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New Feature Posted: Planet Hollywood Ultrahip : The VT Review 2016

Posted by Chuckmonster on 27 Jul 2016
Just a note to folks tuned into RSS, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds that a new feature review has been posted - my review of the brand new Ultrahip Rooms at Planet Hollywood. Check it out...

Tagged: planet hollywood   ultrahip   hotel reviews   renovations   the strip   gilchrist and soames   


Why Do These New Excalibur Rooms Look So Familiar?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 Jan 2016
Excalibur has proudly announced that they have renovated a chunk of their hotel rooms in the Royal Tower. Check em out: Hrm. That furniture looks familiar.... holy shit, they've moved in the old furniture from...

Tagged: excalibur   hotel room renovations   mandalay bay   


The New Resort Room Bathrooms At The D

Posted by Chuckmonster on 2 Nov 2015
A few months ago, Jinx73 started a discussion on The Board about The D upgrading bathrooms in their standard rooms. As anyone who has stayed at The D during its transition away from the Fitzgeralds...

Tagged: the d   renovations   bathrooms   shatphone   interior design   fremont street   


Peekaboo: The Mirage Center Bar

Posted by Chuckmonster on 8 Sep 2015
We've been tracking the changes in process on Mirage casino floor that have come to be revealed as a new center bar. Now, thanks to super sleuthing VT reader Hillbilly, we've got a teeny tiny little...

Tagged: mirage   renovations   casino   bars   


What Is Up With Mirage's Casino?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 30 Jun 2015
Hot on the heels of the rest of the work MGM Resorts International has done on the Mirage comes a complete rejiggering of the casino layout. If you've walked through recently you've certainly noticed...

Tagged: mirage   casino   renovations   


It's Like Bellagio On Acid

Posted by Chuckmonster on 10 Apr 2015
I have seen a cache of photos documenting the room renovations coming to Mandalay Bay later this year. These renovations will replace the number room renovations from the mid/late-aughts that replaced Mandalay Bay's original room...

Tagged: mandalay bay   bellagio   mirage   delano   hotel room   renovations   design   acid   


Cosmopolitan To Get New Casino, Suites, Bars and Restaurants

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Feb 2015
Months into their tenure as new owners of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Blackstone Group LP have outlined some of their plans to turn the popular yet unprofitable casino around. The changes primarily revolve around increasing...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   blackstone   vip   casino   dining   booze   renovations   


The New Lobby At Wynn Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Jan 2015
As part of their 10th anniversary refresh, Wynn Las Vegas has given their reception lobby a sleek, playful and gorgeous little makeover. Big, bright room with happy new carpeting. I've always felt that the second version of...

Tagged: wynn   renovations   roger thomas   lari pittman   picasso   art   


Peep The New Toilets at Wynn Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 10 Dec 2014
We've been telling you that resort wide renovations were coming to Wynn Las Vegas, and here is the first piece of the puzzle - extensive renovations of the resort level throne rooms. Step inside the Wynn's...

Tagged: wynn   renovations   bathrooms   popeye   


Wynn To Renovate SW Steakhouse

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Dec 2014
VegasTripping has learned that Wynn Las Vegas has added a full renovation of multiple Trippies award winner SW Steakhouse. The new designs, still unfinished, allegedly take cues from the Country Club renovation and aim for maximizing...

Tagged: wynn   sw steakhouse   renovations   


Wynn Buffet, Zoozacrackers and Terrace Pointe To Be Renovated

Posted by Chuckmonster on 25 Nov 2014
As the 10 year anniversary of the opening of Wynn Las Vegas rapidly approaches, the resort will be engaging in a major renovation of many of their dining facilities focusing on a complete renovation and...

Tagged: wynn   buffet   zoozacrackers   terrace pointe   renovations   


Encore's Massive Room Redesign Is Coming In 2015

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Nov 2014
Big big big news from inside the chocolate curve. Sources are telling us that Wynn Resorts is on the verge of commencing a massive renovation project throughout the combined Wynn and Encore properties that...

Tagged: encore   encore tower suites   renovation   


Four Seasons Pool Renovation Underway

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Nov 2014
It's the most wonderful time of the year.... renovation season! That time when Santa brings all the Vegas obsessive girls and boys brand new stuff for next year! Not content to simply paint and re-plaster,...

Tagged: four seasons   pools   renovation   


Meet The Gorgeous New Suites At The Delano Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Dec 2013
MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren wasn't kidding when he stated in the last earnings call that the transformation of THEhotel into Delano Las Vegas was on the verge of kicking into high gear. ...

Tagged: delano   mandalay bay   thehotel   renovations   suites   


Sexy Delano Las Vegas Design Is Dutch Mid-Century Modern

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Nov 2013
The transformation of THEhotel into Delano Las Vegas appears to have turned a corner. Recently, MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren stated on a recent earnings call that design work had been completed...

Tagged: delano   thehotel   mandalay bay   renovations   


Delano Delayed AGAIN - Construction To Start April 2014

Posted by Chuckmonster on 31 Oct 2013
The continually delayed Delano branded renovation of THEhotel is delayed even more. Previous timelines had construction starting in October 2013, which slipped from the originally target of opening in October 2013. In this morning's quarterly...

Tagged: delano   the hotel   mandalay bay   renovation   


Palms: Meet The New I Don't Know What This Is, Alias The Alias Jane Club

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Aug 2013
Also available for your Palms related perusal is this collection of renderings for what appears to be an ultra lounge/bar thingy in the vein of Deuce, Lily and Hyde. Could this be the elusive Alias Jane...

Tagged: palms   nightlife   alias jane club   renovations   ultralounge   


Palms: Meet The New Ghostbar

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Aug 2013
Today, Palms is unveiling the new look of closed for renovation Ghostbar. The logo, unleashed a few days ago, is killer: The first of a promised series of photos posted by the Ghostbar Twitter account...

Tagged: ghostbar   palms   renovations   


AAA Downgrades MGM Grand To Three Diamonds

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Jul 2013
The Automobile Association of America has downgraded MGM Grand to a three diamond resort. This is quite a surprise given that parent company MGM Resorts International has sunk $160 million dollars into major renovations to MGM...

Tagged: mgm grand   aaa   diamonds   ratings   grand renovation   ooops   


The Mirage Bellagio Switcheroo

Posted by Blackjacker1979 on 17 Jul 2013
Expect to see some new sights and action on both the Bellagio and Mirage casino floors thanks to an internal transfer between properties. Banking on what the Mirage's continued high rankings amongst its players, their...

Tagged: mirage   bellagio   blackjack   renovations   


Peep Bally's Jubilee Tower Rooms

Posted by Chuckmonster on 25 Jun 2013
As announced during Caesars earnings call a month ago and spotted on The Board last week, Caesars has come out with post-emptive press release trumpeting Bally's renovation of the South Tower into the froshly named...

Tagged: ballys   renovations   south tower   jubilee tower   showgirls   


Why The SLS Might Become Something...

Posted by Blackjacker1979 on 24 Jun 2013
It's a very open secret that Sahara honcho Sam Nazarian's projects live in a cloud of media hype. From bit pieces about his growing nightclub empire to full on fluff (seemingly annual) LA Times featurette,...

Tagged: sls   sahara   renovations   sam nazarian   sbe entertainment   north strip   


The Park Details and Renderings

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Apr 2013
Tomorrow morning, the press will trumpet something VT readers have known for weeks - the pending renovation of Monte Carlo and New York New York's Strip-facing facades, the construction of a 20,000 seat arena (in...

Tagged: the park   new york new york   monte carlo   linq   renovations   murren   


New Feature Posted: Four Seasons LV Pictorial

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Apr 2013
Here's a quick note to folks tuned into RSS or Twitter feeds that we've posted a new feature article, a photo tour of one of the brand new renovated suites at Four Seasons Las Vegas...

Tagged: four seasons   mandalay bay   renovations   new rooms   


Update: Monte Carlo To Under Go Major Strip Frontage Renovation

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Apr 2013
The somewhat forgotten but still lovely fountain plaza outside of Monte Carlo's north entrance is on the verge of being demolished, commencing a project which has evolved to be astonishingly larger than we had initially...

