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If you haven't already heard, the rooms at The LINQ Hotel & Casino will be ready for guests tomorrow, October 30 when the hotel officially changes its name (again) from The Quad. We've already given you a sneak peek at the accomodations (one room type shown above), which were entirely redone (and, yes, the elevators were redone, too!), but here are a few more updates on the hotel:
· A Coffee Shop and a 24-Hour Cafe are under construction right now. The coffee shop will be located near the guest elevators. It will not be a branded coffee shop chain, but rather, something "unique to Vegas." The 24-hour cafe will be located near the small retail corridor that will extend beyond the guest elevators. It too will be "unique."
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VegasChatter Facebook fan Taylor R. found a trademark filed by parent company Hakkasan for the name, Omnia Beach Club. A check also found a sister trademark for Omnia Day Club. But, while this week's news reports have highlighted the rooftop garden, nary a word has been uttered about a day life experience.
Future Vegas / Delano Las Vegas / Openings / Name Changes / THEhotel at Mandalay Bay / Delano Beach Club / Pools / Rivea / miX / Eating / Dining / Restaurants / Closings / → All Tags
The lobby and rooms (the panoramic suite pictured above and below) may say Delano meets the desert, but the transformation of THEhotel at Mandalay Bay into an entirely new brand isn't entirely complete.
Still to come is the departure of rooftop restaurant and lounge, miX. The long-lived dining destination by Alain Ducasse is expected to remain open through the remainder of the year. A new restaurant, also by Ducasse, Rivea, will debut around this time in 2015. The concept made its debut in Saint-Tropez last year and will feature French and Italian cuisine. (See what they're serving up in the French Riviera here.) miX Lounge will see a rebranding of its own, too.
The ladies have had their turn to show off their
questionable fashionable Vegas pool attire. Now, we're scoping out the men.
Since we're strictly scrolling Facebook photos at this point, there isn't a lot to work with since the pages tend to focus on the ladies. But what photos there are of men, we find to be pretty basic. Most men are wearing the holy trinity of pool gear -- shades, board shorts and ball caps. Nothing wrong with that, but god, it is boring to look at.
Props to the men who at least had stylish board shorts or funny sayings on their hats. Now we have to give a hand, er, props, to the men who busted out these trends:
While boobs, barely there bikinis, and beefcakes are the norm for the Vegas pool scene, we've begun to notice some extra special trends happening this season. A look through the various Facebook pages of Las Vegas' hottest pool parties revealed how widespread these trends really are. Here's what is hot right now in Vegas. Anna Wintour, shield your eyes.
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Even though we haven’t reached the official start of summer (this weekend), summertime events in Vegas have been booming for weeks. Pool parties started as soon as the weather permitted. The story is the same for Wet 'N' Wild, now well into its second season.
With temperatures regularly topping 100, access to a pool becomes a must for many when choosing their hotel. While summer isn’t a slow time for Vegas, we’ve been seeing some very low rates lately, many of which are bundled with free dining credit. The only catch is that most are coming from pool-less hotels. If you can find other ways of keeping cool, you may be able to take advantage of a sweet summertime deal. Here are a few of our favorites in downtown Vegas:
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Red Rock Resort has one of the best pools you'll find anywhere in Vegas. As you can see from the HDR’d photo above, it’s more like a pool complex with pools of varying size and depth. This is not what you'd expect to find at a "locals" casino. The complex also houses a covered bar and restaurant which features a similar menu to what you’ll find inside at the Grand Cafe. Fans and misting systems almost make you forget it’s 115 degrees. Almost.
Now that it's pool season, this writer is always looking for an excuse to take his gaming outdoors. After placing bets and waiting for the Belmont Stakes to begin, some friends and I decided to head outside and watch the race at the pool bar. It’s been almost a year since I last visited the bar and I'd forgotten one of its most important features.
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If you haven't started your holiday weekend already, tell your boss that VegasChatter said you need to get up out of there! But, before you do, check out four new experiences making their Strip debut this Memorial Day weekend. We'll see you back here on Tuesday! Have a safe one!
Triple-digit temperatures and throngs of thongs and hard-bodied coeds have returned to the Las Vegas landscape signaling both the commencement of the city’s world renowned pool season and the realization for this writer that five months have passed since making yet another New Year’s resolution that failed to ignite on the launch pad.
The resolution: To get in shape for pool season.
The result: Total failure, which comes as no surprise thanks to a, shall we say, “lax,” workout plan that consisted of a grueling 20 sit-ups every other Sunday.
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Stating, unequivocally, the best thing you ever ate in Vegas is darn near impossible. Sure, we've all had an amazing something or other over there. A restaurant we must hit regularly over here. But, then there's that dining destination that's supposed to be all that that we've still yet to visit. And, what about that one dish you heard is divine? Yes, the
mind wobbles mouth waters. Frequently.
So, recently, when we were invited to taste the new offerings of Mandarin Oriental's Pool Café, this writer went expecting to be 'roll me out of here' happy. It was the Mandarin, after all. What I did not expect was to find the dish. The dish I would happily eat every day of my life. The dish I would want for my last meal. The dish I can't stop talking about several weeks later. That dish. Behold:
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Bottle service poolside is nothing new in Vegas, but usually those bottles aren't filled with wine.
Aria, however, is making sure there are no sour grapes with its pool guests and is now offering a poolside vino service. Order a bottle and have it delivered straight to your lounger. To combat the heat, the wine is presented in a carafe cradled in an eight-inch block of ice.
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While Delano takes over THEhotel at Mandalay Bay as part of an $80 million transformation, both share a common theme. One of separateness and intimacy. Adjacent to all the perks of a major resort, but not a part of it. THEhotel is one of the OG's in Vegas' "boutique" hotel trend. It's hoped Delano will bring that game to the next level with even more exclusivity, even more personalized service. For example, all guests will receive a follow-up call after checking in while executives plan to know when VIPs are en route and will greet them curbside with keys at the ready.