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Jobs Summer pool job fairs at Las Vegas hotels | 2019 Jordan Gartner 12:34 AM, Jan - KTNV Las Vegas

Posted: 04 Jan 2019 12:00 AM PST

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Resorts in Las Vegas are already looking forward to the summer pool season with job fairs happening early in the year.

Here are a few of the summer pool job fairs happening soon:

Mirage - Bare Pool Lounge - Feb. 19

Bare Pool Lounge at The Mirage is looking to fill approximately 50 seasonal pool jobs.

A hiring event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Portofino inside The Mirage.

Available positions include model bus runners, bartenders, bar apprentices and cocktail servers.

Candidates must be at least 21-years-old and should arrive for interviews wearing proper pool attire/bathing suits. Changing rooms will be provided.

Anyone interested is encouraged to bring a resume and to apply in advance here .

Tahiti Village - Feb. 19

Tahiti Village Resort is holding a Job fair for its seasonal hiring and the other aquatic staff positions on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

Hiring event is from noon to 6 p.m. and will be held at Tahiti Village, 7200 Las Vegas Blvd. South at Warm Springs Road.

Job seekers should come dressed for success with plenty of resumes.

The event will be in the Kahiko Room, on the second floor of the corporate building above Denny's.

Department managers will meet with job seekers and provide on-the-spot job interviewing and hiring.

The company is seeking qualified applicants for the following positions:

* Call Center Agents
* Front Desk Agents
* Bell Desk
* Facilities & Maintenance
* Security Officers
* Pool Bar Positions
* Housekeeping
* Bartenders, Servers & Retail Cashiers
* Transportation Drivers
* Lifeguards and Aquatics Staff

"We are looking forward to filling nearly 100 job openings at this hiring event," says Reggie Leipsic, Director of Employment & Recruiting. "We are committed to providing job opportunities in our community and promoting a diverse population for employment."

We welcome applicants to experience a Tahitian-inspired job fair reflecting the tropical ambience and island atmosphere of the resort.

Tropicana Las Vegas - Feb. 21

With summer quickly approaching, Tropicana Las Vegas is looking for eager applicants to join the team for this year's pool season! On Thursday, Feb. 21, candidates seeking summer positions are invited to an open casting call at the Havana Room at Tropicana Las Vegas located at3801 Las Vegas Blvd South.

The hours will be as follows:

  • 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cocktail Servers
  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. All other Positions
  • 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cocktail Servers

Open positions include supervisors, cocktail servers, bartenders, bar backs, pool attendants, food runners, bussers, and lifeguards. Please note, cocktail servers require audition in swimwear, all other positions must wear business casual attire. Bartenders must possess a union pour card as well.

Interested applicants must apply online prior to attending casting call.

Plaza Hotel & Casino - Feb. 22

The Plaza Hotel & Casino will be holding a job fair at the Pool at the Plaza on Friday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to fill numerous positions at its fully renovated rooftop pool this summer.

Interviews and auditions will occur at the job fair for the following seasonal positions: Bartender, Apprentice Bartender, Cocktail Server, Pool Attendant, Lifeguard, Food Truck Attendants, and Security Officers.

Individuals interested in applying for these available positions should complete an application in advance online .

Applicants are encouraged to bring head shots and resumes to the job fair.

Job offers, contingent upon successful completion of pre-employment screening, will be offered onsite.


Palms Las Vegas - Jan. 4-6

The Palms hotel-casino will be hosting a casting call for its new dayclub and nightclub set to open later this year. The new club is looking to fill 1,000 positions from cocktail servers to hosts and go-go dancers before its scheduled spring opening.

Here is the casting call schedule:

Jan. 4:
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (marketing hosts, promoters, VIP liaisons)

Jan. 5:
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (security)

Jan. 6:
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (all positions)

All applicants should bring appropriate swim attire for the relevant positions and the hiring event entrance will be near the Pearl Concert Theater.

Also, casting call mailing list updates are available here from Station Casinos.

Caesars Entertainment - Jan. 5

Candidates seeking summer positions are invited to the 2019 Summer Pool Hiring Event at the Caesars Entertainment Employment Center. With eight Las Vegas resorts seeking new team members, hundreds of positions are available for the duration of the exciting 2019 pool season.

Applicant interviews will take place Saturday, Jan. 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Applications must be completed in advance here .

Hakkasan Group - Jan. 4-5 & 14-16
Global hospitality company, Hakkasan Group, announces its 2019 pool season casting call for its globally recognized dayclubs at MGM Grand hotel-casino and LIQUID Pool Lounge at ARIA hotel-casino beginning Friday, Jan. 4.

