Five Reasons to Visit the Palms This Summer

Posted by VEGASGIANT on Jun 15, 2018 3:04:34 PM

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What to Eat at Wolfgang Puck's Spago in Las Vegas

Posted by VEGASGIANT on Jun 11, 2018 3:12:43 PM

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The MSG Sphere is the Arena of the Future in Las Vegas

Posted by VEGASGIANT on May 30, 2018 12:21:30 PM

Photo: Madison Square Garden Company

Las Vegas is a place where the hottest entertainment and latest technology come together in new and exciting ways. The Strip is now getting ready to welcome a new venue that can only be considered the arena of the future. Here's what we know about the MSG Sphere Las Vegas.

  • The MSG Sphere, a partnership between the Las Vegas Sands Corporation and the Madison Square Garden Company, will be on the east side of the Strip behind the Venetian and Palazzo — connected to those resorts by 1,100-foot-long pedestrian bridge.
  • The venue will be, as the name suggests, an enormous sphere that's more than 500 feet tall and 360 feet wide with seats for more than 18,000 spectators inside.
  • The exterior of the MSG Sphere will be wrapped in programmable LED screens that can mimic the image of the Earth, reveal what's inside the venue or even appear to be invisible — plus much more. The imagery is only limited to the human imagination.
  • The interior will feature a 170,000-square-foot screen that's the largest and highest-resolution display panel on the planet.
  • The MSG Sphere will include a groundbreaking audio system. By using "beamforming technology," the audience will hear music and other audio projections in crystal-clear quality at a consistent level — no matter where you're sitting in the venue.
  • An interactive floor can vibrate and allows guests to feel enhanced bass during music performances.
  • Each seat will have access to 20 megabits-per-second of online connectivity. This could prove valuable for events that incorporate enhanced interactive technology in the future.
  • In addition to the latest audio and video technology, the senses of smell and touch will also be stimulated, whether it's the feel of a breeze blowing through a forest or the scent of a rose garden.
  • Events are expected to include music performances by headline acts, interactive films, educational seminars and trade conferences — all expected to take full advantage of the advanced technology in the arena.

 Photo: Madison Square Garden Company

 

Work on the MSG Sphere gets underway over the summer with a grand opening targeted for the end of 2020. VegasGiant will keep tabs on the progress as it comes along. For the latest on entertainment in Las Vegas, contact VegasGiant at 702-476-0001.

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By Rob Kachelriess

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Hit the Clubs for Memorial Day Weekend in Las Vegas

Posted by VEGASGIANT on May 16, 2018 11:30:00 AM

Photo: Wynn Nightswim/Danny Mahoney

The weather is heating up and Memorial Day weekend traditionally serves as the kickoff for the summer party season. Sin City will be busy day and night, so expect the top clubs on the Strip to be packed. Check out where to find the best parties throughout the weekend.

Caesars Palace

Omina promises to offer a lineup of big-name DJs all weekend long. Calvin Harris was host his regular Friday night residency (May 25) while Zedd hits the stage on Saturday (May 26). Martin Garrix returns Sunday to perform hits like "Animals" and "Don't Look Down."

MGM Grand

Memorial Day weekend isn't complete without a visit by the pool. Wet Republic will be throwing some of the biggest daytime parties in Vegas with headliners like Tiesto and Armin Van Buuren providing the music.

Aria

Jewel will celebrate two years in Las Vegas. On May 26, the nightclub will throw a second anniversary bash with hip-hop star Lil Uzi Vert. Book one of five themed private VIP suites for the occasion.

Wynn

The Wynn and Encore sister properties always have a loaded lineup at their clubs — and Memorial Day Weekend is no exception. Check out chart-toppers like The Chainsmokers twice (at XS May 25 and Encore Beach Club May 28), Afrojack at Intrigue (May 26) and David Guetta at Encore Beach Club (May 27). However the most fun could be during Nightswim, the late-night pool party hosting Marshmello (May 25), Major Lazer (May 26) and Galantis (May 27) at EBC. Don't forget your bathing suit.

The Cromwell

With incredible views from the rooftop of the Cromwell, Drai's has some of the best scenery in the heart of the Strip. Headliners include hip-hop stars like Future, 2 Chainz and Migos. If you just want to hang out by the pool, stop by on Saturday for Rae Sremmurd (May 26) or Sunday (May 27) when Trey Songz teams up with the Jersey Shore's DJ Pauly D for a poolside party at Drai's Beachclub.

 


It's never too early to plan an action-packed Memorial Day weekend in Las Vegas. Call VegasGiant at 702-476-0001 for even more suggestions on how to enjoy the holiday at the clubs.

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Good Pie: The Best New Pizza in Las Vegas

Posted by VEGASGIANT on Apr 4, 2018 1:30:45 PM
Photo: Good Pie/Jon Estrada

The culinary scene is heating up in Las Vegas with a wave of new restaurants. Among the very best is Good Pie, a Downtown pizzeria that opened its doors on February 9 — National Pizza Day. Founded by Vincent Rotolo, Good Pie creates pizza based on classic New York techniques, carefully sourced ingredients and an appreciation for neighborhood dining. Plan a visit and get familiar with the different styles of pizza on the menu.

