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Construction / Future Vegas / Delano Las Vegas / The Harmon / Caesars Palace / PURE / Hakkasan / Treasure Island / Resorts World / SLS Las Vegas / Walgreens / → All Tags
Can't wait for future Vegas to arrive? Sate your thirst for Vegas new-ness with ten shots of construction porn. All were snapped today as we travelled from Luxor to Sahara. Erm, SLS!
Delano Las Vegas (Debuting September 1)
Don't call it THEhotel, anymore. It's almost Delano now -- just check out the sign below! -- so we might as well get used to it. Officially making its Vegas debut September 1, some folks are already enjoying the new rooms. A rep tells us about 40 percent of the tower's accommodations have been remodeled so far. For more on what to expect from Delano, click here.
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There's still much to be done before Treasure Island's coming "retail-tainment" center crosses from rendering (shown below) to reality.
Captured this afternoon, the snapshot at top shows the current state of things at TI. Iron framework now juts out from the property's northeast corner.
There's still no word on just what will join the only announced tenant at the multi-story mall -- CVS. The center is expected to debut
later this year in September.
(PHOTO: VegasChatter; RENDERING: Treasure Island)
Construction / Openings / SLS Las Vegas / The Cromwell / Double Barrel Roadhouse / Treasure Island / → All Tags
From Sahara down to Tropicana, things continue to change on The Strip. On one end, SLS Las Vegas is painting the
town towers. On the other, Double Barrel Roadhouse will debut in a matter of days. Here's a quick look at where things stand on the Strip (photos taken on Sunday, March 2):
SLS Las Vegas (formerly Sahara)
Opening: Labor Day Weekend
Cocktails / Dudes In Vegas / Adam Corolla / Bros / Gilley's / Treasure Island / TI / → All Tags
Not content riding the success of Mangria, comedian Adam Carolla has been down in the man cave conjuring up new alcoholic concoctions. Mangria, for those who don't know, is a wine/vodka cocktail available in two flavors (white peach pear and signature orange sangria) that Carolla crafted in a half-drunken stupor and refined with the Patio Wine Company in Napa Valley. Esquire magazine describes the smell of Mangria as like that "sticky red punch that paints the corners of a child’s mouth (at) a birthday party" and its taste as "fking delicious."
Carolla didn't have to stray far from the farm to find his newest cocktail, Brose. It's a blend of the two Mangria flavors, creating a "fruity signature drink."
Vegas For Beginners / Drinking / Bars / Lounges / Hyde Bellagio / Bellagio / Senor Frog's / Treasure Island / → All Tags
Time to fill up your glass with another installment of our Sip or Pour series, suggesting awesome drinking spots on The Strip. Getting right to it, here's two more bar recommendations from our @jproz that'll either let you sip on something special or pour enough to get
you drunk the party started.
For an elegant drinking experience, it is essential to stop at Bellagio. This world-renown casino, with its Italian opulence and majestic fountains, has it all, including a bar that overlooks and incorporates everything it's known for.
Hyde Bellagio is a lounge in the early evening before transforming into a full-service club at night. But, the real value is the view. The nightlife venue is located right in the center of Lake Bellagio and offers a balcony perfect for toasting this Vegas landmark. Hyde's drink menu, it should be pointed out, is something special, too.
Resort Fees / Venetian / Palazzo / Treasure Island / Total Rewards / Caesars Entertainment / → All Tags
In April of 2013, Venetian and Palazzo upped their resort fee, but gave us an out -- the ability to decline it at check-in or check-out. The only caveat was that we'd be charged for services at regular prices if we did end up using them.
The days of being able to say no to that, however, have sadly ended. A front desk agent told us over the weekend that it's no longer an option.
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Its Facebook page just posted a rendering of the multi-story mall that's to come. It shows an understated neutral-colored facade paired with lots of oversized windows. A stark difference from the
gaudy brightly colored party decor of Señor Frog's located just around the corner.
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VegasChatter reader Claus W. recently sent us an email after noticing Treasure Island’s lagoon had been refilled via EarthCam. We hustled over to check it out for ourselves and, sure enough, the ships have once again set sail after spending more than two months hovering above a drained pool. Both ships are looking as good as ever, but now sit eerily still behind newly added fountains.
Events / New Year's Eve / Fireworks / MGM Grand / Venetian / Planet Hollywood / Aria / Stratosphere / Treasure Island / Caesars Palace / → All Tags
It's a question we're asked every December and, we get it, it's an important one -- where can we see fireworks on New Year's Eve? Just standing on The Strip is a good idea, but where is an important factor, especially with towering resorts all around.
This year, just like the past two, fireworks will launch from the rooftops of seven resorts: Stratosphere, Treasure Island, the Venetian, Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood, Aria, and MGM Grand. The entire production will last eight minutes and 23 seconds.
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During its original ten year run, the swashbuckling performance served as one of the greatest examples of the city’s family friendly era. Its more recent rendition, full of scantily-clad women and poorly crafted jokes, could be viewed cynically as a representation of the party pits and 6:5 blackjack payouts that many Strip casinos are now known for. With one of Vegas’ most iconic attractions no longer in action, we thought it an appropriate time to check up on the remaining free Las Vegas Strip shows.
Vegas gossip Norm Clarke has learned that, despite initial promises to the contrary, the Sirens of TI will not return by year's end. In fact, the long-running free attraction won't return to The Strip, at all.
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As we begin to learn more about the new shopping venue on the way at TI, the demolition out front continues to change the resort’s appearance. When the lagoon went dry last month, the pirate-inspired rock façade began to come down. While it seems that a decision has been made to leave the upper portions intact, we were surprised to walk by recently and see the lower jaw of the facade's craggy skull was missing. Even worse, we found a solid wall behind it. Where’s that cavern full of looted gold? Here's a before and after: