• 01-DEC-2017

Las Vegas News Briefs - December 2017

Las Vegas Convention Center
LVCVA Board Approves tvsdesign / Design Las Vegas to Create Iconic Design for Las Vegas Convention Center Expansion
On Nov. 14, in a historic decision, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) Board of Directors approved a recommendation to retain tvsdesign / Design Las Vegas to provide design services for the Las Vegas Convention Center District Phase Two Expansion project. The decision is a tremendous milestone for a project that will secure Las Vegas as the world’s premier business destination for decades to come. The recommendation of tvsdesign / Design Las Vegas is specific to Phase Two’s $860 million, 1.4 million-square-foot expansion project, which will include at least 600,000 square feet of new, leasable exhibit space. To read more about the approval process and see images of the conceptual renderings, click here. For more information, contact Maria Phelan, LVCVA, mphelan@lvcva.com.

Luxor Unveils Extensive Room Remodel Scheduled for Completion in Q1 2018
Luxor Hotel and Casino recently unveiled its newly remodeled rooms as the hotel continues the redesign of more than 1,700 hotel rooms in its East and West towers. The remodel began in early November and will continue to roll out through Q1 2018. Envisioned by MGM Resorts International Design, the remodeled rooms are inspired by the unique geometric form for which the Luxor is well-known and feature a crisp, natural color palette and modern, efficient design. Dominant colors within the space, including hazy amethyst, deep smoky green, charcoal and fawn, are drawn from the beauty of the desert. For more information, contact Samantha Roper, saroper@mgmresorts.com.

Caesars Entertainment Introduces Fly LINQ at the LINQ Promenade
Caesars Entertainment Corporation, owner of The LINQ Promenade, announced the intended addition of Fly LINQ, expected to be the first and only zipline on the Las Vegas Strip. Developed by the team behind the High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel, the approximately $20 million Fly LINQ features 10 side-by-side zip lines, capable of simultaneously launching all riders. The experience will be constructed on The LINQ Promenade, the open-air shopping, dining and entertainment district situated at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Construction is expected to begin in the spring of next year. For more information, contact Erica Johnson-McElroy, Caesars Entertainment, ejohnsonmcelroy@caesarspalace.com.

AAA and Keolis Launch Nation’s First Public Self-Driving Shuttle in Downtown Las Vegas
AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah (AAA) is sponsoring the nation’s first self-driving shuttle pilot project geared specifically for the public. Over the course of a year, the self-driving shuttle aims at providing a quarter-million residents and visitors of Las Vegas with first-hand experience using autonomous vehicle (AV) technology, exposing most riders to the technology for the first time. This pilot builds on Keolis’ limited shuttle launch in downtown Las Vegas in early 2017; the November launch will be the first self-driving vehicle to be fully integrated with a city’s traffic infrastructure. AAA partnered with the city of Las Vegas, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) and Keolis North America (Keolis), which will operate and maintain the NAVYA Arma fully electric shuttle. For more information, contact Michael Blasky, AAA, michael.blasky@norcal.aaa.com.

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Celebrates 10 Years on the Las Vegas Strip with All New Rooms
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino has completed a $100 million room renovation, pairing dynamic entertainment and dining offerings with 2,496 contemporary new guest rooms and suites. The renovation comes as the resort celebrates 10 years at the center of the Las Vegas Strip. The resort is the first in Caesars Entertainment’s Las Vegas portfolio to have all guest rooms completely renovated as part of a 23,000 Las Vegas hotel room renovation program that will be more than 50% complete by the end of 2017. For more information, contact Erica Johnson-McElroy, Caesars Entertainment, ejohnsonmcelroy@caesarspalace.com.

Golden Nugget Las Vegas Debuts All-New Cocktail Experience, Troy Liquor Bar
Golden Nugget Las Vegas antes up its nightlife experience with an all-new venue, Troy Liquor Bar. Debuting in late November the nightclub and bar allows guests to take a walk on the wild side with its combination of New York City sophistication and Las Vegas glamour. Imported from Manhattan's trendy Meatpacking District, Troy Liquor Bar becomes the latest downtown hotspot for partygoers to revel in the high-energy of the Fremont Street Experience from the iconic Golden Nugget Las Vegas. For more information, contact Kayla Hill-Tidball, Allied Integrated Marketing, khill-tidball@alliedim.com.

National Finals Rodeo Returns to Las Vegas
Thousands of rodeo fans will descend on Las Vegas Dec. 7-16 for the 2017 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) at the Thomas & Mack Center. The ten action-packed days will take over the destination with a variety of activities and specials. NFR is ProRodeo’s richest and most prestigious rodeo, showcasing the very best cowboys, barrel racers and livestock in the world. Las Vegas will be alight with festivities such as the 31st Annual Downtown Hoedown at the Fremont Street Experience and the Cowboy Christmas Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Cowboy Christmas is a shopper’s paradise, attracting more than 400 exhibitors from the U.S. and Canada, selling everything from western wear to original art, to official Wrangler NFR and PRCA merchandise. Free to the public, Cowboy Christmas also has a variety of interactive features including the 1,000-seat Wrangler Rodeo Arena, and events like Colt Starting Challenge USA and the Wrangler NFR Flag Girl Competition. For more information, visit www.nfrexperience.com.

