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Sayonara Wynn Nightlife Social Media History

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Jan 2017
On January 1st the social media accounts of all of Wynn Las Vegas' nightlife venues deleted all of their previous posts. For xsample: XS Instagram, XS Facebook. I'd link to their Snapchat but other...

Tagged: wynn las vegas   nightlife   internets   social media   marketing   quantum teledildonics on ice   


Sayonara Bellagio Table Game Canopies

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Jan 2017
We've recently received a tip that MGM Resorts International have begun removing the cloth canopies above the table games inside of Bellagio's casino. Not only have the canopy drapes been removed, they've removed the drape supports...

Tagged: las vegas   interior design   mgm resorts international   roger thomas   bellagio   tassels   


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   


VegasTripping Ep. 23 - Ledge

Posted by Chuckmonster on 2 Aug 2016
Ep. 23 - Ledge We're back! Your browser does not support the audio element. Stream above, subscribe via RSS, iTunes, Google Play or Stitcher or download....

Tagged: podcast   las vegas   macau   


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   


The Steve Releases Wynn Plaza Renderings

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Apr 2016
Steve Wynn unveiled tons of details about the forthcoming Wynn Plaza shopping esplanade that will add additional dining and retail space to the front of Wynn Las Vegas. Wynn Plaza will connect the former...

Tagged: wynn plaza   retail   steve wynn   wynn las vegas   alon   


Update: $30 To Park at Westgate

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Feb 2016
We heard rumblings yesterday, but now we've got pictorial evidence - Westgate Las Vegas is charging $30 to park in their lots and parking garages. HOLY SHIRT! The @LVSportsbook Twitter account is saying that the...

Tagged: westgate las vegas   paid parking   


Billboard: Guns N Roses To Play Las Vegas Arena In Spring 2016

Posted by Chuckmonster on 29 Dec 2015
The Guns N Roses reunion rumors are starting to reach boiling point, with multiple sources saying that the news could drop next week with the announcement of the lineup for the Coachella festival in Palm...

Tagged: rock n roll   las vegas arena   concerts   guns n roses   


Introducing The SLS Las Vegas, A Tribute Portfolio Resort

Posted by Chuckmonster on 9 Nov 2015
Starwood Hotels & Resorts, in partnership with Stockbridge Real Estate (dba Las Vegas Resort Holdings LLC) announced earlier today that SLS Las Vegas will be rebranded as part of Tribute Portfolio, the newest Starwood hotel...

Tagged: sls las vegas   starwood   w hotel   spg rewards   tribute portfolio   stockbridge real estate   


More Intrigue at Wynn

Posted by Chuckmonster on 28 Oct 2015
Wynn Resorts has trademarked the term "Intrigue" under the category "Restaurant, bar and cocktail lounge services." They've also registered @intrigueLV on Twitter... zero tweets, zero followers, zero following. I'll wager that Intrigue is the replacement for the...

Tagged: wynn las vegas   intrigue   botero   restaurants   


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   


The VIMFP Marquee

Posted by Chuckmonster on 28 Oct 2015
It is no accident that we dedicated the first episode of the VT podcast to talking about neon signs and marquees. There is neon in our logo, our icons, our navigation, our brand and...

Tagged: vimfp   the d las vegas   marquees   


Coming Soon: No More Free Parking At MGM Resorts

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Oct 2015
Get out your pitchforks and fasten your seat belts folks, Las Vegas as you know it is about grind to a screeching halt. Sources have told VegasTripping that MGM Resorts International is on the verge of...

Tagged: mgm resorts international   profit growth plan   las vegas   fees   resort fees   parking   


Vegas Gang #124: Live from VIMFP with Derek Stevens

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Oct 2015
Live from The Showroom at The D Las Vegas during The Main Event at the Vegas Internet Mafia Family Picnic, The Vegas Gang with special guest Derek Stevens! Topics include Las Vegas Club, The D,...

