Jersey Boys in Vegas; Jersey Shore Still In Vegas

Vegas Jersey Boys ShowWe decided to give you real-life Jersey Boys along with some reality TV Jersey in Las Vegas today, beginning with the show Jersey Boys. Simply put, this is one of the best shows you’ll find in Vegas. Jersey Boys tells the story of Frankie Valli and company as they make the journey from the streets of Newark, New Jersey to international superstardom and pop culture success, and the production of such hits as “Sherry” and “Big Girls Don’t Cry” is phenomenal. It recently celebrated three strong years on the Strip and is primed for more success. It was rated #1 Best Show in Vegas by the Las Vegas Review Journal. For more information, visit their web site, check out our page on them, and we have a deal for the Venetian, and also for the Palazzo where they play.

In reality television Jersey news, Jersey Shore star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzo took over LAX in the Luxor this weekend,  hosting a party there. Ronnie Ortiz-Magro hosted Rehab at the Hard Rock Hotel just a day later, and fellow cast members DJ Pauly D, Jenni “JWoww” Farley and Deena Nicole will be in Vegas this weekend. It seems there’s no slowing down the Jersey Shore cast, as we reported earlier.

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville in Vegas to Hire 250 Employees

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville in Vegas CasinoParrotheads, this job’s for you. Jimmy Buffett and the Flamingo are hiring 250 workers for a new Margaritaville minicasino scheduled to open in October. It will replace Steakhouse 46 in the Flamingo and build on the existing Margaritaville bar and restaurant that is already a big part of the hotel, essentially connecting them at Flamingo Road and Las Vegas Boulevard. Among the things included in the new casino are a 15,000-square-foot casino floor, 22 gaming tables, 220 slot machines and a “Five O’Clock Somewhere” bar. Positions for table game dealers, flair bartenders, and supervisors are available, among others. Interested applicants can apply online here or at the Caesars Entertainment Employment Center on Flamingo Road. If you’re interested in booking a trip to catch Margaritaville in all its glory, we’ve got your deal!

Vegas iPhone App Now Available!

The Las Vegas Hipster Application for iPhone

It’s here! Your number one source for Vegas information finally has the app to keep you going no matter where you are in Vegas. Get it here! The Vegas iPhone app is designed to give you the latest and greatest information and media on Las Vegas, and even has some special features you won’t find in other apps. Everything is at your fingertips—Gaming, Restaurants, Hotels, Attractions, Entertainment, and even a GPS Tracker we call the Friend Finder. This is your one stop shop for all things Vegas, and the only app to have, whether you’re planning a trip or already there.


-Available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
-Hundreds of options to choose from for Hotels, Dining, Shows, Clubs, Attractions, Sports, and more, complete with pricing, reviews, photos, and categories for each option.
-Full contact information for all venues. Read the reviews, call the restaurant, make a reservation, and you’re out the door.
-Once you’re out, connect with your friends via the Friend Finder portion of the Vegas Hipster app. See where your friends are at, create, join, and leave groups, and make it easy to meet up in the busy Vegas atmosphere.

Get the Vegas iPhone app here!

Plaza Hotel Las Vegas to Re-Open September 1

Vegas Plaza Hotel

The wait is nearly over. Owner Tamares Group started the renovations, opting to keep the hotel closed and do them all at once, and the results sound promising. Almost everything has been fixed up or completely redone top to bottom, and with the re-opening scheduled for September 1, the project is ahead of schedule. The Plaza was aided by some items coming at a discount from the shuttered Fountaineblau project that helped the budget for the renovation. In a time when the tourism and economy of Vegas is starting to pick back up, the Plaza is targeting the typical Vegas crowd to convince them that the Plaza has changed. It will reopen with a new casino floor, lounges, and several restaurants, including a steakhouse named for former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman. Don’t forget to check out our hotels page for all the information on every hotel in Vegas. We wish the Plaza the best of luck.

Venetian and Palazzo Las Vegas Earn Five-Diamand Ratings

Vegas hotel Palazzo

The Venetian and Palazzo Vegas hotels have each earned the coveted AAA Five-Diamond awards for excellence in hospitality, service, and excellence in providing customers with the best experience possible. For the Venetian, this is the fifth year in a row, and for the Palazzo, the third. We love being treated well at the hotels we stay at, so these are two to watch out for. What does a company that’s just won an award for hospitality do? Give back, of course! From August 22-26, guests and visitors alike will have the opportunity to go on a scavenger hunt of sorts to discover a diamond hidden somewhere different each day throughout each resort. Contestants must follow The Palazzo on Twitter at @PalazzoLasVegas and The Venetian at @VenetianVegas to receive the resorts’ clues posted daily. Don’t forget to follow @vegashipster on Twitter while you’re at it, and click the links for for deals on 5-Star rooms at the Venetian and great rates at Palazzo Vegas as well.

