“THE ONE BACK IN VEGAS!” FRIENDS SCORES IN VEGAS WITH AN EPIC 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OCTOBER 18-19 WITH AT&T 5G AND MGM RESORTS


 

 

 

“THE ONE BACK IN VEGAS!”

FRIENDS SCORES IN VEGAS WITH AN EPIC 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OCTOBER 18-19 WITH AT&T 5G AND MGM RESORTS

 

Fly, drive, take a train, or even a cross-country road trip via taxi (like Phoebe & Joey in her Yellow Cab) to Las Vegas for a one-of-a-kind Friends 25th Anniversary celebration in the Entertainment Capital of the World, October 18-19. Warner Bros. Television Group joins AT&T and MGM Resorts International to offer fans a phenomenal Friends 25th Vegas takeover in all its glory, including new fan experiences powered by AT&T 5G.

In the fifth and sixth seasons of the hit comedy series, the Friends gang headed west to Las Vegas to visit Joey on the set of his movie. What happened there 10 years ago, however, did not stay there. In the two-part season five finale, Monica and Chandler took a roll of the dice and impulsively decided to get married –– only to discover that they were beaten to the chapel by a very drunk Ross and Rachel. In the season six premiere, the gang faced the consequences of the night before, while Joey and Phoebe headed back to New York in her grandfather’s Yellow Cab.

Visitors to Las Vegas can relive some of those moments –– minus any last-minute weddings –– in a weekend celebration of all things Friends October 18-19. Experiences planned for the Friends in Vegas weekend include:

Friday, October 18 

The Fountains of Bellagio

“I’ll be there for you, when the rain starts to pour…” On Friday, Oct. 18, the iconic Fountains of Bellagio will unveil a brand-new show set to the catchy Friends theme song, “I’ll Be There For You” by The Rembrandts. Created by WET Design, the show will debut at sunset on Friday and run on rotation throughout the weekend and beyond. There will also be exclusive photo opps with the Central Perk couch, which will be on site in front of The Fountains.

Saturday, October 19 

AT&T 5G Friends Fan Experience at The Brooklyn Bridge, New York-New York  

AT&T is bringing Friends to life in brand new ways, giving fans opportunities to interact with their six favorite friends in a massive and immersive custom built experience that’s more 2019 than 1994 –– but not without nostalgia!

Many of the experiences will be powered by AT&T’s live 5G network and its 5G Innovation Program members, including Ericsson’s 5G network equipment, Nokia network infrastructure and Samsung Galaxy S10 5G smartphones. The Fan Experience includes:

Phoebe’s Yellow Cab Escape Room

“It’s like you’re always stuck in second gear…” But for Friends fans, this will not only be their day, their week, their month, but also their year!  Located outside New York-New York Hotel & Casino, Phoebe’s Yellow Cab Escape Room offers the challenge of an escape room with the fun of a Friends trivia game, in a fully operational taxicab. Parked –– where else? –– on the Brooklyn Bridge, the Friends Escape Room allows fans to test their knowledge of the series inside Phoebe’s iconic mode of transportation. 

Here’s a sample to get you started:  Which of the following is not true?  A.  Phoebe inherited the cab from her grandfather.  B. Ross named it the “Death Cab” because of Phoebe’s driving abilities.  C.  Princess Consuela Banana-Hammock also owns the vehicle.  D. None of the above. If you guessed D, you’re a natural.  Head to Vegas to try your luck!

Central Perk LEGO®

Go big…or go home! At nearly 700 square feet, this re-creation of one of the series’ signature sets will be on display exclusively at New York-New York. Built out of 900,000 LEGO bricks over a period of four months, this life-sized re-creation from acclaimed artist Nathan Sawaya features everything from the iconic sofa to the latest menu board.

Fun Facts:  No one has ever built a life-sized TV set out of LEGO bricks before. Although the creators binge-watched every season of Friends, it took them longer to build the set than to watch the series. The furniture is all fully functional –– allowing visitors to sit on the couches and chairs. The signature orange couch took the longest time to build –– as the most challenging part of the process was replicating the patterns in the upholstery.

A miniature version of the LEGO Central Perk set is now available at retailers nationwide. 

The 7th Friend Experience

Fans can record a 3D version of themselves doing Chandler’s happy dance or their own favorite move. Using AT&T’s 5G with Ericsson’s 5G network equipment, fans can drop their virtual twin into a miniature replica of Monica and Rachel’s apartment. This experience uses data-intensive volumetric video to put you in the center of the action, which can be viewed on Samsung tablets and the Galaxy S10 5G.

Performance by The Rembrandts

“I’ll be there for you, like I’ve been there before…” The Rembrandts will perform an exclusive live set at The Park, the immersive outdoor dining and entertainment district located adjacent to New York-New York. Famous for their iconic theme song, the musical duo will be on hand to perform their hits and other Friends-related songs. The concert will also be livestreamed over AT&T 5G with Nokia to a big screen onsite to make sure you have the perfect view as you belt out those memorable lyrics.

Give it Your Best

What better way to celebrate Friends in Las Vegas than with a Friends-themed karaoke booth where fans can sing along to iconic music from the show.

Marcel!

Also in the neighborhood, keep an eye out for Marcel, Ross’s onetime pet Capuchin monkey. Although Marcel has gone on to a successful film career with Jean-Claude Van Damme and more, he’ll be on hand to meet and greet fans. Autographs are discouraged. 

Friends in 4K & Download Station

The show first aired in 1994 using 35mm film, but has since been remastered in Ultra HD quality. Check out the release of Friends in 4K as it’s streamed using new Samsung Galaxy S10 5G smartphones with its immersive 6.7” Dynamic AMOLED screen over AT&T’s 5G network with Nokia. Fans can also stream their favorite episodes or download them in a matter of seconds – much faster than 4G speeds.  Compare the difference in a side-by-side 5G and LTE download station. Working with Nokia and Samsung, AT&T is offering these experiences on Galaxy S10 5G devices to let fans enjoy the show in new ways.

Friends Tech Timeline

It’s clear technology has changed since the show first aired –– remember voicemails and dating IRL? Guests can follow an interactive timeline that shows how Friends has used technology over the years and how different it is today.

Blue Man Group – Blue Friends Couch

The world-famous Blue Man Group may not be able to pivot a couch, but they sure can paint one. From their home at Luxor Hotel and Casino, the enigmatic Blue Men will transform the iconic orange Central Perk sofa in a way that only this bald and blue trio could. Their newly painted creation will be on display inside Luxor on Saturday, Oct. 19.  

And Much, Much More!

Visit the MGM Resorts Friends webpage for the latest news about the weekend’s events and special limited-time experiences; and to book your upcoming Las Vegas getaway with your friends.

Can’t Make It to Las Vegas?

