• 01-NOV-2019

Las Vegas News Briefs - November 2019

Keith Urban
Keith Urban Live – Las Vegas Coming to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Four-time GRAMMY© Award winner Keith Urban will bring Keith Urban Live – Las Vegas to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace for 12 unprecedented concerts to premiere in January 2020. After two sold-out performances at the award-winning and newly renovated venue in September 2019, Urban will now return with an all-new show, packed with hit songs, explosive showmanship and usual unpredictability. The shows will be a once-in-a-lifetime concert event – an arena-sized production in a theater setting, up close and personal. Keith Urban Live – Las Vegas will utilize The Colosseum’s new general admission capability on the main floor for a dynamic and reimagined fan experience for the landmark venue. Performances are scheduled for: January, April, July, August, and November 2020. For more information, contact Robert Jarrett, Caesars Entertainment, rjarrett@caesars.com.
Wynn Golf Club Returns with Championship Course Designed by Tom Fazio
The only resort golf course on the Las Vegas Strip recently returned to Wynn Las Vegas with the grand reopening of the Wynn Golf Club. The original 18-hole championship course established in 2005 has been reimagined by legendary golf course architect Tom Fazio to give players a new golf experience from the first drive to the last putt. The course sits on 129 acres of the resort’s private backyard, with eight all-new holes and 10 revamped holes. Lush landscapes unique to desert golf include several water features and streams, 100,000 shrubs, and 7,000 mature trees, many of which date back to the 1950s when the land was home to the historic Desert Inn Golf Club. For more information, contact Eric Kreller,
Bellagio to Debut Lakeside Supper Club this December
Renowned for a portfolio of ‘must-visit’ experiences that forever transformed the city, Bellagio will once again change the way visitors think about a night on the town with the launch of The Mayfair Supper Club over New Year’s weekend. Inspired by top supper clubs in London and around the world, The Mayfair will redefine the traditional “dinner and a show” for today’s traveler with a restaurant that evolves throughout the evening, amplifying in energy as dusk shifts to night. Guests will be able to indulge in contemporary American cuisine while enjoying live entertainment performances nightly, set to the greatest backdrop in the world – the Bellagio Fountains. For more information, contact Robert Flicker, Kirvin Doak Communications, rflicker@kirvindoak.com.
Chicago to Return to The Venetian in 2020
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 in 2020 for the third year in a row for an eight-show limited engagement. The shows will be held on February 28 and 29 and March 4, 6, 7, 11, 13 and 14 at 8 p.m. For more information contact PublicRelations@sands.com.
Las Vegas Convention Center Expansion More Than 50% Complete
On October 24, 2019, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) marked the Las Vegas Convention Center’s significant construction milestone, with completion of more than 50 percent of the 1.4 million-square-foot expansion. Construction of the Las Vegas Convention Center expansion is expected to be completed in December 2020. Renovation of the existing 3.2 million-square-foot convention center will begin in summer 2021 and the entire $1.52 billion development is expected to be completed in 2024. Annually, meetings and conventions generate $10.5 billion in economic impact in Southern Nevada. In 2018, nearly 20 percent of Las Vegas’ 42.1 million visitors were meetings and conventions attendees. Overall, the destination encompasses nearly 12 million square feet of meeting space and is home to three of North America’s 10 largest convention centers. Las Vegas was recently recognized as the No. 1 trade show destination in the country for the 25th consecutive year by Trade Show News Network. For more information, contact Lori Kraft, LVCVA, lkraft@lvcva.com.
Market Place Buffet Now Serving All You Can Eat Goodness at Rampart Casino/JW Marriott Las Vegas
JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa and Rampart Casino continue their culinary renovation with the latest addition, the all-new Market Place Buffet. Featuring a full renovation and expansion of the former Rampart Buffet, Market Place Buffet features classic American fare as well as international cuisine, freshly prepared in front of guests. Market Place Buffet features an expansive 12,000-square-foot dining area with seating for over 700 and one of the few buffets in Vegas with an outdoor patio making it perfect to enjoy a menu of your choosing al fresco. The opening of Market Place Buffet, part of the resort’s 20th anniversary fanfare and renovation, signifies the ongoing commitment to culinary projects at the resort. Market Place Buffet is open daily for lunch and dinner, as well as a weekend champagne brunch. For more information, contact Michelle Wilmoth, PR Plus, michelle@prpluslv.com.
