The Palazzo confirms opening date

The Palazzo, one of the new Las Vegas hotels currently reaching skywards, has confirmed its set to open on December 20th 2007. Some people are surprised by this given its current state of construction (see pic above, taken on 7th July 2007 and courtesy of Mark Adams), but the Las Vegas Sands Corp., owners of […]

Caesar’s Palace Photo Gallery now live

There’s a new photo gallery of Caesar’s Palace Hotel and Casino now online. Caesar’s Palace is huge, and sprawls over 85 acres, so the photos can only show bits of it a time. If you want a single photo capturing the entire resort, you’d need to take it from space (or at least form Google […]

Caesar’s Palace Review

Caesar’s Palace is one of the most recognized names of any casino in the world, let alone Las Vegas, and with good reason. Situated in the centre of the Strip, Caesar’s Palace is simply vast, and has so many jaw dropping sights, you have to visit it even if you don’t spend a dime. Just […]

Sand Storm hits Las Vegas

I’m writing this from the comfort of the traditional British summer, with temperatures struggling to reach 20 degrees C, the worst flooding we’ve had in over 150 years, and the Sun last being seen back in April. Which, as coincidence would have it, was the last time I went to Vegas – and yes, it […]

Is Las Vegas heading for ecological disaster?

It had to come sooner or later. With all the money pouring into Las Vegas in the biggest building boom the strip has ever seen, some commentators are wondering whether the company is growing too fast, and whether its growth will be sustainable. Fast Company have speculated that the combination of low-skilled jobs combined with […]

New Elvis-themed resort heading for the Strip?

Disturbing news reaches us that a new Elivs-themed property is being planned for the south of the Las Vegas strip between the Harley Davidson Cafe and the Smith & Wollensky building just north of the MGM Grand. This area of the strip is currently occupied by the Hawaiian marketplace, which I’ve never liked. It’s full […]

Caesar’s Palace gets new $1 billion expansion

Harrah’s have announced that Caesar’s Palace won’t be left behind in the mad Vegas construction boom, and will have $1 billion spent on expanding the property. Part of the new expansion scheme includes the construction of a new 665 room hotel tower called the Octavius Tower, which will rise some 350 feet into the Vegas […]

Can the Excalibur survive the new Las Vegas building boom?

Old hotels in Vegas are disappearing at an alarming rate, with giant billion dollar mega hotels being built on their imploded ruins. The Stardust went in March 2007, and the New Frontier is set to be imploded in early 2008. These hotels, though large, were old, and although imploding them was expensive, the total cost […]

Luxor undergoes $300 million transformation

The Luxor hotel in Las Vegas is undergoing a huge $300 million refit aimed at freshening the place up and removing much of the Egyptian theme that pervades the place (which you’d have thought would have been quite difficult for a gigantic black pyramid!). The refit is being carried out to ensure the Luxor continues […]

New Project CityCenter renderings

As the giant Project City Center development continues its construction, some more renderings of the new Las Vegas hotel complex have appeared from some of the project’s architects, Rafael Vinoly. The renderings show what the complex will look like both from within its center, and also how it fits in with the existing Las Vegas […]