AT&T is giving Friends fans a variety of other ways to join in on the celebration, including a chance to win a replica of the iconic orange couch for their home through AT&T THANKS®. Eligible customers just need to follow @ATTTHANKS on Twitter and retweet the pinned tweet at top of the page from now through October 7 for their chance to win1.

About Friends 
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of its debut in 1994, Friends remains one of television’s most beloved series. One of the highest-rated shows on television in its original network run, the series still remains a perennial go-to in syndication and on streaming services, where it continues to be a smash hit worldwide. A favorite among critics and fans alike throughout its 10-season run, Friends not only won the Emmy® for Outstanding Comedy series, but also garnered Emmy® Awards for series stars Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow. From Warner Bros. Television, Friends follows the lives and loves of a close-knit group of friends living in New York City: siblings Ross (David Schwimmer) and Monica Geller (Courteney Cox), along with friends Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry), Phoebe Buffay (Lisa Kudrow), Joey Tribbiani (Matt LeBlanc) and Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston). Friends was created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, who executive produced the series with Kevin Bright through Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is an S&P 500® global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings. MGM Resorts creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 30 unique hotel and destination gaming offerings including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry. Expanding throughout the U.S. and around the world, the company recently acquired the operations of Empire City Casino in New York and Hard Rock Rocksino in Ohio, which was rebranded as MGM Northfield Park. In 2018, MGM Resorts opened MGM Springfield in Massachusetts, MGM COTAI in Macau, and the first Bellagio-branded hotel in Shanghai. The 82,000 global employees of MGM Resorts are proud of their company for being recognized as one of FORTUNE® Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies®. For more information visit us at mgmresorts.com.

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We help family, friends and neighbors connect in meaningful ways every day. From the first phone call 140+ years ago to mobile video streaming, we innovate to improve lives. We have the nation’s fastest wireless network.** And according to America’s biggest test, we have the nation’s best wireless network.*** We’re building FirstNet just for first responders and creating next-generation mobile 5G. With a range of TV and video products, we deliver entertainment people love to talk about. Our smart, highly secure solutions serve nearly 3 million global businesses – nearly all of the Fortune 1000. And worldwide, our spirit of service drives employees to give back to their communities.  AT&T Communications is part of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). Learn more at att.com/CommunicationsNews.

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The Park Vegas Raises a Pint with Fall Brew Celebration in September and October

The Park Vegas Raises a Pint with
Fall Brew Celebration in September and October

The Fall Brew Celebration is bringing six weekends of libations and countless beers to The Park in September and October. The Park will celebrate the art of beer with themed weekends highlighting brews from around the world, beginning Sept. 21.

Locals and visitors alike are invited to join the following festivities:

  • Sept. 21 – 22 & 28 – 29 from noon – 5 p.m.: Guests who visit the first two weekends of the Fall Brew Celebration will enjoy German beers, bites and a cheerful atmosphere in recognition of the start of Oktoberfest.
  • Oct. 4 – 6 & 12 – 13 from noon – 5 p.m.: Irish and international beer from around the world will be available throughout The Park ahead of one of the most anticipated mixed martial arts matches, UFC® 229: Nurmagomedov vs. McGregor.
  • Oct. 19 – 20 from noon – 5 p.m.: The Park will once again become the place to party before hockey games as the Golden Knights begin their highly anticipated second season. Before the game, fans can show more local love by sipping on brews from some Las Vegas-based breweries.
  • Oct. 26 – 28 from 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Elysian Great Pumpkin Road Show – The Park and New York-New York will partner with Seattle-based brewing company Elysian Brewing for a pumpkin-themed beer celebration. Featuring up to 50 different pumpkin brews, this traveling beer festival will make a stop in Las Vegas for the first time ever.

Tickets for each weekend’s beer festivities through Oct. 20 are available for starting $25 plus tax, and are valid for the purchased weekend only. Tickets grant guests ten samples from a variety of breweries.

Tickets for the Elysian Great Pumpkin Road Show (Oct. 26-28) are $45 for one day and $99 for all three days. Tickets include a souvenir cup to commemorate the tour of brews. VIP passes also are available for Saturday, Oct. 27 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

For more information, visit theparkvegas.com

Pro Jam Mondays at Beerhaus Fosters Unique Community for Musicians

 

Pro Jam Mondays at Beerhaus Fosters
Unique Community for Musicians

 Lovers of live music are invited to rock out at Beerhaus at The Park as local musicians join forces with music industry veterans to present Pro Jam Mondays. The weekly event is complimentary and open to the public, and kicks off at 9 p.m.

Creator Ben Carey, a seasoned professional musician who’s been a part of notable rock bands such as Savage Garden and Lifehouse, delivers veteran performers to the stage alongside select local artists, hand-picked by Carey himself. Far from an open-mic night, the collision of musical styles and a wealth of experience creates a contagious excitement that keeps fans on their feet all night.

“Pro Jam Mondays is sparking the creation of a musical community at Beerhaus each week, bringing incredible musicians from the Las Vegas area together who perform locally and worldwide,” said Carey. “Fans get to witness first-hand the passion and love for music from all of the musicians, and what they learn from each other as they perform.”    

Touring veterans who have taken the stage since the show’s recent debut include Chris Lukes, former drummer for Kelly Clarkson and Enrique Iglesias; and Danny DeMorales, former bass player for Dionne Warwick. The list will continue to expand each week as more musicians join the community.

To learn more about this and other events at The Park, please visit TheParkVegas.com

About The Park
An eclectic blend of restaurants, bars and entertainment tucked into rich desert landscaping, The Park is a central gathering place on The Strip’s west side connecting New York-New York and Park MGM resorts as well as the new 20,000-seat world-class T-Mobile Arena. Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, the new outdoor destination is a place to relax, discover and explore. For more information, visit theparkvegas.com.

Ice Cream Festival at The Park Offers Fun Way to Cool Down July 14 and 15

Ice Cream Festival at The Park Offers Fun Way to Cool Down
July 14 and 15

 

What:              

Chilly treats and delicious eats for all ages can be found at this year’s Ice Cream Festival at The Park. Participants can visit ice cream tents offering unique takes on milkshakes, sundaes, ice cream cocktails and more. Live music, games and ice cream-inspired photo opportunities will be located throughout The Park.
The restaurants at The Park are participating in the frozen fun by offering signature alcoholic refreshments including the Orange Creamsicle Beerfloat at Beerhaus, Strawberry Raspberry Lemonade Bomb Pop at California Pizza Kitchen and Margarita Froz Fruit at Sake Rok.

 

To learn more about The Park, please visit TheParkVegas.com. Join the conversation on Twitter with @TheParkVegas.

 

Where:            

The Park, located between New York-New York and Park MGM
3780 South Las Vegas Blvd.

Las Vegas, NV 89109

 

When:
Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

                  

Price:                
$10 per person; kids under 5 are complimentary
Each ticket includes unlimited samples of ice cream and limited free samples of alcohol-infused treats for guests 21 years of age and older with valid identification.

