• 01-OCT-2021

Las Vegas News Briefs - October 2021

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Azilo Ultra Pool makes a splashing debut at SAHARA Las Vegas
A shimmering and sprawling pool oasis awaits at SAHARA Las Vegas as the premier resort hotel debuts the newly reimagined Azilo Ultra Pool. Central to the Azilo experience is the giant LED walls that wrap around the pool perimeter. The featured portion of the LED wall stretches two stories high and spans the length of the pool’s south side. Totaling more than 10,000 square feet, Azilo’s LED wall is one of the largest to be featured in a private setting on the Las Vegas Strip. Designed for any event you can envision, the wall’s multiple screens can be synchronized, while the main screen can be partitioned into several smaller screens, giving guests the ability to watch multiple games or events simultaneously. The screens also can live stream events at the pool for guests to watch in real time. For more information, contact Nicole Easley, The Publicity Lab, Sahara_PR@thepublicitylab.com.

Wayne Newton, Mr. Las Vegas, to Perform Limited Engagement at Flamingo Las Vegas
Flamingo Las Vegas proudly announces the legendary Wayne Newton will begin a limited engagement of “Wayne: Up Close and Personal” in the Wayne Newton Theater inside Bugsy’s Cabaret. Having achieved “headliner” status for the first time in his career at Flamingo in the 1960s, Mr. Las Vegas makes a triumphant return to the iconic resort beginning Oct. 23. “Wayne: Up Close and Personal” presents the entertainer in an intimate setting where he will interact with the audience, perform some favorite songs and share personal career highlights through songs, film clips, anecdotes and audience Q&A. Performance dates are: Oct. 23, 25, 27, 30; Nov. 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29; Dec. 1, 4, 6, 8, 27 – 30; and Jan. 1, 2022. For more information, contact Robert Jarrett, Caesars Entertainment, rjarrett@caesars.com.

KÀ by Cirque du Soleil Celebrates Return to MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
Intermission is over. Following 20 months away from the stage, KÀ by Cirque du Soleil will be welcomed backed to its colossal theater at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on Nov. 24. Hailed as one of the most epic productions on the Las Vegas Strip, the fearless journey will resume enthralling fans with gravity-defying battle scenes and combat acrobatics punctuated by immersive technology. KÀ will perform Saturday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. The biggest theatrical production by the global entertainment juggernaut features invigorating special effects complete with 119 pyrotechnic devices, 13,000 gallons of liquid nitrogen and approximately 120 fireballs discharged in every show. The action-packed experience is the final Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas resident show to reopen. For more information, contact Tawny Strelic, Kirvin Doak Communications, tstrelic@kirvindoak.com.

SUSHISAMBA Brings its Iconic Tree Bar to Las Vegas
Following over a decade of success in Las Vegas, internationally acclaimed restaurant SUSHISAMBA is once again reinventing the guest experience with the opening of the stunning new 1,500-square-foot Tree Bar & Lounge at Grand Canal Shoppes inside The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas. Known for its unique blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian culture and cuisine, as well as its passion for music, art and design, the new bar will present a host of inviting dining and drinking experiences. Guests will be immersed from the minute they enter the space, with a striking illuminated tree canopy and a theater-style 125-foot curved bar. For more information, contact Carrie Giverson, OneSeven Agency, cgiverson@onesevenagency.com.

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Resorts World Las Vegas is the Strip’s newest integrated resort

  • Resorts World Las Vegas Debuts Awana Spa – The property’s newest addition, Awana Spa recently celebrated its debut. Guests can choose from a variety of treatments inspired by European and Eastern rituals with a unique social approach. Offering an experience not available anywhere else in the country, the theatrical Art of Aufguss will make its U.S. debut at Awana Spa. Awana’s modern, yet warm space draws upon the principles of the golden ratio with rounded rooms, curved walls and highly thought out designs to promote a transformative and holistic experience. For more information, contact Alex Ladwig, Allied Global Marketing, ResortsWorld@alliedglobalmarketing.com.
  • Zouk Nightclub at Resorts World Las Vegas is Now Open – Zouk Group recently celebrated the opening of Zouk Nightclub. Located inside The District next to FUHU and RedTail, guests are immediately greeted by striking, floor-to-ceiling LED displays as they make their way through the newly opened 36,000-square-foot space. Featuring three unique experiences, Capital Bar, Empire and the main room, Zouk, guests will now be able to enjoy a fully innovative nightlife experience at the famed resort. For more information, resortsworld@alliedglobalmarketing.com.
  • Resorts World Las Vegas Unveils Self-Guided Tour for Guests to Explore Resort Art Program – Resorts World is introducing a self-guided tour for visitors to explore the property’s eclectic art program. Using a mobile phone, guests can scan the QR codes on a variety of art pieces throughout the resort’s public spaces to learn more about them, including details behind the creation of the art pieces, their origins and artist information. Resorts World Las Vegas boasts a diverse collection of art, featuring works created by both renowned and local artists along with a mix of modern and historical fine-art pieces. For more information, resortsworld@alliedglobalmarketing.com.
  • Mulberry Street Pizzeria Now Open at Resorts World – Mulberry Street Pizzeria recently celebrated its official opening at Resorts World Las Vegas, treating guests to its signature New York pizza. The opening marks the first out-of-state location of Richie Palmer’s Beverly Hills institution, which has been serving authentic pizza by the slice as well as whole pies since 1991. During its thirty years of business, Mulberry Street Pizzeria amassed a large following – including a number of notable celebrities. The Resorts World location will feature an array of memorabilia donated by fans of the restaurant and friends of Palmer. For more information, contact Jenn Smulo, bread & Butter, mulberrystreetpizzeria@wearebreadandbutter.com.

