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Reopenings / Binion's / Binion's Cafe / Downtown / Downtown Vegas / Fremont / Renovations / Construction / → All Tags
The new, improved and larger cafe made its debut on Friday. We stopped by on Saturday and found hungry patrons once again claiming stools at the counter and filling tables, too.
Renovations / Reopenings / Riviera / Retro Vegas / Neon Vegas / Theaters / → All Tags
Recently, VegasChatter told you about our new found love for the Riviera, the north Strip’s last “grand dame” of classic neon Vegas. Our readers offered a small avalanche of positive comments on its renaissance, many vowing to revisit her again (or try her for the first time). Now, as the Riviera continues a rebirth, her long-shuttered Versailles Theatre has been restored to greatness and is ready to shine once more. We got an exclusive tour yesterday afternoon and are excited to share a sneak peek.
Renovations / Reopenings / Zuri / Lobby Bar / Name Changes / Bars / Drinking / Lounges / → All Tags
At MGM Grand, execs have traded the character of the mysteriously named Zuri Bar for the sameness of yet another Lobby Bar.
Zuri was closed several months ago. A visit over the weekend found that the bar had finally returned, but its name had not. Now called Lobby Bar (even though it's not really in the lobby), it looks as if the lightest of refreshments has taken place.
Attractions / Venetian / Reopenings / Gondola Rides / Closings / Treasure Island / TI / Sirens of TI / → All Tags
If you've ever wondered how long it would take to fill up Venetian's indoor canals, we now have the answer. About three days.
The resort's canals went dry in early September for routine maintenance and weren't expected to reopen for gondola rides until October 8. But, a hard-working staff completed the project ahead of schedule and began refilling the waterways Saturday night. They reopened this morning at 10 a.m.
Reopenings / Openings / Palms / Ghostbar / Nightlife / Nightclubs / Lounges / Drinking / → All Tags
Ghostbar at Palms reopened with a fresh new design this week, and we swung in for a quick look. And, it was impressive. Ghostbar is famous for what is almost certainly the best view of the Las Vegas Strip in the city. Positioned on the 55th floor of the Ivory Tower, Ghostbar features 14-foot, floor-to-ceiling windows, and also boasts a gorgeous sky deck where guests can party high above it all. The front of this patio still has a small section of clear glass where the pool can be clearly seen 55 floors below.
With a new color scheme of fuschia, black, and white and a revamped drink menu featuring rose cocktails and sugary martinis, Ghostbar is clearly targeting female clientele. That can be taken advantage of on Wednesday nights, when ladies get free admission until midnight and a complimentary rose champagne bar from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Hotel Renovations / Name Changes / Reopenings / Gansevoort Las Vegas / Bill's Gambling Hall And Saloon / → All Tags
If you plan to try out Gansevoort Las Vegas with a few friends when it makes its debut, just make sure they're really good friends, or be on your best behavior.
A new rendering of the coming Gansevoort's accommodations reveals that the full-length mirror in the bedroom... is also a window. In the bathroom. Yes, a portion of the shower is bordered by a one-way mirror.
Name Changes / Hotel Renovations / Bill's Gambling Hall And Saloon / Gansevoort Las Vegas / Reopenings / → All Tags
USA Today reports that Gansevoort Las Vegas will replace the now shuttered Bill's which closed on February 5 for renovations. Caesars is spending $185 million to remodel the entire hotel-casino before turning it over to the New York-based company for a reported January 2014 debut.
VegasChatter 2012 Awards / Reopenings / The D Hotel / Golden Gate / Downtown / Downtown Vegas / Fremont Street / Hotel Renovations / → All Tags
Should this award go to Fitzgeralds or to the D? Or, both? The best reopening in Las Vegas for 2012 goes to the D. Even though the D never closed it was transformed, top to bottom (touting a new grill, D Grill, just today). Downtown Vegas has changed a lot over the past few years, but the end of Fitzgeralds and reopening of the property as the D was a landmark change.
The transformation of the Fitz into the D was bold, but it still kept the tradition of old Vegas. Out are the giant neon Fitzgeralds signs and in are new LED boards. Older slot machines and video poker machines have been moved out of initial sight to the second level and back side of the casino. Go-go dancers and loud music are abundant when you walk into the casino which now includes one of the longest bars in America with an endless supply of HDTVs (well, 1,000 square feet worth).
VegasChatter Questions / Downtown Grand / Lady Luck / Openings / Reopenings / Name Changes / Vegas Jobs / → All Tags
The excitement is building about the
return of downtown's Lady Luck opening of Downtown Grand. While we keep you abreast of the construction and show you what the future holds, others are more interested in the 600 full-time jobs it will bring to the city.
VegasChatter fan April queried us about the best way to apply so we reached out to Fifth Street Gaming, its owners, to find out. A top executive let us know that they're already searching for senior leadership positions on sites like LinkedIn and suggested that interested applicants keep an eye on their LinkedIn page, as well as follow them on Facebook at Fifth Street Gaming and Downtown3rd, or watch fifthstreetgaming.com for more employment options as they come online.
Reopenings / Buffets / Dining / Aria / The Buffet at Aria / Remodels / → All Tags
Aria has been slowly cooking up a brand new buffet experience after turning off the grills back in October. An improved all-you-can-eat fest will reopen sometime this month. (Aria is only saying "late" December right now.)
When it does make its debut, the buffet will look different, but it's what they will be asking us to put on our plates that matters. And, now, the hotel-casino is finally giving us a taste of what's to come:
Reopenings / Tropicana / Mob Attraction / Las Vegas Mob Experience / Mob Museums / Exhibits / → All Tags
After mob shenanigans messed with our minds yesterday, we learned (and shared) that the Tropicana's partially shut down Mob
Experience Attraction will finally fully reopen on March 1.
Once it does, guests will find updated A/V presentations that "will enhance special effect and help with visitor flow":
Closings / Reopenings / Vegas Shows / Viva Elvis / ARIA / Norm Clarke / Rumors / Cirque du Soleil / → All Tags