     

ABOUT THE PARK

An eclectic blend of restaurants, bars and entertainment tucked into rich desert landscaping, The Park is a central gathering place on The Strip’s west side. Visitors can enjoy exciting restaurants such as the popular Californian waffle house Bruxie; New York fan-favorite burger joint Shake Shack; much-loved California Pizza Kitchen; or theatrical hotspot Sake Rok while beverage enthusiasts can indulge in spirits, beers and bites at Beerhaus. Designed with sustainability in mind, The Park’s restaurant corridor recently earned LEED® Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. For more information, visit theparkvegas.com.

Celebrate the Artistry of Beer with Craft Brew Movement at The Park May 25-26

 

Celebrate the Artistry of Beer with Craft Brew Movement at The Park May 25-26

WHAT: The Park kicks off Memorial Day Weekend with a celebration of craft beer at a two-day festival, Craft
Brew Movement, May 25-26. Guests can learn about the craft brew culture from expert brewers and beer
enthusiasts as well as sample a variety of beers from around the world. The Park’s resident beer destination,
Beerhaus, will be offering beer pairings and samplers as well as dining specials such as warm pretzels and
beer cheese dip, their signature Beerhaus Brat and beer floats.

To learn more about The Park, please visit TheParkVegas.com.  Join the
conversation on Twitter with @TheParkVegas.

WHERE: The Park, located between New York-New York and Park MGM
3780 South Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

WHEN: Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26
2 p.m. – 8 p.m. Daily

PRICE: Admission is free.

ABOUT THE PARK

An eclectic blend of restaurants, bars and entertainment tucked into rich desert landscaping, The Park is a central gathering place on The Strip’s west side. Visitors can enjoy exciting restaurants such as the popular Californian waffle house Bruxie; New York fan-favorite burger joint Shake Shack; much-loved California Pizza Kitchen; or theatrical hotspot Sake Rok while beverage enthusiasts can indulge in spirits, beers and bites at Beerhaus. Designed with sustainability in mind, The Park’s restaurant corridor earned LEED® Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. For more information, visit theparkvegas.com.

MGM Resorts International Drops the Puck with Vegas Golden Knights Activations to Celebrate First Round of Playoffs

 

MGM Resorts International Drops the Puck with Vegas Golden Knights Activations to Celebrate First Round of Playoffs

 

WHAT To celebrate the Vegas Golden Knights first round playoff appearance, MGM Resorts is offering hockey fans a variety of Golden Knights-themed activations at select properties along The Strip. Fans will have the opportunity to visit the following resorts:

 

Bellagio Resort & Casino

  • Bellagio Patisserie presents a five-foot-tall Marc-Andre Fleury chocolate sculpture.
  • Fun Facts:
  • The sculpture took approx. five weeks to complete (started February 10, 2018).
  • Three types of chocolate used: milk, dark and white.
  • The sculpture’s inner-structure is made of Styrofoam.
  • The Styrofoam is covered in 20 lbs of Rice Krispy.
  • 90 lbs of chocolate was used along with 10 lbs of fondant and a few pounds of sugar paper for the letters.

 

ARIA Resort & Casino

  • ARIA Front Desk and Tower Suites representatives will show their team spirit by wearing Golden Knights gear during every home playoff game.
  • Five50 Pizza Bar will offer a new pizza, “The Post Seasonal,” which includes grilled golden pineapple and roasted red knight peppers, topped with pickled jalapeños and smoked bacon for $5.50 (slice) / $25.50 (whole pizza). Golden Road Blonde Ale will be available for $5.50 (glass) and $18 (pitchers that serve four glasses).

 

MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

  • TAP Sports Bar will feature a step-and-repeat outside of the restaurant for photo opportunities.
  • Vegas Golden Knights-branded table felts have been installed throughout the MGM Grand Casino Floor.

 

Monte Carlo Resort and Casino

  • Money Line will offer playoff specials that include Golden Knights Beer on draft and a Playoff burger-and-beer combo.

 

New York-New York Hotel & Casino

  • Lady Liberty at New York-New York will show her support by sporting a Vegas Golden Knights jersey beginning Wednesday, April 11.


WHEN                  First round of the playoffs

 

WHERE
Bellagio
3600 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

 

ARIA
3730 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89019

 

MGM Grand
3799 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

 

Monte Carlo
3770 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

New York-New York
3790 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Big Apple Coaster Pushes High-Tech Thrills to Cosmic Levels with New Virtual Reality Experience

The Big Apple Roller Coaster at New York-New York Hotel & Casino Pushes High-Tech Thrills
to Cosmic Levels With New Virtual Reality Experience

First-of-its Kind Experience on Las Vegas Strip Opens February 7

Fasten your safety belts and prepare for liftoff! New York-New York Hotel & Casino will take attraction rides to new levels when The Big Apple Coaster Virtual Reality Experience debuts February 7. The first of its kind in Las Vegas, this white-knuckle ride high above The Strip will combine thrill-seekers’ need for speed with advanced, immersive graphics, resulting in a 4D experience that’s out of this world.

The first virtual reality ride to incorporate popular current landmarks into its creative visuals, the ride combines real G forces, drops and the high speed of The Big Apple Coaster to create an unforgettable experience.

The adventure begins as riders are equipped with virtual reality headsets, and they take on the role of a scientist in hot pursuit of an alien that escaped their research facility. The chase soars high above the Nevada desert and up the Las Vegas Strip, all virtually, of course.

“The Big Apple Coaster has provided heart-racing excitement to millions of visitors,” said Cynthia Kiser Murphey, president and chief operating officer of New York-New York. “Combining leading-edge technology with the thrill of our coaster overlooking the Las Vegas Strip, we are now able to offer visitors an experience that is new, adrenaline-inducing and something you can only find at New York-New York.”

This new experience was designed by VR Coaster®, the world’s leading creator of virtual reality enhancements on thrill rides. The coaster’s passenger trains are equipped with sensors that use wireless connectivity to precisely synchronize the virtual reality creative visuals with the real ride. This advanced, lightweight technology was developed to withstand the ups, downs, dives and loops of a roller coaster without losing connection to the virtual reality headsets. The experience utilizes VR Coaster’s unique graphic system, “Hybrid VR,” to deliver 3D footage in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second for high-quality visuals and a more immersive ride.

Thomas Wagner, co-founder and managing partner of VR Coaster, said, “We’re very proud to have had the opportunity to work on such an iconic attraction. The creative freedom New York-New York gave us on all aspects of the ride, from storyboards to the final virtual reality application, was invaluable. Our most exciting accomplishment with this experience was the fact that we had never before incorporated three completely different environments into a single ride… the research facility, the desert and The Strip… each with its own creative and technical challenges.”