Trumpeter and Vocalist Brian Newman Adds October 2021 Late-Night Shows at NoMad Las Vegas
Trumpeter and singer Brian Newman recently announced he is adding 12 new dates of his late-night show Brian Newman: AFTER DARK at NoMad Las Vegas. Newman will perform at the NoMad Library October 14 – 17, October 21 – 24 and October 28 – 31 with all shows scheduled to begin at 11:30 pm. Serving as the bandleader for the LADY GAGA JAZZ & PIANO resident show at Park Theater, Newman designed Brian Newman: AFTER DARK as an ode to vintage Las Vegas, creating a late-night rendezvous filled with great music and good friends. NoMad Library features a menu of handcrafted cocktails, wine and small bites for showgoers to enjoy during Newman’s performances. For more information, contact Katharine Sherrer, MGM Resorts International, ksherrer@mgmresorts.com.

The Neon Museum to launch guided tours in Spanish
The Neon Museum will debut guided tours of the Neon Boneyard every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 1. The tours are being introduced for Hispanic Heritage month and will become a permanent offering. Future scheduling will be based on customer demand. Private tours in Spanish will also be available and can be arranged through the Museum. The guided tours will be conducted by fluent Spanish speaking Museum Interpreters and will last 45 minutes, just like the English language tours. For more information, contact Amy E. S. Maier, The Warren Group, amy@twgpr.com.

Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club Debuts Thanksgiving Weekend In New Venue at MGM Grand
Emmy Award-winning comedian and actor Brad Garrett will move his brand of top-quality comedy and popular array of legendary comedians to a new home in MGM Grand Hotel & Casino this fall. Scheduled to open Saturday, Nov. 27 in The District at MGM Grand, the newly redesigned Brad Garrett Comedy Club will be an intimate 210-seat comedy club and lounge featuring Garrett and many of his funny friends. Garrett, who joins the lineup of comedians for multiple performances throughout the year, will entertain opening weekend clubgoers along with Butch Bradley and Trixx. For more information, contact Allyson Wadman, MGM Resorts International Public Relations, awadman@mgmresorts.com.

FOREIGNER Headlining Las Vegas Residency Coming to The Venetian Resort
FOREIGNER will once again take over the Las Vegas Strip in 2022 with their exclusive headlining residency show at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas beginning March 25, 2022. The show, entitled “The Best Of Foreigner 4 Live,” is a celebration of the 40th anniversary of FOREIGNER’s biggest selling album. The album was released on July 2, 1981 and spent more weeks at No. 1 than any other album in the history of Atlantic Records. “Juke Box Hero” came in 1986 and has since become FOREIGNER’s signature rock anthem. The audience will be treated to songs from “4” as well as FOREIGNER hits such as “Cold As Ice,” “Feels Like The First Time” and “I Want To Know What Love Is.” Performance dates are: March 25, 26, 30 and April 1, 2, 6, 8, 9, 2022. For more information, contact Kelly Frey, The Publicity Lab, kelly@thepublicitylab.com.

World-Renowned Artist Paola Pivi Debuts Installation of Fluorescent Baby Polar Bears at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas
Internationally recognized multimedia artist Paola Pivi transformed the lobby at ARIA Resort & Casino into a wonderland of neon-colored baby polar bears on display throughout the fall. Guests are transported out of the realm of the ordinary upon encountering Pivi’s installation featuring 51 vibrant baby bears that frolic, yoga pose and even hang suspended in mid-air in spirited fashion. The bears, flocked in fluorescent feathers, highlight Pivi’s ability to create human and animal connection in a playful manner while drawing attention to the reality of polar bears losing their natural habitat. The installation is on public display inside ARIA’s main hotel lobby until Nov. 1. For more information, contact Allissa Williams, Kirvin Doak Communications, AWilliams@kirvindoak.com.

Escape Blair Witch Now Open in Las Vegas
Las Vegas’ newest immersive attraction, Escape Blair Witch, from Global content leader Lionsgate and leading Las Vegas attraction producer, Egan Escape Productions, is now open. Escape Blair Witch brings Lionsgate’s classic horror film franchise The Blair Witch to life in its first ever official escape experience. The new attraction is located in the same expansive facility that houses Lionsgate’s fan favorite, The Official SAW Escape: Las Vegas, the world’s first immersive escape experience themed after the blockbuster SAW films, launched in 2018. Private VIP games are available, as well as packages for Birthdays, Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties, Team Building, and more. For more information, contact Kathryn Palmer, Authentic Public Relations, kathryn@authenticpublicrelations.com.

