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Renovations At Palace Station Bring Upgrades To Its Sportsbook

Where: 2411 West Sahara Avenue [map], 89102
July 22, 2014 at 7:56 PM | by | Comments (2)

It’s great to see older casinos become more modern. Last week, this writer checked out Palace Station to see what their new steakhouse, Charcoal Room, was all about. I was pleasantly surprised with the food, decor and level of service. The restaurant, however, felt like an anachronism compared to the rest of the casino. I'm happy to report the Charcoal Room won’t be the only updated destination inside the off Strip property.

Palace Station has recently renovated their sportsbook, too. There are two key features to the upgrade. New, large-screen TVs have the ability to feature one game across a number of monitors or the screens can be split so patrons can watch multiple games at once. The other change is the addition of 85 new plush, faux leather chairs. The chairs are among the nicest you’ll find in any Vegas sportsbook. VIP booths have been added as well.

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The Quad Starting To Morph Into The Linq Hotel

Where: 3535 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
July 22, 2014 at 4:43 PM | by | Comments (10)

It may not look like it from The Strip just yet, but The Linq Hotel is already starting to make a splash in Las Vegas. An on-going metamorphosis of the soon-to-be renamed Quad (which was Imperial Palace before that) is refocusing on the hotel-casino's exterior.

After receiving a tip from VegasChatter friend @paperposter, VC photographer Greg Clarke visited the center Strip property to capture photos of the changes now underway. Greg reports all the balcony walls have been removed from the rear of the hotel and that work is now taking place on the center portion of the building that faces the pool. Here's a rendering of the finished project:

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Not Yet Officially Here, There's Still An Early Word On Delano

July 22, 2014 at 1:42 PM | by | Comments (10)

A series of Vegas delays means the debut of Delano Las Vegas -- while defiantly inspired (whatever that means) -- will definitely be overshadowed by the almost simultaneous debut of SLS Las Vegas. SLS will take its bow August 23 while Delano steps onto the Vegas scene, officially, September 1.

We say officially because more and more folks have already stayed at the remodeled and renamed THEhotel at Mandalay Bay as a floor-by-floor takeover continues to move towards completion. And, with more stays, more early reviews are popping up. We'll disregard talk of construction noise and construction walls for obvious reasons, but it was interesting to read early reactions to the completed rooms. And, while a handful complained of inadequate storage and uncomfortable couches, it was a few small rectangles that bent most guests out of shape:

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Downtown Changes You Might Not Know About

July 18, 2014 at 4:07 PM | by | Comments (6)

There's more happening in Downtown Vegas than fast-changing drinking laws. (Although, if you haven't heard yet, there's another you should be aware of.) Here's a roundup of what's taking place, from remodels to new spots to sip and sup:

Mermaid's is getting a substantial refresh. Its snack bar is up and running again after a week-long renovation according to our @sammasseur who also spied new casino carpeting, new slot chairs and even new slot machines themselves. Sam was told the casino bar along with the cashier cage are next in line for an update. The biggest news is that the casino will covert its slot machines from coin to TITO (Ticket In, Ticket Out) in about two months time.

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Fashion Show Mall Planning Strip-Front Expansion

June 6, 2014 at 5:57 PM | by | Comments (9)

With being Strip-front all the rage right now, you'd think Fashion Show Mall would be set when it comes to having walk-up shops and restaurants right on Las Vegas Boulevard. The shopping center has already offered them for years, but not to be outdated or outdone, the mall has plans to completely redesign its Strip-side plaza.

Paperwork submitted to local government officials reveal sweeping changes are being considered. Mall operators want to add on to the first and second levels of the building's eastside to install eight more dining destinations (six with outdoor dining) while completely updating the facade.

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While The Strip Is Changing, Which Three Casinos Are Stuck In The Past?

May 29, 2014 at 1:51 PM | by | Comments (27)

This year, things are really moving on The Strip. The Cromwell and High Roller are off and running, Bally’s is getting Bazaar, and room renovations are (finally) underway at The Quad. And, that’s just center Strip. There’s action at the ends of The Strip as well; rooms are being revealed at The Delano and Resorts World is taking steps towards reality.

In all the excitement, it’s easy to forget about those places that haven’t changed. Here at VegasChatter, we’re keeping track. We think it’s time the three casino-hotels listed below wake from their slumbers and give us something to get excited about.

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THEhotel Is Going, Going, Almost Gone

Where: 4545 Cameron Street, Suite D [map], 89103
May 19, 2014 at 2:05 PM | by | Comments (9)

THEhotel at Mandalay Bay will make its debut as the Delano Las Vegas September 1. An extensive room remodel has been underway for weeks now but, if that news makes you sad, you can always keep a piece of THEhotel in your heart. And, in your home.

VegasChatter friend Greg B. reports The Original Hotel Liquidators on Cameron Street won the bid to sell all the old furnishings and "are chewing through it (the inventory) at quite a clip."

