Lion Dance, Dining Specials and Gaming Promotions Ring In the Chinese New Year at Rampart Casino

 

Rampart Casino Brings Traditional Lion Dance to Summerlin with Chinese New Year Celebrations

Casino promotions, seafood buffet and more help celebrate the New Year

WHO:
Rampart Casino in Summerlin will celebrate Chinese New Year throughout the property for the first time in the property’s history.

WHAT:
The casino will be decked out in décor to celebrate Chinese New Year, and will feature multiple specials, casino promotions, as well as a lion dance throughout the casino floor.

Events will take place during the month of February. See schedule and details below.

LION DANCE:
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019
9:30 p.m.

$18.88 CHINESE NEW YEAR SEAFOOD BUFFET:
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019
4-9 p.m.
The special buffet will feature crab legs, steamed swai, clams with black bean sauce, and a selection of Steamed and Fried Dim Sum including BBQ Pork Buns and Shrimp Moneybags.

$50,000 YEAR OF THE PIG PRIZE PICK:
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019
10 a.m. – midnight
Guests can win free bets, promotional playing chips, Year of the Pig Commemorative Chips and more. See Rampart Rewards booth for details and rules.

$50,000 RED ENVELOPE TABLE GAMES GIVEAWAY:
Every Friday & Saturday in February
9 p.m. and 10 p.m.

WHERE:
Rampart Casino
221 N. Rampart Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89145

About Rampart Casino
Rampart Casino, an elegant 50,000-square-foot casino, offers more than 1,400 slot machines, two dozen gaming tables, a 300-seat Bingo Room and a Race & Sports Book. Rampart Casino’s Rampart Rewards club program offers exclusive resort benefits and rewards based on play, such as dining, spa and golf discounts, plus complimentary room nights at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa. For the latest Rampart Casino news, follow on Facebook (RampartCasino) and Twitter (@RampartCasino). Contact the casino at 702-507-5900.

Story Starters From The LINQ Promenade & High Roller Observation Wheel in Las Vegas
















STORY STARTERS FROM
THE LINQ PROMENADE AND HIGH ROLLER OBSERVATION WHEEL
IN LAS 
VEGAS – JANUARY/ FEBRUARY 2018

Happy Half Hour on High Roller (Photo Courtesy of the High Roller)

 

Happy Hour in the Sky: Why have a cocktail on the ground when you can savor one 550 feet in the air? More popular than ever, the High Roller observation wheel features Happy Half Hour, where guests take a break from the Strip and enjoy 30 minutes with an in-cabin open bar. Great for most Las Vegas visitors ages 21 and above, Happy Half Hour is a go-to for bachelor and bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate group gatherings and others looking for an extraordinary place to say, “Cheers!” Daytime tickets are $40 and $52 for night tickets.


A Couple Says “I Do” Atop High Roller (Photo Courtesy of The High Roller)

 

Romance at New Heights: Explore love 550 feet in the air with proposals and wedding ceremonies inside one of the High Roller observation wheel’s cabins. Lovebirds can say “yes” during an intimate proposal or exchange vows in a private cabin surrounded by friends and family. Panoramic views and bright neon lights of the Las Vegas Strip make for the perfect backdrop. For an indulgently memorable Valentine’s Day date or anniversary celebration, couples can take a 30-minute ride featuring Ethel M Chocolates tastings and champagne.  To book a private cabin for a proposal, wedding or chocolate tasting please contact HighRollerSales@Caesars.com.


Lunar New Year Celebration at the Fountain Stage (Photo Courtesy of The LINQ Promenade)

 

Chinese New Year: Honoring the Lunar New Year, The LINQ Promenade hosts a multi-day celebration featuring a ribbon-cutting ceremony, live cultural performances, prize drawings and dining specials at select eateries from Friday, Feb. 16 to Monday, Feb. 19. Kicking off the festivities, the High Roller Observation Wheel will be lit red and gold on the evening of Friday, Feb. 16. Guests can attend the ribbon-cutting on Friday, Feb. 16 at 5 p.m. and enjoy family-friendly activities through Monday evening.


Deluxe Poolside Cabana Room at The LINQ Hotel & Casino

 

Spring Break: Located steps away from The LINQ Promenade and High Roller, the LINQ Hotel & Casino offers approachable pricing and fun, modern accommodations. These 24 stylish Deluxe Poolside Cabana Rooms feature private patios with direct access to the 21-and-over pool and full service from the nearby pool bar.


The Bunk Bed Deluxe Room at The LINQ Hotel & Casino

 

For larger groups, 12 unique Bunk Bed Deluxe Rooms measure 350 square feet and feature two queen pillow-top beds with one twin-size bunk bed loft. The room is designed with light, modern furnishings and bright pops of color.


Guests Enjoying The LINQ Promenade (Photo Courtesy of The LINQ Promenade)

 

While guests are not in the room or poolside, they can enjoy Las Vegas’ unsurpassed springtime weather by stopping in one of the many patio spots on the Promenade. Al fresco options include Chayo Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar for spicy specials, Tilted Kilt for pub-style fare and ameriCAN Beer & Cocktails for patio games and more than 70 canned beer options.

 

ABOUT THE LINQ PROMENADE AND HIGH ROLLER
The LINQ Promenade, an open-air shopping, dining and entertainment district, anchored by the world’s tallest observation wheel, the High Roller, has redefined the iconic Las Vegas skyline. Located at the heart of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, The LINQ Promenade features more than 30 unique retail, dining and entertainment venues and plays host to a variety of special events, festivals and more. Topping out at 550 feet, the High Roller observation wheel, voted “Best Attraction of 2016” and “Best Amusement Ride of 2016” by the readers and editors of the Las Vegas Review-Journal and one of “Top 5 Trending U.S. Attractions” by TripAdvisor two years in a row, is the focal point of the unique urban entertainment district. The wheel’s 28 glass-enclosed cabins feature an interactive experience including video and music that fade away to unveil spectacular views of the famed resort city in the 30 minutes it takes to complete one full revolution. Each cabin accommodates up to 40 people. Unique in-cabin experiences including the Happy Half Hour (for guests ages 21 and over and includes an open bar inside the cabin during the 30-minute ride); North America’s first in-cabin Chocolate Tasting with Ethel M Chocolates and Yoga in the Sky (a 60-minute experience that can accommodate up to six guests per one-hour session). Cabins are also available for individual or group experiences. For more information, please visit TheLINQ.com. Find @LINQPromenade on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram.

 

The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas Celebrate the Year of the Dog with Art Installation and Lion Dance

 

THE VENETIAN AND THE PALAZZO LAS VEGAS
CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF THE DOG WITH ART INSTALLATION AND LION DANCE
Chinese New Year celebrations include a lion dance to kick off Lunar New Year, performances by Hacken Lee alongside special guests, and more

 

The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Las Vegas will celebrate Chinese New Year with extravagant décor, entertainment, retail, and food and beverage offerings beginning Jan. 12, with special festivities scheduled for Feb. 16.

ON JAN. 12 THE WATERFALL ATRIUM AND GARDENS TRANSFORM FOR CHINESE NEW YEAR

To commemorate the Year of the Dog, the eleventh position in the Chinese zodiac, The Venetian and The Palazzo’s floral and horticulture team worked with a team of artisans and consulted a feng shui master to create an installation that features a Chinese Shar-Pei, named Vincenzo Li that sits 16 feet tall.

“Throughout the last 10 months, 86 artisans worked to create this installation,” said Dana Beatty, executive director of floral and horticulture at The Venetian and The Palazzo. “The Chinese New Year holiday is an important one for our guests, and we aim to create something that is not only memorable, but culturally accurate.”

The Shar-Pei existed in China since ancient times and was chosen as the featured canine for the display because it symbolizes good fortune and protection. The feature Shar-Pei was hand-sculpted and covered in artificial fur to achieve his robust appearance. There are nine additional Shar-Peis positioned throughout the resort, as well as a three-foot hare, the secret friend of the dog.

