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Renovations / Name Changes / Sahara / SLS Vegas / Construction / Openings / → All Tags
It hasn't even been a month since our last check on the Sahara and already two VegasChatter readers have more striking progress photos to share.
Taken on May 11 by Greg C. and just yesterday, May 20 by Brian F., new snapshots of the aging resort's transformation into the SLS illustrate the further erasure of Sahara's Moroccan-inspired architecture. And, the NASCAR Cafe. Remember that one time when you tried the burrito challenge? Yeah, good times. And, bad heartburn. But, we digress.
This is an aerial photo of how the NASCAR Cafe appeared in mid-April:
And, here it is on May 11:
The photos at the very top of this post as well as below (and in the photo gallery underneath that) show how it stands now:
Openings / Bradley Ogden / Tivoli Village / Summerlin / Bottles and Burgers / Eating / Dining / Restaurants / Off Strip / → All Tags
Bradley Ogden left Caesars Palace to make room for more Gordon Ramsay, but luckily for Las Vegas he isn't staying away for long. His return becomes official Friday, May 31 when his latest venture Hops & Harvest opens in the former Bottles and Burgers location out in the 'burbs at Tivoli Village.
Construction / Attractions / Openings / Slotzilla / Downtown / Downtown Vegas / Fremont Street / Fremont Street Experience / → All Tags
We know you are all just dying to ride the forthcoming Slotzilla zipline ride that will horizontally launch you down Fremont Street at 35 m.p.h. from a 108-foot-tall slot machine. Well, here's our latest update that will probably make you even more jittery if you've been on the fence about taking the leap.
First, the X9 Design Group have dropped a high-quality video rendering onto YouTube of how they perceive the final experience should look:
Openings / MGM Grand / Michael Mina / PUB 1842 / SEABLUE / Restaurants / Dining / Eating / → All Tags
You know you love Las Vegas when you take time to grab a scoop even when you're on vacation. VegasChatter writer jproz is from Canada, eh, but has spent the last few days enjoying his latest dose of Vegas. That didn't stop him, though, from excitedly sharing a first look at PUB 1842, one of several new restaurants headed to MGM Grand.
Jeff tells us construction walls just went down earlier today for the Michael Mina concept which replaces the chef's former SEABLUE restaurant. Bright red doors mark the entrance while wood beams run along what appears to be "patio" seating. (Patio meaning along the indoor pedestrian walkway.)
Okay, all you Downtown Grand doubters. And, get ready, all you Downtown Grand groupies. Reservations will reportedly open next month.
Construction / Bill's Gambling Hall And Saloon / Gansevoort Las Vegas / Name Changes / Openings / Renovations / Vegas History / → All Tags
(Photos courtesy Greg C.)
First expected to debut this December, the Delano won't officially take over THEhotel at Mandalay Bay until early 2014 now. But, that doesn't necessarily mean you have to wait until the new year to check in.
Snooping around the main Delano website lead us to this surprising declaration:
Construction / Openings / The Linq / O'Sheas / Bill's Gambling Hall And Saloon / The High Roller / → All Tags
Caesars Entertainment giveth, taketh, and giveth again.
It's been just over a year since O'Sheas shuttered on The Strip. At the time, execs promised it would return and now there's a sure sign of it. Actually, there's a real sign. O'Sheas' sign. The VP of The Linq posted this photo of the sign's return yesterday on Instagram.
Our Jeff Prozeller swung by the construction site last night and again this morning to snap new pics of the $500 million project. You can view them in the photo gallery below. The one thing he couldn't see from The Strip, however, was said O'Sheas sign indicating it's new home will be tucked further into the
outdoor mall open-air promenade.
Vegas Returns / GameWorks / Town Square / Arcades / Restaurants / Openings / → All Tags
A few months back, we were feeling pretty confident in sharing news that GameWorks, shuttered in March of 2012 on the Strip, would return to Vegas with a new home at Town Square. Now, we can confirm the early heads up from our Richard Lane. (To do: See if Richard can take a short trip to Primm with us.)
Local TV news outlets are reporting today that GameWorks will reopen this November, with bowling, laser tag, and virtual gaming alongside more traditional arcade experiences. It'll serve up food again, too, with a 225-seat restaurant.
A walk by the active construction site late this morning found framework for an "industrial chic" facade taking shape. The exterior is now being described as "blending multiple storefronts with a brick and granite facade" with the "raw energy of a factory juxtaposed with ornate fixtures and canopies." Or, as our Richard Lane more succinctly describes it, old timey.
Dining / Fine Dining / The Mirage / Masaharu Morimoto / Japonais / Openings / Eating / Restaurants / → All Tags
Openings / Aria / Chapels / Weddings / CityCenter / → All Tags
When Aria opened in 2009, it did so without something that had become a standard amenity within Vegas resorts -- a wedding chapel. Whatever the thinking, the CityCenter hotel-casino must have tired of seeing couples in love spend wedded bliss
and dough elsewhere because it built, and recently opened, a chapel of its own.
The Wedding Chapel at Aria was culled from convention space, but despite coming several years after the resort, looks as if it's been there all along. Located on the first floor of the convention center, an oversized frosted glass window, two dark-colored wooden doors and a simple plaque provide a discreet facade for the 2,750-square-foot venue hidden away from sight.
Stepping inside reveals a small, yet elegant reception area as well as a meeting room for planning sessions, both adorned in neutral hues. The understated decor subtly impresses through a chic mix of textures and patterns rather than too bright colors and trite floral designs. (Although, we did fall in love with the vivid, amethyst-colored light fixtures floating overhead that reminded us of jewels.)
Just beyond these rooms are the chapel's biggest selling points, contemporary his and her spaces for the bride and groom. For him, a room dominated by a pool table. For her, a plush boudoir filled with plenty of seating and, likely more importantly, plenty of mirrors. Another big plus? There is only one wedding hall (the muted design continues here with touches of cream, beige and mauve) meaning you won't bump into other couples nor need to compete for attention. Your union will be the sole focus while you are there. Photos of all the spaces can be found in the gallery below.