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Pool Scenes / Pools / The LINQ / The Strip / The Quad / Name Changes / → All Tags
There aren't many places on the Vegas Strip, outside of The Cosmo and the realm of high roller digs, where guests can step from their room directly onto their own patch of sunlit paradise. The LINQ, however, now offers a moderately priced option.
Instead of booking a room and cabana separately while in Vegas, consider reserving one of the LINQ's 25 cabana rooms instead. Located on the second floor and appearing to be just another standard accommodation from within, these rooms feature a sliding glass door that opens onto a private patio. From there, guests can walk right onto the pool deck (as long as it's between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.)
Openings / The Strip / Eating / Dining / Restaurants / Bellagio / Lago / Julian Serrano / Circo / → All Tags
This year, there's not too many restaurant openings on the Strip to get really excited about. Bellagio, however, will offer one of the exceptions to the rule when Lago by Chef Julian Serrano takes to the Vegas dining waters in April.
Events / Twitter / Earth Hour / The Strip / Vegas News / → All Tags
The Las Vegas Strip has been going dark to commemorate Earth Hour for years now, but it never fails to be a surprise to those who see it as a blackout more than an intentional lights out:
Sometimes, a full restaurant review just won't do. Perhaps, there wasn't time for an A-Z meal. Maybe we just don't want to spoil it all. Or, a dog ate our good pictures. There may still be that one dish worth writing about. A new one, an old one. A newsworthy one or a memorable one (for better or worse). It might be the one dish, or drink, out of the whole experience that gets us to return. Or, stay away.
After a recent visit, Italian restaurant d.vino proved it shouldn’t be overlooked. With tasty pizzas and other delicious appetizers like the Italian Fritters (a.k.a., goat cheese balls), there’s a lot to love. There was definitely one dish, however, that stood out: the Gnocchi a la Bolognese ($20).
Openings / Pools / Pool Scenes / Party Pools / The Linq / The Strip / → All Tags
The hotel-casino's new pool deck opened to guests last weekend and, after a tour Thursday, we have no qualms about saying it's the most refreshing find of the 2015 pool season. (Sorry, Delano Beach Club.) The drab, concert slab of the past (and that awful faux rock display) has been ripped out and replaced with a super cute, beach-y vibe, from a textured deck reminiscent of white-sand beaches to the wooden planks in the cabanas.
Spas / The Strip / The LINQ Hotel / Openings / Renovations / → All Tags
The LINQ Hotel expects to start rubbing us the right way (may not have come out the right way) starting May 4. That's when a rejuvenated spa experience will make its debut.
Always an enchanting experience, Bellagio's Conservatory has gone zen for spring. The resort's annual spring exhibit usually has a decidedly Dutch or Americana feel, but 2015 brings a departure from that with a display inspired by a Japanese garden.
Already a massive, labor-intensive undertaking (it takes 100 people more than 140 hours to change out each show), Bellagio's horticulture and design staff flew to Tokyo and Kyoto for inspiration. A 26-foot temple replicates Japan's Golden Pavilion Temple while turtles, cranes, parasols, bonsai trees and cherry blossoms can be found throughout the exhibit. There's so much to see we apparently missed the 75 Koi exploring their temporary new home. #NextTime
Eating / Caesars Palace / Drinking / Dining / Openings / Restaurants / The Strip / Searsucker / → All Tags
The dining spot by Brian Malarkey opens to the public Friday evening, although some lucky luckertons are previewing it tonight. We spied the (almost) Top Chef checking out his newest destination earlier today. The eatery takes over the former Munchbar space adjacent to Omnia and features an eclectic, homey decor, with mismatched chairs, area rugs and rustic woods.
A new pool experience launched this past weekend (we're touring it tomorrow) and, just before that, new shops, food & beverage spots and a Club Tattoo parlor all opened to the public. Still to come is a new cafe, spa and the Strip debut of a popular local barbershop.
Resort Fees / Venetian / Palazzo / The Strip / Las Vegas Sands / → All Tags
If you've ever thought about suing over resort fees, a Southern California man may be your new hero.
The Associated Press is reporting Benjamin Brin has filed a class action suit against Venetian and Palazzo for failing to cite resort fees until after his June 2014 reservation was booked. While it isn't in extra large print nor included as part of the "starting from" costs, the websites for both hotels do list the fees. At least, they do now. The suit reportedly states that, until a warning letter and a site redesign late last year, the fee was not mentioned at all until after a reservation was submitted. (Venetian|Palazzo fans, feel free to weigh in on that one below.)
Vegas Returns / Celine Dion / Shows / Entertainment / The Colosseum / Caesars Palace / The Strip / → All Tags
After taking time off for family and health, Celine Dion will return to the Colosseum stage this August, ending what will then be a year-long hiatus. She made the announcement to fans last night via social media.
The Strip / Paris Las Vegas / Bars / Le Central / Renovations / → All Tags
Last week Paris opened their renovated and expanded lobby bar, Le Central. I happened upon the newly revealed change by accident when meeting a friend after the first day of March Madness. The poor staff were slightly overwhelmed by the amount of people in the bar Thursday night. Bartenders had to remake new drinks on the menu and had a difficult time accommodating orders from the waitresses and folks sitting at the bar. That said, everyone was very nice and I ended up with a couple of fine drinks. Then again, I'm pretty simple -- beer, vodka, coffee. Done.
The first thing you notice about the new Le Central is the large circular bar next to Le Toilets and the check-in area. The bar has TVs all around with bar-top video poker. VP players shouldn’t be surprised by the typically bad Caesars pay tables. What you might be surprised about is the minimum denomination is 50 cents.
The inside of the bar is a couple of steps up from the casino floor so you have tall bar stools on the outside and chairs on the inside. Those bar stools shown above are nice, but can only be found at the bar.