Ring in the New Year in the Cheapest, Most Popular Destinations

December 19, 2014 on 2:07 pm | In Gaming Resorts, Golf Resorts, Hotels, Las Vegas | Comments Off

With New Year’s just around the corner, KAYAK has pulled together the most popular destinations to ring in 2015, as well as the destinations with the lowest average airfare.

Florida is once again a major hotspot for New Year’s, boasting three cities among the 10 most popular destinations.

There are also some major cities that travelers can zip over to for relatively cheap (some may surprise you).

Where should you spend New Year’s this holiday season?

Here are some suggestions, courtesy of KAYAK.

Most Popular Destinations this New Year’s

1. Orlando

Walt Disney World, Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Epcot Park and SeaWorld Orlando are consistently flocked to for New Year’s, and for good reason.

The theme parks put on tremendous fireworks shows and have enough entertainment to keep the wee ones captivated throughout the night and into the new year.

For the over-21 crowd, check out Orlando’s Wall Street Plaza this holiday season, a well known nightlife hub that sports renowned DJs and light shows.

The Church Street party features the “Orange Drop,” Orlando’s version of the NYC ball drop. There will also be a fireworks show and access to Church Street’s hotspots of Chillers, Big Belly Brewery and Latitudes.

2. Miami

Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowPeople party in Miami all year long, so it’s only natural that a city known for its nightlife would make the top 10 list for New Year’s.

There is plenty of music that will surely be playing throughout the city this New Year’s, as well as a variety of velvet-cordon events and festivities for all ages to keep people celebrating well after the ball drops.

Of course, not everyone is a party animal. If you want to take it easy this New Year’s with a loved one, Aventura Beach is a great spot for a picnic beneath fireworks.

3. New York City

New York City simply does the holidays right.

The Big Apple has long been a popular destination for New Year’s, and the light displays on the buildings throughout the city have to be seen to be believed.

Times Square is the epicenter of New Year’s in NYC, a once-in-a-lifetime experience that includes a 12,000-pound crystal ball and a 60-second fireworks show.

Another popular event is the NYRR Midnight Run, designed for those who take taking the next step in their lives seriously (if you catch my chilly drift). Plus, you can say you were literally traveling forward in your life right when 2015 began.

4. Las Vegas

It’s not exactly a surprise that Las Vegas is one of the top 10 New Year’s destinations this season.

If you want to party, Vegas is a natural choice, given its gambling, nightclubs, glitzy bars, shows and its ability to get guests drinking and dancing until the wee hours of the morning.

It’s also a great place to walk around and see the sights during New Year’s, as the Strip is closed to traffic for the night.

Add a riveting fireworks show that rivals some of the best in the country and you have yourself an ideal spot to ring in the new year.

5. Cancun

Cancun has become synonymous with the words “party” and “Mexico” throughout the years.

Not only is Cancun a popular destination for spring and summer break, but it’s also a warmer location for New Year’s.

For New Year’s in Cancun, it’s actually a tradition to stay up all night to watch the first sunrise of the New Year. And given the clear blue waters and stunning natural scenery in the area, there are certainly worse places in the world to do so.

If you want to ease into the New Year away from all the crowds, take in the scene from your hotel balcony. One tradition is to eat one grape and make a wish at each of the 12 strokes of midnight. Of course, you’ll want to cap it off with some champagne.

6. Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale’s Downtown Countdown has become a popular event throughout the years.

One of the largest New Year’s celebrations in the Southeast, the free street festival is a great place to spend New Year’s with the family. The 11-hour extravaganza features bounce houses, face painting, games, contests, live music, line dancing and more. It’s expected to draw 100,000 people this year from 4 p.m. to 3 a.m.

A riverboat tour is a great option for those wanting to spend their first hours of the new year out on the water with a small group of revelers.

7. Los Angeles

Whether you want to check out a rooftop party at a fancy restaurant, grab a ticket for the VIP Club Crawl for access to the hottest nightclubs or jump aboard the Queen Mary for a night of dinner and live music on the water, there is no shortage of things to do (and celebrate) in L.A. during New Year’s.

Just make sure you get downtown early. The last thing you want to do is be looking for parking in a traffic jam as the ball drops.

8. San Juan

San Juan, Puerto Rico is a great alternative to Miami for those who seek a hoppin’ nightlife without the hefty prices.

San Juan has a similar vibe as Miami, centered around stylish hotels (and beautiful people), but you can also stay at fine hotels like the Conrad San Juan Condado Plaza for a fraction of the cost of fancy hotels in Miami.

In fact, the Condado district in general is a great place to be during New Year’s in San Juan. Complete with live music, dancing and delicious spirits, it’s a popular spot to ring in the new year.

If you are looking for fireworks, Condado Beach and the Puerto Rico Convention Center have grand fireworks displays at midnight.

9. Denver

While Denver isn’t exactly a warm destination to spend New Year’s, there’s a reason why it continues to show up on top 10 lists for the holidays: There is something for everyone here.

Not only does Colorado sport some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the country, but Denver is also one of the most family-friendly destinations you’ll find.

KAYAK suggests taking a daytime trip to the Butterfly Pavilion. Beyond the butterflies, the kids will love the endless supply of bubble wrap and confetti.

At night, gather around the 16th Street Mall, where the over-21 crowd can sip on some of the finest microbrews in the nation while watching the fireworks.

10. Honolulu

It’s not very hard to sell Honolulu.

I mean, you have great weather, tropical scenery and a laid-back atmosphere that can make you feel at ease in an instant.

Many New Year’s revelers spend the night watching fireworks over popular Waikiki Beach. The Aloha Tower is also a well-known gathering spot, complete with live Polynesian music and island-inspired cocktails.

Beyond that, the numerous hotels and restaurants in Honolulu hold parties to kick off the new year, as well as fireworks shows.

It may be a good idea to stay up through the night if you end up in Honolulu for New Year’s. The sunrises are spectacular.

Least Expensive Destinations this New Year’s

While Chicago is rather cold in the winter, it’s a great city and a major worldwide tourist attraction. The fact that it is the least expensive top destination for New Year’s in terms of airfare is a bit of a surprise.

Las Vegas and Denver—No. 4 and No. 9 on KAYAK’s top 10 list, respectively—are also among the 10 cheapest destinations for New Year’s. Expect these destinations to be swarming with partiers as the ball drops.

1. Chicago ($290)

2. Atlanta ($325)

3. Washington D.C. ($327)

4. Dallas ($341)

5. Boston ($356)

6. Denver ($376)

7. Austin ($378)

8. New Orleans ($391)

9. Houston ($393)

10. Las Vegas ($401)

Read more travel news at www.TravelPulse.com

New Restaurant, Sid¹s Cafe, to Open at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino

December 18, 2014 on 2:29 pm | In Dine Drink, Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas | Comments Off

High-end cafe pays homage to owner David Siegel’s father, Sid Siegel

LAS VEGAS – – Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino announces the opening of Sid’s Cafe, named after owner, David Siegel’s father, Sid Siegel. The restaurant, offering a creative approach to homestyle cooking, is scheduled to open on Wednesday, December 17 at 5 p.m.

Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Sid’s Cafe is a 200-seat, eatery in the heart of the casino.

The restaurant is awash in elegance, offering large marble columns and rich tones of warm gold and brown, as it sits in what was once was the casino’s former High Limit room.

In addition to the ambience, Sid’s boasts attentive service and large plates of freshly prepared food. The restaurant’s slogan states that “we treat everyone like a high roller.”

“My father would come to Las Vegas twice a month from Florida and loved how he was always treated like a high roller,” said David Siegel, CEO of Westgate Resorts. “Everyone knew his name and catered to his every need which made him feel important.

At Sid’s, everyone will be treated with the same level of customer service that my father received.”

Menu options range from appetizers, salads, burgers, sandwiches, main plates and desserts. Chicken Lollipops, tender chicken lollipops deep-fried and tossed in your choice of sauces; The Best Chopped Italian Salad in Vegas, made with finely chopped greens mixed with sliced salami, diced turkey breast, and mozzarella cheese, tossed in a signature herb-mustard parmesan dressing; New York Reuben Burger, grilled tender sliced pastrami, crisp sauerkraut, sliced Swiss cheese, and thousand island dressing, all topped on a signature blend burger between two thick cut slices of Jewish rye; North Shore Lobster Roll, tender lobster tossed in just the right blend of spice and enough mayo, served on a butter toasted roll; Mom’s Meatloaf and Mashed, homemade meatloaf made with roasted peppers and onions. For dessert, guests have many options including a tribute to “The King” himself with The Elvis Sandwich, made with peanut butter, grape jelly, sliced bananas all battered and fried.

