AZURE AT THE PALAZZO WELCOMES ROCK OF AGES CAST FOR POOLSIDE CARNEVALE CELEBRATION

Azure at The Palazzo

AZURE AT THE PALAZZO WELCOMES ROCK OF AGES CAST FOR POOLSIDE CARNEVALE CELEBRATION

 

WHAT: Azure at The Palazzo Las Vegas is thrilled to welcome the cast of the high-octane 80’s party musical ROCK OF AGES for a special appearance on August 4 during the summer-long celebration CARNEVALE.  The colorful cast will host the day’s pool party festivities as they mix, mingle and take cast photos with party-goers.                       

As resident headliners at The Venetian Las Vegas, ROCK OF AGES is set in L.A.’s infamous Sunset Strip in 1987 and tells the story of Drew, a boy from South Detroit, and Sherrie, a small-town girl, both in L.A. to chase their dreams of making it big and falling in love. ROCK OF AGES takes you back to the times of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair!  A hilarious, feel-good love story celebrating the great rock songs of the ‘80s including such sing-out-loud songs as “Every Rose Has Its Thorn”, “I Wanna Know What Love Is”, “Here I Go Again”, “Don’t Stop Believin’” and more.

Guests must be 21 years of age or older. $20 cover; locals with a Nevada ID receive complimentary admission. Please visit palazzo.com/azure or call 702.767.3724 for additional information and to make reservations for cabanas, daybeds and lounge chairs.

WHEN:
Sunday, August 4; 1pm-4pm

WHERE:
Azure Luxury Pool
The Palazzo Las Vegas
3325 Las Vegas Blvd. South

 

ABOUT THE PALAZZO® LAS VEGAS
With more than 3,000 spacious suites, luxury shopping, world-class dining and entertainment, the $1.9 billion, Silver LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified Palazzo Las Vegas literally takes luxury to new heights. Ranked as one of the top 25 hotels in the U.S. and Canada in Travel + Leisure “World’s Best Awards” for two consecutive years, the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Four Star-Award winning resort is highlighted by a flagship 85,000-square-foot Barneys New York. The Shoppes at The Palazzo® feature more than 60 luxury boutiques, including 20 remarkable stores and couture brands making their Las Vegas debuts at The Palazzo including Chloé, Tory Burch, Christian Louboutin, Diane von Furstenberg, and Van Cleef and Arpels. The all-suite resort offers plush and opulent suite accommodations ranging from a Luxury Suite at an unprecedented 720 square feet to the 8,000-square-foot Chairman suite with private terraces and plunge pools. The Palazzo also offers a variety of cuisines from a collection of award-winning chefs such as Carnevino by Mario Batali, CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse. Other unique offerings include the chic dining and nightlife hotspot, LAVO; the world’s largest Canyon Ranch SpaClub®; the ultimate sports bar, sportsbook and restaurant on the Strip, Lagasse’s Stadium; and Prestige at The Palazzo – an exclusive space designed to offer the sophisticated traveler an elevated level of services and amenities including private champagne check in, packing and unpacking services, exclusive bath and pillow menus, complimentary cocktail reception and more. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premiere loyalty program, which rewards guests with the ease and usability of just one card and one program. The Palazzo and its famed sister resort, The Venetian Las Vegas, are the first-ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group global portfolio. For additional information, visit The Palazzo website at palazzolasvegas.com, follow on Twitter @palazzovegas and interact on Facebook at facebook.com/palazzolasvegas.

The Venetian And The Palazzo Las Vegas Unmask Summer With Carnevale, Inspired By The Festivals Of Italy

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THE VENETIAN® AND THE PALAZZO® LAS VEGAS UNMASK SUMMER
WITH CARNEVALE, INSPIRED BY THE FESTIVALS OF ITALY
Guests can celebrate 300 experiences during three months of summer fun, featuring grand experiences in entertainment, art, fashion, games, music and wine

 

The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas will come alive with the fantasy, food, fun and romance of Italy during CARNEVALE, a three-month celebration of the summer festivals of Italy, May 27 through Sept. 8, 2013. Based on the highly successful premier in 2012, the festival will be expanded to feature 300 experiences throughout the summer, including many exclusively for The Venetian and The Palazzo guests and Grazie members.

CARNEVALE is inspired by the numerous festivals that grace the small villages and towns of Italy throughout summer. The grandest of them all –Venice’s CARNEVALE – was born in 1162, and is heralded as one of Europe’s greatest celebrations of art, food and culture. In that tradition, wonder and revelry will surround guests at The Venetian and The Palazzo resorts, with activities that center around entertainment, art, fashion, games, sports, music and wine. From visual spectacles to themed characters and unexpected surprises around every corner, guests will be wrapped up in the pageantry that is CARNEVALE .

