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SEPTEMBER 2013

September 1, 2013

Tim McGraw & Faith Hill Announce "Soul2Soul" Encore Run at The Venetian Las Vegas

In the wake of sold out shows and insatiable fan demand, superstar entertainers Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have announced an encore run of their limited engagement Soul2Soul at The Venetian Las Vegas in its intimate 1,815-seat Venetian Theatre. The run will open on Oct. 25- 26 and cover 10 select weekends through April 2014.  Tickets are currently on sale. For more information, contact Keith Salwoski, The Venetian Las Vegas, keith.salwoski@venetian.com.

 

Chef Giada De Laurentiis to Open Very First Restaurant at Gansevoort Las Vegas

Chef, author and television personality Giada De Laurentiis plans to open her very first restaurant in early 2014 at the upcoming and all-new luxury lifestyle resort Gansevoort Las Vegas. This innovative concept is expected to open in early 2014 in conjunction with the hotel and casino. Located in the heart of the dynamic city of Las Vegas, De Laurentiis' outlet will become the cornerstone of the hip and luxurious destination, located on the second level above the casino floor. This outlet will boast al fresco dining and breathtaking views of the Las Vegas Strip and the Bellagio fountains. For more information, contact Celena Haas-Stacey, Caesars Entertainment, chaas@caesars.com.

 

Tom Colicchio's Heritage Steak Brings Open Flame Cooking to The Mirage

Tom Colicchio's Heritage Steak, the newest restaurant from the James Beard Award-winning chef, presents open flame cooking, the culinary art of preparing meats using wood-burning ovens and charcoal grills. Now open at The Mirage, the warm and inviting 230-seat restaurant showcases Colicchio's passion for cooking with fire, as each dish is prepared to bring out the rich flavors in the cuisine while using the freshest ingredients available. Located within the iconic resort's lush garden atrium, the restaurant is open daily for dinner. For more information, contact Ashley Farkas, MGM Resorts International, afarkas@mgmresorts.com.

 

Le Rêve - The Dream Unveils the Diver's Dream Package

Wynn Las Vegas' breathtaking show, Le Rêve - The Dream, gives certified scuba divers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the vast depths of the aqua theater and experience a live show from under the water with the Diver's Dream package, now available. Staged in a 1.1 million gallon pool, Le Rêve is the only production show in Las Vegas to offer this exclusive access to guests. The thrilling scuba experience includes a two night stay in a deluxe resort room at Wynn or Encore, a VIP Indulgence ticket to Le Rêve, a private backstage tour, SDI Certified scuba training session with the Le Rêve diving team and the unparalleled opportunity to dive a live show. During the show, guests will shadow Le Reve's dive team and discover that the show under the water is just as spectacular as the one above. The Diver's Dream package is $1,750 for one diver and $2,450 for two divers. For more information, contact Deanna Pettit-Irestone, Wynn Las Vegas, Deanna.pettit@wynnlasvegas.com.

 

Fizz Las Vegas to Open Inside Caesars Palace

Nightlife innovators Michael Greco and Steven Kennedy's newly formed Marvel Management and Marketing (M3) have collaborated with David Furnish to open a fashionable addition to Caesars Palace Las Vegas in fall 2013. Fizz Las Vegas, a champagne lounge and bar, will be the epicenter of chic, celebrating the crossroad between champagne and couture cocktail offerings with art, fashion and design. Positioned between The Colosseum at Caesars Palace and Forum Shops at Caesars, Fizz Las Vegas will bring a new energy to the main floor of the popular hotel and casino. Featuring a selection of high-end champagnes by the glass and carefully-curated spirits, Fizz Las Vegas will be the perfect spot for sophisticated socializing or a pre- or post-show cocktail. Working with Furnish and Sir Elton John's personal chef, exquisite choices of caviar, charcuterie and small plates will complement the beverage selection. For more information, contact Taylor Shields, Caesars Entertainment, tshields@caesars.com.

 

Life is Beautiful Festival Announces Interactive Art Programming

Life is Beautiful (L.I.B.) unveils its art programming for the inaugural festival taking place Oct. 26-27. Designed to be seamlessly programmed with music, food and learning festival elements, L.I.B's art presentations will center around live performance and several mediums of visual art with the festival grounds as its canvas. The festival's art program is comprised of three separate initiatives: Rise Above: A Street Art Program; The Odyssey: A Visual Art Experience; and Theatrical Performances, bringing artists out of their traditional studios, galleries or theaters and into the streets of Downtown Las Vegas. With an up-close-and-personal feel, L.I.B.'s art program is meant to surround guests with both elusive and interactive activations. For more information, contact Susan Magrino Agency, LIB@smapr.com.

