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Peekaboo: The Steve Lays Big Pipe at Wynn Plaza

Posted by Chuckmonster on 5 Oct 2016
Construction on Wynn Plaza, a Strip-facing shopping esplanade which will connect the former Ferrari dealership with the forthcoming ālon resort at the stairway entrance at the front of Encore is underway. When we last checked in,...

Tagged: wynn plaza   construction   wynn las vegas   encore   alon   


Rip Van Resorts World Wakes Up

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 Aug 2016
Good news guys... Resorts World Las Vegas has FINALLY finished paving their parking garage - 69.71 weeks later since the last time they posted any updates on the Twitter. At this rate, the property should be...

Tagged: resorts world las vegas   stardust   construction   parking   alon   


Wynn Commences Construction On Wynn Plaza Project

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Jul 2016
Construction on Wynn Plaza, a Strip-facing shopping esplanade which will connect the former Ferrari dealership with the forthcoming ālon resort at the stairway entrance at the front of Encore has begun. The front lines of the...

Tagged: wynn plaza   wynn las vegas   alon   steve wynn   andrew pascal   construction   retail   las vegas strip   


Peekaboo: The New Wynn Poker Room (Updated)

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 May 2016
Yesterday, construction walls surrounding the future Wynn Poker Room came down so workers could patch the marble tiles connecting the thoroughfare to the new barriers and host stand. Thankfully for us poker/design/Wynn nerds, long...

Tagged: wynn   encore   construction   poker   interior design   roger thomas   wynn design and development   


Peeping Wynn Plaza

Posted by Chuckmonster on 1 Mar 2016
While at Wynn over the weekend, I did a little snooping around the future Wynn Plaza area and recorded it on video. Check it out: I noticed after the fact that there is now a walkway connecting...

Tagged: wynn plaza   construction   alon   resorts world   coming soon   wynn   encore   


Update: It's Curtains At Wynn

Posted by Chuckmonster on 29 Jan 2016
Construction curtains have gone up near Allegro and the sports book at Wynn Las Vegas. The curtains are covering the corner of the casino floor where the Big 6 wheel and other table games...

Tagged: wynn   allegro   construction   


Wynn Building Strip Facing Fountain Show

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Jan 2016
Wynn Las Vegas has drained the lake outside of the Wynn Esplanade and have installed a massive array of movable jets and lights in the center of the small lake. The fountain show is located on...

Tagged: wynn   alon   construction   attractions   fountains   wet design   


Lucky Dragon : First Construction Update For 2016

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Jan 2016
Here's our first 2016 update on the continued construction of The Lucky Dragon hotel & casino. When we last left off, curtain glass was just starting to be clad to the hotel tower and...

Tagged: lucky dragon   andrew fonfa   william weidner   asian gaming   north strip   construction   


ālon Asks What's Next?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Dec 2015
Oh boy... how frigging exciting is this! ālon, the forthcoming resort from Andrew Pascal (ex-Wynn COO and founder of PlayStudios, the company that made the hit Facebook app 'My Vegas') in partnership with Crown...

Tagged: alon   construction   andrew pascal   james packer   crown resorts   


Lucky Dragon Casino Takes Shape - Part Deux

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Dec 2015
We last checked in on the Lucky Dragon two days ago, we found that the forthcoming property from former Venetian/Palazzo executive William Weidner and real estate entrepreneur Andrew Fonfa had gained steel pylons and crossbeams...

Tagged: lucky dragon   north strip   construction   william weidner   andrew fonfa   asian gaming   


Lucky Dragon's Casino Takes Shape

Posted by Chuckmonster on 1 Dec 2015
Two weeks after threatening to halt construction unless someone, anyone subsidized the continuation of their project, the Lucky Dragon brought in a huge pile of structural steel and has begun framing their casino building. Pylons have...

Tagged: lucky dragon   construction   william weidner   andrew fonfa   north strip   baccarat   dim sum   


Cosmopolitan Puts Up Construction Season Decorations

Posted by Chuckmonster on 25 Nov 2015
Everywhere in Las Vegas, casino operators take advantage of the slow season by building, rebuilding and reorganizing shit. Wide swaths of casino floors are taken out of commission and re-arranged. Construction walls go...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   construction season   clique   


Resorts World Gets A Crane

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 Nov 2015
I spotted scaffolding rising from the spine of forthcoming the Resorts World reboot of the former Echelon property during VIMFP weekend. Now, VT Editor JohnH peeps further work on the parking garage including more...

