• 01-SEP-2016

Las Vegas News Brief - September 2016

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Hainan Airlines Announces First-Ever Nonstop Service Between China and Las Vegas
Hainan Airlines recently filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation to launch an historic new route connecting Las Vegas to Beijing, the first-ever nonstop flight between Las Vegas and Mainland China. The service will begin Dec. 2, 2016 and will initially operate Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For more information, contact Heidi Hayes, LVCVA, hhayes@lvcva.com.

Four Seasons Las Vegas Opens Remodeled Spa
Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas will further elevate the city’s luxury spa offerings when it debuts its stylish Forbes Five Star Spa on September 1, after a complete renovation. Known as a respite from the bustling Las Vegas Strip, The Spa offers a tranquil, fully customizable spa experience. With a design inspired by the beauty of the desert and featuring natural materials and striking artwork, this intimate space will boast 12 treatment rooms, including two oversized couples’ suites, and an expanded co-ed Zen Lounge and retail area. Guests can indulge in an array of personalized treatments and services, featuring the industry’s leading product lines such as Naturopathica, Phytomer and Pure Fiji. For more information, contact Erica Johnson-McElroy, Four Seasons Las Vegas, Erica.johnson-mcelroy@fourseasons.com

The Ultimate High Roller Chocolate Experience Above the Las Vegas Skyline
Chocolate has the power to transform a casual bite into a deep, multi-sensory experience. Journey 550 feet into the air on the High Roller, the world's tallest observation wheel, as it launches the in-cabin chocolate tasting experience with Ethel M Chocolates. This is the first tasting experience of its kind in North America where guests will learn about the origins of chocolate and how the pieces were created, all while focusing their attention on the aroma, taste and texture. The 30-minute (one rotation) adventure includes a chocolatier ambassador showcasing five different types of pieces and the story behind them. For more information, contact Adrienne Prather-Marcos, Caesars Entertainment, at aprathermarcos@caesars.com.

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters Launches New Hoover Dam Tours, Heliport
Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters introduces four brand-new tours, making it easier than ever for guests to have an unforgettable “flightseeing” experience of the world-famous Hoover Dam at an exceptional value. With a new heliport located next to the Hoover Dam Lodge Hotel & Casino on U.S. 93, Papillon now flies guests closer to the dam than any other tour operator and offers breathtaking views of not only the dam, but also Lake Mead and the rugged, volcanic terrain of Black Canyon. For more information, contact Marina Nicola, Vox Solid Communications, mnicola@wearevoxsolid.com.

V&E Restaurant Group Opens an Italian Seafood Market-Style Restaurant in The Venetian Las Vegas
V&E Restaurant Group is pleased to announce their second west coast concept, opening within the same year, at The Venetian in Las Vegas. Located in the St. Mark's Square, V&E Restaurant Group is demonstrating their gastronomic expertise through their unique market-style concept, with more than a dozen culinary stations to choose from. Some of the stations that can be found are Pescheria, Macelleria, Pasta Mista, Il Forno, and Formaggio. La Birra and Cantinetta are the bar stations that feature a handpicked selection of imported and domestic beer and wine along with artisanal cocktails. The restaurant combines real Italian food with fresh seafood prepared, as it would be at a traditional Italian market found on the coast of Italy. For more information, contact Kala Hill-tidball, Allied Integrated Marketing, khill-tidball@alliedim.com.

Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art Presents "Town and Country: from Degas to Picasso"
Small towns transform into sophisticated, alluring and mysterious urban cities, and countryside villages into picturesque, serene, untouched landscapes inside Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art’s (BGFA) newest exhibit “Town and Country: from Degas to Picasso,” opening Sept. 23. The exhibition will guide visitors through each artist’s work inspired by the United States and Europe’s growing urbanization during the 19th and 20th centuries. Organized in partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the display will feature 47 works of art ranging from paintings and prints to drawings and photographs. Featured artists will include Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas, Jean-François Millet and many more. For more information, contact Brittany Harris, MGM Resorts International, bharris@mgmresorts.com.

The World's First Magic Supergroup Band of Magicians Announces Residency at Tropicana Las Vegas
The world's first magic supergroup, "Band of Magicians" has announced a Las Vegas residency at Tropicana Las Vegas, beginning Oct. 26, 2016. The celebrated production brings together four of the brightest young magicians from across the globe to create a revolutionary experience unlike anything the world has seen before. Coming from its recent tour across Australia and New Zealand, "Band of Magicians" has been described as "truly baffling, hilarious and even strangely moving marvel of a show." The international consort of magicians includes James Galea of Australia, Stuart MacLeod from the UK, and Brett Loudermilk and Joel Ward of the United States. All four performers are well on their way to international stardom and yet, in the constantly competitive and secretive world of magic, took the unorthodox path and joined forces to create an ensemble show far greater than the sum of its parts. For more information, contact Stephen Will, Allied Integrated Marketing, swill@alliedim.com.

Spiegelworld to Bring The Gazillionaire's New Production of Absinthe to The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
The Gazillionaire will open his new production of the long-running hit show Absinthe at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. In collaboration with The Cosmopolitan, Spiegelworld will take over and re-imagine the former ballroom space in Rose. Rabbit. Lie., creating a distinct, all new venue for Absinthe. Rose. Rabbit. Lie. will continue to operate as a modern supper club offering dining and live entertainment. The move serves as the next chapter in the ongoing success story that is Absinthe. Spiegelworld first presented the show in 2006 in a spiegeltent at the South Street Seaport, New York City. Absinthe went on to open in Las Vegas in 2011, where it was voted “Best New Show” and hailed as the most outrageous and original offering on the Strip in years. The show has continued to evolve while entertaining more than one million Las Vegas visitors during the past five years and will now arrive re-energized at The Cosmopolitan by the end of 2016. For more information, contact Kirvin Doak Communications, thecosmopolitan@kirvindoak.com.

