• 02-JUL-2019

Las Vegas News Briefs - July 2019

Flying Drones at Sahara Las Vegas

Iconic Strip Resort Unveils New Name SAHARA Las Vegas

Thursday, June 27 marked the dawn of a new era in the evolution of Las Vegas as businessman Alex Meruelo unveiled the return of SAHARA to the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. In a city known for over-the-top spectacle, Meruelo upped the ante with a dramatic announcement event revealing the resort name in a bold display of modern engineering. In a first for Las Vegas, the custom-made production featured a dynamic Intel® Shooting Star TM drone light show, 3D projection mapping and dazzling pyrotechnics display – paving the way for the distinctive return of an icon. For more information, contact Tara Trovato, The Publicity Lab, tara@thepublicitylab.com.

Global Icon Shania Twain Announces Headlining Las Vegas Residency

One of music’s most renowned trailblazers and the top-selling female country artist of all-time, Shania Twain, is returning to the Las Vegas Strip with Shania Twain “Let’s Go!” The Vegas Residency, opening at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. Shania will serve as creative director for her new Las Vegas show, combining her three decade-long career with inspiration from her iconic videos and elements from her 2018 sold out global NOW tour. This country rebel at heart will push the boundaries in Vegas, just as she always has done, taking fans on a journey of nostalgia and blowing them away with outside-the-box concepts and visual spectacles. Tickets go on sale to the public starting Friday, June 21, 2019. For more information, contact Robert Jarrett, Caesars Entertainment, RJarrett@caesars.com.

T-Mobile Arena Tours Now Available July and August 2019

Guests can purchase T-Mobile Arena Tours for a 60-minute, behind-the-scenes guided experience through the No. 1 venue on Billboard Magazine’s 2018 Arena Power List and home of the city’s first professional sports team, the Vegas Golden Knights. Ranging from the stage to the cage, T-Mobile Arena is known for hosting more than 100 events annually including major headline entertainment, awards shows, UFC, boxing, basketball and a variety of special events. T-Mobile Arena Tours feature multiple locations throughout the 20,000-seat venue guests may have never seen before while attending an event. For more information, contact Allyson Wadman, MGM Resorts International, awadman@mgmresorts.com.

Trip to Strip Debuts in Las Vegas

Trip to Strip – the new, affordable, on-demand rideshare service specifically for small groups that is now serving the hotels along Las Vegas’ resort corridor. Never charging surge prices, Trip to Strip is an affordable option, especially for visitors to Vegas traveling in groups for conventions, meetings, weddings, or birthday and bacherlor(ette) parties. Trip to Strip provides a luxury ride via a limousine-style interior without premium prices. Vehicles offer various amenities, including complimentary Wi-Fi, USB charging ports, ample luggage space and the option to travel with beverages in closed containers. Wheelchair accessible vehicles are also available. Able to carry up to 11 passengers, Trip to Strip is perfect for small groups wanting to affordably travel together anywhere from downtown Las Vegas to the M Resort, including the resort corridor, Las Vegas Convention Center and McCarran International Airport. It is a new transportation option that reflects changing consumer preferences and will further enhance the Las Vegas guest experience. For more information, contact Amy Maier, Faiss Foley Warren, amy@ffwpr.com.

Circa Sports Continues Downtown Las Vegas Growth at the D Las Vegas

Building off the thrilling Circa Sports debut at Golden Gate Hotel & Casino earlier this month, Las Vegas casino owner and developer Derek Stevens has officially unveiled the betting brand’s newest book at the D Las Vegas. Providing guests with an elevated entertainment experience, the updated sportsbook at the D features a social setting created with fans in mind. Expansive TV screens offer spectators unparalleled viewing options, while bar-top table games and self-service kiosks make betting easier than ever. Designed by MOSER Architecture Studio, the sportsbook at the D Las Vegas features nods to the D’s coveted Vue Bar, which underwent a massive renovation in preparation for the new book. Several characteristics from the previous Vue Bar have been highlighted in the new location, with a special emphasis on marrying the bar’s classic aesthetics with Stevens’ modernized gaming venture. For more information, contact Kirsten Leeds, Kirvin Doak Communications, kleeds@kirvindoak.com.

JADE Asian Kitchen & Noodles Debuts at JW Marriott Las Vegas

A new Asian restaurant debuts in the Southwest as Jade Asian Kitchen & Noodles opens its doors this June, bringing a new level of upscale cuisine to the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa. The opening of Jade Asian Kitchen & Noodles, part of the resort’s 20th anniversary fanfare and renovation, signifies the ongoing commitment to culinary projects at the Summerlin resort.  The restaurant is open daily for dinner and Fri.-Sun. for lunch (select menus). For more information, contact Michelle Wilmoth, PR Plus, michelle@prpluslv.com.

Flights to Make Landing on Las Vegas Strip at Miracle Mile Shops

Captain speaking! All systems are a-go and ready for take-off. FLIGHTS, a tapas-style restaurant with an incredible cocktail program, will debut its fifth location, and first outside of California on the Las Vegas Strip at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in July 2019. FLIGHTS is an aviation-themed eatery featuring a one-of-a-kind cocktail experience and tapas-style comfort food from corporate executive chef, Kyle Kingrey. Featuring servers wearing custom, in-flight uniforms, food and beverage options are served as a trio, or a “flight,” for patrons to get a taste of the restaurant’s variety of offerings. For more information, contact Talia Rothman, The Publicity Lab, talia@thepublicitylab.com.

