Air Supply Returns to The Orleans Showroom During Memorial Day Weekend,

April 18, 2014 on 10:49 am | In Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas, Webbandstand | Comments Off



Australian Soft Rock Duo Air Supply Returns to The Orleans Showroom
During Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-25

Las Vegas—Air Supply, a staple of early ‘80s radio, is returning to The Orleans Showroom for three shows May 23, 24 and 25.

Englishman Graham Russell and Australian Russell Hitchcock met in 1975 while performing in the Australian production of “Jesus Christ Superstar.” Later that year, the duo formed Air Supply and released their first smash hit and self-titled debut album, reaching gold in Australia. After opening for Rod Stewart’s tour in the United States in the late ‘70s, Air Supply had an international breakthrough and signed a distribution deal with Artista Records in 1980.

Their album, “Lost in Love,” featured three U.S. Top 5 singles, including the title track, which was the fastest-selling single in the world; “Every Woman in the World”; and “All Out of Love.” Over the next three years, Air Supply produced hit after hit, including “Just Another Woman,” “The One That You Love,” “Here I Am,” “Sweet Dreams,” “Even The Nights Are Better” and “Making Love Out Of Nothing At All,” which reached #2 on the Billboard charts in 1983.They released “Mumbo Jumbo” in May 2010, and the single “Sanctuary” was released in December 2011.

With 30 albums and more than 15 hit singles, Air Supply is renowned around the world. In 2008, Air Supply was named #83 on Billboard’s top 100 musical acts of all time, making them the only Australian band on the list.

Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are available starting from $39.95 plus tax and fees. Tickets can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.636.7075, or by visiting www.orleanscasino.com.

About The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Located at 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., The Orleans includes 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 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 bingo parlor, 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.


KERRY SIMON TO OPEN FIRST NEIGHBORHOOD RESTAURANT WITH CARSON KITCHEN IN DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS‏

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LAS VEGAS – Carson Kitchen will combine the innovative cuisine of the city’s first true local, celebrity chef, Kerry Simon, with the hipster vibe of Downtown Las Vegas when it opens on the corner of 6th Street and Carson Avenue at South 124 6th St. in early June.

“I have long wanted to open a true neighborhood restaurant and as Downtown Las Vegas is now the social center for locals, it is the perfect spot for this concept,” says Simon. “I want this restaurant to feel like dinners I’ve prepared for friends in my own home, and I have developed the menu and design with those friends in mind.”

A new American gastro-lounge, Carson Kitchen artfully celebrates food and drink through an ingredient-driven menu that provides innovative flavors for guests through progressive, yet approachable selections. True to his signature style, Simon elevates classics with contemporary flavors, from “Devil’s Eggs,” made with crispy pancetta and caviar, to a cocoa-espresso NY strip steak served with red wine demi. Simon will also place an emphasis on sustainable ingredients, as well as locally sourced produce.

Carson Kitchen was developed in partnership with hospitality veteran, Cory Harwell, who relocated to Las Vegas from New York in 1997 and has since had his hand in leading many high-level restaurants throughout the city. Harwell and Simon are working alongside Tony Hsieh and the Downtown Project to embrace the developing culture of Fremont East and the local spirit of Las Vegas. Carson Kitchen is in the space formerly occupied by the John E. Carson Hotel, keeping much of the character and ‘bones’ of the original structure. The name was inspired by the John E. Carson Hotel itself, as well as pays tribute to The Mercer Kitchen in New York City by Simon’s mentor, Jean Georges-Vongerichten.

“Having lived in Las Vegas for so many years, I’m really excited about developing a restaurant that will primarily appeal to locals,” says Harwell. “Plus, creatively it has been a fun project for us, to develop a restaurant that from menu to design feels like being in someone’s home. The menu has that appeal of experimenting with different flavors in the kitchen, and it has presented an opportunity for us to be more playful with the dining experience.”

The 1,800-square-foot dining room will seat 90 guests with a design inspired by Simon’s own loft-style home in Las Vegas. The chef’s table is an experience in itself with a tabletop that borders the kitchen and doubles as an expo counter. The dining room has the feel of being welcomed into a homey, yet modern kitchen with the use of repurposed wood and steel materials. Carson Kitchen’s stone-oven gives the appearance of an old-school wood burning hearth, with the casing built for it outside of the restaurant. Twisted metal pieces run from floor-to-ceiling to separate the space into different areas, which provides a more intimate dining experience. The bar top counter ties into the kitchen being made out of the same material of an end-cut of a butcher’s block.

