Sugar Factory Introduces Chocolate Lounge Opening on Friday, March 17

SUGAR FACTORY LAS VEGAS INTRODUCES CHOCOLATE LOUNGE ON FRIDAY, MARCH 17 HOSTED BY POWER 88 ERIC B. AND FRIENDS WITH A SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY FLAVOR FLAV

Second Floor Lounge with Evening Entertainment and Activations Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday


WHO/WHAT:
Sugar Factory is thrilled to announce the grand opening of the new luxurious Sugar Factory Chocolate Lounge, located on the second floor of the Plaza at Fashion Show. On Friday, March 17, the launch of the Chocolate Lounge at Sugar Factory will be hosted by Las Vegas’ own Power 88 Eric B and friends to celebrate Public Enemy’s Flavor Flav birthday. The night will kick off the opening of the Chocolate Lounge which will be open to the public every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Upon arrival, guests will delve into a chocolate covered fantasy in a space embellished with rich gold and caramel tones, luxurious cocoa-colored furniture, divine treats, and floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook stunning sights of the Strip. This sinful new addition to the “sweet” location is perfect for chocolate lovers of all ages, but especially for adults looking for a more intimate dining experience. In addition to an indulgent selection of dishes, all cocktails and beverages are served in original delectable chocolate dipped glassware.

MENU HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Chocolate Mudslide Martini- mixed with vodka, Kahlua, Bailey’s Irish cream, garnished with chocolate shavings, chocolate drizzle, and a milk chocolate rim
  • Chocolate Poppin’ Martini- mix of Godiva chocolate liqueur, vanilla vodka, and dipped in milk chocolate and red Pop Rocks
  • White Chocolate White Russian- white chocolate sprinkled with a layer of cocoa powder
  • White Chocolate Manhattan Straight Up- whiskey and sweet vermouth, dipped in white chocolate
  • Reese’s Pieces Sweet Dough Pizza- chocolate dough, peanut butter buckeye cream, reese’s pieces brownie bites, pretzels, and chocolate sauce
  • Devil’s Food Cake- layers of Belgian chocolate sponge cake and bittersweet ganache, vanilla bean frosting, and passion fruit sauce
  • Tartuffi White Chocolate Truffle-flavorful white chocolate gianduja, Piemonte hazelnut pieces, slivers of wafer biscuit, and a hint of salt


UPCOMING EVENTS:

Friday, March 17 at 6 p.m.
Grand Opening + Kick Off of R&B Nights Hosted by Power 88’s Eric B and Friends
Special Birthday Celebration for Public Enemy’s Flavor Flav
Sounds by DJ PZB

Friday, March 24 at 6 p.m.
R&B Nights Hosted by Power 88’s Eric B and Friends
Special Guest: Teddy Riley

Every Friday
R&B Nights Hosted by Power 88’s Eric B and Friends
Starting at 6 p.m. every Friday, guests are encouraged to take the party upstairs after dining at Sugar Factory. Special guests and live entertainment in the luxurious Chocolate Lounge will be announced weekly.

Every Thursday Starting March 23
Ladies Night: Chocolate, Wine and Shoes
Bringing three favorite indulgences together, ladies increase their chance to win shoes from favorite designers including Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, Valentino, and Vince Camuto with each cocktail purchased.

WHEN:
Open Thursday through Saturday starting Friday, March 17 at 6 p.m.

WHERE:
Chocolate Lounge at Sugar Factory American Brasserie
Fashion Show Mall, 3200 Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Reservations and large-group bookings are available through OpenTable.com or by calling 702.685.0483.

