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Mandalay Bay Convention Center Expansion Opens This Week in Las Vegas

Mandalay Bay Convention Center ExpansionMandalay Bay Resort and Casino opens the Convention Center’s 350,000-square-foot expansion this week and welcomes its first group into the new space. Creating the most customer-focused convention facility in North America, the $70 million expansion allows Mandalay Bay to grow current shows and attract new groups with the added flexibility.

Based on customer demand, the resort built new exhibit space, a 20,000-square-foot foyer and underground parking in this first phase, strengthening its position as a leader in the meetings and trade show industry.  The second and final phase of the expansion will transition existing space into a 70,000-square-foot carpeted ballroom to accommodate new corporate partners and associations as well as achieve greater utilization of the entire facility.

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Lago by Julian Serrano Launches Lake-Side Lunch and Brunch at Bellagio Las Vegas

Lago Bellagio Las VegasLago by Julian Serrano, the highly acclaimed Italian small plates concept that debuted in April at Bellagio Resort & Casino, will introduce lunch and brunch experiences to be enjoyed with  unparalleled views of the iconic Fountains of Bellagio. James Beard Award-winning Chef Julian Serrano has re-conceptualized his celebrated recipes for a light and delicious approach to daytime dining.

“It’s exciting for me to be able to explore my passion for food in new ways and to translate the Italian small plates concept into exceptional lunch and brunch dishes,” said Serrano. “The bold flavors, customized menu options and unprecedented view of the Bellagio Fountains will create  an exquisite mid-day dining experience for guests.”

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Celebrate National Roller Coaster Day in Las Vegas

Roller coaster at New York New York in Las Vegas

Calling all theme park lovers and roller coaster enthusiasts! Prepare to board Las Vegas’ favorite thrill rides on August 16 in celebration of National Roller Coaster Day.

The roller coasters at New York-New York and The Adventuredome at Circus Circus challenge guests to experience thrills to the max on this special day with exciting promotions and heart-pumping adventure rides!

The Roller Coaster at New York-New York

What:  
Take advantage of a coaster lover’s dream deal with buy-one-get-one-free passes to the 67-mph thrill ride that ascends 203 feet to its highest peak before rushing down 144 feet into gravity defying twists and turns. Guests must be at least 54 inches tall to ride.

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Jabbawockeez Announced for Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights 2015 – Why That’s a GOOD Thing

Jabbawockeez Halloween Horror Nights 2015Universal Studios Hollywood has announced that the world-famous dance crew known as the Jabbawockeez will be the headlining show for this year’s Halloween Horror Nights event here in Los Angeles. Immediately, social media was ablaze with negative response from fans of the Halloween event, ranging from, “Not very impressed – wish Bill and Ted was coming back,” to “So what does this have to do with horror? Murdy is going soft on me.”

On the flip side of that, there has been a lot of positive reception to the announcement as well, which evens things out for the most part. Here’s the official release from Universal Studios Hollywood, and then I will weigh in on why we think adding the Jabbawockeez to the HHN 2015 lineup is a smart move:

Jabbawockeez, the highly-accomplished, award-winning hip hop dance group, universally recognized as America’s best dance crew, will bring their innovative choreography, intricate synchronized style and signature white masks to Universal Studios Hollywood in an electrifying new show during Halloween Horror Nights, beginning Friday, September 18, 2015.

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MGM Resorts Unveils Plan for 5,000-Seat Theater at Monte Carlo Las Vegas

Monte Carlo TheaterMGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM), one of the world’s leading presenters of live entertainment, today announced plans for an approximately 5,000-seat theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. The new concert venue will amplify the vibrant entertainment district taking shape on the west side of the Las Vegas Strip with a robust calendar featuring special engagements by many of the music industry’s most-celebrated performers.

With more than 7 million entertainment tickets sold in 2014 alone, MGM Resorts’ offerings are unrivaled. The Company owns and operates two arenas; two Las Vegas Strip festival lots (62 acres); seven theaters housing Cirque du Soleil production shows; 14 theaters for concerts, headliners and comedy performances; and more than two dozen lounges and nightclubs. Additionally, it is currently developing a new world-class Las Vegas arena as well as integrated resort projects in Macau and National Harbor, Maryland, each of which will feature entertainment venues as central amenities.

