• 01-FEB-2022

Las Vegas News Briefs - February 2022

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Fontainebleau Development Sets Fourth Quarter 2023 Opening for Fontainebleau Las Vegas
Fontainebleau Development, which designs, builds, owns, and operates premier hospitality, commercial, retail, and luxury properties, is targeting fourth quarter of 2023 for the opening of its recently acquired 67-story, vertically integrated luxury resort and casino at 2777 S. Las Vegas Blvd. The property has commenced construction and will open under the name Fontainebleau Las Vegas, a monumental expansion that brings full circle the company’s longtime vision of hosting its iconic brand on the Las Vegas Strip. Fontainebleau Development and partner Koch Real Estate Investments acquired the property at 2777 S. Las Vegas Blvd in February 2021. The project is 75 percent complete, and, upon opening, Fontainebleau Development will be the sole hotel operator of Fontainebleau Las Vegas. For more information, contact Rossetti Public Relations, FBLV@rossettipr.com.

The Bedford by Martha Stewart Opens at Paris Las Vegas, Spring 2022
Global lifestyle icon Martha Stewart has been inspiring people worldwide to entertain since the start of her career. This spring, she'll bring her celebrated Martha Stewart lifestyle brand to life with her first-ever restaurant. The Bedford by Martha Stewart, a fully-immersive restaurant concept designed to bring Martha's famed country farmhouse in Bedford, NY, to life, will open at Paris Las Vegas in Spring 2022. Martha and her team of culinary experts are developing delicious, seasonal dinner, weekend brunch, and holiday menus that feature exceptional quality and creativity. For more information, contact Kate Whiteley, Caesars Entertainment, kwhiteley@caesars.com.

“An Evening with Silk Sonic” to Debut at Park MGM in Las Vegas
Multi-GRAMMY Award-nominated duo Silk Sonic announced it will debut an extended engagement at Dolby Live at Park MGM in Las Vegas beginning Friday, Feb. 25. The full list of Silk Sonic’s performance dates are: Feb. 25 – 26; March 2, 4 – 5, 16, 18 – 19, 23, 25 – 26, 31; April 2; May 4, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 25, 28 and 29. The duo (Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars) introduced “Leave The Door Open” in March 2021, earning four 2022 GRAMMY Awards nominations in Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best R&B Performance, and Best R&B Song categories. For more information, contact Scott Ghertner, MGM Resorts International, sghertner@mgmresorts.com.

Luxe New Eight Lounge Brings Premium Cigars, Exceptional Cocktails to Resorts World Las Vegas 
Eight Lounge, a sexy, sophisticated cigar bar and cocktail lounge, is now open inside the new Resorts World Las Vegas. Developed in partnership with Clique Hospitality, one of the nation’s premier boutique operators, Eight celebrates premium tobaccos and spirits in an architecturally stunning 7,000-square-foot lounge with private rooms and picturesque outdoor terrace. Deriving inspiration for its name from the lucky number in Chinese culture, Eight unfolds into eight spaces, including a custom-built humidor with 48 private lockers, each with a personalized gold nameplate. While the ultra-luxe bar and lounge are worth experiencing on their own, the humidor and its cigars sourced from around the world are the main attraction. The humidor is divided into eight sections featuring some of the world’s finest tobacco blends and maintains a temperature of 70 degrees Fahrenheit with 70% humidity year-round for optimal cigar storage. For more information, contact Lauren Cahlan, Wicked Creative, Clique@wickedcreative.com.

TAO Beach Dayclub to Return with New Elevated Experiences at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
Further transforming the Las Vegas pool scene, the completely reinvented TAO Beach Dayclub will once again raise the bar for daylife experiences when the Balinese-inspired tropical oasis opens in spring 2022 at The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas. The transformation of TAO Beach is two years in the making, the final step of a complete reimagining of the five-acre rooftop pool deck of the original tower of The Venetian Resort. The newly renovated space, designed by award-winning global architecture and design firm Rockwell Group, will be more than double its former size, accommodating as many as 3,000 visitors. A key aspect of its concept, a new DJ booth takes center stage giving visitors a chance to dance poolside to the sounds of some of today’s biggest main stage acts. For a more exclusive experience, guests can reserve one of 21 luxury cabanas with seven VIP cabanas featuring individual private plunge pools and unobstructed views of the pool deck. For more information, contact Terri Maruca, Kirvin Doak Communications, TaoGroupPR@kirvindoak.com.