For more information about Sugar Factory visit sugarfactory.com
Facebook: facebook.com/SugarFactoryBrand
Twitter: @sugarfactory
Instagram:@TheSugarFactory @SugarFactoryLV

ABOUT SUGAR FACTORY
Sugar Factory offers a sweet escape with locations throughout the United States, including the newest location outside of the Fashion Show in Las Vegas, a goblet bar and retail locations at the Miracle Mile Shops inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, retail stores at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, TCL Theatres in Hollywood, Union Square in Washington, D.C. and at McCarran International Airport at the D Gates. Additionally, Sugar Factory American Brasserie, complete with retail and the brand’s popular restaurant, can be found in New York City, Chicago, Orlando and South Beach Miami. The brand will expand into more new domestic markets this year with planned openings in Seattle, Virginia at Pentagon City, Connecticut at Foxwoods Resort Casino and in New York City on Broadway. The brand expanded internationally with its first retail store overseas in Bahrain and restaurants at Festival City Mall and CityWalk in Dubai and in Manila, Philippines. Additionally, Sugar Factory NYC was listed “The Most Instagrammed Restaurant in the United States” in 2016 and Sugar Factory Ocean Drive was also the only Florida restaurant to make thelist.

The Venetian And The Palazzo Las Vegas Celebrate Earth Hour With Unique Candlelight Display

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The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Las Vegas Celebrate
 Earth Hour With Unique Candlelight Display

 

WHAT: The Venetian, The Palazzo, and Sands Expo will be celebrating Earth Hour 2015 with a unique candlelight display at Doge’s Palace Plaza in front of The Venetian. In addition, the resorts will also be turning off the marquees and non-essential outdoor lighting.

Guests of the resorts will also be invited to turn off non-essential lighting in their guest suites and share in the Earth Hour experience.

WHO:  Guests, the general public, and team members of The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo will experience the worldwide celebration of Earth Hour.

WHY: The Earth Hour candlelight display is a unique expression of the commitment of the Las Vegas Sands resorts to the values of Earth Hour.  The Venetian, The Palazzo, and Sands Expo are fully engaged in the Sands ECO360° Global Sustainability strategy designed to help minimize the  environmental impact of the company. Las Vegas Sands’ vision is to lead the way in sustainable building development and resort operations;  striving to leave a responsible, cleaner, and safer world for future generations.

WHEN:
Saturday, March 28, 2015

8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

WHERE: 
DOGE’S PALACE PLAZA
The Venetian
3355 S. Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV  89109

About The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Las Vegas
 The Venetian Las Vegas, named the world’s most extraordinarily designed hotel in 2014 by the editors of TripAdvisor, is one of the world’s most luxurious resort and convention destinations. Recreating Venice’s legendary landmarks, the LEED EB Gold®-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.

 

The 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 Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Award-winning resort is highlighted by a flagship 85,000-square-foot Barneys New York. The Silver LEED®-certified 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.

 

The expansive Venetian and Palazzo Congress Center features convention and meeting rooms that span more than 2.25 million square feet of flexible space, including the 85,000-square-foot Venetian Ballroom and the newly remodeled Sands Expo.

 

Grand Canal Shoppes® at The Venetian and The Palazzo features more than 160 luxury boutiques, specialty brands and world-class restaurants nestled around a charming and faithful reproduction of Venice’s Grand Canal, complete with cobbled walkways, street side cafes and live entertainment. Signature brands include Nevada’s only Barneys New York, Jimmy Choo, Diane von Furstenberg, Christian Louboutin, Kenneth Cole, Dooney & Bourke, Hervé Léger and Swarovski.

 

Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian features 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 “ROCK OF AGES;” “FRANK – The Man, The Music;” “HUMAN NATURE – The Motown Show;” and the female-only comedy series “LIPSHTICK – The Perfect Shade of Stand Up.”

 

Other unique offerings include the chic dining and nightlife hotspots, TAO and LAVO; the famed Canyon Ranch SpaClub; the ultimate sports bar, sports book 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.

 

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.

 

Photos: KENDALL JENNER HOSTS SUGAR FACTORY’S NEW YORK CITY GRAND OPENING

Superstar Kendall Jenner hosted the grand opening of Sugar Factory American Brasserie (www.sugarfactory.com) in the Meatpacking District of New York City on Thursday night.
The brand-new aunt to baby North West arrived to a swarm of hundreds of fans and photographers sporting skin-tight white jeans and a one-eyed sequin top, paired with Christian Louboutin stilettos.

The “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star hit the red carpet with Sugar Factory owner, Charissa Davidovici, and caused a frenzy in the heart of the New York City hotspot.

Jenner noshed on the Signature Sugar Factory Burger and didn’t hold back when it came to the fries – her favorite. For dessert, the model indulged in a hearty helping of the Chocolate Cookie Jar Milkshake, along with popcorn dipped in chocolate fondue, and the larger-than-life Sugar Factory King Kong ice cream sundae – 24 scoops of ice cream served with hot fudge, gummy bears, marshmallows, waffle cones, bananas and much more.
No trip to the confectionary paradise would be complete without a visit to Sugar Factory’s retail store. The brunette beauty scooped plenty of Sour Patch Kids – her go-to sweet treat – along with Swedish Fish, gumballs and strawberry sour belts.

Before departing, Jenner posed for photos with fans and signed countless autographs. The reality star picked-up a handful of merchandise to take home, including Sugar Factory tank tops and shorts, and Silver Rainbow Couture Pops.

Sugar Factory currently has stores located in Las Vegas at The Mirage Resort & Casino, Miracle Mile Shops inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino and Paris Las Vegas. Sugar Factory’s first East Coast restaurant and retail shop is now open and located in New York City’s Meatpacking District. The brand’s first international location opened in the Seef District at the Ritz-Carlton in Bahrain. The popular celebrity hotspot will soon open retail locations in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center and Los Angeles. For more information please visit www.SugarFactory.com, and become a fan on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/SugarFactorLV, follow on Twitter at @SugarFactory, Vine at @SugarFactory and Instagram at @TheSugarFactory.

Kendall Jenner with Sugar Factory owner Charissa Davidovici on the red carpet in New York City
Kendall Jenner with Sugar Factory owner Charissa Davidovici on the red carpet in New York City


Photo credit: Michael Simon

Pink Things, Art, Butterflies and More This Month at The Forum Shops

 

 

FORUM FABULOUS
FASHION BRIEFS AND FORUM FIRSTS…
October 2011
 
 
THE FORUM SHOPS THINKS PINK THIS MONTH: October is nationally recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  With one out of every eight women destined to be stricken with breast cancer at some point in their lives, it has become increasingly important to bring attention and raise money for the cause. This year, to help raise even more important funds, The Forum Shops is offering its exclusive Simon Pink Ribbon Gift Card for purchase. For every gift card purchased, one dollar is automatically donated to Komen for the Cure. 
 
Additionally, retailers throughout The Forum Shops are offering a variety of special products from crystal paper weights to polo shirts to silver cufflinks – each aimed to support programs and organizations that promote early detection, education and research funding for breast cancer.  Visit Couture Collections during the month of October and receive a Rosenthal Crystal heart-shaped pink paper weight* as a gift with purchase of $150 or more. Shanghai Tang is offering a limited edition “Pink Ribbon” polo shirt featuring embroidery of the Chinese character for power and the number “1”. The pink ribbon, a universal symbol for breast cancer awareness, is elegantly incorporated into the word “Pink”. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this special edition polo shirt will be donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation in Singapore in support of their mission to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease. Join The Walking Company in the fight against breast cancer as the retailer presents a collection of products including several exclusive items from many of the most recognized and sought after brands such as UGG Australia, Dansko, Ecco and Abeo. Five percent of each purchase will be donated in support of City of Hope.  Tory Burch has designed a limited edition fuchsia pink patent Eddie Ballet Flat. Tory Burch is donating 15% of this purchase to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® up to a maximum donation of $15,000.  Thomas Pink continues its mission to save lives with its special Silver Ribbon Cufflinks. Thomas Pink is contributing 15% of the retail price* of each pair of Silver Ribbon Cufflinks sold to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. For the 8th year, the Southern Nevada Brighton Collectibles stores are partnering with Nevada Cancer Institute for their Power of Pink Promotion. This year’s Brighton Collectibles bracelet is truly dazzling featuring a dangling heart charm studded with Swarovski crystals in pink hues. With every bracelet sold, $10 will benefit Nevada Cancer Institute. In addition, Brighton will also have 3 Limited Edition Leather pieces- in pink of course- specially designed to help fight for the cure.
 
EUROPEAN STYLE IS IN STORE AT PAL ZILERI: Italian menswear fashion house Pal Zileri is set to open inside The Forum Shops mid-October. Specializing in high-quality suits with a modern, sharp and sophisticated look and feel, Pal Zileri is located on the way to the Atlantis Fountain Show and Aquarium. The renowned design house, Pal Zileri effectively creates balance between modern and traditional and epitomizes classic elegance in menswear. From the high-quality fabrics to the impressive handicrafts that have been improved overtime by generations of talented tailors, Pal Zileri continues to dominate the classic menswear sector.
 
MARC JACOBS EXTENDS HIS MIDAS TOUCH: American fashion designer Marc Jacobs has the undeniable ability to make things people want. Previously named among Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world, Jacobs extends his reach beyond the category of fashion with the recent  launch of his 300-page, self-published book “The Men and Women of Marc Jacobs” featuring the photographs of Brian Bowen Smith. The photo essay book is a culmination of a multi-year project that features photographs of more than 150 employees of the Marc Jacobs family – the people behind the work. The book is available in Las Vegas at Marc Jacobs inside The Forum Shops.
 
LUCK AND HAPPINESS TAKE FLIGHT WITH THE BACCARAT BUTTERFLY: Long associated with notions of luck and whimsy, butterflies have a seemingly magical way of bringing happiness. Baccarat has captured this fanciful feeling with its new colorful crystal butterflies collection. A beautiful gift for any occasion, the butterflies come in a variety of colorful hues. Baccarat has also introduced a special-edition Lucky Butterfly in frosted tourmaline. This numbered edition of only 250 sells for $200 and is available by special order.
 
THE ART EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN RAISED IN LAS VEGAS: They say everything is bigger in Las Vegas, and the team from Martin Lawrence Galleries took that statement literally by building and opening what just may be the biggest art gallery in the United States in the heart of The Forum Shops at Caesars. From Rembrant to Picasso to Warhol, Martin Lawrence Galleries brings pop art, modern art and the masters to the Forum Shops at Caesars. With more than 26,000 square feet of gallery, exhibition and event space, the new Martin Lawrence Galleries, located near the Atlantis Fountain Show and Aquarium is a masterpiece unto itself.  It has soaring 80 foot ceilings, a 20-foot tall neon “ART” sign and huge “guillotine” walls that can be raised and lowered to feature special exhibitions. An enormous projection wall and booming sound system enhances the energy of the gallery. Both the physical space and the amazing art will be sure to awe and inspire. In addition to the main gallery area, there will soon be a spectacular exhibition/event space which will become home to Las Vegas’ premiere art events, one-of-a-kind art exhibitions and distinctive pairings of fashion, food and entertainment with the exciting world of art. 
 
FORUM FASHION FORWARD TIP: Big, bright bold colors, studs and stones are the stars of the fall season. From handbags to shoes and watches, The Forum Shops has the perfect pick to make a statement this autumn. It’s all about the gemstone at Fendi. Their Crazy Carates Collection featuring a revolutionary ladies timepiece – a rolling mechanism technology that changes the gemstones with a simple turn of the crown – comes in coordinating crocodile leather bands this fall. At Ted Baker London it’s metal appliqué all the way.  This year, their hammered gold metal Anisse clutch bag is red hot for fall.  This season, the team at Christian Louboutin has taken their red theme to a new level.  For the fall must-have item, they revealed the new signature Daffy Suede Royal Red platform pump with 6 inch heels – red from top to bottom. For the guys, high-tops never looked so good. Mixing comfort with style, Salvatore Ferragamo puts a colorful twist on an undeniable classic.  Made from luxurious calf leather and easily dressed up or down, you will not want to be without these kicks this fall.

