second residency, No Trickery! An Evening of Destruction, at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Mounting a second run due to overwhelming demand, the group is set to perform nine unparalleled raw and gritty rock shows May 21 through June 7. For more information, contact Lindsey Rathjen, Kirvin Doak Communications, lrathjen@kirvindoak.com.

 

Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art Presents "Painting Women"

Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art (BGFA) recently debuted its newest exhibition, "Painting Women: Works from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston." Culture-seekers and art-lovers can view the exhibit through Oct. 26, 2014. Organized in partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), the exhibition showcases 34 paintings spanning the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, revealing the story of women artists, their activism and artistic achievements. The works represent the increased opportunities for education, domestic independence and artistic training that allowed many women to pursue their dreams of becoming professional painters. For more information, contact Shant Apelian, MGM Resorts International, sapelian01@mgmresorts.com.

 

F.A.M.E. - Food.Art.Music.Entertainment. to open at The Linq

F.A.M.E. - Food.Art.Music.Entertainment. will open this March with the second phase of Caesars Entertainment's The LINQ, introducing a new concept that blends a high-energy Asian market serving authentic street fare on the main floor and a dynamic, contemporary Japanese restaurant on the upper level. The Asian market will recreate a culinary bazaar, combining the great street foods of Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Korea, China and Malaysia on a menu serving dim sum, stir-fry, ramen, barbecue, crepe and more. Ping Kwan Lam, whose specialty is Chinese-style tapas, will be the featured chef on the main floor. For more information, contact Jennie Hendricks, Wicked Creative, jennie.hendricks@wickedcreative.com

 

Double Barrel Roadhouse to Open at Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo Resort and Casino and sbe announced the March 7opening of Double Barrel Roadhouse.  The highly anticipated debut of Double Barrel will mark the first authentic roadhouse experience on The Strip and will be the first outlet to open within the dynamic new plaza experience being created on Las Vegas Blvd. at the front of Monte Carlo. With a spirit that's both untamed and inviting, Double Barrel will showcase high-energy live music and entertainment, an array of craft cocktails and beers and a Southern-inspired menu in a 12,000 square foot, indoor-outdoor space envisioned by award-winning designer Mark Zeff. For more information, contact Robbie Mckay, sbe, robbiem@sbe.com

 

Reimagined and Modernized Jubilee to Reopen at Bally's

Jubilee, the longest-running and most iconic show on the famed Las Vegas Strip, will reopen at Bally's Las Vegas on Monday, March 17 after undergoing a major transformation. Donn Arden's Jubilee first opened on July 30, 1981 and quickly became a staple in Las Vegas entertainment. To this day the unparalleled grand spectacle remains to be the last show of its kind, featuring the Strip's only remaining authentic showgirls. While the best of the show's main elements will be preserved as a nod to the original production, the choreography, staging and music will be refreshed for today's audience. For more information, contact Jennifer Jo, Caesars Entertainment, jjo@caesars.com.

 

Bellagio Buffet Introduces Chef's Table

With the introduction of the first Chef's Table within a buffet, Bellagio once again raises the bar in buffet dining. This unique V.I.P. table experience includes a skilled chef team that pampers guests from beginning to end, preparing the finest culinary dishes tableside. Upon arrival to Bellagio Buffet, guests will bypass the main line and go to the front entrance of the restaurant where they are greeted and escorted to the Chef's Table. Bellagio Buffet chefs welcome the group as they are seated and describe the assorted seasonal fruits, varieties of fresh house-baked breads and selections of canapés displayed on the luxurious table. For more information, contact Ashley Farkas, MGM Resorts International, afarkas@mgmresorts.com.      