Tagged: resorts world   alon   construction   


Peekaboo: The Encore Party Pit

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Nov 2015
Mr. Giggles just sent us a photo of the construction walls at the forthcoming "Party Pit" at Encore. Take a look: To help orient yourself in this photo, we are standing directly in front of...

Tagged: encore   party pit   wynn   construction   


Lucky Dragon Gets Curtain Wall Glass

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Nov 2015
Earlier this morning, the first panels of curtain wall glass were attached to Lucky Dragon's hotel tower, continuing the North Strip project's rapid rise from rendering to reality. Just last week, VT reported that construction materials...

Tagged: lucky dragon   william weidner   andrew fonfa   construction   new casino smell   


The Lucky Dragon Is Roaring!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 30 Oct 2015
Construction at Lucky Dragon is roaring. Since topping out the hotel tower at amazing speed and finishing the parking garage, Penta Building Group (Las Vegas Arena, Grand Bazaar Shops, SLS Las Vegas) have turned their focus...

Tagged: lucky dragon   construction   penta building   new casino smell   north strip   


The Wynn Strip Esplanade

Posted by Chuckmonster on 28 Oct 2015
Last week, Towbin Motorcars issued an official press release announcing their purchase of the Wynn Pense Ferrari Dealership, as well as the onboarding of Wynn Penske employees. Wynn PR confirmed the Ferrari dealership closure...

Tagged: wynn las vegas   encore   alon   resorts world   construction   ferrari   retail   dining   coming soon   


More Jackhammering On Aria's Casino Floor

Posted by Chuckmonster on 10 Sep 2015
Remember last week when we unlocked Aria's overflow poker room renovation maneuvers? Well VT reader alexanbo has dug up a new question on Aria's casino floor. In nearly the same area, curtains have gone up,...

Tagged: aria   construction   casino floor   


Peekaboo: The Inside of The Arena at New York New York

Posted by Chuckmonster on 7 Aug 2015
Operators of the Vegas Wants Hockey Facebook page posted a dozen photos of the inside of The Arena. It looks like... an Arena! Can't wait to see "Murren On Ice" when it opens. Thanks Mac78130 for...

Tagged: peekaboo   arena   new york new york   hockey   construction murren on ice   


What Is Up With The Construction At Aria?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 Jul 2015
Aria has dropped The Deuce. The Deuce - which was originally named the National Gaming Lounge and Club Royale before Aria opened - may have a new name - 5 p.m., according to...

Tagged: aria   construction   


ālon Puts Up A Fence

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Jul 2015
A fence and project identifier board has gone up around the former New Frontier site, preparing it for transformation into ālon, under the pseudonym "LV Resort." Exciting! Soon enough, the dead trees will be removed...

Tagged: alon   construction   andrew pascal   james packer   new frontier   


Say Hi To Silverton's New Hotel Tower

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Jul 2015
The Silverton is nearing completion on their new hotel tower expansion. The large angled v-shaped tower features three protruding columns in each wing and a pyramid shaped decoration in the center. Compelling design...

Tagged: silverton   construction   architecture   joker   


Peep These Insane Macau Construction Photos

Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 May 2015
Aerial photographer @linolens (Instagram | Twitter | Web) has been posting some truly phenomenal photos of the current crop of construction projects rising in Cotai, Macau. Wynn Palace, MGM Cotai, Macao Studio City, SJM Lisboa Palace,...

Tagged: macau   cotai   construction   wynn palace   mgm cotai   macao studio city   sjm lisboa palace   galaxy macau   the parisian   


Peep This Resorts World Drone Video

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 May 2015
Videographer Randy Soard has released a drone video of the Resorts World site shot in the days prior to the groundbreaking ceremony. This gives a great view of the entirety of the parcel,...

Tagged: resorts world   drone   construction   the future   


Peekaboo: The Preview Center at Resorts World Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 1 Apr 2015
Two weeks after we told you construction on preview pavilions at Resorts World Las Vegas was imminent, Genting America spokespeeps announced that there will be a groundbreaking ceremony May 5. Thanks to architect of...

