• 01-NOV-2018

Las Vegas News Briefs - November 2018

Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum Sets the Stage for 'Our Kind of Vegas' Residency at The Pearl
Current CMA “Vocal Group of the Year” nominee Lady Antebellum has announced their first-ever Las Vegas residency, OUR KIND OF VEGAS, launching Feb. 8, 2019 at the Palms Casino Resort’s Pearl Concert Theater. As the first Country act to headline the venue, the seven-time GRAMMY award-winning trio will combine their chart-topping songs with unparalleled production and multidimensional staging. Known for taking their headlining run worldwide, Lady A will bring Nashville to Sin City with stripped-down performances each night that will often feature the songwriters behind the group’s fan-favorite hits. Live Nation is the official promoter for the one-of-a-kind residency. For more information, contact Alissa Kelly, PR Plus,  
 
Plaza Hotel & Casino to Open Permanent Outdoor Equestrian and Multipurpose Facility
The Plaza Hotel & Casino is bringing the western legacy back to where it all started – downtown Las Vegas – just in time for the 2018 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR). Building on the success that its outdoor equestrian facility had last year, the Plaza is expanding the amenity and is making it the first and only permanent outdoor equestrian center in downtown Las Vegas. An official hotel sponsor of the NFR and exclusive Host Hotel for the Junior NFR, the Plaza’s new equestrian center will feature two outdoor arenas for roping practice and exercise during the rodeo. After NFR concludes, the Plaza’s equestrian center will become the city’s newest outdoor event venue diversifying the downtown experience and attracting more business and people to downtown Las Vegas year-round. In this expanded equestrian center adjacent to the hotel/casino, the Plaza doubled the number of equine stalls to 200, 80 of which will be available for year-round use. During NFR, the facility will offer the largest stalls in the city and 24-hour onsite security and veterinarian services. For more information, contact Amy E. S. Maier, Faiss Foley Warren, amy@ffwpr.com.
 
Caesars Entertainment and Nobu Partners Announce a Ten-Year Extension
Celebrating the fifth anniversary of the world’s-first Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace, Nobu Hotel partners including Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro, Meir Teper and executives Trevor Horwell and Struan McKenzie, joined Caesars Entertainment CEO and President Mark Frissora and Caesars Palace Regional President Gary Selesner for a special presentation on the sprawling outdoor terrace of the lavish Nobu Villa. Addressing the group, Frissora praised the ongoing success of the partnership and announced a decade-long extension and future plans before Horwell shared Nobu Hotels global plans for 20 additional hotels by 2020. For more information, contact Michelle Loosbrock, Jeff Wagner Agency, michelle@jeffwagneragency.com.
 
Legendary Band Chicago to Return to the Venetian Resort Las Vegas
Due to popular demand, one of the most successful and critically acclaimed rock bands of all time – Chicago – recently announced it will return to The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas for an eight-show limited engagement in 2019. The show will be held on February 8, 9, 13, 15, 16, 20, 22 and 23 at 8 p.m. For more information, contact Kelly Frey (Live Nation), The Publicity Lab, kelly@thepublicitylab.com.
 
Wynn Las Vegas Reaches Major Renewable Energy Milestone
Wynn Las Vegas marks a new renewable energy milestone with its acceptance into the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Green Power Partnership, a collective of organizations that are voluntarily leading the innovation, production and use of green energy in America. The distinction comes less than five months after the debut of the Wynn Solar Facility, a new 160-acre solar complex solely dedicated to generating renewable energy to power the Las Vegas resort. Combined with 103,000 square feet of on-site rooftop solar panels, Wynn Las Vegas is creating and using more than 45 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, which is enough green power to meet 25 percent of the resort’s electric load. According to the U.S. EPA, this is equivalent to the annual electricity use of more than 4,000 average American homes. Based on this finding, Wynn Las Vegas becomes the largest Green Power Partner in the hotel industry in the nation, and the only casino resort in Nevada on the list. Additionally, Wynn Las Vegas joins an elite group of Fortune 500® companies that are current Green Power Partners, including Microsoft, Intel, Bank of America, Apple, Johnson & Johnson and Starbucks. For more information, contact Eric Kreller, Wynn Las Vegas, Eric.Kreller@wynnlasvegas.com.
 