Interested applicants are invited to audition for an array of open opportunities including model cocktail servers, model beverage runners, model bartenders, model barbacks, security specialists, promoters, food runners, cashiers, lifeguards and bar porters for both popular daylife venues.

Limited to 250 interviews per day, job seekers may apply at Hakkasan Nightclub inside MGM Grand on Friday, Jan. 4 and Saturday, Jan. 5 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Also, Monday, Jan. 14 through Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Must be a minimum of 21 years old to apply and willing to audition in swimwear for model positions.

More information is available here .

M Resort - Jan. 18 & 19
M Resort spa-casino's M Pool and DayDream Pool Club prepare for an unprecedented pool season with casting calls on Friday, Jan. 18 and Saturday, Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Ravello Lounge on the casino floor.

Prospective employees should apply online prior to arrival and a resume and a headshot is also requested for all auditioning.

Available positions:

Model Bar Back
Model Bartender
Model Cocktail Server
Model Food Runner
Pool Attendant
VIP Host


Cocktail Servers from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
All other positions from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cocktail Servers from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

MGM Resorts - Jan. 9 & 12
Don't let the cold weather fool you, it's time to think about summer. And about joining the MGM Resorts team. The company is hiring seasonal employees for all properties across the Strip.

MGM Resorts is gearing up for the busy Las Vegas pool season by holding a Seasonal Career Fair to fill more than 1,000 poolside positions at 13 different resorts on the Las Vegas Strip: ARIA, Bellagio, Circus Circus, Delano, Excalibur, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, The Mirage, Park MGM, New York-New York, The Signature at MGM Grand and Vdara.

The resoirt said its looking for engaging, energetic employees to support seasonal pool and hotel operations.

Positions include pool guest attendants, lifeguards, cabana hosts, security officers, , retail, massage therapists, spa attendants and more.

The Seasonal Career Fair is Wednesday, Jan. 9 and Saturday, Jan. 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mandalay Bay in the South Convention Center on the third floor in the South Seas Ballroom.

Applicants are encouraged to:
Apply in advance here . Bring multiple copies of their current resumé.Park in the convention center parking garage and then take the escalators to the South Seas Ballroom. Parking is free for applicants, who may pick up a voucher at the event.
Interviews will be conducted at the event, and some applicants will be hired on the spot.

Job training for applicants who are selected for the seasonal positions will begin as soon as February. The resort pool season in Las Vegas generally extends through mid-October.

Flamingo Las Vegas - Jan. 14
Pool season is right around the corner and Flamingo Las Vegas' GO Pool Dayclub is hosting a casting call for open positions on Monday, Jan. 14.

The daylife destination is accepting applications for bartenders, cocktail servers, bar apprentices, bar porters, food runners, VIP hosts, cabana hosts, fountain workers and security guards looking to join the "flock" and provide impeccable guest service throughout the 2019 pool season.

The Jan. 14 open casting call will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bally's Employment Center located at 3645 Las Vegas Blvd South.

Applicants can also view open positions and submit resumes online .

Cosmopolitan Las Vegas - Jan. 15-16 & 19
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will host a three-day pool hiring mixer for the 2019 summer season. The resort is looking to fill the following positions on the specified days and times:

Tuesday, Jan. 15
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Beverage Servers

Wednesday, Jan. 16
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Mixologists, Bar Porters, Food Servers and Bussers

Saturday, Jan. 19
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Hosts and Lifeguards

The Cosmopolitan ditches the traditional career fair and invites jobseekers to dive into new opportunities during this social, mixer-style event at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. on level two of The Chelsea Tower. Attendees will enjoy tray-passed mocktails and a musical guest while meeting with hiring managers. Jobseekers are encouraged to dress business casual and bring their resumés to the event.

Interested professionals can apply online.

Feb. 11

JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa and Rampart Casino are looking to hire for multiple food and beverage positions, as well as positions for the upcoming pool season, Spa Aquae, and more. More than 60 positions are available at the Summerlin resort and qualified candidates will be hired onsite during a job fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 11. Positions include lifeguards, cooks, hosts and food runners, spa therapists, management and more. Those who wish to apply must fill out the online application prior to attending the job fair at

The Very Best Of Las Vegas 2019 For Every Budget - Forbes

Posted: 18 Feb 2019 12:00 AM PST

Las Vegas Boulevard - aka "The Strip" - draws tens of millions of visitors from all over the world each year.Getty

Las Vegas remains a perennial favorite for leisure and business travelers, and its fans - myself included - look forward to every visit. It's one of the most exciting and entertaining cites in the world, has arguably America's best food scene, and there is a lot to see and do. But at the same time, there is no place I get so many questions about in terms of where to stay, where to eat and the like, and it can be stressful just trying to make these choices. More than in other destinations, visitors seem to have a fear that whatever they do they might be missing out on a better alternative, and in addition, the scene in Vegas is always changing fast, as things close, open and are reborn.