Measuring 4,777 ft. in track length, The Big Apple Coaster is the longest roller coaster in the world equipped with virtual reality. The coaster also is the world’s first to feature a 180-degree “heartline” twist and dive maneuver. This, along with loops, negative Gs and top speed of 67 mph, gives guests a thrilling Las Vegas Strip experience.

Murphey said, “We are thrilled our partnership with VR Coaster allowed us to bring this new, exciting opportunity to New York-New York, and we couldn’t be happier with the relationship or results. And for guests who adore The Big Apple Coaster just the way it is, or aren’t quite ready for the virtual reality option, never fear. You can still enjoy the experience just the way you want it.”

Tickets are $20 for The Big Apple Coaster Virtual Reality Experience and $15 to ride the roller coaster the traditional way. All passengers must be at least 54” to ride and a minimum of 13 years old to ride with virtual reality.

For more information, call (702) 740-6616 or visit mgmresorts.com/nyny.

NEW YORK-NEW YORK
Inspired by the famous energy and landmarks of the iconic original, New York-New York offers all the excitement of the hotel’s namesake, from the provocative and sensuous Cirque du Soleil production Zumanity and the thrilling Roller Coaster to tantalizing restaurants including Gallagher’s Steakhouse and Nine Fine Irishmen, an authentic pub offering the best of Irish drink, food and music. A dynamic new plaza experience features fun and unique dining and retail destinations including a two-story flagship Hershey’s Chocolate World, Shake Shack, Tom’s Urban, Swatch, and Stupidiotic. New York-New York is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visitmgmresorts.com/nyny, call toll free at (866) 815-4365 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

“Holiday at The Park” Rings in the Season with Festive Community Tree-Lighting Event November 30

Holiday at The Park” Rings in the Season With
Festive Community Tree-Lighting Event

Thursday, November 30

WHAT: Celebrate the season in style with the opening of “Holiday at The Park.” Featuring performances by The Mirage’s newest headliner Matt Goss and the Las Vegas Academy Choir, the festivities will culminate with a countdown to the illumination of a magnificent 80-foot Silver Fir tree, emceed by in-Arena host for the Vegas Golden Knights, Mark Shunock.

On this special opening evening, the Las Vegas community is invited to enjoy all of the activities throughout “Holiday at The Park,” including ice skating, a meet-and-greet with Santa, shopping in a quaint holiday marketplace and hot chocolate and tasty treats throughout. Guests are invited to enjoy complimentary ice skating from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m., and the first 500 children to arrive will receive a Santa hat to get the season of giving off to a good start.

Complimentary parking will be available from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the New York-New York and Monte Carlo self-park garages for guests attending the event.

WHEN:       Thursday, Nov. 30
Tree Lighting Ceremony: 5:30 p.m.

WHERE:     Toshiba Plaza
3780 South Las Vegas Blvd.
WEBSITE:    TheParkVegas.com

FOLLOW:     @theparkvegas

#DeckThePark

#ThePark

 

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa Launches MGM Resorts’ M life Rewards Loyalty Program on June 7








Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa Launches MGM Resorts’ M life Rewards Loyalty Program on June 7

Members Will Now Have Access to Offers, Benefits and Rewards at MGM Resorts Destinations Across U.S.

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, part of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM), announced today that it will be launching the Company’s award-winning M life Rewards loyalty program, presenting members with personalized offers, exclusive benefits and special access across MGM Resorts’ unrivaled portfolio. Beginning Wednesday, June 7, M life Rewards will supplant My Borgata Rewards loyalty program, allowing guests to play and earn at their favorite MGM Resorts destinations including Bellagio, ARIA, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage in Las Vegas as well as resorts in Detroit, Mississippi and Maryland.

“The ability to offer our devoted customers a connection from Borgata to sister properties in Las Vegas and throughout the country is an invaluable asset and something that we are extremely eager to introduce,” said Tom Ballance, President and Chief Operating Officer for Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. “The timing couldn’t be more ideal, as MGM Resorts expands their presence into the mid-Atlantic and Northeast United States with the recent opening of the $1.4 billion MGM National Harbor in Maryland and the upcoming 2018 opening of MGM Springfield in Massachusetts.”

Borgata will adopt M life Rewards’ five member tiers – Sapphire, Pearl, Gold, Platinum and the premium, invitation-only NOIR. New members can sign up for free, starting at Sapphire. All current card level access will remain intact, while new benefits such as personalized offers, complimentary parking for Pearl and above, and M life Moments will be added to enhance the program’s value to members. M life Moments are one-of-a-kind experiences exclusive for members, and Borgata’s M life Moments will include an “Ultimate Spa Day at The Water Club,” “Wine Tasting with Borgata’s Sommelier,” and a “Lunch + Learn with Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian.”

Jordan Salmon, Vice President of Loyalty Marketing for MGM Resorts International, said, “Borgata is Atlantic City’s premier resort and has been a tremendous addition to our company and now to our M life Rewards program. We look forward to welcoming our new members from Borgata and sharing with them our diverse, world-class resorts, amenities and iconic experiences.”

Earning will come in the form of Points, SLOT DOLLARS®, Express CompsTM and Tier Credits. Points are earned from playing slots and can be redeemed the same day they are earned or can be banked for future use. Points earned at Borgata can be used at any M life Rewards destination nationwide and can be redeemed for SLOT DOLLARS® right at the slot machine or for Express Comps™ at the M life Rewards desk. Borgata guests can still earn SLOT DOLLARS®, which earned on a current trip can be used on the member’s next visit to Borgata only, and are valid for 90 days. SLOT DOLLARS® can be activated from the player’s favorite slot machine.

M life Rewards members also earn Express Comps (formerly Comp Dollars) when playing slots, table games, and poker and from Racebook bets at Borgata. Express Comps can be used at Borgata or when visiting any M life Rewards destination nationwide for hotel stays, dining, entertainment, spas, attractions and M life Moments. Upon the launch of M life Rewards at Borgata, Tier Credits, which determine a member’s Tier Level, can be earned through gaming activity with slots, table games, poker and the Racebook. Based on Tier Level, benefits include special room and retail discounts, pre-sale access to concert and fight tickets, priority reservations, room upgrades, priority hotel check-in line, and more.

With a single account, M life Rewards members can stay, play and earn benefits and rewards at 17 participating MGM Resorts: Borgata, Bellagio, ARIA, Vdara, MGM Grand, The Signature at MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Delano Las Vegas, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, New York-New York, Luxor, and Excalibur in Las Vegas; Beau Rivage and Gold Strike in Mississippi; MGM Grand Detroit; and MGM National Harbor in Maryland.

For more information on M life Rewards, please visit theborgata.com; mlife.com, or view the educational video here.  

Participants must be 21 or older and may not be part of any exclusionary list. Membership terms and conditions apply.  Bet with your Head, Not Over It. Gambling Problem?  Call 1-800-GAMBLER.

About Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa:

Located in Atlantic City’s Marina District, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa features 2,000 guest rooms and suites; 161,000 square feet of gaming; 184 table games; 3,026 slot machines; a 75+ table poker room; 11 retail boutiques; 5 acclaimed fine dining restaurants by renowned chefs; 10 casual dining options; a 54,000 square foot spa; 70,000 square feet of event space; 20,000 square foot indoor/outdoor pool and garden; 32,000 square foot outdoor pool; 4 signature nightlife experiences; and parking for 7,100 cars. The market-leading resort also features Atlantic City’s first cosmopolitan hotel experience, The Water Club at Borgata, with 800 guest rooms and suites; a 36,000 square foot spa; 18,000 square feet of meeting space; 6 designer retail boutiques; and 5 heated indoor and outdoor pools. Borgata offers online gaming within the state of New Jersey through its real-money gaming sites, BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com. Borgata is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information about Borgata, please visit theborgata.com or follow Borgata on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Las Vegas Attractions Celebrate Veterans Day with Special Offers

 

LAS VEGAS ATTRACTIONS CELEBRATE VETERANS DAY
 WITH SPECIAL OFFERS 

In honor of Veterans Day, Las Vegas Strip attractions are offering special promotions to thank the brave members of the Armed Forces for their service to our country.

Shark Reef Aquarium

What:
All active and retired military personnel will receive complimentary admission and dependants will receive $10 general admission with a valid ID. This offer is good for up to four dependents per veteran.

When:
November 11 & 12; 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
November 13; 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Last admission one hour prior to close

Where:  
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Price: 
General admission is $20 for adults; $14 for children (5 – 12); Children 4 and younger are free.

Purchase: 
Tickets and information are available at Shark Reef Box Office.

Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat

What: 
All active and retired military personnel with a valid ID will receive complimentary admission. Family members who carry dependent and spouse ID cards will receive a $5 discount.

When:
November 8 – 13
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Last admission at 4 p.m.

Where:
The Mirage Hotel & Casino
3400 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Price:
General admission is $22 for adults; $17 for children (4 – 12); Children 3 and younger are free.

Purchase: 
Tickets and information are available at Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat ticket booth.

The Roller Coaster at New York-New York

What: 
All active and retired military personnel with a valid ID receive $7 admission, up to two tickets.

When: 
Ongoing offer
Sunday – Thursday:  11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Friday & Saturday:  10:30 a.m. – midnight 

Where: 
New York-New York Hotel & Casino
3790 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Price:
General admission is $14. Same day re-rides are $8. The all-day Scream Pass is
$25. Locals with a valid Nevada ID receive $10 admission with the purchase of one regular priced ticket.

Purchase:  
Tickets and information are available at The Roller Coaster ticket booth.

The Adventuredome

What:
All active military personnel with a valid ID will receive 40 percent off all-day ride passes. This offer is good for up to four people per veteran.

When:
Friday, Nov. 11
10 a.m. – Midnight

Where: 
Circus Circus Las Vegas
2880 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Price:
General admission is $17.95 (33 – 47 inches) and $31.95 (48 inches or taller) for an all-day ride pass. Individual ride tickets also are available and range from $6 – $12.

Purchase: 
Tickets and information are available by calling (702) 794-3939 or online at
adventuredome.com

CSI: The Experience

What: 
All active and retired military personnel with a valid ID and their family members receive 2-for-1 admission.

When:
November 9 – 13
9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Last admission at 8 p.m.

Where:    
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV, 89109

Price: 
General admission is $28 for adults (12 and older); $21 for children (4 – 11).

Purchase: 
Tickets and information are available by calling MGM Grand at (702) 891-7006 or online at mgmgrand.com or csiexhibit.com.

 

Hershey’s Chocolate World Las Vegas Celebrates Halloween with In-Store Trick-Or-Treating

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HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD LAS VEGAS CELEBRATES HALLOWEEN WITH IN-STORE TRICK-OR-TREATING

WHAT:
Love Halloween? Locals and tourists alike are invited to Hershey’s Chocolate World Las Vegas at New York-New York Hotel & Casino for a special trick-or-treating experience. Guests dressed in costume will receive a complimentary snack size Hershey’s Candy Corn Creme Bar featuring candy corn crème with candy bits – a perfect Halloween treat!

In addition, guests can make Hershey’s Chocolate World Las Vegas their go-to spot for purchasing a candy assortment before the big day. The 13,000-square-foot store features selections of Hershey’s Milk Chocolates, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Jolly Rancher Hard Candies, and much more!

Exterior Rendering of Hershey's Chocolate World at New York New York

For more information, please visit www.hersheyschocolateworldlasvegas.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HersheyChocolateWorldLasVegas. Fans also can share their Hershey’s Chocolate World Las Vegas experiences via social media by including #ChocolateWorld.

WHEN:
Monday, Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

WHERE:
Hershey’s Chocolate World Las Vegas
3790 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

 

Tom’s Urban Las Vegas Inside New York-New York Hotel & Casino Spices Up the Season with New Dishes

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MGM Resorts International Food & Beverage Listings September 2016

 

MGM Resorts International Food & Beverage Listings 

September 2016

SPECIAL EVENTS MENUS

Football Season Menus
To kick-off the 2016 football season, various MGM Resorts International restaurants will feature a culinary playbook of specials and menus perfect for game day.
HOLIDAY MENUS

Labor Day Menus
This Labor Day Weekend, select restaurants at MGM Resorts International will offer specialty menus to celebrate the holiday weekend.

Mexican Independence Day Menus
Guests are invited to celebrate Mexico’s history, culture and traditions with festive menus at select restaurants at MGM Resorts International.

F&B EVENTS

BELLAGIO
September 8
An Executive Chef’s Culinary Classroom: Retro

Bellagio Executive Chef of Banquets and Catering Michael Burns will host the year’s third An Executive Chef’s Culinary Classroom event with a fall-themed class. Guests will learn to make two decadent classics: Lobster Bisque and Beef Wellington with whipped potatoes, caramelized onions and Merlot veal jus.

  • Place: Tuscany Kitchen
  • Date: Thursday, Sept. 8
  • Time: 7 p.m.
  • Price: $135 per person plus tax & gratuity
  • Social media info: @Bellagio #CulinaryClassroom
  • To purchase tickets, call Bellagio Concierge at 866-906-7171

September 14
Snack Wagon Takeover at Harvest by Roy Ellamar
Harvest by Roy Ellamar gives culinary aficionados the opportunity to interact with their favorite chefs every month as part of the Snack Wagon Takeover series. During each Takeover, a guest chef will take charge of one of Harvest’s signature snack wagons by featuring their own specialty small bites and traveling table-to-table discussing their selections with diners.

