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What’s Happening in Las Vegas in 2017

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WHY LAS VEGAS?

Why not Las Vegas. Las Vegas is continuously evolving to keep new and exciting experiences and hotels available to our more than 42 million annual visitors coming back time and time again. Repeat visitors that keep coming back stand in amazement of how our city keeps changing. Las Vegas is truly unrivaled with what our city offers when it comes to headliner entertainment, celebrity chef dining, over the top nightlife and luxurious spas to name just a few. Not only does the “Las Vegas Strip” challenge the social conventions but you must check out the newly invigorated downtown Las Vegas with recently renovated properties like Downtown Grand and The D in addition to downtown attractions like The Mob Museum, The Neon Museum and the Slotzilla zipline that runs under the Fremont Street Experience canopy. Don’t forget the numerous national and state parks within a day’s trip of Las Vegas including Red Rock Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park and Valley of Fire. Lastly, who could pass up the chance to see the amazing man-made wonder of Hoover Dam, only a 30 minute drive from Las Vegas or the natural wonder of the Grand Canyon which can be an amazing helicopter tour experience as just one way to see this spectacle.

NEW HOTELS

Available in 2017 is the new 203 room Lucky Dragon Hotel, the first Las Vegas casino resort to deliver an authentic Asian lifestyle experience located on the north end of the Strip. The hotel features a nine-story hotel, 27,500-square-foot casino space, a pool designed to create an oasis garden escape and a Tea Garden with Las Vegas’ only tea sommelier. Additionally, Las Vegas welcomes its first W Hotel located at SLS Las Vegas’ former Lux Tower with a unique concept that’s unexpected and elevated with an intimate layout, secret entrances, private spaces and personalized Whatever/Whenever service. 2017 will mark the beginning of Monte Carlo’s $450 million transformation into a new property with a name change to Park MGM and boutique property NoMad Las Vegas which will occupy floors within Park MGM.

HEADLINER RESIDENCIES AND ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCES

On the entertainment front, Planet Hollywood will welcome Las Vegas’ newest resident The Backstreet Boys in March. Not only have the Backstreet Boys signed a multi-month residency in Las Vegas but headliners Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez will continue their multi-month residences at the Axis Theater at Planet Hollywood as well. The Colosseum at Caesars Palace will continue to showcase multi-month residencies from Celine Dion, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Reba McEntire with Brooks & Dunn and Mariah Carey. The brand new 5,200 seat Park Theater at Monte Carlo recently just announced 2017 residencies from Cher, Bruno Mars and Ricky Martin. In the fall of 2017 Las Vegas will welcome our first professional sports team. The newest NHL team is the Vegas Golden Knights and will take the ice at the new state-of-the-art, 20,000-seat T-Mobile Arena now open between New York-New York and Monte Carlo. The T-Mobile Arena not only is the home for the new NHL team but hosts several major concerts and other sporting events throughout 2017 like the Professional Bull Rider World Finals and UFC to artists like George Strait and Bon Jovi to name a few. Don’t forget the new Topgolf now open behind MGM Grand which is a four-level entertainment venue with interactive golf games in addition to pool experiences and cabanas that is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Have the need for speed? SPEEDVEGAS is the newest luxury car test track that you allows you get behind the wheel of Ferraris, Porsches and many other cars to test speeds you have never experienced before.

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Las Vegas Strip’s first Stand-Alone Luxury Boutique Hotel

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The Cromwell

With its prime location on one of the busiest intersections of the Las Vegas Strip – one that welcomes more than 20 million passersby each year – The Cromwell Hotel and Casino offers an exceptional luxury Las Vegas hotel experience in an intimate boutique hotel setting. Each of the 188 rooms features luxurious accommodations in an intimate, Parisian-inspired atmosphere. The hotel’s blend of modern and vintage design is unique, whether it’s the hardwood floors, plush furnishings or dim and romantic lighting, each room gives guests a glamorous, VIP experience. Exclusive amenities include hallway coffee and tea service, steam showers and Muk bath products.