For more information or to book accommodations at the new Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, call toll free at (800) 732-7117 or log on to www.westgatelasvegasresort.com


The Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, a legendary world-class destination, offers a unique blend of amenities and excitement with all your favorite table games, hottest slots on the market, incredible restaurants, endless entertainment, more than 200,000 square feet of meeting space and the world’s largest race and sports SuperBook®. The Westgate Las Vegas provides a range of culinary adventures including exhibition-style Japanese cuisine at the world-famous Benihana, fine steaks at TJ’s Steakhouse, mouth-watering burgers at Burger Bistro, Pan-Asian dining at 888 Noodle Bar, authentic Japanese sushi at Teru Sushi, a traditional buffet that features tastes from around the world and more. The property boasts entertainment in the main theater, as well as a variety of on-going headliners and production shows in the Shimmer Cabaret. Its proximity to the Las Vegas Convention Center and its designation as a Monorail station (connecting it to the Las Vegas Strip) makes it the ideal hotel for conventions and visitors alike. For more information or to book accommodations, call toll free at (800) 732-7117 or log on to www.westgatelasvegasresort.com


December 18, 2014 on 2:19 pm | In Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas, Webbandstand | Comments Off

Las Vegas — Red Mercury Entertainment, owned by venture capitalist Darin Feinstein and former Caesars and AEG Live entertainment executive Carlos Reynoso, announced today that the company will bring two popular tribute shows, MJ LIVE, co-produced by Feinstein and Dick Feeney, and The Rat Pack is Back, produced by Feeney, from the Rio All-Suite & Hotel’s Crown Theatre closing February 22 and move them to the renowned Riviera Hotel & Casino.

Shows are scheduled to open Monday, March 2, and perform seven-nights-a-week in the 950-seat Versailles Theater, a historic Vegas showroom that has been closed for five years.

“It’s an exciting opportunity to be working with the iconic Riviera since last year contributing our expertise to broaden the property’s entertainment options and to help create new experiences for both locals and tourists in the entertainment capital of the world,” said Feinstein.

“We’re thrilled for MJ LIVE and The Rat Pack is Back to become a part of the Riviera’s entertainment lineup on the famed Las Vegas Strip,” said Feeney, a 40-year entertainment industry veteran who also owns the Flying Elvi skydiving team from Honeymoon in Vegas. “We’ve had a great two and a half year run at the Rio with much critical acclaim, so both of these popular and top-notch theatrical production tribute shows will continue to entertain thousands of visitors from around the world.”

MJ LIVE is the number one Michael Jackson tribute show in the world showcasing the energy, excitement, spectacle and pure joy of this legendary superstar and his music. Experience this awesome, critically-acclaimed stage production with its powerful sound, spectacular lighting and visual effects that takes you back to when the King of Pop ruled the charts — along with the Michael Jackson tribute artist’s spot-on breathtaking impersonations, performed by rotating impersonators Justin Dean, Jalles Franca and Tony Kouns. Sing along to many of Jackson’s biggest hits presented on all one stage, including “Bad,” “Billie Jean,” “Beat It,” “Dangerous,” “Smooth Criminal,” “Black & White,” “Thriller,” “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough,” and many more. MJ LIVE also includes a Jackson 5 segment (“I’ll Be There,” “I Want You Back”) complete with Afro wigs and costume design inspired by Soul Train. Feel the energy from the mega-talented team of dancers, the three-piece live band on stage, as MJ LIVE captures the spirit of the famed superstar.

Voted “Best Tribute Show” in the 2014 Best of Las Vegas Poll by the staff of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, The Rat Pack is Back features classic music and skits honoring the original bad boys of Las Vegas – Frank Sinatra, Joey Bishop, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Dean Martin. Relive the days when Las Vegas’s most famous entertainers put the town on the map with their music, comedy, style and pure cool. The stellar cast of Vegas entertainers, complimented by some of the finest musicians in the city from the nine-piece Lon Bronson Orchestra, share the smooth sounds of the legendary performers singing all the golden hits, including “My Way,” “That’s Amore,” “What Kind of Fool Am I,” “Luck Be a Lady,” “Mr. Bojangles,” and “New York New York,” along with many other great songs from the era.

