Archive for January, 2012

Luxor Guest Dies Of Legionnaires’ Disease

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Since last Spring, three guests staying at the Luxor unfortunately developed Legionnaires’ disease. Recently, one of the three guests died as a result of getting the disease, according to the Southern Nevada Health District.

It was reported by health district officials that the other two guests who also got Legionnaires’ disease had cases that were not fatal.

In Spring 2011, the health district conducted an environmental assessment on collected bulk water samples from the Luxor. This was done after being prompted when the first two cases of Legionnaires’ Disease came about at the Luxor.

Despite there being two guests who had gotten the disease, the water samples did not detect Legionella bacteria after being tested. That being said, because the resort’s water did not seem to pose a risk to exposing their guests to  Legionnaires’ Disease, that was the end of it, and both patients luckily recovered.

The third case of Legionnaires’ Disease did not end well for the third victim. The victim has stayed at the Luxor in December, and the disease came about later in the month.

Since then, the health district has conducted a new environmental investigation looking at Luxor water samples. These samples tested positive for the Legionlla bacteria, officials said, which is the cause of Legionnaires’ Disease.

47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards

Friday, January 27th, 2012

This year, the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be held at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand, on April 1st, 2012. Award nominations will be announced this Thursday.

If last year’s Annual Academy of Country Music Awards is an indication of how good this year’s awards show is going to be, then guests and attendants are going to be in for an amazing show, with outstanding performances from country music stars.

This year, the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be hosted for the second year in a row, by Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton. The awards event will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena as well as the Zac Brown Band at Mandalay Bay Events Center, with the second annual ACM Fan Jam. Both hosts will be at both venues hosting.

This year, the highlight of ACM will be the performances by Jason Aldean, the Band Perry, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts and Kenny Rogers as they collaborate with the legendary to Lionel Richie.

Last year, one of the highlights of the night was the performance of “Walk This Way” with Steven Tyler and Carrie Underwood.

Tickets went on sale today, so get them before they’re gone!

Studio 54 At MGM Grand To Be Replaced

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

MGM Grand is going through a massive overhaul, closing down their iconic Lion Habitat, and now, closing down Studio 54. Since the announcement of the closure of Studio 54, Las Vegas’ Hakkasan Ltd. and Angel Management Group have announced their plans for the replacement of Studio 54, which will be a new night club, as well as restaurant.

Known as a big name in the international dining industry, Hakkasan Ltd., will enter Las Vegas at the MGM Grand. Hakkasan Ltd. had great plans for Las Vegas at Fontainebleau Las Vegas before they fell through, but now they’ll finally be able to accomplish setting something up in Las Vegas.

Angel Management Group of Las Vegas and Hakkasan Ltd., have been collaborating on the concept for the MGM Grand, which includes a Michelin-starred luxury dining brand, as well as a luxurious and lavish nightclub.

Both companies shared in an announcement about the changes being made “The transformation will expand the size of the former (Studio 54) venue, creating an indoor/outdoor space with unparalleled views of the famed Las Vegas Strip.”

This will also be the first location that Hakkasan Ltd. has ever incorporated a lavish nightclub.

The new nightclub and restaurant is scheduled to open in December.