CATCH Las Vegas Makes Waves with Star-Studded Debut at ARIA Resort & Casino

 

 

 

 

 

 

CATCH LAS VEGAS MAKES WAVES WITH STAR-STUDDED DEBUT AT ARIA RESORT & CASINO

New York and Los Angeles’ Buzziest Dining Destination Opens New Enclave on Vegas Strip

 

CATCH Las Vegas, the globally inspired, seafood-centric hotspot favorited by boldface names from NYC to LA, has officially opened doors to its new enclave at ARIA Resort & Casino.

True to form, CATCH Las Vegas’ weekend of opening celebrations drew star-stacked guest lists, culminating with Casamigos’ coveted annual Halloween party. George Clooney, Cindy Crawford, Rande Gerber, Karolina Kurkova, Austin Stowell, Joey Fatone, J.B. Smoove and Marlon Wayans were among the elaborately costumed guests to enjoy celebrated CATCH dishes paired with Casamigos cocktails, a surprise DJ set by Kendall Jenner, and performances by Nas and DJ Cassidy. The Chainsmokers, Floyd Mayweather and Jermaine Dupri and other VIP guests attended Friday’s progressive event highlighting CATCH’s seamless transition from early evening to late night parties with special performances by Rudy Mancuso and Lexy Panterra.

The venue at ARIA amplifies CATCH’s signature experiences – from statement-making, photo-friendly visuals to decadent seafood and sushi combination towers – for The Strip. As guests traverse through the picturesque entryway – a surreal, 80-foot-long tunnel-like pergola, offset by twinkling trellises and colorful blooming walls, it almost feels like stepping into a secret garden or hidden world.

 

Statements by the CATCH Partners

CATCH Co-Founder Mark Birnbaum: “It has been a long-term goal of ours to bring CATCH to Las Vegas. It’s a dream come true to see our name in lights and we couldn’t think of a better resort than ARIA to bring the high-energy CATCH experience to life.”

CATCH Co-Founder Eugene Remm: “Las Vegas is the mecca. We’ve taken the great food, the great service, and the great vibe of our CATCH properties and transplanted it to one of the greatest markets in the world.”

CHG Partner Tilman Fertitta: “Everything we do at CATCH is so special in a new and modern way. We’re so excited to take CATCH to the next level in Las Vegas, one of the great destination cities in the world.”

Internationally Inspired Cuisine

In this setting of glitz and glamour, CATCH is steadfastly committed to delivering a globally inspired selection of dishes seen through modern perspective, innovative flavor combinations and spectacular presentations.

 

  • Seafood Sharables – Guests can dive in with an assortment of bright appetizers that highlight fresh and succulent seafood. The Catch Ceviche infuses the bold flavors of mango and blood orange ponzu with Alaskan King Crab, Maine Lobster, shrimp, and scallops. The decadent Truffle Sashimi allows guests to indulge in both tuna and Hamachi paired with chili ponzu, caviar and rich black truffle purée.
  • High Rollers – In addition to soon-to-be-announced Las Vegas-exclusive sushi rolls, CATCH also offers its famed signatures. The vegan Veggie King Roll is made with king oyster mushrooms, cashew and spicy miso. For a unique and delicious flavor profile, guests can opt for the Hellfire Roll, which uses spicy tuna in two ways with Asian pear and balsamic.
  • Global Flavors – The hot appetizers feature an assortment of dishes with cultural origins ranging from Asian to Spanish. Favorites include the buttery and rich A5 Japanese Miyazaki Wagyu, prepared tableside on a signature hot stone with yuzu soy, garlic oil, Maldon sea salt and sesame; the Grilled Spanish Octopus, served with crispy potatoes, sofrito and creamy garlic aioli; and the American Lobster Mac & Cheese.
  • Larger Plates – CATCH ups the ante on the Las Vegas feast with options like the 25-Day Dry-Aged Tomahawk: 36-ounces of all natural, grass-fed beef with caramelized onion wagyu butter; and the 2.5 Pound Cantonese Lobster prepared with sake, oyster sauce, scallions and garlic.
  • Delightful Desserts – Over-the-top desserts celebrate indulgence with treats like the “Hit Me” Chocolate Cake that encourages guests to smash the liquid “Klondike” bar perched atop a brownie, devil’s food cake and roasted white chocolate ice cream. Other delights include the  Vegan Pistachio “Cheesecake” with coconut sorbet and black cherry jam and The Carnival, a wheel of warm ricotta donuts with dipping sauces like cream cheese frosting, raspberry lime, milk chocolate, and salted caramel.