Iconic Peter Luger Steak House to Open Las Vegas Location at Caesars Palace
Legendary New York Steak House Peter Luger is coming to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas at the end of 2022. This marks the first domestic expansion in over 60 years for the Michelin-starred restaurant, which opened its doors in 1887 and is commonly known as New York City’s original steak house. It will be their first U.S. location outside of New York. Operating for nearly 135 years, Peter Luger is New York’s top-rated steak house and a favorite among locals and tourists alike. The iconic german beer-hall setting has become a world-famous choice for family gatherings, deal-making, and special occasion celebrations. With its notoriously gruff, bow-tied waitstaff, old-world charm, and on-site dry-aging of legendary USDA-Prime steaks, dining at Peter Luger has become a culinary rite of passage. For more information, contact Kate Whiteley, Caesars Entertainment, kwhiteley@caesars.com.

When We Were Young Festival Coming to Las Vegas Festival Grounds, October 2022
Get ready to return to the golden age of emo music when the When We Were Young Festival takes over the Las Vegas Festival Grounds Oct. 22-23 and Oct. 29, 2022. The festival will feature the same lineup on all three dates, with the exception of Alex G replacing Wolf Alice on Saturday, Oct. 29, and La Dispute will not be performing on that date. Channeling the ultimate 2000s nostalgia for the angsty hearts of emo/alternative music lovers, the full festival lineup doesn’t miss a beat with acts such as My Chemical Romance, Paramore, AFI, The Used, Bring Me The Horizon, Taking Back Sunday, Dashboard Confessional, Alkaline Trio, Manchester Orchestra,  A Day To Remember, Pierce The Veil, I Prevail, The Story So Far, Dance Gavin Dance, The All American Rejects and more. For more information, contact Kelly Frey, KF Publicity, kelly@kfpublicity.com.

ARIA Debuts Elevated Redesign for SKYVILLAS and Sky Suites
Redefining its ultra-luxury accommodations, ARIA Resort & Casino is unveiling seven newly reimagined SKYVILLAS and a complete redesign of its 400+ Sky Suites delivering discerning guests a new and elevated sanctuary on the Las Vegas Strip. In addition to enjoying a completely new space, SKYVILLAS guests will delight in indulgent daily surprises handpicked by the resort’s celebrated team of butlers. Cigar aficionados will appreciate the personalized cigar cart delivering hand-rolled masterpieces, and foodies will enjoy custom-made chocolates or freshly baked mesquite bread, amongst other bespoke treats. Renowned for superior service, Sky Suites offer all guests luxury airport transportation, a personal concierge, private pool, private entrance and preferred dining reservations. Introducing unexpected moments of fun, relaxation and rejuvenation, Sky Suites feature creative welcome and turn-down amenities for travelers from game kits featuring classics such as backgammon, checkers and chess; and custom-designed drink coasters by local artists; to delectable truffles from ARIA’s award-winning pastry team, amongst other surprises. For more information, contact Brianna Payne, Kirvin Doak Communications, bpayne@kirvindoak.com.

