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The Harrah's Resort Southern California, an all-encompassing Vegas-style gaming resort just north of San Diego, has not only undergone a name change (it used to be Harrah's Rincon) but it also added an entirely new tower to its property.
Called The Resort Tower North, the 403-room tower joins the resort's two existing towers and bump up the total room count to 1,065 rooms. But these new tower rooms are clearly the ones you want to book with their modern furniture and decor and upgraded amenities. (Rooms in the older towers are very outdated.)
And if you really want to splurge, book one of Resort Tower North's 48 suites which have a killer views of the neighboring mountains. Check out two of the suite types below!
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If you're gambling in AC this weekend and you get hungry, you're about to get lucky. Atlantic City kicked off its fifth annual Food and Wine Festival last night with a pool party at the Harrah's Resort hosted by Food Network star Rocco DiSpirito.
While the pool party gave guests samples of the culinary delights in AC (it goes beyond salt water taffy and funnel cakes), the rest of the weekend will see tastings and talks from culinary experts and TV personalities such as Robert Irvine, the host of "Restaurant Impossible",: the lovable Neelys and expert wino, Laurie Foster. The entire event is being held across all four Caesars Entertainment properties--Caesars, Harrah's Resort, Showboat and Bally's--giving guests access to all four hotels during the event. Well, not guest room access but festival access.
And while the main focus is obviously food (lots of it) and wine (plus cocktails), the festival did take a brief time out during last night's party to donate $7,000 to Architecture for Humanity's Restore the Shore efforts.
Tickets are still open for several events this weekend, which you can buy online here, but room rates are extremely pricey--ranging from $459 at Harrah's to $619 at Caesars. The same is true for other hotels in AC not connected with the events. Looks like people are making good use of the few remaining Shore weekends left in the summer.
Did you hear the story about the woman who, on her first trip to Vegas last week, won the $2.4 million jackpot at the Wheel of Fortune slots? The timing of the big win seems a little convenient considering the massive hit the hotels and casinos are taking with the recession; they could use a little good press right now.
While we'd like to imagine a depression as being all about escapism and people taking advantage of all-you-can-eat crab leg buffets, the reality is that Trump International Hotel and Tower has to give up a second tower for now, Kansas won't get a casino and the MGM Mirage is having trouble holding on to their Project CityCenter in Vegas. Even Harrah's CEO admitted that they aren't exactly cutting corners to help things along: "One of the challenges that has plagued the casino industry for a long time is that we spend money like drunken sailors."
Drunken sailors indeed, as that's exactly who they're hoping you'll become when the recession hits home. Who better to take advantage of $29-$39 per night for Harrah's Total Rewards members or all those free drinks while playing slots? If you're headed to Vegas, Atlantic City or Lake Tahoe in December hoping for a little last-minute Christmas money, keep your eyes peeled for recession specials, which are sure to include more than a bucketful of crab legs.
[Photo via Harrah's]