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LAS VEGAS (Nov. 22, 2019) – In celebration of the holiday season, Las Vegas locals who are new and existing Caesars Rewards Gold Tier members can receive a free upgrade to Platinum Tier through the end of the year. This complimentary upgrade will include free parking at all Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas resorts, discounted rooms, the ability to transfer Reward Credits and other benefits that are exclusive to the Platinum Tier members. Guests can upgrade between Nov. 22 and Dec. 31, and the upgrade will be valid from Dec. 1, 2019 through Jan. 31, 2020.
Participating Caesars Rewards members will also receive a 2X Reward Credit Multiplier from Nov. 22 through Dec. 31, which will be added to accounts on or after Jan. 6, 2020.
To receive this upgrade, new and existing Caesars Rewards members can visit any Las Vegas Caesars Rewards Center desk and present their valid Nevada driver’s license.
With the Caesars Rewards loyalty program, members can receive complimentary hotel stays, including international stays at Caesars’ newest luxury resorts in Dubai. Members also have access to special events such as private New Year’s Eve parties throughout the U.S., golf outings with celebrities, famed sporting events and much more through Caesars Rewards partners.
Additionally, both gaming and hospitality Caesars Rewards members receive credits through slot and table play, hotel stays, dining, entertainment purchases, shopping, spa treatments, golf and much more that can be redeemed for even more of their favorite experiences and amenities at more than 45 Caesars resorts and casinos around the world. To learn more, visit caesars.com/myrewards.
Las Vegas – Today, Life Is Beautiful announces its highly anticipated return to Downtown Las Vegas – Friday, Sept. 18 through Sunday, Sept. 20 – for the 2020 edition of Las Vegas’ premier music, arts, culinary and comedy festival. For the eighth year in a row, Life Is Beautiful will take over 18 city blocks of the urban streets of Downtown Las Vegas for three nights of unparalleled talent, world-renowned culinary offerings, experiential artists and more.
“It’s a good day when you get to announce the return of Life Is Beautiful,” said CEO of Life Is Beautiful, Justin Weniger. “Each year, we look forward to aiding the positive transformation of our community and infusing art and culture into the vibrant walls of Downtown Las Vegas. We are very excited to be back again for the 2020 edition of the festival and already have some great things in store.”
Ahead of Life Is Beautiful 2020, festivalgoers will have the chance to win two VIP festival tickets when they RSVP, here. In addition, those who RSVP will be the first to receive Life Is Beautiful on-sale updates, lineup details and exclusive festival information.
In 2019, over 170,000 festival attendees were treated to a weekend full of experiences driven by community transformation and individual empowerment; including, world class artists, celebrated chefs, interactive art installations, comedy and more. Artists such as Toto, Chance The Rapper, Billie Eilish, Rae Sremmurd, Vampire Weekend and more put on performances of a lifetime across four vibrant stages, with an unforgettable closing performance at the Downtown Stage by world-renowned artist Post Malone. Fans danced along to Malone’s latest album hits such as “Hollywood’s Bleeding” and “Saint-Tropez” and longtime fan favorites, “Candy Paint,” “Rockstar,” “Congratulations” and more.
It’s not every day that casinos in Las Vegas change hands. MGM Resorts International recently announced two deals. On the same day in October, MGM Resorts announced the sale of Bellagio and Circus Circus . One of the casinos will see a new operator while the other remains part of the MGM Resorts family.
Not everyone who visits Las Vegas enjoys their visit in the same way. My friend groups are a great example. I have some friends that always set aside time to relax in a spa for an afternoon. I have other friends that would never use their time in Las Vegas that way.
LAS VEGAS (November 18, 2019) – Multi-GRAMMY Award-winning superstar Bruno Mars will return to Park Theater at Park MGM in Las Vegas for five new performance dates in 2020.
Friday, March 6, 2020
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Monday, April 20, 2020
Friday, April 24, 2020
Saturday, April 25, 2020
Tickets for the shows start at $99.50, plus applicable service charges, and go on sale to the general public Friday, Nov. 22 at 10 a.m. PST. Tickets can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com.
M life Rewards members and Live Nation customers will receive access to a pre-sale running Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 10 a.m. PST to Thursday, Thursday, Nov. 21 at 10 p.m. PST. To join the M life Rewards program or for more information, visit mlife.com.
LAS VEGAS – Ready, set, HIKE! The Biggest Big Game Bash will return to Downtown Las Vegas Events Center on Sunday, February 2, 2020 for one of the mostly highly anticipated sporting events of the year.
The fifth annual party is free to enter and will raise the bar with prime game viewing options and spacious socializing areas. Football fans are invited to score on exciting offerings and amenities including play-by-plays on a massive stadium screen, live odds from Circa Sports, private Man Caves, reservable tables, delicious food vendors and more.
