Bullz-Eye recently spent some "quality time" as guests of the New York - New York and let me tell you, these folks have one of the most unique properties in the world! When you first arrive to the New York - New York Hotel & Casino the massive replica of the 150 foot Statue of Liberty just blows you away and when you look over you witness a 300 foot long and 50 foot high replica of the Brooklyn Bridge. The New York - New York is one of the most eye catching properties on the Vegas strip, and the team really takes advantage of the original design and superb amenities which you'll learn more about right here!
The hotel entrance was bustling with energy when I checked in and the staff was precise and knowledgable about the resort. They also got in good with me when I learned I would be staying in a spa suite. The room was spacious, modern and most importantly it was clean. Since I was flying for a large chunk of the day and we had limited time before our first get together I put on a pair of shorts and just relaxed in the early evening breeze by the pool. With a shower and clean clothes we were off to the main bar in the casino for a drink.
Once I met up with the group of online media writers it was off to the Nine Fine Irishmen Pub which was built in Ireland and shipped to America then installed inside New York - New York. I know this because Vinny Da Man was our host and he loves this resort and is their ambassador of fun. The beer was cold and Guinness really flowed here as Nine Fine Irishmen boasts the largest pour of Guinness in North America and second largest in the world next to Ireland. Vinny gave us a tour which was very informative so when you visit make sure to check and see if Vinny is around to say hello. And if you get a bite I can personally report that the Drunken Onion Rings, Potato Basket, Chicken Pot Pie and the Blue Cheese Crusted NY Strip were delicious! Our group was then taken to the part burlesque and part cabaret Cirque Du Soleil Zumanity so keep an open mind and enjoy this adult themed show filled with sensational acrobatics. The performers are so different and original and that's before performances even start. These entertainers/athletes are basically freaks of nature!
We aren't even close to being finished yet but you have to remember our stay consisted one of only one night at New York - New York so planners wanted to show us as much of the property as possible and we appreciated the first class treatment at such a happening place in the heart of the Vegas Strip. After a short walk in the casino we entered the Bar at Times Square which was just crazy hopping so when I learned that this was the #1 rated dueling piano show in Vegas I wasn't the bit surprised. Bar at Times Square is a place that energizes you with the best songs and great piano playing singers who know how to entertain the crowd. Vinny also checked in on us and the seemed to approve of the fact that we all had drinks and were singing along and flat out having a great time. But NYNY Las Vegas keeps offering up more to do with various crowds and interests so be sure that whatever it is that entertains you they most likely provide it at the New York - New York. Exit Bar at Times Square and we're off to ROK Vegas Nightclub which sports the first 360 degree video screen in any Vegas Nightclub and a very sleek outdoor patio that overlooks the strip. Our VIP table security guard Mike was right on and drinks we flowing. If you're into dancing and just cutting it up check out ROK with your friends next time at the New York - New York . Time to crash and get ready for another busy day!
First up in the morning schedule was breakfast at Il Fornaio where I went American on them and ordered some of the best pancakes I'ver ever had. Il Fornaio features authentic Old World Northern Italian cuisine with a complete wine list. The open area seating that offers great people watching in the casino is optimum so be sure to reserve those table early. Our hosts were very smart people and reserved a cabana at the upgraded pool area that features a large pool, three whirlpools and a new sound system with DJ. Our decked out cabana was equipped with a 40' LCD TV, iHome docking stations, misters, new furniture, a safe and great food on the menu. Basically this cabana was nicer than some of my friends apartments! The pool area was packed and with temperatures reaching 98 degrees many of guests were taking advantage of the spacious pool. You can't help but to notice the roller coaster flying by while at the pool area and this is just another "unique" feature of New York - New York. All thrill seekers will go crazy for the 203 feet high and 144 drop of the roller coaster that hits a max speed of 67 mph. The views from the roller coaster are spectacular and the 180 degree heartline spiral should satisfy any serious coaster lover.
It was time to clean up and check out of the New York - New York and although we may have only touched on what New York - New York has to offer we now fully understand why this resort is so special that celebrates Americana! Next time I visit The Sporting House Bar & Grill, Gonzalez Southwestern grille and dinner at Il Fornaio will be waiting for me. Right now you can also win a fabulous and free weekend getaway by visiting New York New York's Facebook page for details.