Las Vegas Dunes Hotel implosion videos

The Dunes hotel in Las Vegas was an icon of the Las Vegas strip for decades, until its life was cut short in 1993 by Steve Wynn, who decided that the ageing hotel had reached the end of its life and needed to go. So it was that the Dunes was imploded in front of […]

History of the Las Vegas Dunes Hotel

The Dunes was an iconic Las Vegas Hotel whose name even today is still remembered along the strip. It’s long gone now, of course – imploded in two stages to make way for The Bellagio in 1993 and 1994. This being Vegas, though, it’s demise was as spectacular as the old hotel’s reputation merited. The […]

Pictures of CityCenter Las Vegas taking shape

Project CityCenter, MGM Mirage’s mammoth $7.7 billion series of hotels and condos on the Las Vegas strip, is slowly taking shape. Actually, it’s quickly taking shape, as these new photos show! What’s interesting to me is that despite still being in the early stages of construction, the glass is being added to the building. Now, […]

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 […]

What everyone needs to know about Las Vegas

Las Vegas is one of the wonders of the modern world, but try telling your feet that when you’ve walked more in a day than you normally do in a year! To help you survive your trip to Las Vegas, here are some top Las Vegas tips on how to be at your best all […]

Huge Las Vegas Pulse merges the Strip with Downtown

This is an artist’s rendering of Pulse, a massive mixed-use development that’s just been approved by Las Vegas City Council. Like all good Las Vegas projects, Pulse has several interesting features. The first is its location. Situated just north of the Stratosphere, Pulse aims to extend the strip further north, effectively blurring the boundaries between […]

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 […]

Las Vegas – past, present and 30 billion dollar future

Las Vegas has been referred to as one of the modern wonders of the world, and for good reason. Long gone are the days when Vegas was a cheesy sleazy place full of casinos and endless Elvis memorabilia. Today, Vegas is an ultra-modern party town that’s rapidly going upmarket, with more attractions per square mile […]

When the Bellagio and Venetian gambled Vegas’s future

Las Vegas is currently in the middle of an unprecedented $30 billion building boom, with another $50 billion set to follow that, with few analysts worrying over whether Las Vegas can support the tens of thousands of new hotel rooms that are being created. But it wasn’t always like that. Ten years ago, the Venetian […]