Bellagio Begins Redesign of Suites in Resort’s Main Tower

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Bellagio Begins Redesign of Suites in Resort’s Main Tower

Final Phase of Guest Room Remodel Includes 403 Suites

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Recognized worldwide as a leader in luxury hospitality, Bellagio has begun the remodel of all 403 suites in the resort’s main tower. This marks the final phase of an approximately $165 million investment into the newly designed rooms and suites that began in 2011.

 

After redesigning 2,568 Resort Rooms in the Bellagio Tower in 2011, the AAA Five Diamond resort followed up with a remodel of all 928 Resort Rooms and suites in its Spa Tower in 2012. The completion of the remaining suites in the Bellagio Tower is expected by February 2015.

 

“We want to ensure that all of our guests enjoy the same exquisite luxury and design  Bellagio is known for the world over, no matter which room or suite they may choose,” said Randy Morton, president and COO of Bellagio. “A great deal of thought went into every element of these spaces and we’re thrilled to begin the final phase of this project.”

 

Created by the talented MGM Resorts International Design Group, the suites will offer refined furnishings with high-style surfaces such as lacquer and exotic wood graining as well as sumptuous fabrics influenced by modern fashion. Key design elements and color themes will be consistent with the recently unveiled suites in the Spa Tower, along with a new color palette of spring greens and Dragonfruit pink meant to promote rejuvenation of the spirit.

 

Remodeled suites in the Bellagio Tower will be available for reservation for stays beginning early November by calling 702.693.7111 or visiting bellagio.com .

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, 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 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 bellagio.com, call toll free at (888) 987-6667or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Redken’s PFW FW 2014 Dior Recap

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DIOR
FALL – WINTER 2014

Hair by Guido, Redken Creative Consultant

 

Redken Creative Consultant Guido created an urban look for Dior that real women could easily incorporate into their street styles. Once the hair was blown out with a cocktail of satinwear 02 prepping blowdry lotion and align 12 protective straightening lotion, Guido used forceful 23 super strength finishing spray to get the hair to lay flat as the models walked the runway. It’s a little bit sporty and a whole lot of sophistication for the Dior look this season.

“The look for Dior is a very minimal idea of sophisticated hair. I wanted to create a wearable hairstyle that would be translatable for everyday women, while still incorporating sculptural elements to the design. The hair was pulled back and flattened to really expose the model’s head shape, which was elegant, but also felt kind of sporty in a way.” -Guido, Redken Creative Consultant

Redken Products Used – Collection:

satinwear 02 prepping blowdry lotion

align 12 protective straightening lotion 

forceful 23 super strength finishing spray

 

 

Create the Look:

    1. Apply a mixture of satinwear 02 prepping blowdry lotion and align 12 protective straightening lotion to damp hair
    2. Blow dry hair straight back with a natural bristle brush (no parting)
    3. HOT TIP: Apply large black headband so hair stays back and flat
    4. When you are ready to go, take off headband and  spray with forceful 23 super strength finishing spray to hold shape

Photos by Greg Kessler for Redken.

 

To locate a Redken salon please log on to redken.com. Please note, Redken products can only be guaranteed authentic when purchased from a salon. We request that you do not credit drugstores, ‘beauty websites’ or other unauthorized retailers. For further information, please contact us at the information listed above. For more information visit Redken.com, like Redken on Facebook or follow us on twitter @Redken5thAve and Instagram www.instagram.com/redken5thave

 

Bellagio Honored by World Travel Awards as North America’s Leading Casino Resort

Bellagio Honored by World Travel Awards
as North America’s Leading Casino Resort

Bellagio received accolades at the 2012 World Travel Awards’ Ceremony held this week in New Delhi, India.  The AAA Five Diamond Las Vegas resort has been recognized as North America’s Leading Casino Resort, an honor Bellagio has received for four of the past five years.

Hailed as “The Oscars of the Travel Industry” by The Wall Street Journal, WTA highlights and rewards travel brands that have made the greatest contribution to the industry during the past year. A delegation of VIPs, senior tourism figures and international media travelled from around the world to attend this year’s event.