Tagged: resorts world   construction   renderings   genting   paul steelman   


Construction Begins On New Fashion Boutiques at Wynn

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 Mar 2015
Wynn Las Vegas has divided up Mojitos clothing shop erected privacy walls around the new retail space which will become a Tom Ford boutique as we exclusively reported last year. This is the second time Wynn...

Tagged: wynn   construction   prada   tom ford   shopping   fashion   


Resorts World Las Vegas Construction Is Imminent

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Mar 2015
Resorts World Las Vegas filed for permits with the Clark County Zoning Commission to make "Temporary Aesthetic Improvements" to the property under Title 30 of Commission code. Resorts World is planning on building two showroom/preview centers...

Tagged: resorts world las vegas   genting   echelon   construction   stardust   


The Ghost of Bill's Doody

Posted by Chuckmonster on 19 Nov 2014
Giada at The Cromwell is a run away success and one of the few bright spots in Caesars Entertainment's recent renovation spending spree. With demand high for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Caesars is calling in the...

Tagged: giada   cromwell   dining   construction   


Video: The International Under Construction

Posted by Chuckmonster on 31 Jul 2014
Check out this amazing video of The International Hotel & Casino under construction in 1969, as Elvis Presley signs his contract to perform at the hotel's grand opening and beyond. Amazing! Big thanks to Misnomer for the...

Tagged: elvis   vegas history   construction   international   hilton   westgate   


Cromwell: Peep The Drai's Party Pool

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Apr 2014
The Cromwell is racing towards opening, to the point of boasting "the only rooftop pool deck on the Strip" in a recent email blast. You can just ignore all those other rooftop pool...

Tagged: cromwell   drais   construction   pools   daylife   nightlife   


Ballys Digs The Ghetto

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 Jan 2014
As the dust flies, on a cold and gray Las Vegas morn and a poor little shopping mall is born called the Get Tow. And Gary Loveman cries, cause if there's one thing that he don't...

Tagged: ballys   grand bazaar   construction   elvis   


Tropicana To Undergo Stunning Retail and Dining Expansion

Posted by Chuckmonster on 7 Nov 2013
Nearly three years ago, we spotted CEO Alex Yemenidjian showing off some renderings of Phase III expansion of Tropicana right to the corner of Tropicana Blvd and The Strip. It appears that his dream of expanding...

Tagged: tropicana   retail   dining   the shops at tropicana   alex yemenidjian   future   construction   


Resorts World Does Some Bureaucracy

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Sep 2013
If no news is good news. Non-newsy news might be better news. A few weeks ago Kimley-Horn and Associates, representative of Stardust's replacement Echelon's replacement Resorts World Las Vegas filed some papers...

Tagged: resorts world   genting   construction   


Sands Expo Buys A Vowel

Posted by Chuckmonster on 29 Aug 2013
The Sands Expo center - the gigantic convention area which powers occupancy (and all business decisions) at the Venetian and Palazzo has unzipped their purse strings and bought a vowel. An "E" to be exact, and...

Tagged: venetian   palazzo   sands   construction   signage   


SLS Demolition Takes Towers To Steel

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Jun 2013
It appears that the Visas for cash check has cleared. The transition of the historic Sahara into the shiny new SLS Hotel Las Vegas is in full roar mode with demolition crews dismantling the exterior filigree...

Tagged: sls   sbe   sahara   construction   


Monte Carlo Frontage Renovations Underway

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Jun 2013
Finally... nearly two years since we uncovered the project subsequently connected the dots to the NYNY stadium announcement, Monte Carlo has begun demolition of the north entrance plaza. This space will become a Double Barrel Roadhouse,...

Tagged: monte carlo   construction   double barrel   sbe   the park   


The SLS Las Vegas Construction Cam

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 May 2013
Sahara demolition is in full swing. To help sbe keep their eyes on the balls, they've mounted a SLS construction cam on the side of the hotel tower. Check it out here SLS Construction Camera....

