Book a Winter Getaway at Conrad Macao and Save 35%‏

October 31, 2014 on 5:14 pm | In Asia, China, Gaming Resorts | Comments Off




MACAO – 16 October 2014 – This winter, the multi-award winning Conrad Macao, Cotai Central hotel is offering savings of up to 35% for luxury getaways that are booked before 22 December 2014 for stays valid until 19 February 2015*. Book a Winter Getaway online and receive complimentary Wi-Fi and a 2pm late checkout (subject to availability).

Conrad Macao is a luxury hotel offering 636 guestrooms and Suites in a 40-storey tower overlooking the Cotai Strip and is also part of an innovative fully integrated resort city. The hotel is at the centre point of a diverse range of products, offerings, experiences and events on the Cotai Strip with direct access to Sands® Cotai Central’s world-class restaurants, entertainment and more than 100 luxury and lifestyle retail shops.

Guests can indulge in some festive season retail therapy, workout in the Health Club or just relax and enjoy pampering spa treatments at Bodhi Spa. When it comes to dining, there is a wide choice of international and Asian cuisines to choose from including Dynasty 8 restaurant offering traditional Chinese fare from the eight dynasties; or international and Asian buffets at Grand Orbit

Conrad’s Concierge App also makes it easy for guests to plan ahead for their upcoming stay, whether it be making dinner reservations or just reserving your favourite pillow. Hilton HHonors® guests will also earn points when they stay at Conrad Macao.

For more information or to make a reservation to stay at this award-winning hotel visit Conrad Macao Cotai Central or follow us on Facebook for all the latest hotel news.



If only Daniel Boulud planned your Thanksgiving feast…oh wait, he did…‏

October 30, 2014 on 11:38 am | In Dine Drink, Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas | Comments Off



Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowThe prix fixe menu boasts the taste of the holidays from famed chef Daniel Boulud

LAS VEGAS –– As with every dish he touches, Chef Daniel Boulud of db Brasserie at The Venetian Las Vegas, leaves his signature French flair and never disappoints. These Thanksgiving creations have the perfect special touches to elevate your holiday dining experience.

The three course Thanksgiving Prix Fixe Menu is $48 per person and is available Thursday, Nov. 27 from 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Reservations are recommended 702-430-1235.

Appetizer (Choice Of):

Fall Squash Soup – Crème fraîche, celery salad, pomegranate OR
Heirloom Beet Salad –Herb goat cheese, pistachio, black quinoa, sherry vinegar

Entree:

Turkey Dinner – Buttermilk poached breast, foie gras stuffed leg, Yukon pomme puree, apple-chestnut stuffing, cranberry compote, giblet gravy

Dessert (Choice Of):

Candied Pecan Tart – Spiced chantilly
Pumpkin Pie –Vanilla bean gelato
Baked Apple Tian – Caramelized apple, crème fraiche chantilly, cranberry gelée, green apple sorbet

In addition to the prix fixe dinner, additional items such as the Tarte Flambée, Gougères with Truffle Mornay, Charcuterie Board and Salmon Rillettes will be available a la carte.

ABOUT DB BRASSERIE:

db Brasserie, from acclaimed chef Daniel Boulud, features a selection of brasserie favorites with Boulud’s signature French-American flair. With a menu created in collaboration with Executive Chef David Middleton, flavors from around the globe give an inspired and unique flavor to dishes with a menu that changes seasonally. The spacious restaurant seats 280 diners, including two private dining rooms, as well as a casual bar and lounge. Designed by Jeffrey Beers International (JBI), the group took inspiration from classic brasseries in France to create a welcoming and convivial atmosphere.

Located at the start of Restaurant Row, just off the casino floor, db Brasserie is accessible from both The Venetian and The Palazzo, with easy access from The Palazzo parking garage.

db Brasserie is open 7 days a week for lunch, happy hour and dinner beginning at 11:30 a.m. and weekend brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Reservations are recommended 702-430-1235.

Follow db Brasserie on Twitter and Instagram at @dbBrasserie.


Boyd Gaming kicks off the holiday season in November with dining specials

October 30, 2014 on 11:34 am | In Dine Drink, Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas, Webbandstand | Comments Off



LAS VEGAS – Celebrate November at Boyd Gaming properties in Nevada with great dining specials and exciting gaming promotions all month long.

Valleywide Promotions:

Boyd Gaming wishes to thank our veterans and active duty military personnel this Veterans Day by inviting them to dine for free all day at French Market Buffet at the Orleans, Ports O’ Call Buffet at Gold Coast, St. Tropez Buffet at Suncoast and Firelight Buffet at Sam’s Town Las Vegas. Just show a military ID or DD-214 and B Connected Card to enjoy a free breakfast, lunch or dinner buffet on Tuesday, November 11.

Take home up to $40,000 in the Avalanche of Cash Drawings in November at The Orleans, Gold Coast, Suncoast and Sam’s Town. Guests can earn entries by playing their favorite slots and table games and earning points with their B Connected card from Sunday, November 2 until Saturday, November 29. The progressive top drawing prize ranges from $5,000 up to $40,000. Saturday drawings will be held twice nightly on November 8, 15, 22 and 29 at all four properties. For complete rules, see the B Connected desk at participating properties. .

THE ORLEANS HOTEL & CASINO
4500 West Tropicana Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89103
702.365.7111
www.orleanscasino.com

French Market Buffet will present special buffet items from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving (November 27). Enjoy cider-glazed turkey, honey-baked Virginia ham, encrusted New York sirloin, rotisserie chicken, center-cut pork chops and trout almandine, along with other holiday staples and buffet favorites. $14.99 with B Connected card ($19.99 without).

Canal Street will offer two Thanksgiving prix fixe menu options from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Start with a crab-stuffed endive with blood orange and truffle oil, then choose either a roasted pumpkin bisque or winter harvest salad. Entrée selections include a holiday turkey feast for $26 or short rib and rosemary shrimp for $24. Finish with pumpkin cheese cake torte for dessert. The regular menu will also be served.

Prime Rib Loft will offer two Thanksgiving prix fixe menu options from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Start with white bean and kalamata olive bruschetta, then select a Loft salad or butternut squash soup. Entrée selections include traditional turkey dinner for $26 or filet mignon and jumbo crab-stuffed shrimp for $32. Finish the meal with pumpkin pie. The regular menu will also be served.

Big Al’s Oyster Bar will serve a three-course Thanksgiving menu item from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Start with a cup of Boston or Manhattan clam chowder; enjoy Big Al’s Seafood Boil as your entrée and finish with pumpkin pie for dessert. Get it for $21. The regular menu will also be served.

Courtyard Café will serve a traditional turkey dinner, holiday baked ham dinner or crab-stuffed rainbow trout dinner for $12.99. Each includes a soup or salad and dessert. The regular menu will also be served.

GOLD COAST HOTEL AND CASINO
4000 West Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89103
702.367.7111
www.goldcoastcasino.com

Monday Senior Bonus Days are more fun for guests 50 and over! Earn 10x points on reels and 5x points on video poker; a free entry into the weekly $2,500 Video Poker Tournament (held 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays); and play bingo with a free Bingo blue pack! Must be a B Connected member to get these great deals. Come back on Wednesday to enjoy the perks of being Young at Heart at Boyd Gaming properties across the Las Vegas Valley.

Thanksgiving is the day to play Bingo with the $500 Gobble Ball! Win on anything ending with “1” in all sessions and get a $500 bonus on top of the regular game prize payout.

Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowCortez Room will offer a prix fixe two-course Thanksgiving menu from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Start with harvest winter soup, pumpkin bisque or holiday salad; enjoy a roasted turkey dinner for $27 or pan-seared lamb chops for $38. Add on a special seasonal dessert of classic apple or pumpkin pie for $7 or brown sugar-glazed pumpkin crème brule for $9. The regular menu will also be served.

SUNCOAST HOTEL AND CASINO
9090 Alta Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89145
702.636.7111
www.suncoastcasino.com

The $38,000 Bingo Weekend means you win big at Suncoast Bingo on Saturday, November 8 and Sunday, November 9! Enjoy double and triple pay at the 7 p.m. session. Four lucky winners will take home $1,000 for a coverall – guaranteed! At the 9 p.m. session, 15 players will take home $1,000 if they are playing on a $15 pack.

Cash Time $20,000 Video Reel Slot Tournaments will be held every Tuesday in November from noon to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Win up to $1,500 per session with 15 winners each day. Get entries with points earned on slot or video poker, then swipe at a kiosk to get your entry ticket.

St. Tropez Buffet is offering an unlimited lunch buffet in November for only $7.99 on Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy all your favorite delicious items for a low prize. $7.99 for B Connected members; price without B Connected Card is $12.99.

The $15,000 Table Games Electronics Drawing will be held every Friday in November at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Start earning entries on Sunday, November 2 by playing your favorite table games and collecting stamps on your drawing ticket. Forty winners will take home a 50” TV, Best Buy® Gift Card, Microsoft Surface™ tablet or $300 in cash.

Café Siena will offer special Thanksgiving entrée choices of roast turkey with apple-pecan cornbread dressing, baked ham with peach glaze and sautéed rainbow trout. Each dish comes accompanied with potatoes and vegetables and a choice of dessert: pumpkin pie, pecan pie or apple pie. Get all this for $14.99.