Tagged: vegas gang   podcast   derek stevens   the d   golden gate   las vegas club   grandissimo   


Sam Sells SBE's SLS Stake

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Oct 2015
When SBE Entertainment honcho Sam Nazarian announced his company was buying the Sahara, touting plans to transform the aging landmark hotel into a destination that would generate upwards of $250/night room rates, The Vegas Gang...

Tagged: sls las vegas   sbe entertainment   sam nazarian   stockbridge   sayonara   


The #VIMFP Hangover Casino Challenge Cup

Posted by Chuckmonster on 28 Sep 2015
We're only 17 days away from the Vegas internet's biggest weekend of the year, the annual gathering of the tribes that we call the Vegas Internet Mafia Family Picnic. We've got three full days...

Tagged: vimfp   casino gambling   the d las vegas   


The Steve Takes A Shirtless Stroll

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Sep 2015
The Steve got up early this morning, slipped into his finest tennis whites and took a stroll around the grounds at Wynn Las Vegas. There is something empowering about walking your property lines checking the...

Tagged: steve wynn   nips   golf course. wynn las vegas   


Wynn Puts Blackjack Tables In The Host Office

Posted by Chuckmonster on 10 Sep 2015
As part of their casino reorganization plan, Wynn Las Vegas has dropped a coupla blackjack tables in the promenade facing portion of the Casino Host's office. This just looks weird, and I'll guess feels weird. I...

Tagged: wynn las vegas   casino   


Meet The Cosmopolitan's New Casino Carpeting!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 8 Sep 2015
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is replacing their original (and great) casino carpeting. Here's the new stuff: Left: old, Right: new. The previous carpet was pure class and made the casino feel like a casino. This stuff...

Tagged: casino carpet   cosmopolitan   sls las vegas   


Photo: Las Vegas Club Goes Out WIth A Bang

Posted by Chuckmonster on 19 Aug 2015
Throngs of fans of the Las Vegas Club have filled the historic property's casino floor on its final night of operation. The outpouring of love is simply unbelievable! Big thanks to @turtlelv for sharing his photo...

Tagged: las vegas club   closed   


Second Time Is A Charm : Derek Buys Las Vegas Club

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Aug 2015
After years of rumors, Derek and Greg Stevens d/b/a Desert Rock Enterprises have succeeded in their second attempt to purchase the Las Vegas Club. Tim Hundy pegged the price at $40m, confirmed by the...

Tagged: las vegas club   derek stevens   grandissimo   the d   


XTrain Rail Service From L.A. to Las Vegas Starting In Sept

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Aug 2015
The Xtrain, a long planned and longer rumored rail service aimed to connect Los Angeles and Las Vegas has announced via a Facebook that they will begin releasing details about schedules and ticketing in September...

Tagged: xtrain   ztrain   hyperloop   trains   plaza las vegas   transportation   


Vegas Eats: Perq at SLS Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Jul 2015
On the way back to my room after eating at Umami Burger, I got hungry again and stopped off at The Perq. The Perq is a little little lobby-adjacent coffee bar where they serve...

Tagged: vegas eats   sls las vegas   dining   perq   ace rothstein   coffee   


Vegas Eats: Umami Burger at SLS Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Jul 2015
Ninety minutes after scarfing down a pie at 800 Degrees, I did another loop around SLS - looking, seeking and stomach grumbling. I've already eaten at Northside Cafe and 800 Degrees today, everything else...

Tagged: vegas eats   dining   sls las vegas   burgers   umami   reviews   sportsbooks   


Vegas Eats: 800 Degrees at SLS Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 Jul 2015
Breakfast complete, I headed back to my room in the hopes of napping off a persistent migraine headache. I woke up 90 minutes later, a little confused and a little bit hungry. I...

Tagged: vegas eats   dining   reviews   pizza   sls las vegas   800 degrees   


New Feature Posted: SLS Las Vegas Story Superior King - The VT Review 2015

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Jul 2015
Just a note to folks tuned in to Facebook, Twitter, RSS feeds that we've posted a new feature article - my review of the Story Superior King at SLS Las Vegas. Another very detailed review of...

