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If you want to see how the 1% vacations and get access to some of the sweetest suites in Vegas, local charity Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada has the event for you. The fourth annual Suite Holidays Tours and Tastings Experiences will offer access to accommodations you may have only dreamed about.
Tickets are $150 a person or 10 for $1,100. The seven-hour even includes transportation to each destination plus food, wine and cocktail selections crafted by each hotelís sommeliers. Suites on this yearís tour will be located at Vdara Hotel & Spa, MGM Grand, Venetian, The Cromwell, Bellagio, ARIA, SLS Las Vegas, Mandarin Oriental and a spin on the High Roller, too. We hear the list includes a two-story suite at MGM Grand, which indicates it will be one of the Skylofts. The Chairmanís Suite at the Venetian (pictured above) is also on the list.
If youíve been under a rock the past week and are unaware, there is a growing list of ladies who are coming out to say the comedian and television star drugged and raped them. Initially, the Las Vegas Review-Journal had reported the performance was still on and the proceeds would go to charity. Now it is officially not happening.
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Over the summer, we brought you some great options for enjoying a movie in Vegas. Based on your comments, it seems weíre not alone in our love for a flick, even while on vacation. Weíre back now with more possibilities, as well as details on how you can see the blockbuster film Interstellar the way it was meant to be seen.
If high-priced theater tickets arenít your thing, then Regency Tropicana Cinemas is your best bet. All shows here are just two bucks. Better yet, swing by on a Tuesday and get in for half off. Trade-offs? There are plenty. The screens are smaller, the movies are older, they donít have stadium seating, and it occasionally seems like parents use the place as a daycare. Concessions are just as expensive as at any other theater, but when you can get five tickets for the price of one, itís OK to splurge a bit. The Regency is located about four miles east of The Strip on Tropicana. Itís way too far to walk, but not a bad drive if youíre at the southern end of The Strip.
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Calling all Fanilows! Thatís just fun to write. Joking aside, this should be your last chance to see Barry Manilow in Vegas, if he keeps to the promise in the name of the show. Heís bringing his ONE LAST TIME! tour to Vegas, where he performed over 400 shows between his standing gigs at the Las Vegas Hilton and Paris Las Vegas.
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If youíre a presidential trivia buff, Tropicana has you covered this winter. On display November 22 through January 3, The JFK Exhibition will show off iconic memorabilia and personal effects from John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline Kennedy. Many of them are on display for the very first time so expect some unique items.
Like the Mob Experience before it, this exhibit includes some vehicles as well. The Lincoln Continental used to transport the Kennedys to their final flight to Dallas will be on display along with a 1960 Lincoln Continental from President Kennedyís Washington, D.C. motor pool.
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While the newly opened Alibi Cocktail Lounge at Aria touts itself as the "perfect convergence of premium spirits, imaginative ingredients & highly stylized opulence," there's another reason to drink it all in -- you can grab a bite there, too.
Not mentioned anywhere on its website, VegasChatter friend @paperposter alerted us to the -- dare we say -- secret menu. (Disclaimer: it's not secret as there's a printed menu. Secret menu just sounds so much cooler, tho. Kinda like writing 'tho.')
The room decor at The Cromwell is eclectically detailed, mixing a lot of modern with a bit of faux-vintage items. HotelChatter was impressed with luxury touches like the welcome beverages that are given to all guests (including sangria), the high-tech Toto Neorest toilet (the seat lid rises to "greet" you), the Eataly snacks in the pantry, and the flat iron in the vanity.
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If you missed The Roots at Brooklyn Bowl before, you have no excuse this time. Youíve been warned. They put on a heck of a show and though itís hard to explain if you havenít experienced it, they just feel like Brooklyn Bowl. They feel like they should be on that stage. Jimmy Fallon should move his show to Vegas so they can be our house band at the same time.
Youíll have your shot to see what we mean over New Yearís Eve at The Roots Legendary New Yearís Eve Ball. Doors open and 8 p.m. and the band takes the stage at 9 p.m. If past shows are any indication, they should be good for a decently long performance.
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It took a transitional brand (The Quad already seems like a distant memory) to get from the heavily themed Imperial Palace to the modern and hip LINQ, but we think Caesars Entertainment has gotten it right this time. Though some construction walls are still up and the pool won't be ready until next spring, The LINQ is aims to make its presence known in the budget-friendly hotel market for all the good reasons this time. With the amenities of a luxury property like a snazzy lobby bar, but without the hefty price tag, we are impressed with the remodel and looking forward to the spring openings of the revamped pool and spa.
We got to experience VIP check in which is a separate, posh-looking room apart from the main registration area. Arriving around 5:30 p.m. on a Friday, the main check-in desk was well-staffed and lines were short and seemed to be moving quickly. As room blocks are color-coded, an initial rundown of how to get to our room seemed a little confusing, but a reminder that elevators were marked for which color block they serviced made it clear.
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Do you ever get to the dessert menu and suddenly go into a mild panic because you canít decide between all the delicious flavors? Sometimes you want cookies. And, chocolate. And, creamy custardy goodness. The trouble is, you probably arenít still hungry in the first place and, though the separate dessert stomach is totally a thing, you donít need to order something from three different categories of sweets. Or, at least you probably shouldnít.
FIX at Bellagio can solve this dessert dilemma with its FIX CrŤme Brulee ($15). Its presentation of the standard dessert features an added bonus at the bottom: a layer of cookie butter. If youíre not familiar with the sweet concoction, you should run, not walk, to FIX to have your taste buds blown away. Itís made from mashed spiced biscuits popular in Holland and Belgium.
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Itís not Easter time, but it is time to get egg-cited about some eggs. Yes, we are that corny. These arenít just any eggs, but Faberge, to be precise. The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art (BGFA) opens its newest exhibit today entitled, Faberge Revealed: Jeweler to the Czars.
Guests will get a chance to see intricate works of art and get a Russian history lesson at the same time. We highly recommend grabbing an audio guide wand (English, French and Spanish options!) on your way in to get the backstory on the pieces featured in the exhibit. Just be warned: Russian history isnít always the cheeriest subject matter, particularly in the revolutionary years.
If youíre feeling artsy on the Strip, you can hit Cosmo's P3 Studio to make your mark on the newest collaborative art project brought to you by the hotel in partnership with the Art Production Fund. This monthís featured artist-in-residence is art professor Mark Brandvik who will be working with guests who want to add a layer to his project, 5 Ė 4 Ė 3 Ė 2 Ė 1.
If youíre wondering what the title alludes to, think outer space. Come channel your inner space camp nerd as you build up color layers on Plexiglas to form an image of the Saturn V rocket on the Apollo 11 spacecraft. Brandvik uses the iconic image of the shuttle taking off to mirror the collective spirit of the many hands that will go into making this piece of art.