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October 13, 2011

Caesars Palace Opens Octavius Tower
The hotel's sixth tower marks completion of $860 million expansion of Caesars Palace. The Octavius Tower is a 668-room hotel tower and includes 60 suites and six luxury villas. The tower will offer a unique luxurious resort experience with a private entrance, separate hotel lobby and direct access to the Garden of the Gods pool oasis and gardens. For more information, contact Leslie Thuet, Caesars Entertainment, at lthuet@caesars.com.

ABSINTHE Will Make a Triumphant Return to Caesars Palace
Due to popular demand, Caesars Palace has announced that Las Vegas' "Best New Show" will return to the Roman Plaza. Performances will resume on October 21 and guests will find a new ABSINTHE venue suitable for all seasons which will integrate the old-world charm, theater-in-the-round presentation and intimate nature that audiences have embraced. ABSINTHE will perform Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. and Wednesday and Sunday at 8:00 p.m., with no show on Monday. Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, September 28 at 10:00 a.m. For more information, please contact Kelly Frey, Caesars Entertainment, at kfrey@lvrio.harrahs.com.

Central Michel Richard Opens at Caesars Palace
Central Michel Richard is now open at Caesars Palace. This marks the first time a James Beard award-winning chef is helming a 24-hour dining experience. Chef Michel Richard has been integral in the creation of this new restaurant concept that showcases his signature American cuisine with a French accent. Crafted to be not only delicious, but also-in Richard's own words "unpretentious and fun,"-breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night menus will feature all the dishes he known for at Central in Washington, D.C., plus a substantial number of new dishes created especially for the Caesars Palace location. Located in the heart of the world-renowned Caesars Palace's bustling main lobby, the restaurant seats 220 inside, 80 outside and another 75 at the bar. For more information, please contact Marina Nicola, Vox Solid Communications, at mnicola@wearevoxsolid.com.

The Lady Silvia Opens at SOHO Lofts
The Lady Silvia, the newest urban lounge in downtown's arts district, owned and operated by partners Sam Cherry, Grant Garcia and Mike Goldstein, announces it is officially open for business. Located inside the SOHO Lofts at Las Vegas Blvd and Hoover, the Lady Silvia features fine crafted cocktails, has an extensive wine menu, five gaming machines and will also feature sporting events on their big screen TVs. For more information, please contact Eryn Sebelius, Faiss Foley Warren Public Relations, at eryn@ffwpr.com.

Fremont Street Experience Hosts Third Annual "OktoberFrightFest"
Fremont Street Experience announces the ultimate Oktoberfest and Halloween combined street party with its second annual "OktoberFrightFest," a month-long festival thru Oct. 31. Fremont Street Experience will transform itself into the ultimate adult playground with Oktoberfest and Halloween festivities, including Viva Vision light and sound shows themed to "Time Warp" and "Monster Mash," outdoor bars featuring beer and drink specials, the Second Annual Fall Beer Festival at Golden Nugget and three free Halloween-themed stage shows. For more information, please contact Rachel Diehl, Preferred Public Relations, at rachel@preferredpublicrelations.com.

Second Annual Fall Beer Festival at the Golden Nugget
Fremont Street Experience member property Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino will host their annual Fall Beer Festival during a two-day event on Oct. 14 & 15. This two-day festival brings together consumers, craft beer vendors, live music, great food and hundreds of beers in two very different events. The first event kicks off Friday, Oct. 14 from 7-10 p.m. in The Grand events enter. Guests will sample over 120 craft beer selections and enjoy chef-inspired appetizers while listening to live music. On Saturday, Oct. 15 from 3-9 p.m., The Tank, Golden Nugget's award-winning pool and shark aquarium will host an Oktoberfest Pool Party. Admission is free and beer enthusiasts can enjoy 200 different international and domestic beers available for purchase while listening to an authentic German Oktoberfest band. For more information, please contact Tiffany Hauck, Golden Nugget, at thauck@GoldenNugget.com.

Captivating Colors of Autumn Abound at Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Attracting more than 22,000 visitors daily, Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens unveils an impressive autumn display featuring a picturesque harvest tableau to celebrate the sights and colors of the crisp season. A 20-foot-tall cornucopia constructed of tightly woven willow branches, lies in the north garden and overflows with pumpkins, gourds and exotic fruit. A 15-foot-tall scarecrow stands guard over an enormous flowering pumpkin, made from 2,000 orange carnations and seven large half-shucked corn shapes, each made of 60 pieces of native Indian corn. Rounding out this seasonal transformation is a towering 35-foot-tall cider mill powered by a gentle stream and surrounded by a bed of massive pumpkins, ranging in size from 300 to 1,000 pounds. Guests strolling through the Conservatory are invited to visit with Bellagio horticulturists designated as "Mr. and Mrs. Green Thumb" from 10:30 a.m. to noon daily to receive fall gardening tips along with additional information about the exhibit. On view through November 27, the autumn display within Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is complimentary to the public and open seven days a week, 24 hours a day. For more information, please contact Shant Apelian, MGM Resorts International, at sapelian01@mgmresorts.com.

Fright Dome at Circus Circus Creates Ultimate Haunted Attraction
Beginning Saturday, Oct. 1 Fright Dome takes over The Adventuredome at Circus Circus and will partner with Compass Films International to theme two of its five haunted houses after the legendary horror film HALLOWEEN. Fright Dome's HALLOWEEN themed houses will bring together popular scenes from the iconic horror movie. Dark and fog-filled, Fright Dome creates a chilling atmosphere with roaming characters, high-powered strobes, multi-colored lasers and five acres of fright made up of all new extreme scare zones, rides, attractions and live shows. Fright Dome is open from 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 1-31 on select nights. For more information, please contact Mandi McCary, McCary Media Group, at mandi@mmgnv.com.

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas Hosts Third Annual "After Dark"
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas will host its third annual "After Dark" Oct. 21-23 and Oct. 28-31 from 9 p.m. to midnight. Daring visitors are invited to investigate paranormal activity lurking in the attraction's corridors for the interactive, dark and haunted experience that takes over the celebrity wax museum. Hearts will race and blood will curl as visitors see, hear and feel the mysteries and supernatural activity surrounding Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, which was recently featured on Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures. Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin from the Ghost Adventures Crew will participate in a meet and greet with fans on Sunday, Oct. 30 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Brad Seidel, Kirvin Doak Communications, at bseidel@kirvindoak.com.

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