 

The Who Coming to Las Vegas Via Viva Vision® Show at Fremont Street Experience

Roger Daltrey, lead singer of The Who and Jeff Victor, president of Fremont Street Experience announced at a joint press conference held at Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas that The Who will get its own Viva Vision show.  The light and sound show, titled The Who - Miles Over Vegas will contain stunning graphics built around three iconic songs: "My Generation," "I Can See for Miles" and "Pinball Wizard." Viva Vision, the world's largest video screen spanning five football fields, features customized light shows synced to smash hits from legendary bands every night of the week and include Bon Jovi - Wanted in Vegas, A Tribute to Queen, The Doors - Strange Days in Vegas and Heart - Crazy on Vegas. For more information, contact Rachel Diehl, Preferred Public Relations, Rachel@preferredpublicrelations.com.

 

Aliante Casino + Hotel to Open Re:lax Spa

Aliante Casino + Hotel will open a luxurious resort-style spa, Re:lax, in mid-October. The 3,500-square-foot spa will feature eight massage rooms, several VIP rooms, exclusive couples' rooms, wet rooms, his and her locker rooms and more. The facility will offer a full range of services including: massages, facials, manicures and pedicures along with a first-class steam room and sauna. For more information, contact Jennie Hendricks, Wicked Creative, jennie.hendricks@wickedcreative.com.

Say "I Do" or Renew Vows in Grand Fashion with the Papillon Group

Located in the top destination for weddings worldwide, The Papillon Group now offers couples the unique opportunity to exchange or renew their vows alongside the banks of the Colorado River, surrounded by the exquisite landscape of the Grand Canyon. The wedding package begins with a limo ride to the airport where a private helicopter awaits for a narrated flight to the Grand Canyon for the bride and groom, a minister and a wedding party of up to four passengers. After traveling 4,000 feet to the bottom of the canyon, couples can say "I Do" with a stunning backdrop of unique color and rock formations. No wedding celebration would be complete without a rose bouquet and matching boutonniere, champagne toast and a six inch wedding cake, also included. This memorable day ends with a spectacular flight down the Las Vegas Strip. From hotel pick up to return, the tour is approximately four hours long with tours beginning as early as 7 a.m. daily. For more information, contact Marina Nicola, Vox Solid Communications, mnicola@wearevoxsolid.com.

 

Vdara Hotel & Spa Introduces Dog-Friendly Program

Vdara Hotel & Spa, the luxurious all-suite hotel, recently launched V-Dog, a canine-friendly program that not only welcomes, but caters to, man's best friend. For an additional $50 per night, guests may bring up to two furry friends with a combined weight of less than 70 pounds, or one pooch at the same weight, to stay in the sleek boutique hotel. Select Deluxe Suites have been appointed for those with canine companions ensuring that other guests at the hotel are not affected. As guests arrive at Vdara, they will be pleased to find that Fido won't have to walk through a noisy casino and instead will prance through a tranquil lobby. Upon check-in, all doggies will receive a welcome amenity including an all-natural, freshly baked dog treat from a local bakery, eco-friendly waste bags, information about Vdara's 24-hour dog park and an in-suite doggie dining menu. For more information, contact Suzie Rugh, MGM Resorts International, srugh@mgmresorts.com.

 

Lucille's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que Opens at Red Rock Resort

Building on the resounding success of its first Las Vegas-area restaurant at The District at Green Valley Ranch in Henderson, Lucille's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que has opened a second restaurant in the city of Las Vegas at Red Rock Resort. This location brings the number of Lucille's' restaurants to 18 throughout California, Arizona and Nevada. Lucille's serves award-winning, savory, Southern-style food and is known for its signature slow-smoked barbeque, flavorful appetizers, soups, salads, burgers, sides and desserts, served with a large helping of down-home, friendly service, plus entertaining Live Blues in its Flying Pig lounges.  The restaurant is located within Red Rock Resort off restaurant row facing Charleston Boulevard. For more information, contact Erin Peacock, Peacock PR, peacockpr@cox.net.

 

Palace Station Receives Renovations

Palace Station executives are pleased to announce recent enhancements to its meeting and convention space as well as the new "The Casino Bar" located on the casino floor. The company continues to invest in the property as it undergoes further renovations with the addition of the popular Charcoal Room steakhouse, joining the restaurant roster next year. For more information, contact Aimee Stephens, Station Casinos, aimee.stephens@stationcasinos.com

 

REVIV to Bring Hydration Therapies to MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

With record-high temperatures, all-night parties and high-energy lifestyles, Las Vegas visitors have a tendency to dehydrate themselves and lose important nutrients the body needs to feel energized. Developed by a group of experienced emergency room physicians, REVIV, located at The Underground at MGM Grand, opened to rejuvenate guests with a variety of hydration therapies. REVIV features a wide range of intravenous and vitamin therapies to combat dehydration, whether it's from time in the sun, a late night out or a strenuous workout. REVIV's therapies are administered in an intimate 1,270-square-foot setting; either in one of four full body massage chair rooms or in a group ‘living room' furnished with a large, comfortable couch and a high-definition television. A Nevada Board Certified physician will be on site at all times, overseeing a team of registered nurses and paramedics trained to administer IVs and vitamin treatments. For more information, contact Lauren Hudman, Wicked Creative, lauren.hudman@wickedcreative.com.

