March 4, 2012 |
For those who want to spend more time than money in Las Vegas, here are 21 things to do for less than $21, all aimed at keeping the bottom line low and the fun factor high. 1. Springs Preserve. Forsake the fake pyramid and fake Statue of Liberty for a power walk through the real Vegas: 110 acres of pre-Bugsy Siegel desert. There are miles of cactus-filled trails, botanic gardens and a museum that pays tribute to the city's Mojave Desert roots. Open daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.
November 7, 1990 |
The end of Las Vegas' most bitter labor dispute in years appears near at Binion's Horseshoe in downtown Las Vegas, where 600 workers have been on the picket lines for more than nine months. Employees will vote on a new three-year contract offer today. It was approved Monday night by the 30-member negotiating committee representing Culinary Local 226 and Bartenders Local 165. The new proposal was presented to the union Sunday night after negotiations between top union and management officials.
June 18, 1996 |
Circus Circus Enterprises Inc. said Monday that it has agreed to develop a 400-room luxury hotel with Four Seasons Hotels Inc. as part of a $700-million-plus resort complex it is planning for the Las Vegas Strip. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The proposed hotel, which Circus Circus will own and Four Seasons will manage, will be connected to a 4,000-room hotel-casino the Las Vegas-based company is planning to build on the site of the Hacienda Hotel & Casino.
August 29, 1993 |
The Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas has started its "Gold Club," which provides members, who must be over the age of 50, with guest room discounts, year-round special events, slot machine tournaments, a free daily buffet, free shows and other inducements. Gold Club members receive a $37-per-night room rate throughout the year, seven nights a week, on a space-available basis. However, special dates are frequently set aside during which members may obtain rates as low as $19 per room.
October 29, 2006
The Sands Opened: 1952 Cost to build: $5.5 million Opening act: Planting a time capsule that included Jimmy Durante's hat and Bing Crosby's pipe. Biggest act: The Rat Pack -- Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop -- performed onstage for the first time in the Copa Room. Sinatra connection: Owned a good-sized share of the hotel and, at different times, drove a golf cart through a window and overturned the casino boss' furniture.
November 18, 1990 |
On the morning of Nov. 21, 1980, the sound of sirens stirred Rafael Patino from bed. "Usually when you hear sirens, they come and then they go," he said. "But these were coming and staying." When he looked out the window of his 16th-floor room, he realized that the Las Vegas MGM Grand Hotel was on fire. "I woke up my wife and we got dressed to leave," said Patino, an Irvine sales executive. "But when we walked out of the room, we couldn't see anything. The hall was pitch black with smoke.