Resorts World Las Vegas, the first new integrated resort to be built on the Las Vegas Strip in more than a decade swung open its doors with a celebratory, star-studded event. The highly anticipated occasion kicked off with a private, first-look party for invited guests with a spectacular poolside celebration and extravagant firework show. VIPs and celebrities from the likes of Kendall Jenner, Kris Jenner, Paris Hilton, Usher and Steve Aoki joined to commemorate the historic celebration.
Katy Perry, one of the founding headliners at The Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas, virtually led guests in the final countdown to the property’s opening. Perry’s video message was broadcast on the 100,000 square foot West Tower LED screen – one of the largest in the U.S. – followed by a firework display that lit up the Las Vegas skyline.
Prior to the countdown, Genting Chairman & CEO K.T. Lim, Resorts World Las Vegas President Scott Sibella, Hilton President & CEO Chris Nassetta, U.S. Congresswoman Dina Titus, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, Clark County Commission Chair Marilyn Kirkpatrick, and Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom hosted an official ribbon cutting ceremony for invited guests. The event concluded with a festive ceremonial dragon dance and lion blessing led by a parade of dancers and Taiko drummers who guided guests into the casino and throughout the resort as each venue along the way received an auspicious blessing.
The lavish festivities continued throughout the evening as Vegas residents, VIPs, and celebrities experienced many of the property’s outstanding amenities including delicious food, refreshing beverages, spectacular architecture and more. Guests were surprised with celebrity DJ performances by resident DJ Tiësto, Paris Hilton and René-Charles Angélil, among other live entertainment.
Earlier in the evening, anticipation for the official opening of the doors grew during a celebratory block party alongside Las Vegas Boulevard on the resort’s outdoor plaza where public guests were entertained with a DJ set by popular artist and social media influencer Charly Jordan.
Some highlights of the celebration included: Paris Hilton performed a DJ set right before the property officially opened to the public. To kick off the set, she played“ Piece of Me,” dedicating it to Britney Spears. Kendall Jenner hosted an intimate gathering at the resort’s VIP pool where guests sipped 818 Tequila, Steve Aoki celebrated the opening of his restaurant Kuru Kuru Pa Yakitori with brother Kevin Aoki. Usher visited the Hilton family’s private cabana and Tiësto, the Resorts World Las Vegas resident DJ, performed a set as the property officially opened up to the public.
Resorts World Las Vegas was developed by Genting Berhad, a publicly traded Malaysian corporation registered with the Nevada Gaming Commission. The company has affiliated operations in the Americas, Malaysia, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the Bahamas. In partnership with Hilton, Resorts World Las Vegas integrates three of Hilton’s premium brands into its resort campus, including Las Vegas Hilton, the resort’s full-service brand; Conrad Las Vegas, Hilton’s lifestyle luxury brand; and LXR, Hilton’s network of independent luxury properties, which will operate as Crockfords Las Vegas, Genting’s internationally renowned ultra-luxury brand. Resorts World Las Vegas features 3,500 guest rooms and suites, an innovative, next-generation gaming floor, world-class food and beverage options, a 5,000-capacity theatre, distinct nightlife venues, a curated retail collection of designer and boutique shops, and more. The integrated resort weaves time-honored traditions of the international Resorts World brand into the fabric of Las Vegas, introducing a bold, fresh take on hospitality to the city with stunning design, progressive technology, and world-class guest service. Resorts World Las Vegas is open for reservations at rwlasvegas.com.
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World-renowned entertainer Deana Martin continues to bring the stage to the screen weekly with her very popular live stream series Deana Martin LIVE! which airs regularly on Fridays. Her 64th consecutive live stream, which also landed the #1 spot on Pollstar, scored a viewership of 401,344 and was presented live on her website as well as social platforms. The show honored her father Dean Martin in celebration of his June 7 birthday. Deana hit the top spot, edging out the Grand Ole Opry and Love Rocks NYC featuring Sara Bareilles, Jon Bon Jovi, Joe Bonamassa, Billy F Gibbons, and more. Martin’s live stream consisted of many fan favorites such as “Volare,” “Houston,” “Bellissima,” “I Will,” “Everybody Loves Somebody,” and more. Each week, Martin delivers unique performances all by audience request.
“I am thrilled and delighted to have such loyal fans,” Martin told this reporter. “In the beginning, this became the best way to interact with my audience! So, with an iPhone on a tripod, we kicked things off. This has allowed me to spend time with my Pallies around the world and hopefully brighten their day.”
Martin recently celebrated her 65th consecutive live stream and was named one of Pollstar’s Top 10 Artists of the First Quarter of 2021. These accolades are in addition to being recognized as a top 10 Artist of the Year along with The Grand Ole Opry, Norah Jones, Camping World Concert Series, Bandsintown Outskirts, for 2020. Never one to slow down, Martin is constantly preparing for each live stream to be different and unique in its own way.
