Archive for April, 2010

Into the Future with some “Back to the Future” Perks

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Heavenly living now available at a hotel. It’s more than just “staying somewhere,” it’s literally an out of this world experience that the Sky Villas at Aria are offering.

These “sky villas” are so luxe they make Trump and J.Lo look like commoners. The suites range from one story to two-storys offering up 2000- 7000 square feet, and up to three bedrooms. Designed by the best of the best, Peter Marino, he has designed for Andy Warhol and uber chic Louis Vuitton’s flagship in Paris. Each suite features breathtaking panoramic views, so you and your guests can bask in the glow of Las Vegas’ glitzy lights when it turns into night.

Sky Suites start at a sky high price tag, $400+. The 7000 square foot villas on the other hand, when you take into account all of the features and perks, it seems worth anything.

1. You get an amazing AMAZING view of Las Vegas and it’s skyline.

2. Golden staircase !?

3. Access to billiards den.

4. Access to a mini-gym, and a steam room/sauna.

5. Access to a full kitchen.

6. Access to a library.

7. Living room with a fireplace and a wall made of marble.

8. A spa-like bathroom stocked with Hermes bath products, whirlpool tub, and steam shower.

9. 42” LCD HD televisions in the bedrooms, 20” LCD television in the bathrooms, and a 52” LCD HD television in the living room.

10. Limousine service which picks you up and drops you off from and to the airport.

11. Private hotel check in, and access to a private elevator.

12. 24/7 butler…. 24/7!

13. The suites are so high tech that when you enter, flatscreens turn on and ask you for your preferences. You get to choose when the curtains open and close, when to turn on TV’s, as well as customize your own wake up.

Looking at the long list of perks now, its no wonder Aria’s Sky Villas are referred to as “private estates.” Luxe estate living can be yours now at Aria Resort and Casino. Check it out at http://www.arialasvegas.com/hotel/.

Get Inked at The Mirage!

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Just 6 days ago, King Ink had it’s grand opening at The Mirage Resort & Casino. This modern day Rock n’ Royal tattoo studio headed by Mario Barth includes a bar to just come and hang out at, and also sells clothing for men and women.

The world renowned tattoo artist Mario Barth is available for appointments, which up until last week, he had a two year waiting list. He has won numerous awards for his handiwork, with over 200 international awards under his belt. Being the best also means he’d only have the best working at his studio, so if you can’t score an appointment with him, you can definitely trust one of the other tattoo artists that work at King Ink.

If your not up for a branding, go shop in the clothing section and buy a King Ink shirt. At least you’ll be able to say you’re wearing King Ink without getting anything permanent.

If shopping isn’t your taste, but something on the rocks is, go hang out in the bar room where you’ll get to mingle with rockstars, tattoo royalty, and all the cool cats of Vegas.

Every Tuesday night from 6-8pm, you can catch a magical show by famous magician, Paul Vigil. The show is held in the outdoor patio, and the experience is unforgettable.

Tickets are $40 each, and seats are limited, so you have to get your tickets in advance.

A Mob Attraction

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Three words. The Mob Museum. Why hasn’t anyone thought of it before? Well, Las Vegas finally did and it’s coming your way Spring 2011. The Mob Museum is really called The Las Vegas Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, but we all know the first one sounds cooler.

The interactive museum will have exhibits that engage its visitors with history and real stories from America and around the world. Visitors will learn about the role of organized crime in the U.S. and how the Mob has impacted Las Vegas history.

The Mob Museum will be located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas on Stewart Avenue. The construction site is currently listed on the Nevada and National Registers of Historic Places. It was formerly a United States Post Office and federal courthouse. The courtroom used in 1950-1951 Kefauver Committee hearings on organized crime is going to be recreated for the museum.

Las Vegas is known as the entertainment capital of the world, and as such, it makes sense to put the museum there. American gangster Bugsy Siegel, whose credited with helping set the tone for modern Sin City also plays a role in why it was chosen.

The Mob Museum’s construction is being funded through local, state and federal grants to a tune of $42 million. Once finished, the 3 floor, 41,000-square-foot museum will generate revenue into the region, and create more than 13,000 jobs in the area. Over the span of 10 years, the museum will generate revenue between $8.5 million to $13.9 million.

To learn more, check out http://themobmuseum.org/