The 910-square-foot, garden-style rooftop patio will host live music, such as DJs and bands, offering a space to dine and enjoy a lush six-foot-tall living wall, a bar top made of funky granite and overall lively social scene.

The menu, which has an emphasis on sharing, includes social plates, sandwiches, entrées and stone-oven flatbreads. Social plates, priced from $6 to $10, include tempura green beans made with pepper jelly and cream cheese; bacon jam served with baked brie and toasted baguette; and “Devil’s Eggs” complete with crispy pancetta and caviar.

The “Between Bread” sandwich section, priced from $10 to $14, includes short rib sliders made with root beer glaze; grilled cheese with apple slices and caramelized onion; and a butter burger topped with Boursin and Taleggio cheeses, lettuce and tomato. Stone-oven flatbreads are priced from $8 to $10 and include duck confit made with black mission figs and gorgonzola cheese; merguez sausage topped with fennel, broccolini and ricotta cheese; and wild mushroom complemented with caramelized onions and Cabrales bleu cheese.

The sustainable selections from the farm and garden range from $8 to $14 and include rabbit ragu made with spaghetti squash and parmesan; kale & apple served with pancetta croutons and lemon vinaigrette; and black rice and oxtail risotto, made with a parmesan cream. Fresh fish selections, priced from $10 to $14, include steelhead trout cake served with mustard cream; swordfish topped with lemon, mint and basil; and mussels made with chorizo, saffron and fennel. Meats, priced from $14 to $18, include cocoa-espresso NY strip steak served with red wine demi; chicken roulade with chorizo and manchego cheeses; and roasted pork loin topped with apple cider glaze.

Desserts are highlighted by a bourbon fudge brownie served with brown butter bacon ice cream; glazed donut bread pudding made with three rum caramel and vanilla crème anglaise; and “Not Your Father’s” Twinkies.

The drink menu will feature more “mom and pop” style selections to support smaller businesses, such as Jones Soda, Virgil’s and Tommy Knockers. The cocktail menu will offer handcrafted selections with an urban masculine influence and will utilize organic spirit options from craft distilleries around the country. Selections include the “Old Wooden Shed,” made with No. 209 Gin, XTA Liqueur, fresh lemon and angostura bitters; and the “Brewers Fix,” made with Hophead Vodka, Bonne Maman Apricot Preserves, fresh lemon, simple syrup and Prosecco. For beer and wine, Carson Kitchen will have a diverse selection of small-batch American craft beers and wines from boutique vineyards around the country.

About Carson Kitchen

Carson Kitchen is Chef Kerry Simon’s new American restaurant in partnership with hospitality veteran, Cory Harwell. The intimate restaurant will open in June in Downtown Las Vegas and feature Simon’s social plates, entrées, sandwiches and stone-oven flatbreads, in addition to small-batch wine and craft beers. Hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. for lunch and dinner. For more information, guests may visit the website at www.carsonkitchen.com or follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @CarsonKitchen.

About Simon Hospitality Group

Simon Hospitality Group was formed in May 2013 by Celebrity Chef Kerry Simon and restaurateur Cory Harwell. The newly-formed restaurant group owns and operates Simon Mansion in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Chuck’s: A Kerry Simon Kitchen, in Chicago; and Carson Kitchen in Downtown Las Vegas. The group also manages Chef Simon’s previously established restaurants including KGB: Kerry’s Gourmet Burgers at Harrah’s Las Vegas and Simon at Palms Casino Resort. Chef Simon, dubbed the ‘Rock n’ Roll Chef’ by Rolling Stone Magazine, has starred on “Iron Chef America” and “Hell’s Kitchen” and has developed award-winning restaurants around the country in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago and Atlantic City. Harwell, a restaurateur, has opened more than three dozen restaurants in his career and brings 20 years of restaurant management experience to Simon Hospitality Group. For more information about Simon Hospitality Group, visit www.SimonHospitalityGroup.com


Back in the Saddle Concert Series returns to Santa Fe Station with Will Hoge, Carissa Leigh and Jason Michael Carroll‏

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Free performances from country music’s up-and-coming stars including Will Hoge, Carissa Leigh and Jason Michael Carroll

