Las Vegas News Briefs - May 2022
Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas Now Open
Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas has made its triumphant return and has officially re-opened the doors to one of Las Vegas’ most iconic casino resort destinations. Having undergone more than a $600 million renovation in 2019, Palms Casino Resort boasts a diverse mix of bars and restaurants, featuring the return of popular outlets such as the highly acclaimed Scotch 80 Prime and Mabel’s BBQ by Chef Michael Symon. Palms is also proud to bring back its A.Y.C.E. Buffet. Open for breakfast, dinner and weekend brunch, A.Y.C.E. Buffet features seven globally inspired stations with bold flavors, flame-broiled classics and with everything prepared fresh. Casual dining options include Send Noodles and the debut of Serrano Vista Cafe. The resort also offers guests an expansive resort pool area featuring a multi-level, sprawling 73,000-square-foot space with two luxurious main pools and 39 unique cabanas, most with their own private pool. The space also features oversized daybeds and poolside lounge chairs throughout. Also returning is the upgraded and enhanced 14-screen Brenden Theatres. Additional information regarding spa, entertainment, pool and nightlife offerings will be announced soon. For more information, contact Celena Haas-Stacey, CHS Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Legend Celebrates Grand Opening of “Love in Las Vegas” at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Twelve-time GRAMMY Award-winner, multiplatinum artist, activist, and EGOT (Emmy, GRAMMY, Oscar and Tony) winner John Legend celebrated the launch of his Las Vegas residency, “Love In Las Vegas,” at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Designed exclusively for Zappos Theater and promoted by Live Nation and Caesars Entertainment, “Love In Las Vegas” is a beautiful, soulful concert experience, showcasing Legend’s greatest hits, “soaring vocals [and] silky-smooth piano playing skills” (Billboard). The performance features Legend’s incredible full band and is a vibrant, colorful celebration of love and coming together, sentiments echoed on Legend’s GRAMMY Award-winning seventh studio album, Bigger Love. The exclusive, only-in-Vegas experience is filled with hits from the beginning of Legend’s career, including “Used to Love U,” “Penthouse Floor,” “Like I’m Gonna Lose You,” “All of Me,” and “Green Light.” He is also performing soon to be released new music ahead of his upcoming album including, “Dope” which received rave reactions from the crowd. Tickets for shows through October 2022 are on sale now. For more information, contact Robert Jarrett, Caesars Entertainment, RJarrett@caesars.com.
The Mirage Reopens Rhumbar
One of the Strip’s most iconic cocktail destinations is ready to get the party started once again as Rhumbar Tropical Ultra Lounge recently reopened at The Mirage. The newly designed venue by BASILE Studio has transitioned into an ultra lounge, complete with a refreshed bar program, elevated culinary fare, refined cigar menu, and nightly entertainment. Whether sipping a specialty cocktail at the inside bar, meeting friends for a late-night snack, or people watching on the outdoor patio, Rhumbar will be the place to see and be seen. The venue’s playful color scheme of yellow, pink, and mint is complemented by opulent greenery and 70s-inspired prints and style that bring energy to the space. The indoor-outdoor lounge will provide an array of entertainment offerings, including live music and special event programming throughout the year. For more information, contact Ashley Farkas, MGM Resorts International, email@example.com.
Wynn Las Vegas Debuts Aft Cocktail Deck and Bar Parasol As Newest Cocktail Destinations
Wynn Las Vegas debuts Aft Cocktail Deck and Bar Parasol, two distinctive lounges that feature an elevated craft cocktail program. The new additions join the recently unveiled Overlook Lounge to complete the Cocktail Collection on the Lake of Dreams. Located in the heart of the resort, the new lounges were designed by president and chief creative officer of Wynn Design and Development Todd-Avery Lenahan and feature inventive cocktail menus from resort mixologist Mariena Mercer Boarini. Located on an outdoor patio overlooking the water, the terraced seating at Aft Cocktail Deck offers guests a prime location for viewing Wynn’s signature Lake of Dreams show. Sporting a classic nautical color scheme of blue, white and periwinkle, Aft Cocktail Deck features swivel deck chairs, luxe banquettes, and nautical flags which spell out “Wynn LV” flying overhead. Bar Parasol is an imaginative enhancement of its predecessor, Parasol Down, where guests can also enjoy caviar-inspired bites and creative cocktails. Elements such as rock crystal lamps, couture passementerie and tiles gilded in 24-karat gold complement the garden-inspired color scheme and add a new level of opulence to the venue, while the addition of greenery creates a boundary from the surrounding resort and a heightened sense of intimacy. For more information, contact Jesse Williams, Wynn Las Vegas and Encore, Jesse.Williams@wynnlasvegas.com.
