Tag: The LinqView All Tags
While art fans continue to duke it out over how much Sin City needs/deserves/should have/should support museums, lovers of fine art can still visit Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art (about to get Fabergé with it) and see fun pieces at CityCenter, Wynn Las Vegas and The Cosmopolitan, among other spots on The Strip. Another fun art attraction is the Polaroid Museum above the Polaroid store at The Linq.
After trying Groupon, giving away passes at the blackjack table, knocking $5 off for guests of The Quad and Flamingo, offering locals discounted rides every Tuesday evening, trimming pricing for the summer and adjusting the ages of who can ride free, the latest
gimmick promotion is aimed at those with kids in tow.
On a recent visit to The Linq, this writer became very curious about the outdoor mall’s next tenants, after seeing several wrapped storefronts and vacant spaces. A few questions to an assistant manager of one of the existing venues yielded some possible answers.
Naturally, staff from some of the existing venues have been speculating about their eventual neighbors. According to this employee, three venues are expected in the coming months: a (likely Asian-themed) restaurant called Pearl, a sushi restaurant, and a small club/ultralounge that’s being compared to the late Blush at Wynn Las Vegas.
You're running out of time to save five bucks on The High Roller, although there are still ways to score passes at a discount or even free, including spending some time in a Caesars casino. Especially, if you were going to make your way to a blackjack table, anyway.
Starting September 2, admission for the world's tallest observation wheel will be adjusted as follows:
VegasChatter Reviews / F.A.M.E. / The Linq / Eating / Dining / Restaurants / Fuku Burger / → All Tags
F.A.M.E. Street Market, the new(ish), multi-faceted Asian-inspired spot in The Linq, sports several different food vendors, art, music, and entertainment. Hey, that spells "Fame!" (Or, rather, "fvame," but just go with it.) It's a pretty lofty claim by any standards, but how can you explain the concept to someone that may have just wandered into the space?
The most accurate description you could give anyone of F.A.M.E. is something along the lines of "a food court with only Asian food and also Fuku Burger is there." Aside from one of the mack-daddy names of the Las Vegas food truck scene, many of the other little specific outlets really cannot escape the feel of a cafeteria. Plastic trays, table numbers... really the only thing out of place is the beer (there are a couple of interesting ones on tap, mind you).
Fun Vegas / Vegas Celebrities / Family Friendly Vegas / The Linq / Scott Land / Team Land Studio / → All Tags
Vegas Puppeteer Sparks International Tensions.
Not the kind of headline you’d expect to see in the morning paper, but that’s what happened ten years ago when the creators of South Park released the R-rated feature film, Team America: World Police. That naughty marionette movie skewered dozens of famous actors with its unflattering caricatures, but it was now deceased North Korean leader Kim Jong Il who really blew his top. And, lead puppeteer as well as Vegas resident Scott Land is still in North Korea’s crosshairs today.
“We knew we were making something special. No one had ever done anything like this before. It was like working on The Wizard of Oz. That’s how Scott Land remembers his time on the set of Team America: World Police in 2004. But, we doubt Dorothy and the Cowardly Lion were ever condemned by North Korea. Then, a few weeks ago, the upcoming Seth Rogen comedy The Interview was called an act of war by North Korea’s U.N. ambassador, and Team America was thrust back into the spotlight.
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:
A couple of weeks ago, the a long-rumored change in hotel names came true for The Quad which will become The Linq Hotel as of October 30. Hidden deep in the press release was the fact the renamed hotel-casino would have free, property-wide WiFi. That includes all common areas, hotel rooms and on the gaming floor. Everywhere. The Linq The Linq Hotel will be the first Caesars Entertainment hotel in Las Vegas to offer free property-wide WiFi. Back in February, we reported that Caesars would be rolling out free WiFi for all its properties throughout the year.
mall promenade already has free WiFi so this will allow guests to stay connected seamlessly between the two.
The Linq Hotel will be the first Caesars Entertainment hotel in Las Vegas to offer free property-wide WiFi. Back in February, we reported that Caesars would be rolling out free WiFi for all its properties throughout the year.
Attractions / The High Roller / The Linq / Flamingo / The Quad / Blackjack / Free Vegas / → All Tags
Caesars Entertainment has taken to the casino in an effort to drum up business for the High Roller observation wheel. Last week, Flamingo, The Quad and other Caesars casinos began issuing free High Roller tickets to any player that received a suited 21 at the blackjack tables. That means any time the first two cards dealt to a player are an Ace and a 10, Jack, Queen or King in the same suit (diamonds, hearts, clubs, spades), the player would receive a coupon for a free ticket to ride. The coupons are non-transferable (in theory, not so much in application) so whoever the ticket is made out to has to use it.
Beer / Craft Beer / TAG / The Quad / The Linq / The Linq Hotel / Video Poker / → All Tags
When corporations write press releases and marketing materials, they often focus on what matters most to them. They're sometimes more concerned with filling a buzzword quota more than focusing on what makes the product, in this case a bar, unique. The first paragraph of the description of TAG Bar at The Quad (soon-to-be The LINQ Hotel) fits that bill and it's not right.
TAG Lounge and Bar in Las Vegas revolutionizes the traditional gaming floor into a state-of-the-art interactive gaming lounge with cutting-edge digital casino games, touchscreen table top gaming units and a unique hologram blackjack table, as well as a beverage list of more than 300 beers and sports from around the world, streaming 24 hours.
Name Changes / The Quad / The Linq / Caesars Entertainment / Hotels / Future Vegas / The Linq Hotel / → All Tags
Another long-time rumor has become reality.
Caesars Entertainment has announced that The Quad, as part of more than $200 million worth of additional renovations, will emerge in November as LINQ Hotel & Casino, capitalizing -- of course -- on the adjacent LINQ shopping, entertainment and dining district (read: outdoor mall) next door which culminates in the soaring High Roller observation wheel.
Drinking / Bars / Lounges / The Linq / BLVD Cocktail Company / → All Tags
Another wing of the Commonwealth/Park on Fremont family of mixology bars, their new(ish) venue is not only non-downtown, but right on The Strip itself. BLVD Cocktail Company is the only spot in The Linq for actual mixology and they have some serious talent behind the bar.
At the new Tuesday block parties The Linq puts on to lure locals down, you'll see break-dancers, musicians, even a silent dance party (complete with wireless synced-up headphones). However, among the revelers and performers, there is a section of haute art and fine libations known as BLVD Cocktail Company.