EYE CEREMONY AND LION DANCE CELEBRATION ON FEB. 16

A highlight of Chinese New Year celebrations, the lion dance, is said to bring good luck and prosperity, with which The Venetian and The Palazzo will officially kick off Lunar New Year at 3:00 p.m. on Feb. 16. The ceremonial lion dance will begin with an eye ceremony at The Venetian porte cochere. The dance will wind its way through The Venetian lobby and casino before stopping in The Palazzo Waterfall Atrium, then continuing through The Palazzo casino, lobby, and ending at The Palazzo porte cochere. This exciting event features firecrackers, and a parade of dancers and drummers in authentic clothing.

IN CONCERT: HACKEN LEE 30TH ANNIVERSARY

Hacken Lee is an award-winning singer from Hong Kong. Lee has received multiple awards across four decades (1980s, 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s) and has maintained his popularity, releasing albums on a regular basis. On Feb. 17 and 18, Lee, along with special guests celebrate Chinese New Year and also commemorate the 30th anniversary of his debut album.

Tickets can be purchased at any box office at The Venetian or The Palazzo, or by calling 866.641.7469.

CELEBRATE WITH SPECIALTY COCKTAILS AND BITES AT HONG KONG CAFÉ

Hong Kong Café at The Palazzo will celebrate the Lunar New Year beginning in early January with a specialty bar and curated menu.

Guests are invited to celebrate the holiday with a variety crafted cocktails including the Pink Lotus or the Blood Moon Daisy and snack on salt & pepper beef skewers, crabmeat wontons, and spice cucumber, among other options.

For reservations, call 702.607.2220.

CHEERS TO GOOD FORTUNE THE ATRIUM

The Atrium at The Palazzo Las Vegas, a new retail emporium located on the casino floor, is celebrating Chinese New Year with tastings in their Liquor Library on Feb. 16. From 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., guests will be able to taste spirits from two Japanese distilleries – Fukano and Ohishi.

TRADITIONAL FAN DANCE AND HOLIDAY PROMOTIONS AT GRAND CANAL SHOPPES

Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas will kick off the Lunar New Year festivities on Feb. 16 with the signature fan dance above the waterfall at 4 p.m. During and after the fan dance, more than 250 red envelopes will be distributed to guests. The envelopes will be filled with prizes – from gift cards to chocolate gold coins. Each red envelope will also be bundled with signature store incentives available at participating Grand Canal Shoppes stores and restaurants.

 

About The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Las Vegas:
Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian Las Vegas features all-suite accommodations, exquisite restaurants and world-class entertainment and shopping. Conveniently connected to The Venetian, The Palazzo Las Vegas offers an alluring and elegant resort experience for those seeking a luxurious escape in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. In addition, the campus features more than 2.3 million square feet of meeting and convention space, including the Venetian and Palazzo Congress Center and the famed Sands Expo Convention Center.

The all-suite resorts offer chic accommodations, with standard suites that are nearly double the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room. The Venetian and The Palazzo are home to restaurants from celebrated chefs including Wolfgang Puck, Thomas Keller, Emeril Lagasse, Lorena Garcia and Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro. The resorts also feature a five-acre pool and garden deck, world-class shopping, four theatres, and two casinos. Soaring lobbies and atriums open to exclusive resort amenities, including The Aquatic Club, Grand Canal Shoppes, a flagship Barneys New York, TAO Nightclub, Prestige at The Palazzo, and Canyon Ranch SpaClub.

For more information, visit venetian.com or palazzo.com. The Palazzo Las Vegas and The Venetian Las Vegas are properties of global integrated resorts developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS).

 

 

FASHION SHOW CELEBRATES CHINESE NEW YEAR WITH OPENING CEREMONY, RIBBON CUTTING & LION DANCE

FASHION SHOW CELEBRATES CHINESE NEW YEAR WITH OPENING CEREMONY, RIBBON CUTTING & LION DANCE

On Friday evening (Jan. 27, 2017) Fashion Show welcomed Chinese New Year with a special opening ceremony and ribbon cutting affair. To kick off the celebration, guests were invited to partake on a journey to China and experience cultural performances by the Sichuan Song and Dance Theater Company. Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman began the festivities and welcomed visitors and guests to Las Vegas.

Distinguished dignitaries including Michael Goldsmith (Vice President of International Marketing of LVCVA), Jim Heilmann (Senior General Manager of Fashion Show), and Xiao Xiayong, (Cultural Consul of Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco), along with Mayor Goodman joined together for the ribbon cutting, painting of the eye ceremony, and authentic lion dance to welcome the Year of the Rooster.

Guests were then treated to a runway show from Saks Fifth Ave sporting this year’s best looks in hues of red and gold. To round out the celebration, the lion dance continued on with a ceremonial blessing of the department stores where team members fed the dragon red envelopes to bring good luck for the year.

About Fashion Show
At 2 million square feet, Fashion Show is the largest shopping, dining and entertainment destination on the Las Vegas Strip and one of the largest shopping centers in the USA. Anchored by Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, Macy’s Men’s, Dillard’s, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Nordstrom and Forever 21, Fashion Show houses an eclectic mix of more than 250 retail boutiques and over two dozen restaurants.

Fashion Show is owned and managed by General Growth Properties, Inc., an S&P 500 company focused exclusively on owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping high-quality retail properties throughout the United States. GGP is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol GGP.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Celebrates Chinese New Year

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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Celebrates Chinese New Year With Lucky Cat, Dotting of the Eyes, Distinctive culinary offerings and more

 

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas invites guests to celebrate Chinese New Year and welcome the Year of the Ram with Lucky Cat, an interactive art exhibition based on the fabled cultural icon of good fortune, Dragon Dance and ‘Dotting of the Eyes’ ceremony, festive décor and distinctive cocktails and menus from José Andrés’ China Poblano to commemorate the holiday.

Located in the pop-up space off the Las Vegas Strip, Lucky Cat features a nine-foot tall talisman of good fortune that invites passers-by in with a simple yet powerful smile and upright paw. Designed to reward the curiosity of those who dare to stop and explore, Lucky Cat dispenses a fortune card to all who place their hand on its paw. For a select few, this fortune will function as a golden ticket to a range of experiences at The Cosmopolitan. Visitors can interact with Lucky Cat from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Guests must be 21 years old or older.

To further the celebration, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will hold a traditional ‘Dotting of the Eyes’ ceremony at the East Side entrance off Las Vegas Boulevard on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. During the ceremony, nearly 30 performers will ‘awaken’ a dragon and lions by dotting their eyes with red paint.  Once awakened, the twisting and turning dragon will lead a parade of lions and dancers throughout the casino floor.  The moving celebration will make a stop in front of the High Limit Lounge for a ‘Collecting of the Cabbage’ ceremony.

Chefs José Andrés and Garrison Price honor the Year of the Ram at China Poblano with a festive menu featuring creative takes on Chinese classics and specialty cocktails from Feb. 19 through March 5. In saluting the Chinese influences of the China Poblano concept, the menu will showcase an array of inventive dishes, including Wok Roasted Manila Clams with Chinese sausage, pickled chili, and black bean sauce; Crispy Radish Cake with XO sauce, tiny radish and chili oil; Beef Xiaolongbao with bone marrow, black truffle, and scallion; Mapo Tofu with Oat Noodle with steamed oat noodle, Thai basil, and peanuts; Barbeque Spare Ribs slow braised with charred long beans; and Choy Sum with oyster sauce and black bean crumbs.

China Poblano will offer a selection of crafted cocktails to pair with the dynamic menu offerings. Highlights include the Wool Blanket served with bourbon, cinnamon syrup, fig jam and goat’s milk; Lu Yang (Green Sheep), prepared with bourbon, orange liqueur, green tea, ginger star anise syrup, lemon and green tea air; and Yang Yang with sparkling shochu, cucumber celery juice, lemon and ancho pequin cotton candy. China Poblano will offer a complimentary mini cocktail, Spring Festival, made with melon-infused pisco, aloe vera liqueur, honey syrup and lime, to diners throughout the celebration.

