Mike is back with Strip Walk and this time, he's heading into Palazzo, Luxor, CityCenter, Treasure Island, Caesars Palace and more.
Food reviews for Solaro (Palazzo) and Grotto (Golden Nugget).
Complete photo gallery is here:
This time on the show:
* MGM's Aria - 2 Months In
* MGM Mirage Exits Atlantic City / Wynn Enters Philadelphia Market
* Greenspun / Station Casinos Relationship Disintegrates
* Lake Las Vegas Shuts Down
* President Obama's Remarks and Visit
* Harrah's Interested in The Palms?
Check out the show: http://www.vegasgangpodcast.com/2010/02/vegas-gang-44-february-25th-2010/
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Mike is back with another Strip Walk. This time we venture through TI, Bellagio, PH Towers, Palazzo, Aria, NYNY and more, including a mini-review of the Dal Toro restaurant at Palazzo.
Three interesting stories breaking this morning:
Binion's to Close Hotel Tower - the legendary Downtown hotel has announced they will be closing the hotel tower and restaurant facilities as a result of the bad economy:
Harrah's Entertainment, who have been buying Planet Hollywood debt, is taking the process to the next step - Nevada gaming regulators:
Las Vegas Sands raised $5 billion in an IPO for their Macanese operations:
Interesting promotion from Planet Hollywood - you pay $600 and can stay 10 nights between now and March 2010, working out to $60 a night.
What makes this really interesting is that there are no blackout dates and the hated resort fee is waived.
For frequent visitors, these sorts of promotions could really save some money. Props to PHo for trying something like this.
On Monday, we got a tour of PH Towers, the condo-hotel-fractional-ownership building set to open in December on the Planet Hollywood property.
My photos are here: PH Towers Gallery
Thanks to @phVegas for organizing the event for Vegas Podcast-a-palooza attendees. As for that event, I'll have a post about it and the audio of the shows up as soon as humanly possible.
New episode is up: http://www.vegasgangpodcast.com
* Planet Hollywood + Harrah's?
* Fontainebleau + Penn Nat'l?
* Stanley Ho's SJM
* Niche Marketing @ Monte Carlo
* Gaming Figures
Do you have questions for MGM Mirage's Alan Feldman? He'll be our guest at Vegas Podcast-a-palooza in October. Leave your question in a comment and we'll consider them for the show.
There was a news story a few days ago indicating that Nevada regulators had decided to levy a fine against Planet Hollywood for incidents at the Privé nightclub including underage drinking and other offenses.
Today, an article in the Sun that compares the $500,000 fine with other agencies.
Update: The gaming commission approved the fine, as expected. In addition though, Clark County has denied the liquor license application for Privé. I'm not really sure how they can survive without booze.
The Sun weighs in: http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/jul/23/planet-hollywood/
Mike_ch is back with his latest Strip Walk. This one is more in 'trip report' style as he was slummin' it down on The Strip for a few nights at The Grand.
It's a long one so grab a cup of coffee and sit back.
Mike Ch is back yet again - this time with a boots on the ground report from Planet Hollywood.
Our man on the scene braved the Palace of Earl to bring back some first hand intel.
As always, photos are here:
Also, he linked up some photos in his post as well. Enjoy after the jump.
As an aside, I'm well aware of how bad the photo gallery sucks. I've not had the time to do much about it but I actually think that might change in the near future. Stay tuned.