Travel Webcast

What\’s New In Vegas July 2012

An update on the city of Las Vegas and surrounding
areas for the Canadian client
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McCarran International Airport
in Las Vegas Opens $2.4 Billion International Air Terminal

McCarran International opened the state-of-the-art, $2.4 billion
Terminal 3, a new 14-gate international air terminal in Las Vegas. The
first flight into the new T3 arrived June 27th. Terminal 3 is the largest
completed airport project in the country over the past decade. The project
also ranks as the largest public works project completed in Nevada’s
history. For more information visit:
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Announces ‘Soundwaves’ Poolside Concert Series

This summer,
music enthusiasts will be able to enjoy some of the hottest names of
yesterday and today at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino’s Soundwaves
poolside concert series. Throughout the summer, acts will play the stage
at the Nirvana Pool. Current events include: Collective Soul, B-52’s,
Pepper, Jimmy Cliff, Aaron Lewis, The Airborne Toxic Event, Robert
Randolph & The Family Band and more. For more information visit:
Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las
Vegas Now Open

Gordon Ramsay
brought his unique style and culinary flair to Las Vegas with the opening
of Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas, marking the award-winning
chef’s first restaurant in Las Vegas. The two-level steakhouse welcomes
guests through a "chunnel" entrance and then immediately captures their
attention with an eye-catching, restaurant wide Union Jack ceiling mural
and custom neon sculpture, handsomely tailored servers and a menu which
incorporates a modern approach to the classic steakhouse selections. For
more information visit:

Herbalife World Football
Challenge 2012 Coming to Las Vegas

Entertainment Group (JEG) has announced that Spain’s La Liga Champion Real
Madrid and four-time defending champions of Mexico’s Primera Division Club
Santos Laguna will face-off on Sunday, August 5 at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las
Vegas as part of the 2012 World Football Challenge. One of the largest and
most successful soccer exhibitions ever staged in North America, the World
Football Challenge brings together many of the worlds most accomplished
and celebrated soccer clubs to play in major sports venues across the
region. The event gives soccer fans the unique opportunity to see global
superstars play live and experience first-hand the fast-paced, skillful
competition that has made soccer the most popular sport in the world. For
more information visit:

Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace
Announces Rooms on Sale October 1

Nobu Hospitality
partners provided guests with an initial glance inside the world’s first
Nobu Hotel, set to open in Las Vegas late 2012. In addition to revealing
the first look into the hotel design, the group announced guest bookings
will begin Oct. 1. Rooms can be booked online at The project will contain 181 guest rooms,
including 18 suites. For more information visit:
Leonardo Da Vinci Comes to Life
at Venetian Las Vegas

Exhibitions, Inc. presents Da Vinci – The Genius, the most comprehensive
exploration of Leonardo da Vinci’s work ever created, for a limited
engagement at The Venetian in Las Vegas. The interactive experience
immerses guests in da Vinci’s timeless brilliance through full-scale
interpretations of the mastermind’s inventions and unparalleled exhibits
of his iconic art. Da Vinci – The Genius demonstrates the full scope of
Leonardo Da Vinci’s remarkable genius as an inventor, artist, anatomist,
sculptor, engineer, musician and architect. Guests will enjoy more than
200 unique pieces including 75 life-size machine inventions,
three-dimensional renderings of da Vinci’s most notable Renaissance works
and an eye-opening, in-depth analysis of his most famous piece, "Mona
Lisa." For more information visit:
Palms Begins Multi-Million
Dollar Transformation

Palms Casino
Resort is investing $50 million in the first phase of a transformation
that will renovate and reenergize the property that launched a Las Vegas
celebrity revolution. The transformation, beginning this summer, will
encompass a lavish Palms Tower room and suite redesign, appealing new
culinary options, reimagined gaming spaces and new, distinctive nightlife
experiences. Beginning in July, all 428 rooms and suites in the Palms
Tower will be remodeled in an ultra-chic and modern style. For more
information visit:
Surf the Musical to Premier at
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Surf The Musical,
a nostalgic journey of sight and sound brings the music of The Beach Boys
rock ‘n roll hits to center stage at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
this summer. Opening Night will take place at the end of the month. The
announcement was made by Surf Productions LLC Executive Producers Michael
Ingram, J. Burton Gold and Skip Klintworth. For more information visit:

The Venetian Announces New Resident:
"Rock of Ages"

Later this year,
guests will not only be able to relive the ’80s in the Las Vegas Strip’s
newest party bar, but they’ll also be able to see the show that started it
all, live on stage at The Venetian. "Rock of Ages features a raucous mix
of 28 tunes and will begin performances at The Venetian mid-December. Set
in L.A.’s infamous Sunset Strip in 1987, "Rock of Ages" tells the story of
Drew, a boy from South Detroit and Sherrie, a small-town girl, both in
L.A. to chase their dreams of making it big and falling in love. For more
information visit:

‘What’s New In Las Vegas’ Canada is a
monthly newsletter highlighting the latest updates on hotel and resort
openings, packages, entertainment, events, cool happenings for the
Canadian client.

Patrice Bell Account Director (416)
925-8212 ext.226
Andrew Ricketts,
Public Relations Account Executive (416) 925-8212 ext.237
Finn, Groups & Incentive Representative
Peter Nowicki, Sales Manager, Western
Renée Wilson, Account Executive,

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