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Story by Alessandro Renesis | Mar 9, 2022 – 5:52PM | LIFESTYLE
“When it comes to luxury hotel rooms, there’s crazy and then there’s Las Vegas crazy.
Located right in the middle of one of the most unforgiving deserts in the U.S, and founded by a gangster half a century ago, Sin City is a mad town where nothing is ever too much. Or too expensive.
Las Vegas hotels often include a casino and are rebuilt, renamed and revamped every other week.
So we’ve put together a list of 10 of the most crazy expensive hotel rooms in Las Vegas right now.
10. Secret Suites at the Vdara ($1,500)
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The new and old owners of the Venetian and Palazzo casino resorts and former Sands Expo and Convention Center announced Wednesday they have completed the sale of the iconic Las Vegas Strip properties for $6.25 billion.
Apollo Global Management and Las Vegas Sands Corp. said in separate statements that gamblers, conventioneers and hotel guests should see few changes at the luxury hotel complex including the renamed Venetian Expo.
The names will remain the same and George Markantonis, CEO of The Venetian Resort, said the management team will stay in place.
“We have an exciting opportunity to build on our past successes while capturing future opportunities,” Markantonis said, citing hospitality, meetings and events, gambling and entertainment.
New York-based VICI Properties acquired assets associated with the Venetian Resort Las Vegas and the expo for $4 billion. Apollo Global Management bought Venetian operations for $2.25 billion.
Apollo executives told Nevada casino regulators last week the company will step into an ongoing partnership with Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. to continue development of the $1.9 billion, 17,500-seat MSG Sphere being built just east of The Venetian Expo, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
Sands, the company led by Sheldon Adelson until his death last year, will effectively cease U.S. operations to focus on operations in Asia.
From Las Vegas Mafia History
“I’m sure that some old school Vegas locals remember watching this, but for those who haven’t this is one of the best Mob documentaries I’ve ever seen. I am also sure that this influenced both Martin Scorsese & Nick Pileggi to make Casino, and it shows some of the real footage that inspired some of Casino’s best scenes.PS: The old A&E show American Justice also did a great 2-hour special.”
RIP Ned Day
VegasTripping was born over blackjack wound-licking meal at Golden Nugget’s Carson Street Cafe (it’s gone now.) The idea was simple – the internet needed a no-holds-barred honest guide to Las Vegas devoid of corporate approved marketing hype. The name VegasTripping – a multi-dimensional play on letters and words – was quickly sketched out in crayon on a Keno card. The following day, May 4, 2004, we purchased the domain name VegasTripping.com.
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MGM Resorts International has agreed to sell the Las Vegas Strip’s first megaresort, the Mirage, to Hard Rock International for nearly $1.1 billion in cash.
Hard Rock International is set to acquire the operations of the Mirage, subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, according to a Monday news release. Hard Rock said it plans to build a 1,000-room guitar-shaped hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, but chairman Jim Allen would not confirm whether that means the company would demolish the Mirage or add new construction.
“I don’t think we have definitive plans at this point,” Allen told USA TODAY Tuesday. “We’ll continue to work our designs, but certainly we’re committed at minimum to a 1,000-room guitar-shaped hotel and new low rise. … We’re just not commenting on the rest of the scope until we work through all those designs.” Read more…
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) — A California-originated plant-based fast food restaurant has opened its first location in the Las Vegas Valley.
Plant Power Fast Food opened at 7090 W. Craig Road, near U.S. 95. The restaurant uses 100% plant-based ingredients.
Clark County Commissioner Ross Miller held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the restaurant on Friday morning. The first 100 guests were given vouchers good for a free burger on their next visit.
The restaurant is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, click here.
The pandemic forced a lot of places to stop the service, but in a few weeks, Clark County will allow buffets to continue again.
Alexandra and Tremaine Johnson love visiting buffets. In fact, it was a weekly ritual for the Las Vegas couple.
“It is easy so we don’t have to pick what the other one wants to eat,” said Alexandra Johnson. “And I am a picky eater, I can eat what I like,” added Tremaine Johnson. COVID-19 shut a lot of self-serving buffets down, putting a stop to one of the things Las Vegas is famous for.
But there is good news: Clark County says buffets can open again starting May 1. “Just going to the other buffets their deserts are different everyone offers something different, so it is exciting to be out and be free again,” said Tremaine Johnson. However, some in the food business say they will still be taking precautions.
Pam Howatt owns a catering business, and although 95% of her events were canceled during the pandemic, her team made sure the buffets she did have were safe.
“So they still get the same choices they still get the quantities of what they want but we serve it for them so only we handle their plate until it gets to the end,” Howatt said.
It is a new method to the traditional buffet style that Howatt says she will keep.
“I don’t t think everyone handling the same utensil over and over again is a good option now that we have gone through all this,” Howatt said.
As for the Johnson’s, they say they will go to the first buffet that opens up.
As for the big casinos and hotels, 8 News Now did reach out to Wynn, MGM and Caesars Entertainment, but we have not heard anything on what their plans are to resume buffet services.
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LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Caesars Entertainment has announced plans to resume hotel operations seven days a week at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino beginning Monday, April 19.
Previously, the hotel accommodated weekend stays only, while the gaming floor has been operating 24/7 since the property reopened in December 2020.
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In addition to the hotel, the following amenities will also be open seven days a week at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino:Gaming
Race & Sports Book
All-American Bar & Grille
Hash House A Go Go
KJ Dim Sum & Seafood
Starbucks (near the hotel elevators)
Bars and Lounges
Purple Zebra Daiquiri Bar
Race & Sports Book Bar
Rio Logo Store
Count’s Tattoo Company
Luxe Vegas Royalty
Paradise Island Wear
KISS by Monster Mini Golf
VooDoo Beach at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino