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Photo Friday in Las Vegas: So Long, Sahara

Photo Friday in Las Vegas: So Long, Sahara May 20, 2011 | Hotels | Read More
This week marked the passing of one of the Strip’s oldest properties, the Sahara, which opened in 1952. The iconic hotel casino’s demise attracted national attention. In Las Vegas, people expressed mixed views about the closing—the Sahara had become a budget destination, and its age was...

Get Away From it All With Specials at Vdara

Get Away From it All With Specials at Vdara May 20, 2011 | Hotels, What's New | Read More
CityCenter brought more to the Las Vegas Strip than just a sleek, modern, look. The complex also incorporated non-gaming properties like Vdara, an all-suites, non-gaming, and non-smoking hotel. The large suites have kitchenettes and great views, and the hotel is just off the Strip. If you’re looking...

Photo Friday in Las Vegas: The Strip, Downtown, and Beyond

Photo Friday in Las Vegas: The Strip, Downtown, and Beyond April 8, 2011 | Hotels, Things to Do | Read More
Las Vegas might be a desert, but if you’re a photographer who loves to capture reflections, you’ll find some great opportunities here. The Bellagio’s lake makes a lovely mirror when it’s not in the middle of a fountain show. In this shot, the moon and Caesars Palace appear on...

The Sahara to Close May 16

The Sahara to Close May 16 March 23, 2011 | Hotels | Read More
Las Vegas likes youth, especially when it comes to hotels. On the Strip, only four hotel casinos built prior to 1960 are still standing: Flamingo, Tropicana, Riviera, and Sahara–but after May 16, that list will shrink. The Sahara recently announced that it will close on May 16. The hotel is still...

The Las Vegas Renovation Craze

The Las Vegas Renovation Craze February 11, 2011 | Hotels | Read More
Las Vegas hotels are facing a dilemma these days: how can they continue offering the newest and best facilities? Vegas is adapting to a harsh economy, and no brand-new hotels will be built any time soon, but the city still attracts over 37 million visitors a year. The answer? Renovations–and all...

Photo Friday in Las Vegas: The MGM Grand

Photo Friday in Las Vegas: The MGM Grand January 15, 2011 | Hotels | Read More
Las Vegas can be an intriguing place–which is great for a photographer. The Strip’s other-wordly appearance gets a lift in today’s Photo Friday shot of the MGM Grand. It’s a little bluer and a touch unreal, which makes it the pefect shot of Vegas. _______________ Photo Friday...

Meet The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Meet The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas December 29, 2010 | Hotels | Read More
Two things strike you when you walk inside the new Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: the property’s compact footprint, and that huge chandelier. The interior of this posh hotel casino is sleek but eclectic, and once you’ve seen the Cosmopolitan, their quirky television ads make sense. A massive,...

Photo Friday in Las Vegas: The Cosmopolitan

Photo Friday in Las Vegas: The Cosmopolitan November 19, 2010 | Hotels, What's New | Read More
On December 15, the Las Vegas Strip’s newest hotel casino opens, which is why it’s the subject of today’s Photo Friday. The Cosmopolitan, located next to the Bellagio, is the only new Strip hotel opening in 2010. The hotel has almost 3,000 rooms, 13 restaurants, a casino (of course),...

Vacation Like a God at Caesars Palace

Vacation Like a God at Caesars Palace November 2, 2010 | Hotels | Read More
Photo courtesy of Harrah's Entertainment. Caesars Palace was once a boxing hot spot. The “Home of Champions” hosted more than 160 boxing contests over a two-decade span featuring famed fighters like Muhammad Ali. These days the competitive prizefighting has faded away (unless you count...

Fall in Las Vegas

Fall in Las Vegas September 10, 2010 | Hotels, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Are you thinking about taking a trip to Vegas this fall? September, October, and November bring near-perfect weather to Las Vegas. It’s a great time for outdoor activities and weddings, and Halloween in Las Vegas is always fun. This fall, why not: Book a room at the Mirage, which is offering deluxe...