Tagged: monte carlo   renovations   vibe dining   


Your Resort Fees At Work: The Planet Hollywood Resort Vista

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Mar 2013
Eagle eyed VT reader Funkhouser spotted something interesting on the Planet Hollywood website - a rogue photo of a refreshed Resort Vista room on the bottom right hand corner of their website. At first glance, I...

Tagged: planet hollywood   resort fees   resort vista   renovations   new rooms   


Introducing The New Suites At Bellagio

Posted by JohnH on 28 Feb 2013
File these beauties under the "Still Wish Steve Owned the Place" and "Yowza" folders. Following a year-long, top to bottom renovation of Bellagio's standard room product, MGM's pattern-happy, psychedelic green and blue-loving design teams have...

Tagged: bellagio   renovations   suites   penthouse   reviews   


Finally! Four Seasons Fully Renovates

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Feb 2013
Lots of noise coming out of Mandalay Bay complex recently. The property is undergoing a much needed renovation of the casino floor, adding some vibe dining and nightlife options, rebranding and renovating THEhotel into...

Tagged: mandalay bay   four seasons   renovations   


Plot Thickening Dept: Mirage Fires Ad Agency

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 Feb 2013
When Felix Rappaport - a long time MGM Resorts executive with multiple tours of duty at the helm of myriad Strip properties under his belt - abruptly resigned from his post as president of Mirage,...

Tagged: mirage   renovations   spitballin   


Mirage To Completely Renovate Casino Floor

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Feb 2013
Buried at the bottom of a press release announcing the appointment of a new property president, Trevor Scherrer, the Mirage let it squeak out that they are planning a full renovation of the casino floor...

Tagged: mirage   renovations   


Downtown Grand Previews Renovations

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Feb 2013
Remember the old Lady Luck? Well, construction on its long planned replacement Downtown Grand is blasting forth full steam ahead. Yesterday, the property invited select local media types to come check the joint out -...

Tagged: lady luck   downtown grand   renovations   


Even More SLS Las Vegas Renderings Unleashed

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 Jan 2013
sbe entertainment is continuing to scramble for cash via the EB-5 visas for cash program in the hopes of funding the transformation of the decrepit, shuttered Sahara into the gleaming SLS Las Vegas. To this end,...

Tagged: sls   renovations   sahara   renderings   


More On Aria Casino Renovations...

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Dec 2012
In response to last nights post about ARIA renovating parts of their casino, VT's resident architect/design nerd Blackjacker1979 sent us some thexy photos of their new casino chair upholstery and their Cosmopolitan purple table felts. Wow....

Tagged: ARIA   renovations   casino floor   


ARIA Renovating Everything

Posted by Chuckmonster on 10 Dec 2012
In addition to changing their carpet, having their President & COO resign, renovating the Buffet and showing the VP of Food and Beverage the door in a day of firings, ARIA has also decided to...

Tagged: aria   renovations   casino carpet   bar moderno   bill mcbeath   


Luxor Renovates Incomplete Renovation

Posted by Chuckmonster on 29 Nov 2012
Shortly before the economic defecation hit the rotary oscillator, Luxor engaged in an anti-heiroglyph campaign determined to snuff out every last vestige of Egyptology from the Egyptian themed resort and replace it with "Airport Moderne"....

Tagged: luxor   renovations   carpeting   


Sayonara Bill's Gamblin' Hall and RootnTootn Saloon Asterisk!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 29 Nov 2012
The final of what seems like Imelda Marcos' shoe collection dropped today when Caesars Entertainment announced that Bill's Gamblin' Hall and RootnTootn Saloon Asterisk will be closing in February 2013. Raise your hand if you're surprised. The...

Tagged: bill's   drais   renovations   pencil   


New Feature Posted: Inside The Golden Nugget Spa Tower Suites

Posted by Chuckmonster on 7 Aug 2012
Just a quick note to those tuned into the RSS or @vegastripping Twitter feeds that we've posted a new feature article, a fascinating photo tour of the redesigned Spa Tower Suites at the Golden Nugget...