 

ABOUT THE COSMPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS:
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a luxury resort offering a decidedly different perspective. Located at the heart of The Strip, the resort’s uniquely vertical multi-tower design offers spectacular views of the vibrant city. The new 2,995-room resort features oversized residential-style living spaces with expansive, one-of-a-kind private terraces. The Cosmopolitan’s luxurious resort amenities include a 100,000 square foot casino; Sahra Spa & Hammam and Violet Hour Hair Nails Beauty; three unique pool experiences; Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub, a multi-level integrated indoor/outdoor nightclub; 150,000 square feet of state-of-the-art convention and meeting space; 40,000-square foot performance and event space The Chelsea; and modern supper club Rose. Rabbit. Lie. An eclectic line-up of new-to-market retailers include:  AllSaints Spitalfields, CRSVR Sneaker Boutique, DNA2050, EATDRINK, Jason of Beverly Hills, Kidrobot, Molly Brown’s Swimwear, Rent the Runway, Retrospecs & Co, Skins 62 Cosmetics, Stitched and Utique. Signature restaurants include: Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill by restaurateurs Bruce and Eric Bromberg; Comme Ça by Los Angeles Chef David Myers; Estiatorio Milos, by international restaurateur Costas Spiliadis; Holsteins from Block 16 Hospitality; Jaleo and China Poblano restaurants by acclaimed Chef José Andrés; Scarpetta and D.O.C.G. by award-winning Chef Scott Conant; and popular steakhouse STK from The ONE Group; bustling culinary food hall The Wicked Spoon; and The Henry, an all-day dining concept.

 

For more information visit: www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com
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Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Boasts a Picturesque Display Honoring Chinese New Year

Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Boasts a Picturesque Display Honoring Chinese New Year

Vivid Display Heralds the Year of the Yang

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Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens invites guests to celebrate Chinese New Year with a captivating display commemorating the Year of the Yang, now through March 15. Brought to life by 22,000 flowers in vibrant hues of red and gold, the display features an assortment of silk-lantern chandeliers and unique Asian vignettes that incorporate elements of Chinese design.

In Chinese and other Asian cultures, the upcoming new year is the celebration of the Year of the Yang which simultaneously honors the Goat, Sheep and Ram. Paying homage to the different forms of the Yang, the Conservatory will recognize the Goat while the Ram will be honored elsewhere around the resort.

To honor the Goat, the centerpiece of the Conservatory is a 14-foot-tall grassy mountain. A family of five animated goats stands proudly on the mountaintop, turning their heads to observe the gardens below. An Asian home with jade doorknobs peeks out from the mountainside into which it is built. Nearby, water cascades off the mountain into a pond surrounded by citrus trees, bromeliads and cyclamen. Bringing luck to the Conservatory’s visitors, the West Garden’s front fence is lined with I-Ching coins while a pair of oversized pots topped with incense diffusers are positioned around the mountainside.

In the East Garden, a 12-foot-tall lantern sits atop a pond that holds 21,000 gallons of water, live Koi fish and four bonsai trees perched atop pedestals. Additional illuminated lanterns sit in the corners of the garden, casting a soft red glow on the yellow chrysanthemums and red bromeliads below.

Beneath a moongate wall in the South Garden, three Chinese children, with clothes adorned with 1,000 hand-cut flowers each, dance around a pond surrounded by bamboo and trees brimming with lanterns. Every evening from 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., the Las Vegas-based Beijing Trio performs traditional folk and pop music with authentic Chinese instruments.

A Chinese pavilion serves as the focal point of the North Bed where three Chinese children play at the end of a brick bridge that connects the pavilion to the lush garden of overflowing bromeliads, red cyclamen and chrysanthemums.

The Chinese New Year exhibit is complimentary and open to the public seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

Chinese New Year Exhibit Fast Facts:
Display dates:
Now through March 15

Total flowers on display:
22,000
5,000 stem-cut flowers were used for the Chinese children

Total trees and shrubs on display:
660

Hanging Chinese Lantern Chandeliers
Diameter – 10-12 feet
Height – 10-12 feet

Chinese Lantern (Center of Pond)
Height – 12 feet
Width – 8 feet

Goat Mountain
Height – 14 feet
Length – 35 feet
Width – 20 feet

Koi Pond
21,000 gallons of water

The Venetian And The Palazzo Celebrate The Year Of The Goat With Chinese New Year Activities And New Art Installation

PALAZZO

THE VENETIAN® AND THE PALAZZO® CELEBRATE
THE YEAR OF THE GOAT WITH CHINESE NEW YEAR
ACTIVITIES
AND NEW ART INSTALLATION

 

To commemorate Chinese New Year 2015, The Venetian and The Palazzo are celebrating the Year of the Goat in a number of extravagant ways. Through March 8, guests will be greeted with opulent art and décor, restaurant offerings, and incentive cards. A ceremonial lion dance will officially kick off Chinese New Year 2015 on Feb. 19, at 3:00 p.m.

 

EYE CEREMONY AND LION DANCE KICK OFF ON FEB. 19

A highlight of Chinese New Year celebrations, the lion dance, is said to bring good luck and prosperity for the new year. On Thursday, Feb. 19, at 3:00 p.m., a ceremonial lion dance will begin with an eye ceremony at The Venetian porte cochere. The dance will wind its way through The Venetian lobby and casino before stopping in The Palazzo Waterfall Atrium, then finding its way through The Palazzo casino, lobby, and ending at The Palazzo porte cochere. This exciting event features firecrackers, and a parade of dancers and drummers dressed in authentic clothing.

 

THE PALAZZO’S WATERFALL ATRIUM FEATURES MASSIVE ART INSTALLATION

To commemorate the Year of the Goat, the resort’s floral and horticulture department worked with a team of artisans and consulted with a Feng Shui master to produce the massive Chinese New Year art installation.  Because the Year of the Goat also celebrates sheep and ram, the art display features three unique, hand-sculpted, life-size rams, each created by a Las Vegas artisan, and eight sheep adorned with fleece of fresh carnations.

“Chinese New Year is a special event to our guests. Constructing and designing something that is authentic was important,” said Dana Beatty, director of floral and horticulture for The Venetian and The Palazzo. “We worked with a Feng Shui master to ensure our installation brings luck to the resort and our visitors.”

Fifty-eight traditional I Ching coins, representing fortune and wealth, sit among the mountain of the main art installation. Guests will also find I Ching coins around the Lalique statues of The Palazzo lobby. The Chinese symbols on the coins read, “may your happiness be according to your wishes,” and the reverse of the coin reads, “live as long as the tortoise and the crane.” According to custom, it is suggested that guests walk clockwise around the feature display three times to bring blessings of heaven, earth, and mankind upon them, Beatty said.

Eight bamboo trees and 28 tangerine trees are part of the 2,400 plants and flowers that are used in the installation, which also includes:

  • Phalaenopsis orchids
  • Cymbidium orchids
  • Kalanchoe
  • Hyacinth
  • Suspended from the Atrium ceilings are six-feet-tall hand-loomed brocade silk and jade gold and red lanterns, which provide wishes for life to always be bright.

GET MOVING WITH HONG KONG’S TOP SELLING ARTIST G.E.M. (邓紫棋)

TANG Tsz-Kei, better known by her stage name G.E.M. (short for “Get Everybody Moving”), is a Hong Kong singer-songwriter, dancer, musician, and actress. To celebrate Chinese New Year, G.E.M. will be performing in The Venetian Ballroom on Feb. 21, 2015. The unique name symbolizes her dream of inspiring people through her voice and music. G.E.M. is a best-selling female artist in Hong Kong and is widely famous among Chinese audiences around the world. As a pop artist G.E.M.’s music has a wide spectrum of influences from soul, R&B, classical to rock. TANG Tsz-Kei plays not only piano but also drums and guitar.

Representing Hong Kong, G.E.M was one of seven contestants to compete in the popular Chinese talent show, “I Am a Singer.” Every week more than 200 million viewers tuned in and G.E.M.’s performances were highly anticipated. She gained millions of followers on social media and has been touring the world since.
Tickets can be purchased online, at any Venetian or Palazzo Box office, or by calling 866-641-7469.

 

CELEBRATE CHINESE NEW YEAR WITH A FEAST FIT FOR AN EMPEROR

Chef Simon To of The Palazzo’s Zine Noodles Dim Sum has created a special limited-time menu to celebrate Chinese New Year.

Guests will find a variety of authentic dishes on the special menu including Chef Simon’s Crispy Chicken; Firecracker Manila Clams, infused with Chinese white wine, fish paste, and spicy roasted pepper; and Winner’s Daily Soup, which is a must-have for all casino players.

The Palazzo’s Fusion Bar will offer the Peach Blossom cocktail. The Peach Blossom cocktail, served in a martini glass, mixes peach vodka, peach and lemon puree and a ginger-flavored liqueur. It is garnished with bamboo speared candied ginger. The Peach Blossom cocktail is only available at The Fusion Bar in The Palazzo throughout Chinese New Year.

 

Share Your Venetian and Palazzo Chinese New Year Experience

Hashtag: #CNY2015

Twitter Accounts: @PalazzoVegas, @VenetianVegas

 

Giant Illuminated Dragon Debuts at The Forum Shops at Caesars for Chinese New Year

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GIANT ILLUMINATED DRAGON AT THE FORUM SHOPS
AT CAESARS HERALDS THE UPCOMING CHINESE NEW YEAR

A legendary creature in Chinese mythology and folklore, the dragon is a traditional symbol of power, strength, and good luck. The Forum Shops at Caesars is sharing this fabled creature in a big way by welcoming a 22-ft. long, 6-ft. wide and 12-ft. high dragon to the world-renowned retail destination.

Displayed on the Fortuna Terrace near the entrance to The Forum Shops from Caesars Palace casino for the public to enjoy, the massive 950-lb steel-framed dragon is covered in 30,000 red and amber LED lights, many of which flicker, giving the mythical beast a vibrant look and dynamic feel.

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Created by the imaginative design team of Studio Artefact for The Forum Shops, the dazzling dragon sits upon a lush red carpet surrounded by hand-painted wood pillars, gold fencing and red velvet ropes.

While the Chinese New Year begins on February 19, 2015 and it is the Year of the Sheep, the traditional Chinese dragon will be on display at The Forum Shops beginning in January and throughout the Chinese New Year celebratory season.

To further mark Chinese New Year, The Forum Shops at Caesars will again welcome students from the Meadows School, who will perform the traditional dragon parade throughout The Forum Shops at Caesars on Thursday, Feb. 19 beginning at 10 a.m. The cast of singers and dancers includes 120 Meadows students – 60 from kindergarten and 60 from fifth grade plus the school’s very special guest, founder and Mayor of Las Vegas Carolyn Goodman.

The Year of the Sheep is considered an auspicious year that brings luck and good things. This marks the 19th consecutive year The Meadows School has performed at The Forum Shops for this annual celebration.

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Photo credit: Jim Decker

Photos/Recap: Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant Welcomes Chinese New Year with Traditional Lion Dance – Friday, January 31

 Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant, the celebrated two-level dining destination inside MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, welcomed the Year of the Horse by kicking off its Chinese New Year celebration with a traditional lion dance for guests to enjoy. From the pounding of drums to the stirring of chants, the festive vibrations filled the highly-acclaimed culinary mecca like thunder. The clashing tone of cymbals resounded throughout the venue as the lion troupe made their way through the intimate latticed woodwork cages of Hakkasan’s 20,000 square feet of space, offering symbolic expressions of luck, fortune, wisdom and joy.

As the lion troupe meandered through the narrow walkways of the modern Cantonese hot spot, guests were given a red envelope that included a $2 bill to drop into the mouth of the lion, a Chinese tradition believed to bring good luck and fortune. Onlookers were eager to catch a glimpse of the playful performance as many migrated from their seats to take pictures of the charismatic figure and join in on the colorful parade.

To continue in the celebration, Hakkasan is offering a specialty Chinese New Year menu, along with its traditional a la carte offerings, now through Sunday, Feb. 9. Michelin-starred Chef Ho Chee Boon, who is responsible for producing Hakkasan’s finest signature dishes has created a selection of specialty items that includes Honey beef short ribs with bell peppers, Stir-fry Chilean sea bass in sanpei sauce, Deep-fry seafood with pine nuts and many more.

For this limited time, guests who order the house made macaron selection will receive a signature red macaron depicting the Chinese character for the Year of the Horse, filled with a delicate mandarin ganache and mandarin pâte de fruit. Additionally, patrons can finish their meal with a decadent dessert tasting of handmade petits fours to match the good fortune of the year, highlighting the taste, texture and colors associated with the holiday. 

For more information on how to experience Chinese New Year at Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant, visit www.hakkasan.com/lasvegas or call 702.891.7888.

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Photo credit: Brenton Ho

Ring in the Year of the Horse February 3 with a Chinese Lion Dance at ARIA Resort & Casino

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RING IN THE YEAR OF THE HORSE FEBRUARY 3
WITH A DYNAMIC CHINESE LION DANCE AT ARIA RESORT & CASINO

 ARIA Resort & Casino

WHAT: ARIA Resort & Casino celebrates Chinese New Year 2014, the Year of the Horse, with a traditional Chinese lion dance performed by Yau Kung Moon. The dance will begin at the resort’s main porte cochere Monday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m.

 

 Yau Kung Moon, which translates to “Style of Flexible Power,” is one of the world’s most-respected martial arts, dragon and lion dance organizations. They will perform the Chinese lion dances in a traditional Southern Shaolin Kung Fu system, a collection of martial arts with more than 1,000 years of history.

 

WHEN:             Monday, Feb. 3 
                         6:30 p.m. – lion dance begins

 

WHERE:           ARIA Resort & Casino
                         Porte Cochere/Main Valet
                         3730 Las Vegas Boulevard South

 

FOLLOW:       @AriaLV (Twitter)
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HAKKASAN LAS VEGAS RESTAURANT CELEBRATES CHINESE NEW YEAR WITH FESTIVE DINING EXPERIENCE

HAKKASAN LAS VEGAS

HAKKASAN LAS VEGAS RESTAURANT CELEBRATES CHINESE NEW YEAR WITH FESTIVE DINING EXPERIENCE

 

Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant, the celebrated two-level dining destination inside MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, is the perfect location to gather with friends and loved ones to celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year. This highly-acclaimed culinary mecca, known for its modern Cantonese cuisine, will present a special menu starting Wednesday, Jan. 29.

To welcome the start to the Chinese calendar, Hakkasan will feature entertainment to highlight the New Year. Believed to bring good luck and fortune, the lion dance will be at the epicenter of the restaurant’s celebration, being performed spontaneously on the first day, Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 of the restaurant’s Chinese New Year celebration. Lion troupes will make their way through the intimate latticed woodwork cages of Hakkasan’s 20,000 square feet of space, offering symbolic expressions of luck, fortune, wisdom and joy.

In addition to Hakkasan’s traditional menu offerings, guests will be able to dine on the most unique culinary creations in the city to ring in this customary Chinese holiday. Michelin-starred Chef Ho Chee Boon, who is responsible for producing Hakkasan’s finest signature dishes will create an exclusive specialty menu including Honey veal chop with bell peppers, Stir-fry Chilean sea bass in sanpei sauce, Deep-fry seafood with pine nuts and many more. Additionally, guests can finish their meal with a decadent dessert tasting of handmade petits fours to match the good fortune of the Year of the Horse, highlighting the taste, texture and colors associated with the holiday.

For more information on how to experience Chinese New Year at Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant, visit www.hakkasan.com/lasvegas or call 702.891.7888.

 

About MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
MGM Grand, a AAA Four Diamond resort, provides the ultimate Vegas experience.  A variety of newly remodeled luxurious suites and standard accommodations serve every need while guests discover signature dining by celebrity chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Michael Mina’s PUB 1842, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill and AAA Five Diamond and Michelin three star restaurant, Joël Robuchon; world-class entertainment at the Grand Garden Arena; the astonishing KÀ by Cirque du Soleil; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub, a new fine dining/nightlife concept; a pampering spa and salon; and an elaborate 380,000-square-foot, non-smoking conference center. MGM Grand is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit www.mgmgrand.comor call toll free at (877) 880-0880 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

VENETIAN® AND THE PALAZZO® CELEBRATE CHINESE NEW YEAR WITH NEW SHOW, FESTIVE ATTRACTIONS AND DECOR

The Venetian

VENETIAN® AND THE PALAZZO®
CELEBRATE CHINESE NEW YEAR WITH NEW SHOW, FESTIVE ATTRACTIONS AND DECOR


WHAT:
The Venetian and The Palazzo are celebrating Chinese New Year and the Year of the Horse with a new stage spectacle, festive celebrations and décor throughout the award-winning properties.