Sensational Sips

Reimagined classic cocktails pop with flavor, visual display and dramatic delivery at CATCH Las Vegas. Also on the menu, guests find a selection of non-alcoholic creations, an extensively curated wine list and an assortment of spirits.

  • Creative Cocktails – CATCH offers innovative cocktails with names that pay homage to pop culture icons, like the Ziggy Stardust with Volcán Blanco Tequila, white peach, ginger beer, lemon and Hellfire Bitters. Catch 22 – a Las Vegas exclusive – begins with a puff of cotton candy that dissolves before guests’ eyes as a concoction of vodka and yuzu pours atop the pillowing cloud in the glass.
  • Worldly Wine – CATCH Las Vegas features a balanced and playful wine list with a mix of regional and international varietals designed to pair well with CATCH’s diverse cuisine. Highlights of the menu include over a page of sake offerings as well as an extensive selection of rosé wines. Additionally, the menu features the Captain’s Stash, a reserve section of wine that includes premium, fine and rare selections listed above a $1,000 price point.


Lush Design

Tapped to deliver a memorable experience and high-energy transitions from dinner to late-night, Rockwell Group led the design of CATCH Las Vegas, drawing inspiration from the Los Angeles location as well as the Mediterranean to create a warm and welcoming oasis.

Design highlights of the restaurant include:

  • An Iconic Entry – From the moment of arrival, guests are drawn into CATCH Las Vegas’ dramatic 80-foot-long arched pergola, lined with twinkling foliage overhead and vibrant, bloom-infused flower walls featuring intimate seating/photo nooks. The flooring is made of red and white oak reclaimed from abandoned farms and warehouses in the Eastern United States.
  • Main Dining Room – The contemporary, nature-inspired feel is most evident in the main dining room. The centerpiece is the iconic olive tree standing at the middle of the room beneath its own glass roof. A rustic grey wood trellis overhang defines the seating area, creating the feel of an outdoor garden. Custom-dyed Italian leather banquettes with teak wood framing salvaged from historic buildings surround tabletops featuring walnut planks and blackened metal details.
  • Elevated Bar – The bar space features a 16-foot-tall vaulted ceiling, creating a spacious environment, as well as an open backbar with views of the adjacent dining room. The backbar display is made of 10 feet of tiered, glowing liquor bottles that reflect in mirrors to create a dazzlingly expansive optical illusion.
  • Private Lounge – Off the main dining room, the private lounge’s refined atmosphere reminiscent of a library is perfect for after parties. The centerpiece of the room is a custom five-foot-diameter crystal chandelier. Dark walnut wood paneling millwork creates a moodier impression while a tufted leather bar and intimate velvet banquettes offer the soft and luxurious feeling of a private club or speakeasy.

CATCH is located within the main lobby at ARIA Resort & Casino. It is open for dinner Monday through Sunday from 5:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. The lounge is open Thursday through Saturday from 10 p.m. – 3 a.m. To make reservations, call ARIA Concierge at (702) 590-5757 or visit OpenTable.

ABOUT ARIA Resort & Casino

ARIA Resort & Casino is a stunning AAA Five Diamond resort on The Strip featuring an unprecedented combination of striking architecture, sustainable design, spectacular amenities, high-end service and premium meeting and convention space. Combined with its unparalleled amenities including luxurious shopping at Crystals and the first-of-its-kind public Fine Art Collection, ARIA introduces a new generation of resort experiences, unlike anything Las Vegas has ever seen.  ARIA and its neighboring properties are a joint venture between MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World. For more information and reservations, visit ARIA.com or call toll free at (866) 359-7757; also find ARIA on Facebook and Twitter.

 

About CATCH Hospitality Group

Catch Hospitality Group partners Eugene Remm, Mark Birnbaum and Tilman J. Fertitta have propelled globally-influenced seafood restaurant Catch (2011) from a standalone NYC flagship to an international phenomenon with successful locations in Los Angeles, Playa del Carmen and Las Vegas at the ARIA Resort & Casino.