Pop Icon Britney Spears to Launch New Residency at Park Theater
Multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award-winning superstar Britney Spears will launch her new spectacular residency, "Britney: Domination," at Park Theater at the new Park MGM resort in February 2019. Citi is proud to join Britney Spears and Park MGM as the official credit card of this residency, presented in partnership by MGM Resorts International and Live Nation. The first major Pop Star to have a Las Vegas residency is back! Britney's new show will embody her strong, take-charge attitude when she returns to the city with her new show, "Britney: Domination." Designed to give her fans and concertgoers an immersive experience, this show will bring them closer to the excitement than ever before as they party, dance and sing along to her amazing catalogue of hit songs. For more information, contact Katharine Sherrer, MGM Resorts International, ksherrer@mgmresorts.com.
 
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Premieres New Dining Concepts, Ghost Donkey and Red Plate
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas expanded its award-winning restaurant collection with the introduction of two new venues in October. Ghost Donkey, a speakeasy-style mezcal and tequila bar, rounds out the offerings at newly-opened Block 16 Urban Food Hall. New York City’s famed mezcal and tequila bar pulls inspiration from the alluring ingredients and flavors of Mexico to create an authentic fiesta experience. Featuring an extensive selection of mezcal, Ghost Donkey serves expertly selected tasting flights alongside specialty crafted cocktails and late-night snacks including an assortment of elevated Nachos like Wild Mushroom and Chicken Mole. Red Plate, a sophisticated new dining concept located on the third level of The Cosmopolitan’s Boulevard Tower, celebrates traditional Chinese cuisine in a refined setting. Helmed by esteemed Chef Yip Cheung, Red Plate honors traditional Chinese techniques and preparations to present an authentic Cantonese menu with hints of modern inspiration. Menu highlights include an array of carefully selected, signature roasted meats, Chinese hot pot and handmade dim sum. For more information, contact The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Public Relations, pr@cosmopolitanlasvegas.com.
 
Puddles Pity Party Announces Engagement at Caesars Palace
Puddles Pity Party - the soft-hearted, 7-foot-tall singing clown - has announced his first-ever artist residency, set for nine unforgettable nights at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. This very special limited engagement at Cleopatra’s Barge kicks off Jan. 17 and extends through Feb. 9, 2019. Puddles’ set will consist of new material as well as classic, rarely performed songs, along with many performance surprises. Puddles’ entire show will be custom designed to suit the intimate layout and unique decor of the iconic Cleopatra’s Barge. For more information, contact Miranda Lopez, Caesars Entertainment, MLopez2@caesars.com.
  
Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical is coming to The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas
Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical, the critically acclaimed, thrilling new musical based on one of the best-selling albums of all time, is coming to The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas for a 16 show limited engagement. The show will be held December 25 – 30 and January 1 – 6 with additional matinee shows on Saturdays and Sundays. Show times vary each night and exact times can be found at venetian.com. The tour stars Andrew Polec, who thrilled London and Toronto critics with his powerhouse performance as Strat, with The Daily Mirror calling him a “perfect rock and roll icon” and Time Out London saying he sings “with a ferocity worthy of Meat Loaf himself.” For more information, contact Stephen Will, The Publicity Lab, Stephen@thepublicitylab.com.
 
New York bBd’s -- Beers, Burgers, Desserts -- Debuts Its First Las Vegas Location
As Palace Station unveiled its new look and culinary offerings, bBd's (Beers, Burgers, Desserts) has joined the lineup of new restaurants on the casino floor alongside Boathouse Asian Eatery and the newly reconceptualized Feast Buffet. The all-new restaurant brings an innovative approach to the neighborhood restaurant featuring a homage to America’s beloved burger and a focus on scratch cooking. Created by Chef Ralph Perrazzo, this New York-based restaurant brings a commitment to craftsmanship and honest cooking. It also marks a return to Las Vegas for Perrazzo who spent several years in progressive kitchen positions at several award-winning restaurants including Jean-Georges, Clio, and Bradley Ogden Restaurant at Caesars Palace, winner of the James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant. For more information, contact Sara Ryan, Allied Global Marketing, stationcasinos@alliedim.com.
 
