Bullz-Eye visits Monte Carlo and New York – New York resorts
Awhile back we told you we were heading to Las Vegas to spend some quality time at the New York – New York Hotel and Casino and the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino and now the time has come to head on out! Bullz-Eye is looking forward to the experience but you also have the chance to hit these two great properties by entering sweepstakes here and here for your chance to live large in Vegas!
So make sure you enter for your chance to enjoy the spoilings of the New York – New York Hotel and Casino and the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, where some of the sharpest people go to enjoy their time in the ultimate getaway destination on the planet. Some of the exciting events we are really pumped up about include catching Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity, which is described as a seductive twist on reality making the provacative playful and the forbidden electrifying. At the Monte Carlo we’re going to kick back with our group and order some of BRAND’s creative signature cocktails. This modern spot sports dramatically lit ceiling canopies, favorite DJ’s and great people watching!
Check back soon for our complete rundown of our excursion to Vegas and don’t forget to enter your chance to win one of these incredible weekend giveaways for the New York – New York and the Monte Carlo!
Bullz-Eye is heading to Las Vegas for a behind the scenes experience at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino and New York New York Hotel and Casino
When our friends at NMS told us they were hosting a review event at two of MGM’s properties: New York-New York Hotel and Casino and Monte Carlo Resort and Casino from June 10 – 12, 2011 (which is just in time to kickoff the summer with some pool time and fun in the Vegas sun) and invited Bullz-Eye to join them we were all in!
This visit will introduce and provide Bullz-Eye with an in-depth look at all these properties have to offer to their guests this summer. We’ve been to the New York-New York Hotel and Casino and Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in the past and we know there are many property highlights so we were particularly interested in some of events they have planned during the upcoming trip. We will be conducting tours of both properties, nightly dinners and drinks at the properties’ various high-quality restaurants, attending both properties entertainment, and setting aside time at a private cabana at the Monte Carlo pool and spa area on Saturday.
Word is MGM properties will give Bullz-Eye the most comprehensive experience possible like arranging dinners at Nine Fine Irishmen (where the chef will be coming out to meet with Bullz-Eye and the group) and the AAA 4-Diamond Andre’s Restaurant and Lounge. Further, we’ll be hitting up a number of fun hot-spots at night, such as Brand Steakhouse, Minus5 Ice Bar, and ROK Vegas. We’ll also be attending shows at both properties, specifically the super hot Jabbawockeez and the incredible Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity! The “Exclusive” Monte Carlo Resort and Casino and “Dynamic” New York New York Hotel and Casino are in the heart of the Las Vegas strip and are quickly becoming the “hot spots” for those looking for an upscale experience with competitive pricing. Check back with Bullz-Eye in mid June for the highlights of our excursion!
Jabbawockeez MÜS.I.C. premiere at Monte Carlo in Las Vegas
We had the opportunity to visit the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas to check out the new show from the world famous dance crew Jabbawockeez. Jabbawockeez generated some great buzz with shows earlier this year, so we were excited to see them at their new home at the Monte Carlo for the premiere of “MÜS.I.C.” Life was good as we spent some "behind the scenes" time with the crew, attended the incredible premiere and enjoyed the comforts of the Monte Carlo.
The Monte Carlo Resort and Casino is located right in the heart of the Vegas Strip, and this premium location is now even better with the connection to the spanking new City Center/Aria Resort. We were impressed as the staff seemed to be very serious about making the Monte Carlo a major player in the Las Vegas entertainment scene and making the hotel an “all needs under one roof” resort.
We were fortunate to spend our few nights at the Monte Carlo in a Monaco Suite that was well equipped with 700 square feet of luxurious space including a king size bed, one and a half baths, stylish furniture, 32" HDTV flat-panel TV, mini-fridge built into the entertainment center and a staff that was a phone call away 24/7 with excellent service. Dining at the Monte Carlo was also a big hit with our group. On the first night we ate at Brand Steakhouse, which combined the feeling of a classic steakhouse with an open view of the casino for some fun people watching. I ordered the Rib Eye cooked medium and I enjoyed every bite as I downed my dirty vodka martini.
There is also a very exclusive part of Monte Carlo that most don't get a chance to see. The new Hotel32 is discreetly located on the 32nd floor with elevators that you barely notice next to the main elevators. Hotel32 is for VIP guests who enjoy the finer things in life and expect to travel in style and comfort. Guests are treated to incredible penthouse suites that are so comfortable and catered that you never have to leave. The Hotel32 staff is ready to take care of your every need, with full concierge and butler service, preferred reservations at MGM Mirage restaurants and shows, and so much more. The coolest feature has to be the red iPod Touch that is loaned to guests when they arrive so that they can easily communicate all their needs and desires to the staff through a cool app.
After checking out all that the Monte Carlo and Hotel32 have to offer, we were ready for the Jabbawockeez premier. Media bloggers had a chance to spend time with the cast on Thursday night, and I found the dancers to be some of the most grateful and enthusiastic performers I had met through the years. These young men are full of positive energy and are symbolic of what hard work and perseverance can deliver for those who are dedicated to their craft. The Jabbawockeez cast is very talented, but their story is even more impressive. They started dancing in each other’s garages in California dating back to the late ‘90s and were crowned champions of "America’s Best Dance Crew," and now they’re starring at the Monte Carlo on the Las Vegas Strip.
The energy and buzz reached a fevered pitch by Friday night at the pre-party at the hip Ignite Lounge, which is right across from the Monte Carlo theatre where Jabbawockeez will begin their run in Vegas. One of the better looking crowds in town brought their own excitement to the pre-launch party that extended outdoors at the footsteps of Las Vegas Blvd. with beats from the show pumping and video playing on a wall between columns that set the stage for the evening. We were then ushered in to excellent seats and enjoyed heart throbbing music to some of the funkiest and well choreographed breaking and popping one could imagine! The performance kept me riveted and I really enjoyed the stories told through dance and dynamic teamwork the Jabbawockeez displayed through some very difficult stunts. There is also a certain mystery that surrounds the show as all cast members wear the same white mask. The performance leaves you with the illusion that the expressions change on the faces of the masks. The Jabbawockeez team sinks or swims with each other as they are nameless and faceless until the show is complete. Whether you are a hip hop fan or just someone who enjoys a great show, Jabbawockeez MÜS.I.C. will entertain and amaze you and have you feeling energized for more Monte Carlo fun! I also found it very clever how the production team even included unexpected music from eras back to Grace Kelly’s “Singin’ in the Rain” along with more surprises you need to experience for yourself.
At the post-party the cast joined their supporters and knew they hit one out of the park as everyone had smiles from ear to ear. There were some notables at this party, as super comedian, impressionist and Monte Carlo headliner Frank Caliendo made an appearance and posed for some photographs. The young and energetic crowd both in the theater and at the party made this night at the Monte Carlo one of the hottest spots in Vegas. If Jabbawockeez continues to nail it like they did at their grand opening, the Monte Carlo will be jumping for Jabbawockeez for years to come!
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