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SEPTEMBER 2012

September 1, 2012

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Bring Soul2Soul to The Venetian Las Vegas

The Venetian Las Vegas announced Tim McGraw and Faith Hill "Soul2Soul" will begin a limited engagement opening on Dec. 7 and covering 10 weekends through April 2013. "Soul2Soul" at The Venetian will mark the first time in six years that McGraw and Hill have performed together in the United States. The Venetian Theater will also be modified to accommodate this new production.  These "Soul2Soul" concerts will include many of the no. 1 hits that have made them, both in their own right, two of the most significant entertainers of our generation. For more information contact Keith Salwoski, The Venetian Las Vegas, keith.salwoski@venetian.com.

 

The Mob Museum Announces Fall "Inside Stories" Speaker Series

An undercover agent, a legendary crime-fighting lawyer, and an expert on the global evolution of organized crime comprise the highly respected experts assembled for The Mob Museum's inaugural "Inside Stories" speaker series. Known as foremost authorities in their fields, Jack Garcia, Dr. Mark Galeotti and G. Robert Blakey will provide true stories and one-of-a-kind insight into these fascinating topics on Sept. 19, Oct. 17, and Nov. 13, 2012 respectively. For more information contact Mike Doria, The Mob Museum, mdoria@themobmuseum.org.

 

Bellagio Begins Room and Suite Remodel in Resort's Spa Tower

Recognized worldwide for its stunning accommodations, Bellagio announced today that it will remodel all 928 rooms and suites in the resort's Spa Tower beginning August 19. Following Bellagio's $70 million redesign of 2,568 guest rooms in its main tower in 2011, the Spa Tower remodel will encompass 819 guest rooms and 109 suites including the prestigious Chairman and Presidential suites. The $40 million project is expected to be completed by December 2012. For more information contact Stacy Hamilton, MGM Resorts International, shamilton@mgmresorts.com.

 

Guns N' Roses Takes Announces First-Ever Residency at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Iconic rock band, Guns N' Roses, will begin their first-ever residency Appetite for Democracy at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino this fall. The band will play 12 shows starting Wednesday, October 31 through Saturday, November 24. Each night, the band will perform an electrifying show featuring a set list created exclusively for The Joint. Appetite for Democracy will span the band's biggest hits from their debut album Appetite for Destruction (1987) through their platinum-selling record Chinese Democracy (2008). For more information contact Lindsey Rathjen, Kirvin Doak Communications, lrathjen@kirvindoak.com.

 

Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas Renovating Guest Rooms

Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas will ring in the New Year in grand style - with a complete renovation of all 424 guest rooms and suites slated to be complete by December 17, 2012. This innovative design project was inspired in part by the vibrant Art Deco period, resulting in chic interiors that are simultaneously stylish, modern and reflective of the glamour and energy for which Las Vegas is known. For more information contact Erica Johnson-McElroy, Four Seasons Hotel, Erica.johnson-mcelroy@fourseasons.com.

 

MGM Resorts and Morgans Hotel Group Announce Delano Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay

MGM Resorts International and Morgans Hotel Group have announced a partnership to introduce Delano Las Vegas, an all-suite hotel at Mandalay Bay. After completing a property redesign, Morgans Hotel Group's signature luxury brand will come to life in place of THEhotel in late 2013. Delano Las Vegas will be managed by MGM Resorts under a long-term licensing agreement with Morgans Hotel Group. In addition, Morgans Hotel Group plans to introduce several new food and beverage concepts at Mandalay Bay to be managed by The Light Group. Venues will include a casual American bistro by Chef Brian Massie, a Japanese dining destination by celebrity chef Akira Back and a new vision for Red Square. The Light Group will once again reinvent Las Vegas nightlife with a new nightclub. All venues are scheduled to open in 2013. For more information contact Jenn Michaels, MGM Resorts International, jennmich@mgmresorts.com.

 

Caesars Palace Las Vegas to Debut All-New Bacchanal Buffet this Month

This month, Bacchanal will make its return to Caesars Palace as the new $17 million Bacchanal Buffet: a 21st century adaptation which will serve up an over-the-top feast created by a team of master chefs, offering the most variety on the Las Vegas Strip. Bacchanal Buffet will feature more than 500 items from classic favorites such as made-to-order omelets, the freshest seafood and roasted meats like prime rib to cutting edge, regional comfort food like breakfast pizzas, red velvet pancakes, wood fired Neapolitan pizzas and Chinese dim sum, even roasted South Carolina shrimp and grits. For more information contact Taylor Shields, tshields@caesars.com.

