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Hooters Casino Hotel Will Get a New Name, But Which One Will It Be?

May 11, 2015 at 12:04 PM | by | Comments (14)

Hooters is not just sagging, it's going away for good.

A few weeks ago, we gave you the scoop from employees at the long-suffering Hooters Casino Hotel--that Hooters would partner up with Holiday Inn and that the entire property would be renovated to fit the Holiday Inn brand standards.

Indeed the sale of Hooters Casino has gone through (for about $53.8 million to the Trinity Hotel Investments of New York. But Johnny Kats of the Las Vegas Sun says the hotel may not turn into a Holiday Inn. Kats reports:

Trinity, which is expected to change the Hooters name, has entered into partnerships with hotels operated by such resort companies as Crown Plaza, DoubleTree By Hilton and Holiday Inn. It is expected, though not yet verified, that the last company will take over the property — but not under the Holiday Inn brand.

FWIW, Holiday Inn is a part of the InterContinental Hotel Group which also has Crowne Plaza, Candlewood Suites and Hotel Indigo as part of their company.

So, no motel hotel Holiday Inn for Las Vegas? Perhaps that's a good thing. But given Trinity's history of partnering up with budget select service brands similar to Holiday Inn, we wouldn't hope for something super flashy.

Meanwhile, there will still be plenty of Hooters in Las Vegas. VegasChatter member PaperPoster submitted these snaps of the Hooters under construction at The Palms.

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Harrah's Next For A Room Remodel

Where: 89109
April 28, 2015 at 10:08 PM | by | Comments (12)

With The LINQ set to finish the complete remodel of its accommodations by next week (and see the opening of its brand new spa, too), Caesars Entertainment is turning its attention to sprucing up neighboring sister property, Harrah's.

VegasChatter Twitter follower @mspenn1013 tells us the word on the street at the front desk:

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Spahhh At The LINQ This May

Where: 3535 Las Vegas Boulevard [map], 89109
March 27, 2015 at 5:51 PM | by | Comments (4)

A slate-covered hallway inside the LINQ's opening soon spa.

The LINQ Hotel expects to start rubbing us the right way (may not have come out the right way) starting May 4. That's when a rejuvenated spa experience will make its debut.

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Check Out The New Le Central At Paris

Where: 3655 Las Vegas Boulevard [map], 89109
March 24, 2015 at 3:32 PM | by | Comments (2)

Last week Paris opened their renovated and expanded lobby bar, Le Central. I happened upon the newly revealed change by accident when meeting a friend after the first day of March Madness. The poor staff were slightly overwhelmed by the amount of people in the bar Thursday night. Bartenders had to remake new drinks on the menu and had a difficult time accommodating orders from the waitresses and folks sitting at the bar. That said, everyone was very nice and I ended up with a couple of fine drinks. Then again, I'm pretty simple -- beer, vodka, coffee. Done.

The first thing you notice about the new Le Central is the large circular bar next to Le Toilets and the check-in area. The bar has TVs all around with bar-top video poker. VP players shouldn’t be surprised by the typically bad Caesars pay tables. What you might be surprised about is the minimum denomination is 50 cents.

The inside of the bar is a couple of steps up from the casino floor so you have tall bar stools on the outside and chairs on the inside. Those bar stools shown above are nice, but can only be found at the bar.

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Check Out Bellagio's New Sportsbook Look

Where: 3600 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
March 5, 2015 at 3:39 PM | by | Comments (13)

The next time you visit the sportsbook at Bellagio you'll see a different space then you’re used to. The sportsbook just wrapped up a renovation in time for one of the busiest sports betting weekends of the year, March Madness.

Much of the older desk seating that was used for horse bettors has been removed, allowing for a more lounge or living room-type atmosphere with couches and comfortable leather chairs and couches like you see at The Mirage and Aria. In addition, Bellagio's sportbook is the next within the MGM Resorts family to install the InteractivePro tables. They were introduced to The Mirage sportsbook last year and also can be found at MGM Grand now.

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There's An Opening Date For The LINQ's New And Improved Pool

Where: 89109
March 4, 2015 at 5:53 PM | by | Comments (11)

After a major gut job reduced it to nothing but dirt and a rectangular hole in the ground, The LINQ Hotel is about to debut its brand new pool experience. (Despite failing to rename it the Qool. We thought that was a solid suggestion.)

Sun worshippers will enjoy a completely revamped pool deck beginning March 20. When that date arrives, guests will discover not one, but two pools. As we've previously reported, it will include the original footprint while a second, elevated pool has been added as well. The LINQ's website promises an extensive misting system throughout the pool deck as well as other amenities:

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We Can't Sign Off On Westgate's New Signature Rooms

Where: 3000 Paradise Road [map], 89109
February 27, 2015 at 2:53 PM | by | Comments (28)

In January, we tipped readers off to the addition of 1,200 renovated rooms at Westgate Las Vegas, many of which are now designated as the Signature class. Located in the central tower of the Benihana Hotel former LVH (and, before that, Las Vegas Hilton), Signature accommodations promise “magnificent ambience and uncompromising quality.” Lured in by all of that boasting (and a very tempting price), I decided to celebrate my three-day birthday weekend in all of this supposed luxury. Did the Signature class live up to heightened expectations?

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At Flamingo, A Cafe Closes And Other Changes

Where: 89109
February 16, 2015 at 7:25 PM | by | Comments (18)

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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Westgate Has More New in Store For March, April

Where: 3000 Paradise Road [map], 89109
January 26, 2015 at 5:16 PM | by | Comments (9)

Westgate's pool in October 2014.

Westgate owner David Siegel wasn't all talk. When he purchased the LVH last July, Siegel had big plans for the flailing off-Strip property. And, before year's end, he'd already started to deliver.

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A 'Suite' Look At Venetian's New Rooms

Where: 89109
January 19, 2015 at 11:07 PM | by | Comment (1)

The new look of Venetian's Luxury Suite.

The home of the "world's largest standard guest room" according to the Guinness Book of World Records may want to petition to add two more words to that accolade: newly renovated.

Venetian quietly undertook the massive task of renovating its 3,000 suites last summer. The remodel focusing on listening to guest requests for "brighter" rooms so executives made sure to increase light levels, both in accommodations as well as guest hallways. They did so by using new, energy-efficient bulbs that require less electricity while still increasing light output.

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The New Westgate SuperBook May Resemble Lagasse's Stadium

January 19, 2015 at 9:39 PM | by | Comments (4)

When the LVH was purchased and the name changed to Westgate, there were plenty of promises about breathing new life into the historic hotel and casino.

Unlike the transformation of the Sahara to SLS Las Vegas, Westgate never closed. So guests and visitors have watched as new ownership added Purple Reign and Sexxy. (yes, with a period) to the entertainment roster and opened Sid's Cafe, a 24-hour cafe that now resides in the old high limit gaming area.

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