Access Vegas Insider Vibe – October 17, 2007 Insider Vibe

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Hello From Las Vegas! Never a dull moment around here. The Venetian’s new Palazzo Tower is topped out and looks finished as a building. They are working around the clock on interior and ground level exterior in preparation for a late December opening.

The resort in part gives this description of what is coming:

The Palazzo Casino Resort will include over 375 concierge-level suites and will also include six villas (up to 11,000 square feet each) which will have 3-4 bedrooms, 3.5-4.5 baths, extensive living areas, media rooms, private pools, private jacuzzis, private salons, massage areas, heated spas, personal gyms and, in some cases, private putting greens.

The presidential suites and the villas will also offer private butler services. The Palazzo hotel will have 296 multi-room suites, including six presidential suites. The Palazzo hotel will also have an elaborate pool deck (with seven pools, gardens, sculptures, cabanas and fountains) and an adjacent spa facility.

Rendering of Palazzo Las Vegas

Las Vegas Taxi Fares On The Rise – I guess long-hauling you and trying to divert you to places you otherwise didn’t ask to go (so they can get a fat kick-back) just isn’t enough. This according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal:

Beginning Oct. 1, passengers will be charged $3.30 for the initial cost of hiring a cab, or drop fee, a dime increase from the current rate. The cost per hour for the time spent traveling slower than 8-12 mph, known as the wait-time charge, will rise to $28 from $22. Even before the increases approved last month, those fees were higher than similar charges in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Chicago.

Drivers complain they don’t make as much money in Las Vegas as they would elsewhere because of the close proximity of the city’s prime destinations. McCarran International Airport is a four-mile trip to the Strip, and most of the hotels are located within a short drive, Jones noted.

The last paragraph would hold more water if the local cabbies weren’t famous for long-hauling customers on a regular basis (which I discuss and condemn every few months in this column). I’ve been long hauled many times and I’ll share a few of those stories in my next podcast (coming soon). For those wanting to read the full story, go to Taxi fares keep pace with nation’s highest

We have Hanna Montana tickets in all cities of the current tour. Brace yourself because they are resale tickets (pretty much every show sold out instantly) so good seats are going to be a little spendy. However… if your teen or tween watches you go off and enjoy yourself in Las Vegas, this is a great way to spend some time with them and calm some of that guilt! Tickets at Hanna Montana Tickets

Enjoy This Issue!

Roger “El Matador” Huerta vs. “The Carpenter” Clay Guida At The Ultimate Fighter Season 6 Finale Live From The Pearl At The Palms Saturday, December 8 – Rising UFC superstar Roger “El Matador” Huerta (20-1-1) headlines his first nationally-televised fight card as he takes on hard-hitting Clay “The Carpenter” Guida in a battle of top lightweight contenders on Spike TV, Saturday, December 8 at 9:00pm ET/PT. (Tickets) The fight takes place live from the Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, featuring Huerta vs. Guida, and the two season finalists from The Ultimate Fighter 6: Team Serra vs. Hughes. Click to Read The Full Story …

The “Best of Las Vegas” Gets Even Better! Rio’s Bevertainers Spice It Up With Sexier Costumes – Voted as “Best Cocktail Server” by the Las Vegas Review Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” four years in a row, the Bevertainers at Rio-All Suite Hotel & Casino are sexier than ever with brand new attire sure to tantalize the senses. The new costume was designed by Meg DeAgostini, wardrobe supervisor for Dick Foster Productions, to create immediate sex appeal. The lace material sprinkled with black diamond stones teases the eye by revealing a little skin and exuding elegance. Complimented with black suede shoes, the female Bevertainer captures the essence of glamour and class. Each individual’s style and appearance allows for their personalities to shine in their new attire. Click to Read The Full Story …

Master Keg Tapper Too – The Monte Carlo’s Master Magician Lance Burton taps the keg at the Hofbrauhaus on Sunday, Oct. 7th in honor of Octoberfest. His name was on the marquee. This is the third year he has done the honors. He recently completed a 90-minute TV special that will air in Germany this December. His friend Gabriella joins him on stage at the Hofbrauhaus. Lance Burton Tickets

Bjork To Perform At The Pearl At The Palms December 15 – One of the most influential and unique singer-songwriters of all time, Bjork is set to play The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort on Saturday, December 15, 2007 at 8 p.m. with special guests Ratatat. (Tickets) Born in Reykjavik, Iceland, Bjork showed an interest in music very early in life. She studied classical music in elementary school and her stepfather recorded and released her first album when she was only 11. Throughout her teens, she was in several bands, mostly punk rock, including Spit & Snot, Exodus, Jam 80, Tappi Tikarrass and Kukl. Click to Read The Full Story …

Harmon Theatre In Krave Offers Fun Shows – “Little Legends” Little People, Big Show At 5 p.m.; “Bottoms Up II: Burlesque Strikes Back” Back Again – It may seem like a May-December marriage but it works in Las Vegas where at 10 p.m. the Harmon Theatre revs up into the KRAVE Nightclub six nights a week catering to the alternative lifestyle. “Little Legends” Little People, Big Show is without a doubt the Biggest Little Show in Las Vegas. (Tickets) If you want to see Mini Britney sing and dance live come and see Terra Jole with her dancer Abdoul and Adam. Check out Terra’s web site at The San Antonio native began singing at age five. The upbeat Litter Person loves showbiz. Click to Read The Full Story …

New ‘Crazy Girl’ Jennifer Stowe Danced Since Age 3 – Ohio Native Has Bachelor’s Degree In Engineering But Prefers Showbiz – Jennifer Stowe moved to Las Vegas from Trenton a small town in Ohio growing up as an only child and moving on to getting her bachelor’s degree in engineering from Wright State University. Jennifer said, “I began dancing at age 3 and my father passed away when I was young. I was a cheerleader-dancer for the university basketball team. I did the same thing in high school too. I came to Las Vegas the day after I graduated at age 21 and drove here to be a showgirl. (Crazy Girls Tickets) Click to Read The Full Story …


Innovative Dining Group’s Sushi Roku Is Bringing Spooky Back – This Halloween, Sushi Roku offers some creative menu items for the frightening holiday. Guests can enjoy the Sushi Roku Jack O’lantern along with the scary scrumptious shot Okiku. Click to Read The Full Story …

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