Trump International Hotel Las Vegas Wins Condé Nast Traveler’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Award


Trump International Hotel Las Vegas™Recognized with Condé Nast Traveler’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Award

“#7 in The Best Hotels in Las Vegas”

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Condé Nast Traveler announced the results of its 30th annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Trump International Hotel Las Vegas ranking number seven in “The Best Hotels in Las Vegas” category with a score of 87.59.

“We’re honored to be recognized by Condé Nast Traveler’s readers as one of the best

hotels in Las Vegas,” said Amy Mullins, property director of sales and marketing. “We pride ourselves on providing the best luxury amenities to our guests as well as a unique resort experience in this inspiring city.”

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” Under Editor in Chief Pilar Guzmán, the Readers’ Choice Awards have become more selective and specific to the passions that inspire today’s travelers.

More than 300,000 readers submitted millions of ratings and tens of thousands of comments, voting on a record-breaking 7,320 hotels and resorts, 610 cities, 225 islands, 468 cruise ships, 158 airlines, and 195 airports.

The Trump International Hotel Las Vegas is a sophisticated, non-smoking and non-gaming, luxury hotel situated high above The Strip, steps away from the best of Las Vegas shopping, yet removed enough to be considered a family-friendly hotel. It offers 1,282 guest rooms in addition to The Spa at Trump®, a fitness center and salon, two restaurants including the signature DJT Restaurant & Lounge, a luxurious heated outdoor pool with an inviting sundeck complete with cabanas and daybeds, a business center, meeting facilities, and complimentary indoor valet parking.

The Readers’ Choice Awards are announced in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler, on newsstands nationwide on Oct. 24, 2017. The full list is published exclusively online, at


Trump International Hotel Las Vegas – Courtesy Photo

The Lobby at Trump International Hotel Las Vegas – Courtesy Photo



Trump Hotels™ is a family enterprise with a history of providing extraordinary customer experiences. The brand’s exceptionally designed hotels in iconic locations put guests at the heart of each destination. Led by seasoned hotel industry veteran Eric Danziger, Trump Hotels is part of The Trump Organization, helmed by Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump. Reservations can be made at

About Trump Estate Collection

As part of the Trump Hotels, the Trump Estate Collection is comprised of extraordinary, diverse properties that feature Trump’s signature standard of Five-star hospitality and service excellence to provide the ultimate travel experiences. There are currently two properties within the Estate Collection including Albermarle Estate at Trump Winery in Charlottesville, VA and MacLeod House & Lodge in Aberdeen, Scotland.

About Trump® International Hotel Las Vegas
Rising over 600 feet above the city with views of the Las Vegas Strip and surrounding city or mountains, Trump® International Hotel Las Vegas offers an unprecedented level of personalized service and pampering, from white-gloved doormen to the signature services of Trump AttachéTM. Trump International Hotel Las Vegas is a true world-class destination featuring 1,282 rooms and suites – all with kitchenettes – the luxurious Spa at Trump®, and DJT, the hotel’s signature restaurant and lounge. For additional information, please visit

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About Condé Nast Traveler
As the most discerning, up-to-the-minute voice in all things travel, Condé Nast Traveler is the global citizen’s bible and muse, offering both inspiration and vital intel. Condé Nast Traveler is the most trusted and celebrated name in travel with six National Magazine Award wins and 26 nominations in its 28-year history. Advertising Age named Pilar Guzmán Editor of the Year in 2014 and attained four Webby Awards since 2015.

50 Eggs Restaurant Group Spreads Its Wings ­ Yardbird Southern Table & Bar Brings The Magic City To Sin City


Las Vegas location of acclaimed restaurant slated for early 2015

50 Eggs, Inc. announced today that it is bringing Yardbird Southern Table & Bar to The Venetian® Las Vegas, for an early 2015 launch.
Created by restaurateur John Kunkel and featuring a talented culinary team, 50 Eggs, Inc. has been helping redefine dining in South Florida for the last 10 years, from fast casual to approachable fine dining. Since its inception, it has been the force behind a varied and successful family of restaurants, ranging from Taste Bakery Café and Lime Fresh Mexican Grill to the critically acclaimed trio Swine Southern Table & Bar, Khong River House and Yardbird Southern Table & Bar.  
“Las Vegas is a one-of-a-kind American city with an unbeatable spirit, amazing history, energy and food scene,” says Kunkel, who has been seeking the perfect location for Yardbird’s expansion for more than a year.  “We’re thrilled to be opening in this iconic city and couldn’t ask for a better partner than the team at Las Vegas Sands [which owns and operates The Venetian and The Palazzo].  We think it’s a sure bet Vegas locals and visitors alike will embrace the food, fun and traditions that are the building blocks of the Yardbird concept.” 
Housed at the The Venetian Las Vegas, “one of the best places to stay in the world” according to Condé Nast Traveler, Yardbird Las Vegas will be in great company, rubbing shoulders with fellow Venetian dining destinations B&B Ristorante by Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich, Thomas Keller’s Bouchon and db Brasserie by Chef Daniel Boulud, to name a few. And though Yardbird Miami’s sister restaurant will share many of the restaurant’s design and menu staples, it will certainly embrace the “bigger is better” aesthetic that is inarguably part of the Las Vegas DNA.  
The 8,000+ square-foot-space – designed by 50 Eggs’ internal design team in cooperation with Parts and Labor Design – will be located in the resort’s Restaurant Row and will seat 180 guests throughout the main dining room and two private rooms.  With the extensive footprint will come an expansive bar, giving the 50 Eggs team added space to expand their beverage program, delivering not only a unique cocktail menu but an exclusive ice program, complete with a special on-site ice room where mixologists will harvest hand-cut blocks for an array of libations.  
“The larger space is definitely giving us extra room to play,” adds Kunkel.  “The menu and bar programs will feature many of our hallmarks, including our outstanding brunch and signature Guest Chef Series, as well as a number of singular elements.  Our goal is for Yardbird to stand out from its neighbors, both in- and outside of the Venetian itself.”  
The expansion of the Yardbird brand to Las Vegas is part of a grander expansion for 50 Eggs, Inc. concepts nationwide. Further details on all fronts forthcoming. The Venetian is located at 3355 South Las Vegas Boulevard. For information on 50 Eggs, Inc. please visit: and follow @50eggsinc.  
About 50 Eggs, Inc.
Founded by John Kunkel, 50 Eggs Inc. is a multi-faceted, full-service culinary and hospitality firm focused on developing cutting-edge brands with unparalleled dining experiences. As CEO of one of Restaurant Hospitality Magazine’s “Coolest Multi-concept Companies in the Land,” John owns and operates the James Beard nominated and award winning Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, Khong River House, Swine Southern Table & Bar and Patpong Road, and is also known for creating and developing the fast casual chain Lime Fresh Mexican Grill.  Yardbird Southern Table & Bar’s original location on Miami Beach opened to immediate fanfare in 2011.  Since then it has remained one of the region’s most popular and critically-acclaimed restaurants, including a nod from the James Beard Foundation as a semi-finalist for “Best New Restaurant” in 2012.    
About The Venetian Las Vegas®
The Venetian Las Vegas is one of the world’s most iconic resort and convention destinations. Recreating Venice’s legendary landmarks, the LEED® EB Gold-certified luxury 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 accommodations.  Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian features extensive services for meetings and conventions, in addition to world-class leisure amenities, like Grand Canal Shoppes®, an indoor streetscape complete with gondolas and singing gondoliers; the award-winning  Canyon Ranch SpaClub®; best-in-class casino gaming; exquisite restaurants; and a wide variety of entertainment including  the party musical “ROCK OF AGES,” Motown® headliners Human Nature, and the all-female comedy series LIPSHTICK – THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND UP. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premier loyalty program. The Venetian and its sister resort, The Palazzo Las Vegas, hold the distinction of being the first-ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group® global portfolio. For additional information, visit, follow on Twitter @venetianvegas and interact on Facebook at 

The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Las Vegas Honored with Several Prestigious Awards in 2014

The Venetian

The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Las Vegas Honored with
Several Prestigious Awards in 2014

The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas have received several accolades during the New Year. In January, the properties received the following notable honors, including:

• Travel + Leisure (World’s Top 500 Hotels in 2014 for The Palazzo)
• Condé Nast Traveler (Gold List 2014 for The Palazzo)
• Condé Nast Traveler (Top 50 Hotel Spas 2014 for The Venetian)
Forbes Travel Guide (Four-Star Hotel for The Venetian and The Palazzo)
U.S. News & World Report (Best Hotels 2014 for The Venetian and The Palazzo)

“We are truly honored to receive these distinguished awards,” said John Caparella, president and COO of The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo. “These honors are a testament to the personal attention and level of service our team members offer every single day. From a collection of award-winning restaurants, entertainment and shopping, to distinctive amenities, our guests receive these unparalleled experiences all in one spectacular location.”

