January 13, 2009 |
Harrah's Entertainment Inc. says it is delaying plans to open the 665 rooms at a sixth tower it has just built at Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip until there is stronger demand for hotel rooms.
July 15, 2008 |
Casino mogul Steve Wynn says hiring will begin Sunday for 5,300 positions at his new Encore resort on the Las Vegas Strip. Company executives said hiring would be handled online. Encore, with 2,034 rooms, is scheduled to open by the end of the year.
January 31, 2014 |
The Cromwell, a $185-million hotel and resort that's a redo of the now-closed Bill's Gamblin' Hall, is set to open this spring along the Las Vegas Strip and will feature the first restaurant by TV personality Giada De Laurentiis. The Cromwell , whose name was announced Friday, will combine contemporary and classic French design in its 188 rooms and suites. Reservations will be accepted starting Feb. 24, by which time the opening date for the Las Vegas property should be known.
February 2, 1989 |
Grace Hayes, legendary Las Vegas and Hollywood nightclub hostess of the 1940s and 1950s, died Wednesday at a convalescent home. She was 93. Forty years ago, Hayes operated the Las Vegas Strip's most chic nightclub, The Red Rooster. In its day, the nightclub catered to customers such as Howard Hughes, Benjamin (Bugsy) Siegel and a host of Hollywood movie stars. Before that, she owned and operated a movie stars' nightclub hangout called Grace Hayes' Lodge in the San Fernando Valley.
June 4, 2008 |
Construction workers building a massive casino complex on the Las Vegas Strip were expected to return to work after a one-day walkout over safety concerns at the site where six workers have died since 2006. The general contractor of MGM Mirage Inc.'s CityCenter project will arrange for worker safety training and allow union and business leaders full access to the site at all times, union officials said.
August 29, 2008 |
Marion "Suge" Knight has been released from a Las Vegas jail. The founder of bankrupt Death Row Records posted $19,000 bail Wednesday and promised to appear in Las Vegas Justice Court on Sept. 26 on felony assault and drug charges. Police arrested the hip-hop mogul on Wednesday morning after officers said they saw him beat his girlfriend while brandishing a knife in a parking lot near the Las Vegas Strip.
June 27, 2013 |
Jabbawockeez, about as close to hip-hop dance royalty as you're going to get, recently returned to Las Vegas to reclaim a throne no one bothered to try to pick up. The ever-evolving group -- which will perform in Long Beach in November at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center -- now has a home at the Jabbawockeez Theater in the Luxor Hotel and Casino with a new show called "Prism. " Directed by award-winning choreographers Tabitha and Napoleon D'umo, "Prism" melds lighting trickery with dancing and a bit more of a storytelling vibe than did the group's first show. After winning the first season of MTV's now-defunct show "Randy Jackson presents America's Best Dance Crew," the masked Jabbawockeez spread its brand with commercials, movies appearances, a memorable number with Shaquille O'Neal at the 2009 NBA All-Star game, and a show on the Las Vegas Strip at the MGM Grand (later the Monte Carlo)