Las Vegas Lights FC Name Eric Wynalda New Head Coach
Las Vegas Lights FC recently announced the signing of U.S. Soccer legend, Eric Wynalda as its new Technical Director and Head Coach. Wynalda is widely celebrated in U.S. Soccer history with many firsts for an American in the sport. Named by the U.S. Soccer Federation as the 1990’s Player of the Decade, he became the first American to start in three World Cups (1990, 1994 & 1998). Upon retirement from the U.S. Men’s National Team he was the all-time leading goal scorer and entered the U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame in 2004. He is also regarded as the first American to achieve true success in a top European league when he achieved the status of captain for a BundesLiga club (Germany), and also played professionally in Mexico with top-tier Liga MX club Leon FC. He returned to the U.S. in 1996 to help launch Major League Soccer where he scored the league's first-ever goal in history. His coaching career began in 2012 with Cal FC, an amateur club that achieved unprecedented success in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Following this success, Wynalda was named technical director & head coach for NASL’s Atlanta Silverbacks where he won the 2013 NASL Spring Championship. For more information, visit LasVegasLightsFC.com.
 
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Welcomes the Return of The Ice Rink
For the seventh consecutive year, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas welcomes the return of The Ice Rink as Boulevard Pool transforms into a winter wonderland high above the Las Vegas Strip open to the public Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. Overlooking the heart of Las Vegas Boulevard, visitors will enjoy roof-top ice skating on more than 4,200 square feet of real ice, roasting s’mores by the fire, light snow showers, adult renditions of seasonal culinary classics, and breathtaking views surrounded by vibrant city lights. For more information, contact Kelsey Cooper, Kirvin Doak Communications, thecosmopolitan@kirvindoak.com.
 
Jimmy Kimmel Partners with Caesars Entertainment to Open Comedy Club
Next spring, Caesars Entertainment will open Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club at The LINQ Promenade in Las Vegas. In partnership with Caesars Entertainment, the new club will showcase comedians ranging from up-and-coming talent to household names curated by Kimmel and his team in a venue designed by Jimmy and his comedian friends. At 8,000 square feet, the venue will be the optimal setting for both comedy talent and the audience, with an expandable showroom that seats up to 300 guests.  The club will be open seven nights a week, with a bar open daily and shows offered nightly. For more information, contact Gia Silvaggio, Caesars Entertainment, gsilvaggio@caesars.com.
 
Plaza Hotel & Casino announces debut of “A Mob Story”
Love them or hate them, mobsters played a major role in the rise of Las Vegas as a legendary tourist destination. “A Mob Story” will entertain audiences with an original production that tells the “tale of how the Mob made Las Vegas, and how Vegas took down the Mob.” Tickets are on sale now for the limited engagement show featuring stunning 180-degree visual effects and world class choreography set to today’s popular music, influenced by wiseguys, gangsters, and mistresses to the mob. Created and directed by legendary producer, Emmy and Golden Globe award winner, Jeff Kutash, “A Mob Story” is the most realistic portrayal of the mob ever presented on stage, as told by the last Godfather, former Colombo family capo, Michael Franzese. A true “made man,” Franzese will provide an unprecedented authentic journey into the secret world of the mafia as the show’s host. Former city of Las Vegas Mayor and illustrious mob attorney, Oscar B. Goodman will be an ambassador to the show with special appearances. For more information, contact Amy Maier, Faiss Foley Warren, amy@ffwpr.com.
 
