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Even though Electric Daisy Carnival isn't until the end of June (June 21-23), hotel rates are already significantly higher than they were for EDC this time last year.
If you're planning on attending this year's party, be sure to act quick! We've collected the initial rates below from some of the hotels we recommended last year. EDC also did everyone a solid when they partnered with a few of the bigger hotels, including Luxor, New York-New York, MGM Grand, Aria, and the Bellagio. You can check the discounted rates here. As of now, some of them are cheaper than the hotels below. For example, Circus Circus is cheaper if you go through the EDC website at $87/night, and a room at the Luxor is $135/night.
By the way, three-day passes to EDC are still available. They're priced at $500 for those over 21. Single day admissions aren't being offered this year, but a lay-a-way plan is!
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Looking for a unique Cirque du Soleil experience that can also make you feel good? On March 22, inside the Bellagio's "O" Theatre, all seven Vegas Cirque shows will collaborate in a one-off performance being especially created to raise money for One Drop.
Billed as a truly one-of-a-kind show, it will be created and directed by Krista Monson, casting director for the entire Cirque du Soleil organization. We'd wager she knows how to put on show. We're intrigued how all the Cirque productions will be merged. The thematic concept "will celebrate the earth as an artistic creation and highlight water as the essence of life within the earth’s ecosystem." Plus, demonstrate some rather nifty acrobatics.
Gung Hay Fat Choy! Five times a year Bellagio's Conservatory and Botanical Gardens creates the finest seasonal floral floor show on The Strip. And, now until March 3, the conservatory is celebrating the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Snake. Open 24 hours a day, it's a must see if you are in the neighborhood.
Returning this year is the floating Chinese Junk which will host daily musical performances from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Also on hand, a money tree, a floral good luck blessing and a happy group of children. Lots of good luck symbols if you are looking for an extra boost this year.
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The mega-hotel chain is working to make complimentary WiFi available in all the common areas of each of its hotels, "including pools, casinos, lobbies, and restaurants." It's also upgrading the WiFi systems at all its resorts. If they have them. If not, it will finally bring WiFi to its properties which have only offered guests wired Internet service until now. Yes, wired.
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Everyone in Vegas, from the hotels to the restaurants, shows and nightclubs, loves to brag about awards they've received, no matter how ambiguous or unknown these awards may be. Our own guest Chatter'er Rick Lax sounded off on the "Best in Vegas" bragging nearly two years ago.
Recently, both the Bellagio, which just finished a recent room renovation, and The Cosmopolitan sent out press releases stating they each were voted a "best hotel" in the world. The Bellagio's top honor comes from Fodor's Travel Guides which deemed the hotel a Global Icon in their 2012 100 Hotel Awards. The hotel list was put together by the editorial team of Fodor's.
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Cirque Week is finally upon us, taking us where we've never been before and offering gifts we'd never think we'd received. And, we took an amazing backstage tour that is also open to you. Anytime.
For the last three years, Cirque du Soleil has organized a week of behind-the-scenes tours, talks with production creators and discounted show ticket packages. We're there to glean all the backstage secrets and, once again, they hold nothing back. If you want to build you own version of Cirque in your back garden, they'll tell you anything and everything you need to construct one. Every event is the model of clockwork efficiency, full of enthusiastic and committed participants. This is how a company should present itself to the world. And, to its most committed audience members. We're big fans.
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Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens has officially unveiled its winter exhibit, full of polar bears, penguins, trains and a chocolate village. A real chocolate village. It took one thousand pounds of dark chocolate and fifty boxes of Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats to help you drift into the holiday spirit. A 45-foot tall Shasta Fir helps, too. We were there to snap a photo at the exact second they turned on the 10,000 LED lights. All the better to see the 2,500 ornaments.
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Warhol Out West will make its debut February 8, 2013 and will feature 59 works from the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. Guests will be able to browse everything from paintings and sculptures to wallpaper (which we couldn't wait and had to Google to see).
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Ask ten people what the top hotel in Vegas is and you'll likely get ten different answers. With so many choices out there, choosing what's best in Vegas is more of a personal preference. Maybe the room's basic, but the location is fab. Or, maybe what makes your fave hotel the best is that the room is a comp. Today, Conde Nast Traveler released its annual Reader's Choice Awards for the top 15 hotels in Las Vegas and while some are expected, there's a few surprises in there, too.
CNT readers voted Wynn and Encore as the number one hotel in Vegas. (Yes, we know, it's really two, but there it is.) Their second choice? Four Seasons. The rest stack up as so:
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The sportsbook at Aria has transformed itself into something that's "more like your living room, just larger." (Especially if your living room looks just like a hotel lobby.) The photo above shows the new look, complete with new Vegas carpet and new couches and chairs, too.
At Bellagio, there are new rooms. And, then there are newer rooms after a (almost) top-to-bottom reno last year. But, while a lot of the rooms look like the photo above (or a variation of that contemporary
sameness theme), none of the accommodations in the hotel's "newer" Spa Tower do.
That will change by the end of the year, however, as Bellagio hopes to transform the rest of its rooms by early September and the remainder of its suites by November. Bellagio already spent $70 million bucks on redo'ing the more than 2,500 accommodations in its main tower. They'll spend another $40 mil to give the just over 900 rooms in the resort's Spa Tower the same decor.
Round two of renovations will kick off August 19th.
(PHOTO: MGM Resorts)
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What do you do if you're the Stanley Cup and you've just been awarded to the LA Kings? You make the short trip to Vegas to party and hang poolside, duh.
And, oh.. some half-naked Kings: