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Lao Sze Chuan, a Chicago transplant from the famous "Mayor of Chinatown," Tony Hu, will officially debut at Palms this August (although, we hear a end-of-July soft opening may not be out of the question). The darling of critics and lauded by Michelin with their "Bib Gourmand" designation, Tony Hu is bringing Sze Chuan spice to Vegas.
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Make no mistake about it, Palms is hustling for your business. It's opened a new poolside burger joint for everyone to enjoy and began offering a couple of interesting concepts for incoming and outgoing hotel guests (a sad trombone update on that tomorrow).
Now, execs are making a big offer to bring in new gamblers. Through June 30, Palms will offer players club status-matching between Club Palms and any other club in town. In addition, bonuses will be offered. All-Star signups will receive two buffet passes, MVPs will receive two buffet passes and $25 in free slot play, and Hall of Famers will receive two buffet passes and $50 in free slot play.
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Operated by Cantor since 2012 and offering just a handful of tables, CardPlayer says "the news probably isn't too surprising." It reports that the Palms would not comment on the shutter.
Triple-digit temperatures and throngs of thongs and hard-bodied coeds have returned to the Las Vegas landscape signaling both the commencement of the city’s world renowned pool season and the realization for this writer that five months have passed since making yet another New Year’s resolution that failed to ignite on the launch pad.
The resolution: To get in shape for pool season.
The result: Total failure, which comes as no surprise thanks to a, shall we say, “lax,” workout plan that consisted of a grueling 20 sit-ups every other Sunday.
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The burger boom that has enraptured Sin City over the last few years took the next step in its evolution on March 14 by expanding past the traditional indoor brick and mortar locale to a poolside venue with an exquisite vista.
Overlooking the people-watching pleasure palace that is Ditch Fridays, Back Room Burger at Palms is the latest entrant into the Las Vegas burger scene with a menu featuring a robust craft beer selection (eight on tap, 35 bottles) as well as alcohol-infused custard shakes ($12) to complement the eatery’s ten signature burgers ($11-$14). Nine appetizers, four different styles of fries and desserts as well as three salads adorn a menu that plays second fiddle to the scantily clad hardbodies swimming and sunbathing just beyond the restaurant’s outdoor seating area.
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As part of our search for the best gambling odds, we constantly seek the best blackjack, craps and video poker games. Generally, slot machines aren’t high on the list for gamblers seeking the best odds in a casino. Slot machine payback is referred to in a different language. People aren't looking for slot machines with the smallest house advantage. They're looking for loose slots. Loose slots have the highest returns (yay) while tight slots have the lowest (boo).
So, where can you find the loosest slots in Vegas? Exactly where you think and probably not where you visit. The second best slot machine returns in the country are found just off the Vegas Strip. Off Strip casinos like The Orleans, Hard Rock, Palms and Silverton have slot machines that return 94.64% of the money played.
They caught our attention with a creative 24-hour checkout policy allowing guests to stay in their accommodations a full 24 hours from when they checked in before needing to depart. Now, the Palms has firmly cemented our regard with the launch of a Beverage Butler, a special service exclusively for hotel guests.
How many times have you yearned for a cocktail while waiting to check-in at your hotel? Likely too many, right? Especially, if lines are long and travels were taxing. Guests at the Palms, however, don't need to wait for their room keys before indulging. No, they can indulge while they wait for their room keys.
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An early checkout after a late night on The Strip isn’t the ideal way to conclude a trip to Las Vegas. That’s why we’re really looking forward to trying out Palms' new 24-hour checkout option. But, what if you’re staying elsewhere in Vegas? Fortunately, Palms isn’t the only place in town offering reservation options. Artisan is our favorite, as its check-in and checkout options are some of the most flexible and easy to understand. When reserving your room online, you can choose an early arrival or late checkout, or even opt for both. There’s no begging at the front desk to get in early. And, they’ve eliminated the need for those hung-over morning calls in which you plead for a couple more hours of sleep. It can all be taken care of online, even before you arrive.
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The VegasChatter in-box is overflowing these days with deets on St. Patrick's Day parties, March Madness specials, Cinco de Mayo deals, Easter happenings, Spring Break offerings, pool openings and more. So to
delete five emails in one swoop keep you up-to-date, here are five quick food & beverage updates of note!
☛DB Brasserie will open this May at Venetian. The restaurant will mark Chef Daniel Boulud's return to Vegas. You may recall when he had a brasserie over at Wynn. That closed in 2010. Venetian's version, which will still feature French-American cuisine, will serve lunch and dinner.
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It seems as though the hotels in Las Vegas have been looking to add fees wherever they can, but Palms has decided to make a left turn and offer an amenity for hotel guests at no extra charge shortly after increasing their resort fee. Now, when you stay at Palms, you’re given a 24-hour checkout cycle. For example, if you check in Friday night at 8 p.m., you won’t have to check out until 8 p.m. on the day you leave. Palms is the first hotel to offer a 24-hour checkout cycle, but it's not available to all guests. Here's how it works:
Sometime between late January and now, the Palms decided a resort fee increase was in order. What was a $20 fee has now been bumped up $5 a night. That places the Palms in the $25 resort fee club alongside such resorts as Aria, Bellagio, Caesars Palace, The Cosmopolitan, Encore, Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental, Palazzo, Venetian, and Wynn.
A comparison of the Palms' resort fee amenities finds no changes. Guests still receive Internet, Strip shuttle service, a daily newspaper, and cardio center access as part of the fee. Nothing more, nothing less.
3.7 Update: Palms says amenities have been expanded to include WiFi (1mb) and access to the Fitness Center at Palms Place, too.