TWEET: Back in the Saddle #Concert Series returns to @SantaFeStation w/ @WillHoge @carissaleigh & @JMCOfficial www.sclv.com/concerts

LAS VEGAS – April 8, 2014 – Santa Fe Station is proud to announce the Back in the Saddle Concert Series will return to Revolver Saloon. After debuting in 2013 with Eric Paslay, JT Hodges, Krystal Keith and others, the Back in the Saddle Concert Series returns Thursday, May 22 with free performances from some of country music’s up-and-coming artists. Santa Fe Station’s Back in the Saddle Concert Series includes performances by:

Thursday, May 22 – Will Hoge

Thursday, June 19 – Carissa Leigh

Thursday, July 17 – Jason Michael Carroll

Revolver Saloon brings you Country with a twist, blending the hottest rock & roll and country music, in a high-octane dance hall that will keep you gunning for more. Featuring the sexiest staff this side of the Mississippi, Revolver Saloon features a hardwood dance floor, line-dancing classes and cutting-edge sound and lighting system. All topped off with a six-foot mirrored armadillo affectionately named Delilah.

All artists will perform at Revolver Saloon inside Santa Fe Station. Doors open at 7 p.m. with all shows beginning at 8 p.m. There is no cover charge and guests must be 21 years or older. Entry is first-come, first-served and based upon venue capacity. For more information, please visit www.sclv.com/concerts.

About Will Hoge

Since launching his career in the late 90s, Will Hoge has grinded it out on the road, touring through the dead of winter in an RV with no heat; released albums that, while critically acclaimed, didn’t result in the kind of commercial success many predicted; and even stared down an early death, surviving a wicked traffic accident in 2008, an experience that framed his poignant 2009 album The Wreckage. Hoge received his first number one single for Eli Young Band’s “Even If It Breaks Your Heart,” which he co-wrote with Eric Paslay. The song netted Will a Grammy Award nomination for “Best Country Song,” as well as both CMA and ACM Award nominations. His current album Never Give In climbed to the top of the Billboard Top Heatseekers Albums chart and includes the hit single “Strong.”

About Carissa Leigh

Carissa Leigh brings true heart to country music. The Calgary-born and Nashville-based singer/songwriter draws from a diverse and dynamic myriad of life experiences on her forthcoming sophomore EP. Her current single “Bad Boy” was released in 2014 to critical acclaim.

About Jason Michael Carroll

Jason Michael Carroll rose to fame after being discovered at a talent competition in 2004. Carroll’s debut album Waitin’ In the Country was released in 2007 and produced three top-40 hits, including “Alyssa Lies,” “Livin’ Our Love Song” and “I Can Sleep When I’m Dead.” Carroll has performed for a long list of artists, including Brooks & Dunn, Trace Adkins, Alan Jackson, Carrie Underwood and Martina McBride and is currently touring the country to promote his forthcoming album and new single “Close Enough.”

About Santa Fe Station

Santa Fe Station is a top entertainment destination in northwest Las Vegas with a 60-lane bowling center, 16-screen multiplex movie theater, premier state-of-the art sports book and more than 2,700 slot and video poker machines. The property, which boasts more than 14,000 square feet of meeting space and 200 hotel rooms, offers guests a wide variety of dining choices including the highly regarded The Charcoal Room steakhouse, Feast Buffet, Grand Cafe and Cabo Mexican restaurant. For more information, please contact (702) 658-4900, head to www.santafestation.sclv.com  or www.facebook.com/santafestation.


SAILOR JERRY SPICES UP VIVA LAS VEGAS ROCKABILLY WEEKEND

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Rum, Pin-Up Models, Cars, Tattoo’s and more at The Orleans, April 17-20

Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum will drop anchor and bring the party to Las Vegas hosting a plethora of events during Viva Las Vegas weekend at The Orleans, April 17-20. As the biggest rockabilly party in the world returns to Las Vegas, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum partakes with a weekend full of celebratory happenings including a bowling event, Sailor Jerry Tattoo Lounge and custom car show featuring the Sailor Jerry Airstream and Sailor Jerry Rat Rod and Roadster.

Adding to the four days of festivities, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum will be raising money for Honorable Recharge, an organization committed to assist combat veterans.

