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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 (8)

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 (13)

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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Westgate Now Offering Remodeled Rooms

Where: 3000 Paradise Road [map], 89109
January 14, 2015 at 4:03 PM | by | Comments (10)

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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Le Central At Paris To Get A Swank New Look

Where: 3655 Las Vegas Boulevard [map], 89109
January 13, 2015 at 11:39 AM | by | Comments (7)

Details are light aside from the headline (and, when we say "light," we mean non-existent), but Le Central at Paris is in for a complete redesign.

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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Dishing Our Thoughts On Excalibur's New Breakfast Buffet

Where: 3850 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
January 9, 2015 at 1:32 PM | by | Comments (11)

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. Excalibur’s 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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What To Expect From Vegas in 2015

January 8, 2015 at 1:02 PM | by | Comment (1)

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.

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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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A Change Is Coming To Gay Nightlife In 2015

Where: 1402 South 3rd Street [map], 89104
December 29, 2014 at 6:55 PM | by | Comment (1)

There are a number of LGBTQ bars and nightclubs in Las Vegas to suit everyone’s preferences, fetishes and tastes. For clubs, there’s Liaison (the upscale, new kid on the block inside Bally’s), Piranha on Paradise and Share on Wynn Road. The bar scene includes The Garage LV, Fun Hog Ranch, FreeZone, Charlie’s 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.

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