Resorts World Las Vegas Debuts The Strip’s First Property-Wide Multimedia Experience, GLOW
Resorts World Las Vegas, the Strip’s newest integrated resort, is unveiling GLOW, a one-of-a-kind video content and multimedia experience that will bring the property’s technologically advanced architecture – including one of the largest exterior LED building displays in the United States – to life. The creative content, designed and produced by Moment Factory, an acclaimed creative international studio that specializes in multimedia entertainment and experiences, and Digital Kitchen, whose Emmy-winning storytelling and design captivates audiences, will include ten unique show capsules and five interstitial visuals displayed across Resorts World Las Vegas’ distinctive LED surfaces, ranging from the 100,000-square-foot West Tower display to the iconic 50-ft diameter interior globe. GLOW features eye-catching optical illusions and plays with depth in surprising ways, offering viewers exciting shows that tap into the energy of the city. GLOW runs daily every hour on the hour from noon – 1 a.m. For more information, contact Nick Flynn, Allied Global Marketing, ResortsWorld@alliedglobalmarketing.com.

Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace Kicks Off the New Year with New Rooms
Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace, the luxury boutique hotel within the iconic Las Vegas resort, debuts 182 redesigned guest rooms and suites after completing a multimillion-dollar refresh. The world’s first Nobu Hotel now features a more modern, residential feel with design inspiration from kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold epoxy. Highlights of the new guest rooms and suites re-envisioned by the award-winning global architecture and design firm Rockwell Group include: A custom sofa in a dozen different patch-worked upholsteries, from painterly-style prints to muted textured graphics; A quartzite coffee table with a gold base and a cracked kintsugi effect, along with additional lighting; New custom carpet with aubergine hues, as well as abstract and painterly-style florals – inspired by 19th Century Japanese artist Tsubaki Chinzan – overlaid with gold kintsugi veining; A statement desk or dining table, which is connected to the dresser by a quartz buffet; and the refreshed Hakone, Sake, Nobu Penthouse and Nobu Villa suites also feature new furniture, rugs and flooring. For more information, contact Kristin Soo Hoo, Caesars Entertainment, ksoohoo@caesars.com.

SPEEDVEGAS Motorsports Park Offers an Exhilarating Off-Road Race Truck Experience
SPEEDVEGAS Motorsports Park—the most exhilarating elite driving destination in the world—now includes an extreme truck racing experience: Vegas Off-Road. This rugged, adrenalin-fueled course thrills those who want to take the experience off the pavement and onto the dirt track. Vegas Off-Road features the only off-road track experience in Las Vegas. This 1-mile course consists of nine challenging turns, three massive jumps, ramps and top speed capabilities. Guests can pilot specialized, custom-built high-performance Baja race trucks designed with huge travel suspension to absorb large bumps, dips and jumps while drivers travel at high speeds and soar up to 10 feet in the air on the private dirt track. Guests who want to compare their racing line with a pro, or who simply don’t want to drive, can experience the full adrenaline potential of this thrilling experience as the passengers of a pro racer. For more information, contact Desiree Webb, The Vox Agency, desiree@thevoxagency.com.

Oscar’s Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Announces Plans for New Patio Dining
To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the award-winning Oscar’s steakhouse at the Plaza Hotel & Casino unveiled an iconic statue of its namesake, former Las Vegas Mayor and mob attorney Oscar Goodman, and announced plans to add patio seating later this year. Oscar’s al fresco dining area will be created on a new rooftop structure that will be built adjacent to Oscar’s lounge. The new space is anticipated to seat 50 to 60 people and will offer the restaurant’s full dinner menu in addition to its extensive wine and cocktail lists. The patio at Oscar’s will also be a great new location for cocktail receptions with amazing views of the Plaza’s iconic glass dome as well as bustling Fremont and Main Streets. Construction is expected to begin this spring, and the restaurant will remain open during construction. For more information, contact Amy E. S. Maier, The Warren Group, amy@twgpr.com.

"LIFTOFF" at AREA15 Opening February 3
AREA15, Las Vegas’ immersive art, events and entertainment district announces Feb. 3 opening date for “LIFTOFF” – a panoramic skyline experience. Located next to Art Island in front of AREA15, the new attraction is an open-air ride providing sweeping views of the Vegas skyline and mountains. At the base of LIFTOFF is LIFTOFF Lounge, a full-service bar and open-air lounge inspired by aeronauts and aviators seeking the exhilaration of flight and the vistas only high-altitude vantage points can offer. The imbibe-and-ride experience begins at the LIFTOFF Lounge located at the base of the steel tower designed as a triple helix. Guests can choose from a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks to enjoy aboard the ride. Guests will then be strapped into their seat with their feet dangling in the air before ascending to the 130-foot summit with the Las Vegas skyline as their background. For more information, contact Desiree Webb, The Vox Agency, desiree@thevoxagency.com.