 

With a focus on culture and brand, New York based restauranteurs Remm and Birnbaum spent two decades building CHG into one of the country’s most successful restaurant management companies. Dubbed by Forbes Magazine as the “New Kings of New York Hospitality,” Remm and Birnbaum pioneered dynamic hospitality experiences using food, service and vibe to create seamless transitions between dining, nightlife and entertainment. In addition to Catch, CHG operates midtown American brasserie Lexington Brass (2011). American businessman Tilman J. Fertitta, whose privately owned Landry’s, Inc. ranks among the largest restaurant corporations in the U.S., has spent nearly 40 years cultivating his hospitality empire. The “World’s Richest Restauranteur,” according to Forbes Magazine, Fertitta is the star of CNBC’s Billion Dollar Buyer, the proud owner of the National Basketball Association’s Houston Rockets and is the owner of the Golden Nugget Casinos and Hotels.

 

For more information please visit http://catchhg.com/; also find CATCH on Instagram.

STEVE CARELL, JOHNNY DEPP, LAURA DERN, ANGELINA JOLIE, JARED LETO, JENNIFER LOPEZ, MIKE MYERS, ROBERT PATTINSON, EDDIE REDMAYNE, CHRIS ROCK AND HILARY SWANK TO APPEAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS® NOVEMBER 14TH ON CBS

HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS

STEVE CARELL, JOHNNY DEPP, LAURA DERN, ANGELINA JOLIE, JARED LETO, JENNIFER LOPEZ, MIKE MYERS, ROBERT PATTINSON, EDDIE REDMAYNE, CHRIS ROCK AND
HILARY SWANK TO APPEAR ON THE
HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS® NOVEMBER 14TH ON CBS

The 2014 Awards Show will be Hosted by Queen Latifah and
Broadcast Live from the Hollywood Palladium

The Hollywood Film Awards today announced additional stars scheduled to appear at the inaugural broadcast of The Hollywood Film Awards live from the Hollywood Palladium, Friday, November 14, 2014 (8:00-10:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. Host Queen Latifah will welcome Steve Carell, Johnny Depp, Laura Dern, Angelina Jolie, Jared Leto, Jennifer Lopez, Mike Myers, Robert Pattinson, Eddie Redmayne, Chris Rock and Hilary Swank.  They join previously announced guests Amy Adams, Gerard Butler, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Jonah Hill, Keira Knightley, Michael Keaton, Julianne Moore, Jack O’Connell, Chris Pratt, Kristen Stewart, Channing Tatum, Jean-Marc Vallée, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley. The Hollywood Film Awards, the official launch of the awards season™, has recognized excellence in the art of cinema and filmmaking for 17 years, honoring some of the world’s biggest stars.

Historically, the Hollywood Film Awards has celebrated some of the biggest names in film.  Previous honorees include: Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Annette Bening, Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Glenn Close, Russell Crowe, Penelope Cruz, Robert DeNiro, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kirk Douglas, Robert Duvall, Clint Eastwood, Jodie Foster, Morgan Freeman, Richard Gere, Dustin Hoffman, Anthony Hopkins, Angelina Jolie, Diane Keaton, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lawrence, Jack Lemon, Matthew McConaughey, Julianne Moore, Sean Penn, Joaquin Phoenix, Julia Roberts, Geoffrey Rush, Susan Sarandon, Hilary Swank, John Travolta, Christoph Waltz, Naomi Watts, Forest Whitaker, Michelle Williams and Robin Williams, among others.

The Hollywood Film Awards kick off at 7:30 PM live ET/delayed PT on CBS with a special half-hour red carpet show featuring fashion and interviews with the stars as they arrive. Following the Hollywood Film Awards broadcast, the festivities will continue with a live one-hour show that will feature interviews with honorees and look back at the evening’s highlights. “CBS This Morning” anchors Charlie Rose, Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King will host, (10:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT).

The Hollywood Film Awards, founded in 1997 by Carlos de Abreu, who also executive produces, is produced by dick clark productions.  Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco and R. A. Clark are executive producers along with de Abreu.