The Cromwell offers two completely different bar scenes, both highlighting the property’s sophisticated, boutique vibe. Interlude is the sexy Las Vegas lounge, overlooking Drai’s After Hours Club and is the place to relax before your nighttime festivities and Bound – the ideal place to start your Cromwell adventures. Bound also offers a late-night and breakfast menu. Giada De Laurentiis opens her first-ever restaurant located on the second floor, offering prime views of the Las Vegas Strip. Sprawling day and nightlife venues, Drai’s Beach Club • Nightclub and Drai’s After Hours, will elevate the nightlife scene in Las Vegas. A casino, night swim parties and center-Strip rooftop views!

Bold. Sophisticated. Enticing. Welcome to The Cromwell.

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Introducing Royalton Luxury Resorts

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Royalton Resorts are the new generation of luxury hotels offering the best all inclusive vacations in the world’s most popular tropical destinations. Our All-In Luxury™ concept is devoted to providing you with a unique experience by combining the spirit of each resort’s host community, a luxury product that features exceptional service, and incredible attention to detail. Every aspect of your Royalton Resorts & Hotels stay has been carefully designed to deliver personalized service that caters to your unique needs while stimulating your senses.

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Royalton Punta Cana Resort & Casino

Indulge your senses at the Royalton Punta Cana Resort & Casino, and experience a vacation that’s a cut above.
Experience All-In Luxury(TM) at our exclusive family and couples-oriented hotel in beautiful Dominican Republic, with its modern décor, amenities, and picturesque tropical setting.   We welcome you to a lush paradise on the stunning Caribbean coast. Our elegantly appointed resort, with its unique design, fabulous amenities and All-In Luxury(TM) concept is devoted to providing you with a truly unique vacation experience.

Combining the charming culture of the Dominican Republic with a luxury product, exceptional service, and incredible attention to detail, the Royalton Punta Cana Resort & Casino promises the vacation of your dreams.

Our luxury resort is ideal for families and groups, and features a separate section dedicated to adults only vacations. With its All-In LuxuryTM concept, regal furnishings, and laidback island atmosphere, our Punta Cana hotel is sure to awaken your senses and treat you to a luxury vacation unlike any other.

Situated on the white sands of Bavaro Beach, only 30 minutes from the Punta Cana International Airport, Royalton Punta Cana Resort & Casino is the destination of choice for vacationers with a penchant for luxury, comfort and style. Enjoy access to some of the facilities at Memories Splash Punta Cana, a fun-filled resort guaranteed to infuse your family vacation with the thrill of a Water Park for kids of all ages.

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Royalton White Sands Montego Bay

Awaken your senses at the Royalton White Sands Montego Bay, and indulge in a luxury vacation that is truly unique
Experience All-In Luxury(TM) on your family vacation, romantic holiday, or group getaway in Jamaica’s Montego Bay.  We invite you to the powdery beaches, turquoise waters, and lush vistas of this Caribbean paradise. Our luxury resort promises an extraordinary vacation experience that combines the charm of Jamaica’s island culture with a luxury product, outstanding service, and incredible attention to detail.

Royalton White Sands Montego Bay promises you a luxury vacation experience unlike any other.  With its All-in Luxury(TM) concept, elegant furnishings, and laidback island atmosphere, our Jamaica hotel is sure to pleasure your senses, and treat you to a truly memorable getaway.

Nestled on the shores of Montego Bay, a scenic 35-minute drive from Sangster International Airport, Royalton White Sands is the destination of choice for families, couples and groups who desire luxury, comfort and style on their Caribbean vacation.

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Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa

Perched on a dazzling strip of powdery white sand sits the spectacular Royalton Riviera Cancun. Your All-In Luxury™ vacation starts the second you arrive, with every aspect of your stay designed to deliver a personalized experience that awakens and enriches the senses. This decadent all-inclusive, 843-room resort features a selection of luxury suite accommodations and thoughtful touches throughout, including our DreamBed™ designed exclusively for Royalton Resorts, 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi, All-In Connectivity™, and several other perks and privileges. Upgrade to Diamond Club® and receive additional services and amenities.

All-In Luxury™ continues with reservation-free gourmet cuisine at 9 restaurants, and at 12 bars where you’ll enjoy a wide selection of specialty cocktails, international and local brand liquors, beers, and house wines. This resort fulfills every interest – choose from a variety of treatments at the modern onsite spa, never miss an important game with the Sports Event Guarantee™, enjoy the fully equipped fitness centre, or take advantage of the many daily activities and nightly entertainment.

Call us at 1-757-240-6645 to book your Royalton resort vacation today!