So, for the moment, here is a handy guide that will help you drill down and make informed decision for your upcoming trips, whether you are a high roller or budget traveler.

Best Lodging

All 51 suites in the Forbes 5-Star Skylofts hotel atop MGM Grand are two-story duplexes. Photo: MGM Resorts

Top Tier Luxury: The most annoying thing about many so-called "luxury" hotels in Vegas is waiting: in line to check in, check out, for taxis, and endless waits for bellmen with luggage, room service, etc. Not at the Forbes 5-Star Skylofts, which is impossible to beat if you've got deep pockets. This boutique property within the city's largest hotel offers the best of all worlds, with white glove privacy, swank rooms and easy access, plus all the amenities and offerings of the mega-resort MGM Grand mothership. Skylofts is a 51-unit property occupying the top two floors of the hotel, and all are two-level luxury residences with extras such as billiard tables, Bang & Olufsen home theaters, Jura espresso machines, walk-in steam showers, and whirlpool infinity bathtubs. It has butlers, Rolls Royce and limo house cars, and best of all, a separate no-wait entrance/front desk with private elevators. Private Entrance Alternatives: Villas at the Mirage, Tower Suites at Wynn & Encore.

Upscale Bang For The Buck: Because the Cosmopolitan was originally designed as condos, not a hotel, it has bigger, nicer rooms than its competitors but at prices in line with the rest of the Strip. It also has great restaurants across the board and a stunning new food hall concept. If you want a great location in one of the top resort properties in the heart of the strip, check out the Cosmo. Alternative: Nobu Hotel in Caesars Place.

The huge Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino is one of the best reasonably mid-tier Vegas properties, full of good restaurants, hotel options, music and a sense of lively fun.Getty

Premium:  Of the above average hotels in Vegas, my favorite has always been Mandalay Bay. Much less cookie cutter than other Vegas hotels, it's got one of the better casino and resort layouts, one of the best pool complexes, lots of great restaurants in every price range, and a more lively, energetic vibe going on. It has aged better than peers like the Mirage and despite being enormous, feels manageable. If you want a one class upgrade, the boutique Delano within the resort can still be affordable compared to other Vegas luxury hotel-within-resort concepts. Another options is the little known, all-suite, non-gaming Signature at MGM Grand, set behind the city's largest resort and further off the Strip, which offers the best room product at its price point and a bit of peace and quiet for anyone who goes to Vegas for that. Alternative: The just massively renovated Palms has nice rooms, great restaurants and cool bars, but its slightly off-Strip location is slightly off-putting to some.

Mid-Level on Strip: There are three general categories of Strip Hotels: Upscale (Bellagio, Venetian, Wynn, etc), Lower End (TI, Circus Circus, Excalibur, etc.) and the in between, name brands that tend to be overlooked. This is where you find the best combination of value and decent lodging, not luxury but not scary either. Top choices in this category include The Linq (a Caesars property), Paris (also Caesars), New York New York (MGM), and if you can live with a more offbeat location, the Stratosphere typically has great rates.

Downtown Las Vegas and the pedestrianized light show of Fremont Street still represent some of the best values in Las Vegas.Getty

Budget: If you want to stretch your maximum dollar, head Downtown, where despite a recent major revival, prices are still lower than on the Strip. The D is a near perfect combo of quirky, fun, boutique and cheap, with a great location, deep pocketed owners who like to reinvest, and makes a great downtown home base. Alternatives: Golden Gate, Plaza.