“The magic of CARNEVALE is never knowing what unexpected surprise is around the corner,” said John Caparella, president and chief operating officer of The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo. “CARNEVALE offers the perfect place unmask your inner artist, adventurer, foodie and romantic.”

Special Value for Overnight Guests
The “Passaporto di CARNEVALE ” will be included with overnight stays throughout CARNEVALE featuring special discounts and entertainment specials valued at more than $1,000, including retail offers from resort restaurants, spa, and The Grand Canal Shoppes. The Passaporto is an exclusive benefit to resort guests. During CARNEVALE, members of Grazie, The Venetian and The Palazzo’s premier loyalty program, can continue to earn valued Status Points with all suite charges by linking a Grazie account to suite reservations.

Special Fun and Activities
Guests visiting during CARNEVALE will enjoy a calendar of special events, activities and promotions, including nightly entertainment spectacles. Daily events will include:

o Ciao Bella – The Carnevale Welcome Reception: Join us for a nightly reception in your honor featuring live music, character photo ops, mixology lessons and other surprises!

o The Masquerade – A Cavalcade of Carnevalean Characters: Join in the fun with our elaborately costumed masked characters, celebrating the romance, mystery and artistry of the historic Venice festival.

o Cocktails Unmasked – A Summer of Mixology at The Venetian: Your nightly opportunity to try something new! Every week, we will spotlight a new spirit, and will present a new mixed drink every night for you to sample free of charge. Ever wish you had a chance to sample Seven Ways to Serve a Rum Cocktail? Seven ways to make a Margarita? You’ll have a chance!

o Light of Venice – A 3D Light Projection Fantasy: The façade of The Venetian is the canvas for a 3D fantasy of light and music, featuring state-of-the-art digital mapping technology.

o Veni, Vidi, Vino – The Carnevale Wine Walk – If every time you drink red wine, you end up getting a cab… this is the activity for you! This is your chance to stop and smell the rosé! Grab a map and explore the best “by the glass” Italian wines of The Venetian and The Palazzo.

o The Neon Olympiad – Party Like it’s 1988! — Join our VJ at the Bourbon Room every night, to participate in an ‘80s-inspired party. Participate and you can win Carnevale prizes.

o Dance Through the Decades – ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s live on stage! — Nowhere on the planet can you enjoy the best music of the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s through live musical theater… in one place! Enjoy smooth harmonies of ‘60s Motown in HUMAN NATURE, the groovy tunes of the ‘70s in PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL, and the anthems of the ‘80s in ROCK OF AGES LAS VEGAS.

o National Geographic 50 Greatest Photos: The Venetian Imagine Gallery features a special exhibition with the story behind the 50 greatest photos from the photographers of National Geographic. As a special bonus for Carnevale, the gallery will feature a photo display of photos from Venice’s Carnevale, taken by photographers of the prestigious magazine.

o Sushi, Sake, and Samba: On Fridays, join the chefs of Sushi Samba as they demonstrate how to make sushi. Later Friday night, stop by the restaurant for a spectacular evening of sushi, sake and samba – a special late-night event.

Other Carnevale fun:
o Live music
o Poolside concerts
o Wine tastings
o Winemaker’s dinners
o Table game lessons
o Ping pong lounge
o Carnevale cocktails
o Photo ops
o Cooking schools
o Synchronized swimming demos
o Horticulture tours
o Sidewalk chalk art
o Fashion showcases
o DeepStack poker tournament
o Celebrity appearances
o Comedy shows featuring Joan Rivers, Rita Rudner, Tim Allen, and David Spade
o Wheel of Fortune tapings.

Special Weekends (Details, packages and dates coming soon):
o Sammy Hagar Beach Bum Rum® Weekend (with barbecue by Emeril Lagasse) (June 8-9)
o George Clooney’s Casamigos Tequila® Weekend (with festival by Wolfgang Puck) (dates TBD)
o FIJI® Weekend in Paradise (featuring the finer things in Vegas) (dates TBD)
o Red Bull® Extreme Weekend (dates TBD)
o Passion for Cabernet Weekend (July 25-26)
o Curtis Stone Up-Close & Personal Weekend (July 26-27)
o A Taste of Eataly® Weekend (featuring Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich) (dates TBD)
o Italian Sommelier Competition Weekend (Aug. 29-31)
o Giro D’Italia Weekend (dates TBD)
o Havana Nights Weekend (dates TBD)
o World’s Largest Bachelorette Party Weekend (July 19-21)
o Ping Pong Challenge Weekend (dates TBD)

For more information on CARNEVALE, please visit venetian.com/carnevale or palazzo.com/carnevale.