GIULIANA AND BILL RANCIC HOST FASHION’S NIGHT OUT AT THE SHOPPES AT THE PALAZZO

GIULIANA AND BILL RANCIC HOST FASHION’S NIGHT OUT
AT THE SHOPPES AT THE PALAZZO

Evening highlights include $2,000 couples shopping spree, Q&A session with the power couple and fashion’s top must-haves!

 

On Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, The Shoppes at The Palazzo and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, in partnership with The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas, will host an only-in-Vegas Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) event. Celebrity power couple, Giuliana and Bill Rancic, will guide guests through the season’s most talked about fashion tips and trends — a tell-all worth attending. The festivities kick-off in style at 6 p.m. on level two of The Shoppes at The Palazzo near Chloè and Piazza Sempione.

“Bill and I are thrilled to host Fashion’s Night Out at The Shoppes at The Palazzo in Las Vegas. It’s no secret that fashion is a passion of mine and Las Vegas retail ranks among the best. The city is home to many of the world’s top designer brands and The Shoppes at The Palazzo is easily one of my favorite places to indulge in some retail therapy,” said the “E! News” and “Fashion Police” host and Style Network reality star, Giuliana Rancic. “Barneys New York, Fendi, Diane von Furstenberg, Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin are just a few of the designers on board. We look forward to a successful Fashion’s Night Out — Vegas style!”

 

Notable evening highlights include a drawing for a $2,000 couples shopping spree with the hosts. The first 100 lucky attendees will receive a signed copy of Giuliana and Bill’s book, “I Do, Now What?” Other FNO festivities include Kiss & Tell Lipstick Readings, in-store shopping incentives, trunk shows and more.

 

Throughout the weekend — Sept. 8-Sept. 11 — The Shoppes at The Palazzo and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian are also offering a chance to register to win a trip for two to Hawaii, complete with a $500 shopping spree at Ala Moana Center and a four-day three-night stay in a one-bedroom partial ocean view suite at Trump Waikiki. Additional shopping incentives include complimentary show tickets to “Jersey Boys” or “Phantom — The Las Vegas Spectacular,” when you spend $500 or more with receipts valid Sept. 8-11.

 

For additional information, to register for a chance to win the couples shopping spree and fashionable updates, check us out on Facebook at facebook.com/TheGrandCanalShoppes.

 

About The Shoppes at The Palazzo: The 450,000-square-foot retail component of The Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino is one of Las Vegas’ finest destination luxury retail centers. Anchored by Barneys New York and featuring more than 60 of the world’s most exclusive luxury brands, The Shoppes at The Palazzo caters to the trend-setting fashion elite and is home to many fashion “firsts” to Nevada. Names like Diane von Furstenberg, Chloé, Christian Louboutin, Catherine Malandrino, Michael Kors, Poleci, Tory Burch, Thomas Pink, Jimmy Choo, Ralph Lauren, Burberry, Van Cleef & Arpels and Piaget are just a few stand-outs in what is the country’s most impressive collection of luxury brands under one roof.

 

About The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian: The 500,000-square-foot shopping center located inside The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino and connected via pedestrian walkways to The Palazzo and The Shoppes, boasts 80 upscale boutiques, luxury stores and world-class restaurants nestled around a charming and faithful reproduction of Venice’s Grand Canal, complete with cobbled walkways, street side cafes and live entertainment. Names like Kenneth Cole, Paige Premium Denim, Dooney & Bourke, Hervé Léger, Swarovski and Peter Lik Gallery create an unparalleled luxury retail environment, while many of the restaurants are headed by famous celebrity chefs, including Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio Bar & Grill, Emeril Lagasse’s Delmonico Steakhouse, Joachim Splichal’s Pinot Brasseri, Mario Batali’s OTTO Pizzeria and Gianpaolo Putzu’s Canaletto.

 

The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Shoppes at The Palazzo are owned and/or managed by General Growth Properties, Inc. GGP is one of the nation’s largest shopping center owners. GGP has ownership and management interest in 166 regional and super regional shopping malls in 43 states. The company portfolio totals 169 million square feet of space. A publicly-traded real estate investment trust (REIT), GGP is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol GGP.

