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The 6Cs of The Cromwell: Champagne, Caviar, Cocktails, Coffee, Cotton Candy and Cosmetics

March 26, 2014 at 7:44 PM | by | Comments (7)

Rendering of The Cromwell's facade.

Last week, we told you The Cromwell is bestowing special perks on its hotel guests. Now, we have more details on how, as our sister site HotelChatter put it, every guest will be the best guest at the hotel. We're calling them the 6Cs. For now, at least. These services and perks can and will change throughout the year.

Champagne & Caviar: The General Manager’s Reception will now happen every Thursday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in a reserved gaming space of the Cromwell's casino. According to Karie Hall, the general manger of The Cromwell, the fare will be seasonal so, when the hotel opens, the reception will feature champagne and caviar. The cocktail hour will also give guests the opportunity to get ideas on what to do during their stay and even interact with some execs from Caesars Entertainment.

Cocktails: We're also hearing that a super special cocktail menu will be created for The Cromwell by a seriously legit, award-winning mixologist whose name is still under wraps. (No, it's not Doug Coughlin.)

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In-Room Coffee Is On The Way Out At The D, Golden Gate

Where: 89101
February 24, 2014 at 9:27 PM | by | Comments (9)

At the D, guests who can't function without that morning cup of java will now need to head downstairs to grab some, or bring their own coffeemaker.

We've confirmed that the downtown hotel is removing all of its in-room Keurig machines and that there are no plans to replace them with something else right now. Guests will need to head to D Grill or McDonald's to get their caffeine fix if they don't want to bring a travel coffeemaker with them to Vegas.

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Cheap Buys To Make Your Next Stay In Vegas (Or Anywhere Else) Better

July 24, 2013 at 3:07 PM | by | Comments (10)

As VegasChatter continues to introduce you to new members of our team, this is a name you'll probably recognize -- whether you're a frequent visitor to our site or keep track of Vegas on various message boards. If there's an opinion to be shared on Vegas or news to impart, you can bet on @sammasseur to deliver it. Now, he moves from commenter to contributor and we couldn't be more pleased.

The great thing about visiting Las Vegas is the ability to indulge in things you can’t do elsewhere. But, the comforts of home can be missed, too. In a time when resorts are cutting back on amenities along with housekeeping efforts, a few inexpensive gadgets can greatly enhance your stay while protecting your health. Be it the necessity of a caffeine fix or the need for a clean breath of air, here are 10 ways to pamper yourself (and avoid future headaches) on your next vacation.

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The Cup Shutters at Crystals

May 13, 2013 at 5:09 PM | by | Comments (2)

With three Starbucks and a Roasted Bean all within a few minutes walk, it wasn't hard to see where this one was going. Crystals' original coffee shop, The Cup, has folded.

Recently, CityCenter debuted three new Starbucks and one was just a short escalator ride away from The Cup. (It replaced the closed Pods by Wolfgang Puck.) Another Starbucks opened inside Aria (where you can find the Roasted Bean as well) while a third now can be found alongside the Strip, just in front of Mandarin Oriental.

And, that's not counting the Starbucks you can find next door at Monte Carlo. Or, the coffee you can order up at the Jean Philippe Patisseries you can find inside both Aria and Bellagio. Or, the cup of Joe you can grab at Va Bene Caffe inside The Cosmo. Or...

(PHOTO: @daynaroselli on Twitter)

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Eight New Things To See, Try In Vegas

March 4, 2013 at 10:24 PM | by | Comments (0)

The excitement level is high.

Thought your Vegas to-do list was all set? Maybe. Maybe not. There are eight new dining and show options to explore. Some on The Strip, some downtown. Some recommended. One decidedly not. Listed below are the venues and acts hoping for your consideration:


Open: Now (Full lunch/dinner service begins on March 6)

This chain restaurant has official put out the breasts welcome mat. The first Vegas locale of Twin Peaks opened at 5 p.m. in Harmon Corner (next to Planet Hollywood) tonight. Head here for cold brews, rock climbing walls, and scantily clad LumberJills.

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The Best Part of Waking Up? VegasChatter's Guide to In-Room Coffee

March 4, 2013 at 4:38 PM | by | Comments (11)

We know that Starbucks are practically a dime a dozen these days in Vegas hotels thus ensuring we never have to go without strong caffeine during our trip, but... sometimes that morning java trip can be long. First, there's the walk from your room to the elevator. Then you have to make your way out of the elevator lobby through the casino full of distractions before finally arriving at Starbucks where you have to wait in a decent-sized line. Wouldn't it be nicer just to have the coffee readily available in your room without having to place a room service order?

