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The phrase isn't "everything must go" for nothing.
Riviera may close its doors at noon on May 4, but they'll reopen again ten days later for a massive liquidation sale.
NCL (National Content Liquidators) will begin selling off just about everything it can from the north Strip property beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 14. What a gaming table? Desk? Sofa? Industrial mixer? Stage lighting? Pool furniture? You name it, it'll be up for grabs. (But, as you may have heard, there is a "but" attached to those famous butts. At last word, there's a dispute over who actually owns them so they may not be up for bid, too.)
The long walk to the Strip entrance of Bally's has disappeared behind the recently(ish) opened Grand Bazaar Shops that nearly extend to Las Vegas Boulevard now. The first shops actually opened February 26, but it was a recent visit to Bellagio that spurred us to finally swing by the outdoor retail and dining shops.
Our first observation of the shops from across the street at Bellagio was how effective the Swarovski crystal starburst was at drawing our attention to the area in front of Bally's when lit at night. Our second was how easy getting there was. If Tiffany & Co., Harry Winston and Gucci are outside your budget these more wallet-friendly shops are a short walk over and down the pedestrian bridge connecting Bellagio and Bally's.
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Just a quick note to everyone that you should stop by the Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay if you get a chance. Many visitors tend to overlook the high-end lounge since it is over on the south side of the Strip and sometimes feels either too far out of the way or otherwise unapproachable, but let me tell you that it is worth the time to make it up there, even if just to enjoy the view.
Recently, I took my first trip up there, and while I had read @East Coast Gamblerís 2014 story about his first time up, I had to take his advice and check it out for myself. All I can say is, it did not disappoint.
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Friday, Hard Rock Live on The Strip will host the regional finals of its global battle of the bands, Hard Rock Rising. Hundreds of acts from around the world hope to emerge victorious at the finale set for July in Barcelona. Two previous rounds were held at the Paradise Road Hard Rock Cafe location, where 12 bands fought it out onstage to advance to the regional finals and, potentially, much more. Around the world, similar events were held in Malta, Helsinki, Johannesberg, New Delhi, and dozens of other locations, as well as every major American market.
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In Las Vegas, itís sometimes difficult to differentiate between PR hype and actual demand that deserves the hype. Before tickets for the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight went on sale, it was easy to think that the hype was just hype. Even with a minimum ticket price of $1,500, the fight sold out in one minute. Tickets immediately hit StubHub at a minimum of $5,000. Okay, maybe thereís real demand here. Maybe, this is more than just PR hype.
Where thereís a real sign of demand is in the closed circuit viewing parties. Previous big fights were limited to a handful of viewing locations at different MGM Resorts hotels for under $100 per person. Demand to see Mayweather vs. Pacquiao is so high, MGM Resorts is charging much more and making the fight available in more places than normal.
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During a recent stay at Delano Las Vegas, we were able to speak with staff members at miX on when the long-running fine dining destination with a view would officially close for good. We knew the time was coming, as we've mentioned previously, but there was no set date as to when the restaurant would serve its last meal. A server now tells us the last day miX will be open is May 30th.
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In a nearly unprecedented move, Restaurant Guy Savoy is opening early to put on a prix-fixe brunch for Mother's Day, Sunday, May 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. It's been two years since it's last opened for any brunch event so this is almost like Willy Wonka opening his doors. Almost.
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Usually at pools and beach clubs the food is pretty basic. The menus include classic staples like burgers, sandwiches, fruit platters, chicken strips etc. Nothing extraordinary. When I visit pools, the last thing on my mind is the food. Iím usually more interested in the drinks (donít judge). So, when I recently visited Delano Beach Club, the last thing I expected was to be blown away by a food item on their menu. But, I was.
My guest ordered the Shrimp and Crab Salad Sandwich and I initially cringed. The sounds of crab and shrimp salad didnít appeal to me, especially in the heat and while drinking the beach clubís sweet, sugary drinks. I was wrong about the sandwich, though, and pleasantly surprised. It was fantastic!
The day is finally here. You will be able to buy tickets to see Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao in person at MGM Grand or via closed circuit viewing parties at any MGM Resorts properties starting today.
Hereís how it breaks down: Tickets for the live event will be priced at $7,500, $5,000, $3,500, $2,500 and $1,500 (plus applicable service charges and tax). Tickets go on sale at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT. Tickets to see the fight in person are limited to four per household. You can charge by phone or with a major credit card by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also will be available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.
UPDATE: The fight sold out in one minute.
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In Vegas the only thing better than a free buffet is insider info on the top shows, restaurants and attractions. So many of the contests to rate these keys to a fun vacation have majorly padded votes or PR influence. Getting an honest opinion is hard to come by. Thatís where VegasChatter and the concierge desk come in. Concierge are the front line in Vegas entertainment options. Theyíve seen all the shows and eaten at all the restaurants. Theyíve partied in every club and hit up every attraction.
VegasChatter got the chance to attend the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Associationís 25th Anniversary, hosted at Wynn Las Vegas. Steve Wynn himself even showed up and presented a few acts from his favorite child, ShowStoppers. These awards are voted on by the concierge and thus carry a little more clout than your garden variety recommendation.
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Want to party in Vegas with Shaq? Well, not with him but at least in the same nightclub?
MyVegas is offering up just that to players who jump through a few hurdles. For each slots challenge you complete in the online social game, you will receive a certain number of stars. Each star is representative of one entry (bronze star=1 entry, silver star=2, gold=3). MyVEGAS states up to 300 entries can be earned. That is
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Tickets for the much anticipated fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao arenít available for purchase yet even though the fight is a few weeks away. Ticket prices are rumored to be starting at $1,000 and thereís word that tickets may never go on sale to the public due to such high level of demand.