“You never know what we will come up with next,” smiles Martin. “Thank you to everyone who tunes in weekly, and I hope you will be here when we celebrate our 100th.”
Hailed as one of the greatest television series of all time, Breaking Bad tells the story of a high school chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin. In the show, actor Jesus Payan Jr. played “Gonzo,” a lieutenant to a violent Mexican drug cartel boss. Payan will describe his experiences on the set and offer insights into the making of a series that continues to captivate viewers more than seven years after its final episode. The event takes place on July 31, at 11:00 a.m. in the Mob Museum’s Historic Courtroom. Reservations are free to members or with a museum admission. Call now.
M Resort Spa Casino will host their Fourth of July fireworks and partnership with the City of Henderson’s Star-Spangled Sky 2021. To honor and celebrate the Henderson community and neighboring Las Vegas locals, the resort will offer spectators an extended 15-minute firework display choreographed to music on Independence Day, Sunday, July 4 beginning at 9 p.m.
The 2021 Star-Spangled Sky fireworks will be choreographed to music broadcasted locally from four iHeartRadio stations including Sunny 106.5, 95.5 The Bull, 93.1 The Mountain, and Real 103.9 FM. Patriotic music can be heard live on air as well as via stream from the iHeartRadio app available in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
While free public viewing of the fireworks will be available from many areas inside and surrounding the resort, M Pool Deck will offer a special reserved firework viewing area offering pool access for guests starting at 8 p.m. through the conclusion of the fireworks. Admission for the M Pool Deck reserved area is priced at $10 a person with limited availability and seating will be first come, first serve the day of the event. Swimming is permitted with proper swim attire.
M Resort became Henderson’s only resort on the famous Las Vegas Strip when it opened its doors in 2009. Now celebrating its 12th year, the award-winning property is a pillar of the Henderson community and the Official Team Headquarters Hotel of the Las Vegas Raiders.
Commonwealth, located in the heart of Fremont East Entertainment District at 525 E. Fremont St., has launched a piano bar entertainment series from 6-9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Commonwealth’s piano bar offers a transformed, sophisticated setting to encourage visitors and locals to gather, offering entertainment from acclaimed singers from across the City. Each Friday and Saturday evening, performers will join Commonwealth’s popular pianist, Spadoni, to take over the bar and perform a mixture of mashups, medleys, classics, and fan favorites. Regular singers include Trice B Magnificent, Savannah Smith, Cam Calloway and more.
“We’re always looking for ways to support local artists here in Las Vegas,” said Corner Bar Management’s founder, Ryan Doherty. “Piano Bar is for those who are looking for a casual night out with drinks, live music and great company.”
Commonwealth’s cocktails offered throughout its piano bar hours include Pleasure Fist, a combination of light run, black rum, fresh lime, orgeat and orange liqueur for $14; Cutie Collins, made of cucumber vodka, fresh lemon juice, orange liqueur, simple syrup and soda, priced at $14; Willy Wonka’s Hangover, made with apple brandy, mezcal, fresh lemon juice, ginger, habanero and egg whites, available for $14; The Line Ride which consists of three individual shots of Diplomático Rum, a line of cinnamon, brown sugar and white sugar priced at $33; and more.
On The Record, the speakeasy and club at Park MGM created by Houston Hospitality, reopens Friday, July 2. The venue will operate on Fridays and Saturdays, opening at 10 p.m. (guests must be 21 years of age or older). Additionally, Industry Nights at On The Record, scheduled on Wednesday evenings, will relaunch later in July; details to be announced at a later date.
“On The Record offers visitors a unique twist on the Las Vegas nightlife experience with its iconic spaces including the double-decker DJ booth, the karaoke rooms, and the Vinyl Parlor,” said Ann Hoff, president & COO of Bellagio and Park MGM. “We look forward to the Fourth of July weekend as Las Vegas visitors will join us in celebrating the reopening of our speakeasy and club, as well as the return of major entertainment at Park Theater.”
Conjuring a feeling of nostalgia inspired by different musical eras, the 11,000-square-foot three-room On The Record is a hidden club experience driven by Jonnie and Mark Houston’s award-winning interior design. A functioning record store entry with a robust vinyl collection available for purchase, indoor and outdoor spaces, a double-decker bus DJ booth, and patio bar, and three hidden karaoke break rooms are among the venue’s unique features. Located behind a secret entrance, the intimate Vinyl Parlor features special guest “Star-tenders” (or Bartenders-in-Residence) along with a world-class cocktail program, making the venue unlike any other on The Strip. Additionally, On The Record has hosted a wide variety of popular musical guests and DJs ranging from Anderson Paak, Questlove, Sam Ronson, Mayer Hawthorne, Mark Ronson and more. Programming for the speakeasy and club will be announced later this month.
Now, gang, be careful out there over the coming holiday. If you drink and you feel a wee bit uneasy please call a cab.