Vegas Gaming Revenue Jumps 16 Percent in June

Bellagio Vegas Gaming

Even in an uncertain economy, Las Vegas continues to grow. In the month of June, statewide gambling revenue jumped 16 percent. This was the second straight month of increases of 10 percent or more, and the largest since February 2010. Most of the revenue came from high-spending baccarat players, so it sounds like more people need to head to our gambling section and check out How to Play Baccarat. Slot machines and table games also saw a significant increase, pointing to a recovery of the Vegas area as a whole. We’re happy to see that Vegas is doing well, and if you want to head out there and get going with the gambling, we have a deal for you at the Bellagio.

Caesars Palace in Vegas to Open Famed New York Steakhouse

Vegas Old Homestead Caesars

One of the longest-running restaurants in America will have a new home on the Strip in Vegas, as by the end of 2011, Caesars will house Old Homestead steakhouse. The restaurant has been around since 1968. This version will seat 250 people and is 16,000 square feet. It will be designed to feature items reflecting the East Coast history of Old Homestead. It will replace Nero’s, which was located near the Colosseum theater. They are famous for being too much to eat in one sitting and promoting the four food groups–beef, beef, beef, and beef–while challenging patrons with items such as a 32-ounce ribeye. Old Homestead does have some prior experience feeding gamblers, as the Atlantic City location proves. For a place to stay while you pig out, check out our great deal on hotels. While you’re waiting for December and the grand opening, be sure to look at Caesars’ page on our site too.

Caesars Ready to Start $500 Million Strip Project

Vegas Caesars Palace

In the face of the recession, Caesars is doubling down. Construction will begin this month on a $500 million mid-Strip project called Linq that will include a restaurant-entertainment district (326,000 square feet) linking the Imperial Palace and Flamingo resorts, a “re-skinning” of Imperial Palace and O’Sheas, and a 550-foot “observation wheel” that is like a Ferris wheel, but houses 30 people per pod. This will also create 1,500 permanent new jobs and employ about 3,000 construction workers. We wish Caesars the best on this 18-month project. We have found some great deals on Caesars hotels, with rates as low as $99 a night. Don’t forget to check out our page on Caesars as well!

Las Vegas Hotels – The Hangover Suites at Caesars

Hangover Suite Vegas, Vegas Hangover, Caesars

Ever since the movie The Hangover became a smash hit in 2009, Caesars Palace in Vegas has been bombarded with requests to stay at the suite Stu, Phil, and company stayed at (and wrecked) in the movie. Now, those requests will be fulfilled. What was once only a movie set is now a reality in the form of 16 two-story suites appropriately dubbed “The Hangover Suites.” You’ll have to pay up, (another famous suite is the Forum Tower Emperor Suite, where the movie Rain Man was filmed in 1988), but you’ll get 2,900 square feet, two master bedrooms, two full baths, and a powder room, all of which are ridiculously fancy, just like the movie.

If you aren’t quite sure you can afford the full Hangover experience, Caesars does offer the Hangover Again hotel package, where guests get a $50 food and beverage credit with a two-night stay, and rates for that package are only $100 per night. Caesars was also the first property to have Hangover slot machines on the casino floor. Regardless of taste and wallet, Caesars will offer the Vegas Hangover experience of a lifetime. You can also save up to 50% Off at Ceasers Palace Las Vegas.Also, don’t forget to check out our Nightclub Guide while you’re there so that your night out rivals The Hangover!

Las Vegas Hotel Coupon Codes

Las Vegas Promo Codes and Vegas Hotel Coupons:

Aria Coupon Code
ARIA “Travelzoo Special Offer” Rates from $103.20/nt. *ARIA would like to invite you to take advantage of an exclusive offer – Receive 20% off our Room and Suite rates, on select dates (*see site for additional details and restrictions). Jul 6 – Sep 30, 2010. Promo Code: ARTRLZOO (Exp 7/12/10)

MGM Grand Las Vegas Coupon Code Maximum Escape
MGM Grand Las Vegas “Maximum Escape” Rates from $79.99/nt. *Plus, $25 Activity credit, 2 complimentary admissions to Studio 54 or Tabu, 25% off Spa services and treatments, and 15% off retail (*See site for additional details and restrictions). Feb 12 – Dec 28, 2010. Promo Code: MKT208 (Exp 12/28/10)

MGM Grand Las Vegas VIP, Coupon Code All Access VIP
MGM Grand Las Vegas “All Access VIP” Rates from $205/nt. *Book one of MGM Grand’s premium suites and experience non-stop Maximum Vegas, plus:Nightly access for 2 to Studio 54 or Tabú, Daily gym only pass for 2, 2 for 1 cocktails at Studio 54 and Tabu, Complimentary Wi-Fi access for 24 hours, and Exclusive invited guest registration window upon arrival (*See site for additional details and restrictions). May 3 – Dec 2, 2010. Promo Code: MKT312 (Exp 8/31/10)