On game day, guests can upgrade their experience with one of Downtown Las Vegas Events Center’s private man caves and tableside offerings:
• The Ultimate Man Cave – Live the MVP life in style! The private, 20-person Man Caves include a 70-inch HD LED TV, personal beer pong table and corn hole area, two plush leather couches to lounge on and a clear view of the massive stadium screen outside. The Man Caves can be reserved for a $5,000 food or beverage minimum on the lower deck and a $4,000 minimum on the upper deck.
• Tableside Action – To take the party up a notch, guests can reserve premium tables, starting at a $60-per-person food or beverage minimum. Reservations for tables can be made online at downtownwatchzone.com.
The event is open to the public for ages 21 and over. For table price packaging and Man Caves, visit www.downtownwatchzone.com.
LAS VEGAS – Nov. 18, 2019 – Sing your heart out at KAMU – Ultra Karaoke, the first high-end karaoke club on the Las Vegas Strip and the most ‘note’-able in the world. Boasting an unrivaled experience with the ultimate in luxury and technology, KAMU is how Vegas does karaoke. Get ready to be the next rock star or pop sensation in the comfort of KAMU’s private, upscale singing suites beginning in early February 2020 at the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas, in the Palazzo Tower.
Stemming from the fusion of ancient characters ‘ka’ meaning song, and ‘mu’ meaning dance, KAMU and the art of karaoke is deeply rooted in Korean culture. “Karaoke has been the foundation of entertainment for the likes of imperial royalty to farmers in rural villages for thousands of years,” said KAMU General Manager Jeffrey Kim. “Today, this form of entertainment has become wildly popular in most cultures, extending far beyond its origins. We can’t wait to bring our version of karaoke to The Strip and offer Vegas the chance to experience karaoke in pure luxury.”
KAMU guests are greeted by Aqua Reign’s first and only digital water curtain in Las Vegas, this breathtaking water feature displays thousands of water droplets released in sequences to create moving images, patterns or text using recyclable falling water serving as pixels creating an amazing and constantly moving screen. Upon check in, aspiring singers are then guided to one of 40 unique and customizable rooms where they can belt out the hits in a private setting with only their friends and family cheering them on. Whether guests are looking for a late-night hotspot with bachelorettes belting out Britney or a family-friendly afternoon with the kids singing “Baby Shark,” KAMU offers an up-tempo and upscale karaoke experience at all hours.
With more than 17,000 square-feet, KAMU is the ideal host for events ranging from casual business functions to blowout celebrations with family and friends. KAMU features a kitchen with hand-crafted bites including fresh oysters, creative pizzas and even churro donut holes; as well as a full service bar complete with an inspired cocktail program and bottle service ready to serve up liquid courage to guests in need. Celebrity and nationally recognized chef Chris Oh leads the charge in the kitchen, infusing his flair for rockstar Korean fare into the world of KAMU.
Aspiring vocalists can sing along to the hottest tracks from a catalogue of thousands of songs that top charts around the globe. Guests are also able to sing to their own collection, with the option to stream music from personal phones through Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Each karaoke room is equipped with the most advanced software in the industry for an unmatched audio and visual experience. KAMU also has technology to turn the rooms into private e-gaming suites with bottle service or convert a small business meeting into a hip, VIP experience.
KAMU Karaoke gets in tune this February. Conveniently located in the Palazzo Tower on the Second Floor of the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas, guests can easily find complimentary parking at the Palazzo. The mics drop daily from 12 p.m. – 8 a.m. Guests can reserve karaoke rooms at www.KAMUkaraoke.com or by calling (702) 445-SONG (7664). Walk-in groups are welcome based on availability, reservations are strongly encouraged.
There’s not much of an introduction this week. While there was lots of little Vegas News, the wasn’t much big news. Also, I’m slightly hungover because of visitors. I had separate lunch and happy hour plans that merged into one big Friday afternoon-evening party.
Las Vegas (Nov. 17, 2019) – Donny & Marie Osmond concluded their iconic residency at Flamingo Las Vegas on Saturday, Nov. 16. The siblings’ 11-year residency began as a six-week engagement but was so well received that by popular demand, the residency was extended again and again. More than 900,000 fans attended the duo’s 1,730 performances at Flamingo Las Vegas.
The sold-out crowd was treated to special moments throughout the show including a special thank you from Eileen Moore Johnson, regional president for Flamingo Las Vegas, on behalf of the entire Flamingo family as well as shout-outs to celebrity friends including singer Debbie Gibson and “The Talk” cohosts Carrie Ann Inaba, Eve and Sheryl Underwood in the audience.
As the final performance ended, the duo took a moment to forego their signature sibling rivalry to tearfully reminisce on their historic run together at Flamingo while giving thanks to their band, crew, dancers and most sincerely, their fans. As the curtain fell for the final time, Donny and Marie held each other in a loving embrace while the packed showroom sent them off with an emotional standing ovation.
Sometimes it takes a long time to create a tradition. Well, it only took a few years for the Cosmopolitan to create a holiday tradition in Las Vegas. On Wednesday, Nov. 20, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will welcome the return of The Ice Rink for the upcoming holiday season.