Crossroads Kitchen and CB | Crossroads Burgers Set to Open at Resorts World Las Vegas Saturday, May 28
The highly-anticipated Crossroads Kitchen and CB | Crossroads Burgers, helmed by plant-based visionary and acclaimed chef Tal Ronnen, will officially open its doors to the public at Resorts World Las Vegas on Saturday, May 28. With two culinary concepts making their debut—Crossroads Kitchen, Ronnen’s beloved plant-based fine dining restaurant mirroring the original location in Southern California, and CB | Crossroads Burgers, a brand-new fast-casual plant-based concept, will bring new, deluxe dining experiences to the already impressive food and beverage portfolio at Resorts World Las Vegas. For more information, contact Nick Flynn, Allied Global Marketing (for Resorts World Las Vegas) ResortsWorld@alliedglobalmarketing.com.
Television Star and Restaurateur Lisa Vanderpump Hosted Grand Opening of Vanderpump à Paris at Paris Las Vegas
Vanderpump à Paris at Paris Las Vegas recently hosted its highly anticipated grand opening event, officially welcoming guests to the Parisian-inspired restaurant. Designed by Lisa Vanderpump and long-time design partner, Nick Alain, Vanderpump à Paris instantly transports guests from the Las Vegas Strip to an enchanting old Parisian courtyard. As the 36th establishment and second Las Vegas venue for Vanderpump, the restaurant features plush velvet art nouveau banquettes, adorned with oversized, ornately embellished pillows, as well as light fixtures and custom-made furniture from Vanderpump and Alain’s celebrated design line, Vanderpump Alain. The cocktail menu features unique and never-before-seen offerings. Guests can delight in carefully crafted cocktails that showcase the Vanderpump family’s creativity. The charming escape features a menu of reimagined Parisian classics, including delicious light bites such as Ratatouille Frites, Trio of Tartares, and a wickedly decadent French Onion Mac & Cheese. For more information, contact Kala Peterson, Caesars Entertainment, Kpeterson1@caesars.com.
Escape IT opening in Vegas this fall
Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment and Egan Escape Productions join forces to bring fans the newest escape room experience Escape IT, inspired by one of the most horrifying film franchises of all time, “IT,” launching in Las Vegas this fall. Located in the heart of Las Vegas and spanning more than 30,000 square feet, Escape IT is a revolutionary new take on the traditional escape room experiences, offering fans two multi-room escape adventures that bring to life “IT,” the highest grossing horror film of all time, and its blockbuster sequel “IT Chapter Two.” This unparalleled attraction will include more than 20 interactive rooms, state-of-the-art special FX, lighting, animatronics, and live actors to create a fully immersive and terrifying experience. There’s no turning back as guests put their skills and critical thinking to the test, navigating some of the films’ most iconic locations including the infamous Neibolt House, the Losers’ Clubhouse, the Derry Canal Days Festival, and sewers below Derry, all while trying to escape the clutches of Pennywise, the Dancing Clown. For more information, contact Carrie Giverson, OneSeven Agency, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miracle Mile Shops Announces Design Partners
Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, announces the four world-class design and construction partners Cooper Carry, Digital Kitchen, Sensory Interactive and VCC working on the renovation project. Renovations began on the 500,000 square foot shopping center earlier this year and the project is expected to be completed in spring of 2023. The extensive interior and exterior transformation will include elevated finishes, upgraded technology and digital design elements. New entertainment features will consist of exterior and interior immersive light, sound, and video experiences. Miracle Mile Shops guests will also enjoy new and upgraded restaurant zones. The premier mixed-use project will remain open during renovations. For more information, contact Terri Maruca, Kirvin Doak Communications, email@example.com.