New York New York Las Vegas, Zumanity Package
New York New York “ZUMANITY PACKAGE” Rates from $151/nt. *Book NOW to get this special package with a Park Avenue room and 2 tickets to Zumanity, The Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil (*see site for additional details and restrictions). Jun 23 – Aug 31, 2010. Promo Code: RMZUM79 (Exp 8/31/10)

NY NY Las Vegas Coupon Code, Summer Escape Party
New York New York “Summer Escape Party Package” *2 Hot Spots, 1 Cool Party w/Rates from $55nt (2nt Min)- Inclusions NYNY: 2 for 1 Drink at The Pool, 3 for $5 Jell-O Shots, 2 ROK Admissions (Wednesday through Saturday)-Monte Carlo: 2 for 1 Drink at BRAND Steakhouse (open nightly at 5pm), 2 for 1 Frank Caliendo Tickets (dark Tuesday and Wednesday), $25 Discount on a pool Cabana *Monday- Thursday, Free shot with the purchase of a Frozen Drink at Big Chill, and $5.00 off Whaling Boot Drink at The Pub (*see site for additional details and restrictions). May 18 – Sep 15, 2010. Promo Code: SUMPAR10W (Exp 9/15/10)

New York New York Spa Suite Coupon Code
New York New York “SPA SUITE SPECIAL” Rates from $94.99/nt. *Upgrade to a Spa Suite (*see site for additional details and restrictions). May 18 – Nov 30, 2010. Promo Code: SPADISC (Exp 11/30/10)

Luxor Las Vegas, Late Check Out Coupon Code
Luxor “LATE CHECK OUT” Rates from $55/nt. *Guaranteed Late Check out at the Luxor — for an additional $10.00 per night plus tax above our regular internet rate you may guarantee a late check out up to 3pm on your day of departure (*See site for additional details and restrictions). Jan 11 – Dec 4, 2010. Promo Code: LLATE (Exp 12/28/10)

Luxor Las Vegas All Inclusive Package Coupon Code
Luxor “All Inclusive Package” Rates from $210/nt (2nt Min). The Vegas Experience Only at Luxor! *Included: All You Can Eat, All Day, Every Day at MORE, the Buffet (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Champagne Brunch included), Two tickets to CRISS ANGEL Believe™ (Tuesday through Saturday evenings-balcony level seats), Two tickets to Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, Two tickets to Bodies…The Exhibition, Two Nurture Spa Day Passes, Two VIP admissions to LAX (Wednesday, Friday-Saturday evenings), Two VIP admissions to CatHouse (Club closed on Tuesday evenings), and Room check-in at VIP Lounge (*See site for additional details and restrictions). Jun 21 – Dec 28, 2010. Promo Code: PALL1 (Exp 12/26/10)

Mandalay Bay Las Vegas Coupon Code More for Less
Mandalay Bay “More for Less” Rates from $89.99/nt. *Includes: $25 Food and Beverage Credit, $100 Cabana Credit, 25% Off Spa Treatments, Complimentary Access to House of Blues Foundation Room, 50% off mid-week entry into Moorea Beach (Monday-Thursday) – Opens March 15, 2010, 30% off Disney’s The Lion King Tickets* (when you stay on or before June 22, 2010), 2-for-1 Original Margaritas at Hussong’s Mexican Cantina, and 2-for-1 Breakfast at House of Blues – Monday thru Thursday (*See site for additional details and restrictions). Mar 8 – Sep 9, 2010. Promo Code: PHSPR10 (Exp 9/9/10)

Mandalay Bay Las Vegas Coupon Code
Mandalay Bay “Promotional Package” Rates from $89.99/nt. *Enjoy a $25 Food and Beverage credit (*See site for additional details and restrictions). Sep 10, 2010 – Apr 30, 2011. Promo Code: PFBCRED (Exp 4/30/11)

Mandalay Bay Las Vegas Coupon Code, Ultimate Upgrade
Mandalay Bay “Ultimate Upgrade” *Make a reservation in one of our Premier Suites and for a one time charge of $200, you will enjoy the VIP treatment, which includes: Personal airport greeter with limo service to and from Mandalay Bay, Exclusive invited guest registration window upon arrival, Welcome amenity, Nightly turndown service, Complimentary line pass to all Mandalay Bay nightclubs and lounges, Preferred spa appointments, Access to Mix Lounge and the House of Blues Foundation Room, and Preferred seating at our premium Restaurants (*See site for additional details and restrictions). May 30, 2010 – Apr 30, 2011. Promo Code: PSTE (Exp 4/30/11)