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Sh*t You May Have Missed Now That Slotzilla Has Arrived

May 2, 2014 at 1:17 AM | by | Comments (8)

Have you flown down Fremont yet?

A lot of sh*t comes and goes in Las Vegas and some of it actually sticks. Since the flow of updates can come fast and furious, each month we'll point out Sh*t You May Have Missed as an easy way to keep score of what's new, who's coming soon, which doors may have closed and what you better catch now before it's gone forever.

If you spent this month reading anyone else, you probably missed a lot of sh*t! In the event we still manage to miss some sh*t, leave a comment below!

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HOTELS-CASINOS
· The Cromwell... Casino (Formerly Bill's Gambling Hall)
· Riverboat Roulette (Golden Gate)
· Room Reservations (SLS Las Vegas)
· Room Reservations (Delano Las Vegas)
· Xposed, an LGBTQ pool party (Tropicana) Saturdays
· Bingo Room (Rampart)

RESTAURANTS AND BARS
· Guy's Vegas Kitchen (The Quad)
· Flour & Barley (The Linq)
· 800 Degrees Pizza (Monte Carlo)
· Yusho (Monte Carlo)
· PT's Pub (Tropicana & Fort Apache)
· Kitchen Creations (Downtown)
· Cowgirl Up Cantina (Binion's)
· Hungry Howie’s Pizza (7703 N. El Capitan Way, Off Strip)
· The Scullery bar (The Ogden, Downtown Vegas)
· DB Brasserie (Venetian/Palazzo)
· Lobster ME (Grand Canal Shoppes)
· BLVD Creamery (Monte Carlo)
· Sambalatte (Monte Carlo)
· 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque (Mandalay Bay)
· Expanded Dining Options (Serendipity 3)
· Braddah's Island Style (Durango & Centennial)
· O Face Doughnuts (Downtown)

SHOWS AND ATTRACTIONS
· Slotzilla (Downtown)
· The High Roller (The Linq)
· Olivia Newton-John Residency (Flamingo)
· Polaroid Museum (The Linq)
· Shoot Las Vegas (Around Town)

SHOPPING
· Ink & Vector (Miracle Mile Shops)
· LEGO Store (Fashion Show Mall)
· 12AM Run (The Linq)
· Vanity Style Lounge (The Linq)
· Lululemon (Fashion Outlets at Primm Valley Casino Resort)
· Polaroid Fotobar (The Linq)

Inside Polaroid Fotobar at The Linq.

OTHER SH*T
· LOOK Style Society (Town Square)

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Delano Las Vegas To Debut September 1 With More Delano To Follow

Where: 89109
May 1, 2014 at 1:10 AM | by | Comments (12)

Construction walls are up as THEhotel transforms into Delano.

Where once a debut of December 2013 was expected, Delano Las Vegas will instead bring South Beach to Sin City beginning September 1. And, yes, you can now book a stay.

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.

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Second Pizza Rock Coming As Part Of $20 Million Project At Green Valley Ranch

Where: 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway [map], 89052
April 30, 2014 at 10:20 AM | by | Comments (2)

Just two weeks after announcing $35 million in enhancements for Red Rock Resort, Station Casinos has announced it will also pour $20 million into improvements at Green Valley Ranch in Henderson.

The property-wide project will bring four new dining experiences to GVR, including a second Pizza Rock for the Las Vegas Valley. By world pizza champ Tony Gemignani, the brand opened its first location in Downtown Vegas last year. A second dining experience by Gemignani, Slice House, will also be offered.

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After Renovations, Hotel Room Rates At The Quad Will Double

Where: 3535 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
April 23, 2014 at 6:07 PM | by | Comments (11)

Say goodbye to this...

After two years, changes at Imperial Palace, ne The Quad, are inching closer to completion. A new Strip-front facade was constructed, the poker room and sportsbook were moved, the casino floor was renovated, new venues attached to The Linq were opened and we can even step into Flavortown with the debut of Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen. Currently, a remodel of the hotel rooms is underway.

Accommodations at The Quad are still some of the least expensive on the Vegas Strip. A quick check of Caesars.com shows that, without any Total Rewards offers applied, mid-week rooms at The Quad are still in the mid $30 range.

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Serendipity 3 To Debut Expanded Dining Options Soon

Where: 3507 Las Vegas Boulevard [map], 89109
April 22, 2014 at 8:04 PM | by | Comments (6)

Starting April 29, Serendipity 3 at Caesars Palace will be able to sate more of us at once.

Best known for its indulgent hot chocolate, the Strip-side restaurant began an expansion project back in December with the goal of extending its patio while increasing its indoor dining room. Now, construction is almost complete. The new patio will feature a full bar with counter seating while the indoor dining room will be able to accommodate more guests, too. Floor-to-ceiling windows have also been installed.

In celebration of its five-year anniversary on The Strip, Serendipity 3 has also added new dishes to the menu and reinvented others. It's open Sunday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to midnight.

(PHOTO: VegasChatter)