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Does Caesars' Best Rate Guarantee Actually Work For Anyone?

July 29, 2014 at 2:56 PM | by | Comments (15)

We all love Vegas, but that's not to say that some things don't get under our skin. That's why we created Vegas Rants to let you get it all off your chest, heave a big sigh and move on to the next fun thing.

Best rate guarantees aren't anything new for the hospitality world. But, when they're offered, you pretty much expect them to work as implied. Finding there are strings attached isn't unexpected, either. Finding there are so many strings that it becomes impossible to secure the cheaper rate, however, almost makes you want to unpack your bags and call the whole trip off. This is the frustration recently experienced by VegasChatter fan Joe M. who found the only thing guaranteed by Caesars Entertainment's Best Rate Guarantee program was a headache.

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The Quad Starting To Morph Into The Linq Hotel

Where: 3535 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
July 22, 2014 at 4:43 PM | by | Comments (10)

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:

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Property-Wide WiFi Coming To The Linq Hotel (That's The New Quad)

Where: 3535 Las Vegas Blvd South [map], 89109
July 15, 2014 at 12:54 PM | by | Comments (4)

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 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.

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Here's How To Get A Free High Roller Ticket At A Caesars Casino

July 8, 2014 at 12:07 PM | by | Comments (11)

Being the world's largest just doesn't mean the same thing it used to.

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.

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Why We're Loving TAG At The Quad

Where: 3535 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
July 7, 2014 at 4:35 PM | by | Comments (11)

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.

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Caesars To Rebrand The Quad As The LINQ Hotel And Casino

July 1, 2014 at 8:24 PM | by | Comments (27)

Another long-time rumor has become reality.

The Quad, which replaced the Imperial Palace on the Las Vegas Strip in December 2012, is already getting tuned out.

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.

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The Quad's Entertainment Gets A Refresh, Too

Where: 3535 Las Vegas Blvd South [map], 89109
June 19, 2014 at 4:36 PM | by | Comment (1)

“If you build it, they will come.”

Unless, you’re renovating a casino. In that case, it gets really hard to lure people inside.. especially to the showrooms. But, three resident productions at The Quad have not only endured the chaos, but managed to stay afloat as the walls of the old Imperial Palace were finally jackhammered away (thank goodness). Now that the pounding has subsided (at least on the lower floors), the shows themselves have gotten a little nip and tuck, too. Sorry, Frank Marino. We couldn’t resist.

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From The Saw This One Coming Department: High Roller Room Categories Are Now A Thing

June 4, 2014 at 12:36 PM | by | Comments (8)

In Vegas, rooms with a view often come at a premium and that's now the case for two hotels closest to the city's newest attraction, The High Roller observation wheel (which all happen to be owned by the same company).

VegasChatter fan @strong2us sent us a note to let us know that High Roller View room categories have now sprung to life:

As predicted a month or so ago on Vegas Chatter, it's happened! I booked a room in October at Harrah's and they now charge $10 more per night for a "High Roller View King Room." Even more for 2 queens or a premium room with the "view." Just thought you'd want to know it happened! Most likely at all the bordering CET properties.

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Yes, You Can Access The Linq From 'The Back'

Where: 89109
May 5, 2014 at 3:44 PM | by | Comments (3)

While the large majority of pedestrians will access The Linq from The Strip or from adjoining hotels, Flamingo and The Quad, several VegasChatter readers have enquired as to whether those were the only options. The answer is, no.

Not only is The Linq's valet located at its easternmost end and accessible from Koval Avenue or Linq Lane, but pedestrians can also enter the new outdoor mall from that side as well. It won't be the most popular choice for pedestrians, but if you're headed there from Bally's, the Platinum or the Westin, it will certainly be the kinder route for your feet.

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After Renovations, Hotel Room Rates At The Quad Will Double

Where: 3535 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
April 23, 2014 at 6:07 PM | by | Comments (11)

Say goodbye to this...

After two years, changes at Imperial Palace, ne The Quad, are inching closer to completion. A new Strip-front facade was constructed, the poker room and sportsbook were moved, the casino floor was renovated, new venues attached to The Linq were opened and we can even step into Flavortown with the debut of Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen. Currently, a remodel of the hotel rooms is underway.

Accommodations at The Quad are still some of the least expensive on the Vegas Strip. A quick check of Caesars.com shows that, without any Total Rewards offers applied, mid-week rooms at The Quad are still in the mid $30 range.

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First Impressions Of Guy's Vegas Kitchen

Where: 3535 S Las Vegas Blvd [map], 89109
April 7, 2014 at 3:35 PM | by | Comments (6)

Guy Fieri drove into Flavortown Friday with UNLV cheerleaders in tow and to the tune of the school's marching band playing Viva Las Vegas to announce the arrival of Guy's Vegas Kitchen at the Quad. Or, near arrival. The doors open April 17 as first reported right here.

The celebrity chef is quite the polarizing figure (or, perhaps, not so polarizing judging by our Facebook commenters) but the welcome ceremony was a fun, rockin' event marshaled by a man that knows how to excite a crowd. A swell of followers gathered outside the Quad near Carnaval Court to watch a made-for-TV personality say a few words and accept his proclamation of "Guy Fieri Day" before cooking up masses of mini Bacon Mac-and-Cheese Burgers for the masses. (More photos including the Fieri selfie were added over the weekend to Friday's update for anyone needing more Guy.)

Once the pomp and circumstance wound down, the focus turned to the restaurant, its food and cocktails. Vegas Kitchen itself is a two-level space which can accommodate up to 200 diners, with one-third of its capacity available outside. One of the two levels won't be seen by the public, but is integral to their experience. In addition to the dining level kitchen, a second 4,000-square-foot kitchen is located below to allow nearly everything to be made on-site, from breads to meats and sauces.

The intent of Guy's Vegas Kitchen is to present the best of Fieri's experiences gathered from all over the country under one roof. We're aware reaction to his other restaurants have been less than stellar, but as the host of a successful TV show that has uncovered some pretty great restaurants, this writer is keeping an open mind and hoping some of that Triple-D success has found a home in Las Vegas.

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The Quad Welcomes Guy Fieri, Flavortown Almost Here

April 4, 2014 at 5:27 PM | by | Comments (5)

Stunner shading it at The Quad, yo.

To quote the great Guy Fieri in the classic, Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives: The Funky Finds in Flavortown: "this really doesn’t do a dang thing, but it makes you feel good about things and makes for good drama."

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