The Mirage Golf Offer, Coupon Code
Mirage “Walters Golf Offer” Rates from $75/nt (3nt Min). *Join us at The Mirage for a minimum of 3 nights at 15% off room rate per night and receive up to 40% off at 3 select golf courses. Minimum 2 day golf booking required (*See site for additional details and restrictions). Jun 16 – Dec 31, 2010. Promo Code: WALTERS (Exp 12/30/10)

Monte Carlo Lance Burton, Coupon Code
Monte Carlo “Summer Escape Family” Rates from $50/nt (2nt Min). *2 Hot Spots w/ 1 Cool Party – Inclusions @ Monte Carlo: 2 for 1 Lance Burton Tickets (Lance Burton’s final performance is September 4, 2010. Beginning September 5, 2010, guests will receive a 2 for 1 Frank Caliendo tickets coupon), Kids eat Free at Buffet (1 kid per adult buffet purchase)- Inclusions @ NYNY: Free Fries at Jodi Maronis with purchase of sausage sandwich and beverage, Free Fish Fillet or Hushpuppies at Fultons with purchase of any meal, 10% off Greenbergs, Free Toppings at Ben & Jerry’s with purchase of double + scoop, Free slice of pizza at Sirrico’s with purchase of 2 slices of pizza and beverage, & 2 for 1 to Roller Coaster (*see site for additional details and restrictions). Jun 9 – Sep 15, 2010. Promo Code: XSMFMWB (Exp 9/15/10)

Monte Carlo Las Vegas Summer Coupon Code
Monte Carlo “Summer Escape Party” Rates from $50/nt (2nt Min). *2 Hot Spots w/ 1 Cool Party – Inclusions @ Monte Carlo: 2 for 1 Drinks at BRAND Steakhouse, 2 for 1 Frank Caliendo Tickets, $25 Discount on a Cabana *Monday- Thursday, Free shot with the purchase of a Frozen Drink at Big Chill,$5.00 off Whaling Boot Drink at The Pub – Inclusions @ NYNY: 2 for 1 Drink at The Pool, 3 for $5 Jell-O Shots & 2 ROK Admissions (*see site for additional details and restrictions). Jun 9 – Sep 15, 2010. Promo Code: XSMESWB (Exp 9/15/10)

Monte Carlo Strip View, Coupon Code
Monte Carlo “Exclusive Strip View” Rates from $56.05/nt. *Enjoy up to 20% off Strip View room types Sunday through Thursday when you reserve your stay on our website (*see site for additional details and restrictions). Jun 9 – Dec 30, 2010. Promo Code: XMCWEB (Exp 12/30/10)

Excalibur Las Vegas Coupon Code
Excalibur “Book a Room” Rates from $24/nt.

Circus Circus All Day Buffet Coupon Code
Circus Circus Las Vegas “$5 OFF ALL DAY BUFFET” Rates from $23.95/nt (2nt Min). *Book a room at our low rates and get a discounted price on All You Can Eat All Day Buffet for only $20 per day (a $16 savings over purchasing buffet meal prices separately.)and you will also receive a Resort Passport with over $150 in dining, entertainment and retail savings (*See site for additional details and restrictions). Mar 23 – Dec 28, 2010. Promo Code: XAYCE5 (Exp 12/28/10)

Circus Circus Coupon Code
Circus Circus Las Vegas “Up To 20% Off Rooms” Rates from $26.51/nt. *Stay with us through January 31, 2011 and receive up to an additional 20% discount off our already reduced Online rates and while you are here, head to the Adventuredome with 25 rides and attractions, enjoy All You Can Eat Specials and FREE world class circus acts (*See site for additional details and restrictions). Apr 7, 2010 – Jan 31, 2011. Promo Code: XCCVNET (Exp 1/31/11)

Circus Circus Senior Discount Coupon Code
Circus Circus Las Vegas “SENIOR DISC ONLINE” Rates from $22.45/nt (2nt Min). *”Receive 10% OFF on a Two Night Stay!” – Senior Citizens receive 10% off your two night stay – Valid I.D. must be presented at check-in to receive the discount and if I.D. is not presented our current Prevailing Rate will apply (*See site for additional details and restrictions). May 6, 2010 – Feb 28, 2011. Promo Code: NSENX10 (Exp 2/28/11)

Circus Circus Senior Discount Coupon Code
Circus Circus Las Vegas “Kids Eat Free!” Rates from $29.95 (2nt Min). *Kids 4-12 eat free with a paid adult buffet purchase/ Valid for breakfast, lunch or dinner (*See site for additional details and restrictions). May 9 – Sep 5, 2010. Promo Code: XKIDF (Exp 9/5/10)