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**PHOTOS** Kimora Lee Simmons Brings “Fabulosity” to Carnevale at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas

“Fabulosity” has taken over The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas with the help of Kimora Lee Simmons as she kicked off the opening of Carnevale. The whimsical event took place at The Venetian on the Doge’s Palace Plaza where guests previewed all facets of the summer-long Italian-inspired celebration, from Carnevale-inspired food and beverage offerings, a cast of Carnevale “lighted” characters that mingled with visitors, an iconic performance from speed painter Salvador Live! and the melodic sounds of world-pop violin trio Alizma.

Kimora, the special hostess of the evening, arrived on a float as she unveiled herself from behind a custom jeweled and feathered mask head piece that matched her Farah Khan hand beaded gold short mini dress and Giuseppe Zanotti heels. She was joined by President of The Palazzo and The Venetian, Mr. John Caparella, and welcomed the crowd to the start of the summer festivities. They both led the crowd in a countdown to the grand finale, an inaugural showing of the “Light of Venice” 3D light spectacular, during which the façade of the Clock Tower illuminated into a visually stunning light performance that seemingly brought the building to life.

Kimora mentioned that this summer she was going to come back with her kids and husband to enjoy the festivities as they have many activities that the children will love.

The supermom, designer and fashion figure let guests in on her secret about being successful in the work place, a great mother as well as looking fabulous. She said, “family always comes first and you don’t have to be a superhero to do it all. It’s about prioritizing and knowing what is most important which is being happy.” People also noticed her great figure and how she was able to get a great summer body. She said she is creating a “fabulosity diet” for everyone to try including cardio, protein, some gym time and carbs.

Kimora finished the night by cutting the Carnevale cake joined by a few of the characters. She joked around by saying, “it is a wedding from Alice in Wonderland,” as she cut the cake and fed it to one of the Carnevale characters. After enjoying all the festivities outside she headed inside for a ride on the famous Venetian gondolas with friends then to a late dinner at CUT by Wolfgang Puck.

Celebrate the magic and fantasy of Carnevale this summer, featuring three months of classic Italian festivities, including new experiences, entertainment, art, music and wine from June 4 to Sept. 9. For more information on Carnevale, please visit venetian.com/carnevale or palazzo.com/carnevale. Stay up to date on all events and activities by following The Venetian and The Palazzo on Twitter at @venetianvegas and @palazzolasvegas, #Carnevale.

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Photo credit: IS Photography

The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas Kick Off Carnevale with Special Premiere June 11

THE VENTIAN® AND THE PALAZZO LAS VEGAS
KICK OFF CARNEVALE WITH SPECIAL PREMIERE JUNE 11

Event to Include Grand Premiere of Visually Stunning “Light of Venice” 3D Spectacular

The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas will officially mark the opening of Carnevale on Monday, June 11 at 7 p.m. The special event will preview all facets of the season-long Italian-inspired celebration, from food and wine to music and art, as well as unexpected surprises along the way.

As the first of many special events scheduled throughout Carnevale, the June 11 grand opening will take place at The Venetian’s grand Doge’s Palace plaza.  Highlights include:

  • Iconic performance speed painter Salvador Live!, who will create unique and awe-inspiring masterpieces to the beat of music while breakdancing and interacting with the crowd
  • The melodic sounds of world-pop violin trio Alizma
  • A cast of Carnavale “lighted” characters that will mingle with visitors
  • Carnevale-inspired food and beverage offerings

 

The evening will also feature a countdown by a secret celebrity to the Grand Finale: an inaugural showing of the “Light of Venice” 3D light spectacular, during which the façade of the Clock Tower will illuminate in a visually stunning light performance that seemingly brings the building to life.

Celebrate the magic and fantasy of Carnevale this summer, featuring three months of classic Italian festivities, including new experiences, entertainment, art, music and wine from June 4 to Sept. 9. For more information on Carnevale, please visit venetian.com/carnevale or palazzo.com/carnevale.  Stay up to date on all events and activities by following The Venetian and The Palazzo on Twitter at @venetianvegas and @palazzolasvegas, #Carnevale.

