Travel Agent Appreciation

Vegas Vibes Meetings and Incentive Newsletter Spring 2012






















































An update on the
city of Las Vegas and surrounding areas for the Canadian
client
For a printable version of this newsletter please click here

Spring
2012
HOUSE
OF BLUES LAS VEGAS ANNOUNCES TWO-YEAR ENGAGEMENT WITH CARLOS
SANTANA
 
Carlos Santana will
begin a two-year run of unique performances – “An Intimate Evening with
Santana: Greatest Hits Live – Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow” — in the
specially re-configured House of Blues at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las
Vegas beginning in May 2012. For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/
BELLAGIO COMPLETES $70 MILLION ROOM
REMODEL
 
Bellagio has
completed the remodel of all 2,568 rooms in its main tower, offering
guests a fresh collection of newly redesigned deluxe accommodations. The
new rooms reflect an updated, elegant feel pairing modern conveniences
with the warmth of home. The remodel, totaling approximately $70 million,
began in June 2011 and took six months to complete. For more information
visit http://www.bellagio.com/

DREAM
RACING LAUNCHES IN LAS VEGAS

Dream Racing is now
open at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Dream Racing offers thrill seekers
the opportunity to become a race-car driver for the day, taking a
track-ready Ferrari F430 GT for fast laps just like a professional. This
is the only place in Las Vegas where participants can take to the track at
the wheel of a machine specifically tuned for professional Gran Turismo
(GT) Racing. For more information visit http://www.dreamracing.com/las_vegas_experience


CIRQUE
DU SOLEIL ANNOUNCES ZARKANA TO ESTABLISH RESIDENCY AT ARIA RESORT &
CASINO

Zarkana, the
surreal acrobatic spectacle by Cirque du Soleil, will open at ARIA Resort
& Casino with previews starting in October and an official opening
slated for November. The production will take up residency at ARIA after
Viva ELVIS ends its run in August. For more information, contact Ann
Paladie, Cirque du Soleil, ann.paladie@cirquedusoleil.com.


ROD
STEWART CONFIRMS HIS RETURN TO LAS VEGAS THIS FALL

Legendary rocker Rod Stewart will return to his residency at The
Colosseum at Caesars Palace this fall. The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of
Famer has added nine additional dates, scheduled September 19 – October 7,
to the show that fans and critics alike have declared the must-see concert
event on The Strip. A high-energy concert celebration, Rod Stewart: The
Hits. features a set list of the iconic rock and R&B favorites that
have defined Stewart’s unparalleled five-decade-long career including
“Maggie May,” “You Wear it Well,” “Hot Legs,” “You’re in My Heart,” “Do
You Think I’m Sexy,” and “Some Guys Have All the Luck” mixed with a few
rarities like, “Broken Arrow,” and “The Killing of Georgie,” and some
sizzling covers. The high-impact show is designed to give audiences that
intimate, only in Las Vegas concert experience – with no fan more than 120
feet from the magnificent stage. For more information visit: http://www.thecolosseum.com/


NHL
AWARDS 2012

The NHL awards are
more exciting than the actual hockey games themselves! For die-hard hockey
fans, the NHL awards are an opportunity to cheer on favorite hockey heroes
as they are recognized for their incredible athletic abilities and sheer
talents. The 2012 NHL Awards will take place in the Encore Theater at the
world Famous Wynn Las Vegas, Nevada on Wednesday, June 20th, 2012. For
more information please visit: http://vegas.nhl.com/


MCCARRAN
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

The grand opening
of McCarran International Airport’s $2.4 billion Terminal 3 is set for
June 27, 2012. Passengers and locals on international and long-haul
domestic trips will see a 14-gate, half-mile-long building with plenty of
flexibility. A 10,000-square-foot duty-free store, four times the size of
the existing Terminal 2 store, is also planned. Terminal 3 will have six
gates dedicated primarily to international arrivals and departures and one
that can be international or domestic, depending on the need. Terminal 3
opens the door to more international visitors as the city will now be able
to accommodate additional flights simultaneously. For more information
visit: http://www.mccarran.com/


UNCORKE’D 2012: FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL
IN LAS VEGAS NEVADA

Vegas Uncork’d, May
10-13, 2012! The most anticipated foodie event of the year is bigger and
better than ever with dozens of one of-a-kind events that could only
happen in Las Vegas. To mark its sixth anniversary, the famed resorts of
Las Vegas have assembled an unparalleled collection of celebrity chefs,
master sommeliers and cutting-edge mixologists in the nation put on by Bon
Appétit magazine, Vegas Uncork’d brings foodies to Sin City for four days
for the ultimate culinary experience. Sixty restaurants, 50 chefs, 30
sommeliers, 30 events, and four extraordinary resorts come together for
one incredible weekend to mark the sixth annual Vegas Uncork’d by Bon
Appetit. For more information visit: http://www.vegasuncorked.com/


Contact
Patrice Bell,
Account Director (416) 925-8212 ext.226 patrice@voxtm.ca
Barb Finn, Groups
& Incentive Representative barb@voxtm.ca
Peter Nowicki, Sales Manager, Western
Canada peter@voxtm.ca
Andrew
Ricketts, Public Relations Account Executive andrew@voxtm.ca
Renée Wilson,
Account Executive, Quebec renee@voxtm.ca


For more information on Las Vegas,
please visit , http://www.lvcva.com/index.jsp or
www.visitlasvegas.ca

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority 2
Bloor Street West, Suite 2601, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3E2 Toll Free:
1-866-925-8212
,

lasvegas@voxtm.ca


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