CBS Extended Primetime Schedule for Friday, November 14:

7:30-8:00 PM         (live ET/delayed PT)
COUNTDOWN TO THE HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS
8:00-10:00 PM       (live ET/delayed PT)
HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS
10:00-11:00 PM     (live ET/delayed PT)
THE CBS HOLLYWOOD AFTER PARTY

Twitter:         @HollywoodAwards
Facebook:    HollywoodAwards
Instagram:    @hollywoodawards
Tumblr:         hollywoodawards.tumblr.com
SnapChat:    HollywoodAwards

ABOUT DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS
dick clark productions (dcp) is among the world’s largest producers and proprietors of televised live event programming. dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” Weekly television programming, includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dick clark productions; as well as “Rising Star” and the upcoming “Boom!” from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dick clark productions (dcp). In 2014, dcp will debut the “American Country Countdown Awards” (FOX), “Hollywood Film Awards (CBS) and “The PEOPLE MAGAZINE Awards” (NBC). dcp also owns one of the world’s most  unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of dcp’s award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances, and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

 

Queen Latifah, Host Photo by CBS / Robert Voets
Queen Latifah, Host
Photo by CBS / Robert Voets

THE HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS® ANNOUNCE QUEEN LATIFAH AS HOST FOR 2014 AWARDS SHOW

HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS

 

THE “HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS®” ANNOUNCES
QUEEN LATIFAH AS HOST FOR 2014 AWARDS SHOW
The HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS to be Broadcast Live From the Hollywood Palladium, Friday, Nov. 14 on CBS

    The “Hollywood Film Awards” today announced that multi-talented Academy and Emmy Award nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning actress, Grammy Award-winning musician and talk show host Queen Latifah, will host the inaugural broadcast of the HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS, live from the Hollywood Palladium Friday, November 14, 2014 (8:00-10:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.  The “Hollywood Film Awards” has recognized excellence in the art of cinema and filmmaking for 17 years, honoring some of the world’s biggest stars. They are considered the official launch of the awards season.

“I’m honored to be a part of such a legendary award show,” stated Latifah. “The HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS have been a staple in the awards season for years, and I’m excited to be the first host to bring them to television!”

“Queen Latifah is the real deal. She is a triple threat – she can act, she can sing, she can dance – she is beloved by audiences across multiple genres and she entertains millions of people every day,” said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President of Specials, Music and Live Events for CBS. “We look forward to having her as our host for the inaugural broadcast of the HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS.”

“Queen Latifah is a world-class entertainer,” said Carlos de Abreu, Founder and Executive Producer of the Hollywood Film Awards. “From film and music to television, her humor, quick wit and ability to entertain live audiences make her the perfect choice to host the HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS.”

Latifah was anointed hip-hop’s first lady of rap at the age of 19 with the release of her highly successful debut album, “All Hail The Queen.” She went on to release multiple Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling albums, and in 2006 she became the first hip-hop artist to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Latifah has enjoyed similar success in television and film. Her first TV series was “Living Single,” and she has starred in nearly 40 films, including, “Jungle Fever,” “Living Out Loud,” “The Bone Collector,” “Chicago,” “Hairspray,” “Bringing Down the House,” “The Secret Life of Bees,” “Last Holiday,” “Beauty Shop” and “Joyful Noise.” Also, she executive produced and starred in the HBO true-life drama, “Life Support,” for which she won a Golden Globe award, a SAG award and an Emmy nomination. Her production company, Flavor Unit Entertainment, was founded in 1993 with partner Shakim Compere. The Miami-based studio currently has several films and television series in production, including VH1’s “Single Ladies” and the upcoming The CW reality show, “The Star Next Door.” Additionally, Latifah has written two best-selling books on self-esteem and designed a successful clothing and beauty line for HSN. Currently, she is the host of “The Queen Latifah Show,” a daily syndicated talk show, which she is producing with Shakim Compere and Overbrook Entertainment’s Will Smith, Jada Smith and James Lassiter.

Over its 17 year history, the Hollywood Film Awards has celebrated some of the biggest names in film.  Previous honorees include:  Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Annette Bening, Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Glenn Close, Russell Crowe, Penelope Cruz,  Robert DeNiro, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kirk Douglas, Robert Duvall, Clint Eastwood, Jodie Foster,  Morgan Freeman, Richard Gere, Dustin Hoffman, Anthony Hopkins, Angelina Jolie, Diane Keaton, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lawrence, Jack Lemon, Matthew McConaughey, Julianne Moore, Sean Penn, Joaquin Phoenix, Julia Roberts, Geoffrey Rush, Susan Sarandon,  Hilary Swank, John Travolta, Christoph Waltz, Naomi Watts, Forest Whitaker, Michelle Williams and Robin Williams among others.

The HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS kicks off at 7:30 PM live ET/delayed PT on CBS with a special half-hour red carpet show featuring fashion and interviews with the stars as they arrive. Following the HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS broadcast, the festivities will continue with a live one-hour show that will feature interviews with honorees and look back at the evening’s highlights. “CBS This Morning” anchors Charlie Rose, Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King will host from the Hollywood Palladium, (10:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT).

The Hollywood Film Awards, founded in 1997 by Carlos de Abreu, who also executive produces, is produced by dick clark productions.  Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco and R. A. Clark are executive producers along with de Abreu.

CBS Extended Primetime Schedule for Friday, Nov. 14:

7:30-8:00 PM          (live ET/delayed PT)    Hollywood Film Awards Red Carpet                                               Pre-Show (working title)
8:00-10:00 PM        (live ET/delayed PT)    HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS
10:00-11:00 PM      (live ET/delayed PT)    “CBS This Morning” Post-Awards                                                   Show (working title)

Twitter:         @HollywoodAwards
Facebook:    /HollywoodAwards
Instagram:    @hollywoodawards
Tumblr:         hollywoodawards.tumblr.com
SnapChat:    HollywoodAwards

ABOUT DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS
dick clark productions (dcp) is among the world’s largest producers and proprietors of televised live event programming. dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” Weekly television programming, includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dick clark productions; as well as “Rising Star” and the upcoming “Boom!” from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dick clark productions (dcp). In 2014, dcp will debut the “American Country Countdown Awards” (FOX), “Hollywood Film Awards (CBS) and “The PEOPLE MAGAZINE Awards” (NBC). dcp also owns one of the world’s most  unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of dcp’s award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances, and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

queen latifah
Photo Courtesy of Sony Pictures Television

 

ICONIC CHICAGO EATERY THE WIENER’S CIRCLE TO OPEN IN LAS VEGAS

the wiener's circle
ICONIC CHICAGO EATERY THE WIENER’S CIRCLE TO OPEN IN LAS VEGAS
Three Locations to Debut Summer 2014 inside Red Rock Resort and Santa Fe Station

 

The Wiener’s Circle, Chicago’s famed hot dog stand, will open in Las Vegas this summer with locations at Red Rock Resort and Santa Fe Station Hotel & Casino. Offering authentic Chicago-style char-grilled hot dogs and hamburgers, fresh-cut fries and milkshakes, the 31 year-old landmark boasts famous fans including Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney and Rachael Ray and has been featured on the Travel Channel and Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.”The Wiener’s Circle moniker was selected by founders and horse racing fanatics Larry Gold and Barry Nemerow as a play on that sport’s designation for each race’s top thoroughbreds, and they have spent the last three decades delivering quality fare at reasonable prices. Over the years, many have tried to coax them to expand to other markets, however Las Vegas was the sweet spot for the pair.

While the Chicago location has gained some notoriety in recent years for late night antics between customers and staff, the Las Vegas outposts will focus on the legendary food in a family-friendly environment.

In addition to the classic menu offerings, the new locations will debut exclusive only-in-Vegas items, including all day breakfast nosh such as bacon, two eggs over easy and American cheese sandwiched in a fried donut, wieners in the blanket – ten or twenty piggies with a selection of sauces, a veggie burger and the Adult Happy Meal with a signature Chicago Char Cheddar dog, fries and a Pabst Blue Ribbon. The Wiener’s Circle will also serve the ever popular Krispy Kreme donuts.

Station Casinos’ popular entertainment destinations Red Rock Resort and Santa Fe Station provide a variety of amenities, including hotels, a full array of gaming, live entertainment, bowling, movies and an assortment of restaurants and bars. Both of The Weiner’s Circle outposts will be nestled between the sports book and poker room; the Red Rock Resort location is slated to open in early June, while the Santa Fe Station locations, including a satellite stand at the bowling center, are expected to debut this summer.

Award Given to Anna Nicole Days Before Lifetime Movie

In honor of the premiere of ‘Anna Nicole’ on Lifetime this week, below is a list of the modern-day Hollywood sugar babies who have been making a name for themselves, or staying relevant longer than anyone thought possible, with the help of their romantic partners. SeekingArrangement.com, leading online dating website for Sugar Daddies has released its list of the ‘Top Hollywood Sugar Babies of 2013’ with Anna Nicole Smith taking the top spot.