 

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, Catherine Malandrino and Anya Hindmarch. 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 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, “Jersey Boys;” 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. 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. Re-creating 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. 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.

 

About Fashion’s Night Out
Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) is an unprecedented global initiative originally created in 2009 to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence, and boost the industry’s economy during the recession. On September 8, 2011, in response to overwhelming demand, Fashion’s Night Out will return to New York City and over 100 cities nationwide to highlight fashion and support retail with exciting events that include designer appearances, celebrity guests, fashion shows and musical performances. In the United States, the program is a collaboration between American Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company, and the City of New York. For more information visit www.fashionsnightout.com, or join us on Facebook and Twitter (@fnonyc, #FNO).

KHLOE KARDASHIAN ODOM, KIM KARDASHIAN, KRIS HUMPHRIES, LAMAR ODOM AND ROB KARDASHIAN CELEBRATE KHLOE’S BIRTHDAY AT SUGAR FACTORY IN LAS VEGAS

Everyone’s favorite reality television family took over Sugar Factory American Brasserie at Paris Las Vegas last night as Khloé Kardashian Odom, Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries, Lamar Odom and Rob Kardashian all celebrated Khloé’s 27th birthday with an over-the-top dinner at the celebrity hot spot.

The stunning sisters, their beaus and brother indulged in fried macaroni and cheese pops, bruschetta, grilled Pacific salmon, four cheese and tomato basil pizzas, grilled chicken breast and more, accompanied by champagne and Sugar Factory’s signature Lollipop Passion and Passion Punch cocktails. For dessert, the table feasted on a mouthwatering spread of red velvet and cookie jar ice cream sundaes, chocolate-covered strawberries, chocolate, peanut butter and red velvet cupcakes and chocolate, strawberry and cookies and cream milkshakes. The birthday girl was surprised with a platter of colossal cupcakes as the entire restaurant sang “Happy Birthday” to the brunette bombshell as she blew out the candles.

Lamar made sure his wife was treated like a queen for her birthday celebration and lovingly fed her chocolate-covered strawberries. The playful pair also shared a Going Bananas goblet cocktail and stole a few kisses throughout the dinner.

Kim, who looked stunning in a curve-hugging, black and beige Christian Audigier dress, Christian Louboutin stilettos, Yves Saint Laurent clutch, and of course, her larger-than-life engagement ring, never left her new fiancé’s side as the playful couple fed each other cupcakes and scoops of ice cream.

On their way up to Chateau Nightclub & Gardens, the group all picked up a few of Kim’s signature line of Sugar Factory Couture Pops, along with bags brimming with Sugar Factory sweets to bring back to their suites.

Sugar Factory American Brasserie is an American take on a traditional French brasserie, serving delicious cuisine all day, and all night, along with an oversized retail store and signature Chocolate Lounge. Other Sugar Factory retail stores are located at The Mirage and Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood.

(L to R) Lamar Odom, Khloé Kardashian Odom, Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries with Couture Pops at Sugar Factory at Paris Las Vegas.

Khloé Kardashian Odom and Lamar Odom with Couture Pops at Sugar Factory at Paris Las Vegas.

Lamar Odom feeds Khloé Kardashian Odom strawberries at Sugar Factory at Paris Las Vegas.

Kim Kardashian feeds Kris Humphries a cupcake at Sugar Factory at Paris Las Vegas.

Kim Kardashian eats a cupcake at Sugar Factory at Paris Las Vegas.

Khloé Kardashian Odom and Lamar Odom blow at the candles on her birthday cupcakes at Sugar Factory at Paris Las Vegas.