  • Place: Harvest by Roy Ellamar
  • Time: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Dates:
    • Wednesday, Sept. 14 featuring Todd English’s Olives  Executive Chef Brad Skougard
      • Social media info: @Bellagio @RoyEllamar #SnackWagonTakeover

VDARA
September 22
Coolhaus Ice Cream Truck
Vdara, in partnership with Coolhaus, a Los Angeles-based gourmet ice cream truck fleet, have created a Vdara-branded ice cream sandwich. The Vdara Escape, an almond whoopie cookie with lavender and honey swirled salted caramel ice cream, will be available for purchase for one day only at Vdara via the Coolhaus ice cream truck.

  • Place: Vdara
  • Date: Thursday, Sept. 22
  • Social media info: @Vdara #VdaraxCoolhaus

MGM GRAND
September 1 – 30
National Bourbon Heritage Month at PUB 1842
To celebrate one of America’s most historic spirits, Michael Mina’s PUB 1842 will offer Bourbon-centric specials including the Bourbon BBQ Chicken Sandwich and ‘Bourbon Your Way’ beverages.

  • Place: Michael Mina’s PUB 1842
  • Dates: Sept. 1 – 30
  • Social media info: @MGMGrand #ForTheLoveOfBourbon.

September 8 – December 26
TAP Monday Night Football Viewing Parties
This football season, guests can show their team support at TAP during viewing parties featuring beverage specials, specially curated cocktails as well as breakfast specials for early game days.

  • Place: TAP at MGM Grand
  • Dates: Sept. 8 – Dec. 26
    • Beverage specials available during all college and professional games
    • Football Breakfast food specials available Saturdays and Sundays 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Social media info: @MGMGrand

DELANO 
September 1
Heitz Cellar Wine Dinner at RIVEA

Mandalay Bay Director of Wine Harley Carbery and Heitz Cellar National Sales Manager Daniel Vu will host a Heitz Cellar Wine Dinner to celebrate the winery’s 55th birthday. The dinner will take place at the celebrated Alain Ducasse restaurant, Rivea, located atop Delano Las Vegas, with a breathtaking backdrop of 180-degree views of the city below. Guests will experience a mouthwatering four-course meal featuring Provencal Caponata, Braised Oxtail Pasta, Bison Tenderloin Rossini and foie gras created by Rivea Executive Chef Bruno Riou and paired with premier Napa Valley wines from Heitz Cellar.

  • Place: RIVEA
  • Date: Thursday, Sept. 1
  • Time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Price: $140 per person plus tax & gratuity
  • Social media info: @DelanoVegas @harleywine1
  • To purchase tickets, call Rivea at 702-632-5400.

September 22
Della’s Kitchen Farmhouse 2nd Anniversary Dinner
Della’s Kitchen invites guests to enjoy desert-inspired, sustainable cuisine poolside at the Farmhouse Dinner 2nd Anniversary event. The dinner will feature an interactive reception complete with passed hors d’oeuvres, local beers and spirits, followed by a family-style feast of local ingredient-focused dishes by Della’s Kitchen Executive Chef Jay Calimlim. Guests also will have the opportunity to mingle with Chef and the Farmhouse partners during the event.

  • Place: Delano Beach Club
  • Time: 6 p.m.
  • Dates: Thursday, Sept. 22
  • Price: $100 per person plus tax and gratuity
  • To purchase tickets, call Della’s Kitchen at (702) 632-9254 or email dellas@delanolasvegas.com..

NEW YORK-NEW YORK
September 16 – 17

Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Guests will have the opportunity to celebrate the luck of the Irish six months early with Celtic-inspired entertainment, a virtual pub and Guinness and Jameson promotions near Nine Fine Irishmen at The Brooklyn Bridge at New York-New York.

  • Place: The Brooklyn Bridge at New York-New York
  • Time: 3 p.m. – midnight; live entertainment from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. and DJ entertainment from 8 p.m. – midnight
  • Dates: Sept. 16-17
  • Price: Free Admission, open to the public

THE PARK
September 13, 20, 27
Park Party
Every Tuesday beginning Sept. 13 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., guests can get the party started with $5 beer and wine selections at participating restaurants at The Park. The Tony Marques Band will provide live entertainment for guests’ listening enjoyment.  

  • Place: Beerhaus, California Pizza Kitchen and Sake Rok
  • Time: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Dates: Every Tuesday beginning Sept. 13

September 30 – October 2
Oktoberfest
Beerhaus will celebrate the timeless Bavarian tradition as it hosts Oktoberfest at The Park featuring nightly celebrity keg tappings, live music from local band The Dummkopfs, food and beer specials and lively games.

  • Place: Beerhaus at The Park
  • Time: Begins at 4 p.m. nightly
  • Dates: Sept. 30 – Oct. 2

F&B UPDATES

BELLAGIO
Todd English’s Olives
Please note new hours of operation for Todd English’s Olives, effective Aug. 29:

  • Monday – Sunday, 11:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Café Bellagio
Please note new hours of operation for Café Bellagio, effective Aug. 29:

  • Monday – Sunday, 6 a.m. – 1 a.m.

MICHAEL MINA Bellagio 
Please note Nicholas Sharpe is now executive chef at MICHAEL MINA Bellagio.

ARIA
Jean Philippe Patisserie
The first La Colombe draft latte in Las Vegas is now available on tap at Jean Philippe Patisserie at ARIA. The popular craft coffee roasters’ exclusive draft latte, found online or in La Colombe cafes located on the East coast only, is served as a pre-mixed blend of nutrient-rich milk and cold-pressed espresso that is naturally sweet with no sugar added. La Colombe pure black coffee also is available on draft.

Sage
Please note Sage will be closed on Sundays effective Sept. 18.  The hours of operation are as follows:

  • Monday – Saturday, 6 p.m.  – 10:30 p.m.

barMASA/Tetsu
Please note, barMASA and Tetsu are now closed on Wednesdays. The hours of operation are as follows:

  • Thursday – Tuesday, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

MANDALAY BAY
Libertine Social
Please note James Beard Award-winning Chef Shawn McClain’s new, social dining experience, Libertine Social, is now open. Hours of operation are as follows:

  • Monday – Sunday, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

MONTE CARLO
The Pub at Monte Carlo
Please note The Pub at Monte Carlo will close Monday, Oct. 3, 2016. 

Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge
Please note Andre’s Restaurant and Lounge will close Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016.

EXCALIBUR
The Steakhouse at Camelot
The Steakhouse at Camelot now offers a menu of elevated signature menu items by request only. Simply ask the server for the “secret” menu and experience delicious, off-menu dishes for the same price as the restaurant’s traditional menu offerings.

