Archive for December, 2008

Encore Hotel and Casino Opens in Las Vegas

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Not fearing the economy and its overcast shadow on all things travel and tourism the newly designed and built 2.3 billion dollar hotel by Steve Wynn has opened its doors this week, with Monday being the first official day of operations.

With only suites throughout the entire building the prices will need to remain competitive during these trying times in order for Steve Wynn to have any remote chance of filling any or all the 2,034 suites that the new hotel and casino has to offer.

When asked, Steve Wynn says that he has a different approach to business than the rest of the competition in Las Vegas. He says that cutting jobs and hours for his employees would only be the last resort in his case and he much rather lower room rates and see more traffic coming through the casino and hotel rather than let his employees go.

The new hotel is a replica of the first Wynn tower with everything just a little better than the last. The hotel promises even better service, newer rooms and everything that is absolutely top of the line that the customers can ever imagine.

Las Vegas is hoping that the new Wynn tower will share some of its good fortune and bring new luck to the city that’s seen its share of bad cards recently. Latest numbers of visitors and tourism is the worst the city has seen in over ten years time.

American Economy Affecting Las Vegas Sands Macau Project

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

The Las Vegas Sands stock which was well over the 100 dollar mark this time last year is quivering around the 6 dollar mark in recent trading. The company as a whole has been hit hard by this uncertain economy and the recession that is so surely upon those in the US. But the US economy is definitely not the only one feeling the rippling effects of what is going on in Las Vegas along with other cities that LVS has properties in.

The Venetian, that is the high end hotel beside its newer sister hotel on the Las Vegas strip experienced some serious lay off last month and that was said to just be the beginning. This month there was news that just this week the LVS group was in another binding position where the economic situation forced them to lay off another 500 employees from the Venetian project in Macau. They reported that this unfortunately is unlikely to be the last of the lay offs and they are likely going to have to cut hours for employees as well.

Employees as well as the company are in desperate need of some breathing room and are hoping that this recession will not last a very long time with a quick bounce back into the times that we experienced over the last several years with the economy booming at its brightest.

The company reports that while they are cutting jobs and hours the plans to continue to build the new hotel are still somewhat in the works and they are not anywhere close to completely closing up shop. The Las Vegas Venetian and Palazzo hotel and casino make for two of the most luxurious hotels anywhere in the United States.

Great Value in Vegas Hotel Choice

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

The continuing fall in the economy means that there are special deals happening all around the US right now but particularly in Las Vegas. As most know the economy in the city is based largely on tourism and travel, thus making this an especially difficult time for the city to overcome. And due to this hotels throughout Vegas are trying to make it more enticing than ever for people to come have a taste of the luxury at a reduced cost to them.

So we took a look to discover some of the best deals in town. The strip most definitely seems to be the destination to visit. Some of the fanciest hotels are the ones offering the best deals in town. Stay at the Venetian or the newer sister hotel, the Palazzo for a fraction of the usual cost and enjoy the wonderful restaurants shows and nightlife all in one place and if that wasn’t enough the hotel also offers some of the best shopping that is available anywhere in the world right now.

If you are looking to scale it down a notch why not try the Mandalay bay with prices starting as low as $79 a night this holiday season. This hotel also offers plenty to do and many different types of entertainment along with shopping , food and shows galore.

Almost every hotel and casino in the city is offering one deal or another and chances are the first deal that you find can be beat by the next. Holiday specials are abundant so if you are looking to make a last minute getaway for the holidays now is the perfect time to log onto the internet and find that special deal that everyone is talking about!