Wynn Las Vegas Unveils New Spa Design
The Spa at Wynn, the first and longest-holding Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star spa in Las Vegas, sets a new standard for relaxing in luxury with the debut of its latest design evolution. The 45,000-square-foot retreat has been reimagined with a dramatic new aesthetic and refreshed treatment menu to help guests connect with mind, body, and spirit. The new design concept is rooted in a deeper dusky color palette evoking nightfall, a transformative visual experience heightened by layered and luxurious accents of textured stone, sculptural metal, and organic natural elements. For more information, contact Eric Kreller, Wynn Las Vegas, Eric.Kreller@wynnlasvegas.com.
The Mob Museum’s Moonshine to be Available in Stores, Restaurants
For the first time, The Underground at The Mob Museum will make its house-distilled, corn-mash original Moonshine available for off-premise sales in Nevada in collaboration with distributor Johnson Brothers. Lee’s Liquor started carrying the moonshine in both 750-mL and 50-mL quantities at all 19 of its stores in October. The Museum’s Moonshine is crafted in The Underground in a custom-made artisan copper-pot still situated in the distillery. The system distills 100-percent corn-mash Moonshine, which is available at the speakeasy bar and for sale in The Underground. For more information, contact Desiree Webb, The Vox Agency, desiree@thevoxagency.com.
Paula Abdul Celebrates Official Opening of New Residency
GRAMMY Award-winning singer and choreographer Paula Abdul recently celebrated the official opening of her headlining residency show, Paula Abdul: Forever Your Girl at Flamingo Las Vegas. The dazzling production takes the audience on an intimate journey, as Abdul pulls the curtain back with never-before told stories from her humble beginnings as a performer and choreographer, to her meteoric rise in the entertainment industry. Throughout Paula’s 10 glitzy costume changes, Abdul thrills with spectacular visuals, choreography, humor and heartfelt showbiz anecdotes, reminding audiences why she is Forever Your Girl. Abdul collaborated with Emmy Award-winners Nappytabs on the show which features a cast of 10 dancers. The 90-minute production also showcases some of her global hits including “Straight Up,” “Opposites Attract,” “Cold Hearted” and of course, “Forever Your Girl.” For more information, contact Robert Jarrett, Caesars Entertainment, rjarrett@caesars.com.
The Doobie Brothers Announce Las Vegas Residency at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
The Doobie Brothers have announced that their first Las Vegas residency, The Doobie Brothers Live in Las Vegas, presented by SiriusXM, is coming to The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas in 2020. The shows will be held on February 7, 8, 12, 14, 15, 19, 21 and 22 at 8 p.m. For over four decades, The Doobie Brothers have been known for delivering mind-blowing, roots-based, harmony-laden, guitar-driven rock and roll – all of which recently culminated in a nomination for the 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Boasting one of the most loyal fan bases in music, selling more than 48 million albums, and winning four GRAMMY® Awards, The Doobie Brothers continue to write and record new material and tour the world. For more information contact PublicRelations@sands.com.
