89109 Travel Guide

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We Can't Sign Off On Westgate's New Signature Rooms

Where: 3000 Paradise Road [map], 89109
February 27, 2015 at 2:53 PM | by | Comments (16)

In January, we tipped readers off to the addition of 1,200 renovated rooms at Westgate Las Vegas, many of which are now designated as the Signature class. Located in the central tower of the Benihana Hotel former LVH (and, before that, Las Vegas Hilton), Signature accommodations promise “magnificent ambience and uncompromising quality.” Lured in by all of that boasting (and a very tempting price), I decided to celebrate my three-day birthday weekend in all of this supposed luxury. Did the Signature class live up to heightened expectations?

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With The Riviera Closing, Will The Silver Ball Keep Rolling On The Strip? Or Will It Tilt?

Where: 89109
February 27, 2015 at 11:39 AM | by | Comments (6)

One of our favorite non-gambling Vegas activities is to play at the Pinball Hall of Fame (1601 Tropicana Ave., about two miles east of The Strip). There are few places in the world where you can play over 250 pinball machines, from the 1950s to the present. And as an added bonus, all the profits go to charity.

This VegasChatter writer in particular was delighted when Tim Arnold, owner of those machines, was able to create a second mini Pinball Hall of Fame in the Riviera. About fifty pinball and video arcade machines located on The Strip... such convenience!

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A Legend Of Zelda Concert Is Coming To The Strip

Where: 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89109
February 26, 2015 at 3:27 PM | by | Comments (2)

Yes, you read that correctly. There is a Nintendo Legend of Zelda symphony concert series that will be touring the world all year and it will be making a stop in Las Vegas June 10 at Venetian.

The tour, entitled Symphony of the Goddess - Master Quest, celebrates the 28-year-old video game franchise. This sounds both nerdy and quite interesting, at the same time. During the production, The Las Vegas Philharmonic will perform orchestral arrangements of music from a variety of games from The Legend of Zelda universe. There will also be video content from the classic game, as well as the most recent addition to the series, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (which is available for Nintendo 3DS).

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Menopause Is Fun (The Musical, That Is)

Where: 89109
February 26, 2015 at 11:38 AM | by | Comments (0)

I had a chance to see Menopause The Musical years ago, but I couldn’t get any friends to go with me, even the menopausal ones! I took that as a sign it was a show I could skip. When I realized the show has been running for nine years (after stops at Luxor and the Hilton before that), I figured it was time to put stigma aside and visit the production's newest home, Harrah’s, to see what it was all about.

The showroom where it takes place is wide and not very deep so there’s a good view from most seats. It was clear from the very start this show would be a funny one. A goofy, pun-filled show that's geared to a certain demographic," yes; but, funny, too. If you’re unfamiliar and can’t guess from the name, this is a musical about women (four in particular from different walks of life) who are going through menopause. You might think this is an odd subject for a musical. You’d be right; but, somehow, it works.

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You Can Still Reserve A Room For Riviera's Final Night

Where: 2901 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
February 25, 2015 at 9:12 PM | by | Comments (14)

With a purchase confirmed and a closing date set (May 4th at noon), it's now time to start saying our goodbyes to the iconic Riviera.

For some, it might mean a trip to enjoy a few more hands of $1 blackjack. For others, it will mean loading quarters into a few more pinball machines, or being entertained by some Crazy Girls. Others will book their final (or first) stay. If you'd like to lay claim to being among the hotel's final guests, there's still availability.

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Reminder: Grand Bazaar Shops (Begin To) Open Tomorrow

Where: 89109
February 25, 2015 at 10:35 AM | by | Comments (28)

It's been a long time coming, but Bally's Grand Bazaar Shops will finally debut tomorrow, Thursday, February 26. Well, begin to debut.

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Denny’s At Casino Royale May Be Launching The Strangest Promotion Ever

Where: 3397 Las Vegas Blvd. [map], 89109
February 24, 2015 at 4:40 PM | by | Comments (3)

Have you ever wanted to eat Denny’s and drink expensive champagne at the same time? Yeah, didn't think so. But, you may get the chance to, if you play along.

On Wednesday, March 4 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., the new Denny’s on The Strip, between the Casino Royale and Venetian, will give guests the chance to strike gold with their Golden Grand Slam Celebration. Here’s how it works: The first 100 guests to arrive at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. will be score a golden ticket they can enter to win prizes.

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At Caesars Palace, Omnia Taking Over More, And Other Changes

Where: 89109
February 24, 2015 at 3:04 PM | by | Comments (2)

Caesars is betting big on Omnia, the mega-nightclub taking over PURE and due to open Friday, March 13. And soon, you can, too.

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Opening Dates Announced For LIQUID, Bare Pools

Where: 89109
February 24, 2015 at 1:47 PM | by | Comments (2)

Two more party pools will get back into the swim of things in just a few weeks.

Bare at The Mirage and LIQUID at Aria have announced respective opening dates of Thursday, March 12 and Friday, March 13. The former will return with five newly refurbished cabanas while the latter will feature new daybeds and banquettes.

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Riviera Sets Date, Time For Closing Hour

Where: 89109
February 24, 2015 at 12:49 PM | by | Comments (17)

First, Clarion. Soon, Riviera. Who would have guessed both properties would be Lost Vegas footnotes in the same year?

VegasChatter photographer Greg Clarke snapped the above image just before Clarion's implosion earlier this month. A random juxtaposition at the time, the photo is now strangely prophetic. It's not yet known when Riviera will become a pile of rubble, too, after a sale of the property to the Las Vegas Visitors and Convention Authority became official on Friday, but we now know the exact moment it will lock its doors forever.

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The LINQ Getting Another Purple Zebra, Coffee Spot

Where: 3535 Las Vegas Blvd South [map], 89109
February 24, 2015 at 12:11 PM | by | Comments (3)

If the Purple Zebra and Starbucks in The LINQ promenade is too far of a stroll for you, there's a Purple Zebra and a coffee spot opening soon inside The LINQ Hotel (formerly The Quad).

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Yusho Will Attempt To Break A Sake World Record And You Can Watch

Where: 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. [map], 89109
February 23, 2015 at 8:06 PM | by | Comment (1)

This has potential to be pretty epic! This Thursday, February 26, Yusho at Monte Carlo will attempt to achieve the world’s longest sake bomb train.

The current record is a 167 sake bomb train held by Santa Cruz restaurant, Mobo Sushi. C‘mon, this is Las Vegas. Alcohol is what we do! We have to break this record. Challenge accepted, Mobo Sushi! If you don't know what a sake bomb train is, behold:

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