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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.
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.
Westgate promised renovated rooms in 2015 and, lo and behold, it now features some.
Earlier this month, Las Vegas Sun columnist John Katsilometes reported that Westgate now boasts 1,200 remodeled rooms. A trip to its website reveals the off Strip's Signature category of accommodations was the focus of the refresh:
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Renderings reveal the casino bar's current look, featuring ornate ironwork and a huge column-supported dome (shown above), will give way to a modern Parisian design (spitballin' here on potential press release copy) boasting unrestricted views of the action surrounding it, comfortable bar and lounge seating, playfully oversized lamps, and the eye-catching whimsy of twinkling chandeliers that will seem to float in midair. (Feel free to use any of that, Caesars.)
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In the past few years, Strip casino buffets have separated themselves into two distinct categories: 1) so pricey they may as well be fine dining establishments, or 2) affordable, but with the likelihood of spoiling your appetite. Excaliburís infamously awful Round Table Buffet once fit squarely into the latter category, but a pricey three-month renovation (along with a generic renaming) revealed an entirely new dining experience last month. Is The Buffet at Excalibur worth a visit to the Castle?
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If 2014 was the year of the new hotel, 2015 will be the year of the restaurant in Las Vegas. A billion (rough estimate) new dining destinations will fire up around Las Vegas this year and, for the most part, that's about it. Yes, we'll also see the arrival of Hakkasan North, erm.. Omnia.. and the Delano Beach Club, but otherwise, you're going to have some eating to do. And, by some, I mean you need to buy extra stretchy pants now.
So yeah, dining. You won't be able to walk in any direction without running into a new eatery this year. Aria will welcome Michael Mina's BARDOT Brasserie (January 16). Casino Royale will be all about that White Castle (expected later this month). Bellagio will bring the Lago (March). Caesars Palace will launch Searsucker and MR CHOW (both this spring). Gordon Ramsay will bring his Fish & Chips to The LINQ (spring). Morimoto will finally fire it up at The Mirage (summer). Rivea will replace miX at Delano (September?).
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There are a number of LGBTQ bars and nightclubs in Las Vegas to suit everyoneís preferences, fetishes and tastes. For clubs, thereís Liaison (the upscale, new kid on the block inside Ballyís), Piranha on Paradise and Share on Wynn Road. The bar scene includes The Garage LV, Fun Hog Ranch, FreeZone, Charlieís Las Vegas, The Phoenix Bar & Lounge (formerly Escape, but still with the same random stripper pole in the corner), Badlands Saloon, and Spotlight Lounge, just to name a few. There's also Snick's Place which could be a new favorite for 2015.
The New Year will bring a new look for the resort's gleaming Y-shaped hotel tower. Back in August, we told you how a room remodel was on the books for 2015. The goal is to have revamped accommodations by the time that huge convention center expansion is complete.
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One of the oldest poker rooms on the Las Vegas Strip is about to be dealt a new hand.
The poker room at The Mirage will reportedly close for renovations January 24, with a tentative reopening date set as May 15. When the new room emerges it will be noticeably smaller in size, clocking in at 12 tables, down from the 19 that are currently in use. The new room will be located in the same general area that it currently sits, however the elevated portion that is usually reserved for high-limit games will be removed. The casinoís main cage is also being relocated to an area that sits inside of the current poker roomís footprint. A source inside the poker room reports that all dealers will be laid off during the roughly four months of renovations and will then be rehired based on seniority.
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Perhaps Smashburger can get a Hulk busker to help promote the opening of its new store at Caesars Palace. A Hulk Smashburger sounds like a natural menu item for the ever-expanding burger chain. They usually have a "celebrity smasher" for their openings and a busker would definitely fit in on The Strip. Smashburger will set up shop in the new food court at Caesars, its ninth Vegas location and first on the Strip.
If you havenít had Smashburger yet, youíre missing out. No itís not quite on the level of Burger Bar at Mandalay Bay or the sorely missed LBS at Red Rock, but itís about half the price and really quite tasty. Donít lump it in with other fast food burger joints because itís far better, at least in this burger loverís opinion.
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