Tagged: sls   sahara   sbe entertainment   sam nazarian   sahara   construction   


A Walk Through The Quad

Posted by Chuckmonster on 8 May 2013
The Quad (formerly the Imperial Palace) has opened the portion of the property which connects the forthcoming Linq to Harrah's Carnival Court as well as a small hallway that extends towards points east - the...

Tagged: the quad   linq   imperial palace   construction   imperial palace   catalyst bar   


Las Vegas Club Doing Demolition

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Apr 2013
It appears that the Las Vegas Club, aka Vegas Club aka LVC aka Trippies Winner For Worst Downtown has brought in a crew of guys from the parking lot at Home Depot to do a...

Tagged: vegas club   construction   bars   


Aria Marquee Nearing Completion

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Mar 2013
Nearly 2 1/2 years since we broke the news that Aria was to get a marquee, this ginormous electronic message board is on the cusp of completion. We knew it was huge before, but holy crap......

Tagged: aria   marquee   construction   


Peekaboo: Hakkasan At MGM Grand Renderings

Posted by Chuckmonster on 10 Dec 2012
For those who just can't get over the sting of losing the Imperial Palace's blue hued pagoda stylings, worry you not.... Hakkasan, the forthcoming Pan Asian supper club at MGM Grand has got you modernized...

Tagged: mgm grand   hakkasan   nightlife   construction   renderings   


ARIA: The Marquee Takes Root

Posted by Chuckmonster on 5 Sep 2012
Another quick construction update for those who are into that sort of thing (me.) The ARIA marquee, a project we broke the news about two years ago, is taking deep concrete root at the...

Tagged: aria   marquee   aria marquee   murren   construction   signage   


MGM: Hakkasan Construction Update

Posted by Chuckmonster on 5 Sep 2012
We've been tracking the MGM Lion construction job for quite a while, eventually finding out that what they were building was a new nightclub/restaurant thingy called Hakkasan. The other day I rolled by...

Tagged: mgm grand   hakkasan   construction   


Linq Construction Update: Imperial Palace Repurposed

Posted by Chuckmonster on 25 Jun 2012
This is part 2 of our little Linq construction status recap. The previous post covered the demolition of O'Sheas down to the studs. This one will eyeball the interior and exterior of the Imperial...

Tagged: linq   construction   osheas   flamingo   imperial palace   carnival court   harrahs   


Linq Construction Update: O'Sheas Stripped

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Jun 2012
Rejoice Vegas construction junkies, work on Caesars Entertainment's Linq has hit full vector. This major renovation of the area between Harrah's and Flamingo (Imperial Palace) hit its stride with the closure of O'Sheas and...

Tagged: linq   osheas   construction   imperial palace   


Another Post About The ARIA Marquee!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Jun 2012
ARIA is most definitely moving forward with their plans to build a gigantic marquee. Plans leaked to VT in the comments to our previous ARIA marquee post pinpoint the planned location of the...

Tagged: aria   marquee   murren   construction   citycenter   


MGM Grand Lion Renovation is Hakkasan

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Jun 2012
The renovations to the exterior of the MGM Grand's ginormous lion sculpture are part of the renovation of Studio 54 as it becomes Hakkasan, an Asian inspired restaurant/nightlife concept managed by Angel Management Group. ...

Tagged: mgm grand   hakkasan   construction   nightlife   dining   


Meet The New Temporary Tower Suites Entrance

Posted by Chuckmonster on 31 Oct 2011
Meet the new, temporary, tower suites lobby, formerly known as Alex. VT super tipster JakeZ stopped by to take a peek and tried to slip inside but unfortunately, the door was locked. "Your suite is right this...

Tagged: wynn   tower suites   construction   


Encore XSplanade Construction Claims Rolex And More

Posted by Chuckmonster on 29 Oct 2011
VT uber tipster JakeZ is back on the scene at Encore today scoping out the construction in the Encore Explanade, where the powers that be are shuffling the deck in hopes of finding a solution...

Tagged: encore   xs   xsplanade   construction   


M Resort Expansion To Add Second Tower, Shopping Promenade and More

Posted by Blackjacker1979 on 28 Oct 2011
While enjoying my most recent on-the-way-out-of-town stay at the always impressive M Resort, a shift manager dropped a bit of a bomb to us. M Resort may be planning to start construction on a...

Tagged: m resort   construction   


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