CHINESE NEW YEAR DRAGON DANCE:

The Venetian and The Palazzo kick-off the Year of the Horse with a ceremonial dragon dance complete with firecrackers and eye painting ceremony. The colorful event will feature a parade of dancers and drummers dressed in authentic costumes as they make their way throughout the properties.
The kick-off Dragon Dance takes place on Friday Jan. 31 at 3pm. The ceremonial dragon dance will begin with an eye painting ceremony at The Venetian porte cochere, making its way through the casino to The Waterfall Atrium & Gardens of The Palazzo, and continues through The Palazzo.

CHINESE NEW YEAR ART INSTALLATION:

To commemorate the Year of the Horse, the resort’s floral and horticulture department worked with a team of artisans, and consulted with a Feng Shui master, to produce the massive “Year of the Horse” art installation. Guests are invited to visit the captivating beauty this display in The Waterfall Atrium & Gardens of The Palazzo.
This year’s Year of the Horse art instillation features:
• 8 unique hand-sculpted and hand-painted horses
• 1 sculpted lamb (The Horse’s secret friend)
• The primary horse stands at 16-feet high once installed in the fountain
• 4 horses are at 8-feet high
• 2 horses will be in the raised gardens
• 2 horses will appear to be walking through water
• 2 horses are rearing and are at 18-feet tall
• 1 horse is a foal and is 48-inches high.
Year of the Horse art installation will run through Feb. 16

PANDA! AT THE PALAZZO THEATRE:

PANDA!, an unprecedented theatrical spectacular, is the featured production for CHINESE NEW YEAR at The Venetian and The Palazzo. The new resident show, from acclaimed director An Zhao, is direct from Beijing, where it was produced by a team whose impressive credits include the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

The hold-on-to-your-seat spectacle combines high-flying acrobatics, mesmerizing martial arts, music and dance, and includes a talented cast of award-winning performers from China National Acrobatic Troupe and Shaolin Monastery Kung Fu Monks Troupe.

A new spin on a timeless tale, this one-of-a-kind production artfully mixes traditional Chinese themes with unprecedented theatrical effects, making it the most high-tech production on the Las Vegas Strip.

PANDA! will perform Tuesday through Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at The Palazzo Theater. For up-to-date schedule information, including dark dates, or to purchase tickets ($48-$128) visit any Venetian or Palazzo Box Office, or go online to www.venetian.com/panda, or call 702.414.9000.

CHINESE NEW YEAR AT GRAND CANAL SHOPPES AT THE VENETIAN AND THE PALAZZO:

Free Gift for UnionPay Cardholders:
Beginning Jan. 22 through mid-February, UnionPay will promote to their cardholders to visit the Grand Canal Shoppes Redemption Area and present their card to receive a complimentary red gift bag with a small gift, Premier Passport book and Chinese directory. Limit one gift per person. One UnionPay card must be presented for each gift. Cardholder must be present to claim the gift. Valid while supplies last.

Gift With Purchase for UnionPay Cardholders:
Beginning Jan. 22 through mid-February cardholders who purchase $1,000+ on their UnionPay card at Grand Canal Shoppes stores and restaurants, will receive a Lucky Draw red envelope containing either a $25, $50 or $100 Grand Canal Shoppes gift card. Limit one lucky draw per person per day. UnionPay card and receipts must be presented. Cardholder must be present to draw the red envelope. Valid while supplies last.

Special Chinese New Year Offers by Retails at Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Palazzo
The following offers will be valid from January 22 – February 28, 2014. Look for a special rack card listing the exclusive offers at the Chinese New Year guest services podium (next to Barney’s New York at the end of the Grand Canal.) Offers subject to change.

Andrew’s Ties – Purchase three ties for $120

Bellusso Jewelers – Complimentary shipping within the U.S. Please present rack card at time of purchase.

Billionaire Italian Couture – Enjoy $100 off for every $600 you spend. Las Vegas store only. May not be combined with other offers, promotions or discounts.

Brighton – Receive a complimentary bottled water when you visit our Brighton store in the Grand Canal Shoppes.

Burberry – Purchase $2000 or more and receive an exclusive Burberry fragrance. Offer valid at Grand Canal Shoppes location only.

Canali – 10% off purchase of $500 or more

Cache – $25 off $125 or more, $50 off $200 or more, $75 off $300 or more, $100 off $400 or more. * Offer Code *X408733. Exclusions apply. See store for details.

Ca d’oro – Receive 15% off of any purchase of $1500 or more. Excluding Wellendorff.

Canyon Beachwear – Save $25 on any purchase over $100. Limit one per customer at Las Vegas location only.

Chloe – Receive a gift with purchase of 2 pieces or more ($1500 minimum)

Coach – Enjoy 10% off your entire purchase. Offer valid at Grand Canal Shoppes location only.

DaVinci Fine Jewelers – Enjoy up to 75% off jewelry plus receive a FREE GIFT with every purchase.

Dior Beauty – With your $150 purchase, you will receive a token of appreciation for your time with Dior.

Dooney & Bourke – Select red accessories offered at 50% off retail price. Promotion not to be combined with any other offer.

Double Helix Wine Boutique – 15% off your purchase of any bottle of wine in our boutique. Offer valid in boutique only.

Fendi – Receive Fendi’s latest fragrance, L’Acquarossa, with any purchase. One per customer. While supplies last.

Guerlain – Receive a Guerlain exclusive gift with $200 purchase. While supplies last.

Horologio – Complimentary shipping within the U.S.

Knuttel Gallery – Receive a free tea set for one with a purchase of $500 or more.

Links of London – Receive 15% off your purchase of $100 or more.

Montblanc – Red envelope drawing for a special gift with any purchase of $200 or more. Guests using UnionPay to purchase $1000 or more will also receive a complimentary business card holder.

Mezlan – Enjoy 20% off any purchase of $500 or more on regular price merchandise. Some exclusions apply.

Pandora – PANDORA offers several charms that are ideal for Chinese New Year and the Year of the Horse, including a silver Horse Charm, a silver and enamel Lucky Cat Charm, a silver Double Happiness Dangle, and a 14K Gold Chinese New Year Fortune Bag!

Piaget – Receive a beautiful Piaget book by Assouline with any boutique purchase.

Rockhouse – Receive 15% off your dining bill.

Rotella Gallery – Rotella Gallery will provide $100 off shipping for purchase of either an Open or Limited Edition Image purchased in our Las Vegas Gallery.

Shemoni Jewelry – Enjoy 55% off all sterling silver jewelry. Code #2010

WHERE:
The Venetian Las Vegas, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd South
The Palazzo Las Vegas, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd South
Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Palazzo

Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Celebrate Chinese New Year

Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Celebrate Chinese New Year

Vibrant Display Welcomes Year of the Horse Through March 1

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Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens invites guests to celebrate the Year of the Horse during Chinese New Year with a festive sanctuary boasting rich cultural meaning and honoring the stallion symbolizing happiness and luck through March 1.

Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens invites guests to celebrate the Year of the Horse during Chinese New Year with a festive sanctuary boasting rich cultural meaning and honoring the stallion symbolizing happiness and luck through March 1.

The design of the Conservatory’s tranquil temple is guided by the ancient practice of Feng Shui – the art of using surroundings to attract harmony, balance and positive life energy. Each garden within the Chinese New Year display incorporates water, ensuring a positive flow of energy; and the three friends of winter – pine, bamboo and plum, symbolizing perseverance, integrity and modesty, respectively. Clusters of red silk lanterns and red firecrackers, believed to ward off evil as they represent happiness and prosperity, hang dramatically from the Conservatory’s ceiling.

The display’s bold centerpiece features seven life-size horses on a lush three-tier mountain while a majestic gold stallion rears at the mountaintop; the total number of eight represents good fortune. Cascading waterfalls drift down the mountain into a tranquil pond filled with more than 150 Koi fish while two giant red lanterns illuminate the sky overhead.

