It could get ugly. In a dispute over money made over the first four months of their agreement, Tropicana Hotels has ended its agreement with Nikki Beach. The Trop released the following statement:
“The company (Tropicana) terminated the Management Agreement due to the failure by NBLV (Nikki Beach Las Vegas, LLC) to comply with and perform the covenants, agreements, terms and conditions set forth therein, and NBLV’s repudiation of its contractual obligation to achieve a targeted ‘net income’ for the clubs. Following the termination, the company has taken over management of the clubs.”
Business will operate as usual, albeit with Tropicana Hotels keeping and running the Nikki Beach, Cafe Nikki, and Club Nikki names. Nikki officials have “submitted the matter to an attorney for further handling,” so this could get interesting. In the meantime, everything remains open. We’ll keep you posted.
TheTropicana is hosting a celebration of Mexican Independence day (not to be confused with Cinco de Mayo) in the form of Mariachi USA Fiesta, a 90-minute Mariachi music review that has played to sold out audiences at the Hollywood Bowl for 22 years. It is scheduled at the Nikki Beach Club, which seems to be attracting all sorts of great acts since its renovation. A good selection of both modern and traditional music will keep you dancing the entire night. For more information, head to Mariachi USA Fiesta and be sure to check out our great deal on a hotel there to complete your stay in style.
It’s gearing up to be another great holiday weekend in Vegas, where the stars will be coming out to play. Among those in attendance will be superstar rapper Nelly, who is hosting at Chateau Nightclub beginning at 10pm on September 2. That same night, Jersey Shore stars Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola and Deena Nicole Cortese will host at Gallery Nightclub, while fellow cast member DJ Pauly D headlines Ditch Fridays at the Palms Pool and Bungalow, then Clash Fridays at Rain. Will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas will take over Encore Beach Club, while Skrillex and Lil Jon will be posted up at Encore Nightclub.
Saturday, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi will continue the Jersey Shore invasion when she hosts at PURE at Caesars Palace; Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino will be at Luxor’s LAX. Akon will be at Chateau, and Carmen Electra will head to the Tropicana’s Nikki Beach.
Sunday, rap is in full effect, with Flo Rida heading to Haze, New Boyz at Rain, and Will.i.am at XS. If you don’t want to end the weekend yet, Vegas has you set for Monday too, with Fabolous and DJ Hollywood helping close the Jet nightclub, which will reopen as 1OAK on New Year’s Eve. For a complete list of nightclubs, you want the Vegas iPhone App! Track the hundreds of nightclubs we have in our database, complete with price ratings, photos, reviews, and contact information for all the best in Vegas. Enjoy, and be sure to check out Vegas Hipster, find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!
Gambling in Las Vegas is a tradition dating many years back, as is losing money from doing so (for most people). This time, however, the Tropicana in Las Vegas is offering a special deal that really works against the whole “I lost all my money at the slots” thing–if you stand in line to get a free Tropicana player’s card, there’s a +EV promotion where you can play $200 in slots or video poker, and if you lose, you get an immediate $100 back in freeplay, with $100 more in freeplay if you come back 30 days or later. It’s like breaking even, if you have the discipline and time to come back. You must walk to the player’s club and insert your card immediately into the kiosk after you lose. There’s no marker to keep track of your remaining $100, so be sure to keep track of your pulls or hands. We love deals at Vegas, and if you’re a AAA member, you can head to the Tropicana and get deals on rooms with the following link: AAA Discount, Get 15% Off as well as reading up on your plan for dominating the slots on the Tropicana page. Enjoy!
The Tropicana Resort and Casino is a place of Casino legend. It opened 50 years ago on April 4th 1957 and shortly after that a failed mob assassination. The Tropicana was mob owned for decades but for those who don’t know Vegas hasn’t been in bed with the Mob in Years, just ask the Mayor, Oscar B Goodman, who used to defend mobsters back in the day.
Today the Tropicana is owned by Columbia Sussex which is headquartered in Fort Mitchel, Kentucky. Columiba Sussex is planning to revamp and destroy most of the property. Luckily the motel to the side of the main casino will be gone and new towers will be erected in their place which will take the room count to 10,000 by the year 2010. Coinless slot machines will now be the norm in the Tropicana. The Folies Bergere show and the Tiffany Theatre will survive, at least they haven’t forgotten their past.
The bad thing is that the 4,000 square foot stained glass ceiling that extends the length of the casino will be gone. It was installed in 1979 and estimated to be worth over a Million dollars.
I am sure there is more to come about the upgrade and we will get to it when it comes.