To be acknowledged in Travel + Leisure’s prestigious World’s Best Hotels, the magazine requires a property to go above and beyond guest expectations. The awards are determined following a survey completed by magazine’s readers. The World’s Best Awards hotel rankings are based on readers’ ratings in five categories: rooms/facilities, location, service, restaurants/food and value.

Chosen from cruises, resorts, and hotels around the world, Condé Nast Traveler 500-member Gold List is the result of nearly 80,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers’ participation in the magazine’s Readers’ Choice survey. Weighing accommodations, service, perks, details, sights, dining, and amenities, the Gold List is truly a global representation of quality and elite status. In addition, the Condé Nast Traveler 2014 Readers Poll included the list of the top 50 favorite hotel spas, as chosen by the magazine’s readers and editors.

Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Hotels provide a distinctive setting, and guests will find many interesting and inviting elements to enjoy. Attention to detail is prominent throughout the property, from design concept to quality of products provided. Staff is accommodating and takes pride in catering to your specific needs throughout your stay.

U.S. News & World Report 2014 Best Hotels recognize hotels that were ranked based on an unbiased methodology that includes the collective opinion of travel experts and guests, expressed through online reviews and ratings. To create this year’s rankings, U.S. News factored in the prominence of industry awards a hotel receives along with its reputation among travel experts and guests. In total, 1,693 U.S. hotels, 271 Caribbean hotels, 342 Mexican hotels and 223 Canadian hotels were evaluated for the 2014 rankings. Hotels named “Best” in their destination are typically the properties that have ranked the top 30 percent of U.S. News-evaluated properties in that region.

For more information on property amenities, please visit The Venetian at or The Palazzo at

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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.

Other unique offerings include the chic dining and nightlife hotspots, TAO and LAVO; the world’s largest 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 or , follow on Twitter @venetianvegas @palazzovegas and interact on Facebook.

New Orleans Named America’s Top Halloween Destination by Travelocity

New Orleans Named America’s Top Halloween Destination by Travelocity

New Orleans also tops lists of Condé Nast Traveler, Saveur and USA Today readers choice awards

New Orleans has racked up more national honors, including being named the number one destination in America for celebrating Halloween by Travelocity. America’s most haunted city also received top honors for its culture, restaurants and dining from readers of Condé Nast Traveler, Saveur and USA Today.

·       This month, Travelocity’s travel experts named New Orleans as the Top National Halloween Destination. The travel outlet mentions New Orleans’ ghost tours, elaborate costume balls, Krewe of Boo and haunted hotels as reasons why New Orleans is the top destination in the world for Halloween.

·       Condé Nast Traveler placed New Orleans on its highly coveted Top 10 Cities in the United States Readers’ Choice Awards, receiving the highest marks for culture, atmosphere and restaurants. Condé Nast Traveler readers call New Orleans “a magical city” and say it has “the best food in the U.S., with live music around every corner.” Nearly 80,000 readers of Condé Nast Traveler took part in the survey for this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards, more than ever before, and results will be printed in their November 2013 issue.

·       Saveur magazine named New Orleans as the Reader’s Choice for Restaurants and Dining and gave the city Outstanding Mention for Cocktails and Drinks Culture in this year’s Culinary Travel Awards 2013. Also, the Sazerac Bar at the Roosevelt Hotel New Orleans made the Outstanding Hotel Bars list. A poll open to all Saveur and readers determined the honorees for Readers’ Choice and Outstanding Mention and results were announced this month.

·       Bourbon Street in the historic French Quarter has been named one of the “Iconic American Streets” by 10Best Readers’ Choice, a division of USA Today Travel.  Often a favorite of visitors, Bourbon Street’s jazz, nightlife, architecture and French Creole cuisine were highlighted by 10Best.

“Once again, New Orleans is setting standards within the tourism industry,” said New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. “We thank the readers of these prominent media outlets, who know what we know…that New Orleans is the best city in America to visit and live.”

“A trip to New Orleans is always an exciting and rewarding adventure,” said Mark Romig, President and CEO of New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation. “We are honored to be on ‘Condé Nast Traveler’s Top Ten Cities’ list, and thank its readers for their confidence. Additionally, as a city where many famous cocktails have been created, we hope when you travel here you’ll check out the Sazerac Bar, listed in Saveur’s  restaurants and dining category in its ‘Readers’ Choice awards.”