Photo credit: Denise Truscello/WireImage

HOLLY MADISON HOSTS BOOK SIGNING EVENT FOR NEW MEMIOR AT SUGAR FACTORY IN LAS VEGAS

Vegas’ favorite showgirl, Holly Madison, held a fan-frenzied book signing event at Sugar Factory ( http://www.sugarfactory.com/ ) inside Paris Las Vegas this afternoon for her recently released book, “The Showgirl Next Door: Holly Madison’s Las Vegas.” Sugar Factory sold over 1,000 copies of her newly penned publication, as Madison enjoyed the afternoon meeting her adoring fans. The blonde bombshell, who stars in Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino’s hit revue, “Peepshow,” was sweet as candy as she took pictures, signed autographs and graciously accepted congratulatory gifts from her loving fans. Madison wore a dress by Sue Wong and Christian Louboutin high heels during her day at the sweetest spot on the Strip.

Next door, at Sugar Factory American Brasserie, was actress and rocker, Juliette Lewis, enjoying a nice brunch with friends. The mega-talented performer looked cute and relaxed in denim shorts and a straw fedora as she munched on a veggie omelet and banana pancakes and enjoyed a decadent frozen hot chocolate for dessert.

The Sugar Factory brand has become an instant hit across the country –offering everyone a sweet escape. Sugar Factory currently has stores located at The Mirage Resort and Casino, and Miracle Mile Shops inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Sugar Factory’s flagship location and biggest store can be found at Paris Las Vegas. For more information please visit http://www.sugarfactory.com/, follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/SugarFactory and friend on Facebook at facebook.sugarfactory.com.

Holly Madison on the red carpet at Sugar Factory inside Paris Las Vegas

Holly Madison with her new book and Sugar Factory’s famous Couture Pop

Holly Madison at her book signing for “The Showgirl Next Door: Holly Madison’s Las Vegas” at Sugar Factory

Holly Madison with her adoring fans at Sugar Factory inside Paris Las Vegas

Photo Credit: David Becker/WireImage

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The Forum Shops – New Signings/Expansions 2011

THE FORUM SHOPS AT CAESARS CONTINUES ITS WINNING STREAK WITH MORE RETAILERS, EXPANSIONS FOR 2011


Premier Retail Destination Remains the Leader with Unparalleled Sales Growth and More Openings in 2011 including Christian Louboutin, Hublot and Rimowa

Continuing its demonstrated record of success, The Forum Shops at Caesars maintains its leadership position as one of the nation’s top-performing shopping centers with unparalleled sales growth for the year.

Highlights of 2010-2011

Eleven new stores and restaurants have come to The Forum Shops in the past year. Among them are several firsts to the market such as Reed Krakoff, Inglot, UGG Australia, Max Brenner, Chocolate by the Bald Man, P.J. Clarke’s and the world’s largest, flagship H&M.

* Six more new stores are coming soon including Christian Louboutin, Rimowa, Panerai, Hublot and Coach Mens – a first in Las Vegas.

* Due to increasing sales and demand, seven world-renowned retailers have expanded.

* Four are remodeling, renovating or relocating within the famed retail center.

Strong sales trends for 2011 reflect a double-digit increase with a noticeable emphasis on luxury brands. Currently, The Forum Shops remains the leader in the industry in producing the highest sales per square foot annually – effectively tripling the national average.

“We continue to demonstrate strong sales revenue performance at The Forum Shops with an increase of 20 percent year to date in 2011,” says Vicki Hanor, executive vice president of leasing, Simon Property Group. “Our strong sales have been positively affected by the center’s luxury brand direction and the continual enhancement of tenant mix serves to further strengthen our position in the market place. Without question, The Forum Shops continues to effectively navigate the dynamic economic climate to create a desirable shopping landscape for consumers as well as retailers.”

Since May 2010, The Forum Shops welcomed 11 new prestigious retailers and restaurants including Reed Krakoff with its first west coast location, the world’s largest H&M, Christian Audigier, Bettie Page, True Religion, Inglot, La Martina, Skechers and UGG Australia. Restaurant additions included, P.J. Clarke’s first venture to the west coast and Max Brenner, Chocolate by the Bald Man in its second U.S. location.

