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Old Las Vegas 1959

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Harrah’s Shines Light on “Resort Fee”

Gold Plated Door on hidden fees that some Vegas resorts have been tacking on to your bill. As the economy worsened last year, Vegas resorts dropped room rates to unprecedented levels in order to keep their hotels full. But those advertised rates were simultaneously undermined at some properties by something called a “resort fee.” These […]

Shooting in Las Vegas Courthouse

From CNN: Two federal personnel were shot, one fatally, Monday in the lobby of a federal courthouse building in Las Vegas, Nevada, federal officials said. “A deputy U.S. marshal and court security officer were shot at the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse in Las Vegas this morning,” said U.S. Marshals spokesman Jeff Carter. “The gunman […]

What a $300 Massage Feels Like

VegasTripping’s report on the wallet-hurting spa at the new Mandarin Oriental in Vegas. It was around 3pm. The concierge made a 4pm appointment for an 80-minute massage and informed the spa that I would be heading down (“down” to the 8th floor from the 23rd floor Sky Lobby). The elevator doors open and a young […]

Vegas Rex Reviews Aria

Vegas Rex tours the newly opened Aria resort/casino: Anyway, this was the first day I arrived to Aria by private vehicle, and I felt as if I was being dropped off for a flight. Cab and drive-up approaches to Aria require navigating a ramp and/or tunnel, and the long sweeping driveway with large metal awnings […]

Today’s Lunch Craving

Dumplings.. Nom Nom Nom.

Preview of Cirque du Soleil’s Viva Elvis

Oy! Dancers wearing blue suede shoes on their hands while they dance around a giant blue suede shoe? Somewhere, Criss Angel is relieved that he won’t have the shittiest Cirque show in Vegas much longer. (via Vegastripping)

CityCenter: Vegas 4.0

A long profile on CityCenter and MGM Mirage CEO, Jim Murren, who comes across in the article as not quite getting the whole casino part of the casino resort: From the start, analogies to New York City were explicit. The acreage, a spokesman notes, was larger than Rockefeller Center, Times Square and SoHo combined. Among […]

The Bellagio’s Conservatory Dressed for Winter

Prof’s Las Vegas News Blog has a gallery of photos from the Bellagio’s conservatory.

Project CityCenter’s Mandarin Oriental Opens

And as usual, Vegas Rex is there to give you a tour.

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