Legends in Concert to Launch Residency at Tropicana Las Vegas
Legends in Concert, the longest-running show in Las Vegas, has announced an all-new residency at Tropicana Las Vegas. Set to debut the second week of February 2019, the acclaimed production boasting an incomparable cast of music legends, will bring its 35-year continuously operating musical tribute spectacular to the Legends in Concert Theater as its 7 p.m. headlining show. Known as the pioneer of live tribute shows, Legends in Concerts made its Las Vegas Strip debut in 1983 and to this day, the multifaceted show continues to evolve its collection of live tribute artists. From artists such as Elvis Presley to Aretha Franklin, Sting to Michael Jackson, legendary performers not only look like the stars they portray, but also use their own natural voices to pay homage to their iconic music counterparts. The show will feature a variety of elaborate theatrical sets, magnificent costumes and a full array of incredible special effects, and much more. For more information, contact Sara Ryan, Allied Global Marketing, troplv@alliedim.com.
 
SLS Las Vegas Begins $100 Million Resort Upgrades
SLS Las Vegas® recently began more than $100 million in resort renovations that will enhance the casino floor, upgrade hotel rooms and renovate existing pool and entertainment venues. Planning for the reimagined guest experience began in April of this year when Alex Meruelo, founder of the Meruelo Group and owner of the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nev., acquired the iconic casino property. Room upgrades are already underway and enhancements to the casino floor began in early October. Updates to the 60,000-square-foot casino floor will include a new layout for the slot, table games pit and high-limit areas, as well as new ceiling, carpeting and lighting to create a modern, inviting atmosphere in the center of the action. Resort renovations will include a redesigned Story Tower, remodels to the World and Grand Tower corridors, and select suite upgrades. Additional enhancements across the property will be announced in the coming months. For more information, contact Emily Wofford, The Publicity Lab, emily@thepublicitylab.com.
 
Silverton Casino Hotel Welcomes New Culinary Destination Su Casa
Silverton Casino Hotel’s newest culinary venture, Su Casa, will open in early November. The eatery, nestled inside Mi Casa Grill and Cantina, will merge trendy coastal Asian cuisine with the bold culinary traditions of Mexico for a coast-to-coast culinary adventure. The dynamic union of cultures and cuisine will take taste buds on a trip with fresh coastal favorites like Ceviche, Poke Bowls, Sashimi, and Nigiri and hearty dishes such as Sushi Burritos, Sushi Rolls and Ramen. The cozy-yet-modern full-service restaurant and bar, will feature completely new design and décor, immersing customers in a modern Asian experience. For more information, contact Eirianne Kennelley, Kirvin Doak Communications, silverton@kirvindoak.com.
 
The Mob Museum Offering Daily Tours in The Underground Distillery
The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, recently began offering daily tours in The Underground Distillery at 5 p.m. During the $12, 30-minute tour, which involves sampling a variety of distilled spirits, participants receive an in-depth explanation of the distillery equipment and distillation process and learn about Prohibition and its impact on distilled spirits. In addition to learning about the historical origin of Prohibition and the drinking culture that existed before the 1920s, guests have the chance to take part in a spirit-tasting experience including in-house distilled moonshine, vodka and the Jamaica ginger infusion. The Distillery Tours are designed to encourage visitors to develop an appreciation for the flavor of moonshine especially since The Underground’s moonshine is as authentic as it can safely get. It is made in-house with 100% corn and bottled at 50% ABV. Tour participants have the option of purchasing souvenir bottles afterwards to commemorate their experience. For more information, contact Erika Pope, The Vox Agency, erika@thevoxagency.com.
 
Hooters Casino & Hotel Las Vegas Debuts Peti & Taller “The Hooligans of Magic”
Peti & Taller "The Hooligans of Magic" recently debuted at Hooters Casino & Hotel with Mateo Amieva and Christian Ford who prove that anything is possible in Las Vegas. Traveling the world, this dynamic duo built an unforgettable theatrical experience, delighting more than 3,500 audiences internationally. Starring Mateo Amieva from the #1 best-selling magic show in the world, Criss Angel “Mindfreak LIVE!” and Comedian with Cirque Du Soleil for over 10 years; Christian Ford aka the Bad-Boy of Magic from the Golden Globe winning FOX Comedy, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”, “The Hooligans of Magic” will blow your mind with their unique style of breathtaking, grand illusions and side-splitting interactive comedy. For more information, contact Peti & Taller Productions, LLC, info@christianfordlive.com.