ABOUT THE PALAZZO LAS VEGAS®
With more than 3,000 spacious suites, luxury shopping ,world-class dining and entertainment, the $1.9 billion, Silver LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified Palazzo Las Vegas literally takes luxury to new heights.  Ranked as one of the top 25 hotels in the U.S. and Canada in Travel + Leisure “World’s Best Awards” for two consecutive years, the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Four Star-Award winning resort is highlighted by a flagship 85,000-square-foot Barneys New York.  The Shoppes at The Palazzo® feature more than 60 luxury boutiques, including 20 remarkable stores and couture brands making their Las Vegas debuts at The Palazzo including Chloé, Tory Burch, Christian Louboutin, Diane von Furstenberg, Van Cleef & Arpels and Catherine Malandrino. The all-suite resort offers plush and opulent suite accommodations ranging from a Luxury Suite at an unprecedented 720 square feet to the 8,000-square-foot Chairman suite with private terraces and plunge pools.  The Palazzo also offers a variety of cuisines from a collection of award-winning chefs such as Carnevino by Mario Batali, CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse. Other unique offerings include the chic dining and nightlife hotspot, LAVO; the world’s largest Canyon Ranch SpaClub®; the ultimate sports bar, sportsbook and restaurant on the Strip, Lagasse’s Stadium; and Prestige at The Palazzo – an exclusive space designed to offer the sophisticated traveler an elevated level of services and amenities including private champagne check in, packing and unpacking services, exclusive bath and pillow menus, complimentary cocktail reception and more. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premiere loyalty program, which rewards guests with the ease and usability of just one card and one program. The Palazzo and its famed sister resort, The Venetian Las Vegas, are the first ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group global portfolio. For additional information, visit The Palazzo website at palazzolasvegas.com, follow on Twitter @palazzolasvegas and interact on Facebook at facebook.com/palazzolasvegas.

 

About The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino®
The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, the largest property in the country to receive AAA’s Five Diamond and the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Four Star awards, is one of the world’s most luxurious resort and convention destinations. Recreating Venice’s legendary landmarks, the LEED® EB Gold (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified resort offers unmatched service and quality for leisure and corporate guests. With suites ranging from a standard 650-square-foot Luxury Suite to the luxurious 10,000-square-foot Chairman Suite, the all-suite resort boasts more than 4,000 of Las Vegas’ most lavish suite accommodations.  Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian features The Grand Canal Shoppes®, an indoor streetscape complete with gondolas and singing gondoliers, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, world-class gaming, exquisite restaurants, a wide variety of entertainment such as “Phantom-The Las Vegas Spectacular,” “Blue Man Group,” showroom headliners including David Spade, Rita Rudner, Tim Allen and Joan Rivers and extensive convention and corporate services. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premiere loyalty program, which rewards guests with the ease and usability of just one card and one program. The Venetian and its sister resort, The Palazzo Las Vegas, are the first ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group® global portfolio. For additional information, visit venetian.com, follow on Twitter @venetianvegas and interact on Facebook at facebook.com/venetianlasvegas.

The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas Kick Off Carnevale with Mese di Arte

THE VENETIAN® AND THE PALAZZO LAS VEGAS KICK® OFF

CARNEVALE WITH MESE DI ARTE  

3D artists, glassblowers, potters and living art featured throughout resorts June 4-30

 

The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas will kick off the quintessential summer festival, Carnevale, with Mese di Arte (Art Month) from June 4 through June 30. Throughout the month, the resorts will be transformed into an art gallery with unbelievable 3D and an interactive Art Walk. All demonstrations will take place in The Palazzo Waterfall Atrium & Gardens daily from 1-6 p.m. and select art work will be available for purchase to take the magic of Carnevale home.

  • June 4-30 –Guests can meander through the resorts on an Art Walk admiring one-of-a-kind pieces. The displays will begin in The Palazzo Waterfall Atrium & Gardens and continue to participating stores in The Grand Canal Shoppes and The Shoppes at The Palazzo. Brochures detailing the route and featured artists will be available to guests.
  • June 4-10 – Master craftsman Dr. Robert Shield will demonstrate the intricate and revered art of glassblowing. Shield has produced glass creations for members of the British Royal Family and celebrities and teaches classes locally at the Studio Royal International Academy of Glass Blowing.
  • June 11-17 – 3D artist Melanie Stimmel will create seemingly impossible works of art. Stimmel worked as lead technical director for “South Park” before discovering a passion for 3D street painting and has since founded the Street Painting Academy to teach children the time-honored tradition.
  • June 18-23 – Thom Bumblauskas from Clay Arts Las Vegas will produce beautiful ceramics through demonstrations on the potter’s wheel. Bumblauskas has worked nationally as a scenic designer for film, theater and opera and his pieces have been shown and sold at art festivals and galleries throughout the western United States.
  • June 24-30 – Art will come to life with living art installations and guests can take their photos with Mona Lisa or other classic masterpieces.