Illuminarium Las Vegas Launches Illuminarium After Dark
Illuminarium Las Vegas recently launched Illuminarium After Dark, a nightly immersive 21 and over experience with its opening on April 15 at AREA15. Illuminarium After Dark provides a reimagined nightlife environment, as guests are transported to new and awe-inspiring surroundings while they enjoy thematic cocktails and perfectly paired bites from Lumin Café & Kitchen by Elizabeth Blau and Chef Kim Canteenwalla. Illuminarium After Dark will provide a new experience each night where the beauty of Illuminarium’s daytime shows transforms into an adults-only escape. After Dark will offer a lounge atmosphere that allows guests to delight in a full bar with a selection of signature cocktails and late-night eats. Guests will enjoy cocktails in ever-changing, magically immersive settings from the night markets of Tokyo to the beautiful floral gardens of France, to a mysterious crystal cavern and beyond. For more information, contact Courtney Cruz, Allied Global Marketing, IlluminariumLVPublicity@alliedglobalmarketing.com.
Penn & Teller Present: Michael Carbonaro: Lies On Stage at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
After hundreds of sold out performances and critical acclaim from his tour across the country, magician Michael Carbonaro will take over Las Vegas starting this Memorial Day weekend with his limited engagement, “Penn & Teller Present: Michael Carbonaro: Lies on Stage” at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. The television star will conjure up a concoction of unbelievable magic, hysterical offbeat shenanigans, and wonder for audiences of all ages on stage at the Penn & Teller Theater beginning Thursday, May 26, 2022. Carbonaro will bring his show to the stage through July 10 while Penn & Teller are on tour in Australia. For more information, contact Kelly Frey, KF Publicity, Kelly@KFPublicity.com.
Couples visiting Las Vegas are "Lucky in Love" with new County-wide Photo Giveaway
Clark County continues to celebrate Five Million Love Stories as The Wedding Capital of the World™ launches Lucky in Love, a giveaway for couples who capture a kiss at eight iconic locations throughout Las Vegas. At each location, couples are encouraged to “capture a kiss” that showcases their love. This giveaway isn’t limited to those married here, however. The contest is designed for all Las Vegas lovers. Whether a couple is dating, engaged or married, they can seal their love with a kiss at each of the eight Instagram-able locations. The locations map can be accessed through pass.fivemillionlovestories.com or through a QR code at each location throughout downtown and the world-famous Strip. Couples may enter once per location for the chance to win a variety of prizes. For more information, contact Aimee Stephens, PR Plus, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nobu at Paris Las Vegas is Now Open
In partnership with Nobu Restaurants, Caesars Entertainment has opened its second Nobu restaurant location on the Las Vegas Strip at Paris Las Vegas. The restaurant features world-renowned Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s signature New Style Japanese cuisine. Nobu at Paris Las Vegas follows the success of Nobu Restaurant & Lounge at Caesars Palace. Caesars Entertainment now offers two incredible dining experiences from Chef Nobu at the center of The Strip. An intimate space with 140 seats and natural wood design elements, Nobu at Paris Las Vegas offers a variety of fresh fish and seafood in the form of nigiri and sashimi, from salmon and toro to jumbo clam and sea urchin. Guests can also enjoy favorites including Yellow Tail Sashimi with Jalapeno, Black Cod Dry Miso and Wagyu Tacos. Nobu at Paris Las Vegas offers vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes as well. For more information, contact Courtney Cruz, Allied Global Marketing, email@example.com.