SC Prime will offer a Thanksgiving Day prix fixe menu, starting with chicken and sweet potato chowder or Boston Bibb lettuce wedge; entrees include traditional roast turkey for $28.95, grilled Alaskan salmon for $29.95 or smoked pork loin medallions for $28.95. Finish the meal with either pumpkin cheesecake or an apple tart.

SAM’S TOWN HOTEL & GAMBLING HALL
5111 Boulder Highway
Las Vegas, NV 89122
702.456.7777
www.samstownlv.com

Sam’s Town is the Locals Place to Play with 20x points on “Buffalo” machines, 11x points on slots and 7x points on video poker on Fridays and Sundays in November. Additionally, every Tuesday, 500 local Sam’s Town guests will win a free buffet. Swipe at a kiosk on Tuesdays to reveal your prize.

Earn Free Slot Dollars on Thursdays through Sundays in November. Play your favorite machines and earn bonus Slot Dollars for use the following day. For every 500 base points earned, receive $5 in bonus Slot Dollars – up to $50 per day.

At Willy & Jose’s Mexican Cantina, enjoy the November margarita of the month: the Cranberry Margarita. This tart and tasty drink features EXODO Lime tequila, fresh cranberries and orange liqueur. Get it for only $7 during the month of November.

Enjoy a traditional holiday dinner on Thanksgiving at both Billy Bob’s Steakhouse and Willy & Jose’s for only $20. From 3 p.m. to closing, get tender roast turkey with gravy and cranberry sauce, including side dish choices of oyster dressing, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, chateau potatoes, fresh asparagus, vegetables or Brussel sprouts. Meal includes soup or salad to start and pie for dessert. Get it for $20.

CALIFORNIA HOTEL AND CASINO
12 East Ogden Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89101
702.385.1222
www.thecal.com

Market Street Café will serve traditional roast turkey or ham steak with fruit sauce dinner on Thanksgiving for $11.99.

Redwood Bar and Grill will serve a Thanksgiving prix fixe menu option for $25, which includes entrée choices of roast turkey, baked ham or pan-seared sea bass, all accompanied with sides and dessert.

MAIN STREET STATION CASINO BREWERY HOTEL
200 North Main Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
702.387.1896
www.mainstreetcasino.com

Garden Court Buffet will serve all your Thanksgiving favorites with Garden Court classics like oxtail stew from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. $15.99 with B Connected card, $17.99 without.

Triple 7 will serve a traditional roast turkey or baked ham dinner with all the trimmings and dessert for $12.99.

FREMONT HOTEL AND CASINO
200 Fremont Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
702.385.3232
www.fremontcasino.com

Paradise Café will serve Thanksgiving entrees roast turkey, salmon Florentine or roasted lamb chops, all for $13.99.

Paradise Buffet will serve a special Thanksgiving buffet with holiday favorites and buffet staples from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. for $13.99 with a B Connected Card ($14.99 without). Special dishes include Cornish game hen coq au vin, lamb chops Seville and roasted pork loin.

Second Street Grill will offer a prix fixe three-course Thanksgiving meal of herb-roasted turkey with all the fixings for $27 or herb-crusted prime rib for $29. Both dishes include choice of soup or salad and a chef’s special dessert.


Bill Engvall Brings His Comedy Routine to Treasure Island During the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo – December 5 and 12‏

October 30, 2014 on 11:31 am | In comedy, Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas, Webbandstand | Comments Off



Las Vegas—Following a successful engagement in October, Bill Engvall brings his trademark comedy back to the Treasure Island Theatre December 5 and 12, each evening at 9 p.m. during Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) week.

Engvall was one of the finalists on the popular fan-voted ABC show “Dancing With the Stars” with partner Emma Slater last year. He formerly hosted “Country Fried Home Videos” on CMT and “Lingo” on the Game Show Network; starred in and served as executive producer for “The Bill Engvall Show” on TBS; and provided the voice to one of the four main characters on CMT’s first-ever animated project, “Bounty Hunters.”

He was a member of the “Blue Collar Comedy” troupe and has starred in “Blue Collar TV,” “Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie,” “Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again” and “Blue Collar Comedy Tour: One for the Road” alongside fellow comedians Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy and Ron White.

Engvall and fellow comedian Gary Brightwell are daily hosts of “Off the Cuff with Bill Engvall” on Sirius/XM’s Blue Collar Radio.

Earlier this year, he released his eleventh comedy album, “Ultimate Laughs,” and completed filming of the television movie “Do It Yourself.”

Engvall earned a career break-through when he earned the title of Best Male Stand-up Comedian at the 1992 American Comedy Awards. His first album, “Here’s Your Sign,” reached No. 5 on the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums list in 1997.

