Sin City Secrets: Gambling Isn’t the Only Vice in Vegas!
For many years now, Sin City has been the gambling mecca of the nation, if not the world, and so it has always been equated with the city of vices. However, many around the globe don’t know that gambling isn’t the only vice in Las Vegas, although it is often the one holding the most attraction. Here you will find out the secrets of Sin City and the other vices that may be lesser known but alluring all the same. Some you can probably guess and others, well, read on…
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Tags: Las Vegas
Emmanuelle Chriqui hangs with Jeremy Piven at pre-Super Bowl party
The lovely Emmanuelle Chriqui was joined by Jeremy Piven as they kicked off Superbowl weekend Friday night with the Leather & Laces 13th Annual Two-Night Mega Party at Super Bowl 50 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. They were joined by celebrities and NFL players such as Chuy Bravo, James Hall, JJ Stokes, James Anderson, Sam Barrington, Johnny Gill, Carissa Rosario and Charles Woodson.
Emmanuelle looks as beautiful as ever as she partied with Piven up on stage mixing some beats at the DJ table and sipping on Medea Vodka.
PHOTO CREDIT: Kuks Singh
Checking out what’s new in Vegas at MGM Resorts
Las Vegas is constantly evolving, and no one is more attuned to the necessity of making those changes than MGM Resorts International, the company behind such Vegas properties like Mandalay Bay, Aria and Bellagio. Two weeks ago, Bullz-Eye was invited to check out MGM’s latest hotel, the completely renovated Delano Las Vegas, and sample the accommodations, restaurants and nightlife that visitors can expect during their stay. But because there’s a lot more to what MGM Resorts is doing beyond the launch of the Delano to enhance its guest experience, we were invited back this past weekend to witness first-hand some of the newer additions that have helped transform Las Vegas into a destination that’s more about luxury than gambling.
In fact, MGM has seen a major shift over the last 10 to 15 years in how important things like food, entertainment, pools and nightclubs have become for the typical Vegas visitor, to the point that casino gaming now only makes up about 30% of its business. That’s a pretty remarkable statistic for a city where gambling used to be its bread and butter, but it just goes to show why MGM is striving to stay ahead of the curve in addressing the priorities of its guests, and they’ve done an amazing job so far. This may have been my first visit to Sin City, but after discovering all the cool things it has to offer, it definitely won’t be my last.
There’s nothing worse than air travel, especially when you’re forced to deal with unwanted layovers and delays, so by the time I finally arrived in Las Vegas and checked into my room at the hip and swanky Delano, the only thing on my mind was face-planting into the comfy hotel bed for a much-needed nap. But the folks at MGM had invited myself and three other travel writers joining me on the trip to an once-in-a-lifetime cognac dinner at Sage inside Aria, and it was an event not to be missed.
In addition to a specially crafted five-course menu by Chef Shawn McClain, with Drappier champagne pairings chosen by Director of Wine Kim Wood, we sampled five different cognacs brought by special guest Benedict Hardy, the CEO of Hardy Cognac. Though the menu featured plenty of highlights, including a Fois Gras Custard Brulee, Kobe Skirt Steak Diane and Dark Chocolate Panna Cotta, the chance at tasting some high-end cognacs was a real delight, especially the pre-1870s unblended variation confidently called Perfection, a genuine antique that runs $25,000 bottle (or about $800 a glass), of which only 200 or so remain.
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Tags: Aria, BATHHOUSE, Bellagio, BLVD Creamery, Delano Las Vegas, Della's Kitchen, Double Barrel Smokehouse, ESPA Spa, Fleur by Herbert Keller, Four Seasons, Hardy Cognac, Las Vegas, MGM Resorts, Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil, Painting with the Dolphins, PRESS, Sage, Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, Veranda, Wine Amplified
Delano Las Vegas another feather in the cap for MGM Resorts
As MGM Resorts continue to expand and modernize their portfolio of properties in Las Vegas, the momentum picks up with the recently launched Delano Las Vegas. Bullz-Eye visited the new resort recently and found out exactly what the hype was all about with the Delano opening her doors in Vegas. With its all-suite boutique offering, Delano Las Vegas (which is the same building as the former The Hotel) brings the effortless style and unparalleled service of the original Delano South Beach to the energy and buzz of the Las Vegas Strip.
When you first enter the Delano Las Vegas, you know there is something different about this hotel, from the private and separate entrance from the attached Mandalay Bay resort and Casino, to the natural desert fixtures welcoming you to the true desert resort. This all-suite oasis features rooms with a clean color palette of whites and neutrals, like the 725 square-foot king suite, which incorporates Delano’s iconic window sheers, crisp white linens and oversized tufted headboards, updated with playful gold accents for a bold and modern touch. Each suite features a private bedroom with a king-sized bed, a spacious spa-style bath and separate living room with its own powder room. Clean and neat is measured to the max and we appreciated the understated luxury that was very cool without trying too hard.
We started most days at the 3940 coffee and tea joint on the lobby floor. Inspired by the shaded area of a sun-drenched desert, 3940 is a comfortable retreat featuring mid-century modern furniture, plush sofas and communal seating. The ceiling’s unique lighting features cast a patterned glow to the comfortable surroundings, where we lounged and unwound by the marble fireplace or in the alluring living room. The menu is perfect for a quick bite or refreshing beverage and one can enjoy one of their many artisanal teas, freshly squeezed juices and signature coffees, or perhaps sample one of the signature menu items such as our Breakfast Burrito and Ham & Brie Paninis. The granola with yogurt was superb and was a smart healthy option.
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Posted in: City Guide, Lifestyle, On Location, Travel, Vices
Tags: BATHHOUSE spa, Delano Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay, MGM Resorts, Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque De Soleil, miX Lounge, Moorea Beach Club
Picture of the Day: Kimberly Chaves in a thong
Here’s a great shot in the pool in one of the Luxury suites at The Palms in Las Vegas. Kimberly Chaves shows off her amazing Latina booty in a sexy thong.
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