Monster Jam Returns to Las Vegas July 22-24 After Nearly Three-Year Hiatus
The most action-packed motorsports experience for families in the world today returns to Las Vegas after nearly three-year hiatus following the pandemic pause (following the Monster Jam All-Star Challenge in Oct. 2019) for an adrenaline-charged weekend with the first-ever Las Vegas arena competition event at the Thomas & Mack Center from July 22-24, 2022. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Monster Jam features world-class athletes locked in intense competitions of speed and skill. The popular Monster Jam Pit Party fan experience is scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday, where fans can see the massive trucks up close, meet their favorite drivers and crews, take pictures and enjoy other family-friendly fun. This unique experience is the only place that allows people to get up close access to the Monster Jam teams and get an insider’s look at how these trucks are built to stand up to the competition. For more information, contact Hillary Smoot, Red Moon PR, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eat Like A Boss from Jersey with the Debut of Buddy’s Jersey Eats
Buddy Valastro’s love of Vegas keeps getting sweeter with the launch of his latest concept to the Buddy Valastro Restaurants portfolio, Buddy’s Jersey Eats. Jersey Eats joins la famiglia of Buddy V’s Ristorante, Carlo’s Bakery, PizzaCake and the upcoming Boss Café, with fun, carnival-inspired fare, served food truck-style. Located near the Sports Book and at The LINQ Promenade entry to The LINQ Hotel + Experience, Jersey Eats is open 10 a.m. - midnight daily, perfect for all late night and early morning cravings. Buddy’s Jersey Eats is Buddy Valastro’s fifth restaurant concept in Las Vegas. For more information, contact Michelle Wilmoth, Buddy Valastro Restaurants, email@example.com.
Downtown Rocks Free Concert Series Returns to Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience, the six-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas, is ready to rock the city with the return of its epic free concert series, Downtown Rocks. The jammed-packed lineup is filled with fan favorite and chart-topping bands appealing to music fans of all ages set under the mesmerizing glow of the world’s largest digital screen, Viva Vision. The free concert series features top artists covering multiple decades of music including Rick Springfield, Jelly Roll, X Ambassadors, The Pretty Reckless and more. The series culminates with the legendary Stone Temple Pilots. Downtown Rocks plays into the seasons of spring, summer, and fall. Additional dates and performances are expected to be added to the stacked line-up. For more information, contact Kirvin Doak Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lionel Richie Extends Residency at Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas Through 2022
Due to overwhelming demand, music icon Lionel Richie announced today he will extend his residency at Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas through October 2022. Richie’s popular show Lionel Richie: Back to Las Vegas! will continue on select nights in July, August and October of this year. Throughout his current residency this year, the Oscar®, Golden Globe®, and four-time GRAMMY Award® winner has received new accolades, including a nomination for the 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and receiving the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The international superstar, known for countless hits like “Endless Love,” “Lady,” “All Night Long,” “Penny Lover,” “Stuck on You,” “Hello,” “Say You, Say Me,” “Dancing on the Ceiling” and others, will return to the intimate Encore Theater to offer fans more nights of unforgettable entertainment. Richie’s 2022 Performance Dates: Jul. 2-3; Aug. 5-6, 12-13, 19-20 (rescheduled April 1-2, 2022 dates); Oct. 12, 14-15, 19, 21-22. For more information, contact Erica Benken, Giant Noise, email@example.com.
The Duomo, An All-New Live Music Venue and Italian Dining Experience, Announces June 16 Opening Date at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
Owner Tony Sgro, in association with Damian Costa’s Pompey Entertainment, proudly announces The Duomo, an all-new music venue at Rio All-Suite Hotel &Casino, will open its doors on June 16, 2022. The 300-seat club will feature a massive center bar, nostalgic arcade and an Italian casual dining restaurant, Cupola Café, featuring a menu and flavors designed by celebrity-chef Mimmo Ferraro. With a resident schedule to be announced shortly, The Duomo will feature a wide variety of live bands, including rock, pop, country, and alternative. Cupola Café, a trattoria style Italian eatery, will offer high quality Italian cuisine in a quick-service format. For more information, contact Jeremy Lettiere, Ivory Star Productions, Jeremy@ivorystar.com.