At the Conservatory’s entrance, an 18-foot-tall custom-made Chinese money tree symbolizes good fortune and nobility. The lucky tree flourishes with 384 oversized gold-leafed coins on its branches as mounds of I-Ching coins, a traditional Chinese symbol for money, surround its base. At the garden’s corners, four ding pots, ancestral vessels that protect against bad fortune, burn incense from their peaks for good luck.

A zig-zag bridge extends from both sides of the Chinese-style pavilion in the North Garden, providing a difficult route for negative energy and bad spirits. “Lucky” children, each embellished with 1,800 multicolored flowers including carnations, spider mums and Fuji mums, bring life to the display as they play near the peaceful pavilion. In the South Garden, three floral children frolic throughout the luminous Bromeliads.

This garden provides a serene stage for the Las Vegas-based Beijing Trio to perform traditional folk and pop music with authentic Chinese instruments from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m., nightly. The musicians arrive to the stage through an ancient moon gate, serving as an inviting entrance into the Lunar New Year celebrations.

Legend has it that Buddha asked all the animals to meet him on Chinese New Year. Twelve came. The seventh animal in the Asian zodiac is the headstrong horse. Those born in the Year of the Horse tend to be energetic, good with money and very fond of travel.

On view through March 1, the Chinese New Year exhibit within Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is complimentary to the public and open seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

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Gold Coast Kicks Off Chinese New Year with Dragon Dance Parade

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Gold Coast Kicks Off Chinese New Year with Dragon Dance Parade

The Gold Coast Hotel and Casino will celebrate Chinese New Year with a flourish on February 5, hosting the annual Dragon Dance celebration at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. on the casino floor.

Guests of all ages are invited to welcome the Year of the Horse by experiencing this authentic cultural celebration, performed by the Lohan School of Shaolin.

“The Dragon Dance parade is a culturally rich presentation, one that’s memorable and exciting for guests young and old,” said Kerrie Burke, Vice President and General Manager of the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino.

The Dragon Dance parade will include several dragons, a percussion procession and characters that will make several stops throughout the parade to pull ceremonial lettuce from the ceiling and toss the leaves to spectators. Being hit by a piece of lettuce during a Dragon Dance parade is considered particularly lucky. In accordance with Chinese traditions, there will be tangerine trees lining the table games pit, candy hanging from trees throughout the casino and banners displaying the Year of the Horse. Gold Coast kicks off the Chinese New Year beginning January 31, when the property will be decorated in traditional Chinese-themed favors including the tangerine trees.

The celebration continues into the weekend for guests 21 years of age and older, as the Lucky Money Hot Seat promotion runs from February 7–9, 24 hours a day. This hot seat-style drawing allows over 88 winners per day to select a traditional red envelope containing anything from $25–$1000 approximately every fifteen minutes. $8,800 will be given away each day.

Guests can further their Chinese New Year experience with authentic Chinese cuisine at Ping Pang Pong and the Noodle Exchange. Voted the “Best Asian Restaurant in Las Vegas,” six times by readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Ping Pang Pong offers a wide variety of authentic traditional Chinese dishes, while the quick and convenient Noodle Exchange will offer its house specialty, mini hot pots.

The Gold Coast Hotel and Casino has presented the Dragon Dance for Chinese New Year for more than ten years. For more information on the Chinese New Year celebration, please visit http://www.goldcoastcasino.com/

About Gold Coast Hotel and Casino
Gold Coast Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Located at 4000 W. Flamingo Road, Gold Coast offers a 400-seat showroom, a race and sports book, five restaurants, 70-lane bowling center, a bingo parlor and keno lounge. The property has over 700 guest rooms and an 87,000-square foot casino with 50 table games including Blackjack-21, Roulette, Baccarat, Craps and Pai Gow. Guests will also find more than 2,000 slot and video poker machines. For further information, visit www.goldcoastcasino.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/goldcoastcasino), and Twitter (@goldcoastcasino). Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, New Jersey, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.

VENETIAN® AND THE PALAZZO® CELEBRATE CHINESE NEW YEAR WITH NEW SHOW, FESTIVE ATTRACTIONS AND DECOR

The Venetian

VENETIAN® AND THE PALAZZO® CELEBRATE CHINESE NEW YEAR WITH NEW SHOW, FESTIVE ATTRACTIONS AND DECOR

WHAT:
The Venetian and The Palazzo are celebrating Chinese New Year and the Year of the Horse with a new stage spectacle, festive celebrations and décor throughout the award-winning properties.

CHINESE NEW YEAR DRAGON DANCE:

The Venetian and The Palazzo kick-off the Year of the Horse with a ceremonial dragon dance complete with firecrackers and eye painting ceremony. The colorful event will feature a parade of dancers and drummers dressed in authentic costumes as they make their way throughout the properties.
The kick-off Dragon Dance takes place on Friday Jan. 31 at 3pm. The ceremonial dragon dance will begin with an eye painting ceremony at The Venetian porte cochere, making its way through the casino to The Waterfall Atrium & Gardens of The Palazzo, and continues through The Palazzo.

CHINESE NEW YEAR ART INSTALLATION:

To commemorate the Year of the Horse, the resort’s floral and horticulture department worked with a team of artisans, and consulted with a Feng Shui master, to produce the massive “Year of the Horse” art installation. Guests are invited to visit the captivating beauty this display in The Waterfall Atrium & Gardens of The Palazzo.
This year’s Year of the Horse art instillation features:

• 8 unique hand-sculpted and hand-painted horses
• 1 sculpted lamb (The Horse’s secret friend)
• The primary horse stands at 16-feet high once installed in the fountain
• 4 horses are at 8-feet high
• 2 horses will be in the raised gardens
• 2 horses will appear to be walking through water
• 2 horses are rearing and are at 18-feet tall
• 1 horse is a foal and is 48-inches high.
Year of the Horse art installation will run through Feb. 16

PANDA! AT THE PALAZZO THEATRE:

PANDA!, an unprecedented theatrical spectacular, is the featured production for CHINESE NEW YEAR at The Venetian and The Palazzo. The new resident show, from acclaimed director An Zhao, is direct from Beijing, where it was produced by a team whose impressive credits include the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

The hold-on-to-your-seat spectacle combines high-flying acrobatics, mesmerizing martial arts, music and dance, and includes a talented cast of award-winning performers from China National Acrobatic Troupe and Shaolin Monastery Kung Fu Monks Troupe.

A new spin on a timeless tale, this one-of-a-kind production artfully mixes traditional Chinese themes with unprecedented theatrical effects, making it the most high-tech production on the Las Vegas Strip.

PANDA! will perform Tuesday through Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at The Palazzo Theater. For up-to-date schedule information, including dark dates, or to purchase tickets ($48-$128) visit any Venetian or Palazzo Box Office, or go online to www.venetian.com/panda, or call 702.414.9000.

CHINESE NEW YEAR AT GRAND CANAL SHOPPES AT THE VENETIAN AND THE PALAZZO:

Free Gift for UnionPay Cardholders:
Beginning Jan. 22 through mid-February, UnionPay will promote to their cardholders to visit the Grand Canal Shoppes Redemption Area and present their card to receive a complimentary red gift bag with a small gift, Premier Passport book and Chinese directory. Limit one gift per person. One UnionPay card must be presented for each gift. Cardholder must be present to claim the gift. Valid while supplies last.

Gift With Purchase for UnionPay Cardholders:
Beginning Jan. 22 through mid-February cardholders who purchase $1,000+ on their UnionPay card at Grand Canal Shoppes stores and restaurants, will receive a Lucky Draw red envelope containing either a $25, $50 or $100 Grand Canal Shoppes gift card. Limit one lucky draw per person per day. UnionPay card and receipts must be presented. Cardholder must be present to draw the red envelope. Valid while supplies last.

Special Chinese New Year Offers by Retails at Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Palazzo
The following offers will be valid from January 22 – February 28, 2014. Look for a special rack card listing the exclusive offers at the Chinese New Year guest services podium (next to Barney’s New York at the end of the Grand Canal.) Offers subject to change.

Andrew’s Ties – Purchase three ties for $120

Bellusso Jewelers – Complimentary shipping within the U.S. Please present rack card at time of purchase.

Billionaire Italian Couture – Enjoy $100 off for every $600 you spend. Las Vegas store only. May not be combined with other offers, promotions or discounts.

