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Openings / The Cromwell / Bill's Gambling Hall And Saloon / Name Changes / Hotel Rooms / Suites / → All Tags
Reservations are now open to all for The Cromwell, making its official debut May 21.
Formerly Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon (and Barbary Coast before that), the aging property was completely gutted and is being built anew. When it debuts, it will offer 169 guest rooms and 19 suites with "Parisian flare," ranging in size from one to six bedrooms.
Openings / The Cromwell / Bill's Gambling Hall And Saloon / Barbary Coast / Name Changes / → All Tags
Total Rewards members eager to be one of the first to reserve a room at The Cromwell can now do so. In theory, at least. VegasChatter reader John N. just let us know that he can now view room rates, but that he was also presented with a broken image file and a non-functioning link. If you've had better luck, let us know.
Vdara / Name Changes / ESPA at Vdara / Spas / Salons / Green Vegas / Fitness / → All Tags
How long has it been since you visited Vdara, that oh-so-mellow (non-smoking and casino-free) resort and spa tucked away behind Aria? We donít hear very much about Vdara (aside from those endless "death ray" jokes), probably because all of the guests are in aromatherapy trances. You see, Vdara's spa was recently acquired by ESPA. This rebranding has brought the ESPA spa line and operating philosophy to the existing facility, focusing on the high-end products and services the company has become famous for (in other parts of the world, that is).
The rumors were true.
Name Changes / MGM Grand / Avenue 24 / Avenue Cafe / Studio Cafe / Eating / Dining / Cafes / → All Tags
Renovations / Reopenings / Zuri / Lobby Bar / Name Changes / Bars / Drinking / Lounges / → All Tags
At MGM Grand, execs have traded the character of the mysteriously named Zuri Bar for the sameness of yet another Lobby Bar.
Zuri was closed several months ago. A visit over the weekend found that the bar had finally returned, but its name had not. Now called Lobby Bar (even though it's not really in the lobby), it looks as if the lightest of refreshments has taken place.
Name Changes / Vegas News / Planet Hollywood / PH Live / The Axis / Aladdin / Live Nation / Britney Spears / Events / Entertainment / → All Tags
To many, it will be known as Britney's theater, for at least the next few years. But, for some (including us), it's hard not to think about it as the Aladdin's Theatre for the Performing Arts. This writer just referred to it that way only yesterday. It seems fitting then that, during a press event at Planet Hollywood today to announce the venue's new name and to show off its new look, executives began by noting the theater's storied history. One that's seen entertainers ranging from Neil Diamond to Justin Timberlake.
Take it or leave it, but the rumor mill fired up over the weekend and spat out a new name for Bill's --
VegasChatter Reviews / Downtown Grand / Lady Luck / Name Changes / Renovations / Openings / Downtown Vegas / Downtown / → All Tags
In part one of our review of Downtown Grand, we spent four nights in a 450 square-foot corner "Premium" room on the top floor of the Casino Tower. Now it's time for a review of the property's more 'basic' offering, the 350 square-foot "Deluxe" room. And, spoiler, we definitely had a preference between the two.
After this writer took an overnight excursion to Primm, it was back to Downtown Grand for another two nights. This time, Iíd booked through Hotels.com for a nightly rate of $37 plus tax and an $11 nightly "Grand Experience" fee. I had no delusions that Iíd be getting a premium room once again. Even a tight Mr. Olympia tee and a bit of flirting with the familiar desk agent didnít help get an upgrade from deluxe. Darn! I mean "yay, my review is now a two-fer!"
Once on the eighth floor, it was deja vu again, but this time for a different reason. The carpeting in this corridor looked very familiar.
VegasChatter Reviews / Downtown / Downtown Vegas / Downtown Grand / Lady Luck / Hotel Rooms / Resort Fees / Renovations / Openings / Name Changes / → All Tags
Remember the old Certs commercial? ďItís two (click) two (click) two mints in one!Ē Here at VegasChatter, weíre going retro and doing the Certs version of Downtown Grand room reviews. Two opinions from back-to-back stays (with a one-night break in-between to recharge our objectivity). And, just like that breath mint, the former Lady Luck is now as fresh as a mountain spring and as yummy as the tastiest candy. But, is that enough to lure people away from the beer-and-onion breath (if you will) of Fremont Street? Letís take a peek behind those guestroom doors and find out. First, a review of the hotel-casino's Premium rooms. Tomorrow, we'll check out the Grand's Deluxe guestrooms.
Weíve been spending a lot of time at the Downtown Grand, both in person and by way of our site. If youíve been reading our updates, youíd think we havenít yet stayed. Thatís not the case. We've actually spent a lot more time there than we'd planned to, especially this particular writer thanks to an unpleasant flu/cold/fever thing that kept me in bed for much of my stay. And, when youíre feeling miserable, youíre especially aware of your surroundings, no? Thank goodness the first four nights of my visit were in a 450 square foot corner Premium Room on the top floor of the Casino Tower. (Cue the deja vu music to remind you of my review of the corner petite jacuzzi suite at Eastside Cannery just a few weeks ago.)
Iíd like to think it was my dazzling smile and always irresistible Brut 33 splash that got this writer moving on up from a bottom-tier room to a dee-luxe corner room in the sky. (Hey, itís worked before.. maybe..) But, more than likely it was the fact Iíd received a special media rate for a VegasChatter meet-up and they were hoping to make a good impression. After a slight delay coupled with a pleasant and unexpected greeting by the VP of Operations, my reservation agent escorted me to a elevator banks where I was whisked to the top floor of the Casino Tower (room 1802, to be precise).
Name Changes / Off Strip / Westin Casuarina / Westin Las Vegas / MAX Casino / MAX REWARDS / Players Clubs / Renovations / → All Tags
We've known why the Westin's Casuarina Casino has been empty for years. And, now (finally), so does Westin.