Tickets are available starting at $59.95, plus taxes and service charges, and can be purchased by calling 866-712-9308 or 702-894-7722, or visiting www.treasureisland.com

About Treasure Island

Treasure Island on the Las Vegas Strip is a privately owned hotel and casino and stands alone as the only major Strip property to claim that unique market position. Boasting nearly 3,000 guest rooms, Treasure Island is a world-class destination for headline entertainment and Mystère, the classic Cirque du Soleil performance that combines the powerful athleticism, high-energy acrobatics and inspiring imagery that have become the company’s hallmark. Upscale and casual dining choices, hip nightspots and indulgent spa and shopping experiences further complement the one-of-a-kind Treasure Island guest experience. For information visit www.treasureisland.com , https://www.facebook.com/TIvegas  or follow the property on Twitter @TIVegas.


Vegas food and beverage entertainment gift guide

October 30, 2014 on 9:51 am | In Dine Drink, Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas, Webbandstand | Comments Off



FOOD & BEVERAGE

· Gift cards at some of the newest restaurants in town make for a great “dine around” gift –

Whether you spice up the holidays with a Mercadito gift card for loved ones to enjoy the signature guacamole, ceviches, award-winning tacos and more (available in denominations $25 – 400 and sold online at www.MercaditoHospitality.com ) or give them a little French flair at db Brasserie – a gift card to db goes great with a copy of one of Chef Daniel Boulud’s books. Purchase the book Sat. Nov 15 between 3-6 p.m. and Chef Boulud will be onsite to sign!

· Tired of stale fruitcake? Who isn’t?! Gimme Some Sugar Bake Shoppe in Henderson features a fresh, seasonal menu of desserts including cakes, cheesecakes, cake pops, cupcakes, cookies, tarts, and an assortment of their oversized signature macarons in sweet and savory fun flavors. Select vegan and gluten free items are also available daily. Stop by to pick up treats to go or stay and pair your dessert with their tasty selection of champagne, specialty wines and craft beers in addition to coffees, teas and sipping chocolate. Special orders and gift cards are also available.

· Hash House A Go Go brings farm-fresh food with a funky, modern twist to food lovers. The well-known restaurant is famous for its unusual décor and enormous portions. In addition to placing 8th overall in the World Food Championships “Best Burger” category in 2013, the restaurant has garnered dozens of local and national accolades and has been featured on the Food Network, “Martha Stewart,” “Rachael Ray” and most recently, the popular Travel Channel program, “Man v. Food.”

· Elizabeth Blau & Kim Canteenwalla dine around! Not familiar with the culinary power duo?! They are the minds behind so many fantastic restaurants in town including the west side’s Honey Salt, newly opened Made L.V. and with their partner Buddy “the Cake Boss” Valastro’s Buddy V’s Ristorante at the Venetian. Enjoy this talented groups grub with a gift card to each restaurant.

ENTERTAINMENT

· Terry Fator has been entertaining the city and its visitors for more than five years at The Mirage and for fans, a copy of Fator’s new DVD “Terry Fator: Live in Concert” features his 2012 version of the Las Vegas show and makes a great gift. Pair it with tickets to the show for an even bigger impact!

· Four-time GRAMMY Award®-winning R&B vocal group Boyz II Men has extended its residency at The Mirage Hotel & Casino into 2015. The trio continues to perform in the Terry Fator Theatre on select dates in 2015. Tickets for performances scheduled January through May are available now at www.mirage.com. Pick up their latest studio album release, Collide, available now. Guys, this makes a great gift for that special lady in your life!

· The amazing Carlos Santana has announced dates for his intimate House of Blues residency through May 2015. The guitar great also just realized a memoir “The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light” which makes a great accompanying gifts with tickets to the live performance.

· For the family friendly! Dedicated to thrilling audiences with spectacular illusions while increasing awareness for preserving wildlife and the environment, master magician Dirk Arthur stars in a new show at the Starlite Theatre inside the Riviera Hotel & Casino, Dirk Arthur’s Wild Illusions! In this fast-paced show, breathtaking big cat magic is interwoven with comedy, beautiful dancers and large-scale effects. Dirk Arthur’s Wild Illusions! is set to open on Monday, Dec. 1 and will run Saturday through Thursday at 7 p.m. (dark Fridays). Tickets are available now at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-634-3420.

· Another family friendly gift idea…Disney is bringing an all-star lineup of your favorite characters to the ice in a sensational live production. Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate!, presented by YoKids Organic Yogurt. Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald and Goofy as they celebrate holidays and festivities throughout the year around the globe with your favorite Disney characters. This new ice spectacular visits Las Vegas from January 14 – January 18, 2015 for eight performances at Thomas & Mack Center. Opening night tickets start at just $10 and make for the perfect holiday gift for the little prince or princess in your life!

