LIFE’S A PICNIC AT DOWNTOWN GRAND LAS VEGAS HOTEL & CASINO
Las Vegas’ Only Urban Rooftop Pool Experience Now Open
Today – Wednesday, April 23 is National Picnic Day – and what better time than to announce the debut of Las Vegas’ newest and only urban rooftop pool experience PICNIC at Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.
Whimsical and nostalgic, PICNIC is reminiscent of a ‘50s pool oasis, setting the scene for live entertainment and film screenings throughout the year. Share a picnic basket and a blanket on the grass. Have a meal at a communal picnic table. Take a dip into the infinity pool. Enjoy a cocktail while taking in the incomparable vistas of Downtown3rd and Fremont Street Experience. Play blackjack under the stars. All this and more awaits spring and summertime guests at PICNIC.
The 35,000-square-foot PICNIC is now open for both registered hotel guests and locals.* Guests can swim in the infinity pool, the only one of its kind in Las Vegas to be situated on a rooftop. PICNIC features manicured hedges and bright, lime green, comfortable modern furnishings. A stage for live acts and fire pit are also available, as are areas for guests to eat and drink while enjoying spectacular rooftop views of downtown Las Vegas.
“PICNIC is a fun, eclectic space, designed to be the only one of its kind in Las Vegas,” says Seth Schorr, chief executive officer, Downtown Grand. “There is a very unique feel to PICNIC. We’ve mixed nostalgia with modern-day touches and features such as communal picnic tables and a relaxed vibe. At PICNIC, we want our guests to feel like they’re genuinely part of a community.”
This Thursday, April 24, from 2 to 6 p.m., the PICNIC street team—two gals and a guy clad in retro summer ensembles— will be strolling around Downtown Las Vegas, having a fun-filled day taking photos with passersby and handing out complimentary PICNIC passes. The trio will be out again onFriday, April 25, from 3 to 7 p.m. on the Las Vegas Strip. Their 2-day journey will be chronicled via PICNIC’s Instagram page with the hashtag #FollowMeToPicnic.
In addition, from April 24 to May 1, the public can join in the fun of PICNIC by participating in the #FollowMeToPICNIC Instagram photo contest. Whether they capture a photo of the PICNIC street team or snap a selfie while enjoying PICNIC’s urban rooftop pool experience, all they need to do is tag it with #FollowMeToPICNIC to be entered to win. Not in Las Vegas? No worries! Users are encouraged to be fun and creative with their PICNIC-themed photos. The “most liked” photo will receive lunch and drinks for two at PICNIC, plus two complimentary passes. The staff-selected winner will receive a cabana day rental + one round of drinks for up to eight friends. Both winners will be selected by Friday, May 2. In addition to Instagram, all photos will appear on www.Facebook.com/DowntownGrandLV.
There are 15 cabanas, which may be rented by both registered hotel guests and locals. The cabanas come equipped with misters, day beds, lounge chairs, couches and a large table. The standard cabana fits up to 12 guests, with Grand Cabanas accommodating up to 20. Cabana pricing begins with a food and beverage minimum of $150. Onsite guests can reserve a cabana through the Downtown Grand’s concierge located in the hotel’s main lobby.
SIP AND SAVOR
Dining poolside has never been more fun—or more delectable—than at PICNIC. , Executive Chef Charles Wilson recently launched PICNIC’s brand-new menu, with dishes created specifically to be enjoyed in the sunshine and poolside. The lunch menu features a wide variety of starter snacks (PICNIC’s signature Garlic Edamame & Edamame Dip); outdoor dining dishes (hand-tossed pizza made from scratch and the OMG Picnic Burger with grilled tomato, bacon, shallot aioli, fried onion, house made pickles and cheese) and desserts (house-spun ice cream and gelato served with biscotti). Guests may enjoy PICNIC’s tempting dishes while seated at any of the 12 communal picnic tables that can fit up to eight guests or 15 tables on our “lawn” seating up to six.
A few feet away from the communal table area are four blackjack tables, enabling guests to take try their luck on a game without even have to change out of their swimsuits.