 

Allegro Debuts at Wynn Las Vegas

Allegro, the latest restaurant in the Wynn Las Vegas dining collection, is now open. Located at the cornerstone of theater row, Allegro offers a new take on Italian-American favorites. Inspired by the literal translation for the musical term ‘allegro' - a cheerful, brisk and lively tempo - this busting Italian eatery provides Executive Chef Enzo Febbraro a stage from which to create classic Italian-American cuisine, merging old-world tradition and new-world innovation. For more information contact Rosie Abrams, Wynn | Encore, rosie.abrams@wynnlasvegas.com.

 

Palms Casino Resort Expands Culinary Offerings with XISHI

Palms Casino Resort, currently underway with the first phase of a property-wide transformation, most recently announced the addition of XISHI, a pan-Asian restaurant, to its evolving dining landscape. XISHI, (pronounced "zai-she"), is a nod to the feminine pronoun "she," and will offer traditional and contemporary Asian dishes in a modern vibe-driven space with a feminine twist. The ONE Group, known for its high-energy concepts, is expected to open the venue in December 2012 in the space currently occupied by Little Buddha. For more information contact Kate Whiteley, Kirvin Doak Communications, kwhiteley@kirvindoak.com.

 

Edgy Gastropub, Culinary Dropout, Now Open at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Culinary Dropout, the first Las Vegas restaurant by five-time James Beard Foundation Outstanding Restaurateur semi-finalist Sam Fox, has opened its doors inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The hip- and rebel-style gastropub introduces a perfect new hangout to sip creative libations, savor tasty grub and take in live music throughout the week. For more information contact Alison Monaghan, Kirvin Doak Communications, amonaghan@kirvindoak.com.

 

iHeartRadio Music Festival Returns to Las Vegas

Clear Channel will once again bring the iHeartRadio Music Festival to Las Vegas's MGM Grand Garden Arena September 21 and 22. The event will be hosted by Ryan Seacrest and will feature performances by Taylor Swift, Aerosmith, Rihanna, Usher, Bon Jovi, Lil Wayne, Green Day, Swedish House Mafia, No Doubt, Brad Paisley, Pitbull, Deadmau5, Miranda Lambert, Enrique Iglesias, Linkin Park, Jason Aldean, P!nk, Mary J. Blige, Calvin Harris and Shakira. For more information, visit http://www.iheartradio.com/.

Olympia Weekend Returns to the Orleans Arena

For the seventh consecutive year, the Mr. Olympia contest -- an annual bodybuilding competition sanctioned by the International Federation of Bodybuilders Professional League (IFBB Pro League) -- will take center stage at the Orleans Arena September 28-30. Winning this prestigious event is considered the highest accolade in the sport of professional bodybuilding. With total prize money exceeding $900,000, the 2012 IFBB Joe Weider's Olympia Fitness and Performance Weekend holds the record for the all-time highest single purse in the history of the sport. For more information contact Jasen Woehrle, The Firm Public Relations, jasenw@thefirmpr.com.   

 

Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions to Come to Las Vegas

Members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team join 2008 Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin and her fellow 2008 Olympic team silver medalists Chellsie Memmel, and Alicia Sacramone, in headlining the all-star cast for the Kellogg's® Tour of Gymnastics Champions, coming to the Thomas & Mack Center on Thursday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m. For more information contact Rachel Trontel, UNLV, Rachel.trontel@unlv.edu.

 

Total Experiences Program by Caesars Entertainment Creates Customized Bachelor and Bachelorette Party Experiences

Total Experiences, the complimentary trip-planning service with special insider access for small group travel offered by Caesars Entertainment, provides the perfect outlet for planning unforgettable getaways including unique bachelor and bachelorette party experiences in Las Vegas. Since its launch in 2009, Total Experiences has been a frontrunner in offering this unique service that caters to small group travel in the Las Vegas market. For more information contact Leslie Thuet, Caesars Entertainment, lthuet@caesars.com.

 

CrossVegas, the Largest Cyclocross Race in the United States, Returns to Las Vegas for the 6th Year

CrossVegas, the biggest cyclocross race outside of Europe, flies through Las Vegas with International racers displaying unbelievable athleticism in the pursuit for the top spot. More than 10,000 spectators watched in amazement in 2011, and CrossVegas expects the numbers to grow this year as this event marks the kickoff to Interbike 2012, North America's largest bicycle trade event and show. The race takes place Wednesday evening, September 19 from 4 p.m. till 11 p.m. at Desert Breeze Soccer Complex, 8275 Spring Mountain Rd. For more information contact Alissa Kelly, PR Plus, Alissa@prpluslv.com.