Additionally from April 17-20, all casino bars inside The Orleans will be serving Sailor Jerry Punch drinks in a 40 oz souvenir plastic tiki mug for $11 and $2 shots of Sailor Jerry.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Thursday, April 17 – Sunday, April 20

Sailor Jerry Tattoo Lounge hosted by Steadfast Tattoo Parlor

From noon – midnight each day the Sailor Jerry Tattoo Lounge will be open for attendees to get inked by some of Las Vegas’ finest tattoo artists from Steadfast Tattoo Parlor. Those interested in getting a tattoo are encouraged to visit the Steadfast Tattoo Parlor Facebook page to schedule an appointment time.

Friday, April 18

Viva Las Bowling #3

From 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., attendees can enjoy two games for $5. Also the Sailor Jerry Pin-up Girls will be on hand and if they roll a gutter ball during any frame, those present will receive a Sailor Jerry Gutter Ball Shot!

Saturday, April 19

Dunk Tank For Honorable Recharge – 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

With a commitment to support the armed forces and wounded veterans, Sailor Jerry will be raising money for Honorable Recharge where Viva Las Vegas attendees can step up to the dunk tank and try to sink a Sailor Jerry Pinup Model. From 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. all monies raised will benefit Honorable Recharge, an organization aimed to assist combat veterans who suffer from PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, and other military wounds through education and support.

Miss Viva Las Vegas Pin-Up Contest

On Saturday afternoon, Viva Las Vegas will host a pin-up model contest looking to crown the Sailor Jerry Classic Beauty.

Fans interested in attending must have Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend tickets. Ticketing information can be found at www.vivalasvegas.net/tickets.

WHERE:

The Orleans

4500 West Tropicana Ave.

Las Vegas, NV 89103


Award-Winning Country Artist LeAnn Rimes to Take the Stage at The Orleans Showroom May 10-11‏

April 13, 2014 on 8:41 am | In Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas, Webbandstand | Comments Off



Las Vegas— Country music superstar LeAnn Rimes will bring her rich vocals to The Orleans Showroom May 10 and 11.

Rimes made her introduction into country music in 1996 with her debut album “Blue,” which soared to number one on the Top Country Albums chart and was certified multiplatinum in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America. Throughout her career, Rimes has sold more than 40 million albums, won two Grammy® Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards™ and 12 Billboard Music Awards. Rimes received the honor of being the youngest recipient of a Grammy®, and was also the first country recording artist to win in the “Best New Artist” category.

Rimes has placed 42 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, 13 of which are top-10 hits, and has scored several hit singles in her career, including “Can’t Fight the Moonlight” which went #1 in 11 countries, and “How Do I Live,” which is the second longest charting song ever on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Having released more than ten studio albums, three compilation albums and two greatest hits albums in her distinguished career, Rimes recently released her newest album titled “Spitfire,” in the spring of 2013.

In addition to her music career, Rimes is as an accomplished actress and author. She made her official film debut in 2000 for “Coyote Ugly,” providing the singing voice for Piper Perabo’s character Violet Sanford and making a cameo appearance towards the end of the film. Later, Rimes starred in the 2009 made-for-TV movie, “Northern Lights.” Rimes has also written four books— two novels and two children’s books, the most recent titled “What I Cannot Change.”

Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are available starting from $49.95, 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 includes 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 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 bingo parlor, 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, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Jersey. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com


“Earl Turner – Encore” Returns to the Suncoast Showroom May 3-4‏

April 13, 2014 on 8:38 am | In Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas, Webbandstand | Comments Off



Las Vegas— Multi-talented entertainer and showman Earl Turner returns to the Suncoast Showroom performing “Earl Turner – Encore” May 3 and 4.

Turner began performing at the age of 13, and by age 19, he was traveling the country as a frontman with various show bands. As a solo artist, Turner scored a Top 40 dance hit in Europe in the mid-1980s with “Love Caught You By Surprise.”

Turner is a renowned Las Vegas performer, having appeared at numerous resorts and showrooms on and off the Las Vegas Strip. In 2004, Harrah’s New Orleans transformed the Mansion Ballroom into The Earl Turner Theatre, where he performed for two years.

Turner has received numerous awards, including “Male Vocalist of the Year” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. In 2005, Turner was voted as one of the “People to Watch” by New Orleans Magazine and was inducted into the New Orleans Music Hall of Fame. He works closely with a number of prominent charities, including The Special Olympics, Opportunity Village of Las Vegas and The Blood Center of Louisiana.

Aaron Turner, a finalist on season 10 of the hit television show “So You Think You Can Dance,” will make a special appearance, performing alongside his father.

Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available starting from $15.95, plus tax and convenience fees. Tickets can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.636.7075 or visiting www.suncoastcasino.com.

About Suncoast Hotel and Casino
Suncoast Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Located at the corner of Alta Drive and South Rampart Boulevard, Suncoast Hotel and Casino features eight restaurants, a 16-screen movie theater, a 600-seat bingo room, a 500-seat state-of-the-art showroom and a newly renovated 80,000-square foot casino. For further information, visit www.suncoastcasino.com , on Facebook (www.facebook.com/suncoastcasino) , and Twitter (@suncoastcasino). 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


Guy Fieri celebrates his first Las Vegas Restaurant at The Quad Resort & Casino

April 12, 2014 on 8:45 am | In Dine Drink, Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas | Comments Off



In anticipation of Guy Fieri’s first Las Vegas restaurant, Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar at The Quad Resort & Casino, opening April 17, Fieri surprised guests by serving up his award-winning signature Bacon Mac-N-Cheese Burger to hundreds of excited fans.

Fieri arrived in style as he pulled up to The Quad in his classic red Camaro where he was greeted by fans and onlookers. Also on-hand to welcome Fieri was the marching band and cheerleaders from his alma mater, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). They belted the UNLV fight song as well as a rendition of “Viva Las Vegas”. He was then greeted by Regional President and General Manager, Eileen Moore, and Regional Vice President and Assistant General Manager, Christian Stuart

“There’s a new corner in Flavortown, and that’s The Quad Resort & Casino”, said Moore. Moore and Stuart presented Fieri with a proclamation from the City of Las Vegas and Mayor Carolyn Goodman, proclaiming April 4, 2014 Guy Fieri Day.

Fieri addressed the crowd and expressed his excitement of opening up his first Las Vegas restaurant, “It’s great to be back in Las Vegas”, exclaimed Fieri. “It has always been a dream of mine to open a restaurant here. It’s been a long road to get here, and this is the homecoming of homecomings. I promise you, Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar is gonna rock the house!”

Set to open April 17, Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar will offer guests a taste of Fieri’s signature cuisine, featuring bold flavours and unique twists on traditional dishes. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. for brunch, lunch, dinner and late night dining, the 200 seat restaurant will feature a delicious blend of casual foods including an extensive variety of burgers, wings, tacos, small bites and shareable food items.

The restaurant’s extensive drink menu will feature 16 craft beers, in addition to the Sonoma County wine selection and a frozen tap system shot bar that will create a one-of-a kind experience for guests. Instead of having shots strained or mixed with ice, which then run the risk of getting diluted, the frozen tap system bar will dispense eight different shots straight out of iced dispensers.

The 604 square metre space will feature a large outdoor patio and dining area to seat 200 patrons who will be able to enjoy the panoramic views of the Las Vegas Strip. The cooking space will encompass a metal, tile, and wood theme that closely resembles Fieri’s kitchen at home. Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar will feature an open design with wood and steel elements along with repurposed materials.

The restaurant is adjacent to the popular Carnaval Court and The Quad’s main entrance.

This dynamic partnership is just another example of the new restaurant, bar and lounge projects that are currently re-shaping many Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas resorts.

About Guy Fieri

Guy Fieri, chef, restaurateur, New York Times Best-Selling author and Emmy Award-winning host began his love affair with food at the age of ten, selling soft pretzels from a three-wheeled bicycle cart he built with his father called “The Awesome Pretzel”. By selling pretzels and washing dishes, Guy earned enough money in six years to study abroad as an exchange student in Chantilly, France. There he gained a profound appreciation for international cuisine and the lifestyle associated with it. In 1996, Guy launched his culinary career with the opening of Johnny Garlics, his first restaurant based in his hometown of Santa Rosa, CA with business partner Steve Gruber. Since the opening of the first Johnny Garlics, Guy has gone on to create a culinary empire as a popular TV host, chef of seven acclaimed restaurants and New York Times Best-Selling cookbook author.

About The Quad Resort & Casino

Centrally located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Quad Resort & Casino is famous for its comfortable atmosphere and friendly customer service. The resort offers 2,640 rooms and suites, nearly 7,000 square-metres of casino space offering world-class gaming and 3,700 square-metres of meeting and banquet space. Celebrity impersonating “Dealertainers” bring high energy to the casino floor as they sing, dance and deal, while top-notch entertainers Jeff Civillico, Recycled Percussion and Frank Marino’s “Divas Las Vegas” dazzle audiences in the Showroom at The Quad. A must-see attraction includes The Auto Collections, the world’s largest classic car showroom with more than $200 million of inventory on display and for sale.

Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas resorts is represented in Australia by Discover the World.

For more information, please contact Discover the World on (02) 9959 3696, caesars@discovertheworld.com.au  or visit www.caesarstravelagents.com


Drai’s Beach Club Creates 35,000 Square Foot Wonder 11 Stories Above Las Vegas Strip at The Cromwell‏

April 12, 2014 on 8:41 am | In Dine Drink, Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas | Comments Off



A POOL WITH A VIEW…
DRAI’S BEACH CLUB AT THE CROMWELL CREATES 35,000 SQUARE
FOOT WONDER 11 STORIES ABOVE LAS VEGAS STRIP

Ten, 35 Foot Palm Trees Hoisted from Las Vegas Strip to Rooftop Pool
Beach Club and Pools to Open Memorial Weekend at The Cromwell Las Vegas –
Rooms on Sale Now

LAS VEGAS – In a city known for setting the standard for spectacular pools and parties, the bar is about to be raised even higher (literally) this summer with the opening of Drai’s Beach Club in Las Vegas, perched 11 stories above the Strip atop The Cromwell. With unobstructed views of Las Vegas Blvd. and never-ending sunshine on two levels, the 35,000 square foot Drai’s Beach Club is both an architectural and visual wonder featuring a 360-degree experience with multiple pools, tantalizing cocktails, renowned DJs, VIP luxury cabanas and top-of-the-line gourmet food. Adding to the already spectacular scenery are ten, 35-foot palm trees (which were recently hoisted by crane to the roof above) which will offer guests ample shade when desired.
The wow factor for hotel guests begins the minute they disembark from the hotel’s elevator where they will be met with never-before-seen views emanating from the corner of Flamingo and Las Vegas Blvd. The sparkling new pools are the highlight of the expansive rooftop venue, but the pools share equal billing with the unique vantage point overlooking Caesars Palace and the Bellagio fountains to the west, Bally’s and the Las Vegas Strip to the south and the impressive row of hotels to the north. Located directly above Las Vegas Blvd., Drai’s Beach Club will also be home to an endless day of sun – never disappearing behind hotel towers or buildings. While there are countless perks for staying at The Cromwell, having exclusive guest access to the city’s most splash-worthy new pools is going to be top of the list.

Split into two levels, Drai’s Beach Club is designed to be sexy, sophisticated and most importantly, social. No feature or guest amenity has been forgotten and the Beach Club will cater to every level of pool reveler:

• Two lower level main pools
• Central wet deck and perimeter seating
• 40 poolside day beds
• Nine exclusive VIP Bungalows sharing five elevated pools
• 15 luxury mezzanine level cabanas with private pool with private shower/restroom
• Two full bars
• Elevated DJ booth
• Ten 35-foot natural palm trees
• Unobstructed sunlight and views
• Drai’s unparalleled service

“I’ve been dreaming of building a day/night club for the past 15 years,” explains Victor Drai. “With the creation of The Cromwell, the opportunity finally arrived to make my dream a reality. The Beach Club and pools at Drai’s Beach Club will be like nothing that exists in Las Vegas. The size, scope and attention to detail, design and guest experience has driven our concept. I always build my venues so that there is a ‘wow’ factor from the minute you arrive. When a guest steps off the elevator, they are going to marvel at what we have built and the never before-seen-view will provide an unforgettable experience.”
Drai’s Beach Club is located on the roof at The Cromwell, the Strip’s first stand-alone boutique hotel and casino. Hotel guests of The Cromwell will enjoy the opportunity to experience this one-of-a-kind rooftop pool daily from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. The unique pool experience becomes Drai’s Beach Club Friday – Sunday from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and transforms into Drai’s Nightclub Thursday – Sunday at 10 p.m.

