Wednesday, August 14, 2019

More Las Vegas resort fees jump to $45 a night - Los Angeles Times

More Las Vegas resort fees jump to $45 a night - Los Angeles Times


More Las Vegas resort fees jump to $45 a night - Los Angeles Times

Posted: 02 Aug 2019 12:00 AM PDT

Overnight stays at three resorts on the Las Vegas Strip just shot up by more than $50 due to increases into those controversial add-ons known as "resort fees."

Rates at Aria, Bellagio and VdaraMGM Resort's three high-end properties in Vegas — climbed to $45 a night effective August 1. When tax is factored in, the tab totals $51.02 a night.

Prior to tax, the previous resort fee was $39 a night, marking a 15% increase.

In a statement, MGM Resorts spokesman Brian Ahern said, "We are constantly evaluating prices to ensure they properly reflect the business landscape and the services and amenities they support."

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That "business landscape" is bound to include the fact that other upscale Vegas hotel-casinos — sister properties Wynn-Encore and Palazzo and Venetian, plus the Waldorf-Astoria — already had increased their resort fees to $45 a night.

"I don't think it matters much on the high end. That customer is less concerned about price," Anthony Curtis, publisher of the Las Vegas Advisor newsletter said in an email.

"It's much more obvious and biting when the difference is $55 and $85," Curtis added, referring to a theoretical $55 room rate with a $30 resort fee tacked on.

The fees at MGM Resorts' other Las Vegas hotels — Circus Circus, Delano, Excalibur, Luxor, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, New York-New York, Park MGM and The Signature at MGM Grand — remain unchanged.

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5 places to dine in Las Vegas when the boss is paying - Las Vegas Review-Journal

Posted: 13 Aug 2019 05:50 PM PDT

Oh, go ahead. You know you want to. If an expense account is part of your travel package, there's no better time to treat yourself to a luxurious dining experience than during MAGIC Las Vegas. Several studies have found Las Vegas to be the most expensive restaurant city in the country — yes, even more than New York — so you may as well enjoy it while somebody else is footing the bill.

Joel Robuchon

Joel Robuchon was named chef of the century by the Gault Millau guide and at one time held more Michelin stars than any other chef in the world. While he sadly passed away last year, the culinary lion's work lives on in those he trained, and his three-Michelin-starred spot at MGM Grand is a fine example of Robuchon's attention to the smallest detail. The nine-course tasting menu, which comprises 17 small dishes, costs $445 per person (without wine), but there are less-expensive options if you want to spare the boss. Along with countless delicacies, you'll find the best mashed potatoes on the planet. MGM Grand, 702-891-7925, mgmgrand.com

Restaurant Guy Savoy

Guy Savoy is a fine French chef in his own right with a raft of Michelin stars, although today he may be most popularly known as the guy who honed Gordon Ramsay's obsession with perfection. His 14-course Prestige Tasting Menu will set you back a comparatively slim $385 per person, but everyone at the table needs to order it, so get that credit card ready. Expect such dishes as a seared foie gras and unagi Napoleon with cherry extraction and green almond, and the chef's justly famous artichoke and black truffle soup. Caesars Palace, 702-731-7286, caesars.com

Vetri Cucina

Marc Vetri's new restaurant at the newly refurbished Palms may be Italian, but it's definitely not your neighborhood Italian. Vetri has said he wants his 56th-floor restaurant — with broad expanses of window to fully take in the view of the Strip just a block away — to be a special-occasion, destination spot, and indeed it is. Don't expect spaghetti and meatballs; do expect chestnut fettucine with wild boar ragu and whole roasted smoked baby goat with soft polenta. Palms, 702-944-5900, palms.com

The NoMad Restaurant

The newly reimagined Park MGM has a hotel-within-a-hotel in an offshoot of New York's NoMad, complete with a "Grand American restaurant." The refined interior is over-the-top refined, with a collection of books reportedly once owned by David Rockefeller. On the menu you'll find a firm dedication to the classics with the likes of Lobster Thermidor, tableside steak tartare and Beef Rossini, Escoffier-style. Park MGM, 702-730-7685, parkmgm.com

