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April 28, 2006

Las Vegas Photos, April '06

Posted by detroit1051

I added some photos to my Webshots account. They include, Wynn, Palazzo, Red Rock, Golden Nugget and the Residences at MGM Grand.

Las Vegas Photos


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April 28, 2006 8:10 AM Posted by Hunter


Do you mind if I add these to the photo gallery as well? My goal is to build a comprehensive set.


April 28, 2006 8:15 AM Posted by detroit1051

Hunter, use whichever ones you wish. As you can tell, I'm not a professional quality photographer. I don't have the patience to figure out each photo, so I just keep clicking away. I'm still in Las Vegas and may add some more after the weekend.

April 28, 2006 11:07 AM Posted by David

Good set of pics, from a personal standpoint I am glad you took a picture of the Wynn Pool, I am going to stay in the TS in July (probably going to spring for a Cabana one day) and wondered how big the TS Pool area was. Thanks!

April 28, 2006 1:06 PM Posted by Andy

Hey, nice pictures. I was wondering if you noticed that the Boardwalk was being preped for implosion? I was on the strip about 2 days ago and it looked like it was being wrapped in black felt. I have also heard a rumor for an implosion set for May 9, but the paper said it was to come down by wrecking ball. Does anyone know anything about this?

April 28, 2006 3:38 PM Posted by Brian

Thanks for the great pics Detroit!

April 28, 2006 4:10 PM Posted by detroit1051

David, one of the advantages of the Tower Suites is access to all the pools, but Resort Tower guests can't use the TS pools. There are a few more photos at the same Webshots site from past trips.

Andy, I drove by Boardwalk today and saw the black cloth. I wondered what it was for. Thanks for the information.

I went to Bellagio to see the Conservatory exhibit. It was very attractive, but I'm not a fan of the oversized plastic flowers that are in the center of the display. What was interesting was the huge banyan tree from Palm Beach, Florida. The tree was diseased and was going to be cut down, so Bellagio bought it, disassembled it and trucked it to Vegas. The sign said it weighs 150,000+ pounds. It was spectacular. It will be the centerpiece of the summer and fall exhibits as well. Bellagio issued a press release on the tree a few months back:

April 28, 2006 10:06 PM Posted by josh

Great PIctures!!
i have 2 quesiton though--what happened to the venetian bell tower...and do you know how many pools there are at red rock??


April 28, 2006 10:20 PM Posted by detroit1051

The Bell Tower looks terrible. It's wrapped in plastic, promoting Blue Man Group at Venetian.

I can't remember how many pools at Red Rock, but I'm meeting friends there Sunday and will check.

April 29, 2006 7:32 AM Posted by Brian

Josh, there is one large circular pool in the center of the area at Red Rock that you will see as you go through Detroit's pictures. There is also a smaller rectangular pool outside of the Cherry nightclub which one of the workers told me will be open on weekends only. There is a series of circular-shaped beds on one side of the rectangle. Also a smattering of small square plunge pools throughout the complex, some of which appear to be reserved for individual cabanas and some for public use.

Also, there is a bar area with a gaming pit of several blackjack tables (a la the Cabana Bar at Wynn).

May 22, 2006 3:17 PM Posted by josh

Looking at the pictures of Palazzo, it seems that everything is swuished into a very small parcel. Is that tube looking thing supposed to be the hotel elevators?
Looking at the size, do you know if the casino will be 2 stories or where the 300,00sq ft mall will fit?
DO you think the rooms will be very similar to the ones at the Venetian or be more luxurious?

May 23, 2006 7:16 AM Posted by detroit1051

Josh, the concrete tower is the elevator core. The shops will wrap around the front of the property on the Strip as near as I can tell. The hotel tower will sit back on the property. I don't know about the casino.
In LVS' Q1 conference call, Weidner said the rooms in Palazzo would be more contemporary and very upscale. He also said the Venetian's rooms would all be updated by the time Palazzo opens, so the entire property would be comparable. I'm sure lots has changed since I was in Vegas at the end of April.