Rosina, an Intimate Cocktail Retreat, to Debut at The Palazzo
Rosina, an elegant and luxurious cocktail retreat at The Palazzo® Las Vegas, will debut this December further solidifying The Venetian and The Palazzo as the luminary of cocktail culture on the Las Vegas Strip. Rosina is the first of three new cocktail bars planned for the resort. From renowned hospitality veterans Sam Ross and David Rabin - the team responsible for The Venetian's award winning lounge, The Dorsey - Rosina celebrates the classic cocktail, boasting a menu of beloved originals, crafted in the highest quality, and served in an environment that embodies defiant glamour. For more information, contact Keith Salwoski, Sands Corporation, keith.salwoski@sands.com.

Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. Debuts Private Event Space
Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. at Treasure Island Las Vegas, an immersive experience that brings fans of all ages into the Marvel cinematic universe of The Avengers, is taking special events to new heights with the debut of their new private event space. Whether for birthdays, holiday parties, or team building, the new event space is the ideal spot for any comic fan to host their next event. Boasting a view that overlooks the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, the 1,900 square foot space is a completely customizable room that can accommodate from 10 to 175 guests. Custom catering packages are available through the exhibit’s restaurant partners or guests can supply their own super-sized bites and sips. For more information, contact Nicole Munoz, PR Plus, nicole@prpluslv.com.

“The Cocktail Cabaret” Opens at Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars Palace
“The Cocktail Cabaret” at the famed Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars Palace debuted Nov. 30 and is an upbeat, stylish, intimate live musical cabaret, reminiscent of vintage Vegas, designed to enhance the cocktail hour experience as a prelude to dinner, the theatre, special event or a fun night on the town. The 70-minute musical revue with seating for 140 features a combo of live original music and well-known stylized and re-imagined modern standards. Features four Broadway-caliber powerhouse singers, many with numerous Broadway credits, and a four-piece band led by renowned pianist Philip Fortenberry, who perform a wide array of hits, such as “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” “Viva Las Vegas,” “Diamonds Are Forever,” “That’s Life,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” a cocktail medley, and a tribute to the blues. For more information, contact Shelley Mansholt, SnT PR, shelley@sntpr.com.

Impressionist Gordie Brown Debuts at Night Owl Showroom at Hooters Casino Hotel
Master impressionist and longtime Las Vegas entertainer Gordie Brown recently made his hilarious, headlining debut at Hooters Casino Hotel Las Vegas. Known for his eccentric impressions of some of the biggest celebrities in the world today, Brown’s hit show Gordie Brown debuted inside the Night Owl Showroom at Hooters Casino Hotel Las Vegas on Nov. 29. Gordie Brown will perform five days a week, with Tuesdays and Fridays dark. For more information, contact Jeff Klein, PR Plus, jeff@prpluslv.com.

Purple Reign Kicks off New Residency at Tropicana Las Vegas
In November, Purple Reign, the world's No. 1 Prince tribute starring Jason Tenner, celebrated its new Las Vegas residency at Tropicana Las Vegas. The award-winning Prince tribute show has brought its high-energy musical performance to the Tropicana Theater. For more information, contact Ella Mokamba, Allied Integrated Marketing, emokamba@alliedim.com.

Las Vegas Bowl Returns to Sam Boyd Stadium
The 26th edition of the Las Vegas Bowl will be played Saturday, Dec. 16 at 12:30 p.m. Sam Boyd Stadium will again serve as the venue for the Las Vegas Bowl, which will also will also feature a variety of bowl week events, including the Fremont Street Experience Pep Rally and team visits to the High Roller at The LINQ Promenade. For more information, visit www.lvbowl.com.

Pitbull Returns in 2018 to Headlining Las Vegas Engagement
Following the tremendous success of his show over the past three years, international music sensation Pitbull will return to The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in 2018 for 13 performances of his hit show, “Time of Our Lives.” The show is being presented jointly by Caesars Entertainment and Live Nation. For more information, contact Brandee Taeubel, Caesars Entertainment, btaeubel@caesars.com.

America’s Party: Las Vegas New Year
New Year’s Eve festivities will include both the themed fireworks extravaganza on the Las Vegas Strip and the live concerts and fireworks at the Fremont Street Experience. As a culmination to a full year of planning, Fireworks by Grucci will coordinate a pyrotechnic display from the seven locations along the Las Vegas Strip. For more information, visit www.lasvegasevents.com.

X ROCKS Premieres at Bally’s Las Vegas
X ROCKS, the hard-hitting, seductive topless revue from the creators of X Burlesque, recently made its head-banging premiere in The Back Room at Bally’s Las Vegas. Set to intense, heart-pounding rock songs from artists including Slash & the Conspirators, Metallica, The Beatles, Awolnation, Alice in Chains, Alice Cooper and Black Sabbath and more, the high-voltage show combines sensual dance routines and pulsating rock hits. For more information, contact Jeff Klein, PR Plus, jeff@prpluslv.com.

The Voice: Neon Dreams to Debut at Hard Rock Hotel
Just announced by Carson Daily on NBC’s The Voice, a brand new show is coming to the Hard Rock Hotel in June 2018. The Voice: Neon Dreams is the live concert event that is the next step in the musical journey of the multi-talented artists of The Voice, combined with an interactive pre-show experience that allows you to begin your very own Voice journey. In this 360-degree live production, a dream cast of Voice stars, accompanied by some of the most versatile musicians on the planet, will deliver a wide-ranging performance through timeless hits and current chart toppers from the world of rock, pop, country, R&B and more. For more information, visit www.thevoicevegas.com.