Sixth+Mill Ristorante, Pizzeria & Bar Coming to The Venetian Resort Las Vegas

sixth + mill, the popular pizzeria and bar in Downtown Los Angeles from FactoryPlaceHospitalityGroup is opening its second location at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas. Slated to open September 2019 in the Grand Canal Shoppes, the Southern Italian inspired concept will offer a menu including Neapolitan-style pizzas, pastas, seasonal plates, all specially curated to reflect early memories in the kitchen from Chef Angelo Auriana’s childhood in Italy. For more information, contact Nikki Neu, FactoryPlaceHospitalityGroup, nikki@factoryplacehospitality.com

Music Legend Dionne Warwick Returns to the Las Vegas Strip

After a successful run at Jubilee Theater at Bally’s Las Vegas, six-time Grammy Award-winning musical icon, Dionne Warwick, returns to The Strip in September 2019 with her limited engagement “An Evening With Dionne Warwick,” at Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars Palace. Honored with this year’s Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Warwick will take audiences on an intimate musical journey with her multitude of hit songs that have made her one of the highest charted female singers of all time. For more information, contact Mitch Marier, Caesars Entertainment, mmarier@caesars.com.

Santa Fe Station Welcomes Authentic Mexican Restaurant Leticia’s Cocina & Cantina

Mexican-inspired restaurant Leticia’s Cocina & Cantina at Santa Fe Station is now open, serving up authentic flavors of Mexico from many different regions like Mexico City, Puebla, Guadalajara, and the Mayan Peninsula. Following in the footsteps of its sister location located inside Fiesta Henderson, guests can enjoy flavorful farm-to-table dishes, house made tortillas and sauces, entrees, tacos, burritos, sopas, ensaladas, Chef Specials and more. Chef Leticia Mitchell’s story began in Mexico with her mother teaching her how to cook with their own family recipes. Today, Leticia continues to use those family culinary secrets in all the dishes offered in her restaurants. Delivering real flavors of Mexico from various regions, Leticia prides herself in her ability to make any dish taste like home. For more information, contact Sarah Martinez, Allied Global Marketing, stationcasinos@alliedglobalmarketing.com.

Internationally renowned magician Hans Klok takes over Las Vegas with New Production

Featuring more than 50 electrifying illusions packed into a 70-minute Las Vegas extravaganza, internationally renowned magician Hans Klok brings his award-winning, world-class magic to Excalibur Hotel & Casino with his new production, Hans Klok: The World’s Fastest Magician. In a new, state-of-the-art, immersive showroom, Klok will suspend his fans’ belief of reality. Show-goers will be mesmerized in this family-friendly, fun-for-all-ages, magical adventure, beginning Monday, July 29, 2019. For more information, contact Jeff Klein, PR Plus, jeff@prpluslv.com.

The Magic of Jen Kramer Westgate Residency Extended

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino will continue to be the home of “The Magic of Jen Kramer” for another two years. The residency extension was announced at a special one year anniversary performance and cocktail reception at the Westgate Las Vegas. Jen Kramer is currently the only female-headlining magician in Las Vegas and her show continues to dazzle guests from all over the world with her mind-boggling mentalism, comedy and audience participation. Jen Kramer turns the impossible into the impossible-to-ignore, wowing audiences with her contagious smile and world-class sleight-of-hand. For more information, contact Gordon Prouty, Westgate Las Vegas, gordon_prouty@wgresorts.com.

Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino Launches First-Ever Showroom Featuring Two Shows

Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino recently welcomed the newest comedy showroom to hit Downtown Las Vegas, The Spare Room, featuring live comedy weekly with Don Barnhart’s Hypnomania and Delirious Stand-up Comedy. The Spare Room represents the first-ever showroom in the near 6-year history of the property and features two shows so funny you’ll lose your mind every Wednesday-Sunday at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Located on the ground floor of the hotel near the Art Bar, the new showroom will provide an intimate comedic experience for locals and tourists alike. Complete with a full bar and maximum seating of less than 100, each ticket aims to offer guests the best seat in the house and a laughably casual environment perfect for any night out in Downtown Las Vegas. For more information, contact Kip Kelly, Jeff Wagner Agency, kip@jeffwagneragency.com.

Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club Officially Launches at The LINQ Promenade

The newest chapter of comedy on the Las Vegas Strip has begun. In partnership with Caesars Entertainment, Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club at The LINQ Promenade was officially launched in June. Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club captures the spirit of classic Vegas with late night shows, surprise guests, high-end casual cuisine and memorabilia. The club will showcase comedians ranging from household names to up-and-coming talent curated by Kimmel and his team in a venue specifically designed by Jimmy. The dual-level 8,000 square-foot venue has an expandable showroom that seats up to 300 guests. For more information, contact Robert Jarrett, Caesars Entertainment, RJarrett@caesars.com.