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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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:
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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":
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We’ve been stalking the Tropicana (and its residents) for months now, of course, so we were thrilled to see the LV Sun interview with CEO Alex Yemenidjian this weekend. And even more thrilled to see that he answered some questions that had been flitting about in our heads for a while.
For a start, who is the new Trop aimed at? We’ve seen the clientele getting slightly younger over the past few months, but a more well-heeled young rather than the budget crews who’ll sleep over at Excalibur or Circus Circus. This is what he says:
Before we got here, our target market was anyone looking for a bargain. Our objective is to change that and transform the property to cater to the middle market, which is everybody who comes to Las Vegas except for the extremes. It’s also very large in terms of age and range of income. The most successful properties in Las Vegas are both aspirational and accessible as opposed to those targeting a narrow market.
And our other favorite Trop topic – the superbly affable staff, like Gerard on reception who checked in our friends the other week. We find them distinctly more friendly than in other hotels, and Vegas regulars like Nodeuces have said the same.
Everybody went through a different kind of training. Before, if your performance was mediocre you blended in, and if you were extraordinary you stuck out like a sore thumb. Now it’s the other way around. Forty percent of employees who were here when we acquired the property are no longer here.
We have an excellent balance between the superstars who were here a long time, but didn’t have an opportunity to shine before, and the new superstars we hired when we took over.
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Good morning! And what a lovely one it is. Were sitting here at our computer, sipping on a cup of tea and stalking our crushes on Facebook – just a normal day at VegasChatter Towers.
As we were doing this the other day, we couldn’t help noticing that one of our crushes was teasing us with some sexy new photos. That’s right – the Tropicana, that feisty little madam, was posting a surgeon’s mockup of how she’s going to look after her surgery.
How will she look? Not too much different to how she’s looking right now, to be honest – apart from we can’t help noticing that that pit floor ceiling looks rather different from the beauteous beast that’s up there now:
Catch your last glimpse of the fake tan while you can
Well, we’re one step closer to finding out what’s going to be replacing Steve Wyrick’s show at Miracle Mile. It’s been confirmed that David Saxe, who runs the V Theater, is going to take it on. And it’s going to be renamed The Saxe Theater (humble, this lot).
Although there’s no word on what’s going to go in there, according to the LVRJ Saxe is planning to bring in new shows, rather than bus some of the V Theater lot over. And we’re hopeful there will be some freaky stuff, since he has a few shows of that nature over at V Theater.
Things are going to move quickly, as they say it should be ready to go by June 1. Can we suggest Dirk Arthur, who has a show ready to go? Or move Luke Jermay over from O’Sheas? Can’t wait to see what they do.