A new signature collection of cocktails is also now available from PICNIC’s outdoor bar, including The Grand Beginnings (Absolut raspberry vodka, peach schnapps and cranberry juice); Irish Sweet Tea (Jameson Irish whiskey, peach schnapps and lemon lime soda) or 3rd St. Mojito (10-Cane Rum, Torani mint syrup, lime juice with fresh mint). Domestic and imported beer, four draft beers, wine and champagne are also served and bottle service is available starting at $55.
For special events, including corporate and incentive parties, weddings, receptions, live entertainment events and more, PICNIC offers a distinctive atmosphere guaranteed to impress any attendee. It can accommodate 1,200 guests for a reception and 1,500 for a concert event. Buy-outs of PICNIC for private use by groups are also available.
PICNIC is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily; lunch is available 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and located on the 3rd floor of Downtown Grand’s Casino Tower. For more information, call (702) 719-5100 or go to www.DowntownGrand.com.
*Nevada residents may experience PICNIC with valid identification for a fee of $15 to $25 per person, per day.
ABOUT DOWNTOWN GRAND LAS VEGAS HOTEL & CASINO
Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is the anchor and crown jewel of Downtown3rd, the new metropolitan center of Las Vegas. The 18-story Casino Tower and 25-story Grand Tower feature 634 guest rooms ranging in size from 350 to more than 1,200 square feet with high-definition flat-screen televisions, presidential pillow-top mattresses and high-thread-count linens, setting a new standard for luxury, sophistication and style in downtown Las Vegas. The exterior design of Downtown Grand blends multiple storefronts with a brick and granite façade creating a series of inviting indoor/outdoor experiences. The “industrial chic” interior features the raw energy of a factory juxtaposed with ornate fixtures and canopies. Downtown Grand offers 25,000 square feet of gaming space with nearly 600 new slot machines, 30 table games and a fully featured sports book powered by William Hill. Downtown Grand boasts a variety of unique bars and restaurants providing a wide variety of cuisines and price points. PICNIC, an urban rooftop pool experience, is Downtown Grand’s signature entertainment/dining venue encompassing more than 35,000 square feet and featuring an infinity pool, full restaurant and bar, private cabanas, a fire pit and a grass seating area.
Downtown3rd is just steps away from the world-famous Fremont Street Experience and The Mob Museum, within walking distance of Fremont East Entertainment District, and less than one mile from the Las Vegas Premium Outlets and The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Downtown Grand Las Vegas is owned by CIM Group and managed by DTG Manager Las Vegas, LLC. Fifth Street Gaming is the property’s gaming license holder and casino operator. For more information, call (702) 719-5100 or go towww.DowntownGrand.com. Find on Facebook or Twitter @DowntownGrandLV.
ABOUT FIFTH STREET GAMING
Fifth Street Gaming (FSG) is a Las Vegas, Nevada-based casino management company led by CEO Seth Schorr. Founded by Schorr and his partner, Jeffrey Fine, Fifth Street Gaming is comprised of executives from Wynn Resorts, MGM International and the Golden Nugget Corporation. FSG has partnered with CIM Group to redevelop, reprogram, and reopen the former Lady Luck Hotel and Casino. Through affiliates, the principals of Fifth Street Gaming own and operate four Las Vegas gaming locations.
ABOUT CIM GROUP
CIM Group is a leading real estate and infrastructure investment firm that since 1994 has systematically and successfully invested in dynamic and densely populated communities throughout North America. CIM Group draws on its experienced team of real estate, investment and finance professionals to identify and pursue investment opportunities in three primary strategic categories: repositioning and development projects in established and emerging urban areas; well-positioned operating properties in transitional districts; and infrastructure. CIM manages three distinct portfolios, including opportunistic, stabilized and infrastructure funds, each of which are diversified by geography and type of property within that risk profile. Headquartered in Los Angeles, CIM maintains regional offices in New York, the San Francisco Bay Area and Bethesda, Maryland. For more information, please visit www.CIMGroup.com.