Tagged: reviews   sls las vegas   hotel review   story tower   prison chic   sam nazarian   sbe entertainment   


SLS Las Vegas Is The Shit!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 29 Jun 2015
Approximately five years ago, on November 3, 2010, I wrote a piece entitled Sahara, The Hell Hole is Greasy Disgusting Dirty. The post decried the Sahara's parking garage for being covered in filth. ...

Tagged: sls las vegas   doody   


Project Jackpot: The E Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 5 Jun 2015
The M, The D, The MGM, The SLS, The FLRG... amidst this sea of casino consonants almost came The E Las Vegas. Designed by architectural firm Klai Juba, The E Las Vegas was the Elvis Presley...

Tagged: project jackpot   the elvis casino   sfx entertainment   klai juba   the e las vegas   


News Brief's for May 29, 2015

Posted by Misnomer on 29 May 2015
Longbar Ups the Bloody Mary Ante Longbar, Nevada's longest bar, located at The D Casino in Downtown Las Vegas, has established a reputation for upping the ante on its competition. Now the venerable watering hole believes...

Tagged: misnomer   the d las vegas   bloody marys   steve wynn show stoppers   spaceballs   


Betty Whitehead Willis, Designer of Iconic Las Vegas Sign, Dies

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Apr 2015
The Neon Museum has announced via their Facebook joint that Betty Whitehead Willis, designer of the iconic 'Welcome to Las Vegas Nevada" sign has passed away at the age 92. Betty also designed the truly gorgeous...

Tagged: signs   betty whitehead willis   the las vegas sign   neon   


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   


Forbes Releases 2015 Star Ratings For Las Vegas Hotels

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Feb 2015
Forbes has released their annual star ratings guide for hotels, restaurants and spas nationwide, including Las Vegas. Most of Wynn and Encore's top tier dining offerings landed on the list, adding Botero and Andrea's. ...

Tagged: ratings   forbes   wynn las vegas   


When Step And Repeat Photos Go Bad: Episode 325

Posted by Chuckmonster on 30 Jan 2015
Anybody wanna stay at Wynn?...

Tagged: suge knight   wynn las vegas   


UPDATE: Elan Resort and Casino Is The Name of The Pascal Packer Project

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Jan 2015
In April 2014, Pascal Ventures - Andrew Pascal's corporate nom de plume - filed a trademark protection application for the name ÉLAN RESORT & CASINO. The application, which has last been updated on August 18th, 2014,...

Tagged: elan las vegas   andrew pascal   james packer   new frontier   big exclusive   


New Feature Posted: The Red Rooms at Paris Las Vegas Review

Posted by Chuckmonster on 31 Dec 2014
Just a quick note to those tuned into the Twitter, RSS or Facebook feeds, that we've posted a new Feature article - a review of The Red Rooms at Paris Las Vegas. These room redesigns are...

Tagged: paris las vegas   hotel review   red rooms   


Ladies and Gentlemen, Please Welcome The New Director of Entertainment At SLS...

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Dec 2014
Ladies and gentlemen the SLS Hotel and Casino proudly presents the all-new Sam Nazarian show, Seven Deuce. Tonight, taped live from the all-new Gaming Control Board we present the premiere showing of Seven Deuce with...

Tagged: sls las vegas   sam nazarian   


New Feature Posted: MikeE Does The SLS Grand Opening

Posted by Chuckmonster on 27 Aug 2014
Hi folks, Just a note to those tuned in to @vegastripping Twitter and/or RSS feeds that we've posted a brand spanking new feature article. Join the dashing and debonair king of all Vegas luxury Mr. MikeE as...

Tagged: sls las vegas   mikee   grand opening   feature article   


When A Blogger Gets In Bed With PR

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Aug 2014
Ever wonder what happens when a blogger gets in bed with Vegas PR? This. Geotagged inside the SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, this is SLS Las Vegas social media PR employee Maria Roncal (left)...