· Concert tickets!!! You can never go wrong with giving concert tickets to an upcoming show and with the fabulous venues in town from The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort to the multitude of venues at any Station Casinos property, there is music from every genre to explore! A great stand out – master blues musician Joe Bonamassa coming for two days in May to The Pearl – pair the tickets with his brand new studio album that was recorded at Studio at the Palms!

· For some old school entertainment, The Riviera provides the feeling of going back to the great days of the Strip. Shows like Forever Motor City and Forever Doo Wop take a trip back in time, Crazy Girls brings the heat and 40 Is Not The New 20 will have baby boomers rolling in the aisles!

RETAIL

· The Knuttel Gallery, located in the Grand Canal Shoppes at Venetian|Palazzo Las Vegas, exclusively exhibits the work of the “Irish Picasso” Graham Knuttel – including all of his new paintings, sculptures, tapestries, limited editions and items from his Tipperary Collection – an affordable way to have a little Knuttel in one’s life! Knuttel also is offering pet lovers the opportunity of a lifetime…for a cost! A commissioned painting of their pet. If money is no object when it comes to the pet lover in one’s life, memorialize the precious pup, cuddly cat or even loveable lizard in a lap of true luxury. Knuttel is known for capturing the spirit of the most discerning cats, dogs, horses, birds and even sheep, in his sculptures and paintings and now fans can commemorate their pet by the master artist. Private sittings begin at $25,000 and packages can be customized with wardrobe styling, a hair and accessories artist, a playroom equipped with choice of toys, on-site catering specialized to meet the dietary needs of the pampered pooch or coddled kitten and more.

· The World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn, home of HISTORY’s Pawn Stars also has lots of gift options; whether you are looking for a unique gift item in the shop, including their exclusive line of Gold & Silver designed rings, or you can hit the show’s swag section and pick up an Old Man bobble head or a Chumlee t-shirt!

· And for those who simply want for nothing, give them the gift of giving and make a donation on their behalf to one of the city’s various charities including Easter Seals and JDRF!


What Are The Hottest Hotel Amenities Right Now?

October 28, 2014 on 11:38 am | In Gaming Resorts, Golf Resorts, Hotels | Comments Off



Guests can be pretty picky at times.

Hoteliers know this all too well.

But the best hotels not only cater to the usual demands from guests, but also surprise guests with out-of-this-world complimentary amenities and services, from a complimentary food and beverage cart to authentic experiences to offerings that encourage a healthy and happy lifestyle.

And for those who want to spend a little extra, you’d be amazed at some of the luxurious services that are out there across this wondrous planet these days.

Here are hotel amenities and services around the world that deserve attention. And don’t forget to take photos of your experiences, as well.

Hyatt Palm Springs: Wow Cart

So much for paying $4 for a bottle of water via the in-room mini-bar.

The recently re-launched Hyatt Palm Springs features a “Wow Cart” that rolls by each guest room from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. delivering complimentary items including bottled water, soft drinks, fresh cookies, whole fruit, bite-sized candies, ice, cups and utensils and napkins.

Guests now camp by their room doors for holiday treats. Better than that strange man in a red suit who always crashes down your chimney.

Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa, St. Maarten: Free Authentic Experience

The largest resort on the Dutch side of St. Maarten Island, Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa, St. Maarten—courtesy of Starwood Hotels & Resorts—delivers a fun guest experience every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The extravaganza includes a showcase of local artists’ work, live fusion Caribbean music and “mocktails,” or cocktails with a twist such as Virgin Daiquiris and Guavaberry Coladas.

It’s part of the Westin brand’s commitment to providing a truly authentic experience and connecting guests with the local people.

Of course, the gorgeous surrounding tropical scenery is included in the experience.

Hotel Wilshire and Hotel Palomar, Kimpton Hotels, Los Angeles: Health and Wellness

Given the ever-popular health and wellness movement, it makes sense that two L.A. hotels by the beach—where people are usually in pretty darn good shape—would offer extras that encourage exercise and healthy eating and drinking.

Hotel Wilshire and Hotel Palomar feature complimentary bike rentals for cruises down the boardwalk, as well as walking maps.

The hotels also boast an in-room yoga service that includes yoga mats, props, fruit-infused water and dried fruits and nuts.

The Kimpton properties even hold a “Social Hour” from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. complete with complimentary wine and cocktails (hey, fitness freaks also need to have a little fun, too).

The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach: Tanning Butler

For those of you who aren’t incredibly tan and are tired of peeling like a ripe tomato every time you go out into the sun for 30 minutes (for those of you who are tan, get over yourselves), it may interest you that the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach features a tanning butler.

This tanning butler walks around the pool deck and beach area providing Evian facial sprays and a variety of sun-tanning products while even obliging to clean your sunglasses for you.