Best Dining

Estiatorio Milos is a stunning fine dining Greek eatery in Vegas, New York, Montreal, Miami, & Athens, specializing in an amazing selection of fresh fish.Larry Olmsted

Deluxe: Vegas has amazing fine dining. For the best of the best in the city, an epic 3-Michelin star experience that rivals any fine dining eatery in the world, make a reservation (way) in advance at Joel Robuchon in the MGM. It doesn't get any better. Great steakhouses can be found all over town, but the finest is CUT by Wolfgang Puck in the Venetian, which hits all the bases, with great steaks, great sides, great apps, great wine list, great service and really broad selection. Another category Vegas excels at is high-end sushi, so if you are on an expense account, head to Mizumi at Wynn, Yellowtail in Bellagio, or the flagship Nobu in Caesars. At a slightly lower price point, I've heard great things about the brand-new Catch in Aria. If you are willing to lay out top dollar for a fine dining Greek experience., Estiatorio Milos in the Cosmopolitan remains one of my all times faves, amazing for any kind of whole fish, meticulously sourced, the best of the best seafood from around the world. One of the best kept high-end secrets is Lakeside at Wynn, which combines a deluxe steakhouse and great seafood, with something no other place has - a tableside cart with a variety of rare types of whole lobsters from around the world.

James Beard Award winning chef Michael Symon runs one of the nation's best barbecue spots, Mabel's BBQ in Cleveland. Now Mable's BBQ is open in Vegas!Palms Las Vegas

Affordable: Want a crazy decadent Vegas experience without breaking the bank? The Saturday and Sunday champagne-fueled Sterling brunch in Ballys remains a top choice for really living Vegas-style, one of just a handful of bottomless brunches in the country pouring real French champagne, unlimited, along with all-you-can- eat sushi bar, caviar bar, lamb chops, and the signature whole lobster tails. Go here, load up, skip dinner and you will feel like the smartest visitor ever. Upscale, delicious and exquisitely sourced Mexican and Southwestern cuisine by celebrity chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, TV's "Too Hot Tamales," at the Border Grill in Mandalay Bay remains one of my top recommendations in the city for a really great dinner at a reasonable price. You cannot go wrong here, from margaritas with hand squeezed juice to sustainable and authentic seafood. The famous Carnegie Deli in New York closed after decades of wooing tourists, locals and celebrities, but the original real deal pastrami and corned beef, made by the original Carnegie owner, can still be found in crazy big overstuffed sandwiches at the surviving Carnegie outpost in the Mirage. Newcomer Mabel's BBQ in the Palms is a spin-off of celebrity chef and James Beard winner Michael Symon's Cleveland eatery, in turn one of the best BBQ spots the country. It's far and away the best BBQ near the Strip, with ribs to die for, and everything else is great too. Some of the best and most creative burgers in town - along with insanely decadent pudding milkshakes - can be had in a fun atmosphere at star chef Gordon Ramay's BurGR in Planet Hollywood.

Bargain: Tony's Pizzeria Napoletana in San Francisco is the nation's single best pizzeria, and Tony has a smaller but awesome satellite in downtown Vegas, Pizza Rock. It's the best pizza in Vegas. The famous celebrity chef duo, "The Too Hot Tamales," of Border Grill fame (above), just opened a fast-casual grab and go counter with a Mexican riff on slow smoked Southern BBQ. It's called BBQ Mexicana, it is in the back of Mandalay Bay, and the burnt end burrito isn't just good, it is stunning, the best burrito of any kind I have ever tasted, worth the trip and really budget friendly.

If you need cheap food fast at any time of day, but especially in the wee hours of the night, be glad that America's oldest burger chain and famed inventor of the bite sized slider, White Castle, finally came West with their only location for a thousand miles, smack in the middle of the Strip. Downtown you can also quench a 24-hour booze fueled hunger on the cheap at Sin City's outpost of Detroit's legendary hot dog spot, American Coney Island, at the D. Vegas is so popular with visitors from Hawaii that is sometimes nicknamed the "9th Hawaiian Island." Many of these visitors choose the California Hotel downtown, and its otherwise non-descript 24 hour coffee shop, the Market Street Café, is famously popular for its very affordable renditions of Hawaiian favorites, especially oxtail soup, but also standards and daily specials including oxtail stew, chicken long rice, Kalua pig with cabbage, chicken adobo, island short ribs, chicken curry, seafood catch of the day, island curry stew pot, saimin, teriyaki beef or chicken plates, and Chinese-style fried chicken. There's even a morning buffet with beloved Hawaiian breakfast staple, Portuguese sausage.

Entertainment & Attractions

The choreographed fountains at Bellagio have been the centerpiece of the hotel since it opened in 1998 - and they are a great example of the kind of entertainment you can enjoy for free in Vegas.Getty

The concert-style big name shows often cost more than the best "regular" Vegas stage extravaganzas, but this doesn't make them better. In fact, you can see concerts anywhere but many of the Vegas shows are only here. If you are a fan, you will want to make an effort to see your favorite music star, but otherwise consider the more traditional offerings. See my recent piece on the "5 Best Shows To See in Vegas Right Now" for more details. Also, you can often get tickets cheaper through third party Vegas ticket sites than from the box office.