The cast is played by actors who portray dual roles, including Frank Sinatra (Brian Duprey), Dean Martin (Drew Anthony), Sammy Davis, Jr. (Kyle Diamond) and Joey Bishop (Mark Cohen). The Rat Pack is Back is in its 16th year of performances all over the U.S. and is the only Las Vegas-based show with national touring companies and the recipient of an award from the Congress of the United States.

The Rat Pack is Back will be performed nightly at 6:30 p.m., beginning Monday, March 2. Guests must be 18 age or older. MJ Live will be performed nightly at 8:30 p.m. beginning Monday, March 2. Guests must be five years of age or older, and children age 12 and under are free with every paid adult ticket.

Tickets for both shows at Riviera opening March 2 will go on sale at a later date. For more information, visit www.MJLiveShow.com, www.RatPackIsBack.com or www.Ticketmaster.com

Casino Gaming Law Passes in Bermuda

December 18, 2014 on 11:42 am | In Beachbooker, Bermuda, Caribbean, Gaming Resorts | Comments Off

Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowThe “integrated” facilities — hotels and resorts featuring large casinos — have yet to arrive. Nevertheless, casino gaming is now legal in Bermuda. The country’s parliament approved legislation this past week to introduce casino gaming to the archipelago’s shores.

Establishing casino gaming in the territory has been a key initiative of Shawn Crockwell, Bermuda’s tourism minister. Crockwell first proposed resort-based casinos shortly after taking office in 2012, touting them as a means to reverse Bermuda’s lagging visitor arrivals. Bermuda faced a competitive disadvantage versus other warm-weather destinations which offered resort casinos, he said.

“In the past 30 years, Bermuda has moved from a tourism industry leader to an industry outsider,” said Crockwell in a December 12 ministerial briefing. “The Bermuda tourism sector has seen near zero compound annual growth in total visitation over the past three decades while during the same period global tourism has experienced exponential growth.”

Crockwell said the legislation, formally known as the Casino Gaming Act of 2014, “represents a significant and critical adjustment to our tourism product and to Bermuda as a destination.”

While he noted “There has been virtually no investment in new properties in Bermuda,” in decades, he said Bermuda “still has an opportunity to regain its position as a tourism industry leader” through “improved service levels and “new products which include new properties, amenities and entertainment activities.”

Resort-based casinos will also generate economic expansion and increase Bermuda’s tax revenues, Crockwell said.

“By no means is the introduction of casino gaming the panacea to revitalize our tourism industry,” he added. “But it can certainly be a catalyst for jobs and aid the recovery of tourism,” he said.

“By no means is the introduction of casino gaming the panacea to revitalize our tourism industry… But it can certainly be a catalyst for jobs and aid the recovery of tourism.” – Shawn Crockwell, Bermuda tourism minister

Crockwell said public opinion in Bermuda favors casino/hotel development. The minister held tree public forums at which he discussed casino during 2014, but later rescinded an earlier promise to sponsor a public referendum on the issue.

Some Bermuda officials and citizens oppose casino gaming in the destination on economic as well as moral and religious grounds.

Wayne Furbert, a current parliament member and Crockwell’s predecessor as tourism minister, told a Bermuda newspaper that passage of the legislation created one of the “saddest days of my career in politics” and predicted the casinos could attract “pole dancers and prostitution.”

“The Bill seeks to put in place a legislative and regulatory framework that will help provide an environment where the integrated resorts can succeed,” countered Crockwell.

He said the legislation will also seek “to mitigate the potential negative consequences of the casinos on our society.”

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“The Grinch” and other holiday-themed cocktails at 17°South inside Tahiti Village‏

December 17, 2014 on 2:54 pm | In Dine Drink, Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas | Comments Off

Las Vegas locals who use the phrase “Tahiti Holiday” will receive 50% off all holiday cocktails

17° South Egg Nog, “The Grinch,” the 17°South Old Fashion and others offered throughout holiday season

LAS VEGAS -– Celebrate the holiday season in a Tahitian paradise with 17° South’s festive new specialty holiday cocktail menu at Tahiti Village. Including six specialty cocktails and unique twists on holiday classics, the 17° South holiday cocktail menu is and offered daily until Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. All cocktails are available for $9 per drink and guests must be 21 years or older. Las Vegas locals who use the phrase “Tahiti Holiday” will receive 50% off all holiday cocktails.

The new 17° South holiday cocktail menu includes:

· 17° South Egg Nog

1oz. Brandy

1 oz. Captain Morgan Spiced Rum

Grand Marnier Float

· The Grinch

1.25 oz. of melon liqueur

.25 oz. Vodka

.25 oz. lemon juice

Splash of Simple Syrup

Garnished with a maraschino cherry

· Christmas Punch

1.25 oz. Rum

Simple Syrup

Cranberry juice

Lemon juice

Garnished with cherries, an orange slice, a lemon slice and chunks of pineapple

Finished with a splash of lemon lime soda

· 17° South Champagne Cocktail

5 oz. Champagne

1.25 oz. Bombay Gin

Splash of cranberry juice

Garnished with a lemon twist

· 17° South New Year’s Martini

1.25 oz. Raspberry vodka

Pomegranate liquor

Garnished with a lemon twist

· 17° South Holiday Old Fashion

Knob Creek Bourbon

Muddle cherries and oranges

Simple Syrup

Angostura Orange Bitters

Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowLocated in the floor-to-ceiling windowed eastern corner of the main lobby of Tahiti Village, 17° South offers a gorgeous outside deck (complete with televisions so you will not miss your favorite game) along with spectacular views of the immense main pool and lushly landscaped courtyard. 17° South’s new design and décor is welcoming and relaxing and also includes table top gaming and two slot machines if that is more your gaming style. The restaurant/bar seats 80 indoors and another 30 on the outdoor deck.

The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily and the bar is open from 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. daily. A daily happy hour for non-Las Vegas residents is available Monday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 17° South will operate from noon to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 24 and Thursday, Dec. 25. For more information, please visit www.17SouthBar.com. Find 17° South on Facebook and Twitter.

About Somerpointe Resorts

Somerpointe Resorts is a leading developer of vacation ownership with twelve resorts in its network including Club De Soleil, Tahiti and Tahiti Village, its flagship. Headquartered in Las Vegas, NV, the Somerpointe Resorts portfolio encompasses more than 100,000 owners and 2,000 guestrooms in some of the world’s most desirable locations including Las Vegas, Hawaii and Orlando. For more information, please visit www.somerpointeresorts.com

About Tahiti Village

Escape to the sights and sounds sun-kissed shores of a luxury Tahitian paradise, right on the Las Vegas Strip! Tahiti Village Vacation Club is 20 acres of pure pleasure that excites the senses and rejuvenates the soul. Tahiti Village amenities include a resort-style swimming pool with 24-hour hot tub, full-service tiki bars, a lazy river waterway stretching 1/8 mile, full-service Mahana Spa, state-of-the-art exercise rooms, retail shop, casual dining and in-room massages. For more information, please visit www.tahitivillage.com

The Riviera Hotel & Casino welcomes 2015 with free performance by George Bugatti‏

December 17, 2014 on 2:25 pm | In Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas | Comments Off

Singer, songwriter and celebrated pianist George Bugatti to ring in the New Year

with free performance inside Le Bistro Lounge

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

TWEET: Ring in 2015 w/ a free performance from singer, songwriter and celebrated pianist George Bugatti at @RivieraLasVegas. www.rivierahotel.com

LAS VEGAS – December 15, 2014 – The renowned Riviera Hotel & Casino is proud to usher in 2015 with a free performance from singer, songwriter and celebrated pianist George Bugatti. Held inside the intimate Le Bistro Lounge located in the heart of the casino floor, Bugatti’s performance will take place from 11:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 31, 2014.

Discovered by the legendary Steve Allen while performing at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, George Bugatti was born in Brooklyn, NY, where he honed his skills as a classical pianist at both the prestigious High School of Performing Arts and The Juilliard School. After studying under the legendary acting coach Stella Adler at New York University, he released his debut album Oh, What a Night For Love and made his concert debut in Los Angeles alongside Tony Bennett. Following a move to Las Vegas, Bugatti released his sophomore album Bugatti Live on the Strip and followed with A Night for Romance, which was produced by “American Idol’s” Executive Music Producer Nigel Wright. The critically-acclaimed album features the single “Two Shots of Happy,” which was given to Bugatti by U2 front-man Bono after Frank Sinatra, whom the song was originally written for, passed away.