Scotch 80 Prime

Scotch 80 Prime is not only a restaurant to see and be seen but also to occasionally spot a celeb or two. And it's perfect for dining with friends, with a mesquite-fired crustacean tower in two sizes, an elaborate golden osetra caviar presentation and a by-the-ounce tomahawk ribeye, minimum 42 ounces. Or get A5 Japanese Kobe, at $49 an ounce. Palms, 702-942-7777, palms.com

Contact Heidi Knapp Rinella at Hrinella@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0474. Follow @HKRinella on Twitter.

Victory Hill Exhibitions Launches 2nd Largest LED Digital Display Along Las Vegas Strip - PRNewswire

Posted: 13 Aug 2019 10:15 PM PDT

Three years in the making, the curved LED digital display system will utilize 5k+ media display technology designed with ultra-high reliability, top-level components and industry-leading redundancy and uptime.

The display will be supported with real-time monitoring and alerts offering a very high level of performance for advertisers, providing the opportunity to share messaging with the millions of passengers that drive and walk by the heavily traveled intersection.

"This project is three years in the making. We are delivering, yet again, on another promise we made when we first opened the Marvel's Avengers Station exhibition in 2016 at Treasure Island in Las Vegas. This is a break-through opportunity for Victory Hill Exhibitions that will provide a fresh, new and immediate incremental revenue stream for our company," said Ron Tan, Executive Chairman & Group CEO of Cityneon Holdings. "The second largest curved LED screen in Las Vegas, the display will provide untapped potential for advertisers to share their brand and messages with the 45 million annual visitors who travel into and along the Las Vegas Strip."

Big Outdoor is chosen as the media partner to handle the sales and marketing for the screen. Big Outdoor owns and operates iconic OOH signage nationwide and continues to expand their digital signage footprint in high profile urban areas with projects such as Victory Park in Dallas and Santa Monica Place. Brad Berkley, Chief Executive Officer of Big Outdoor, said, "Big Outdoor is excited to partner with Victory Hill Exhibitions to bring this iconic digital asset to the Las Vegas market. This location will not only create value for our real estate partners but will also allow our clients to connect brands and advertisers with a truly unique signage opportunity on the Las Vegas Strip."

Victory Hill Exhibitions is the exhibition production company behind two popular interactive exhibits on the Las Vegas Strip, Marvel's Avengers Station located at Treasure Island Hotel & Casino and The Hunger Games: The Exhibition at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino.

Victory Hill Exhibitions
Victory Hill Exhibitions is a subsidiary of Cityneon Holdings, and is an exhibition production company which strives to create interactive exhibits that attract visitors and have educational value. With 25 years of experience and cooperation with pioneers in technology from around the world, Victory Hill is able to create astounding interactive experiences, and can adapt based on our clients' needs to satisfy each and every unique need.

Cityneon Holdings
With its global reach and international partnerships, Cityneon has the capability to serve its clients anywhere in the world. Cityneon was listed on the Mainboard of the Singapore Stock Exchange since 2005, and was privatised on February 2019 by West Knighton Limited, a company wholly owned by Cityneon's Executive Chairman & Group CEO Ron Tan together with Hong Kong veteran entrepreneur and investor Johnson Ko Chun Shun. Johnson is a capital markets veteran and has held controlling interests and directorships in many listed companies.  On 14 May 2019, Cityneon welcomed CITIC Capital as a new shareholder whom holds 10.61% shares in Cityneon. CITIC Capital is part of CITIC Group, one of China's largest conglomerates, and has over US$25 billion of assets under its management across 100 funds and investment products globally. For more information, please visit www.cityneon.net.

Big Outdoor
With offices in Los Angeles, Dallas and New York, Big Outdoor has established itself as a fully integrated, privately-held outdoor advertising company. Its primary focus is to build relationships with key real estate partners while enhancing the value of their properties through highly visible advertising solutions. For more information, please visit www.bigoutdoor.com.

SOURCE Cityneon Holdings Limited

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