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Excalibur Buffet Closing Soon For Renovations

Where: 89109
August 19, 2014 at 9:21 PM | by | Comments (7)

Its exterior may forever be a castle, but Excalibur's buffet won't remind us of a neglected dungeon much longer. Or, at least, its decor won't.

VegasChatter fan Sharon C. tipped us off to the news of a remodel earlier today. According to Excalibur's Twitter feed, a renovation project will close the overly exuberantly themed space beginning September 2. The property will offer a "special breakfast set-up at The STEAKHOUSE at Camelot in the mean time."

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Mandalay Bay Should See A Room Remodel In 2015

Where: 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89109
August 6, 2014 at 7:54 PM | by | Comments (5)

THEhotel is just weeks away from becoming Delano Las Vegas, a transformation that includes a full remodel of its all-suite tower. Four Seasons completely renovated its floors within Mandalay Bay in 2012. Now it sounds like the resort's main tower will be next for an update.

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At Harrah's, A Food Hall Cometh, Plus Casino Changes

Where: 89109
July 30, 2014 at 2:09 PM | by | Comments (9)

While what's happening to its south is taking much of the limelight, Harrah's is bringing the new, too.

In December, we told you how the aging resort was betting big on a casino floor revamp. One month later, we filled you in on plans for a new fast-casual dining experience that would replace Ming's Table and The Cafe at Harrah's.

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From Smoking to Pets: More Things To Know About SLS Las Vegas

July 25, 2014 at 6:38 PM | by | Comments (9)

A view today of the SLS porte cochere. That empty lot will host MGM's City of Rock.

We may have to wait until August 23 to step foot inside SLS Las Vegas, but we didn't have to wait that long to get some of our 'must know' questions answered.

SLS COO Rob Oseland held a Facebook chat on Wednesday and answered a host of queries on everything from whether the renovated resort would be gay friendly (it will) to whether guests will be able to opt out of the resort fee (they won't). Here are a few more responses you should know:

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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)

Itís 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 wonít 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 youíll 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 (11)

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 (28)

This year, things are really moving on The Strip. The Cromwell and High Roller are off and running, Ballyís is getting Bazaar, and room renovations are (finally) underway at The Quad. And, thatís just center Strip. Thereís 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, itís easy to forget about those places that havenít changed. Here at VegasChatter, weíre keeping track. We think itís 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!


· 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)

· 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 Howieís 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)

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

· 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.

· LOOK Style Society (Town Square)

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