Fortunately, many casinos are hip to the one-cup coffee craze from Keurig and other brands. But, it's near impossible to track down who offers what in what rooms and what tower and for how much. But, never fear. That's why we're here.

Here's our first-ever Guide to In-Room Coffee. We've listed the properties that we know for certain offer coffee in the rooms and for how much. If the hotel you're looking for is not on the list, it probably doesn't have in-room coffee. Got any coffee tips to share? Tell us in comments below and we'll update it in our story.

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Who Has The Best Casino Coffee?

February 28, 2013 at 5:09 PM | by | Comments (5)

Coffee is a vital part of our day at a casino. In the morning, it warms the soul and prepares us for the day. Coffee in the afternoon can give the push to get us past the post-lunch drag and a late night cup may offer the punch we need to see the sun rise.

Venetian and Palazzo have at least six coffee shops to buy Illy, Coffee Bean and Lavazza coffee and there are Starbucks popping up quicker than CeeLo's puppets. That's great when we're walking around, but not so helpful when in the zone at the blackjack table or while having a mega video poker session.

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If You Didn't Know, Starbucks Card Perks Not Accepted at Casino Starbucks

February 18, 2013 at 1:26 PM | by | Comments (4)

Pretty much every casino on The Strip has at least one Starbucks. Three alone are on the way to CityCenter. The prices may be jacked and the lines may be long, but our ice grande skinny caramel macchiatto no whip can almost always be had during our jaunts to Sin City.

What can't be had, however, is our Starbucks Gold benefits or other Starbucks rewards as this sign on the pastry case at the Starbucks at MGM Grand reminds us. What this means is no free drinks even if your Starbucks loyalty card has earned it. (Previously, before Starbucks changed their rewards system, Gold status also meant you could get free syrups and free refills as well.)

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CityCenter Wants To Wake You Up With Three Starbucks

January 10, 2013 at 2:00 PM | by | Comments (4)

Good news for all of you that only go to Roasted Bean as a last resort (like us), there are not one. Not two. But, three Starbucks brewing (hee) at CityCenter.

The construction wall for the one inside Aria is shown above. It is replacing the Sweet Chill gelato bar which did give us a sad because that gelato was da bomb.

A second is coming to Crystals and is replacing The weird Pods by Wolfgang Puck. The pods are still there, but already the seats, tables and order counter have been removed.

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Just When You Thought It Had All Been Said About K Cups...

Where: 129 E. Fremont St. [map], 89101
July 10, 2012 at 4:29 PM | by | Comments (2)

Coffee: we can't escape you. You lie waiting in our room, but aren't afraid to later flaunt your swanky perkiness down on the casino level. You complete us to the point we sometimes can't leave home without you.

As VegasChatter has taken note of lately, Keurigs remain the in-room rage these days. The cost of DIY K-Joe varies. At, say the Rio, pricing depends on if you are Diamond level or not. And, as we've discovered, downtown Vegas isn't immune to the Keurig kraze. Sorry, our Kardashian krazy got the best of our typing there.

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Being Diamond Level Will Get You Free K-Cups at Rio

Where: 3700 West Flamingo Road [map], 89103
June 28, 2012 at 3:04 PM | by | Comments (8)

When we last visited the Rio we had a smelly and dirty night in the Masquerade Tower. This writer said he would only return for to Rio if there were plans at the Gold Coast or Palms.

Well, we recently decided that we needed a night of low limits Pai Gow at the Gold Coast. Gold Coast is where we learned how to play Pai Gow and it holds a very special place in our hearts. The goal of the night was not to break the bank. It was to drink enough where we couldn't drive. Instead of spending the $50 or so to crash at Gold Coast we decided to take another chance on a comp room at Rio.

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Coffee In Your Rio Room Will Wake You Up, But Maybe Not Until Checkout

Where: 3700 W Flamingo Rd [map], 89103
April 19, 2012 at 6:27 PM | by | Comments (13)

For many, caffeine makes the world day go round and when it comes to grabbing a jolt, Las Vegas brews plenty of options. From food court lattes and swanky frappuccinos to simply great breakfast coffee. Often, those hotel Starbucks lines at 8 a.m. are longer than the security lines at McCarran, making it difficult to get a quick start to the day.

The Starbucks at the Rio is no exception as we recently spied a line 10-15 deep even in the afternoon and at night. The good news is that hotel guests can skip the line and make sexy time coffee in the room. The even better news is that the guestroom coffee maker is a Keurig.

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