Venetian/Palazzo’s new owner, Apollo Funds, said the company plans to invest “north of $1 billion” for improvements that “will touch all areas of the guest experience.”
The plan includes the renovation and remodeling of all suites, the introduction of a number of new dining and nightlife concepts, the redesign of the casino floor and the renovation of the Palazzo pool. In addition, there are plans to increase entertainment offerings to over 1,000 shows per year from 100 previously. There are no plans to change the Italian theme.
Stadium hotel: A 19-story, 340-room hotel has been announced for a site three blocks south of Allegiant Stadium. The Nuance Las Vegas Hotel & Spa will be a non-gaming, smoke-free boutique-sized property that will include a restaurant, day spa, ballroom and convention hall, as well as an on-site bar. the roof and a kitchen.
Ice in the desert: The Boulevard Pool ice rink opens at the Cosmopolitan on November 15 and closes on January 2 for its 11th year of operation. The 4,200 square foot rooftop rink made of real ice will host public skates (all-day access is $30) and a number of special events. Admission is free and you don’t have to skate, so you can relax on the fourth floor, see the skaters, have a drink, and watch the games on the TVs in the bar.
RIP Caribbean Stud: After years of dwindling numbers, Caribbean Stud Poker is no longer distributed anywhere in Las Vegas. The last holdouts were the Venetian and the Palazzo, but those tables have been removed.
Question: When does Adele’s show start?
Answer: Adele’s postponed residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace begins November 18. If you want to score a spot, pull out your wallet – the resale price for tickets in the back rows would be $700, which was the most expensive price when tickets first went on sale.
For more information on shows, buffets, coupons and current deals in Las Vegas, go to LasVegasAdvisor.com.