Month: October 2017

Vital Vegas Podcast, Ep. 65: Wynn Paradise Park’s Thrust, Monte Carlo Transitions to Park MGM and More

Find Search for: Of all the podcasts about all the towns in all the world, you have sadly stumbled upon this one. It’s time for another lackluster installment of the Vital Vegas Podcast! In this episode, we tackle all the Las Vegas scoop you need to keep you in the know, including the latest about Wynn Paradise Park. Casino tycoon Steve Wynn recently revealed new details about his waterpark, and we’ve got all the glorious WTF. The Wynn Golf Club closes Dec. 22, 2017 and construction of Wynn Paradise Park begins Jan. 3, 2018. Wynn Paradise Park will have a carnival theme, and will feature a white sand lagoon, a 47-story hotel tower, bumper cars, fireworks, a carousel, float parade and ziplines. We are not making this up. Steve Wynn is so serious about having ziplines at his Wynn Paradise Park, he rode one downtown. No, really. Also in this episode, we get granular about the transition of Monte Carlo to Park MGM. The “Listicle of the Week” includes 10 venues that have closed at Monte Carlo, as well as our incoherent memories of each. For example, we hung out with Wang Chung for hours at The Pub. And, yes, everybody had fun. Here’s a look at the facade of Monte Carlo. There’s still time to say goodbye, but not much. We’ve got a metric hell-ton of perfunctory Las...

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Caesars Entertainment to Charge Locals for Self-Parking

In a move surprising virtually no one, Caesars Entertainment says it will begin to charge Nevada residents for self-parking on Nov. 2, 2017. The company will charge locals for self-parking at seven of its Las Vegas resorts. All those years spent learning Photoshop are finally paying off. Nevada residents have gotten a free pass since Caesars rolled out paid parking to non-residents in April 2017. The resorts where locals will now experience the adrenaline rush of paying to self-park include: Bally’s, Caesars Palace, Cromwell, Flamingo, Harrah’s, Linq and Paris. Self-parking will continue to be free at Rio and Planet Hollywood, mainly because nobody’s all that thrilled to visit the Rio and parking at Planet Hollywood is operated by Miracle Mile Shops, not Caesars. Guests who park at the seven Caesars Entertainment resorts listed above for fewer than 60 minutes will continue to park free. Nothing says “Stay, relax and gamble awhile!” like giving people a one-hour deadline before they want to bolt. We love paid parking announcements because it’s another excuse to share this photo and provide this link. While there was a hue and cry when paid parking was first announced by MGM Resorts back in January 2016, at this point, there’s likely to be some hue but not much cry because locals make up only a small portion of guests at the major Strip casinos. In a statement, a...

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Mandalay Bay COO Asks Guests to Comfort Hotel Staff

The tragic Vegas shooting has traumatized everyone, including the folks who work at Mandalay Bay, and the guy who runs it is asking guests to give some emotional support to his staff. President and COO Chuck Bowling penned a letter that every guest will…...

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Caesars Palace Development to Include New Hotel Tower

For months, Caesars Entertainment officials have said the company will develop seven acres in front of Caesars Palace, now we’ve got the scoop on what that development will be. According to our source, the space in front of Caesars Palace won’t be what may have suspected, retail. The upcoming project is a much bigger move. We’re hearing Caesars Palace is set to build a new hotel tower. The new hotel tower is currently waiting for board approval, but we anticipate that approval, and an official announcement of the project, will come soon. Caesars Palace currently has 3,976 rooms. Yes, we counted. It seems the new Caesars Palace hotel tower will sit in the space where the “Absinthe” tent is located, but it’s unknown what that means for the popular show. While the success of “Absinthe” has generated substantial revenue for Caesars, it would pale in comparison to the potential profit which would come from increased room inventory and convention space. There’s no timeline for when the new tower is being built, but it’s a good idea to see “Absinthe” while you still can. The new Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen restaurant, formerly Serendipity 3, will sit at the foot of the new tower. Hell’s Kitchen is expected to open in December 2017. Caesars Entertainment has played its development plans close to the vest, saying the land is ideal for “additional...

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Mandalay Bay CEO Asks Guests to Comfort Hotel Staff

The tragic Vegas shooting has traumatized everyone, including the folks who work at Mandalay Bay, and the guy who runs it is asking guests to give some emotional support to his staff. President and COO Chuck Bowling penned a letter that every guest will…...

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