Tagged: sls las vegas   public relations   


Caption Sam Nazarian

Posted by JohnH on 21 Aug 2014
Ready? GO!...

Tagged: sls las vegas   sam nazarian   


Vegas Eats Preview: Bazaar at SLS Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Aug 2014
SLS Las Vegas is opening in less than 10 days and wallpapering the world with PR that states that the restaurants they are importing from Los Angeles are like awesome. Fortunately for you, most of...

Tagged: vegaseats   dining   sls las vegas   sbe   jose andres   


SLS Approved For Gaming License, Nazarian Firewalled

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Aug 2014
In a page directly from Martin Scorcese's adaptation of Nicholas Pileggi's Casino, SLS Las Vegas was granted an unrestricted gaming license by the Nevada Gaming Control Board. The hearings, wonderfully live tweeted by LVRJ's Howard Stutz,...

Tagged: sls las vegas   sam nazarian   stockbridge   rob oseland   sbe entertainment   


Ship It: SLS To Get A FedEx

Posted by Chuckmonster on 31 Jul 2014
Yesterday we shared a video showing all of SLS' interior signage set to an annoying soundtrack. It has since been deleted from the Facebook... but not before VT staffer JohnH noticed something.... SLS is gonna...

Tagged: sls las vegas   shipping   


Vegas Eats Preview: Cleo at SLS Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 30 Jul 2014
SLS Las Vegas is opening in August and wallpapering the world with PR that states that the restaurants they are importing from Los Angeles are, like, awesome. Fortunately for you, most of the VT staff...

Tagged: vegaseats   dining   reviews   cleo   danny elmaleh   sls las vegas   sbe   


Vegas Eats Preview: Umami Burger at SLS Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Jun 2014
SLS Las Vegas is opening in August and wallpapering the world with PR that states that they are importing from Los Angeles are like awesome. Fortunately for you, most of the VT staff lives in...

Tagged: vegas eats   preview   umami burger   dining   reviews   sls las vegas   sbe   


Casino Heist: SLS Rips Off Cosmopolitan's 'Seduction'

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Jun 2014
By now, you've definitely seen Cosmopolitan's lobby pillar video show "Seduction" - wherein naked bodies writhe behind frosted glass. Well, the smarty pants rip off artists at SLS Las Vegas have ripped of the idea as...

Tagged: sls las vegas   cosmopolitan   advertising   casino heist   


SLS Las Vegas Joins Hilton HHonors Program

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Jun 2014
SLS Las Vegas has joined Hilton Hotels' Hilton HHonors program under a newly launched sub brand called Curio (unrelated to the new gift shop at Cromwell that sells monkey shaped candelabras that are strikingly...

Tagged: sls las vegas   hilton hhonors   comp clubs   marketing   rewards   


Vegas Eats Preview: The Griddle Cafe at SLS Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 28 May 2014
SLS Las Vegas is opening on Labor Day Weekend with great fanfare, trumpeting to the universe how incredibly awesome the stable of eateries they are importing from Los Angeles will be. Like, totally awesome. Fortunately...

Tagged: vegas eats   griddle cafe   dining   reviews   sls las vegas   sbe   pancakes   


New Feature Posted: Inside Rob Oseland, Hard Hat Touring The SLS Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 May 2014
Just a quick note to those tuned into the RSS and @vegastripping Twitter account that we've posted a very special feature article Inside Rob Oseland - Hard Hat Touring The SLS Las Vegas. During VT10 weekend...

Tagged: sls las vegas   rob oseland   sbe   admiral   twht   


SLS Las Vegas: We Found The PR Document Stash

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 May 2014
Ladies and gentlemen, we are proud to present to you the entire collection of SLS Las Vegas PR One Sheet documents. Sit back and be amazed at their offerings, presented in high resolution imagery...

Tagged: sls las vegas   


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