Lady Gaga Returns to Park MGM for Nine Jazz & Piano Performances
Academy Award, Golden Globe and 12-time GRAMMY Award-winning superstar Lady Gaga today announced she will return to Dolby Live at Park MGM in Las Vegas this spring. Presented in partnership by MGM Resorts International and Live Nation, Lady Gaga will perform her critically acclaimed LADY GAGA JAZZ & PIANO show over nine dates beginning Thursday, April 14. The shows celebrate her love of the Great American Songbook, in addition to her GRAMMY Award-nominated collaborative album with Tony Bennett, Love For Sale. Dates are: April 14, 16, 17, 21, 23, 24, 28, 30 and May 1. For more information, contact Kelly Frey, KF Publicity, kelly@kfpublicity.com.

NASCAR Hauler Parade returns to Las Vegas March 3
The fan-favorite NASCAR Hauler Parade is returning to Las Vegas. NASCAR fans can see their favorite drivers’ haulers make their way up the Las Vegas Strip on Thursday, March 3, as Las Vegas Motor Speedway kicks off the spring 2022 NASCAR Weekend. The parade is a favorite among racing fans and will begin in front of the Luxor Hotel and Casino on Las Vegas Boulevard. Approximately 40 brightly colored, 18-wheeled NASCAR Cup Series haulers will receive a police escort as they drive north on the Strip before making their way onto Interstate 15 at Sahara Avenue and head for the 1.5-mile superspeedway. For more information, contact Jeff Motley, LVMS Communications, jmotley@lvms.com.

Bar Zazu brings Tapas, Tempranillo and more to Resorts World Las Vegas
Bar Zazu, the newest concept from the team behind Brezza, VP & Partner Jason Rocheleau and Executive Chef Nicole Brisson, softly opened at the end of 2021, and is now accepting reservations and private event bookings. Bar Zazu offers a full-service dining experience featuring traditional Spanish and European-style tapas with a lively social dining vibe at the forefront, and state-of-the-art lighting and sound system throughout. For more information, contact Katie Conway, Katie@OrionPRLV.com.

Legends In Concert Announces its 2022 Production with a Spectacular New Cast
Legends in Concert, the longest-running show on the Las Vegas Strip, returns to its legendary home in the Legends in Concert Theatre at Tropicana Las Vegas, to kick-off the 2022 season with a diva-filled Legendary line-up. Starting Feb. 2, audiences will experience the music of amazing female superstars, as they take the stage to pay homage to some of the greatest artists in music history. Elisa Furr, fresh off Jimmy Fallon’s Clash of the Cover Bands®, takes the stage as Celine Dion, embracing the vocal prowess and passionate showmanship for which Celine is known. With her distinctive contralto singing voice, Cher will be performed by Lisa McClowry. Tierney Allen returns to the Legends stage embodying all that is Lady Gaga. Rounding out this iconic cast will be Janae Longo as Adele, which will be sure to delight fans young and old. Taking this show to the highest Diva Level will be Las Vegas’ most famous Diva, Frank Marino, who makes his return as Celebrity Host and his portrayal of Joan Rivers, the pioneer of women in comedy. For more information, contact Chandra Stepanovich, Dandelion PR, chandra@dandelionpr.com.