Recently, Bugatti performed as music supervisor for the film documentary and Off-Broadway hit show “Surviving Mommie Dearest,” staring Christiana Crawford, daughter of Joan Crawford and author of “Mommie Dearest.”

George Bugatti will perform Wednesday, December 31, 2014 from 11:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. at the Le Bistro Lounge inside the renowned Riviera Hotel & Casino. No cover charge and guests must be 21 years or older. For more information, please visit www.RivieraHotel.com or www.georgebugatti.com. Find Riviera Hotel & Casino on Facebook and follow on Twitter.


Celebrating more than 55 years of non-stop entertainment, the Riviera Hotel & Casino is one of the most iconic casino and hotel destinations in Las Vegas. With more than 2,000 hotel rooms and 140,000 square feet of convention space, the Riviera brings a rich tradition of quality, service and hospitality excellence. Located on the north end of Las Vegas Boulevard, the Riviera features more than 100,000 square feet of casino space with all of the latest games along with award-winning entertainment and a variety of dining options. For more information on the Riviera’s amenities, visit www.RivieraHotel.com. Find Riviera Hotel & Casino on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

Webbandstand for Concerts and Performing Arts

House of Blues parties through the decades leading up to New Year’s Eve events‏

December 17, 2014 on 2:23 pm | In Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas | Comments Off

Graceland Ninjaz return and Crossroads celebrates the decades

LAS VEGAS – – Below, please find New Year’s Eve entertainment from House of Blues Las Vegas. Dining information for Crossroads and Foundation Room has already been released, if in need of more details, please contact Alsisa@prpluslv.com.

House of Blues Las Vegas Music Hall:

Wednesday, Dec. 31

Glitterati Gala Party Featuring: Graceland Ninjaz (The King of party bands) with special guests Roxy Gunn Project

7 p.m. doors
8 p.m. show
$15 plus tax and fees

House of Blues Las Vegas Crossroads:

Party through the decades with the “NYE Golden Ticket Challenge” – each night beginning Dec. 26, party goers will receive a raffle ticket for each show they attend at Crossroads Dec. 26-31, 2014. Purchasing food and beverage specials will earn guests additional raffle tickets. At the end of each night, House of Blues will select five winners to receive Golden Tickets. Each Golden Ticket is good for a House of Blues NYE holiday fun pack with goodies and prizes to help ring in 2015! There is no cover for the Crossroads shows. All ages. Food and drink specials available.

Friday, Dec. 26
Get pumped with the crazy antics of Spazmatics – 9 p.m. – midnight
Saturday, Dec. 27
Unleash your inner rocker with Rock Star Karaoke – 9 p.m. – midnight
Sunday, Dec. 28
Get the ’70s groove on with Doublewide – 9 p.m. – midnight
Monday, Dec. 29
Totally far out night is ahead with M80S – 9 p.m. – midnight
Tuesday, Dec. 30
The ’90s tunes will flow with local favorites Hal Savar Band – 9 p.m. – midnight
Wednesday, Dec. 31- New Year’s Eve
Looped with Phil Stendeck – 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Total Request Live – 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Guests can visit: www.houseofblues.com/LasVegas or call: 702-632-7600 for more information on upcoming events, offers or updates.

About The House Of Blues

With 38 owned/operated clubs and theaters, The House of Blues Entertainment portfolio, a division of LiveNation, is wide-ranging including the legendary Fillmores and the intimate House of Blues clubs throughout the United States. House of Blues Entertainment is the country’s pre-eminent live music venue collection featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting technology in one-of-a-kind custom designed environments aimed to bring fans and artists together in unparalleled musical environments

Webbandstand for Concerts and Performing Arts


December 17, 2014 on 2:19 pm | In Dine Drink, Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas | Comments Off

LAS VEGAS – TREVI Italian Restaurant, located at the heart of The Forum Shops at Caesars, will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a specialty ‘That’s Amore’ couples’ menu along with a festive themed cocktail available exclusively on Saturday, Feb. 14.