Tradewinds Club at the Aruba Marriott Resort

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100% ADULTS.
100% AMAZING.

If you are looking for something special, we’ve got the right place for you. The Tradewinds Club at Aruba Marriott Resort.  The Aruba Marriott is proud to offer a truly unique, adults-only getaway package.

This package features some of our top amenities and attractions, including the brand-new H2Oasis adult pool and the ultra-exclusive Tradewinds Club, with its own reserved beach and the most breathtaking views of the Caribbean.
“NO KIDDING” PACKAGE*

PERKS INCLUDE:

Surprise welcome amenity
Tradewinds Club Ocean View room
Exclusive access to the Tradewinds Club lounge
Beachfront dinner and bottle of wine for two at Simply Fish
Catamaran Sunset sail for two with Red Sail Sports
Reserved pool cabana at the brand-new H2Oasis adults-only pool for one day

The new H2 Oasis adult exclusive pool is now open, setting the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino apart as the ideal choice for the ultimate Aruba vacation. Enjoy luxury Aruba accommodations, resort and adult pools, and the exclusive Tradewinds Club (an upscale hotel-within-a-hotel concept on the top floor of this Aruba resort). Guests may indulge in upgraded amenities, five daily dining presentations in the private lounge, a member-only beach area, and will have full access to the Tradewinds Concierge Service. The guest rooms in this Aruba Beach Resort are some of the most spacious on the island, each offering Marriott’s Revive bedding, contemporary bathrooms, 37-inch LCD flat-panel televisions and large, private balconies. This Palm Beach Aruba hotel offers premium amenities, including some of the finest restaurants in Aruba. Enjoy yourself at Ruth’s Chris Steak House, the Balinese-style Mandara Spa and the 24-hour Stellaris Casino. Come experience the fresh and playful Marriott Aruba Beach Resort – Aruba’s Playground for all generations.


Eden Roc Miami Beach

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Overlooking world-renowned Miami Beach, the bold new Eden Roc embraces its role as a timeless treasure, yet welcomes guests with a gracious new contemporary spirit. Once again, guests can luxuriate in spacious rooms and suites.

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Sun-worshipers can relax poolside at one of three infinity-edged pools, or claim a chaise lounge on the beach. In particular, we highly recommend the Ocean Terrace Pool, an upper sanctuary for adults only (Must be 18 years of age or older). Experience culinary excellence at Gia Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar, Cabana Beach Club, and Lobby Bar. Indulge in an enticing array of spa services in one of five spa suites or work out with state-of-the-art equipment in the temporary fitness center.

Nobu hotel to be developed within Eden Roc
A Nobu-branded hotel will be built within the 631-room Eden Roc Miami Beach. No opening date has been scheduled. The 200-room hotel and restaurant will be designed by Rockwell Group. The Japanese-themed hotel is named for chef Nobu Matsuhisa. Check out Nobu Hotel in Las Vegas.


THE ROYAL Cancun to Become Hyatt Zilara

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In Mid-November, 2013, THE ROYAL Cancun will officially become the Hyatt Zilara Cancun. Most of the upgrades and enhancements to this resort will not interfere with the guests stay.  Hyatt Zilara Cancun is an adults-only, all-suite, all inclusive resort where guests experience traditional Mexican warmth in an intimate yet casual setting.  Hyatt Zilara is perfect for couples,destination weddings, groups and girlfriend getaways.

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Las Vegas Boutique Hotels

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Las Vegas Boutique Hotels – Las Vegas’ Best Kept Secrets

Las Vegas is renowned for its glitz, glammer and super-sized resorts. Often overlooked are the many boutique hotels and resorts the city has to offer. Below you will find a compilation of some of the finest boutique hotels in Las Vegas – Las Vegas’ Best Kept Secret!!  Our collection of boutique hotels include Hotel 32 at Monte Carlo, Nobu Hotel at Caesar’s Palace, Artisan Hotel, Rumor Boutique hotel and many more. Learn more about our collection.


Sunset at the Palms Negril to Become Adults-only

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Sunset at the Palms Resort in Negril, Jamaica, will become an adults-only resort on Dec. 24, 2013.

The all-inclusive resort said it made the change based on customer feedback.