Celine Dion has been the biggest Vegas headliner-in-residence for 15 years, but the next few months will be your last chance to catch her live.Denise Truscello

Top Shelf: For the past few years the queen of Vegas has been Celine Dion, but her longstanding residency at Caesars is ending May 31, and this makes the show even more of a must-see then ever until then. Decent seats go for face value of $350 while you can spend two to three times that to be in the orchestra. Other top headliners frequently doing extended stays here include Britney Spears, Cher and Aerosmith, though Lady Gaga, who will be at the Park Theater at the new MGM Park (formerly Monte Carlo), looks best positioned to assume Dion's crown.

Awesome But Affordable: Absinthe is the consensus best show in town, but be warned it is crude and uses a lot of sexually explicit humor. It is also side splitting hilarious, while packing in the same kind of extreme physical feats that wow audiences at Cirque du Soleil shows. I tell all my friends if they want to see one show in Vegas, make it Absinthe at Caesars. It is a small venue with no bad seats, tickets star at a very reasonable $99, you can get really goods seats for $139, and the most you can spend is $199 for a private VIP table and free drink. If you have already seen Absinthe, the same producers opened a new show called Opium, which I will see shortly on my next visit, in its own theater at the Cosmopolitan.

It's sort of a must to catch one of the six Cirque du Soleil shows in Vegas, and they are all good, but I am partial to the Beatles Love, and Ka would be my last choice. However, if you are a fan of Michael Jackson's music, catch that one, and if you want to go vintage Cirque, see Mystere, which started the whole ball rolling, while the most over the top production is the water-based stage of O. They are all great. I just checked and you can get weekend night tickets to Love starting at $75 and it's hard to imagine more top shelf entertainment bang for the buck. If you want to catch one of the city's most acclaimed name brand musical resident headliners without breaking the bank, check out Carlos Santana, who regularly plays multiple shows at the House of Blues, with lots of tickets available for (well) under $200.

Only in Vegas will entire stages for major shows be made of water. This is Cirque du Soleil's O at Bellagio.MGM Resorts International

Great and Very Affordable: Magic shows have always been a Vegas staple, but the top star of recent years has been Mat Franco, the first magician to win America's Got Talent, and headliner of his own show at the Linq. Magic Reinvented Nightly is great, suitable for families, and tickets start at just over $50.

Cheap: Two of my favorite attractions in Vegas are the really cool Neon Museum and Mob Museum. The former is a must for first time visitors and anyone who is interested in Vegas history and lore, the second speaks more to Godfather, Casino and Untouchables fans. At Neon you want to spring for the awesome Guided Tour, which is $28. Mob Museum tickets are $23, and you can get a combo of both these experiences for $48 (good for 7 days).

The High Roller is a London Eye-style observation wheel just off the Strip, and I recommend it heartily, especially for first time visitors. In fact, it should be your first stop to get a good physical orientation of the city from an aerial perspective. You can buy tickets online from $23, with a surcharge at night (more neon!), but the really cool option a lot of people don't know about is the "Happiest Half Hour," with special bar cars where you can enjoy open bar during your 30-minute revolution. You can get these tickets from $35 and just buying a beer in the gift shop to take on is a worse deal than full open bar.

Brooklyn Bowl in the Linq promenade is a spinoff of a popular venue from New York's Brooklyn that combines a bowling alley, great food at really reasonable prices, bar and live music venue. They get national bands of the caliber of Jane's Addiction and Post Malone for an average ticket price of $25-$35, you can have a delicious entrée for twenty bucks during the show, and you can even watch from your own bowling lane with full F&B service.

Free: The top totally free attractions remain the dancing waters and music fountain show in front of Bellagio and the animatronic mythological statue shows in Caesars Place. The former go off every 30 minutes from noon on weekend and 3PM on weekdays, picking up the pace to every 15 minutes between 8PM and 12AM. The latter are fire, water and sound packed Disney-style spectacles that bring otherwise normal looking statues in fountains to life. There are two different shows, and both go off every hour on the hour from 11AM to 10 or 11 PM. Atlantis is located in front of the Cheesecake Fantasy, and the Festival of Fountains in front of the Tourneau watch shop.

There are also a slew of "only in Vegas" activities ranging from operating really heavy construction equipment to driving Lamborghinis to doing yoga with Dolphins, and I did a whole another piece on the "10 Coolest Things You Didn't Know You Can Do in Vegas."


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