Posts in the Month of December, 2011:

Caesars Entertainment, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, The Linq, The Quad

Out With The Old, In With The Linq

For many years, Las Vegas was famous for (among other things) the way it turned building demolitions into spectacle. The list of jaw-dropping implosions of Las Vegas hotels goes on and on: Hacienda, Boardwalk, Sands, Castaways, El Rancho, Landmark, Desert Inn and others. This blog misses you something fierce, Stardust! Implosions have been increasingly rare….

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Celebrities, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, Las Vegas Restaurants, Paris Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood

Britney Spears Celebrates Engagement in Vegas

Pop princess Britney Spears and fiance Jason Trawick made some Sin City waves recently, celebrating their engagement by popping into Planet Hollywood (below), Paris Las Vegas and other Vegas hotspots. The pair was spotted at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at Paris Las Vegas, and enjoyed dinner at Sugar Factory American Brasserie, just downstairs. The colorful….

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Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants, Nightlife, Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino

New Irish Pub Opens at Rio Las Vegas

We were curious about what would replace McFadden’s Irish Pub at Rio Las Vegas after it closed on Dec. 5, 2011. Now we know. We’re hearing a new Irish pub opens in the same location today (Dec. 29). The new pub is called, simply, the Irish Pub. The Irish Pub will be open Thursdays through….

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Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, Things to Do

MGM’s Mane Draw to Close: So-Long Lion Habitat

In a bit of a shocker, the MGM Grand hotel has announced it will close its popular Lion Habitat on Jan. 31, 2012. The popular free attraction will close permanently, with the lions moving to an 8.5-acre ranch 12 miles outside Las Vegas called “The Cat House.” Hey, it’s Vegas. Read more. The Lion Habitat….

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Blackjack, Celebrities, Gaming, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, The Quad, Things to Do

Today’s Featured Imperial Palace Dealertainer

Just about everyone loves them some “dealertainers,” those multi-tasking folks who deal blackjack at Imperial Palace while taking on the persona of music’s immortals and performing for guests. Today, we feature Karen who does a turn as Tina Turner when she’s dealertainmenting, which, we realize, might not be an actual word. Find out more about….

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Caesars Entertainment, Giveaways, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels

Today’s Free Vegas Getaway Hook-Up

Oh, how we love free stuff here at the Pulse of Vegas blog. Did you notice all the free vowels in that last sentence? Exactly! Today, we’re passing along the inside scoop about a Vegas New Year’s Eve blow-out giveaway, courtesy of Caesars Entertainment. Caesars Entertainment is the same company that brings you this Las….

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Las Vegas, Las Vegas Hotels, Nightlife, Things to Do

This So Does Not Apply to Anything in Las Vegas

We do not condone this graphic. At all. This New Year’s Eve stuff, on the other hand, we tend to condone. And here’s a comprehensive list of New Year’s Eve happenings, several of which we condone, especially if they take place at a hotel in the Caesars Entertainment family of Las Vegas casino-hotel destinations.

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Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels

Iconic Hilton Sign Bites the Vegas Dust

There’s only one constant in Las Vegas: Bosoms. Oh, and change. Make that two constants. Three, if you count bosoms as two things. Moving on. Change has come to the iconic Hilton hotel sign, too, as its letters were removed on Dec. 27, 2011. We stopped by to take a look, naturally. We are a….

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Las Vegas, Las Vegas Hotels, Nonsense, Things to Do

Sweet Flyboard Jet-Pak Comes to Lake Las Vegas

We saw a viral video a few weeks back featuring the “Flyboard” water jet-pak, and this mesmerizing toy is slated to make an appearance at Lake Las Vegas on Dec. 28, 2011. Take a look. The jet-pack uses streams of high-pressure water to allow a rider to seemingly float in the air, as well as….

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Caesars Palace, Celebrities, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Entertainment

An Eye-Opening Look at the Making of Celine

Celine Dion’s show at Caesars Palace is bursting with, among other things, dazzling visual effects. The company behind those visuals, Moment Factory, has put together a behind-the-scenes look at the making of one of the Strip’s most talked-about productions. Watch the fascinating video here to see more. We would embed the video here, but that….

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Caesars Entertainment, Flamingo Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels

A Dog’s-Eye View of Flamingo Las Vegas

This is how a Las Vegas blog sees Flamingo Las Vegas. How’d you like to see a different view of this iconic hotel? A dog’s-eye view! Arbor, a border collie and lab mix (and a rescue dog), recently took a tour of the Flamingo with a video camera on his back. Take a look. This….

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Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Miracle Mile, Planet Hollywood, Shopping

Happy Holidays From This Las Vegas Blog

From this Las Vegas blog to you and yours, happy holidays, or some other politically-correct way of saying “Merry Christmas!” In honor of this special day we’re not working on, here’s a lovely holiday tune and fountain show, courtesy of Sin City. How do we know it’s from Sin City? Please note the gargantuan pole….

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Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Miracle Mile, Planet Hollywood, Shopping

Warning: Vegas Holiday Hats May Evoke Whimsy

Is your bosom bursting with the holiday spirit yet? Not so much? Well, Sin City is here to help! As we were wandering The Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, we encountered a store called Hattitude. (Oh, stop your store name judging. Maybe that’s one of the reasons you aren’t in a holiday mood yet!)….

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Bally's Las Vegas, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Paris Las Vegas

When in Vegas, Don’t Forget to Look Up

Las Vegas does just about everything on a grand scale, so as you’re roaming Sin City, always make sure to look up. You might see some amazing stained glass. Just another day at Le Burger Brasserie restaurant between Paris Vegas and Bally’s. While you’re at Paris Las Vegas, keep looking up! You might catch a….

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Celebrities, Las Vegas, Nonsense

Does Santa Claus Play Favorites?

You bet he does. Hey, it’s Las Vegas.

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