Blue Man Group Performs 10,000th Las Vegas Show
Having performed on the Las Vegas Strip for more than 16 years, Blue Man Group Las Vegas celebrated their milestone 10,000th show with a special performance on Friday, Aug. 19 benefitting local nonprofit HELP of Southern Nevada. Blue Man Group’s partnership with HELP of Southern Nevada is part of a larger effort to encourage youth to pursue their musical interests.  Currently, the group is calling all local drummers for the first-ever Blue Man Group Las Vegas Drum-Off competition at blueman.com/vegasdrumoff. For more information, contact Kirvin Doak Communications, bmp@kirvindoak.com.

Amorino Gelato Opens at The LINQ Promenade
Amorino, widely considered by Europeans to be one of the best gelato brands in existence and known for its unique flower-shaped gelato, all-natural gluten-free and vegan flavors, has opened at The LINQ Promenade. Enjoy an array of delicious samples from the menu and experience the beautiful new US flagship Amorino store located at the west end of The LINQ Promenade close to the Las Vegas Strip. For more information, contact Lauren Silverstein, The Ferraro Group, lauren@theferrarogroup.com.

Las Vegas Off-Strip Sensation Jaburritos Comes to the Strip
Jaburritos, Las Vegas' original sushi burrito concept, has revealed it will open a new location at The LINQ Promenade in Dec. 2016. Jaburritos serves made-to-order, sushi burritos stuffed with savory Japanese and Mexican inspired ingredients and flavors.  Jaburritos has developed a cult following with locals in Las Vegas ever since it opened its doors in Oct. 2015 and is now excited to offer sushi burritos to the 42 million visitors that travel to Las Vegas each year. For more information, contact Blaire Ritter, One7 Communications, blaire@one7communcations.com.

Wynn Las Vegas Introduces Custom Cake Creations for a Sweet Addition to Any Celebration
Wynn Las Vegas now offers the opportunity to order custom cake creations designed and executed by Wynn’s pastry team, led by master cake artist Flora Aghababyan. Previously only offered to guests of the hotel, cakes orders are now available for celebrations on or off property. The extravagant cakes can be personalized for any occasion with unique design and flavor options. For more information, contact Aleksandra Koryzno, Wynn Las Vegas, Aleksandra.koryzno@wynnlasvegas.com.  

Gold Coast Introduces Classic American Steakhouse Concept, Cornerstone
Cornerstone, a classic American steakhouse, is now open at Gold Coast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Cornerstone’s distinctive, comfortable space gives guests a preview of the classic experience they’ll enjoy: sporting a timeless black-and-white, tuxedo-inspired décor, bold splashes of cerulean blue accent the room for an unexpected modern twist. The white-washed brick walls are adorned with mercury glass sconces and chalkboard murals that lend a personal touch to the design, while the blue-silk-shaded chandelier draws all eyes to the center of the distinctive dining room. A curated collection of vintage photographs and colorful accessories are playfully interspersed with modern artworks in Cornerstone’s signature blue. The bar is populated by an eclectic mix of stylish seating options, a comfortable environment in which to study Cornerstone’s signature “liquor library.” Traditional steakhouse offerings fill Cornerstone’s robust menu. With eight different beef selections, nine different toppings and 12 different sides to share, the main event at Cornerstone is entirely what the customer makes it. For more information, contact Lindsey Stull, the Firm Public Relations, lindseys@thefirmpr.com.

A New Attraction Is Now Open on the Las Vegas Strip - REAL BODIES at Bally's
Imagine Exhibitions proudly present REAL BODIES at Bally’s, a highly original and thought-provoking exhibition of human anatomy at Bally’s Las Vegas. This powerful exhibition explores life by displaying more than 20 real, perfectly preserved human bodies and more than 200 anatomical specimens. More than a simple display of human specimens, REAL BODIES at Bally’s will connect audiences to a deeper sense of what it means to be alive. Founded on anatomical, cultural, and emotional narratives, the exhibition transforms the way we view the mysterious organism we all share - the human body - and reminds us of all the complexity and magic within us that we often take for granted. REAL BODIES at Bally’s digs deeper into the beauty of the body, mind, and soul than any other exhibition of its kind, and invites you to explore the entire human experience from the first breath to the last. REAL BODIES at Bally’s is now open and is located on the lower level of Bally’s Las Vegas. For more information, contact Alissa Kelly, PR Plus, alissa@prpluslv.com.

New Spy Escape & Evasion Stage Show Opening at Stratosphere Las Vegas
Spy Escape & Evasion Las Vegas has announced the development of a new 75-minute stage show production set to open at the Stratosphere Hotel & Casino on Oct. 26.  Packed with the company’s signature spy craft teachings, previously only available to those who attend the two-day seminar and training, the all-new stage show will allow the opportunity for all visitors of Las Vegas to learn life-saving skills and crisis preparedness all while being entertained on the Las Vegas Strip. For more information, contact Chandra Knee, Red Mercury Entertainment, chandra@redmercury.com.