Hello From Las Vegas! – Lots to jump into, but I have to note that after having perhaps the coldest “winter” I remember in my nearly 30 years here (many, many days with overnights below freezing, and well down into the 20’s F a number of times), the 10 day forecast is showing nothing but highs in the 60’s F. We’ll take it. “Spring” is here in Las Vegas!
This column, breaking down:
– Omicron And Vegas. What’s Next And How Bad Will Restrictions Be?
– Yes, They Are Really Going To Wreck The Mirage. Here’s How…
– The Palms Is Set To Re-Open, And Why This Is Important To You!
– What’s Really The Name Of The Las Vegas Airport?
– Why You May Want To Put Off Visiting Las Vegas (Multiple Reasons)
…and Much More, continues for our Members HERE.
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Las Vegas Shows
Buble, Legend, and Adele Round Out Strip’s Residency Hot Streak
It seems like there is a new A-list music talent announcing new shows in Las Vegas every day. Residencies at Caesars, Resorts World, and Planet Hollywood are keeping the city front and center in the music world. The heaviest-hitters right now are John Legend, Michael Bublé, and Adele. These shows bring money to town and that is what it is all about.
* John Legend Announces 24-Date Las Vegas Residency for 2022
* Donny Osmond Fires Up Las Vegas With His Latest Solo Show
* Travel Through Time In Las Vegas With ‘An Evening With Whitney: The Whitney Houston Hologram Concert’
* Mystere nears its 28th anniversary in Las Vegas still spinning heads
* Garth Brooks Books Double Las Vegas Dates for February 2022
Las Vegas Dining
Las Vegas’s Newest Steakhouse Wants to Serve You a Rolex With Your Dinner
As a longtime hospitality entrepreneur and former casino executive, Las Vegas scene-builder Sean Christie has been deeply involved in blockbuster openings like Encore Beach Club, Roy Choi’s Best Friend and the Mayfair Supper Club. Now he’s got a new company, Carver Road Hospitality, that’s developing restaurants and bars all over the country. And he’s getting ready to put his spin on a quintessential Vegas experience: the steakhouse dinner.
Las Vegas Gambling
Woman wins almost $500K on a $2.50 spin playing Elvis slot in downtown Las Vegas
A woman hit it big at a downtown casino this week sticking to a Las Vegas classic. According to El Cortez Hotel & Casino, Mary was playing on an Elvis slot machine when she won $467,387.89 on a $2.50 spin.
Note From Ted:
Members Mania is a regular feature for our Supporting (Paid) Members. Membership includes our “Your Guy In Vegas” feature, where you can reach out to myself and our paid staff of experts with your specific Vegas questions. We don’t have “canned” answers. We’ll ask you for some details pertaining you your wants and needs. Then, answer accordingly.
Well we finally managed to get back to Vegas from the UK!
Having not been here for two years, we’ve noticed the changes. One thing which has disappointed us is that the bartenders and mixologists have been replaced with automated machines! The cocktails are weak and presentationally poor. We’re now trying to find out which hotels are still mixing cocktails by hand. Cosmopolitan and Fremont Street casinos are, so we will continue to frequent these establishments. Not sure if anyone else has asked this question?
By the way, we very much like the new Circa.
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For our Members, we go into:
– Changes you need to know in Las Vegas drink and cocktail service.
– How to actually get the liquor you asked for.
– What bars you can actually still get a real drink, with the real amount of liquor, served with the brand you actually ask for.
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Las Vegas Tours & Attractions
‘Spectacular’ Kiss Museum Headed to Las Vegas in 2022
A Kiss museum opening in Las Vegas in March 2022 will include more than 50 years’ worth of memorabilia. “I was in Las Vegas to start working on the Kiss museum, which is really just my collection, because I’ve got a half-century of Kiss stuff,” Gene Simmons told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “I want the fans to see it.”
* Is it good to visit the Grand Canyon in the winter? Here’s what it’s like
* Picturesque visit into the Nevada-Utah country – Lesser known locales in the park/monument country add to the wonder of the area
* Guide to Death Valley National Park – The California oasis is huge, dry, often brutally hot – and absolutely worth a visit
* Is Grand Canyon open in winter? You bet. Here’s why you should go and what you can do
Las Vegas Real Estate
PHOTOS: 3-story penthouse on Las Vegas Strip lists for nearly $6M
A sprawling penthouse on the Las Vegas Strip is on the market for $5.995 million. According to a news release from listing group The Napoli Group, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties, the penthouse is three stories and encompasses 5,200 square feet. The residence features four bedrooms, six baths and six terraces throughout, with views of the Strip and Red Rock Canyon mountain ranges.
Other Las Vegas News
Las Vegas Ranks As Most Fun City in America, According to Study
According to WalletHub, Las Vegas has taken the top spot for 2021’s most fun cities in America. You might ask, what makes a city fun? WalletHub defines a fun city as one that packs a little bit of fun for everyone. Whether that be roller coasters, new restaurants, or even video games, you have to have it all. Among the categories, Las Vegas ranked number 1 in terms of nightlight and parties, 3rd in entertainment and recreation and 105 on costs.
* New technology at McCarran adds extra layer of security protection to boarding process
* Downtown Grand Las Vegas Celebrates Its Eighth Anniversary
* The Las Vegas strip’s latest $4.3 billion hotel has $15,000-a-night ‘villas’ and ‘palaces’ – see what it’s like to stay in one
* Travelers no longer need boarding pass at TSA checkpoints at Las Vegas’ McCarran airport
* Allegiant Stadium is the latest jewel in the Las Vegas crown
* San Manuel Gaming to reopen Palms Las Vegas in spring 2022
* Is the Nevada mask mandate really a mandate?
* Traveling to Las Vegas – Is the Omicron variant keeping tourists away?
What We’re Watching!
Vegas Videos You’ll Enjoy
Bellagio Conservatory Winter 2021
(Video Publishers Notes) This year’s Bellagio Conservatory Winter Display, 2021.
Major Construction at Caesars Palace? Know before you go!
(Video Publishers Notes) I don’t know if any of you have been to Vegas or Caesars lately, but there is some major construction happening and we’re not sure when it will end. This remodel was announced earlier this year and was supposed to be completed by Dec 31st. From what we saw that is not going to happen. They are working on the Valet area as well as the main slot area next to the cashier.
Katy Perry’s New Las Vegas Residency
(Video Publishers Notes) ABC News’ Kaylee Hartung takes us to Katy Perry’s new Las Vegas residency where she is making her teenage dream a reality.
Must Do Hikes In Vegas! Plus Healthy Food Spots
(Video Publishers Notes) Here’s some of the MUST DO HIKES in Las Vegas. Plus 3 awesome healthy food spots to bring food on a hike. It’s spring and summer is around the corner, so we better be ready. I always get asked how I stay so skinny even though my Youtube Channel is mainly about food. Well, I am still human, so I too have to eat healthy and exercise. So instead of going to the gym, let’s enjoy the beautiful weather and go on a hike. Las Vegas summers are pretty brutal, so we have to enjoy this spring weather while we can. I know most people know Las Vegas only for the Strip, but there are many other visitors that know there’s so much to do outdoors. I will be taking you on 3 different hikes that aren’t too far away. Please make sure to keep watching, but I’m taking you to Lone Mountain Trail, Ice Box Canyon Trail in Red Rock Canyon, and Gold Strike Hot Springs Trail. I hope you enjoy, and do hike at your own risk.
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