Tulips by Jeff Koons Returns to Wynn Las Vegas
Wynn Las Vegas welcomes the return of Tulips by renowned artist Jeff Koons, now on public display in Wynn Plaza. The sculpture of balloon flowers was previously at Wynn Palace in Cotai, China for more than three years. Originally installed at Wynn Las Vegas from 2013 – 2016, the showpiece quickly became an icon of the Las Vegas art scene and a must-see for art lovers from around the world. Tulips was acquired in November 2012 for $33,682,500. The sculpture represents a bouquet of twisted balloon tulips fashioned in stainless steel, then plated in a vivid spectrum of color brought to a mirrored shine. The gleaming surfaces reflect both the viewer and the artwork itself, resulting in a kaleidoscope of infinite replications. Although the sculpture implies weightlessness it is paradoxically heavy, made from more than three tons of metal. For more information, contact Eric Kreller, Wynn Las Vegas, Eric.Kreller@wynnlasvegas.com
Las Vegas Welcomes New Nonstop Flight From Frankfurt
Lufthansa Group subsidiary, Eurowings, launched direct flights to Frankfurt, a main Lufthansa Hub, to Las Vegas. The inaugural flight, EW 1274/ LH 5436 was welcomed with an official water arch conducted by McCarran International Airport. The flight is expected to have an economic impact of $63.2 million to the local Las Vegas economy. The new route will initially fly from October 27, 2019, the official start of the winter travel season until March 28, 2020. The Frankfurt-Las Vegas route operates three times per week with an Airbus A330-200. During this current winter 2019/20 season, the configuration of the aircraft on these routes will consist of 21 Premium Economy Class seats and 289 Economy Class seats. Passengers will also have the opportunity to benefit from their Miles & More membership when flying to and from Las Vegas on Eurowings. For more information, contact Heidi Hayes, LVCVA, hhayes@lvcva.com.
Rod Stewart Announces 2020 Las Vegas Residency Dates
Legendary Rockstar Rod Stewart will return to Las Vegas in 2020 for 16 shows of his acclaimed residency “Rod Stewart: The Hits.” presented in partnership by Caesars Entertainment and Live Nation Las Vegas, at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. “Rod Stewart: The Hits.” will perform select dates from March 6 through Oct. 3, 2020. The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee has packed an arena-sized concert into an intimate concert experience that's exclusive to Las Vegas audiences - with no seat more than 145 feet from his majestic stage. Featuring chart-topping hits spanning Stewart’s unparalleled over five-decade career including "You Wear It Well," "Maggie May," "Da Ya Think I’m Sexy," "The First Cut is the Deepest," "Tonight’s the Night" and "Forever Young", the high-energy show treats audiences to an intimate, concert celebration. For more information, contact Robert Jarrett, Caesars Entertainment, RJarrett@caesars.com.
Downtown Grand adds Comedy Magic Show to The Spare Room
The Spare Room inside the Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino announces the addition of Leslie Mckinney's PRESTO! every Wednesday - Sunday at 6 p.m. Experience magic & mystery with a vintage Vegas flair as this comedy magic production, complete with showgirls, gives an all-ages audience a chance to experience grand illusions in an intimate setting. PRESTO! will join Don Barnhart’s Hypnomania (now at 7:30 pm) and Delirious Stand-up Comedy (9:00 pm) as The Spare Room's resident shows. For more information, contact Kip Kelly, Jeff Wagner Agency, kip@jeffwagneragency.com.
Wynn Nightlife's Art of the Wild Returns March 13 - 15, 2020
After much continued success, Wynn Nightlife’s three-day music experience, Art of the Wild, will return for its spring installment in March 2020! Catering to a more underground music scene, Wynn Nightlife, along with promotional partner, Framework, will continue to bring some of the most acclaimed artists in techno and house to transform the stages of award-winning venues, XS Nightclub, Encore Beach Club and Encore Beach Club at Night. For more information, contact Amanda Mondre, Narrative Media Group, Amanda.Mondre@Narrativemediagroup.com.
Lip Smacking Foodie Tours Introduces Las Vegas Arts District Tour
Lip Smacking Foodie Tours recently introduced a new itinerary to its roster – the eclectic Arts District Lip Smacking Tour. On this tour, guests will get a taste of the best the Arts District has to offer as they meet some of its most distinctive chefs. This experience escorts groups to up to four locations, with each restaurant presenting an array of distinctive dishes. For more information, contact Donald Contursi, Lip Smacking Foodie Tours, Don@VegasFoodieTour.com.