MGM Grand unveils $160 million room renovation in Las Vegas
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This is a bedroom in one of the MGM Grand’s remodeled suites
Eight years in the making and a year of construction the MGM Grand is near total completion of the $160 million renovation and opens up the new Skyline Terrace Suites this afternoon.
These huge two-story suites will go for about $725 a night and includes a huge 780-square-foot patio overlooking the Vegas Strip. The suite includes a glass staircase, huge windows for your viewing pleasure, and a sound system that will hook up to any MP3 device and play everywhere in the suite, including the shower.
MGM Grand is also opening its “Stay Well” rooms. These are similar designs to other hotels rooms but the “Stay Well” rooms include features such as a sunrise simulator, and blue lights in the bathroom to help people overcome jet lag….or help them wake up after a late night of partying.
Rockhouse bar closing, access to Imperial Palace altered for construction
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A big section of the Las Vegas Strip will be closed due to construction of the Linq project. Most of this construction will be show a future spot in Caesars Entertainment grounds. Starting Tuesday May 1st vehicles will no longer be able to access the Imperial Palace from Las Vegas Boulevard. Caesars officials have also announced that the Rockhouse bar will be closed permanently.
Rockhouse bar had plans to re-merge in side the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood but thanks to twitter its new home will be inside the PBR Rock Bar.
O’sheas on the strip closes due to Linq Project
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As you may have read in our previous posts Las Vegas has started a new project called the “Linq Project”. This project is going to re-vamp the way the we look at the strip.
O’sheas last call was on April 30th 2012. Many people showed up for its last call around noon on that fateful Monday. There were notes all across the walls showing how much the bar will be missed. From the easy “Goodbyes” sentimental ““We opened you in 1989 … and closed you in 2012.”
But fear not, a new O’sheas is springing up a little farther east in the entertainment alley and will feature a few new games and attractions.
Brian Thomas, also known as Lucky the Leprechaun, pours a shot for a guest during the Final Countdown party at O’Sheas on Sunday, April 29, 2012. The casino will close at noon Monday, April 30, to make room for the Linq project, a $500 million entertainment, retail and dining corridor set to open in 2013.
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Caesars Entertainment has released a ton of new renderings and information about their new development project that has the potential to recreate the Center-Strip into a whole new area.
The “Linq” project will be located across the street from Caesars Palace and will run along the street. One of the main attractions of the “Linq” will be the world’s largest observation wheel. This giant wheel will rise at 550 feet tall and will hold 40 people in each “ball.” This wheel will require 6.6 million pounds of steel to construct.
This project will break ground at the start of September and is estimated to be completed in 2013.
Vegas Bids Farewell to Imperial Palace, Hello to “The Quad”
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The Imperial Palace name change marks a new beginning for the hotel which has been a part of Las Vegas since the 1950s. From 1959 to 1979, the hotel was called the Flamingo Capri.
Construction is already under way at the soon-to-be Quad, and the hotel’s casino is perhaps the most visible evidence of the changes to come.
The name “Quad” might seem a little odd at first, but in its essence means “gathering place.” The casino is getting a revamp and expanding, and the hotel’s dining area will be getting a complete makeover. Other makeovers and updates will be released further into development.