Archive for April, 2010

The latest on the Strip…

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Talk about luxury! Caesars Palace has just upped the standard of luxury hotel staying with their Pool Villas. How much have they upped the ante? Well, at the cost of a nice car such as a BMW, $40,000 is a hefty price tag to pay for one night of hotel bliss.

Three massive villas are the latest addition at Caesars Palace. The villas are located on the second floor of the unfinished ‘Octavius Tower.’ At a sizable 10,000 square feet of space per suite, these villas also offer up the largest suites offered on the Strip, not to mention most opulent.

The villas each have a patio that overlooks the brand new Garden of the Gods pool that just opened for the summer. Each patio has its own fire pit, Jacuzzi, and dining table. Besides a view of the pool, each villa has access to a library full of leather bound books, a private elevator, formal dining room for 12, media//theatre room, and a butler at your beck and call your entire stay.

Each suite was designed by Wilson & Associates and all have different themes. One was designed to mimic a Grecian palace, another an old world Spanish style home, and the other a luxurious apartment in Paris. Wilson & Associates has also done other suites at Caesars and other design work at other hotels.

In total, $45 million was spent on these three villas alone – a staggering $15 million each!

MGM Mirage is now MGM Resorts International?

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Last Tuesday, MGM Mirage filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to change its name. In the filing, it was stated that the company’s board of directors thought it was in the best interest of the company to change its name because of the company’s branding and marketing plans. The filing also cited that the new name would spread the corporate name more while still being a recognizable brand.

This isn’t the only time the MGM resort has been rebranded. Back in May 2000, the MGM Grand Inc was acquired by Steve Wynn’s Resorts, thus becoming the MGM Mirage. 10 years later, it is now the MGM Resorts International, but for how long?

Shareholders have been informed, and the annual meeting on June 15th will allow for shareholders to approve the change. For the time being, the change has become effective immediately, so now the MGM Mirage is now MGM Resorts International.

The name change has fueled talks that the company is trying to sell.

The MGM stands for Metro Goldwyn Meyer, in which the movie studio first purchased it. At the time, that would have made Kirk Kerkorian the largest shareholder. In 1993, The MGM Grand was the largest hotel in the world. In 1998, the largest bronze statue of a lion, “Leo”, was added to the front entrance.

How sweet it is at Luxor!

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Seriously, you have to love the Luxor at the end of The Strip. Why? The sweet deals! I’m talking about 3 attractions for $54! What else? Luxor e-mail offers that save customers up to 25% when you sign up to be on their e-mailing list. I’m not done yet! Make a reservation on their website, and save $7.50 off per night! Rates start at $45 bucks and go upwards to $260 on peak days. The early bird gets the worm, and with that in mind, the earlier you book, the more you save!

I saved the best for last! The sweetest deal of all. An all inclusive package that started TODAY is $210 EVER DAY until December 28, 2010. I double checked every month folks! This amazing AMAZING package includes the following:

• Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in an all you can eat Buffet.YUMMY!

• Tickets for two at balcony level to Criss Angel’s Believe Show, Tuesday – Saturday evening.

• Tickets to two to the Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

• Tickets to the Bodies Exhibition (very cool exhibit of real bodies that have gone through the plastination process, definitely not an exhibit for the squeamish!)

• Nurture Spa Day Passes for two.

• VIP admissions to LAX for two on Wednesdays, and Friday – Saturday evenings

• VIP admissions for two to CatHouse , a fantastic club and lounge (closed on Tuesday nights).

• VIP Room check-in.

To learn more, view available dates, or make reservations, go to http://www.luxor.com/, or make direct reservations at 877.386.4658 or 702.262.4444. Use the offer code: PDALL1.