Tagged: golden nugget   suites   roger thomas   renovations   


Four Seasons Renovations Unveiled

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Aug 2012
Speaking of Mandalay Bay's tenants, the Four Seasons posted some images of its the hotel renovations we told you about in March. The rooms look pretty spiffy, even if the photos were taken with a Blackberry. Is...

Tagged: four seasons   room renovations   mandalay bay   


The Plams Renovation

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Jun 2012
Hot on the heels of giving Hef the boot, the Palms has announced a renovation of their own, in grand style. For $50 million bucks, the Palms plans on renovating everything.... refreshed restaurants, redesigned hotel rooms...

Tagged: palms   renovations   hotel rooms   renderings   


MGM Grand: Lion Renovation Update

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 May 2012
A crane has landed at MGM Grand. VT super tipster JakeZ just sent us a photo moments ago which reveals a crane has been brought in to help MGM in the renovation/expansion of the building behind...

Tagged: mgm grand   grand renovation   


Riviera Renovations Continue

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 May 2012
Not sure how I missed this, but the Riviera announced a few weeks ago that they are continuing their rolling renovation and reshuffling to the tune of $20 million more bucks. The high level items include...

Tagged: riviera   renovations   north strip   


Think Casino Mogul: Silver Legacy Declares Bankruptcy

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 May 2012
While in the middle of saving the world, one casino jurisdiction at a time, the great and powerful MGM's partially owned downtown Reno resort Silver Legacy has declared bankruptcy. Silver Legacy is in possession of $143M...

Tagged: reno   silver legacy   mgm   m life   


Peekaboo: The New Rooms at The D

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 May 2012
VT reader Minton toured the new rooms at The D over the weekend as part of the "YelpLV" club. He was smart enough to send us some loverly video of the rooms which...

Tagged: the d   renovations   fremont street   downtown   hotel rooms   plaza   fitzgeralds   


Yet Another Reason Why We Call Him Wayne Fucking Newton

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 May 2012
Our old pal Wayne F. Newton is at it again.... no he didn't get a job opening doors at the Riviera... he's being accused of dragging his greasy tongue all over his business partners employee. The...

Tagged: wayne newton   renovations   bankruptcy   hair helmet   


Mirage Lanai YouTube'd

Posted by MikeE on 14 May 2012
When I walked through The Villas at The Mirage a couple years ago before they began their excruciatingly slow renovation process, I was instantly taken aback when stepping into one of the smaller Lanais. Don't...

Tagged: mirage   lanai   youtube   renovations   


THEhotel Beginning Renovations In Early 2013

Posted by MikeE on 14 May 2012
It's about time! THEhotel is the gem of the south strip. Huge rooms, cool - but not so cool that you feel uncool (read: Cosmopolitan) - vibes, attached to an overall awesome property that still has...

Tagged: thehotel   mandalay bay   renovations   


Luxor Renovates Liquidity

Posted by Chuckmonster on 25 Apr 2012
It took Luxor four years to figure out what we did instantly... their sleek 2008 half-renovation of the casino floor had 3x 4x 5x the loving atmosphere of a porcupine hugging convention. I call this design...

Tagged: luxor   renovations   liquidity   


UPDATED: MGM Renovates Lion Exterior

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 Apr 2012
MGM Grand's much touted "Grand Renovation" is not only touching the casino floor, lobby and hotel rooms, they're redoing the exterior lion's den. It doesn't appear to be a major reconstruction, probably just...

Tagged: mgm grand   grand renovation   


Peekaboo: Wynn's Mizumi, formerly Okada

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Apr 2012
VT ultramegasuperpal Jake Z stopped by forthcoming Mizumi restaurant at Wynn Las Vegas, formerly Okada. Let's take a looski, mmkay? Egad. It seems that the designer has mistaken Japanese restraint for Chinese New Year....

Tagged: wynn las vegas   dining   okada   mizumi   renovations   


Golden Gate Opens New High Limit Lounge

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Apr 2012
The Golden Gate is opening its new high limit lounge TODAY at 6pm. This is the one of the first pieces of the gigantic renovations coming to the new Golden Gate. I dig the color...

Tagged: golden gate   high rollers   renovations   vegas gang   


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