“World Travel Awards is a prestigious honor and acknowledgement of our team’s service standard of excellence,” said Randy Morton, president & COO of Bellagio. “Bellagio is a special place of beauty and elegance that is brought to life by our dedicated employees, and I’m proud of what we’ve been able to achieve together.”

According to WTA’s press release, Graham Cooke, President & Founder, World Travel Awards, said, “The past year has continued to challenge every area of travel, tourism and hospitality. However our Grand Final winners have all demonstrated their world-class pedigree over this period and are currently spearheading the global recovery of travel and tourism. In doing so they are also reinforcing our industry’s role as one of the mainstays of the global economy.”

The voting process is online, and a year-long communications campaign encourages global participation. The votes come from qualified executives working within travel and tourism and the consumer travel buyer. Votes are internally audited to ensure the validity of each individual vote.
To see the full list of winners, visit www.worldtravelawards.com.
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 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 Bellagio call toll free at (888) 987-6667or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

About World Travel Awards
WTA was launched in 1993 to acknowledge and recognise excellence in the global travel and tourism industry. Now celebrating its 19th anniversary, it is regarded as the very highest achievement that a travel product could hope to receive. WTA’s global media partner network includes International Herald Tribune, CNBC Arabiya, Newsweek, Outlook Traveller, Travel & Leisure China, Khaleej Times, Trade Arabia, TTN, Trav Talk India, Publituris, ABTA Magazine, ASTA Network, Breaking Travel News, eTurboNews, Travel Daily News International, Focus on Travel News, Passport Magazine and National Geographic Traveller. This global media partner network has a monthly readership of 1.7 million and a TV audience reach of 90 million.

 

Fashion Icon Patricia Field Hosts 2012 Fashion’s Night Out at Las Vegas’ Crystals at CityCenter

Fashion Icon Patricia Field Hosts 2012 Fashion’s Night Out at Las Vegas’ Crystals at CityCenter

Do Good, Look Good: Score Latest Fall Fashions from Favorite Designers and Support Local Charities During FNO Celebration

Emmy Award-winning fashion visionary Patricia Field will bring her designer prowess to Las Vegas’ Crystals at CityCenter to celebrate Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) on Thursday, Sept. 6. The legendary stylist, renowned for her work with Sarah Jessica Parker in “Sex and the City” and Meryl Streep in “The Devil Wears Prada,” will join top designers and local charities at the exquisite shopping and dining center for one of the largest fashion events Las Vegas has ever seen.

From 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Crystals will offer unique in-store and destination-wide experiences, feature performances from Nevada Ballet Theatre and spotlight the hottest looks with models strolling the center dressed in the latest fall fashions. Crystals also will host celebrity stylist and designer Patricia Field’s first fashion trends showcase in Las Vegas. Fashion’s Night Out is a global initiative created in 2009 to put the fun back into fashion through dynamic events and partnerships.

Crystals invites FNO attendees to shop for a cause at their favorite designers with the second annual “Charity Crawl.” Participating retailers will donate a percentage of sales to the local charity partner they have selected for the evening, which include:

  • Assouline / Easter Seals Nevada
  • Bottega Veneta / After-School All-Stars Las Vegas
  • Brunello Cucinelli / The Pajama Program
  • Dior / Jewish Federation of Las Vegas
  • Donna Karan / United Way of Southern Nevada
  • Fendi / Opportunity Village
  • Jimmy Choo / Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
  • Kiki de Montparnasse / UC San Diego Nevada Cancer Institute
  • Marni / Lied Discovery Children’s Museum
  • Paul Smith / Positively Arts Foundation
  • Prada / Nathan Adelson Hospice
  • Pucci / The Shade Tree Shelter
  • Roberto Cavalli / The Public Education Foundation
  • Stella McCartney / Nevada Ballet Theatre
  • TAG Heuer / Keep Memory Alive

“This year’s Fashion’s Night Out celebration at Crystals is an incredible opportunity for Las Vegas locals and visitors to enjoy and learn about fashion while supporting a wide array of charitable causes,” said Farid Matraki, senior vice president and general manager of Crystals. “We debuted the philanthropic element to Fashion’s Night Out in 2011 with incredible success and are elated to introduce even more charity-designer partnerships this year.”

