Eataly’s sixth U.S. location opened at Park MGM just as 2018 came to an end. The 40,000-square-foot culinary destination is located directly on the Las Vegas Strip and will serve as Park MGM’s main entrance. Eataly is a vibrant space full of unique food counters, bars, cafés and dining experiences offering traditional, authentic Italian food.
It feels like just yesterday that The Cosmopolitan opened in Las Vegas. Nope, the luxury casino-resort opened in December of 2010. There’s a long history for this relatively young casino on the Vegas Strip. At first, The Cosmopolitan marketed themselves as a unique property.
One of the best trends to emerge in Las Vegas restaurants in 2018 was special dining opportunities. Tasting and pairing menus for one night only isn’t exactly a new concept. However, it seemed as though more restaurants offered special menus than ever before. The pairings often feature adult beverages that complement the best dishes in a restaurant.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) released their Executive Summary for November during the week. As you can see visitor volume was up 5.6%, convention attendance was up 15.6% and overall occupancy in hotels was up 3.6%. Hotel operators in Las Vegas saw that RevPAR (Revenue per available room) was up 13.5% from 2017 to $112.98.
More than ever before Las Vegas is an event town. Long-term nightly artist residencies are a thing of the past. Today, the majority of residencies in Las Vegas are limited engagements or short blasts of shows throughout the year. Artists like Celine Dion are being replaced with artists that will play strategically throughout the year.
The end of the year gives us a chance to look back at what was new and popular in Las Vegas. Today we’ll look at some of the most visited locations in Las Vegas according to rideshare company Lyft. For the fourth year, Lyft is celebrating the Lyftie Awards.
Prices at the newest bars and restaurants on the Vegas Strip haven’t been ” cheap” in years. However, the inflated prices from the 1990’s haven’t stopped and sticker shock is real. There’s nothing like being hit with a $6 price tag for a large iced coffee before you can open your eyes in the morning.
Rock & Rollers is located off the Vegas Strip inside of Commercial Center at 800 Karen Avenue. The location has an extensive history with rock n roll music. The downstairs skating center is where bands like Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Doors, Led Zepplin, and Santana have performed.