CIRCUS CIRCUS
Slots-A-Fun & West Bar
Both Slots-A-Fun and West Bar offer happy hour featuring $4 draft beer, $4 frozen drinks and $4 house shots served in a Circus Circus shot glass. Happy hour is available Monday – Thursday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

THE PARK
Beerhaus

Guests can enjoy the following social happenings every week:

  • Geeks Who Drink – Tuesdays, 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
    Guests with a competitive spirit and a wealth of useless knowledge get the chance to show their stuff at Tuesday night Trivia nights. The lively weekly competition is the ideal place to challenge friends or team up against others for a spirited good time.
  • Happy Hour  – Daily, 2-6 p.m.
    Beerhaus’ take on Happy Hour offers $4 featured brews and deals on select bites. For guests with a late night craving, Beerhaus also offers Reverse Happy Hour from 10 p.m. – close featuring $4 snacks.
  • Live Music
    Live entertainment is offered Thursday – Saturday, 8 p.m. – midnight.

Shake Shack
Shake Shack will host Shaketoberfest in celebration of the world’s largest Volksfest traditionally held each year in Munich, Germany. To celebrate German tradition, Shake Shack will feature the following special menu additions:

  • Brat Burger – Hamburger topped with a flat-top griddled Usinger’s cheddar-stuffed bratwurst, crispy ShackMeister Ale-marinated shallots and Shack Sauce.
  • ShackMeister Brat – A flat-top griddled Usinger’s cheddar-stuffed bratwurst, crispy ShackMeister Ale-marinated shallots and cheese sauce.
  • Bavarian-style Soft Pretzel – Toasted soft pretzel topped with Bavarian spices; cheese sauce available as well
  • Bavarian-inspired Shakes
    • Apfelstrudel Shake – Apple strudel shake topped with whipped cream and cinnamon-sugar shortbread
    • Black Forest Shake – Chocolate and cherry shake with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles

Adventure-Seekers Earn Your “Coaster Cred” on National Roller Coaster Day

Adventure-Seekers Earn Your “Coaster Cred” on National Roller Coaster Day at New York-New York and Circus Circus August 16

 

Experience thrills to the max on Tuesday, Aug. 16 with an exciting “Coaster Cred” promotion that’s sure to get your heart racing while riding eight different adventure rides in one day. The Roller Coaster at New York-New York and The Adventuredome at Circus Circus invite roller coaster enthusiasts to validate their love of thrill rides with this special National Roller Coaster Day promotion.

 

Guests who accept the challenge will need to purchase an all-day ride ticket at The Adventuredome were they will receive a lanyard and stamp card to signal the start of this adrenaline-pumping adventure. After conquering the seven required rides inside The Adventuredome and The Roller Coaster at New York-New York (separate purchase), thrill-seekers will present their completed card at one of the two locations to receive a special “Coaster Cred” T-shirt and, of course, bragging rights.    

 

The Roller Coaster at New York-New York

 

What: Experience the exciting 67-mph thrill ride that ascends 203 feet to its highest peak before rushing down 144 feet into gravity defying twists and turns. Guests must be at least 54 inches tall to ride.

 

Where:          
The Roller Coaster
New York-New York Hotel & Casino
3790 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

 

When:
Tuesday, Aug. 16
11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

 

Price: 
Regular admission is $14

 

Purchase:
Visit The Roller Coaster ticket booth for tickets

 

The Adventuredome at Circus Circus

 

What: Guests are invited to experience not one, but seven thrill rides inside a five-acre theme park at The Adventuredome. Ascend 90 feet before dropping over and under on El Loco and try to catch your breath at 55 mph on Canyon Blaster, just two of the seven you must ride inside the park. Visitors must also conquer Chaos, Disk’O, Sling Shot, Inverter and Pacific Rim 4-D inside the Extreme Ride Theater.

 

Where:
The Adventuredome
Circus Circus Las Vegas
2880 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

 

When:
Tuesday, Aug. 16
10 a.m. – Midnight

 

Price:
All-day ride passes are $17.95 (33 – 47 inches) and $31.95 (48 inches or taller); individual roller coaster tickets are $12; other individual ride tickets also are available and range from $6 – $9

 

Purchase:
Visit The Adventuredome Box Office for tickets
                             

MGM Resorts International Food & Beverage Listings August 2016

MGM Resorts International Food & Beverage Listings August 2016


SPECIAL EVENTS MENUS


Summer Games Menus
Various MGM Resorts International restaurants will celebrate the 2016 Summer Games with a diverse selection of menus and specials.
F&B EVENTS
BELLAGIO
August 6 and 24
Snack Wagon Takeovers at Harvest by Roy Ellamar
Harvest by Roy Ellamar gives culinary aficionados the opportunity to interact with their favorite chefs every month as part of the Snack Wagon Takeover series. During each Takeover, a guest chef will take charge of one of Harvest’s signature snack wagons by featuring their own specialty small bites and traveling table-to-table discussing their selections with diners.
  • Place: Harvest by Roy Ellamar
  • Time: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Dates:
    • Saturday, August 6 featuring L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon Executive Chef Steve Benjamin and a mixology cart by Southern Wine and Spirits Mixologist Michael Przydzial
      • Social media info: @Bellagio @RoyEllamar @chefstevebenj #SnackWagonTakeover
    • Wednesday, August 24 featuring Noodles Executive Chef Patrick Lee
      • Social media info: @Bellagio @RoyEllamar  #Noodles #SnackWagonTakeover
MGM GRAND
August 1-31
Summer of Beer: 2016 Tap Takeover
Tenaya Creek Brewery will take over the beer taps at MICHAEL MINA’s PUB 1842 with four specially selected brews. Guests may order a 12 oz. beer for $6 or select a beer flight of all four beers for $10. Tenaya Creek will be the final local brewery to be featured during the 2016 Summer of Beer series.
  • Place: PUB 1842
  • Date: August 1-31
  • Price: 12 oz. beer for $6; Beer Flight of all four beers for $10
  • Social media info: @MGMGrand @tenayacreek #SummerofBeer #DrinkLocal
NEW YORK-NEW YORK
August 20
UFC 202 Closed Circuit Viewing Party
UFC fanatics are invited to watch the Diaz v. McGregor rematch while enjoying cold brews and stellar food at Nine Fine Irishmen. For $50, guests can watch the fight and will be granted access to the “after party” featuring a live band. Live entertainment also will be available for guests’ listening pleasure on the Brooklyn Bridge following the fight.
  • Place: Nine Fine Irishmen
  • Date: August 20
  • Time: Doors open at 6 p.m.
  • Price: $50 cover charge, includes re-entry to Nine Fine Irishmen for after party
  • Social media info: @NYNYVegas
EXCALIBUR
June 18 – August 31
Sizzlin’ Days of Summer
Guests are invited to experience all that The Steakhouse at Camelot has to offer with a four-course, prix-fixe menu available for $39.99 per person. Menu items include French onion soup, Caesar salad, 14-ounce New York steak and a piece of delicious New York-style cheesecake.
  • Place: The Steakhouse at Camelot
  • Date: June 18 – August 31
  • Price: $39.99 per person
  • Social media info: @ExcaliburVegas
SELECT MICHAEL MINA RESTAURANTS
July 1 – Aug. 31
Summer of Riesling

