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December 1, 1999

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Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Scenic Southwest Tours – by plane, bus, or even helicopter! You’ve seen the glossy ads in the tourist brochures. You’ve thought about it. You come all the way to Las Vegas — why not see one of the some of the most famous landmarks in the world! Don’t by tricked by web sites & magazines that offer discount tours. Taxes, park fees, permits can almost double the price. Our prices are inclusive – no hidden charges! Best Las Vegas Tours

It’s 62 degrees under beautiful sunny skies today, but because of the traditional pre-Christmas lull, a number of hotels have some fantastic deals online. We’ve listed them at the end of the newsletter.LAS VEGAS NEWS – of interest to tourists:

FIESTA EXPANSION – The Fiesta has completed it’s expansion including Roxy’s Pipe Organ Pizzeria featuring a 1929 Kimball pipe organ from New York’s famed Roxy Theatre and 4 other new restaurants. There’ll be nightly performances on the pipe organ, orchestras on Sundays and a schedule of live concerts. They have also added 20,000 square feet of casino space and 500 slot machines. Full story at and Fiesta discount rooms available at

MILLENNIUM NEWSPAPER – The Las Vegas Review-Journal (morning paper) is taking pre-orders for their Jan. 1, 2000 edition, and they are happy to send it out of town. Pre-paid orders of $2.50 per copy may be sent to:

Las Vegas Review-Journal/Sun MILLENNIAL EDITION
P.O. Box 70
Las Vegas, NV 89125

DRAI’S – The upscale eatery in the Barbary Coast has opened an after-hours supper club starting at midnight. It is slated to feature much of the restaurant menu as well as a DJ spinning music. They have renovated the bar and stage to accommodate live music and will be open midnight to 6:00 AM serving dinner and breakfast. Full story at

MILLENNIUM WEDDING – You can take part in the Millennium Midnight Matrimony / Renewal & New Years Eve Party! This midnight (and all night) celebration is slated to be covered by FOX TV live and includes fireworks, food, drink, live music, Elvis, and much more. I was able to talk Jon Jacobs at the Las Vegas Tour Desk into giving a discount to our readers (and not many things are discounted on New Year’s Eve here). Free details are available by calling them at 1-888-229-5206 — mention Access Vegas for discount.

NEW YEARS EVE LAS VEGAS ROOMS – are still available! Call Hotel Reservations Network at (800) 666-5268 for a free price quote! NOTE: You MUST stay on the line until you get a person. HRN is NOT booking these specific dates online. We will be leaving this notice up as long as rooms continue to be available, but they are going fast.

WINNERS! – Don Turner of Fort. Collins, CO was the winner of the Play Rio Magazine. Pete Kelly of Virginia Beach, VA won the Annual Guide to Winter Recreation.

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Quick Concert and Show Notes:

Want to see which shows are playing during your stay and book reservations EVEN if the tickets aren’t on sale yet? ShowVegas takes care of all your needs directly online! Search by dates at

1999 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS – Tickets are still on sale for this Dec. 8’th event at the MGM Grand Arena with will be broadcast on the FOX network. Tickets at (702) 474-4000 and MGM discount rooms available at (MGM link).

ROCK IN THE MILLENNIUM – concert featuring WARRANT, SLAUGHTER, PRETTY BOY FLOYD, and SOFA KING play New Year’s Eve at Pink E’s (across from The Rio). Included is a New Year’s Eve buffet dinner, guitar giveaways, raffles and more. Tickets are $100 in advance at (702) 252-4666 and discount Rio rooms available at (Rio link).

MANDALAY BAY – JOHNNY LANG on Jan. 26 and THE PRETENDERS on Feb. 12’th. Tickets at (702) 474-4000 and Mandalay Bay discount rooms available at (Mandalay Bay link).

Rental Cars – Don’t pay top dollar! Enter the dates of your visit and compare prices from virtually every major rental car agency (most US cities). Book the lowest price company or your regular agency. Save the hassle and some money – Car Rental Savings Search. Few regret renting a car. Free shuttles and city bus rides can be slow and smelly. Taxis can cost what a rental car costs. Your vacation time is valuable — make the most out of it!

FEATURE STORY: Secret Garden of Seigfried and Roy


John Strutt of Southey, SK, Canada writes in response to last week’s issue on tipping:


Craig Ashton of England wrote:


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Note: You may enter every contest, but only one entry to each. Please note the expiration date and only enter if you will be in town and can use them. The 10’th entry in each contest will be the winner (unless otherwise noted). Just sent a blank email to the specified email address — we’ll get your mailing address from you only if you win. Also, please do not enter if you have won within the past month.

SIEGFRIED & ROY 2000 CALENDAR – 1 winner will receive this full-sized calendar featuring a new lion or tiger photo every month. Enter at (contest closed)

SIEGFRIED & ROY POSTCARDS – 5 winners will receive a postcard of Siegfried & Roy with their white lions. Enter at (contest closed)

SAHARA BUFFET AND SPEEDWORLD – Two $1.00 off coupons for the $4.99 weekday brunch and a free passes to the Sahara Speedworld Motion Theater. Expires Dec. 27, 1999. Enter at (contest closed)

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Hotel Specials through Christmas — Book at

BALLY’S FROM $49.95!
Stay at Bally’s located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip for only
$49.95! The hotel has six restaurants, three bars, pool, gym, world-class
casino and more. The regular HRN rate is $79; the hotel rack rate is $188.

Feel like a rock star when you stay at the Hard Rock Hotel for just $69.
This deluxe hotel is just one mile from the airport and three blocks from
the Strip. The hotel has an expanded pool and beach club with sandy
beaches, private cabanas, whirlpools, spa and more. The HRN regular rate
is $79; the hotel rack rate is $250.

Stay in the heart of the strip for only $35.00. Harrah’s is a deluxe hotel
with a state-of-the-art fitness center, sauna, Olympic size pool, whirlpool
and much more. The regular HRN rate is $69; the hotel rack rate is $300.

The Golden Nugget is a deluxe hotel located downtown just five minutes from
the strip. The hotel has an Olympic size pool, gym, beauty parlor, five
restaurants, three bars and more. The regular HRN rate is $79; the hotel
rack rate is $129.

Stay at the Luxor for just $69.95. It is a deluxe pyramid-shaped hotel
with eight restaurants, a 100,000 square foot casino, show arena, large
outdoor pool with a waterfall and more. The regular HRN rate is $79; the
hotel rack rate is $169.

Stay at the Mirage for only $89.95. This luxury hotel is located on the
famous strip. The entrance has a tropical rain forest and 20,000 gallon
aquarium. The hotel has an outdoor pool, spa, 11 restaurants, four lounge
and bar areas, casino, erupting volcano and more. The regular HRN rate is
$119; the hotel rack rate is $400.

The Stratosphere Hotel and Casino comprising of three buildings and a new
135-foot observatory with the worlds highest rollercoaster. The hotel has
high-speed elevators, three restaurants, swimming pool and more. The
regular HRN rate is $49; the hotel rack rate is $199.

Above Hotel Specials through Christmas — Book at

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All contents copyright 1999 Ted Newkirk
December 1, 1999

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