Amenity and service upgrades include robes and slippers in guestrooms; an in-room refrigerator stocked daily with bottled water, soft drinks and local beer; afternoon mimosa hour; the addition of cabanas, beach huts, chaise lounges and open-air massage areas on the beach; and the addition of hammocks and cabanas in the tropical gardens.

The intimate all-inclusive Sunset at The Palms features a trendy new design, sumptuously appointed treehouse-style guestrooms, new amenities and lush tropical landscaping. Situated at the edge of Negril’s laid-back, west coast resort area, Sunset at The Palms offers a chic and serene atmosphere, ideal for couples, families and friends seeking an affordable island getaway. Unique restaurants serving delicious cuisine, a relaxing spa, a swim-up bar, nightly entertainment and a lovely stretch of private beach located just across the street perfect for swimming, snorkeling and an array of water sports make Sunset at The Palms a tremendous value that delivers the best of Jamaica’s hospitality and charm.


What’s New in Tucson / November 2012

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Stay at a Historic Hotel. Legend has it that the Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort’s Casita Grande was the favorite hideaway of Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. Rich in history, the resort originally opened in 1929 as a ranch school for girls, and is listed as a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Hotels of America. Today, the property encompasses 34 acres of natural desert landscape, surrounded by established gardens of cacti, flowers, and sculpture. This peaceful landscape contributed to the resort’s selection this month as a Fodor’s Choice property. With this designation as a leader in its field for service, quality, and value in 2012, the resort will receive special recognition in the next Fodor’s guidebook to Tucson as well as on Fodors.com.

Watch Huge Cranes in Flight. One of nature’s greatest spectacles can be seen at Wings over Willcox Birding and Nature Festival, January 16-20, 2013, in the Sulphur Springs Valley, east of Tucson. Every day, tens of thousands of sandhill cranes rise en masse at dawn from their wetland winter roosts, and fly off in search of food. Watching these flocks of huge birds, with their long legs and expansive wings, as they take off and glide like airplanes is a festival highlight. Other activities include guided tours, seminars, and a nature expo celebrating southeastern Arizona’s natural wonders. Festival keynote speaker/featured guide Kenn Kaufmann is an author, artist, conservationist, and naturalist, well-known for his field guides of birds and butterflies. (1-800-200-2272, wingsoverwillcox.com)

Shop for Gems and Minerals. Fluorite, called “the most colorful mineral in the world,” is said to help energize the body and raise powers of concentration. This beautiful and interesting stone will be featured at the next Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, February 14 -17, 2013, at the Tucson Convention Center. Besides a stunning selection of fluorite, the “Fluorite, Colors of the Rainbow” show will also feature at least 250 retail dealers and more than 125 exhibitors displaying and selling all kinds of gems, minerals, fossils, lapidary items, and jewelry. This show is one of the 40 locations that make up the citywide Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase, February 2-17. Information related to all Tucson’s gem shows can be downloaded on a mobile phone using the application available at visitTucson.org/gemshow. (520-322-5773, tgms.org, visittucson.org/visitor/events/gemshow)

Hear World-class Music. World-renowned conductors and rising stars of classical voice will join Tucson’s leading performing arts groups for the first-ever Tucson Desert Song Festival, February 8-17, 2013. This ten-day event is a creative collaboration between the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, the School of Music at the University of Arizona, Tucson Chamber Artists, UApresents, Ballet Tucson, Chamber Music Plus, and Tucson Guitar Society. A series of concerts featuring singing in orchestral, choral, chamber, and solo formats is planned for the public’s enjoyment, while various seminars, recitals, and master classes will provide education and enrichment for those yearning to learn more about the composers and the pieces performed. (520-360-6510, tucsondesertsongfestival.org)

Go Cowboy at Tucson Rodeo. More than 1,000 horses will participate in the Tucson Rodeo (also called La Fiesta de los Vaqueros –The Celebration of the Cowboys), outnumbering the 600+ contestants, February 18-26, 2013, at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds. As one of the top-25 professional rodeos in North America this major outdoor event consists of six rodeo performances that have attracted locals and visitors from all over the world to experience an authentic Old West lifestyle since 1925. The rodeo action, the Tucson Rodeo Parade (February 21), the Coors Barn Dances, and great “eats” promise a fun time out with family and friends in the real southwest. (1-800-9645662, media@tucsonrodeo.com, tucsonrodeo.com/)

