Archive for September, 2012

MGM Grand To Offer Wellness Rooms

Friday, September 21st, 2012

It’s always nice staying at a hotel, with a fresh room to enjoy, and no mess to clean up, not to mention, essentially you’re away from home and it’s easier to relax.  MGM Grand has taken it one step further for their guests, and have started working on the creation of their “Stay Well” rooms. According to hotel officials, these rooms are designed to “reset the body’s internal 24-hour clock and regulate melatonin levels to promote better sleep.” That sounds like something everyone needs in their daily life!

The latest plans have 42 of these wellness rooms being created, but it’ll cost guests a little bit extra. The rooms are being advertised to “optimize and support the physical and emotional health and well-being of guests.”

How far is MGM going to create these “Stay Well” rooms? Well, these rooms have a bright blue bathroom light which is supposed to help guests wake up and combat jet lag. There’s also advanced room lighting which is supposed to help the body’s internal clock, as well as a Dawn simulator alarm clock that gradually awakens guests. Another neat thing is the shower water is infused with vitamin C, which is meant to neutralize chlorine to promote healthy hair and skin. Other perks include a wellness channel, access to Cleveland Clinic wellness software that covers stress management, as well as sleep and nutrition.

For all these extra perks, it’s surprisingly low cost at just an additional $30 a night. These rooms will be available starting next month.

Ray Romano and Kevin James Team Up

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Mark your calendars for a night of comedy at the Terry Fator Theatre at the Mirage. Two of television’s funniest men are joining forces for just 8 shows this September and October. Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) and Kevin James (King of Queens) are teaming up for a night of laughs. Both men have been around for years now, having success on television as well as films. It’ll be great to see their dynamic as they rock the stage at the Mirage’s Terry Fator Theatre.

The Mirage’s Terry Fator Theatre is located at 3400 South Las Vegas Boulevard. The show dates are September 21and 22, and October 19 and 20. The show times are 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Ticket prices will range from $99.99 and up. There is an age restriction of 16, and minors must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be reserved online, and customers can also call to purchase tickets at 702-792-7777 or 1-800-963-9634. Doors will open 1 hour prior to the show. Reserve your tickets today to make sure you don’t miss out on all the fun.

For more information, check out http://www.mirage.com/entertainment/romano-and-james.aspx

Imperial Palace To Become The Quad Resort & Casino

Monday, September 17th, 2012

The Las Vegas Strip’s Imperial Palace has been called this for 33 years, but that is about to change. Caesars Entertainment announced that the Imperial Palace will become the Quad Resort & Casino.

The Quad Resort & Casino will become the gateway to Caesars’ new Linq retail and entertainment district. The resort is undergoing transformation, and improvements are set to be made in phases. The exterior façade, porte cochere, front desk, bell desk, hotel lobby, casino floor, retail promenade and dining levels will get some kind of work done to them. During construction, the resort will remain opened, and that will be for the next year. The Quad will feature modern designs and fixtures that are contemporary, and there will even be a dual-sided lobby bar, as well as new retail and dining areas, and a Starbucks.

The name change will be in effect after December, but there will be no new signage until the completion of construction, near the end of 2013.

Rick Mazer, the resort’s president, said in a statement “As we renovate and modernize the property, it was only appropriate that we also update the name.”

By November, guests will start to see the first of the renovations being done.