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November 7, 2011

Rumor Boutique Hotel Celebrates 1st Anniversary
Rumor Boutique Hotel is turning one, and it has successfully and creatively brought the concept of boutique chic to Las Vegas. With 150-suites, Rumor is a two-story, cozy and chic hotel with a Las Vegas-meets-Palm Springs feel and a Los Angeles vibe. Rumor is home to the popular Yappy Hour dog-friendly events. Located where Paradise meets Harmon, Rumor is directly across the street from the famed Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. For more information, please contact Michelle Loosbrock, Wagner/Junker Agency, at michelle@wjagency.com.

R Steak & Seafood Revitalizes Fine Dining at Riviera Hotel & Casino
The Riviera Hotel & Casino proudly announces the opening of R Steak & Seafood.The new fine dining restaurant features modern décor and a wide variety of meat and fish options. The $450K renovation to the previous restaurant space provides an affordable elegance that is perfect for intimate dates or group dinners. R Steak & Seafood is open daily from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. For more information, please contact Stephen Miller, Preferred Public Relations, at stephen@preferredpublicrelations.com.

MGM Grand Room and Suite Remodeling to Begin Late November
The MGM Grand has revealed designs for new rooms and suites for its upcoming remodeling project. The $160 million remodel includes all 3,570 guest rooms and 642 suites in the hotel's main tower. The newly remodeled rooms and suites will incorporate environmentally responsible elements including LED lighting; improved thermostats and solar shades to better manage temperature and guest comfort. Remodeling is expected to conclude by September 2012. For more information, please contact Stacy Hamilton, MGM Resorts, at shamilton@mgmresorts.com.

Boulder Station Completes Hotel Remodel
The 300 guest rooms and suites at the AAA Three Diamond Rated Boulder Station now sport a contemporary boutique feel resulting from a top-to-bottom interior remodel. In addition to the new interior concepts, room amenities include 40-inch plasma televisions, beds with pillow top mattresses and triple sheeting, computer desks and high-speed Wi-Fi, room service and built-in custom closets. Boulder Station is located just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip off Boulder Highway and offers room rates that begin at only $29. For more information, please contact Jay Alpert, Station Casinos, at Jay.Alpert@StationCasinos.com.

Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas Resorts Introduce Exclusive All Night Pass
The new All Night Pass grants exclusive access to seven nightclub venues for one set price and allows guests to skip the general admission line and gain instant access to seven of its nightlife experiences. The All Night Pass is valid for unlimited entry into participating nightclubs for one night, from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. the following day. Participating nightclubs include PURE Nightclub (Caesars Palace), Chateau Nightclub (Paris), Gallery Nightclub (Planet Hollywood), the Pussycat Dolls Burlesque Saloon (Planet Hollywood), VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub (Rio), Crown Nightclub (Rio) and Carnaval Court (Harrah's). For more information, please contact Melanie Shafer, Caesars Entertainment, at Mshafer1@caesars.com .

Recycled Percussion Returns to Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
Fresh off their cross-country tour, Recycled Percussion returns to Tropicana Las Vegas. The band was introduced in living rooms across the country on the hit television show "America's Got Talent" on NBC. Continuing the Recycled Percussion philosophy to have audiences "come play" with them, show goers at the Tropicana Theater immediately become a part of the performance as they are handed an instrument and a drumstick upon entering, allowing them to become the 5th member of the band. Shows resume November 1st and will be at 7:00 p.m. nightly, dark on Wednesdays. For more information, please contact Chelsea Ryder, Langdon Flynn Communications, at chelsea@langdonflynn.com.

Mandalay Bay to Host 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards
The 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY(r) Awards will heat up Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, as today's hottest Latin artists take center stage. This marks the fourth time Las Vegas will host the international showcase of Latin music. As part of a multiyear partnership with The Latin Recording Academy(r),
Univision, The Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Las Vegas will be home to next year's awards in 2010. For more information, please visit www.latingrammy.com.

The Venetian and Palazzo Celebrate Winter in Venice with Outdoor Skating Rink and Nightly Holiday Spectacular
The Venetian and The Palazzo are celebrating Winter in Venice by bringing 49 days of holiday festivities throughout both resorts from Nov. 21 to Jan. 8. The outdoor skating rink is located in the front of the Venetian and is open daily from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Made of recyclable polymer, the synthetic ice rink requires no refrigeration or electricity. The
Venetian's Doge's Palace will host a stunning light show and holiday performance nightly for the Winter in Venice "Nightly Holiday Spectacular." The Spectacular will include the lighting of an awe inspiring 65-foot LED holiday tree and festive holiday music. For more information, please contact Chelsea Ryder, Langdon Flynn Communications, at chelsea@langdonflynn.com

Second Annual CIRQUE WEEK Uncovers Exciting World of Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas
Cirque du Soleil presents the second annual CIRQUE WEEK, offering fans the experience of a lifetime with access to a 10-day series of exclusive events. Scheduled for December 1-10, unique offerings and activities include technology demonstrations, behind-the-scenes dress rehearsals, Q & A with coaches and show technicians, a celebrity meet & greet and much more. In addition to the variety of ticket packages and an all-access pass to the private events, attendees will receive an exclusive CIRQUE WEEK commemorative gift. For more information, please contact Michelle Wilmoth, Kirvin Doak Communications, at mwilmoth@kirvindoak.com.

Aviation Nation Returns
Aviation Nation returns Nov. 12-13 to celebrate the work of America's military and its achievements on land, at sea and in air, space and cyberspace. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will headline the two-day event which will also feature several military air demonstrations teams and some of the nation's top civilian air performers. Aviation Nation will showcase 100 aircrafts covering everything from the earliest days of aviation to some of the nation's newest military aircrafts. For more information, please visit http://www.nellis.af.mil/aviationnation/.

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