Archive for June, 2011

Hilton Chain to End License Agreement

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

The world famous Hilton hotel chain is looking to end the license agreement that they have with Las Vegas Hilton. The Hilton hotel has given notice to Las Vegas Hilton that they plan to terminate the agreement with them beginning next January. Las Vegas Hilton has held this name since the 1970’s,

The Hilton hotel chain has put the Las Vegas Hilton on notice that it intends to terminate its license agreement with the casino Jan. 1, which would force the property to give up the name it has held since the 1970s. Las Vegas Hilton was built by Kirk Kerkorian in 1969, and went through many owners. The current owners are now Colony Capital, which bought the property back in 2004.

In 2009, there was an agreement that licensed the right to use the Hilton “Brand” and the ties and links of other various Hilton things. This agreement drawn up also allowed for either party to terminate this agreement at any time, for any reason.

Spokesman for the Las Vegas Hilton, Owen Blicksilver has said that the property may get a new affiliation before the end of the year, and that not all may be lost in negotiating a new license agreement with Hilton. Either way, the notification has not negatively affected the hotel, guests, or staff.

Who knows, by this time next year, the Las Vegas Hilton will have a new name.

Greek Lunch Special at Cosmopolitan

Monday, June 27th, 2011

With so many great restaurants in Las Vegas, it’s hard to decide on where to go for lunch. Now it’s easier to decide, thanks to a fine Greek restaurant located in the new Cosmopolitan, called Estiatorio Milos.

Estiatorio Milos is an upscale Greek restaurant, and right now, they have a great 3 course lunch special for $20.11. This 3 course lunch include an appetizer, lunch entree, and a desert.

Restaurateur Costas Spiliadis created Estiatorio Milos. Featuring fine Mediterranean cuisine that uses the fresh daily imported seafood from New York City and Montreal, it’s no wonder Estiatorio Milos has a longstanding reputation as being the best place to enjoy the freshest seafood. Guests are transported to a Greek oasis when dining, with a fantastical ambience surrounding them while taking the first bite of their meal. Along with the food and the ambience, guests can also enjoy the great views from the terrace of Estiatorio Milos.

Find Estiatorio Milos at 3708 Las Vegas Blvd South. Lunch runs from 12:00pm to 2:30pm, so make sure you get there early, or better yet, make a reservation. To reserve a table for a party of 12 or less, call (877) 551-7772, or call (877) 551-7776 for a party of 13 or more.

Goodman To Become Brand Ambassador of Las Vegas

Friday, June 24th, 2011

In two weeks, Mayor Oscar Goodman will be swearing in the new mayor of Las Vegas, his wife Carolyn Goodman. Talk about keeping it in the family!

While his wife takes over being mayor of Las Vegas that Oscar Goodman has served for 3 four-year terms doing, he’ll be working part time working for the Las Vegas Visitors and Convention Authority. He has told reporters gathered at City Hall “I’ll be doing a part-time job as the brand of Las Vegas on behalf of the convention authority with the showgirls and the booze, promoting tourism.”

That’s not all the soon to be former mayor plans to be doing. He’s got an extensive list of projects he plans on tackling in the next chapter of his life. When he’s not representing the Las Vegas brand, he’ll be working on writing a book, making an appearance on “CSI: Las Vegas”, and starring in a documentary about his life. No surprise here, but the documentary may turn into a reality tv show. Shooting will commence when he passes over the Mayor reins to his wife in two weeks on July 6th.

Oscar Goodman commented on the past 12 years of being Las Vegas’ mayor, saying “Every day has been wonderful,” and “I don’t have one regret. I’ve done everything the way I wanted to do it.”