 

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Serves up Bleu Ribbon Kitchen Program at The Venetian Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Strip is adding another culinary heavyweight to its roster that will provide guests of The Venetian Las Vegas the rare opportunity to don a chef's jacket and learn from the best. Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts and The Venetian Las Vegas have created the Le Cordon Bleu - Bleu Ribbon Kitchen program to guests of The Venetian's Carnevale summer festival. Designed to offer passionate foodies the chance to learn from professional Le Cordon Bleu chefs, the Bleu Ribbon Kitchen program provides hands-on workshops focused on a range of culinary cuisines and techniques. From a Taste of Northern Italy to Sushi Making and Steak House at Home, guests can enhance their skills and be able to recreate great meals at home. For more information, contact Meghan Fitzpatrick, FleishmanHillard, Meghan.fitzpatrick@fleishman.com.  

 

the D Las Vegas to Celebrate One-Year Anniversary with Three Days of Music

In celebration of the downtown property's first year in Las Vegas, the D will host three major concert events on the 3rd Street Stage of the Fremont Street Experience. The epic lineup will include Uncle Kracker Sept. 26 and Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington Sept. 27. To cap off the festivities, Kid Rock will deliver an unforgettable performance Sept. 28. For more information, contact Kaley Briesmaster, Kirvin Doak Communications, kbriesmaster@kirvindoak.com.

 

Celebrate Style at the First-Ever Festival of Fashion at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace

On Sept. 6-7, the first-annual Festival of Fashion at The Forum Shops at Caesars will celebrate fashion in a way only possible in Las Vegas. Globally recognized as the premier luxury shopping destination in the world, The Forum Shops leads the way again a creating a first-of-its kind shopping event. The Festival of Fashion is a two-day extravaganza filled with fashion, shopping and fun. The stage is set for two days of live fashion presentations, pop up and roving fashion shows, beauty bars, photo opportunities, entertainment, food, drink, one-of-a-kind in-store events, limited edition products and more. For more information, contact Michelle Loosbrock, Jeff Wagner Agency, michelle@jeffwagneragency.com.

 

PRESS at Four Seasons Hotel Transforms into a Traditional Beer Garden This Fall

On Thursdays and Fridays from Sept. 19 to Nov. 22, the lush patio at the new PRESS lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas will transform into a Las Vegas beer garden, offering a variety of craft and Oktoberfest beers, beer-inspired cocktails and beer-centric dishes. The festivities come as part of the first ever Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Beer Fest, which will span multiple properties in North America beginning in August. Beer connoisseurs will delight in specialized menus, tastings and pairings during the fall harvest season. For more information, contact Erica Johnson-McElroy, Four Seasons, ericajohnson-mcelroy@fourseasons.com.

 

Wazuzu at Encore Announces Chen Wei Chan as Executive Chef

Wazuzu, the modern pan-Asian bistro located within Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, introduces Chen Wei Chan as Executive Chef. In the time Chan has been at Wazuzu, the chef has already made enhancements and additions to the restaurant's menu including the Wazuzu dragon slider. Chan brings an extensive and diverse culinary background to his new position. Prior to Wynn Las Vegas, Chan worked in New York City where he was an integral part of the opening team of Tommy Bahama Restaurant and Bar and oversaw the daily kitchen operation at The Carlyle on Madison Avenue. For more information, contact Rosie Abrams, Wynn Las Vegas, rosie.abrams@wynnlasvegas.com.

 

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park Opens in Las Vegas

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, creator of the world's first indoor trampoline park, celebrated the opening of its newest location in Las Vegas. With more than 151 trampolines, Sky Zone's new state-of-the-art trampoline park features wall-to-wall active fun with a variety of new and expanded gravity-defying activities that will have people of all ages jumping with joy including a SkySlam basketball court where guests can make the ultimate slam-dunk; additional Foam Zone lanes; a new lounge offering free Wi-Fi and Satellite TV; a mezzanine and SkyBox overlooking the courts as well as a new SkyCafe. For more information, contact Rachel Diehl, Preferred Public Relations, Rachel@preferredpublicrelations.com.

 

Sugar Factory American Brasserie Expands to Town Square Las Vegas

The world-renowned Sugar Factory brand will open a new brasserie at Town Square Las Vegas this fall. As the first Sugar Factory in Las Vegas to be located off the Strip, the new, 7,000-square-foot brasserie and retail store will be a convenient location for locals and tourists to dine, shop, celebrate and enjoy brunch. The new Sugar Factory American Brasserie will feature a sampling of the company's signature treats and merchandise, including the world-famous Couture Pops. Synonymous with the Sugar Factory brand, Couture Pops have become a pop culture phenomenon and have made confections a celebrity accessory. Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Nicole Scherzinger, Sting, Charlie Sheen, Kim Kardashian and Drake are just a few of the celebrities who have been spotted with the sparkly lollipops. For more information, contact Jessica Murray, Wicked Creative, Jessica.murray@wickedcreative.com.