“We were so pleased to open the world’s largest H&M store this past December in The Forum Shops at Caesars – Las Vegas’ premier retail, dining and entertainment destination. The uniqueness of the location allowed us to design a one-of-a-kind flagship store with breath-taking interior that matches the excitement and energy of Las Vegas itself,” said Daniel Kulle, President of H&M North America. “The Forum Shops, one of the country’s most successful shopping venues, is a perfect fit for H&M’s brand concept of offering the latest fashion and quality basics at the best prices.”

In the past year six prestigious retailers reaffirmed their ongoing commitment to the strength of The Forum Shops and have expanded including Burberry, Cartier, St. John, Ermenegildo Zegna, Gucci, and Versace.

New retailers for 2011 that are opening soon at The Forum Shops include:

* Christian Louboutin: Synonynous with luxury and quality, Christian Louboutin’s new location will feature the French designer’s luxury shoe and bag designs and collections in a boutique atmosphere. (Opening Summer 2011)

* Hublot: Representing the art of fusion in fine watches, Hublot symbolizes the synergy between tradition and future through design, knowledge and craftsmanship. Opening its fourth domestic location at The Forum Shops, Hublot is a boutique salon dedicated to the world of Hublot. (Opening Summer 2011)

* Rimowa: The sleek, hard-case, lightweight and spin-able luggage lands at a new prestigious address when the Rimowa boutique opens at The Forum Shops. An instant must-have by celebrities and travelers of all kinds, Rimowa’s bold line of luggage can’t be missed. (Opening Summer 2011)

* Panerai: Founded in Florence, Italy, Panerai makes many fine watches often as either limited or special editions. Opening its first Las Vegas boutique location, Panerai offers fine watch enthusiasts the ultimate in craftsmanship.

* Sephora: A powerful beauty presence worldwide, Sephora is highly regarded as a beauty trailblazer, thanks to its unparalleled assortment of prestige products, unbiased service from experts, interactive shopping environment and innovation. (Opening Fall 2011)

Nike recently opened with an expansion. The new Nike Las Vegas will open in its full capacity in mid-July with a complete multi-category offering and brand experience. The store is open in a limited capacity until July featuring all things basketball, including Kobe, LeBron and Jordan brands.

“We are excited to be expanding Nike Las Vegas at The Forum Shops,” said Tim Hershey, VP/GM for Nike North America Retail. “Our expanded Vegas location will be an expression of Nike’s newest retail concept, delivering new and innovative consumer experiences, market tailored product offerings, community resources and the introduction of team customization services. It will be the fifth of its kind in the U.S.”

In order to better serve customer needs, another five retailers are remodeling, renovating or relocating within the premier shopping destination including Salvatore Ferragamo, Louis Vuitton and Roman Times. Italian luxury fashion house Fendi is expanding within The Forum Shops to increase its merchandise mix and Giuseppe Zanotti is relocating within the center.

“We have brought shoppers an enhanced mix of desirable retailers at The Forum Shops in this past year,” said Maureen Crampton, director of marketing, The Forum Shops. “We are proud of our renowned reputation and are thrilled by the ongoing presentation and exploration of new and potential leasing and marketing opportunities. This is truly a retail destination that provides a remarkable shopping experience.”

“We take great pride in knowing that retailers remain anxious to secure space at The Forum Shops. Even with increased retail on the Strip, The Forum Shops continues to outperform not only the Vegas market itself but also the U.S. market,” concludes Hanor.

ABOUT THE FORUM SHOPS AT CAESARS
The Forum Shops at Caesars opened 283,000 square feet in May 1992 to immediate success. An August 1997 expansion to 500,000 square feet continued the momentum. The third phase of The Forum Shops’ growth was a three-level expansion extending from the existing retail, dining and entertainment icon to the famed Las Vegas Strip adding 175,000 square feet, with completion October 2004. A grand pedestrian plaza entrance on Las Vegas Boulevard further validates The Forum Shops as one of the finest luxury shopping streets in the world. The Forum Shops is recognized for its unique combination of top retail, dining, entertainment, excellent location and exciting ambiance featuring 150 specialty shops and 15 restaurants. Additional information may be accessed at www.forumshops.com.

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