Catch a Pro Golf Match. The PGA TOUR will present the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship at the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, in the Tucson suburb Marana, February 18-24, 2013. The first in a series of four World Golf Championships and one of the biggest draws on the PGA TOUR circuit, this event is a single-elimination match play tournament featuring the Official World Golf Rankings’ top 64 available professional golfers in a contest for a $8.5 million grand prize. The World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship has been played in the Tucson area since 2007 and at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain since 2009. (pgatour.com/tournaments/r470/)

Hire a Horse-drawn Carriage. Sightseers can now take a leisurely trip through Tucson’s past aboard a carriage drawn by a pair of Clydesdale horses, courtesy of the Sentinel Carriage Company. This new tour starts in El Presidio Historic District, adjacent to the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, home to five restored mansions from the early 1900s. The tour also includes the Armory Park Historic District with its colorful 1880s railroad-era Victorian-style homes, and Barrio Viejo Historic District, known for its 19th century Sonoran row house adobe buildings. Half-hour and one-hour tours are available, Wednesdays through Sundays. Prices start at $50 for up to six passengers; the carriage has room for 12. Reservations are not required. (520-609-3582, sentinelcarriagecompany.com)

Sip the World’s Greatest Margarita. The “Tatas & Tequila Margarita,” created by Ryan Clark, executive chef at Lodge on the Desert boutique hotel, won the top spot at the World’s Greatest Margarita Championship, hosted at the Tucson Museum of Art in October. Click here to check out Clark’s concoction: a blend of pomegranate jam, pomegranate white balsamic vinegar, citrus, and Tequila Penasco. This year’s cocktail contest, a Tucson Culinary Festival event, featured a record 18 mixologists from the independently owned Tucson Originals restaurants who faced off in a spirited celebration of tequila and the quest for the perfect margarita. (tucsonoriginals.com/culinary-festival/world-margarita-championship/)

Browse a Botanical Garden. Tucson Botanical Gardens recently unveiled the first phase of its capital campaign with a new front entryway, titled First Impressions. The entryway, a classic steel arch, is modeled after Tucson’s important ranching past. The new arch already is making a remarkable impact on the visitor experience by cementing not only Tucson’s history but by honoring the founding Porter family’s legacy without which Tucson would not enjoy this lush city oasis. Tucson Botanical Gardens, designated as an America’s Best Secret Garden by Reader’s Digest, is an urban oasis in the heart of Tucson featuring a five-and-a-half-acre collection of 17 specialty gardens. (520-326-9686, Ext. 10; tucsonbotanical.org)

Dine at a Downtown Mercado. Tucson’s newest downtown development, the Mercado San Agustin is a bustling marketplace located in a green building with 15,000-square-feet of space, west of downtown. Billed as “Tucson’s first and only public market,” the Mercado is home to independent merchants that range from small kiosks with locally produced goods to the Agustin Brasserie, a chic French bistro whose outdoor dining options include both courtyard and rooftop seating. A shared-use commercial kitchen allows small-business owners to prepare and package foods for retail. A weekly farmers’ market, a holiday bazaar, community activities, and a prime location at the base of “A” Mountain on the forthcoming Tucson Modern Streetcar route make the Mercado a dynamic component of Tucson’s expanding city center. (520-398-5382, mercadosanagustin.com)

Save with Tucson Attractions Passport. Travel the Tucson and Southern Arizona region with a Tucson Attractions Passport (also called the Book of Fun). This pocket-sized savings guide includes more than $400 in saving for only $18. Discounts and special offers are valid at attractions, museums, parks, malls, and more. Purchase online, download one to your smartphone, or pick one up at the Tucson Visitor Center or other distribution location. (tucsonattractions.com)

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Pheasant Run Resort to Open Destination Spa

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Pheasant Run Resort, a 250-acre resort located near Chicago, plans to develop a full-service destination spa anticipated to open in February. The 3,000-square-foot Spa at Pheasant Run will offer facials, hydro-therapy, body exfoliation, wraps, aroma therapy, Reiki, massage therapy, facials, couples massage and salon services.

Nestled in the Fox River Valley, the Chicagoland hotel has 473 rooms ranging from courtyard rooms to penthouse-level suites and two-story whirlpool suites. The resort features a Zanies Comedy Club, two theaters and five dining options, more than 100,000 square feet of meeting space and two golf courses.

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