Brighton – Receive a complimentary bottled water when you visit our Brighton store in the Grand Canal Shoppes.

Burberry – Purchase $2000 or more and receive an exclusive Burberry fragrance. Offer valid at Grand Canal Shoppes location only.

Canali – 10% off purchase of $500 or more

Cache – $25 off $125 or more, $50 off $200 or more, $75 off $300 or more, $100 off $400 or more. * Offer Code *X408733. Exclusions apply. See store for details.

Ca d’oro – Receive 15% off of any purchase of $1500 or more. Excluding Wellendorff.

Canyon Beachwear – Save $25 on any purchase over $100. Limit one per customer at Las Vegas location only.

Chloe – Receive a gift with purchase of 2 pieces or more ($1500 minimum)

Coach – Enjoy 10% off your entire purchase. Offer valid at Grand Canal Shoppes location only.

DaVinci Fine Jewelers – Enjoy up to 75% off jewelry plus receive a FREE GIFT with every purchase.

Dior Beauty – With your $150 purchase, you will receive a token of appreciation for your time with Dior.

Dooney & Bourke – Select red accessories offered at 50% off retail price. Promotion not to be combined with any other offer.

Double Helix Wine Boutique – 15% off your purchase of any bottle of wine in our boutique. Offer valid in boutique only.

Fendi – Receive Fendi’s latest fragrance, L’Acquarossa, with any purchase. One per customer. While supplies last.

Guerlain – Receive a Guerlain exclusive gift with $200 purchase. While supplies last.

Horologio – Complimentary shipping within the U.S.

Knuttel Gallery – Receive a free tea set for one with a purchase of $500 or more.

Links of London – Receive 15% off your purchase of $100 or more.

Montblanc – Red envelope drawing for a special gift with any purchase of $200 or more. Guests using UnionPay to purchase $1000 or more will also receive a complimentary business card holder.

Mezlan – Enjoy 20% off any purchase of $500 or more on regular price merchandise. Some exclusions apply.

Pandora – PANDORA offers several charms that are ideal for Chinese New Year and the Year of the Horse, including a silver Horse Charm, a silver and enamel Lucky Cat Charm, a silver Double Happiness Dangle, and a 14K Gold Chinese New Year Fortune Bag!

Piaget – Receive a beautiful Piaget book by Assouline with any boutique purchase.

Rockhouse – Receive 15% off your dining bill.

Rotella Gallery – Rotella Gallery will provide $100 off shipping for purchase of either an Open or Limited Edition Image purchased in our Las Vegas Gallery.

Shemoni Jewelry – Enjoy 55% off all sterling silver jewelry. Code #2010

WHERE:
The Venetian Las Vegas, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd South
The Palazzo Las Vegas, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd South
Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Palazzo

About The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Las Vegas
The LEED EB Gold®-certified Venetian Las Vegas, 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 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.

The Silver LEED®-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,” 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 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 Buddy V’s by “The Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro, Carnevino by Mario Batali, CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse.

Grand Canal Shoppes® at The Venetian and 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, and Diane von Furstenberg.

Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian features an indoor streets cape complete with gondolas and singing gondoliers, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, world-class gaming, exquisite restaurants, a wide variety of entertainment such as “Soul2Soul with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill;” the party musical “ROCK OF AGES;” “PANDA!,” an unprecedented theatrical spectacle; showroom headliners including Human Nature, 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 premier loyalty program. The Palazzo and The Venetian Las Vegas are the first ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group global portfolio.

For additional information, visit venetian.com or palazzolasvegas.com , follow on Twitter @venetianvegas @palazzovegas and interact on Facebook.

Third Annual Chinese New Year in the Desert Festival to be Held at Fremont Street Experience

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Golden Catalyst

Third Annual Chinese New Year in the Desert Festival to be Held at Fremont Street Experience 

Celebrate the Year of the Horse in Downtown Las Vegas Feb. 7-9, 2014

 

Fremont Street Experience, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and Golden Catalyst invite the public to celebrate the Year of the Horse during the third annual Chinese New Year in the Desert festival. Ring in the Chinese New Year with a three-day festival taking place in Downtown Las Vegas Feb. 7 – 9, 2014. Chinese New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays and is known as “Spring Festival” in China, “Tet New Year” in Vietnamese and “Seol-lal” in Korea.

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman will kick-off the festivities during the opening ceremonies which will feature The Desert Winds, a premiere contemporary wind ensemble of more than fifty professional woodwind, brass, and percussionists and a live authentic dragon dance by the Las Vegas Lohan School of Shaolin. Throughout the weekend guests will also experience live International Cultural Performances; taste authentic dishes from around the world in the International Vendor Village; enjoy live concerts by Victoria Zhong Wei, Henry Chuc, Kevin Khoa, Gloria Papin, and the Society of Seven during the DragonFest concert series; join Dr. Teddy Sim, Jaqueline Andrea, and the Las Vegas Zumba® Crew as they attempt to make history by breaking the Guinness World Record for the Largest Zumba® Class; view stunning parade floats in the McDonald’s Las Vegas Spring Festival Parade; and along with students from Clark County School District, guests are also invited to create their own lantern to display on Fremont Street Experience to commemorate the Lunar Lantern Festival.

“Fremont Street Experience is proud to have hosted the Chinese New Year in the Desert festival since it began two years ago,” said Jeff Victor, president of Fremont Street Experience. “Now in its third year, the festival has become an important tradition here in Downtown Las Vegas. We invite everyone to join us once again as we continue to honor this important holiday with a three day celebration to usher in the Year of the Horse.”

“Las Vegas is very pleased to usher in the Year of the Horse with an assortment of cultural amenities, attractions and celebrations,” said Michael Goldsmith, Vice President of International Sales for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. “China is an important market for the destination as it is our number one source of international travel from Asia.”

“Our mission is to host the largest Chinese New Year celebration in the U.S. to Las Vegas,” said Jan-Ie Low of Golden Catalyst. “We are doing it by uniting our community at all levels: locally, nationally, and internationally. To top it off, we are creating economic value in the form of tourism, sales, and jobs for all involved.”

Opening Ceremonies – Friday, Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m. on the 3rd Street Stage
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman will help kick-off the New Year by participating in the Opening Ceremonies and ribbon cutting on Friday, Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m. on the 3rd Street Stage (next to the D, Four Queens and Fremont). The New Year will be greeted with a performance from wind ensemble The Desert Winds and a live authentic dragon dance by Las Vegas Lohan School of Shaolin complete with virtual firecrackers on Viva Vision (the largest video screen in the world measuring 1,500 feet long and suspended 90 feet above the street), an eye painting ceremony and performers dressed in elaborate costumes.

International Vendor Village and Cultural Performances
Throughout the three-day festival, guests will be taken on a journey around the world as they experience performances from various Asian entertainers on the 3rd Street Stage and visit the International Vendor Village, located on 3rd Street North between Fremont Street and Stewart Avenue, to taste the international flavors from renown food vendors. The International Vendor Village and Cultural Performances will take place on Friday, Feb. 7 from 5-10 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 8 from noon-10 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 9 from noon-9 p.m.

DragonFest Concert Series
Known for providing free nightly entertainment, Fremont Street Experience’s 3rd Street Stage will host a three-day DragonFest concert series featuring free performances with artists from China, Vietnam, Thailand, and the Philippines. Additionally, V.I.P. seating is available for $10 per day or $25 for all three days.

The schedule for the DragonFest concert series is as follows:
*** All events take place on the 3rd Street Stage.

Friday, Feb. 7
8 p.m. – Kevin Khoa
9 p.m. – Henry Chuc

Saturday, Feb. 8
8 p.m. – The Thai Divas
9 p.m. – Victoria Zhong Wei

Sunday, Feb. 9
6:30 p.m. – Isla Vegas Band
7 p.m. – Gloria Papin
8 p.m. – The Society of Seven

Lunar Lantern Festival
To commemorate the Lunar Lantern Festival, which officially ends the Chinese New Year celebrations, primary grade students of Clark County School District will be constructing paper lanterns marked with their “wish” for 2014. The lanterns will then be on display throughout Fremont Street Experience during the Chinese New Year in the Desert festival. Additionally, guests and passersby are invited to stop in at a booth located near the 3rd Street Stage to build their own lantern to display on Fremont Street Experience. The Lunar Lantern Festival is sponsored by St. Jude’s Women’s Auxiliary Group.

