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MGM Mirage to build second Project CityCenter near Circus Circus

The North end of the Vegas strip has being going mad recently, with four new multi-billion dollar casino and hotel resorts currently under construction, and another one about to begin now that El Ad has bought the ageing Frontier and has plans to knock it down and build, yup, another multi-billion dollar casino and hotel! […]

Photos of Orleans Hotel now online

I go to Las Vegas on business, presenting at various conferences. This year (2007), the conference was held at the Orleans Hotel, which, given that it’s not actually on the Strip, is not a hotel I’d ever visited before. Indeed, such is its location that you’d never even know it existed unless you actually looked […]

New Frontier sold, Montreux now canned

The New Frontier hotel and casino has been sold by Phil Ruffin to Elad Properties who intend to implode the Frontier and replace it with a $5 billion hotel based on New York’s Plaza Hotel. Ruffin had plans to implode the Frontier later this year and develop a $2.6 billion Swiss-themed resort called the Montreux, […]

The New Frontier soon to be the new Montreux Hotel

This is the New Frontier Hotel on the north side of the Vegas Strip. The photo was taken in 2005 on my first visit to Vegas, and was one of the first hotels I saw. I was staying in Circus Circus (as ever), and was walking up the strip, and had no idea what to […]

Photo Gallery of Las Vegas’s Paris Hotel now online

Paris in the springtime is no match for Paris in Las Vegas, but rather than telling you all about this amazing looking hotel, I thought it best to post some photos I took of it on my last visit. You can see Vegas’s Paris Hotel from a variety of vantage points, from up close, to […]

In Vegas, even a construction site looks glorious

Vegas hotels used to be a thing of, well, gaudy cheesiness! Circus Circus, Excalibur, and even, to some degree, the huge black pyramid that is the Luxor, all scream novelty at you, and don’t exactly make the place look upmarket. All that’s changing now, though, and fast. The more recent hotels, from the Bellagio onwards, […]

Vegas Aladdin morphs into Planet Hollywood

The Aladdin casino in Vegas has had its fair share of ups and downs. In fact, it’s been more down than up since it was first built back in 1962, and was even blown up back in 1998 to make way for a shiny new $1.4 billion 2,567 room mega-hotel that opened in 2000. However, […]

Tangerine at Treasure Island

One of the surprises of my trip to Vegas this year was Treasure Island (TI). Previously, I’d only ever travelled through it, as the walkway from the Fashion Show Shopping Mall leads you through the TI casino, and then out onto the main strip. I’d never even seen the famous pirates doing their hourly mock […]

Bad beer at the Las Vegas Hilton Star Trek Experience and Quark’s Bar

The Las Vegas Hilton is set back a bit from the north end of the strip, around Circus Circus, The Sahara and The Stratosphere, and so in order to attract people to its casino, rather than to the mega-casinos that line the strip further south, it needs some theme to lure them in. So what […]

Paris Hotel in Las Vegas Nevada

The Paris Hotel in Las Vegas is a glorious themed Las Vegas Hotel modelled, unsurprisingly, on Paris. Featuring and half size Eiffel Tower that’s over 500 feet tall, giving commanding views over the Las Vegas Strip, the Paris Hotel is situated opposite The Bellagio, providing glorious views of The Bellagio’s Fountains. The Paris Hotel is […]