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At Downtown Grand, Life Won't Always Be A PICNIC For All

Where: 206 N 3rd St. [map], 89101
April 23, 2014 at 8:29 PM | by | Comments (3)

Before it made its debut last year, Downtown Grand executives had envisioned a vibrant pool scene that everyone could pull up a lounger and enjoy. Now as its rooftop pool experience, PICNIC, kicks into gear, there's an asterisk attached.

PICNIC quietly opened about a month ago and has been hosting DJs, bands and special events in the weeks that followed. When we popped in, we found the experience had been restricted to hotel guests, but that's now been widened to Nevada residents... who pay. If that's you, expect a $15 entry fee mid-week, $25 on the weekend.

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Tropicana, Luxor Add New Experiences For The LGBTQ Community

April 7, 2014 at 6:05 PM | by | Comments (8)

The Las Vegas Strip has several new entertainment options, some of them within the gay community and more on the way. As the High Roller began spinning so did the DJs at Tropicana Beach Club and Savile Row. If you’re scratching your head and asking “where?”, you aren’t alone. Despite the failure of both Krave Massive and Drink and Drag to resurrect downtown's struggling Neonopolis, two Strip coldspots are heating things up with gay-themed events.

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Downtown Grand Quietly Opens PICNIC (And, That's Probably For The Best)

Where: 89101
March 31, 2014 at 6:08 PM | by | Comments (6)

We were so eager to experience it that we labeled it one of 2014's top game changers. A new downtown pool experience perched on the rooftop of a new downtown hotel-casino. Surely, it would give the Golden Nugget a run for its money.

Before Downtown Grand made its public debut in October 2013, we had already fallen in love with the concept of its rooftop pool experience, PICNIC. There would be real grass! Anyone could drop in! There would be concerts and movie screenings! But, when we slipped up to the roof for a peek on opening day, we were disappointed to find turf of the plastic variety instead. We should have tempered our expectations then.

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SLS Las Vegas Wants You To Have A LiFE

Where: 89109
March 27, 2014 at 10:14 PM | by | Comment (1)



It’s not about creating another Vegas nightclub; it’s about fostering a movement that rebels against the one-dimensional norm that has come to define nightlife. For far too long, the party has been about just the entertainment and LiFE defies that convention, knowing the real essence of the party is its people.

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Vegas Party Pools Almost Ready To Make A Splash

February 17, 2014 at 3:36 PM | by | Comments (0)

Not sure if putting hands up.. or assuming the position...

With sunny skies and a string of highs in the 70s ahead (except Thursday... drat you, Thursday, and your 63 degree high!..), Vegas is ready to get its pool party back on.

At least four will dive back into the swim of things (hee) in less than a month with more suiting up soon after. Here's how opening season is shaping up in Vegas:

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Which Coming Vegas Pool Would You Rather?

February 7, 2014 at 9:17 PM | by | Comments (4)

Before year's end, we should have three new hotels -- The Cromwell, SLS Las Vegas and Delano Las Vegas -- to explore. And, we should be able to test the waters at two new pools with their debuts, fingers crossed.

Delano, which is taking over and transforming THEhotel, will share the already established pool offerings of big sis, Mandalay Bay, but SLS and Cromwell will both bring entirely new pool scenes to the city. We don't know what is in store at either just yet aside from beautiful babies and luxe cabanas, obvi, but -- based solely on their renderings and locales, which pool would you rather?

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Looking For A 'Suite' New Accommodation? Trop Has Something To Show You

Where: 3801 Las Vegas Blvd South [map], 89109
January 28, 2014 at 4:54 PM | by | Comments (9)

When you think of a suite stay in Vegas, the Tropicana wants to make sure you don't forget about them.

Today, Trop unveiled their new Sky Villa Suites, found on the 20th floor of the Paradise Tower. Designed in part by the hotel-casino's CEO Alex Yemenidjian (hey, at least he didn't name them Alex Villas, ahem), the suites "were created with an emphasis on modern glamour":

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Harrah's Has More New In Store

Where: 3475 Las Vegas Boulevard [map], 89109
January 27, 2014 at 7:12 PM | by | Comments (5)

Harrah's is betting big on a casino floor revamp, but that's not all set to happen for the aging Vegas property this year.

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Fear No Frost: Pool Season Is Not So Far Away

January 8, 2014 at 6:09 PM | by | Comments (0)

Would you believe us if we told you that pool season is just around the corner?

It may not feel like it in the midst of this polar vortex, but if all goes according to plan and the weather cooperates, we could see hotels begin to reopen their party pools as early as St. Patrick’s Day. That would mean that we're only two months away from showing some (more) skin.

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The One Thing We Regret After Staying At Palms Place

Where: 4321 W Flamingo Rd [map], 89103
December 26, 2013 at 7:33 PM | by | Comments (5)

Have you ever tried a hotel for the first time, then kicked yourself for staying there? Happens all the time. But, how about scolding yourself for not trying a place sooner? That’s how this writer felt after a recent stay at Palms Place Hotel and Spa. After avoiding it for so long, I finally caved and booked a Studio Suite for two nights. Now, I wish I hadn't waited.

This VegasChatter contributor usually avoids the “party” resorts like Hard Rock Hotel or Cosmopolitan. (Those days are disappearing in the rearview mirror.) But now, with many recent changes (along with the fickle tastes of the hip crowd), Palms isn’t as popular as it once was. Recent visits for dining and a preview of Zowie Bowie’s short-lived show (at the quickly shuttered Heraea sports bar/restaurant), made me realize just how much Palms has fallen out of favor, or out of touch. With that in mind, I decided to give in and try a few nights, but played it safe by booking the non-gaming Palms Place tower. And, once I checked in, I didn’t want to leave. Seriously.

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Not Everything Is Open For Business At Downtown Grand

Where: 206 N. 3rd St. [map], 89101
October 28, 2013 at 7:58 PM | by | Comment (1)

Downtown Grand has marked its first 24 hours of business, but not everything is open to the public.

Formerly the Lady Luck, the reimagined, renovated and renamed Downtown Vegas hotel and casino welcomed its first guests Sunday night. Termed as a soft opening, the official debut is set for 11.12.13. (Hopefully at 11:12 .. and 13 seconds.. a.m. because why not go all the way?)

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Why Primm Is One Of Our Day Trip Faves

Where: Primm NV [map], 89019
July 30, 2013 at 4:45 PM | by | Comments (15)

As much as we love the glitz and excitement of The Strip, it can be overwhelming at times. A day trip to surrounding areas offers a chance to catch your breath and take in some things you've never experienced, even if you’ve been to Las Vegas many times in the past.

Jaunts to Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire, and the Grand Canyon are always popular, but we’ve grown rather fond of a small cluster of casino hotels that welcome visitors crossing the Nevada-California state line. Well-known by residents of Southern California who drive here for wild weekends, it’s an undiscovered gem for tourists who come by air.

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