 

"O" by Cirque du Soleil Unveils New VIP Suites

Combining the grandeur of the Bellagio with the master creativity of "O," the seven exclusive box suites offer a unique opera-house style and feel. With the suites, guests have a choice of a bottle of champagne or wine, chocolate truffles and a private cocktail server with a full range of ordering options from the show's concessions, including popcorn, premium cocktails, chocolate-covered strawberries and more. Formerly part of the lower balcony Loggia level, the new suites are complete with premium views of the stage overlooking the theater and are comprised of four plush seats each alongside a dedicated speaker system, crystal light fixtures, a private door for entry and soundproof drapery that separates the seven suites for privacy and can also be drawn back to accommodate parties larger than four. For more information, contact Stephanie Capellas, Cirque du Soleil, Stephanie.capellas@cirquedusoleil.com.

 

Hash House A Go Go Opens at The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino

One of the city's favorite dining establishments, Hash House A Go Go, is proud to open the doors of its newest location inside the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, the Rio location of Hash House A Go Go offers the same over-the-top, unique and mouth- watering menu as its sister locations. The menu features items such as the popular house hashes and scrambles, flapjacks and waffles, homemade biscuits and jam, farm fresh sandwiches, the famous one-pound stuffed burger, signature Bloody Mary's and Kiwi watermelon Lemonade, in addition to a full service bar. For more information, contact Chelsea Ryder, Caesars Entertainment, cryder@caesars.com.

 

Blvd. Cocktail Company to Open at The Linq

BLVD. Cocktail Company will open on a high note at Las Vegas' dynamic new shopping, dining and entertainment district, The LINQ, early this spring. The classic 2,400-square-foot cocktail bar will serve-up flavorful cocktails and modern art, as well as showcase performances from artists around the world on a Steinway & Sons Baby Grand piano. For more information, contact Jessica Murray, Wicked Creative, Jessica.murray@wickedcreative.com

 

Men The Experience to Debut at Riviera Hotel & Casino

Riviera Hotel & Casino and Red Mercury Entertainment are proud to announce the addition of Men The Experience, Las Vegas' hottest new male revue, to the historic property's entertainment lineup. Starring some of Las Vegas' most seductive men and featuring high-energy choreography and a breathtaking, multimedia set, Men The Experience premieres at the Crazy Girls Theatre inside Riviera Hotel & Casino, Monday, March 31. For more information, contact Jeff Klein, PR Plus, jeff@prpluslv.com.

 

Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar Opens at The Linq

Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar recently celebrated its grand opening at Caesars Entertainment's brand new retail, dining and entertainment development, The LINQ. Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar, which spans two levels and 14,000-square-feet, is open from 11 a.m. to late daily. The high-energy restaurant introduces a new concept in Mexican dining, combining a DJ, mechanical bull, tequila and cocktail selection and a blend of authentic and innovative Mexican fare by Executive Chef Ernesto Zendejas. For more information, contact Jamie Hatcher, Wicked Creative, Jamie.hatcher@wickedcreative.com.

 

Olivia Newton-John's "Summer Nights" to Heat up Flamingo Las Vegas

Get ready for some summer lovin' and "have a blast" as Olivia Newton-John makes her way to Flamingo Las Vegas with her "Summer Nights" residency. Opening inside the Donny & Marie Showroom on Tuesday, April 8, the beloved internationally-renowned singer-actress will take audiences on a musical journey through her life in film and music. The production, featuring an eight-piece band, will take fans on a journey through the celebrated singer, actress, songwriter and philanthropist's life and career. With more than 100 million albums sold, Olivia's successes include four Grammys, numerous Country Music, American Music, Billboard and People's Choice
Awards, an Emmy Award, ten #1 hits and more than 15 top 10 singles. For more information, contact Kelly Frey, Caesars Entertainment, kfrey@caesars.com.

 

Pin-Up Pizza Now Open at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Serving up the largest slice on the Strip (15"), Pin-Up Pizza, now open at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, provides an unforgettable experience with drinks, pinup models and of course, lots of pizza. The New York style pizza eatery is located along Las Vegas Blvd. next to Pink's Hot Dogs with an entrance from the street as well as inside of the casino, and is perfect for grab-and-go, or with its outdoor patio, to take in the striking view. For more information, contact Chelsea Ryder, Caesars Entertainment, cryder@caesars.com.