Caesars Entertainment's Historic Horseshoe Comes to the Las Vegas Strip
Legendary casino brand Horseshoe is returning to Las Vegas as Bally’s begins a transformation into the brand known for gaming, poker and making it right for the gambler. The transformation will begin in the spring of 2022 and will include a renovated exterior, new entertainment and food and beverage options, and a reimagined casino floor and public areas. In keeping with Horseshoe’s classic sophistication, the design team will incorporate a handcrafted feeling with tooled leather, dramatic colors, and the brand’s signature gold horseshoe iconography. Additional details will be announced as the evolution progresses. For more information, contact Kate Whiteley, Caesars Entertainment, kwhiteley@caesars.com.

LIGHT Nightclub Announces Grand Reopening Weekend Featuring Sam Hunt and Wyclef Jean
LIGHT Nightclub, located at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, today announced its grand reopening weekend will feature performances by Wyclef Jean on Friday, Feb. 11 and Sam Hunt on Saturday, Feb. 12. Reopening after nearly a two-year long closure, LIGHT Nightclub has been a Las Vegas hot spot since 2013, offering a world-class sound system and the most prominent LED screens in town. LIGHT will reopen its doors hosting DJs and live performances from some of the music industry’s top entertainers, with additional talent to be announced. For more information, contact Cheyenne Sky, Wicked Creative, Clique@wickedcreative.com.

Katy Perry Announces More Show Dates for "Katy Perry: PLAY" at Resorts World Theatre
As rave reviews and demand continues for Katy Perry’s new Las Vegas residency, “Katy Perry: PLAY,” at the brand-new Resorts World Theatre, more show dates have been added from May 27 to June 11, 2022, including Memorial Day Weekend, and July 29 to Aug. 13, 2022. Since the premiere of “Katy Perry: PLAY” at Resorts World Las Vegas on Dec. 29, 2021, the larger-than-life residency has been embraced by fans and media alike. For more information, contact Nick Flynn, Allied Global Marketing, ResortsWorld@alliedglobalmarketing.com.

Clark County launches new website, Weddings.Vegas, promoting Wedding Capital of the World™
More than 75,000 couples were married in Las Vegas in 2021 and to better cater to the iconic now-trademarked brand, the Wedding Capital of the World, County Clerk Lynn Marie Goya has launched a new website celebrating the brand and its famous history. The site showcases the variety of wedding couples, locations and venues that make Clark County the top wedding destination in the world. Weddings.Vegas provides a more easily accessible URL for information on all services within the Office of the County Clerk. For more information, contact Dan Kulin, Clark County Office of Public Communications, DKulin@ClarkCountyNV.gov.

New Year, New Queens! RuPaul's Drag Race Live! Las Vegas announces four new cast members for residency at Flamingo Las Vegas
RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! announces updates to the most sickening eleganza extravaganza in Las Vegas herstory, including three fierce new production numbers and four new queens who will soon be slaying the stage at Flamingo Las Vegas. Beginning Feb. 3, Eureka O'Hara, Jaida Essence Hall, Plastique Tiara and Trinity K Bonet will join a rotating cast that also includes current cast members Asia O’Hara, Derrick Barry, Kameron Michaels, Naomi Smalls and Vanessa “Vanjie” Mateo, who have performed in the show since it opened in January 2020. With a cast that rotates in and out throughout the year, audiences are guaranteed a different experience each night, with a fabulous show featuring six of your favorite RuPaul’s Drag Race stars. For more information, contact Kelly Frey, KF Publicity, kelly@kfpublicity.com.

MGM Resorts Launches MGM Rewards Loyalty Program Nationwide
MGM Resorts will officially launch MGM Rewards, its reimagined loyalty rewards program, offering significantly enhanced benefits for its millions of members worldwide. Program enhancements now make MGM Rewards one of the gaming and entertainment industry’s most competitive loyalty rewards programs. In addition to offering a higher earning rate for gaming activity than competitors, the program also offers superior benefits including waived resort fees, air travel credit to Las Vegas, exclusive MGM Rewards concerts, and for the first time, the opportunity for all members, including non-gaming members, to earn a currency redeemable for complimentary experiences at MGM Resorts’ 20+ destinations across the country. For more information, contact Allissa Williams, Kirvin Doak Communications, AWilliams@kirvindoak.com.