Priced at $70 per couple, Executive Chef Peter Scaturro’s three-course menu will begin with the choice of a traditional Caesar salad, made with chopped romaine tossed in a homemade Caesar dressing and topped with shaved Parmesan and croutons; or fresh field greens mixed with tomatoes and crisp Italian crostini tossed in homemade balsamic vinaigrette.

Available entrées will include: classic lasagna made with a hearty meat sauce, ricotta and mozzarella; penne diavolo served with grilled chicken, mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes tossed in a spicy tomato cream sauce; or fettuccine al pesto con gamberi tossed with sautéed shrimp, sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts and basil in a pesto cream sauce.

TREVI’s signature spaghetti ice may be shared for dessert. The unique gelato presentation is made from vanilla and chocolate flavors topped with a sweet strawberry sauce and shaved white chocolate to mimic the classic Italian pasta dish.

Guests will also have the option to pair the ‘That’s Amore’ meal with a bottle of Dark Horse Wine, available for an additional $30, or sip on the Love Potion No. 9 cocktail for $9 each. The martini is a blend of Sobieski Citron, Raspberry Torani, sweet and sour and pomegranate juice, shaken, chilled and served with a slice of lemon.


TREVI is located at the heart of The Forum Shops at Caesars next to the ‘Fountain of the Gods.’ TREVI has been voted “Best of Las Vegas” for Italian cuisine by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The restaurant offers classic and contemporary Italian fare, a gelato bar featuring fresh gelato made daily and a dynamic atmosphere. Through a recent acquisition by Landry’s Inc., TREVI has introduced an entirely new menu by executive chef, Peter Scaturro, new cocktails and more to showcase the stunning restaurant. The laid-back restaurant and bar is open daily for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. until midnight on Friday and Saturday. More information and reservations are available on TREVI’s website or by calling 702.735.4663. Follow TREVI on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @TREVILV.


Landry’s, Inc. is a national, diversified restaurant, hospitality and entertainment company principally engaged in the ownership and operation of high end and casual dining restaurants, primarily under the names of Landry’s Seafood House, Rainforest Cafe, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant, Chart House, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Claim Jumper and Saltgrass Steak House as well as a fine dining signature group of restaurants: Mastro’s Restaurants, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Vic & Anthony’s, Oceanaire, Grotto, Willie G’s and others. The Company is also engaged in the ownership and operation of gaming, hospitality and entertainment businesses, including the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casinos in Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nevada, Atlantic City and Biloxi, the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, the Kemah Boardwalk, the San Luis Resort Complex, and the Downtown Aquariums in Denver and Houston. Landry’s, Inc. and Tilman Fertitta’s affiliated companies generated approximately $3 billion in revenues in 2013.


December 15, 2014 on 3:35 pm | In Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas, Night Clubs | Comments Off

LAS VEGAS – Cabo Wabo Cantina inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood will host action-packed viewing parties for upcoming headliner Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fights.

The Strip-side party destination will serve as an ultimate fighting headquarters for UFC 182 on Saturday, Jan. 3; UFC 183 on Saturday, Jan. 31; and UFC 184 on Saturday, Feb. 28. The championship bouts will be shown in Cabo Wabo’s exclusive new upstairs lounge, The Loft, on a number of flat-panel big-screen TVs, including a 184-inch video grid, a 180-inch projection screen and two 80-inch high-definition TVs. For an admission fee of $25 per person, guests will take in the pay-per-view fights while enjoying panoramic views of the Strip, beer bucket specials, signature cocktails and a full list of menu items available for purchase.