The following is a list of the ‘Top Seven Hollywood Sugar Babies of 2013’.

Rank – Name – Sugar Daddies Linked To

1. Anna Nicole Smith – (J. Howard Marshall)
2. Julianne Hough – (Ryan Seacrest)
3. Stacy Keibler – (George Clooney)
4. Lindsey Vonn – (Tiger Woods)
5. Joanna Krupa – (Romain Zuga)
6. Alexis Knapp – (Ryan Phillippe)
7. Holly Madison – (Hugh Hefner, Pasquale Rotella)

“Though Anna Nicole Smith tragically passed away six years ago, her stardom has reached a kind of notoriety, posthumously, that Kendra Wilkinson could only dream of,” says Brandon Wade, Founder & CEO of SeekingArrangement.com. “Unfortunately she was not in the right mindset to handle the life that this lifestyle allowed her, and she was taken before her time.Yet, she is a shining example of the success one can achieve with right benefactor by your side.”

Lifetime

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

carnevale

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Celebs hit The Palazzo Las Vegas this past weekend for Simon G. Jewelry

It was a star-studded evening at Azure at The Palazzo Las Vegas this past Saturday. In celebration of the JCK jewelry convention and to help The Palazzo Las Vegas kick off its first ever Carnevale celebrations, celebrity-adored brand Simon G. Jewelry threw its annual Simon G. Jewelry “Summer Soiree.” Stylish guests included George Clooney’s gal pal Stacy Keibler, Pamela Anderson, Giuliana Rancic, Melissa Rycroft and husband Tye Strickland, Cheryl Burke, Audrina Patridge, Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin, Gilles and Carole Marini, Patti Stanger of “Millionaire Matchmaker,” celeb stylist and member of the E!’s “Fashion Police” George Kotsiopoulos and many others.

The night of revelry kicked off with comedian and host Dannon Green taking the stage to introduce the Soiree’s charity partner Generosity Water while fire dancers continued the entertainment by taking a dip in the pool with their sparklers. Red carpet darlings Audrina Patridge (in Gloss Army), Melissa Rycroft (in a BCBG Max Azria dress she borrowed from Rent The Runway) Cheryl Burke (in Bebe), Lisa Rinna (in a vintaga Gucci dress and Aldo shoes), Pamela Anderson (wearing Palladium Jewelry by Simon G) and more dazzled in the latest from Simon G. Stacy Keibler arrived in a blue sequined Herve Leger number accessorized with Simon G. earrings, saying they were the perfect pair to dress up any outfit. “They are classic and elegant,” she said. And while she copped to enjoying the nightlife and the restaurants at The Palazzo, she’s counting down the days until she reunites with her beau. “I’m off to Europe next week,” she said. Giuliana Rancic, in simple and elegant Simon G. Jewelry earrings was in town to host the Miss USA pageant and said she’s looking forward to expanding her family with the addition of a new baby in three months saying that she hasn’t decided on a name just yet because “people say you have to wait until the baby is born to name it.” She also admitted to missing hubby Bill. “I’ve never done Vegas, which to us is The Palazzo, without him in the past five years,” she said. Patti Stanger wowed in Rachel Zoe and an $80,000 Simon G. Jewelry necklace and said that from bridal pieces to colored stones, Simon G. Jewelry is always her first stop when shopping for the latest and greatest baubles. Melissa Rycroft and Tye Strickland raved about The Palazzo and the Azure Pool calling it “the best place on earth.”

Celebs noshed on signature dishes from Lagasse’s Stadium, and toasted with champagne and Diosa Tequila, all while taking full advantage of the photo booth on hand. Pre-event, Cheryl Burke said on the red carpet that she’s excited about The Palazzo’s Carnevale celebrations, which feature three months of classic Italian festivities through new experiences, entertainment, art, music, and wine from June 4 to Sept. 9. Saturday evening was a smashing success for Simon G. Jewelry, the family-owned and run company that has been decking out red carpet beauties and girls next door alike for years. In addition to debuting their new collection, Simon G. Jewelry also announced their new line of colored diamond jewelry called ‘Midnight’. Celebrities got their groove on to tunes by KC and the Sunshine Band enticing guests to kick off their heels and dance in the pool. Everyone from the celebrities to invited guests experienced the ultimate in luxury from the moment they stepped through The Palazzo doors.

 

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Photo credit: IS Photography