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The Las Vegas Strip's High-End Shopping

Posted by VEGASGIANT on Mar 28, 2018 2:21:31 PM

Nearly 42 million tourists descended upon Las Vegas in 2017 for gaming, entertainment and to shop at some of the most glamorous stores and boutiques in the world. The Las Vegas Strip is a mecca for avid shoppers and even caters to those desiring the best of what high-end fashion has to offer. Below we've assembled some of the top high-end shopping locations on the Las Vegas Strip that every luxury shopper must visit:

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Discover the Cuisine of José Andrés in Las Vegas

Posted by VEGASGIANT on Mar 26, 2018 12:00:37 PM

Photo: Rob Kachelriess (é by José Andrés)

Perhaps more than any other city, Las Vegas takes pride in showcasing the most famous and accomplished celebrity chefs from around the world. However, one that is especially deserving of your attention is José Andrés. With five distinctly different restaurants on the Strip, the Spanish culinary master has found new ways to not only experiment with food, but keep guests coming back for more.

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STAR-STUDDED 11TH ANNUAL VEGAS UNCORK’D WAS THE PIECE DE RESISTANCE OF THE STRIP

Posted by VEGASGIANT on Jan 26, 2018 4:23:33 PM

Imagine Coachella for the culinary world, where once a year, renowned culinary wizards from around the world fly to Sin City for one of the nation’s most anticipated food events, Vegas Uncork’d hosted by Bon Appetit. Top Michelin Star chefs like Alain Ducasse, Wolfgang Puck, and Julian Serano all participate. Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feninger led the charge this year and were given their own personal sabers to recognize the occasion. The festivities were held by multiple Five-star properties; MGM Grand, Ceaser’s Palace, Cosmopolitan and the Venetian and The Palazzo properties.


Buddy V.

Many different events make up the weekend of festivities. Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feninger created a cooking demo at Ceasar’s Palace, where they shared their exquisite recipes and also showcased how to take the perfect food porn picture.

Gordon Ramsay with Hell’s Kitchen winners Christina Wilson and Meghan Gill, and Ramsay’s Pub & Grill at the Grand Tasting.
Photo Credit: Jeff Ragazzo/ Kabik Photo Group

Another experience featured was José Andrés “Dining like a Spaniard” at The Cosmopolitan. Chef Andrés cooked over a fire pit while sharing some of his favorite stories behind some unique items on the menu like his paella and chicken.


Jose Andres cooking over the fire.

While at the Libertine Social event, we interviewed their modern mixologist, Tony Abou-Ganim, about their cocktail program.

“The Libertine Social focuses on classic cocktail preparation featuring premium spirits, seasonal, fresh fruits and juices and refined technique while honing in on details such as ice, water, glassware, and garnishes. We aim the program to be approachable and fun while educating our guests on lesser-known cocktails and techniques. Above all, we emphasize the importance of hospitality with our bar staff. As Dale DeGroff once said, ‘I don’t go to bars I go to bartenders!’ The overall goal is for guests to leave happier than they came in.

The Libertine Social.

Libertine Social has two bar concepts – the Main Bar and Arcade Bar. The Main Bar celebrates lesser-known classics such as the Queen’s Park Swizzle.(add in a description of the swizzle) It also features our own original twist on classics like the Milano Fizz and the ZigZag bottled cocktail. In addition to showcasing retro cocktails like the Lemon Drop and one of my classics, The Cable Car which I created in 1996, the Arcade Bar showcases pre-prohibition cocktails while celebrating the bars and bartenders who created the original recipes of these oftentimes forgotten cocktails” – Tony Abou-Ganim.

It was a decadent experience indeed. The following afternoon, we went to an intimate lunch experience with chef Nobu Ho at his restaurant.

He shared his background story with us and curated an exquisite sushi pairing. The master chef had a crew of ten staff who sliced and diced sushi for our experience.

Nobu Ho outside of his restaurant.

Following the Nobu lunch, our team lavishly enjoyed the pristine weather with the “Picnic in the Park” experience with Alain Ducasse, Charlier Palmer, Michael Mina, Julian Serrano, Tom Colicchio, Shawn McClain, Rick Moonen, Roy Ellamar, Akira Back, Bryce Shuman, David Werly, and more. Located between the Park MGM and New York-New York, we enjoyed sipping Veuve Cliquot and relishing in the variety of dishes from the chefs at the park.

We enjoyed sipping Veuve Cliquot in their garden.

View last year’s Vegas Uncork’d festivities here.

Article courtesy of Destination Luxury

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The Top 10 High-Rise Condos in Las Vegas

Posted by VEGASGIANT on Jan 26, 2018 8:37:42 AM

Photo: Vdara Hotel & Spa

Las Vegas is one of the hottest real estate markets in the country right now. Prices are rising based on growing demand and low inventory, especially with high-rise condos. As you can see, there is no shortage of options for those who prefer a vertical lifestyle.

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Why 2018 will be a Great Year for Las Vegas

Posted by VEGASGIANT on Jan 5, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Photo: Park MGM

 

Las Vegas is always changing and 2018 promises to be landmark year for new openings throughout the city. Let's get up to speed on the exciting additions Sin City will see in the upcoming months.

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