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An empty airport can be a very loud place. Moving walkways squeak, the soundsystem blares with a soundtrack of Rihanna and Nickelback, a carpet cleaner steers his roaring machine ever nearer and, in the particular case of Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, slot machines on low volume still ring, ting, beep and buzz.
During a 10-hour overnight layover at LAS this last weekend, we were faced with a dilemma: pay a Friday night room rate (plus resort fee and taxi) at a Vegas hotel or suck it up and hunker down for the night on the floor at the airport. Partying was outwe'd just flown in from Hong Kong and our greatest desire was only for warm food and a few hours of horizontal-ness.
After settling for an Auntie Anne's pretzel dinner, we sauntered around the terminal on sleeping zone reconnaissance and, somewhere near the start of the D gates, we spotted our salvation in the form of a stark white wall and two doors of lapis lazuli blue. The American Express Centurion Lounge!
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If Zombiegeddon were upon us, would you rather be among the hordes of zombies, the living insane, or those running for their lives? The Redrun II – A Zombie Sequel lets you decide exactly where you think you'd belong.
The second annual horror run will take place in Virginia City, Nevada, thought to be one of the most haunted cities in America.
During the event, zombies will chase runners through Virginia City's train tunnels, haunted buildings, the Comstock Gold Mill, train graveyard and more. The total course covers six miles including six dead zones and six obstacles where runners will have to work together to survive.
Runners can regroup along the way at Revive Stations where there will be plenty of beer, water and, most importantly, safety.
Today is the last day to get discounted tickets to the annual Fetish and Fantasy Halloween Ball at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
This year's party, which has been called "The Mother Lode of Sexy Soirees", includes 3 rooms and 3 floors of Halloween craziness like the Zombie Wasteland, the Electric Forrest, and the Red Room of Pleasure, complete with a Human Petting Zoo. Mark Lewis, DJ Reza, Scooter & Lavelle are among the DJs scheduled to perform, too.
It's no coincidence that, at times, Think Like A Man Too feels like a 105-minute commercial for Caesars Palace Las Vegas.
As part of a unique deal between Caesars and Screen Gems, the sequel's script was specifically written to include 17 locations at the hotel and casino. Among the most prominently featured are the swanky Constantine villa, the Forum Shops, the Eiffel Tower Restaurant, the Venus Pool Club, Nobu Restaurant and Planet Hollywood.
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A long layover at Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport is a common occurrence, but far less common is making a mini-film out of it. Traveler Richard Dunn recently found himself passing a night at LAS, and decided to have a little fun with his iPhone, shooting a lip-synced version of Celine Dion's "All By Myself."
The 5-minute, 20-second video is something of a de facto ode to Las Vegas, in that it features Celine Dion, McCarran Airport, and the thrill of entertainment in Sin City. Of course "anything," in this case, involves turning an average passenger into a music video superstar, which is what is happening on the internet as the video has been trending in popularity since yesterday.
Alas, frolicking in a nearly empty airport during the late hours isn't an original idea; a duo made a brief video (below) inside Dallas-Ft Worth Airport during a similarly boring stretch of pre-flight waiting.
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You might just be smiling on your next trip out of Las Vegas, and it will have nothing to do with all the money you won — ‘cause we all know that’s unlikely. Some of the city's most well known celebrities, entertainers, and performers have teamed up to make a few cutesy little videos, as it’s all in the spirit of getting travelers through airport security quickly and efficiently.
Folks like Louie Armstrong, Carrot Top, and the Blue Man Group are all some of the featured acts, as airport officials hope that this kind of “Only in Vegas” approach will speed things up while at the same time having a little bit of fun.
Check out the video above, have yourself a chuckle, and remember not to make jokes when in the line to meet and greet the TSA—it’s not funny.
Fans of the classic 1993 film A Bronx Tale can see the movie brought to life on stage in by its writer and star, Chazz Palminteri, for one night only in Las Vegas next month.
In this one man show, Palminteri will tell the story of Calogero Anello, a young boy from a working class family who gets involved in the world of organized crime.
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Delta is doing something new when it comes to how they handle the whole baggage carrousel thing, as they want to ensure that you go home with the same bag that you brought to the airport.
We guess there must be a baggage theft problem—or other issue—over in Las Vegas, as that’s where Delta is in the middle of a two-month pilot program aimed at cracking down on stolen baggage.
As Last Vegas hits theaters this weekend, moviegoers will get a look at the best of the old and new in Las Vegas.
The story follows Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline as four old friends who reunite in Las Vegas for a bachelor party. And, since the guys are both moving forward and reminiscing about past trips to the Vegas strip, the movie is set at two very different casinos - Aria, representing the new and Binion's, representing the old.
Renting a motorcycle isn’t exactly a new concept, as Harley-Davidson and other dealerships have been renting out bikes for quite some time—assuming you know how to ride one. However, this week things are a little different, as one national rental car company is getting in on the motorcycle renting business.
Enterprise—known for their ability to pick you up—is breaking the mold and will be offering up more than just compact and economy cars. In case you couldn’t figure it out on your own based off our hints, they’re now renting out motorcycles as well.
Of course the perfect place to test things out is Las Vegas, so now you can enjoy all things motorcycle while making your way down the Strip—or riding out to the Hoover Dam. For now this is their only spot renting out two-wheeled vehicles, as they’re doing it from the existing Enterprise location at 4517 W Flamingo Road—kind of near the Palms.
The Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball returns to Las Vegas on October 26 with plenty of adult-only tricks and treats.
This year the party moves back to the Joint at the Hard Rock, where attendees can explore 3 rooms and 2 levels of "all out insanity." Each room will feature different DJs and performers - like Fire Breathers, Aerialists, Contortionists - courtesy of WildChild World.
Festivities start at 10:00 p.m. and last until 4:00 a.m. General admission tickets are $77 plus fees. VIP Tickets, including a pre-party, VIP entrance, unlimited drinks, separate bar, separate bathrooms, and admission to the after-party for $250.
Tickets can be purchased at halloweenball.com.
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Yesterday the line-up of this year's iHeartRadio Music Festival and the new iHeartRadio Village were announced.
The fest will take place on Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and include performances by some of today's biggest acts including Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, J. Cole, Elton John, Muse, fun., Bruno Mars, Tim McGraw, Thirty Seconds to Mars and more.