Throughout the night, retailers will celebrate with in-store activities including cocktails and hors d‘oeuvres, DJs, photo booths and more. Other festivities will include:

  • Dream Racing Pit Stop – Take part in a luxury experience that will get your adrenaline pumping with 3D Ferrari racing simulators and fully suited driving professionals on hand to give first-hand racing advice. Sip cocktails at the private bar and enjoy time in the “man cave,” a haven for all things masculine.
  • Nevada Ballet Theatre – Enjoy intimate “pop-up” performances by the brilliant Nevada Ballet Theatre, the state’s largest professional ballet company and dance academy. Featuring talented dancers performing their vast repertoire of styles, this will be a performance you won’t soon forget.
  • Spa & Salon Vdara – Vdara Hotel & Spa will offer complimentary hand massages, exciting prizes and special resort discounts at its “mini spa”.
  • Gallery Row – CityCenter’s featured gallery artists Dale Chihuly, Rodney Lough Jr. and Richard MacDonald will present mini galleries of their spectacular works.
  • Michael Shulman – Las Vegas social maven Michael Shulman will serve as the evening’s master of ceremonies as well as provide high-energy DJ stylings, adding a new level of fun to the evening’s events.
  • smartwater hydration lounge – Take a break from shopping and enjoy complimentary ice-cold smartwater® served by stylish smartwater® brand ambassadors in a chic lounge area with picture-perfect views of the main stage.

 

Admission to Fashion’s Night Out is free and open to the public. For additional details on Fashion’s Night Out, visit crystalsatcitycenter.com and fashionsnightout.com and follow Crystals on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news.

ABOUT CRYSTALS AT CITYCENTER

Crystals at CityCenter is an exquisite 500,000-square-foot shopping and dining experience at the entrance to CityCenter, an unprecedented development on the Las Vegas Strip. Designed by Studio Daniel Libeskind and Rockwell Group, Crystals delights the senses with its contemporary art, elaborate water and ice displays, lush floral décor and iconic elements including a 70-foot-tall tree house. Rivaling shopping meccas throughout the world, Crystals features the largest Louis Vuitton store in North America, as well as flagship stores for Prada, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Roberto Cavalli and Ermenegildo Zegna. Unique-to-the-market retailers include TOM FORD, Stella McCartney, Paul Smith, Donna Karan, Kiton, Kiki De Montparnasse, Marni, Assouline, H. Stern, Tourbillon, Porsche Design, de Grisogono, Lanvin and rLo Gallery (Rodney Lough Jr. Wilderness Collections Gallery). Crystals is also home to a selection of premier restaurants, many of which are new to Las Vegas, including Mastro’s Ocean Club; Todd English P.U.B; and Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina. Crystals has received LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, making it the world’s largest retail district to receive this level of recognition. For more information on Crystals, please visit: crystalsatcitycenter.com.

 

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)

 

The Forum Shops at Caesars Hits 20 Year Milestone of High Fashion and Luxury Brands

THE FORUM SHOPS AT CAESARS IN LAS VEGAS
CELEBRATES MILESTONE 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Iconic Retail and Dining Destination Introduced High Fashion, Luxury Brands and
Celebrity Chefs to Las Vegas Retail When the Doors Opened in May 1992

Home to Many Las Vegas Firsts, Including: Versace, Fendi, Wolfgang Puck, Dior,
John Varvatos, Nike, Valentino, Juicy Couture, and Ted Baker London



What do Fendi, Versace, Dior, Varvatos, Ted Baker, Valentino and Puck all have in common besides great style and flair?  They all first opened in Las Vegas at The Forum Shops at Caesars. When the Forum Shops opened their doors 20 years ago in 1992 the concept of couture, high-fashion, luxury and celebrity chefs had not yet made its way to the shopping malls of the desert playground.  When Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE:SPG), the world’s leading retail real estate company, unveiled its distinctive Roman streetscape, sky-painted ceilings and an array of shopping and dining which had never before existed in Las Vegas, The Forum Shops at Caesars immediately became a Las Vegas institution. Today, 20 years after opening, it remains one of the highest grossing shopping centers in the world.