Celebrate the magic and fantasy of Carnevale this summer, featuring three months of classic Italian festivities, including new experiences, entertainment, art, music and wine from June 4 to Sept. 9. For more information on Carnevale, please visit venetian.com/carnevale or palazzo.com/carnevale.

 

ABOUT THE PALAZZO LAS VEGAS®

With more than 3,000 spacious suites, luxury shopping ,world-class dining and entertainment, the $1.9 billion, Silver LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified Palazzo Las Vegas literally takes luxury to new heights.  Ranked as one of the top 25 hotels in the U.S. and Canada in Travel + Leisure “World’s Best Awards” for two consecutive years, the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Four Star-Award winning resort is highlighted by a flagship 85,000-square-foot Barneys New York.  The Shoppes at The Palazzo® feature more than 60 luxury boutiques, including 20 remarkable stores and couture brands making their Las Vegas debuts at The Palazzo including Chloé, Tory Burch, Christian Louboutin, Diane von Furstenberg, Van Cleef & Arpels and Catherine Malandrino. The all-suite resort offers plush and opulent suite accommodations ranging from a Luxury Suite at an unprecedented 720 square feet to the 8,000-square-foot Chairman suite with private terraces and plunge pools.  The Palazzo also offers a variety of cuisines from a collection of award-winning chefs such as Carnevino by Mario Batali, CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse. Other unique offerings include the chic dining and nightlife hotspot, LAVO; the world’s largest Canyon Ranch SpaClub®; the ultimate sports bar, sportsbook and restaurant on the Strip, Lagasse’s Stadium; and Prestige at The Palazzo – an exclusive space designed to offer the sophisticated traveler an elevated level of services and amenities including private champagne check in, packing and unpacking services, exclusive bath and pillow menus, complimentary cocktail reception and more. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premiere loyalty program, which rewards guests with the ease and usability of just one card and one program. The Palazzo and its famed sister resort, The Venetian Las Vegas, are the first ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group global portfolio. For additional information, visit The Palazzo website at palazzolasvegas.com, follow on Twitter @palazzolasvegas and interact on Facebook at facebook.com/palazzolasvegas.

The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas Kick Off Carnevale with Mese di Arte

THE VENETIAN® AND THE PALAZZO ® LAS VEGAS KICK OFF 
CARNEVALE WITH MESE DI ARTE

3D artists, glassblowers, potters and living art featured throughout resorts June 4-30

The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas will kick off the quintessential summer festival, Carnevale, with Mese di Arte (Art Month) from June 4 through June 30. Throughout the month, the resorts will be transformed into an art gallery with unbelievable 3D chalk artists, glassblowers, potters, living art installations and an interactive Art Walk. All demonstrations will take place in The Palazzo Waterfall Atrium & Gardens daily from 1-6 p.m. and select art work will be available for purchase to take the magic of Carnevale home.

 

  • June 4-30 –Guests can meander through the resorts on an Art Walk admiring one-of-a-kind pieces. The displays will begin in The Palazzo Waterfall Atrium & Gardens and continue to participating stores in The Grand Canal Shoppes and The Shoppes at The Palazzo. Brochures detailing the route and featured artists will be available to guests.
  • June 4-10 – Master craftsman Dr. Robert Shield will demonstrate the intricate and revered art of glassblowing. Shield has produced glass creations for members of the British Royal Family and celebrities and teaches classes locally at the Studio Royal International Academy of Glass Blowing.
  • June 11-17 – 3D artist Melanie Stimmel will create seemingly impossible works of art. Stimmel worked as lead technical director for “South Park” before discovering a passion for 3D street painting and has since founded the Street Painting Academy to teach children the time-honored tradition.
  • June 18-23 – Thom Bumblauskas from Clay Arts Las Vegas will produce beautiful ceramics through demonstrations on the potter’s wheel. Bumblauskas has worked nationally as a scenic designer for film, theater and opera and his pieces have been shown and sold at art festivals and galleries throughout the western United States.
  • June 24-30 – Art will come to life with living art installations and guests can take their photos with Mona Lisa or other classic masterpieces.

 

Celebrate the magic and fantasy of Carnevale this summer, featuring three months of classic Italian festivities, including new experiences, entertainment, art, music and wine from June 4 to Sept. 9. For more information on Carnevale, please visit venetian.com/carnevale or palazzo.com/carnevale.