UFC 182 – Light Heavyweight Title Fight

Jon “Bones” Jones vs. Daniel “DC” Cormier

Time: Doors open at 6 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Jan. 3

Location: Las Vegas

UFC 183 – 5 Round Middleweight Bout

Anderson “The Spider” Silva vs. Nick Diaz

Time: Doors open at 6 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Jan. 31

Location: Las Vegas

UFC 184 – Middleweight Title Fight

Chris Weidman vs. Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort

Time: Doors open at 6 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 28

Location: Los Angeles

Cabo Wabo will also feature complimentary admission and drink specials during every UFC Fight Night event shown on FOX. Fans will enjoy $21 Budweiser beer buckets along with an array of specialty cocktails made with Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum while watching the fight on 20 high-definition TVs throughout the cantina. Upcoming UFC Fight Night matches on FOX or FOX Sports 1 include:

Conor “The Notorious” McGregor vs. Dennis Siver

Time: Doors open at 6 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Jan. 18

Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson vs. Anthony “Rumble” Johnson

Time: Doors open at 6 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Jan. 24

Matt “The Immortal” Brown vs. Tarec “Sponge” Saffiedine

Time: Doors open at 6 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 14

About Cabo Wabo Cantina:

Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowSammy Hagar’s hard rockin’ dining and live music venue combines the laid-back beach-town vibe of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, with the excitement of the Las Vegas Strip.

Blending coastal Mexican and Tex Mex cuisine, the menu offers a tantalizing mix of flavorful food, killer margaritas and an awesome venue where it is never uncommon to catch the Red Rocker himself jamming out with a live set on stage. Cabo Wabo Cantina opens daily at 8 a.m. More information about Cabo Wabo Cantina is available at www.cabowabocantina.com, by calling 702.385.2226, by following Cabo Wabo on Twitter and liking Cabo Wabo on Facebook. For more information about Hagar and his famous Cabo Wabo Tequila, guests may visit www.redrocker.com and www.cabowabo.com.

About Miracle Mile Shops:

Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is a 1.2 mile retail/entertainment complex at the heart of the famed Las Vegas Strip featuring 170 specialty stores, 15 restaurants and three live entertainment venues. The center is home to H&M; Sugar Factory, the sweet shop adored by Hollywood’s hottest celebrities; American clothing line and complete lifestyle brand Original Penguin; Chicago popcorn legend Garrett Popcorn Shops, opening in September 2012; GUESS; Urban Outfitters; True Religion Brand Jeans; 15,000-square-foot bar and restaurant Cabo Wabo® Cantina; Las Vegas’ very own Sin City Brewing Co.; Club Tattoo, featuring some of the best tattoo artists and body piercers in the nation; the first House of Hoops by Foot Locker in the city; as well as a multi-million dollar fountain show. Miracle Mile Shops is owned by David Edelstein and Aby Rosen, in conjunction with leasing and marketing consultant Robert K. Futterman & Associates LLC.

Miracle Mile Shops is open 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and 10 a.m. – midnight Friday – Saturday. For more information, call (888) 800-8284 or visit www.miraclemileshopslv.com. Keep up with the latest Miracle Mile Shops news via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.


Pick the Pros closing out the 2014 season with four $50,000 paydays‏

December 15, 2014 on 3:32 pm | In Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas | Comments Off

LAS VEGAS—Las Vegas’ longest-running football contest, Pick the Pros, is closing out the football season with the largest weekly prizes in the competition’s history – a $50,000 grand prize, awarded weekly to the winners of the last four weeks in the contest.

A lucky Las Vegas resident was the first lucky winner, taking home a $50,000 payday for a perfect 15-0 performance in Week 14.

“Pick the Pros has long been Las Vegas’s favorite free football contest,” said Bob Scucci, Director of Race and Sports Book Operations for Boyd Gaming. “To say thank you to Las Vegas locals, we’re excited to give them a shot at the biggest weekly prizes in Pick the Pros history.”

Beginning at 5 p.m. each Tuesday, players can swipe their B Connected card at any B Connected kiosk at the Orleans, Sam’s Town, Suncoast, Gold Coast, Fremont, Main Street Station or the California to make their picks. The player with the most correct straight-up picks during the weekend’s slate of professional football games will take home a $50,000 grand prize through the week of December 28. (In the event of a tie, first place finishers will split the grand prize.)

Pick the Pros starts a new competition every week, so even first-time players are eligible for a shot at the $50,000 grand prizes during the final weeks of football season.

“Since Pick the Pros is a free contest, players have no risk and all reward,” said Scucci. “It’s free and easy to play, and even late season players have the opportunity to win big.”

About Boyd Gaming
Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, New Jersey, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com . Boyd Gaming and Orleans press releases are available at www.boydgaming.mediaroom.com

Boyd Gaming
Samantha Roper // 702.792.7353 // samantharoper@boydgaming.com

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