Chickie’s & Pete’s Crab House and Sports Bar sets October 6 opening at SAHARA Las Vegas
Chickie’s & Pete’s, voted ESPN’s No. 1 sports bar in North America, will open its first West Coast outpost inside SAHARA Las Vegas on Oct. 6. Founded in 1977 by Peter “Pete” and Henrietta “Chickie” Ciarrocchi, the crab house and sports bar has cemented itself as a Philadelphia staple and their World famous Crabfries have become synonymous with game days in the Northeast. The menu will feature seafood creations like the specialty Crabfeast, Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Sandwich, Chickie’s Style Hot Shrimp, Mussels in red and white sauce and more. Signature Philly Cheesesteaks will be available five ways, and well as delicious game day fare. For more information, contact Nicole Easley, The Publicity Lab, Sahara_PR@thepublicitylab.com.

House of Blues Gets the VIP Treatment with Renovation of Restaurant & Bar, Box Office and More
House of Blues Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino opens the curtain on a $4.5 million renovation this fall. Known for its renowned combination of a made-from-scratch, southern-inspired menu; handcrafted drinks; and spectacular live music, House of Blues Restaurant & Bar reopens with a timeless distillery-style vibe, while House of Blues Box Office, Music Hall entrance and Gear Shop also underwent a full renovation to match the brand-new look and feel. The remodel of restaurant and bar now resembles a warehouse distillery complete with modern touches throughout including corrugated metal, aged steel, wood millwork, brick walls, riveted metal panels and a copper still. The restaurant and bar also feature artist murals and unique folk-art installations from the House of Blues art collection. The renovation boasts expanded patio seating overlooking the property with enhanced visuals of the performance stage. For more information, contact Michelle Wilmoth, PR Plus, michelle@prpluslv.com.

Rail Explorers Las Vegas Illuminates the Rails with Neon Lights Night Tours
Rail Explorers Las Vegas, the year-round, all-ages, outdoor-adventure attraction featuring pedal-powered rail bikes, offers guests a spectacular Neon Lights Night Tour, seven nights a week. This distinctly dazzling, novel and memorable experience takes guests on a pedal-powered, four-mile journey astride a colorfully illuminated rail bike. In addition, guests are encouraged to bring their best blacklight attire and glow sticks. Guests pedal the Rail Explorers rail bikes four miles downhill from the Nevada State Railroad Museum to the Railroad Pass picnic area, where they may relax in the signature red Adirondack chairs. Each experience concludes with a ride aboard a historic train back to the tour’s starting point. For more information, contact Vanessa Thill, The Vox Agency, vanessa@thevoxagency.com.

Finger Licking Foodie Tours Partners with Park MGM for Self-Guided Culinary Experience
Park MGM recently partnered with award-winning Finger Licking Foodie Tours on an exclusive gourmet experience that lets patrons dine at three of its most renowned restaurants, Bavette’s Steakhouse & Bar, chef Roy Choi’s Best Friend and NoMad all in one evening at coveted prime time. This self-guided culinary excursion is exclusive to the host’s invited guests only, making for a relaxing, intimate soiree. The tour is designed for a minimum of two people, offered Thursday through Sunday and includes a virtual guide that provides information on each restaurant visited. For more information, contact Finger Licking Foodie Tours, Hello@FingerLickingFoodieTours.com.

LVMS gets new NASCAR Playoff date, debut of Next Gen on 1.5-mile track
Change (and cooler temperatures) will be in the air when NASCAR’s Cup Series returns to Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 2022. LVMS will host the Pennzoil 400 Presented by Jiffy Lube, the debut race of NASCAR’s Next Gen car on a 1.5-mile superspeedway, on March 6. The speedway’s annual fall date, the South Point 400, will be Oct. 16 – three weeks later than past years. The South Point 400 also will be the first race of the final round of the NASCAR Playoffs. For more information, contact Jeff Motley, LVMS, jmotley@lvms.com.

Tacos & Tequila to Bring Signature Mexican Fare Back to Vegas with Vibrant New Restaurant, Cantina at Palace Station
The award-winning margaritas and Mexican food of Tacos & Tequila (T&T) will return to Las Vegas after over a decade of success on the Strip with a vibrant new restaurant and cantina at Palace Station. Opening later this year, the new T&T will span 4,000-square-feet near the sports book in the space formerly occupied by Little Tony’s. Famous for its fun, party atmosphere, T&T celebrates traditional Mexican culture with stylish, modern design and a flavorful menu that combines traditional and modern cuisine. HDTVs throughout the restaurant and cantina offer prime sports viewing, and proximity to the sports book makes it convenient to place bets while taking in the game. For more information, contact Rebecca Lane, Wicked Creative, tandt@wickedcreative.com.