NEVADA Travel Guide
There's a new resort on the verge of opening in Las Vegas. And, chances are, you've never heard of it. It's because this hotel-casino isn't headed for the famed Strip. No, this multi-million dollar property is about to debut in Downtown Vegas.
While every traveler can instantly picture the Vegas Strip, not as many can do the same when it comes to the city's downtown. That part of Las Vegas has long been home to cheap drinks, cheap gaming, and cheap rooms (see where this is going?) as well as a more relaxed 'everyman' attitude, but isn't usually on the must do list of most Vegas visitors who are more attracted to the (pricier) flash and dazzle of Las Vegas Boulevard.
The new Nobu Hotel has barely been open a full month and already some changes are being made. And we wish it were for the better.
Caeasars Palace, who along with its sister properties in Vegas, so valiantly fought the resort fee craze a few years ago, has finally given in and will now be charging $10-$25 a night at their hotels. Those fees will include a variety of services and amenities, among them, WiFi and fitness center access. We're guessing Nobu, a luxury hotel located within Caesars, will be charging near the $25 mark but we're still awaiting confirmation of the exact price.
Finding a hotel is often only one part of your trip. The other half is getting there. And our bro Jaunted does a bang-up job of covering the latest news and trends in the travel world. Out in Vegas, VegasChatter is keeping us informed on what's going down in Sin City.
[Photo: Danial Mente for VegasChatter]
In case you hadn't realized, the final moments of 2012 are just a month away. We know there will be parties-a-plenty, but if you wanted to finish the year baller-style, Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas is offering a $60,000 Presidential New Year’s Eve package.
Yes, it's time for some Fantasy Friday dreaming!
You and your special someone will get three nights in one of the hotel’s Presidential Suites (there's two: the Mandarin and the Emperor Suite), with limousine transfer to and from McCarran airport. A complimentary visit to the salon will ensure you look the part for a six-course gala dinner on New Year’s Eve, personally prepared by Chef Pierre Gagnaire at restaurant Twist. After the lavish meal, where you’ll get to meet Pierre himself, a bottle of champagne and table will be waiting at Mandarin Bar to ring in 2013. The next day starts with a hangover brunch at MOzen, followed by a couple’s treatment in the spa.
Our sister VegasChatter has been diligently following the details on the new Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace, which officially opens in February. But today marks the first day the general public (the Nobu Inner Circle were able to do so before now) can book a stay at the highly anticipated hotel. The website shows January being fully sold out, which can only mean there will be the soft-opening hotel officials have discussed, and perhaps even opening up bookings for December.
As expected, the Caesar's Palace website has been pretty jammed today with the huge bum rush to stay at the 180-room haven ensconced inside Caesar's Centurion Tower. It's the Japanese restaurant group's first daliance into the hotel world .
Hotel guests will of course get first dibs on reservations at the Nobu Restaurant scheduled to open in January. It will be the largest in the chain, coming in at 12,775 square-feet.
Starting rates are listed at $249 per night for February bookings.
A typical Four Seasons Vegas hotel room. As wild as Jason Biggs.
Oh the irony. Just as the Vegas PR peeps celebrate the 10 year anniversary of “What happens here stays here”, a Vegas hotel pops up in a story that definitely should have stayed in the 702.
And not just any Vegas hotel. It’s only the bloody Four Seasons Las Vegas.
The FS Vegas – tucked quietly away on top of Mandalay Bay, an idyll, a haven, a palm-fronded-pooled paradise, as its fans will have you believe – was, apparently, where Jason Biggs off of American Pie and his wife hired a prostitute to jazz up their marriage of 12 whole months.
The source for this sordid tale (which the Daily Mail immediately lapped up, obvs) is none other than Mrs Biggs, Jenny Mollen, who wrote an interminably long article about it on Playboy-affilliated website The Smoking Jacket.