“These awards are true reflections of how our chefs, mixologists and entire hospitality industry not only work hard every day to preserve the rich history and culture that New Orleans has been known and loved by visitors for centuries, but continue to evolve their masterpieces for the modern traveler, and keep our destination a place that visitors want to return often,” said Stephen Perry, New Orleans Convention and Visitor’s Bureau President and CEO.

As a popular destination for holidays such as Halloween, Christmas and New Year’s Eve, and for special events such as Voodoo Music + Art Experience and Bayou Classic, New Orleans looks forward to welcoming visitors in the upcoming months. Promotions such as Christmas New Orleans Style invite visitors to experience the holidays in this historic and culturally rich city with hotel deals, reveillon dinners and holiday events.

In addition, according to the New Orleans CVB, convention business in the fall of 2013 is up nearly 60 percent compared to the same time last year. Hosting major medical conventions such as American Dental Association, American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Society of Hematology further boosts visitor numbers for 2013.

The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau is a nationally accredited, 1,100-member destination marketing organization and the largest and most successful private economic development corporation in Louisiana. The CVB and its members influence thousands of decision-makers and millions of visitors to choose New Orleans through direct sales, marketing, public relations, branding and visitor services at our New Orleans headquarters and offices in Washington, D.C., New York, Chicago, Phoenix and four foreign countries. Consistently recognized as one of the top five CVBs in the country, the New Orleans CVB celebrates its 53nd anniversary in 2013. For more information, please visit;;

About New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation (NOTMC)
NOTMC promotes the city as a leisure tourism destination throughout the year. Annually, NOTMC’s marketing campaigns include strategic print, broadcast, and Internet advertising and public relations. Websites:;;; Social Media:;; YouTube:


Bellagio Receives Condé Nast Traveler’s Prestigious Navigator Award: Publisher’s Honor for Excellence in Hospitality

 Bellagio Receives CondÉ Nast Traveler’s
Prestigious Navigator Award:

Publisher’s Honor for Excellence in Hospitality 

Resort Named to Magazine’s Gold List for 13th Consecutive Year

Recognizing the highest standards of excellence in hospitality, Condé Nast Traveler Vice President and Publisher Carolyn Kremins bestowed the prestigious Navigator Award upon Bellagio during an exclusive invitation-only event on January 21.

Bellagio President & COO Randy Morton accepted the award on behalf of the resort’s more than 8,000 employees during the inaugural Gold List 2012 event held at Hyde Bellagio  

“We are deeply honored to receive this award from one of the world’s preeminent publications in luxury travel,” said Morton. “This recognition is a testament to Bellagio’s incredible employees who strive to create exceptional experiences for every guest that walks through our doors.  

The Navigator Award is granted to an individual, on behalf of a travel organization or destination, who, in the opinion of Condé Nast Traveler’s publisher, possesses an extraordinary legacy and consistently upholds the highest standards of excellence in hospitality. The recipient demonstrates an industry-leading commitment to quality and ranks among the world’s greatest hosts for the magazine’s readership.  

Kremins said, “We are thrilled to bestow the second-ever Navigator Award upon Bellagio. Since opening in late 1998, it has been one of our readers’ perennial favorites, and has truly set a Gold Standard for excellence in hospitality.”  

This is only the second time Condé Nast Traveler has granted the Navigator Award; the first time was in 2009 to Gov. Linda Lingle on behalf of the State of Hawaii.  

Bellagio has received several editorial honors from Condé Nast Traveler including the prized Gold List (World’s Best Hotels annually 2000 – 2012); The Reader’s Choice Poll (annually 2000 – 2011); and the all-new Platinum Circle (recognizing more than five consecutive years of Gold List status).   

About Bellagio
Inspired by the beautiful villages of Europe, the AAA Five Diamond Bellagio overlooks a Mediterranean-blue, 8 ½-acre lake, where fountains perform a magnificent aquatic ballet choreographed to music and lights. Within Bellagio are award-winning dining experiences including two AAA Five Diamond restaurants, Julian Serrano’s Picasso and Le Cirque from the renowned Maccioni family. Bellagio is home to an impressive collection of luxury retailers including Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Breguet, Prada, Fred Leighton, Chanel, Dior, Fendi, Bottega Veneta, Hermès and OMEGA. A world-class art gallery, the exquisite Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, the stunning “O” by Cirque du Soleil®, a luxurious spa and salon, dynamic nightlife at The Bank, Hyde Bellagio and Lily Bar & Lounge (opening February 2012) and an elegant casino all add to the extraordinary Bellagio experience. Bellagio is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International™ (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit or call toll free at (888) 987-6667or find us on Facebook and Twitter.