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When One Door Closes, Resorts World Las Vegas Breaks Ground (And Has New Renderings, Too)

May 6, 2015 at 1:10 PM | by | Comments (21)

Yesterday, we were so caught up with the hunt for the stolen Crazy Girls costumes and wigs as well as mourning the loss of The Riviera, we completely forgot about the ground-breaking for the Resorts World Las Vegas. But we've got the recap for you right here, along with a batch of new renderings.

After a few delays, Malaysia-based Genting Group finally held a ground-breaking ceremony yesterday for Resorts World, a $4 billion Asia-themed resort and casino on the site of the stalled Echelon property, which is also the site of the former Stardust casino.

The ceremony was attended by Governor Brian Sandoval as well as several execs from Genting Group and Clark County officials.

Steve Wynn was there too but he really did not like the Chinese thunder drummers. Come on, Steve, cheer up! Resorts World Las Vegas will mean the end of depressing views from your hotel rooms.

Resorts World will be a completely over-the-top project. Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that when completed it will look like a Chinese village with 6,500 rooms (spread out over four room towers), a 175,000-square-foot casino, a 4,000-seat theater, an aquarium, a panda exhibit, an indoor water park and a replica of the Great Wall of China. You can peep this video to get a better idea of it all:

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New Arena Will Be Coke Venue, Toshiba To Get Its Plaza

April 7, 2015 at 4:44 PM | by | Comments (7)

The new arena as of today.

Execs aren't saying how much money crossed hands to make it so, but the new arena under construction behind New York-New York will be all about Coca-Cola and Toshiba.

It was announced today that both brands will be founding partners of the arena. Coca-Cola will keep visitors in perfect harmony, exclusively. It will also host at least four fan events a year. Meanwhile, Toshiba's name will grace the arena's adjacent two-acre plaza.

Toshiba Plaza (what did you expect?) will offer 75,000 square feet of entertainment space that will be programmed even on non-event days. Expect to find just about anything anyone can think of there, including "community events, concerts and music festivals, awards show pre-functions, fan festivals, fashion shows, charity events, holiday celebrations, convention-related activities and food and wine festivals among others." All the digital displays and screens, both inside the arena and out, will be Toshiba products as well.

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Mandalay Bay Expects New Meeting Spaces To Debut This August

Where: 3950 Las Vegas Boulevard [map], 89109
April 7, 2015 at 3:37 PM | by | Comment (1)

Get ready for a huge influx of business attire and lanyards at Mandalay Bay this summer. Hotel reps state the first phase of a massive convention center expansion (rendering above) will debut in August.

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Check-Out Folio: Resorts World, All Net Arena Back In The News

March 20, 2015 at 8:35 PM | by | Comments (20)

Resorts World, January 2015.

The weekend is calling, but before we head out, two interesting tidbits to share in regards to Future Vegas.

The local FOX affiliate is reporting a groundbreaking ceremony will take place for Resorts World May 5. Construction on the multi-billion dollar resort by Genting was due to have begun last summer. Resorts World would take over the failed Echelon project by Boyd Gaming. The land was once home to the iconic Stardust.

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On The North Strip, A City Of Rock Is Springing To Life

Where: 89109
March 20, 2015 at 5:57 PM | by | Comments (2)

With less than two months to go to its debut, MGM Resorts' City of Rock continues to take shape across from the SLS on the north Strip. The outdoor festival grounds will launch in May with the two-weekend, mega-concert event, Rock in Rio, set to take place May 8-9 and 15-16.

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A Center Bar And Parlor Lounge For The Mirage

Where: 89109
March 11, 2015 at 9:17 PM | by | Comments (6)

The Mirage is building a new dream experience. We know this because it says so right on the construction wall.

Where poker was once the only name of the game will rise two new drinking spots, Center Bar and Parlor Lounge. Since an official announcement has yet to be made, here's what we can surmise from those same construction wraps:

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At Flamingo, A Cafe Closes And Other Changes

Where: 89109
February 16, 2015 at 7:25 PM | by | Comments (14)

Is Flamingo launching an intensive top-to-bottom overhaul which will bring more room updates? Or, is what's happening around the center Strip hotel-casino meant to update, but not overdo? The big picture over at Flamingo is still unknown, but one thing's certain -- this dirty bird is molting.

Yesterday, the resort's Tropical Breeze Cafe marked its last day of service while the Paradise Garden Buffet scaled back hours last month to just 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Now, VegasChatter fan Jeff C. brings us our latest report on Flamingo, complete with images captured this past weekend.

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Binion's Prepping A Cigar Lounge

Where: 128 Fremont St. [map], 89101
February 13, 2015 at 3:40 PM | by | Comments (2)

Over the past year, Binion’s has been quietly making small changes to its casino (the hotel remains closed). It's updated some of its dining options and bars as well. Already this year, Binion’s added $1 Throwback Thursday blackjack to draw attention. The next phase of renovations and additions will be a cigar lounge.

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An Update On The Fashion Show Mall Expansion

January 28, 2015 at 7:53 PM | by | Comments (4)

The front of Fashion Show Mall is getting a redesign, but it looks like the familiar “spaceship” feature will remain. A recent walk by the façade’s construction area shows some progress, but no more hints about what’s to come, other than the vague sign saying “exciting new dining destinations.”

From the inside of the mall, the two-story, soon-to-be triple its former size Zara men’s and women’s clothing store is the most visible change. Its large footprint looks strange while it is closed during the renovation. Construction walls are completely sealed up, offering no hints as to progress. Signs say it’ll be up and running around fall of this year.

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Resorts World Floats New Timeline For Start Of Construction

January 21, 2015 at 1:18 PM | by | Comments (3)

Resorts World today...

Construction of Resorts World, the huge, $4 billion dollar mega-resort planned for the old Echelon site, likely won't begin until possibly a year after Genting once planned.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports today that "the company hopes to break ground on the development sometime between April and June." Business writer Howard Stutz also states the project's top executive, Christian Goode, has left the project. He'll be replaced by another Genting exec, Gerald Gardner.

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Just Off The North Strip, Making Way For Lucky Dragon Hotel And Casino

January 9, 2015 at 4:12 PM | by | Comments (8)

On CSI, the Lucky Dragon was a fictional Vegas casino (not to be confused with the Red Dragon Vegas casino in Rush Hour 2). In 2016, it may actually be a real destination.

We first started reporting on the dream to bring the Lucky Dragon hotel-casino to Las Vegas in January 2012. Back then, it was envisioned as an Asian-themed resort with a 10-story hotel tower squeezed between the Allure condo tower on Sahara (just off Las Vegas Boulevard) and the Golden Steer steakhouse. Today, that remains the case. The planned property would boast about 200 rooms and a (roughly) 19,000-square-foot casino as well as a handful of restaurants and shops. A major entertainment space is not in the plans.

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The Birth Of Future Vegas Delivers Traffic Pangs, New Street Name

Where: 89109
January 7, 2015 at 8:10 PM | by | Comments (5)

Not the most ideal traffic setups even before construction got underway in 2014 for an arena and a host of new dining experiences, visitors who arrive at New York-New York or Monte Carlo via something other than their own foot power have found they need to be especially aware behind the wheel.

Traffic lanes leading into and out of the resorts have been closed, switched to just one way, or completely moved, depending on where you are. Even the straightaway that was Rue de Monte Carlo now boasts a new serpentine shape as well as a new name, Park Avenue. The new moniker is a nod to the experience still to come which will add new dining spots between the two resorts leading up to the new arena. Some will be attached to the southern side of Monte Carlo, others will be closer to the northern flank of New York-New York.

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