October 21, 2000 |
New York City's Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Strip's Venetian Resort on Friday formally unveiled museum-building plans so important to this town--far better known for fun than fine art--that even rival casino mogul Steve Wynn showed up to bask in the news. The Guggenheim plans to build two museum exhibition spaces at the Venetian. One, inside the resort, will showcase art in partnership with Russia's State Hermitage Museum.
July 14, 2000 |
In its continuing evolution from adult playground to family vacation spot, Las Vegas will next attempt to solidify its fledgling cultural credentials. The Guggenheim Museum and the Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino are negotiating a deal to create a new Guggenheim branch on an empty lot alongside the extravagant, faux-Italian, $1.5-billion hotel.
June 28, 2000 |
The Guggenheim Museum already has a branch in the real Venice--so why not an exhibition at the Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino? Officials of the New York-based art museum and the 3,036-room luxury complex confirmed this week that they are negotiating to bring the Guggenheim's most successful show ever to the Vegas Strip. It's not a display of Picassos but "The Art of the Motorcycle."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 1999
Cheesecake Factory Inc. opened a Grand Lux Cafe at the Venetian hotel-casino in Las Vegas. The 20,000-square-foot, 550-seat restaurant is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Calabasas-based Cheesecake Factory operates 29 restaurants, a bakery and licenses other outlets.
May 14, 1999 |
Billionaire Sheldon Adelson, whose ultra-posh Venetian resort on the Las Vegas Strip wasn't quite ready for its debut last month, will open his opulent $1.5-billion property a second time in June. "Nobody ever built a property like this before," Adelson said of the massive resort that features canals, gondolas, singing gondoliers and the largest, most luxurious rooms on the Las Vegas Strip.