Race to the World Zumba® Record
On Saturday, Feb. 8 thousands of Zumba® participants from all over the valley will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Zumba® Class. On-site registration begins at 11 a.m. by the 3rd Street Stage with the Zumbathon taking place from 1-3 p.m.

On-line pre-registration is highly encouraged and can be completed by logging on to http://www.cnyinthedesert.com/events/zumba-world-record/. Packet pick-up will start on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 5 p.m. at the Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino.

McDonald’s Las Vegas Spring Festival Parade
On Sunday, Feb. 9 local businesses, organizations, bands, drill teams, and dance groups will come together to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year during the McDonald’s Las Vegas Spring Festival Parade. Parade participants will showcase their talent and creativity with the most extravagant floats in vibrant colors to commemorate the rich history of the most important holiday of the Asian community. Cox Communications will be broadcasting the Parade. Starting at 11 a.m. at the intersection of Gass Avenue and 4th Street, the McDonald’s Las Vegas Spring Festival Parade will travel up 4th Street through Fremont Street Experience and end at the intersection of 4th Street and Ogden Avenue.

For a detailed entertainment schedule go to www.cnyinthedesert.com. All entertainment (with exception of V.I.P. seating) is free and open to the public.

About Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience, a five-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas features Viva Vision, the world’s largest video screen – 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above the urban pedestrian mall. Viva Vision features nightly spectacular light and sounds shows with 12.5 million LED lights and a 550,000-watt sound system. Fremont Street Experience is a one-of-a-kind venue that includes free nightly concerts and entertainment on three stages. With direct pedestrian access to 8 casinos, more than 60 restaurants and specialty retail kiosks, Fremont Street Experience attracts over 17 million annual visitors. Visit online at www.vegasexperience.com, Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FSE89101  or Twitter: https://twitter.com/FSELV.

The Palazzo To Bring Traditional Lantern Festival To Las Vegas

VENETIAN® AND THE PALAZZO

THE PALAZZO TO BRING TRADITIONAL ‘LANTERN FESTIVAL’ TO LAS VEGAS 

Cultural Festival Celebrates End of Chinese New Year with Party; Promise of Fortune and ‘Everlasting’ Love

The Venetian and The Palazzo announce the first Las Vegas Lantern Festival, celebrating the end of Chinese New Year. Guests will be treated to a whimsical evening of traditions and fun, including promises of good fortune and love to those who attend.  The event, sometimes called “Chinese Moon Festival,” will feature traditional dim sum, Chinese-inspired cocktails, and entertainment.

On Saturday, Feb. 23, from 7 to 9 p.m., the Lantern Festival will take place under 28 majestic lanterns hanging throughout The Palazzo Waterfall Atrium, among a traditional reflecting pool full of oranges. Guests will also be surrounded by the resort’s popular Chinese New Year art installation and décor.

Legend says the Lantern Festival is a time to celebrate and promote positive relationships between families and friends. The festival can also be a time for finding love and a lifelong companion.

“The Lantern Festival is a perfect opportunity for an evening of amazing food, drinks, and entertainment,” said Sebastien Silvestri, vice president of food and beverage at The Venetian and The Palazzo. “We are fortunate to have some of the world’s best restaurants and lounges at the resort, and Chinese New Year is a great time to highlight ZINE and our festive cocktails. Our stunning Waterfall Atrium is a gorgeous space and will make this event unforgettable.”

Throughout the atrium, several dim sum tables will showcase different varieties of the customary Lantern Festival rice balls, provided by the award-winning ZINE restaurant at The Palazzo. Some Asian cultures consume the rice ball in a savory soup as a meal, while others use them as small sweet snacks and desserts. The significance of the rice ball is its circular shape, signifying a never-ending line of family togetherness.

The night will feature four custom cocktails, including the signature Jaina. This cocktail was created by Fusion Latin Mixology Bar mixologists Wendy Verdel-Hodges and Cynthya Halog, who were inspired by a number of exotic ingredients after walking through an Asian market one night. Other signature cocktails include the Beautiful Flower, Sleeping Dragon, and the Sweet Song.

The Beijing Trio will be the featured entertainment of the night. The trio is known for their traditional Chinese music from ancient and folkloric to contemporary.

Tickets, which retail for $48.88, are on sale now at any Venetian | Palazzo box office, online at Venetian.com and Palazzo.com or at the festival.

 

THE PALAZZO WATERFALL ATRIUM FEATURES MASSIVE ART INSTALLATION

To commemorate the Year of the Snake, the resort’s floral and horticulture department worked with a team of 77 artists and artisans from around the world, and consulted with a Feng Shui master, to produce the massive animated art installation.  This colossal structure towers 38 feet above guests as they walk through the Waterfall Atrium, and features a giant peach tree and animated snake.

“Chinese New Year is such a special event to our guests, that constructing and designing something that’s not only authentic, but in grand Las Vegas fashion was important,” said Dana Beatty, director of floral and horticulture for The Venetian and The Palazzo. “We took into account specifics to bring luck in 2013, such as length, color, and gender of the snake, but made it a spectacle our guests will never forget.”

The art installation features Sophie Chow, a whimsical blue snake twisted throughout a giant peach tree. She is 98-feet long, with animated features including blinking eyes, a darting tongue and a head that moves side to side. Her face is intentionally juvenile to pay tribute to the birth of a new year.

Sophie’s home is a giant peach tree that towers over the atrium at 38-feet tall and 28-feet wide. There are 8,800 blossom vines on the tree, adorned with approximately 193,600 flowers. Hung throughout the tree are 28 custom dancing lanterns. Also, traditional I Ching coins, representing an abundance of wealth, sit amidst the snake and Lalique statues of The Palazzo.  According to the Feng Shui master, it is recommended that guests walk clockwise around the tree and snake display three times to bring blessings of Heaven, Earth, and Mankind upon them.

The west garden is complete with rocks, plants and metals, representing earth elements and the east garden embodies water to represent Yin and Yang, the ancient Chinese philosophy of polar opposites being interconnected and interdependent.

The gardens and entrances to both resorts are adorned with fresh bamboo, citrus trees, Coleus, maidenhair ferns, and peachy pink Calandivas to accent the color of the feature tree. Suspended from the atrium ceilings are six foot, hand-loomed brocade silk and jade gold and red lanterns, which signify the lives of those around them to always be bright.

CELEBRATE CHINESE NEW YEAR WITH A FEAST FIT FOR AN EMPEROR

Chef Simon To of ZINE Noodles Dim Sum has created a special, limited menu to celebrate Chinese New Year.

Guests will find a variety of authentic dishes on the special restaurant menu including Firecracker Manila Clams infused with Chinese white wine, fish paste, and spicy roasted pepper; and Winner’s Daily Soup, which is a must-have for all casino players.

The Jaina cocktail, served in a martini glass, mixes lemon grass-infused G Saki, Gogi Bery infused Absolut vodka, lotus root syrup, lemon juice, Chinese bitters and Dragon fruit, which was the inspiration for the cocktail’s name. The different infusions within the cocktail evoke the harmony between the earth and the fruit. The Jaina cocktail is only available at Fusion Latin Mixology Bar in The Palazzo throughout Chinese New Year.

 

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Recap/Photos: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Celebrates Chinese New Year

Yesterday (Sunday, Feb. 10 at 5 p.m.), The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas celebrated the Year of the Snake with a “Dotting of the Eyes” ceremony and street parade in honor of Chinese New Year.

The “Dotting of the Eyes” ceremony began at the East Side entrance of the distinctive luxury resort.  Around 40 performers “awakened” the dragon and lions by dotting their eyes with red paint in traditional fashion.  Following the awakening, the performers began to weave throughout the casino floor with the twisting and turning dragon, lions and dancers.  The moving celebration made a stop at The Cosmopolitan’s High Limit lounge for a “Collecting of the Cabbage” ceremony before completing the parade.

Special décor honoring the Chinese New Year holiday will be visible on property until Feb. 17.  Guests can also head to China Poblano through Feb. 28 to taste innovative cocktails and a delectable menu inspired by the holiday.