No more pretending you’re tan while hiding your farmer’s tan under a T-shirt. No more panning South Beach only to realize everyone looks more tan and beautiful than you do.

It’s time to treat yourself to some complimentary luxury. By the time you get back home, your friends and family won’t recognize you, thinking you are one of the latest hotshot celebrities that flips their hair back awesomely and wears cool shades.

Great Wolf Lodge: Free Photo Book

Photo albums are great for capturing moments you never want to forget (your grandma already knows this; you’ve seen the same photo albums every time you’ve visited her for the last 10 years).

Great Wolf Lodge also knows this, which is why every Great Wolf Lodge in the United States leaves a card in guests’ rooms to turn in for a free 20-page Shutterfly photo book.

Upon returning home, just visit the Shutterfly Great Wolf Lodge Photo Book website, enter the code from the card and begin uploading the photos you took during your stay.

You can capture little Billy’s expression the first time he saw the water park, or little Sally’s laughter, or Aunt Emma’s smile, or little Joey’s temper tantrum because the stay at Great Wolf Lodge wasn’t long enough…um, we’ll just set that photo aside…

Great Wolf Lodge knows photo albums can last a lifetime. That’s why the Madison company makes it easy for guests to freeze the moments that brought so much joy.

XV Beacon, Boston: Free Lexus Ride

We’ve all watched one of those game shows where the host exclaims, “You can win a brand new car!” Some of us respond, “Forget owning it. I just want to ride in the darn thing.”

Well, the luxurious boutique XV Beacon in Boston offers a complimentary in-town Lexus courtesy service, so now’s your chance. Ride through the grand city and yell out the window, “I just won a new Lexus!” Or, you could simply enjoy the ride and not yell anything. The choice is yours.

On top of that, XV Beacon also offers a complimentary overnight shoeshine service. Wear your shiny shoes inside the Lexus if you are feeling really adventurous.

Pebble Beach Resorts: Free Kids’ Activities

If you are yearning to experience the California coastline, Pebble Beach Resorts offers a few kid-friendly complimentary services if you purchase the Pebble Beach Explorers Package (valid Nov. 23, 2014-Feb. 28. 2015).

Included in the Pebble Beach Explorers package: a one-night stay at The Inn at Spanish Bay, a scavenger hunt, a children’s holiday welcome gift, complimentary meals at Roy’s and STICKS (children 12 and under), complimentary golf at the par-3 Peter Hay Golf Course (children 12 and under), complimentary tennis at The Spanish Bay Club (children 12 and under) and a complimentary horseback trail ride (children ages 7-12).

The package also offers two-day tickets for the price of one to the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Did I mention kids get to play golf for free in Pebble Beach?

The Hard Rock, Chicago: Free Private Jam Session

That familiar feeling just washed over you again.

That’s right, you want to wail on a guitar and sing at the top of your lungs (it’s a natural human emotion).

Well, if you stay at the Hard Rock, Chicago, a free Fender guitar, floor amp and headphones are provided in-room for your own private jam session…or not-so-private jam if you plan on bringing your professional band/friends along with you.

And if you are just getting into music, just thrash your hair around and strum the guitar vigorously and yell random things and you will fit in just fine.

Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills: Free Lamborghini Ride

Those who have wandered around Los Angeles for long enough have probably caught sight of some pretty cool cars.

Well, at Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, you can be transported around in a Lamborghini Gallardo whenever you like…so there’s that.

Your friends won’t know what’s cooler…the fact that you are riding around in a Lamborghini or the fact that you are staying at the stylish L.A. hotel.

Everyone wants to feel like a celebrity at least once in their lifetime. At Four Seasons Beverly Hills, you have that opportunity.

Disclaimer: There is a speed limit drivers will not exceed: light speed.

The Benjamin, New York: NASA-designed Pillows

If you are a stickler about pillows (only the best pillows for my beautiful head!), then the Benjamin, New York has you covered.

Not only does the Benjamin feature a sleep concierge, one of the sleep concierge’s most popular items is a memory foam pillow… designed by NASA.

If you are unhappy with a pillow designed by NASA, then you may want to get that checked out. There is probably something abnormally wrong with you.

The Benjamin also offers sleep masks, ear plugs, blackout curtains, white noise machines and a lullaby music library. If you are a light sleeper (or simply someone who likes a good night’s sleep), you are going to love the Benjamin. The loudest noises known to man probably won’t wake you with this vast collection of sleep aides at your service.

Bonus: Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman and Four Seasons, Maldives

Granted, the perks at Six Senses Zighy Bay and Four Seasons, Maldives are by no means complimentary, but for luxury-minded guests, you may want to check them out.

At Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, your in-room phone rings when manta rays are spotted, at which point you are whisked away by speedboat to snorkel with the rays.

At Six Senses Zighy Bay, to say you make a grand entrance would be an understatement. You actually paraglide into the resort accompanied by a professional.

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R&B Crooner Bobby Brooks Wilson Comes to Sam’s Town Live! on December 5‏

October 24, 2014 on 2:09 pm | In Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas, Webbandstand | Comments Off



LAS VEGAS – R&B and soul singer Bobby Brooks Wilson will perform at Sam’s Town Live! on Friday, December 5.

Wilson first made waves in the entertainment community for his remarkable impression of legendary Jackie Wilson – later to find out that the man he emulated ontage was his father. Wilson got his start in a talent show performing the James Ingram classic, “Just Once,” and became a regular at karaoke bars. After an impressive performance of the Motown classic “My Girl,” Peter Hernandez of Peter and the Love Notes approached Wilson and invited him to perform with the Hernandez family, including Hernandez’s son, Bruno Mars.

During a Hernandez family performance, 1960s rocker Paul Revere of Paul Revere and the Raiders recognized Wilson’s talents and likeness as similar to those Jackie Wilson, and later recommended him to perform as Jackie Wilson in an impersonator show in Las Vegas. As his profile for impersonation grew, more and more industry professionals recognized him as a dead ringer for Jackie Wilson, down to his signature laugh; a blood test later confirmed they were father and son.

Today, Wilson performs impressions besides Wilson, including Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder and Little Richard. His album “It’s About Time” was released in 2012 and includes soulful covers of Jackie Wilson’s “I Get the Sweetest Feeling” and Otis Redding’s “I’ve been Loving You Too Long,” among others.

Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available for $15 plus taxes and convenience fees and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling # or visiting www.samstownlv.com

About Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall
Located at 5111 Boulder Highway, Sam’s Town offers more than eight restaurants, an 18-screen movie theater, 56-lane bowling center, a 12,000 square foot entertainment center and the beautiful indoor atrium Mystic Falls Park. The property has a 133,000-square foot casino with 29 table games, more than 2,000 slot and video poker machines, a bingo parlor, keno lounge, poker room and race and sports book.

For more information visit www.samstownlv.com , on Facebook (www.facebook.com/samstownlv) , and Twitter (@samstownlv ). Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Jersey. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com

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The Temptations at The Orleans Showroom.

October 23, 2014 on 3:42 pm | In Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas, Webbandstand | Comments Off



Iconic Motown Group The Temptations Return to The Orleans Showroom November 29-30

LAS VEGAS—Motown legends The Temptations return to The Orleans Showroom with their celebrated Motown sound November 29 and 30.

Selling tens of millions of albums with more than 50 years of smash hits and sold-out performances, The Temptations pioneered popular music. An essential component of Barry Gordy’s original Motown machine, The Temptations began their musical career in Detroit in the early ‘60s. In 1964, they scored their first major hit with the Smokey Robinson-penned and produced “The Way You Do the Things You Do.”

A cavalcade of hits followed, including “My Girl,” “It’s Growing,” “Since I Lost My Baby,” “Get Ready,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” “Beauty Is Only Skin Deep” and “I Wish It Would Rain.”

When the ‘60s and ‘70s turned political, The Temptations got serious. They changed their tone, dress and music with such hits as “Runaway Child,” “Cloud Nine,” “I Can’t Get Next To You,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” and “Psychedelic Shack.” The Temptations’ explosion continued in the ‘80s with their appearance on “Motown 25” in 1983, and into the ‘90s with a 1998 Emmy Award-winning NBC mini-series that chronicled the group’s early days and rise to fame. In 2012, the group performed on “Dancing with the Stars” as part of Motown Week.

Beyond their extraordinary singing and distinct harmonies, The Temptations became known for their smooth choreography and distinctive look. “The Temptation Walk” became the staple of American style, flair, flash and class. The lineup includes original member Otis Williams, joined by Bruce Williamson, Terry Weeks, Ron Tyson and Joe Herndon.

Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are available starting from $34.95, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.365.7075, or visiting www.orleanscasino.com

About The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Located at 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., The Orleans offers more than a dozen restaurants, an 18-screen movie theater, 70-lane bowling center, 827-seat showroom featuring theater-style seating, and a 9,500-seat Orleans Arena. The property has more than 1,800 guest rooms and a 135,000-square foot casino with 60 table games including Blackjack-21, Roulette, Baccarat, Craps and Pai Gow. Guests will also find more than 2,800 slot and video poker machines. Additionally,

The Orleans includes a poker room, keno lounge and race and sports book. More information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at www.orleanscasino.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/orleanscasino ), and Twitter (@orleanscasino). The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a property of 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.