 

TAP American Sports Bar Opens at MGM Grand 

TAP, a high-energy restaurant and sports bar where guests will enjoy the latest sporting events while surrounded by sports history recently opened at MGM Grand. Every seat in the 220-seat restaurant offers a prime view of the biggest games broadcast live on TAP's 60 HD flat-screen televisions. The menu features American sports bar favorites such as two-fisted sandwiches and specialty sliders as well as the option for guests to create a personalized burger. Meal choices can be complemented with a cold beer from TAP's extensive selection of bottles and draughts including local and seasonal craft brews. For more information, contact Heather Yuille, MGM Resorts International, hyuille@mgmresorts.com.

 

Las Vegas Restaurant Week Returns

Three Square Food Bank invites the public to explore many of our city's top dining establishments during Las Vegas Restaurant Week, March 7-14 - marking the 10th occasion of the popular culinary fundraising event. Since its inception in 2007, Las Vegas Restaurant Week has raised more than $786,000 for Three Square, helping to provide more than 2.3 million meals to those in need in Southern Nevada. This year marks the third annual Spring Las Vegas Restaurant Week and the eighth annual Fall Las Vegas Restaurant Week, each featuring a variety of fine dining offerings at prix fixe prices across the valley. Proceeds from Restaurant Week benefit Three Square, Southern Nevada's only food bank. For more information, contact Cherryl Kaopua, Three Square Food Bank, ckaopua@threesquare.org.

 

Orleans Arena Home to WCC and WAC Basketball Conference Championship Tournaments

The Orleans Arena will be the center of attention for NCAA basketball fans beginning Mar. 6 with the West Coast Conference Championships. The Western Athletic Conference Championship will also take place at the Orleans Arena and is scheduled for Mar. 12-15. For more information, contact David Strow, Boyd Gaming, davidstrow@boydgaming.com.

 

Mountain West Basketball Conference Championship at Thomas & Mack Center

The Thomas & Mack Center on UNLV's campus will once again be the home for both the Men's and Women's Mountain West Basketball Conference Championship Tournaments. The action will run Mar. 10-15. For more information, contact Javan Hedlund, Mountain West Conference, jhedlund@themwc.com

 

PAC 12 Men's Basketball Tournament Comes to Las Vegas 

MGM Grand Garden Arena will host the PAC 12 conference championships for the second year in a row Mar. 12-16. For more information, visit www.pac-12.com

 

NASCAR Rolls into Las Vegas

NASCAR Weekend at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway is set to kick off on Mar. 5 at 6 p.m. with the popular NASCAR Hauler Parade down the Las Vegas Strip. Friday welcomes Stratosphere Pole Day. The Boyd Gaming 300 is set to drop the green flag at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt Tools 400 is scheduled to start at noon on Sunday, Mar. 9. For more information, contact Jeff Motley, jmotley@lvms.com.

 

Las Vegas Welcomes Big League Weekend: Chicago Cubs vs. New York Mets

The Chicago Cubs will make their tenth straight appearance in Las Vegas for two games against the New York Mets on Saturday and Sunday, March 15 and 16 at Cashman Field. The two games will feature split-squads. For more information, contact Jim Gemma, Las Vegas 51's, lv51sgemma@aol.com.

 

The Mint 400 Off-Road Race Returns to Las Vegas 

The biggest off-road race in the world is returning to Las Vegas March 12-15. The Mint 400 is four days of off-road excitement, including a vehicle parade, the pit crew challenge, the official Mint 400 Party, the Miss Mint 400 crowning and a full day of intense off-road racing. Started in 1967, The Mint is steeped in American lore as thousands of racers in addition to celebrities from around the world have attempted to tame the brutal Nevada desert. Contingency or tech inspection takes place each year on Fremont Street in front of the casinos in historic, downtown Las Vegas. Contingency gives the fans a chance to see the race vehicles up close and personal, as well as check out a variety of off-road related products, including merchandise from their favorite teams. For more information, visit http://themint400.com/