Category: Nevada

Swim with sharks in Vegas!

Swim with sharks in Vegas!

If you were ever in doubt about Vegas being “over the top”, then think again.   The Golden Nugget  Las Vegas has a new attraction called ‘The Tank’, its $20-million swimming pool. Here you can thrill in the excitement of swimming just inches away from sharks.   You don’t come into direct contact with them, […]

$1 billion expansion plan for the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is Las Vegas

$1 billion expansion plan for the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is Las Vegas

The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas will have pretty much doubled in size by 2009 thanks to a proposed investment of almost $1 billion.   The boutique resort, which sits just off the Strip and has entertained the likes of Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan, will see 950 new rooms added, including […]

Have a magnificent March at The Venetian

Have a magnificent March at The Venetian

Lose yourself in the high-stakes elegance of The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, where classic opulence, state-of-the-art technology, and pulsing energy blend seamlessly inside Las Vegas’ most exciting casino. All your favorite games are mere steps from your luxury suite. And what’s more, this March, suites at The Venetian start from just $159.

Interview with Arthur Keith of Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville

Interview with Arthur Keith of Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville

Arthur Keith  is senior vice president and general manager of Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He joined Gaylord Entertainment in February 2004, from Harrah’s Entertainment, where he was vice president, hotel operations, for the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. What is it that  you do exactly? My […]

Top 20 US restaurants

I sometimes find myself dwelling on hotels and accommodation too much on A Luxury Travel Blog, and don’t pay enough attention to others such as bars, restaurants and the like.   To make up for that, I’m listing the first 20 of Zagat’s current top 100 restaurants (even if they are mostly situated in hotels […]

Britney splashes out in Vegas

Britney splashes out in Vegas

Britney Spears  reportedly splashed out on the Hugh Hefner Fantasy Tower Suite at The Palms Casino Resort at the weekend, after a night at the Vegas gay club, 8 ½. For a mere $40,000 per night, she was able to impress her new boyfriend, Isaac Cohen, will the villa suite  with its own Jacuzzi pool […]

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas' most expensive package ever

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas’ most expensive package ever

From 1st February 2007 romantics will be able to treat their significant other to a weekend complete with a yacht, helicopter, gondola ride, a Champagne bath, dozens of roses, diamonds and much more. The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas will debut its exclusive “Love at Lake Las Vegas” romance package, priced at a staggering $100,000. For […]

Britney checks into Arizona spa

Britney checks into Arizona spa

Britney Spears has checked herself into Scottsdale’s Sanctuary spa at Camelback Mountain (which you might recall me blogging about last summer) after her alleged collapse at a New Year party at the Pure nightclub in Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas. Media speculation is suggesting that she’s visiting the Arizona resort for more than just a pedicure […]

10 incredible hotel swimming pools

10 incredible hotel swimming pools

Courtesy of Forbes: Intercontinental Hong Kong La Casa Que Canta, Zihuatanejo, Mexico The Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, FL Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV Bacara Resort & Spa, Santa Barbara, CA St. Regis Resort, Bora Bora Paradisus Riviera Cancún, Mexico Blue Lagoon, Iceland Club Dauphin Pool at the Grand Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, French […]

New Year on The Strip

New Year on The Strip

Still not finalised your plans for New Year?   If Vegas is your thing, you’ll be pleased to hear there are still rooms available on The Strip.   The five star Aladdin (deluxe rooms starting from $419) and the five star MGM Grand ($559.99 for a Grand Tower room or $579.99 for a West Wing […]

Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa and Casino just keeps expanding

Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa and Casino just keeps expanding

A $110 million expansion at Las Vegas’  Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa and Casino has just been unviled. It’s  the property‘s third major expansion since opening in December 2001 and includes  a new 22-table 24-hour non-smoking poker room, a new state-of-the-art 170-seat race & sports book, which boasts a 96-foot video wall powered by 18 […]

New members of The Starwood Spa Collection

New members of The Starwood Spa Collection

The Starwood Spa Collection – an amalgam of some of the best spas in the world – has welcomed eight new members. They are: Convento do Espinheiro Heritage Hotel & Spa, Portugal Sheraton Colonia Golf & Spa Resort, Uruguay Sheraton La Caleta Resort & Spa, Spain Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers, Vietnam St. Regis Resort, […]

New spa at Caesars Palace Las Vegas

New spa at Caesars Palace Las Vegas

Caesars Palace Las Vegas is set to open a new spa next month. The decadent Qua Baths & Spa will cover 50,000 sq. ft. of spa facilities including, of course, Roman-style baths. Other ameities will include the Crystal Room at Qua which will offer customized designs of Swarovski crystals for the body, as well as […]

Escape to Elegance at The Venetian, Las Vegas

Escape to Elegance at The Venetian, Las Vegas

The Venetian in Las Vegas is offering two-night packages in the Rialto Suite (and other premium suites) for just $259 a night. As well as the accommodation, the package includes a private gondola ride, a gondala ride picture and gondola ride line passes. The offer is valid on bookings made before 19th September 2006.

Grand Sierra Resort and Convention Center, Reno, Nevada

The former Reno Hilton has become the Grand Sierra Resort and Convention Center, a four-star world class resort and casino with a mere 1,995 guest rooms and suites, not to mention 200,000 sq ft of meeting and convention space. There are also condos with the hotel towers on the 148-acre resort, with prices ranging from […]

Wynn Macau opens this week

Wynn Macau opens this week

The American billionaire Stephen Wynn, famous for his casino developments and most notably the Wynn Las Vegas,  will make one of his biggest gambles this week when he opens a sleek $1 billion hotel-casino in Macau.    The Wynn Macau is  a small replica of the Las Vegas resort and is expected to attract the […]