Celebrate Thanksgiving Weekend with Bill Cosby at Treasure Island November 28

October 23, 2014 on 9:53 am | In comedy, Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas, Webbandstand | Comments Off



Las Vegas—Iconic comedian and actor Bill Cosby brings his signature comedy back to the Treasure Island Theatre on Friday, November 28 at 8 p.m.

Known the world over for “The Cosby Show,” which ran from 1984 to 1992 on NBC, Cosby broke racial barriers and sent a powerful message to viewers – the family unit and raising children matters most. The No. 1 rated sitcom earned six Emmy Awards, three Golden Globes and 10 People’s Choice Awards. It helped set the stage for Cosby’s career as an author, as his book “Fatherhood” remained at No. 1 for more than half of its 54 weeks on The New York Times Best Seller List. Among Cosby’s other titles are “Time Flies,” “Love and Marriage” and most recently, “I Didn’t Ask to be Born: (But I’m Glad I Was).”

In December 2013 Cosby’s first comedy special in 30 years, “Bill Cosby: Far From Finished,” debuted on Comedy Central, and he was recently signed by NBC to star in a new sitcom that will debut in 2015.

A champion of youth, Cosby’s dedication to helping children realize their potential is evidenced through his Emmy Award-winning “Little Bill” animated series, which aired on Nickelodeon and CBS. His other television and film credits include “Obkb,” “Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids,” “The Cosby Mysteries,” “Man and Boy” and “Uptown Saturday Night.”

Few entertainers have achieved the legendary status of Cosby, who emerged from humble beginnings in a Philadelphia housing project. After returning from the Navy, Cosby went on to earn a degree at Temple University and later a master’s and doctorate in Education from the University of Massachusetts. His lifelong contributions to American culture were recognized with a Kennedy Center Honor in 1998, the Presidential Medal of Freedom in July 2002, and the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2009.

Tickets are available starting at $59.95, plus taxes and service charges, and can be purchased by calling 866-712-9308 or 702-894-7722, or visiting www.treasureisland.com

About Treasure Island

Treasure Island on the Las Vegas Strip is a privately owned hotel and casino and stands alone as the only major Strip property to claim that unique market position. Boasting nearly 3,000 guest rooms, Treasure Island is a world-class destination for headline entertainment and Mystère, the classic Cirque du Soleil performance that combines the powerful athleticism, high-energy acrobatics and inspiring imagery that have become the company’s hallmark. Upscale and casual dining choices, hip nightspots and indulgent spa and shopping experiences further complement the one-of-a-kind Treasure Island guest experience. For information visit www.treasureisland.com https://www.facebook.com/TIvegas  or follow the property on Twitter @TIVegas.


Former Lead Singer of The Guess Who, Burton Cummings, to Take the Stage at The Orleans Showroom December 5-6‏

October 22, 2014 on 2:13 pm | In Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas, Webbandstand | Comments Off



LAS VEGAS – Renowned musician and songwriter Burton Cummings will return to perform his timeless hits during Wrangler National Finals Rodeo weekend at The Orleans Showroom.

Cummings began his music journey as the lead singer of Canadian band The Guess Who, whose hits included “These Eyes,” “Laughing, No Time,” “American Woman,” “Share The Land,” and “Hang On To Your Life.” The band was the first Canadian group to reach #1 on the Billboard charts, as well as the first to earn a platinum album for sales of more than 1 million copies in the United States.

In 1976, Cummings began his solo career, scoring a gold record for his debut single, “Stand Tall.” To follow, Cummings produced more than a dozen hit singles and albums, including “I’m Scared,” “My Own Way to Rock” and “Timeless Love.” Cummings continued his career by starring in several top-rated television specials, going on tour as a member of Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band, and releasing his first live solo album “Massey Hall” in 2012.

Cummings is a member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame, Canadian Walk of Fame, Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame and Prairie Music Hall of Fame. He is a recipient of multiple Juno Awards, the Order of Canada, the Order of Manitoba, the Governor-General’s Performance Arts Award and several BMI (Broadcast Music Industry) awards for more than 1 million airplays of his songs.

Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are available starting from $39.95, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.284.7777 or visiting www.orleanscasino.com.

About The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Located at 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., The Orleans offers more than a dozen restaurants, an 18-screen movie theater, 70-lane bowling center, 827-seat showroom featuring theater-style seating, and a 9,500-seat Orleans Arena. The property has more than 1,800 guest rooms and a 135,000-square foot casino with 60 table games including Blackjack-21, Roulette, Baccarat, Craps and Pai Gow. Guests will also find more than 2,800 slot and video poker machines. Additionally, The Orleans includes a poker room, keno lounge and race and sports book. More information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at www.orleanscasino.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/orleanscasino), and Twitter (@orleanscasino). The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a property of 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

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