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Review of New York New York hotel and casino

New York, New York – so good they built it twice! New York New York is one of Las Vegas’s many themed hotels. Situated on the south side of the strip directly opposite the MGM Grand, New York New York features a scale replica of the Manhattan skyline, but with one slight difference – a […]

Caesar’s Palace to get new $1 billion extension

Caesar’s Palace must have been feeling a bit left out, what with all the talk of new multi-billion hotels going up all around it. So they decided to join in the fun, and have announced a new $1 billion extension to the property, which has just been approved. Read on to see what Caesar’s Palace’s […]

Mandalay Bay hotel rooms get $150 million refit

The Mandalay Bay hotel sits proudly at the south end of the Las Vegas strip, acting as a shining gold bookend that represents the end of the strip. A giant gold tower may sound gaudy, but in the relentless Las Vegas sun, the Mandalay Bay looks stunning. At least, from the outside! Inside, it’s been […]

Frontier to close July 15th

The Frontier, which has been on the expected-to-be-demolished list for some time now, has finally got a closing date: midnight July 15th. The Frontier was looking increasingly ropey, and the only “attraction” (if that’s the right word!) was Gilley’s, the red-neck club featuring topless bull-riding girls and bikini mud wrestling. So in just a month’s […]

Venetian Hotel Las Vegas Review

The Venetian Hotel is one my favourite hotels in Las Vegas. It’s wonderfully cheesy, yet at the same time truly astonishing. The thought of recreating Venice in the middle of the Nevada desert, filled with thousands of slot machines and poker tables, is what gives rise to the impression of the cheese, but seeing it […]

New Vegas Hotels dwarf their older neighbours

As the north end of the Vegas strip goes mad with multi-billion dollar developments, one thing has become increasingly clear – these new Vegas hotels and casinos are monsters! As if the existing hotels weren’t big enough, the new hotels currently under development are dwarfing their older neighbours. As you can see from this shot, […]

The completed Palazzo

The Palazzo is slowly starting to take shape. The new hotel being built between The Wynn and The Venetian is set to open later this year (though more likely early next year), but for those who can’t wait to see what it looks like, here’s an artist’s impression! The main hotel is the large left […]

From The Stardust to Echelon Place – pictures of the changing face of Vegas

The Stardust Hotel was a legendary hotel in Las Vegas, with an iconic sign, distinctive building, and playing host to scores of famous acts down the ages. Until, that is, it was demolished in March 2007. Now, it’s just a heap of smouldering rubble, waiting for the new $4 billion Echelon Place to be constructed […]

New Photos of the Wynn Hotel Las Vegas now online

The Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas is a luxurious upmarket hotel directly opposite the Fashion Show shopping mall. Built by legendary Vegas resort owner Steve Wynn, The Wynn is a $2.7 billion hotel and casino with 2,716 hotel rooms, 111,000 square foot casino, 22 restaurants and food outlets, and the only golf course in Las […]

Wynn Golf Course to become another mega-resort

Among the many attractions of The Wynn Hotel is its 18 hole golf course, the only one of its kind in Las Vegas, and which was redeveloped when The Wynn was being constructed. Playing golf amongst beautiful greenery in the middle of the desert is no odder than anything else in Las Vegas, although the […]