Perfectly situated in the heart of Las Vegas – right on the center of the famed Strip, the concept for The Forum Shops broke all the standard rules for shopping mall success — and Las Vegas.  There were no anchor stores to drive the traffic and luxury retailers had never before made the journey to the famed city.  Now, after two expansions bringing the square footage to nearly 700,000, The Forum Shops is recognized around the globe for its unique combination of top retail, dining, entertainment, excellent location and exciting ambiance featuring 145 specialty shops and 15 restaurants.

While celebrating its past, The Forum Shops has its eye firmly on the future and will launch a series of social media and web-based firsts in honor of the milestone accomplishment, including a 20th Anniversary Pinterest profile ( http://pinterest.com/theforumshops) featuring one-of-a-kind photos from 1992-2012, and Instagram profile ( http://instagrid.me/theforumshops) and a unique campaign utilizing Rdio ( http://www.rdio.com/#/people/TheForumShops/) to house 20 distinctive Forum Shops music mixes from each year it has been open so that people can download and share their favorite tunes.  With the advent of Facebook’s new Timeline feature, the Forum shops Facebook page ( www.facebook.com/forumshops) will highlight the last 20 years of fashion and history, as well as be the home-base for a unique digital scavenger hunt.


Additionally, to thank the millions of patrons who have visited The Forum Shops over the years, as well as to say thank you to their loyal local customers who call Las Vegas home, a series of contests and promotions will be launched in April featuring twenty $1000 Shopping Sprees.


With over 25 million visitors annually, The Forum Shops ranks as one of Las Vegas’ top attractions and continues to inspire retail and fashion trends across the globe. As an icon in the retail industry, The Forum Shops success has been driven by continuous reinvention; attracting the world’s best fashion brands and becoming home to fast-growing new companies looking to showcase their product on the world stage. The Forum Shops at Caesars paved the way for Las Vegas to transform itself into a leading force on the fashion scene.


From its spiral escalator to Wolfgang Puck’s Spago restaurant to Antiquities (one of Michael Jackson’s favorite stores) to The Palm restaurant to the world’s biggest H&M to the Atlantis Show, Trevi Fountain, 50,000 gallon fish tank and spectacular art galleries and jewelers, The Forum Shops at Caesars welcomes more than 25 million people per year.  Today, The Forum Shops continues to grow with recent expansions from Salvatore Ferragamo, Stuart Weitzman and Louis Vuitton, as well as new openings from Pal Zileri, Coach Men’s, Sephora and Martin Lawrence Galleries. “We have had a fantastic year,” comments Maureen Crampton, director of marketing for The Forum Shops. “I believe people come to The Forum Shops not only to shop and dine, but to literally be transported to a different place in time.  From the changing hues of the sky-lined ceiling to the overall ambience of the streets of Rome to the daily Atlantis Show, we created a place where people can enjoy the theatrics of the shopping center.”


As part of the anniversary, many of The Forum Shops retail tenants (some dating back to the opening) took part in a special video to share some of their personal memories and stories, this included: Donny Borsack/first family of retail in Las Vegas; Tom Kaplan/Wolfgang Puck-Spago; Haresch Melwani/original Versace/Jeans Couture; Larry Close/The Palm and more.  In addition, Caesars Palace Regional President Gary Selesner spoke about how important the partnership with The Forum Shops is in making Caesars Palace the worldwide destination that it is.  The video can be found at: http://www.vimeo.com/40136145


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 160 specialty shops and restaurants.  Additional information may be accessed at www.forumshops.com.