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With nightclubs and day clubs, Las Vegas is a 24-7 party. Day clubs (some with pools, some without) make it easy for you to get your daytime debauchery on. You’re in Vegas, after all. Why wait ‘til the sun goes down to start drinking and dancing?
Recently, we were invited to visit one of the newer additions to the day and pool club scene, Bagatelle Beach at Tropicana, for some al fresco fun. Our party had a great time, but not without a few downsides. Here's the pros and cons:
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In Vegas, not every live music act requires payment and accompanying service fees. Here's where to rock out without having to pull your wallet out. Unless, of course, you can't talk your friends or that hot stranger into buying you drinks...
*Click on the name of the performer, group or band to hear them first before you head on down.
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March 24: Love Hate Away
March 31: Donacat
April 7: Life Is Beautiful Music Showcase to include: Moondog Matinee, The Dirty Hooks, Avalon Landing, and more; 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The Tropicana was originally supposed to start taking reservations as a DoubleTree this month, "sometime" in January. Then, the hotel said it would happen earlier, "sometime" in December. Then the date switched back to January -- the 31st. Now, the Trop/Doubletree website says the 10th, which is today. Consider us officially confused.
A return to the website at 1 p.m. PST found that, yes, reservations are finally being accepted via DoubleTree. After poking around the site, room rates appear to start at $59 a night. When we checked rates on Tropicana's website last week, rates were starting around the $54.99 mark. A $19.95 resort fee is also still in effective.
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Lots of changes on the horizon for the Las Vegas entertainment scene, from another laugh residency to new showrooms for old names.
First up, the next big residency wars won't be country, but comedy. As we've reported, Roseanne will yuk it up over at Trop's Laugh Factory starting next week. Now, there's another big comedic residency to report. Political commentator Bill Maher has signed a four-weekend run at the Palms' Pearl Theater. His appearances will be spread out over a nine-month period, starting March 23 and ending November 3. Tickets will begin at $45 bucks.
When we covered the opening of Tropicana's Laugh Factory back in May, we wondered aloud what famous names might be dropping by. One comedy star has decided to drop in for an extended residency. Roseanne Barr will be performing six nights a week starting January 14.
This seems to us a perfect merging of space and talent. At 320 seats, you'll be up close and personal with the polarizing performer. And, Roseanne is certainly no stranger to Vegas. Her frequent visits include a former residency at the Sahara's Congo Room in 2008. She still includes a clip from that gig on her YouTube channel:
VegasChatter fan dac007 let us know over the weekend that the Trop, excuse us, Tropicana Las Vegas - A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel is already on the DT website:
It's a done deal. I'm a Hilton Honors member and they already have the hotel on the website, won't be taking any reservations until December but they have taken that hotel over. I can't wait, I'm a gold member and they always upgrade me for free to a suite.
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We're not sure exactly when it happened, but sometime between mid-September and now, the Tropicana raised its resort fee. Again.
VegasChatter fan Daniel Steiger gave us a heads up about the hike over the weekend. Perhaps, it was an early holiday present from the Trop which gifted us with its last resort fee increase right before Christmas last year.
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Well, that didn't take long.
Four days after telling you about a Vegas rumor that DoubleTree was taking over the Tropicana's hotel, it's now official.
USA Today reports that the Hilton brand will link itself with the Trop starting this January when the hotel's full name will become Tropicana Las Vegas – a DoubleTree by Hilton. But, while Hilton is reportedly happy about the partnership, others point out to USA Today that it is the Tropicana, after all:
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It's no surprise to anyone that the Tropicana is still, umm, finding its way, not to put too fine a point on it. Everything is new again there, but everything is constantly changing there, too, with a roller coaster of openings, closings and returns.
Earlier this year, there was a rumor eating its way around town that Bagatelle would not only bring a beach club-slash-supper club-slash-nightclub to Trop, but -- eventually -- a hotel as well. Now, there's another new whisper circulating through Vegas folks in the know -- that DoubleTree is taking over hotel operations at the Trop.
What the Palazzo can do, Tropicana might think it can do better. Palazzo's sportsbook, operated by Cantor Gaming, recently placed a mini-betting counter on the casino floor and, in a move we found most intriguing, erected "odds towers" near the Sands Poker Room inside the Venetian. Both moves likely aimed at planting the idea or reminding gamblers to place those sports bets.
Tropicana wants potential sports bettors thinking about those odds before even getting inside the casino. Their odds now flash on an electronic billboard above the walkway entering Trop from MGM Grand. Not surprisingly, Trop's sportsbook is also a product of Cantor.
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Nobu Hotel won't let us check in until February 2013 (though, everyone can start reserving theirs beginning today) and now we're learning that Nobu the restaurant that's also coming 'soon' to Caesars Palace won't take reservations until January 2013. Originally, Nobu Hotel was to have made its debut this month and the restaurant in November.
In completely unsurprising news, good thing we told you to write a new, new opening date down in pencil for Bagatelle at Tropicana. Just like that its gone from October 20 to Halloween, October 31. We don't have to tell you, though, to keep that eraser handy. Once upon a time, the pool-slash-restaurant-slash-nightclub-slash-supper club had dreamed of opening Memorial Day weekend.
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The design is an, erm, interesting one, but one that seems to
poorly echo the poolside bar near Javier's Los Cabos locale at the Cabo Azul resort. Which is weird 'cause the same designer is behind both, but a casino does not a beachy backdrop make.