 

Eli Roth's Goretorium to Open this Month

Director Eli Roth gave fans a first-look into Sin City's most terrifying horror experience, Eli Roth's GORETORIUM, with a gruesome video trailer debut. The 30-second video gives a glimpse of what guests will be exposed to should they dare to take a tour through Las Vegas first year-round haunt, opening this September. The trailer can be seen at Goretorium.com. Get a brief glimpse into Roth's twisted plans for the world's first GORETORIUM where his unfiltered approach to horror will be brought from the screen to reality when the mythical Hotel Delmont comes to terrifying life on the Las Vegas Strip. For more information contact Kate Whiteley, Kirvin Doak Communications, kwhiteley@kirvindoak.com.

  

Las Vegas BikeFest 2012 to Hold 12th Annual Event at Cashman Center

Bikers from over 13 countries and 40 states including a large Las Vegas and surrounding area contingency, will converge in Las Vegas for the 12th annual Las Vegas BikeFest, September 27-30, 2012 for a four day rally and celebration of all things motorcycle. For more information contact Brenda Meehan, maa4events@aol.com.

 

Dancing with the Stars: Live in Las Vegas to Return to The New Tropicana Las Vegas

Hot off the heels of a successful inaugural run, the producers of Dancing with the Stars: Live in Las Vegas at the New Tropicana Las Vegas are proud to announce that the spectacular live show is being brought back due to popular demand. The lively stage production, based on the smash ABC hit Dancing with the Stars, will return to entertain Las Vegas audiences in March 2013. Fans are encouraged to check the Dancing with the Stars: Live in Las Vegas Facebook page and http://www.troplv.com/ for continual updates. For more information contact S. Will, Langdon Flynn Communications, will@langdonflynn.com.

 

Las Vegas Harvest Festival to Celebrate 40th Anniversary Tour in Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Harvest Festival Original Arts and Craft Show is returning to Cashman Center September 7-9 to celebrate the 40th Anniversary Tour with new vendors, exciting entertainment and community service efforts. With over 250 exhibitors, the Las Vegas Harvest Festival boasts over 24,000 handmade arts and crafts. For more information contact Brenda Meehan, maa4events@aol.com.

 

San Gennaro Feast Returns to Silverton Casino Hotel September 11-16

The 33rd Annual San Gennaro Feast, an Italian Heritage celebration, will take place Sept. 11 -16, 2012, in the north parking lot at the Silverton Casino Hotel. The Las Vegas festival celebrating the spirit of San Gennaro features more than 70 restaurant food booths, 80 amusements rides and midway games, arts and crafts booths, and complimentary headliner entertainment coordinated and hosted by Tony Sacca, who has been part of the event for more than 25 years. For more information contact Jackie Brett, jackiebrett@cox.net.

 

Crazy Horse Paris to Close Show at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino October 1

After celebrating a successful 11-year run in the entertainment capital of the world, Crazy Horse Paris (formerly "La Femme") will be closing its current show at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino at the beginning of October 2012.  The last performance will take place Monday, Oct. 1 at 10:30 p.m. Crazy Horse Paris will be carefully packing away its iconic show in order to prepare for a new Las Vegas adventure as well as its upcoming U.S. Tour. For more information contact Sally Dewhurst, sallydewhurst@cox.net.

 

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Opens New Musical Hot Spot, Vinyl

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino embraces its roots and presents its newest musical hot spot, the intimate live music venue, Vinyl. Vinyl delivers the iconic rock ‘n' roll Hard Rock Hotel is known for as well as genres including jazz, blues, pop and even country.  The multi-functional room not only brings celebrities up-close-and-personal with their biggest fans but it also allows up-and-coming bands to come within arm's reach of their loyal supporters and capture the interest of new ones. For more information contact Lindsey Rathjen, Kirvin Doak Communications, lrathjen@kirvindoak.com.

 

Wynn Las Vegas Launches Wynn Social, Virtually Taking Guests Behind the Nightclub Velvet Ropes with World-Renowned DJ Roster

Wynn Las Vegas will allow guests from across the globe a behind the scenes look into its premier nightlife scene, focusing on the roster of 36 celebrated resident DJs, through an innovative digital content platform and social media hub, Wynn Social. Wynn Social brings users behind the velvet ropes and into DJs' lives through personal interviews, original features like "In Your Bag" and "Wynn Secrets," footage from beyond the booth and new mixes through the Ultra/Wynn music label. For more information contact Deanna Pettit, Wynn | Encore, pr@wynnlasvegas.com.