Drai’s Beach Club • Nightclub is set to open Memorial Weekend 2014. For more information, follow Drai’s at Facebook at www.facebook.com/draislv, Twitter at www.twitter.com/draislv and Instagram @draislv. For more information visit www.TheCromwell.com, or on Facebook http://facebook.com/cromwellvegas or follow on Twitter http://twitter.com/cromwellvegas

About The Cromwell
Caesars Entertainment Corporation, the world’s largest casino-entertainment company, will open the Strip’s first, stand-alone boutique hotel, The Cromwell, Memorial Day Weekend. Rooms are on sale now. Following a $185 million renovation of the former Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon, the resort is situated on the bustling corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road. The Cromwell will bring an exclusive, luxury lifestyle hotel experience to the Strip, focusing on hospitality, amenities and personalized service. An intimate collection of 188 rooms and suites, a 40,000 square-foot casino space, and the first-ever restaurant by celebrity chef and television personality Giada De Laurentiis will set the resort apart, while the rooftop pool experience will redefine Las Vegas nightlife culture. Drai’s Beach Club • Nightclub, designed and operated by nightlife impresario, Victor Drai , will span 65,000 square-foot with day and nightlife experiences boasting open-air, panoramic views from 11 stories above the iconic Las Vegas skyline. For more information visit www.thecromwell.com  like us on Facebook http://facebook.com/cromwellvegas or follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/cromwellvegas . Guests can now book reservations online at www.thecromwell.com  or by calling 1-844-I-AM-CROM (1-844-4-26-2766).


Fremont Street Experience to Host Celtic Fest in Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Las Vegas Highland Games‏

April 9, 2014 on 10:35 am | In Festivals, Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas, Webbandstand | Comments Off



Grab your clan and head to Downtown Las Vegas
for free Celtic entertainment April 11 & 12

Click to Tweet: http://ctt.ec/2fc03  Grab your clan and head to @FSELV in Downtown @Vegas
for Celtic Fest April 11 & 12, celebrating the 10th Anniv. of LV Highland Games.

LAS VEGAS – Fremont Street Experience will host Celtic Fest to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Las Vegas Highland Games taking place at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs in northwest Las Vegas on April 12-13. To kick-off the celebration, Fremont Street Experience invites Las Vegas locals and visitors to celebrate with free Celtic entertainment on Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12.

Each night at 8:15 p.m., The LA Scots pipe band will start the festivities by parading from Golden Nugget to the 1st Street Stage where they will perform. Los Angeles Scottish Pipe Band, popularly known as The LA Scots, is the premier pipe band of the United States and a world class competitor.

Live bands and entertainers will keep the party going throughout the night, headlined by 1916, Wicked Tinkers, Sharon Lynn’s Celtic Crown Dancers and Celtic Music from Golden Bough.

The Las Vegas Celtic Society began the annual Las Vegas Highland Games celebration 10 years ago to honor Celtic culture and tradition. Highland Games are a unique mix of sporting, cultural and social events and usually include field and track, piping and Highland dancing competitions, as well as ‘heavy events’ like tug-o-war, hammer throw and caber toss.

Celtic Fest at Fremont Street Experience Entertainment Schedule:

Friday, April 11 & Saturday, April 12, 1st Street Stage

Celtic Music from Golden Bough – 7:00-7:45 p.m. (Saturday only)
The LA Scots – 8:15-9:00 p.m.
Sharon Lynn’s Celtic Crown Dancers – 9:15-10:00 p.m.
Wicked Tinkers – 10:15-11:00 p.m.
1916 – 11:10 p.m.-midnight
1916 – 12:10-1:00 a.m.

About Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience, a five-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas features Viva Vision, the world’s largest video screen – 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above the urban pedestrian mall. Viva Vision features nightly spectacular light and sounds shows with 12.5 million LED lights and a 550,000-watt sound system. Fremont Street Experience is a one-of-a-kind venue that includes free nightly concerts and entertainment on three stages. With direct pedestrian access to 8 casinos, more than 60 restaurants and specialty retail kiosks, Fremont Street Experience attracts over 17 million annual visitors. Visit online at www.vegasexperience.com , Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FSE89101  or Twitter: https://twitter.com/FSELV


Healthcare Comes to Hotels

April 9, 2014 on 9:09 am | In Gaming Resorts, Golf Resorts, Hotels | Comments Off



Urgent care has been offered in the United States for decades, but only recently has it started to spread across the nation.

The segment is projected to be an $18 billion industry by 2017, a 40 percent spike, according to Karin Chernoff Kaplan, principal of DGA Partners and a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s New Jersey Chapter.

It makes sense why urgent care is becoming more popular. Ideally, urgent care—or, same-day care for injuries that aren’t serious or life-threatening—is a happy medium for patients who don’t want to pay exorbitant prices for the emergency room but still need to be treated relatively quickly.