“From Las Vegas to Maryland, Macau to Massachusetts, presenting the biggest and most sought-after names in music, sports and special events is a core focus for MGM Resorts.  This new theater will enable us to host performers in Las Vegas who we previously haven’t had a home for, broadening our entertainment offerings and providing the opportunity to expand those relationships to our properties around the globe,” said Bill Hornbuckle, President, MGM Resorts International.

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Mandalay Bay Las Vegas Unveils Newly-Remodeled Hotel Rooms

Mandalay Bay roomMandalay Bay Resort and Casino announced today the final phase of its resort-wide transformation with the upcoming redesign of more than 3,000 guest rooms and suites.

Created by the MGM Resorts International Design Group, each of the designs for the new rooms and suites will feature vibrant colors and bold statement pieces, exuding a confident and inviting atmosphere.

Reservations for select remodeled rooms are now available for stays beginning July 2015 and can be booked by calling 877-632-7000 or visiting mandalaybay.com.

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Nick Swardson to Play Aces of Comedy at The Mirage

Nick Swardson Mirage Las VegasCoincidence or not, comedian, actor, writer and producer Nick Swardson will return to The Mirage on his birthday, Friday, Oct. 9, for a night of hysterical comedy as part of the resort’s Aces of Comedy series. Swardson is best known for co-creating and starring in the sketch series Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time. He has co-written and produced movies such as Grandma’s Boy, Malibu’s Most Wanted and Benchwarmers.

Friday, Oct. 9: 10 p.m.
Tickets are priced at $49.99 and $59.99, plus tax and service fees. Visit mirage.com to purchase tickets or for more information.

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Pressed Juicery Coming to Aria Las Vegas This Summer

Pressed Juicery Aria Las VegasPressed Juicery, one of the nation’s premier juice brands, will open its doors this summer at ARIA Resort & Casino. Industry leaders in accessible wellness, nutrient-rich cold-pressed juices and customizable cleanse programs, Pressed Juicery is excited to offer its range of products to Las Vegas guests and visitors alike. Whether looking for a healthy beverage, a cold drink to refresh taste buds or a midday pick-me-up, Pressed Juicery’s delicious juices, signature beverages and specialty waters cater to all preferences.

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Shibuya Street Tasting Event Coming to MGM Grand Las Vegas

Shibuya MGM Grand Las VegasShibuya at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino will  transform into an energetic Tokyo hotspot as the restaurant hosts Shibuya Street Tasting Thursday, June 18 from 9:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Sponsored by Southern Wine & Spirits, the event will invite guests to experience entertainment, food and sake offerings that mimic the fun found in the bustling Japanese capital.

Guests are encouraged to attend in style through cosplay, or dress up,  by wearing a costume of their favorite character from any movie, TV series, book, comic book, video game or band. A DJ will spin live music while costumed attendees capture their favorite moments in the photo booth.

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Bellagio Conservatory Celebrates Summer Under the Sea

Bellagio_ConservatoryBellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens new summer display takes guests into the depths of the ocean with vibrant scenes and thousands of fresh floral. On view through September 12, the exhibit combines iconic underwater and beach elements including mermaids, sunken ships and sandcastles.

Schools of acrylic fish and bright barnacles find a home amongst the cascading water walls of a multi-tiered, 26-foot tall coral reef in the West Garden. Each level of this magnificent centerpiece reveals a different group of underwater dwellers. A six-foot animated clam rests beneath the schools of fish and bunches of colorful coral, opening every seven minutes to reveal an illuminated pearl behind a curtain of bubbles. A floral sea turtle comprised of red carnations and yellow Fuji mums rests opposite the clam, while soft and delicate jellyfish gently sway above the garden.

An aged fisherman’s wharf, aptly named Pier B, can be found in the South Garden beneath oversized strings of pearls and bubbles. Three children play in the sand beside the pier, each created with 1,250 fresh-cut flowers including Seafoam Statice, cushion mums, carnations, lavender and baby’s breath. As one child builds a sandcastle replica of Bellagio, the others fish and play with beach balls.

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