It also can be a happy medium for travelers, given more and more urgent care services are accommodating hotel guests on site.

Just to name a few U.S. urgent care services that meet guests at their hotel rooms, you have House Call Doctor Los Angeles, Las Vegas Strip Urgent Care, TravelMD.com (New York City), San Diego Housecall, Doctor Housecalls of Paradise Valley (Arizona), Chicago Express Doctors and the Miami Urgent Care Clinic.

There’s also Straub Clinic & Hospital, which has offices at Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel and Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort in Honolulu.

The staff at Hilton Hawaiian Village has enjoyed having an on-site urgent care facility. In fact, Hilton Hawaiian has had its facility since the 1990s…so it’s a bit ahead of the curve.

“We have over 3,500 rooms on property so this is like a small town,” said Jerry Gibson, area vice president of Hilton Hawaii. “It’s always a good idea to have a medical facility. Personally, I think it’s a terrific idea.”

Gibson mentioned it being handy in case of life-threatening emergencies or when employees get sick. The Hilton Hawaiian team will even use it on their off time. And if a family catches the flu on the plane ride over to Honolulu, they can take care of it right when they get to the hotel…which is probably why the hotel gets compliments from guests all the time.

“I wouldn’t have a hotel anywhere without an urgent care service,” Gibson said.

In March, San Jose-based Action Urgent Care joined the movement, signing a long-term lease for an 8,480-square-foot space at Silver Creek Marketplace. The company doesn’t do house calls or hotel calls, but it is located next to two spas and massage parlors, Valley Nail Care & Spa and Foot Spa.

In late March, Fred Oliver, owner of the 118-suite Residence Inn by Marriott (July 2013 debut), submitted plans to the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board for a new hotel and urgent care facility (possibly Scripps) on some of the last vacant commercial lots off Carmel Valley Road and Valley Centre Drive.

Dr. Michael Farzam, founder and CEO of House Call Doctor Los Angeles, calls himself a “concierge house call doctor.” He services the Greater Los Angeles area, from Thousands Oaks to Hermosa Beach. That includes 24/7 care 365 days per week. HouseCallDoctorLa.com notes Dr. Farzam arrives at your house, hotel room or film set in one hour or less after confirmation. In places like bustling, bumper-to-bumper L.A., the fact that you don’t have to drive to receive Dr. Farzam’s services can be therapeutic enough.

And, as an April press release noted, you don’t need “a Four Seasons bank account” to afford House Call Doctor Los Angeles. In many cases, Dr. Farzam’s services are either completed covered by insurance or offered at a discounted rate.

And as the demand grows, more and more urgent care programs are emerging. The number of urgent care facilities has increased from 8,000 to 9,300 since 2008, according to the American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine (AAUCM).

Some doctors also see it as an easier way of doing business, as opposed to being a primary care physician.

“It is very difficult for an individual primary care physician to open a practice and be able to make it a going business,” said Dedham Medical CEO Roberta Zysman, via the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin (Mass.). “While some other urgent care centers might employ primary care physicians and family (practitioners), most new primary care physicians are going into practices within larger systems.”

Dr. Farzam added in a YouTube video, “I don’t have to be burdened by the red tape and insurance bureaucracies when it comes to making medical healthcare decisions.”

The Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA) is also ramping up its efforts to accommodate the growing trend. The UCAOA, which includes nearly 6,400 individual and practice members and more than 2,615 clinics across the globe, announced on March 20 that it now offers a national accreditation and certification program for the urgent care industry.

Dr. Nate Newman, president of the UCAOA Board of Directors, said in a release:

“The urgent care industry is experiencing explosive growth and strong demand from consumers who want convenient, affordable and quality healthcare. There is tremendous merit in evaluating the industry and striving for higher quality and standards of care. This accreditation process solidifies and builds upon our commitment to delivering the highest quality care whenever a patient visits one of our certified and accredited centers.”

Of course, it’s not all smooth sailing for those in the urgent care industry. As Kaplan noted, the future of healthcare reform and alternate payment initiatives will affect house and hotel call physicians one way or the other. Also, whether patients can be directly moved from emergency rooms to urgent care centers will impact the industry as a whole. After all, that would help startups trying to get off the ground.

But, so far, the obstacles the urgent care industry currently deals with are mere bumps and bruises compared to the big picture.


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