This summer, select Michael Mina restaurants will participate in Wines of Germany’s “Summer of Riesling” promotion to give wine enthusiasts the chance to enjoy the celebrated wine. Participating venues will offer by-the-glass specials, flights and pairings featuring their favorite German Riesling as a node to the noble grape.
F&B UPDATES
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ARIA
BARDOT Brasserie
Please see below for details on new offerings at Michael Mina’s BARDOT Brasserie:
  • A new summer cocktail menu is now available featuring specialty libations such as Death in the Florida Straits, Lemon Basil Caipirinha and La Varenne.
  • A four-course ‘Summer in Provence’ tasting menu of classic BARDOT dishes and seasonal specialties is now available for $65 per person.
  • The restaurant recently launched a roaming Chartreuse cart featuring a rare collection of Chartreuse selections.
EXCALIBUR
Breakfast & Burgers
Please note Breakfast & Burgers at Castle Walk Food Court is now open. The venue serves a menu of breakfast items, burgers and fries as well as a selection of kid-friendly and adult shakes.  Hours of operation are as follows:
  • Monday – Sunday, 6 a.m. – 2 a.m.

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THE PARK
Beerhaus
Guests can enjoy the following social happenings every week:
  • Geeks Who Drink – Tuesdays, 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
    Guests with a competitive spirit and a wealth of useless knowledge get the chance to show their stuff at Tuesday night Trivia nights. The lively weekly competition is the ideal place to challenge friends or team up against others for a spirited good time.
  • Haus Party – Daily, 2-6 p.m.
    Beerhaus’ take on Happy Hour offers $4 featured brews and deals on select bites. For guests with a late night craving, Beerhaus also offers Reverse Happy Hour from 10 p.m. – close featuring $4 snacks.
  • Live Music
    Live entertainment is offered Thursday – Saturday, 8 p.m. – midnight.
Shake Shack
For a limited time, Shake Shack will offer a new seasonal Raspberry Limeade and Shack Shandy featuring the signature ShackMeister Ale, a proprietary beer by Brooklyn Brewery.

Spokane Hoopfest Brings its A-Game to Toshiba Plaza and New York-New York During Las Vegas 3-on-3

HOOPFEST

TOSHIBA PLAZA

SPOKANE HOOPFEST BRINGS ITS A-GAME TO TOSHIBA PLAZA AND
NEW YORK-NEW YORK DURING LAS VEGAS 3-ON-3
OCTOBER 14 – 16, 2016

Las Vegas 3-on-3 Registration Begins Friday, June 24 at 11 a.m.

  Spokane Hoopfest, the “best basketball weekend on earth,” brings Las Vegas 3-on-3 to Toshiba Plaza at T-Mobile Arena and the top of the New York-New York parking garage October 14 – 16 for a weekend of cross-overs and 3-pointers.  The event is new to Las Vegas and will give “Hoopfesters” the rare opportunity to play basketball while enjoying 360-degree views of the famed Las Vegas Strip.

As the world’s largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament, Hoopfest has hosted nearly 28,000 players on 7,000 teams, 3,000 volunteers and 225,000 fans on more than 450 courts spanning 42 city blocks in Spokane, Washington for more than 25 years.

There is a spot in a bracket for basketball players of all heights and levels of talent that are of high school age and up. Teams will be bracketed according to height, gender, age and competition level so everyone can find their best fit – Elite Divisions ($200: male open; male 6’ and under; female open); Standard Divisions ($160: adult male; adult female); High School ($160: currently enrolled in high school).  Admission is complimentary for fans who wish to watch their favorite teams throughout the weekend.

The Park, Las Vegas’ newest outdoor dining and entertainment district, which has become a central gathering place on The Strip’s west side connecting New York-New York, Monte Carlo resorts as well as T-Mobile Arena, will host a Las Vegas 3-on-3 street festival where players, fans and guests will have the opportunity to dine, shop and participate in interactive entertainment before, during and after the games. 

Registration will begin Friday, June 24 at 11 a.m. PST. Online registration will be available at lasvegas3on3.com.

Get Connected
Las Vegas 3-on-3 wants to engage as many local organizations as possible. If interested in partnering with the event, contact The Park and Toshiba Plaza Manager of Brand Activation & Events Keith Dotson at kdotson@mgmresorts.com.  

Stay up to date on all Las Vegas 3-on-3 news by following the event page on Facebook and using the hashtag #Vegas3on3 on Instagram and Twitter.

For more information, visit lasvegas3on3.com. Media materials can be downloaded at newsroom.tmobilearena.com.

About Toshiba Plaza
Toshiba Plaza is as an integral part of the guest experience at T-Mobile Arena. The two-acre entertainment space includes multiple performance stages, various video screens and other interactive content as well as display areas which can be programmed before, during and after arena events.

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Celebrate the Luck of the Irish During Celtic Feis at New York-New York Hotel & Casino, March 17 – 19

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Celebrate the Luck of the Irish During Celtic Feis at New York-New York
Hotel & Casino, March 17 – 19
In addition to the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day celebration, guests can make merry
throughout March with special Irish festivities

New York-New York Hotel & Casino’s famous St. Patrick’s Day extravaganza, Celtic Feis, is returning with a three-day celebration at Nine Fine Irishmen, March 17 – 19. The Irish takeover will feature live entertainment, specialty cocktails and authentic cuisine for the seventh year in a row.

“We look forward to Celtic Feis at New York-New York every year,” said Brent Cook, executive director of food and beverage at New York-New York. “This tradition gives Las Vegas residents and visitors the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day celebration, complete with live entertainment and Irish cuisine.”

On Thursday, March 17, the festivities kick off with live entertainment beginning at 9 a.m. on the Brooklyn Bridge. The Las Vegas Pipe Band will lead a celebratory parade at 10 a.m., starting on the Mezzanine and continuing through New York-New York with a traditional Guinness toast following the procession. The parade is complimentary and open to guests of all ages. Starting at noon on March 17, guests must be 21 years of age and admission is $10.

Throughout the weekend, Nine Fine Irishmen will serve up classic Irish fare from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Those looking to indulge in a festive meal can enjoy popular dishes such as Irish nachos, shepherd’s pie, Irish bangers and corned beef and cabbage.

 

In addition to Celtic Feis, New York-New York will celebrate the luck of the Irish throughout March with special festivities, including:

 

March 13: Guinness Beer Dinner

6 – 9 p.m.

Nine Fine Irishmen will host a Guinness Beer Dinner from 6 – 9 p.m. featuring four courses of delectable Irish fare including, Irish nachos, Irish onion soup, braised black angus short rib and warm chocolate cake. Tickets start at $79 per person and can be purchased in advance at the concierge desk or Nine Fine Irishmen.

 

March 15 – 20: March Mania

Nine Fine Irishmen will show all the basketball tournament mayhem starting on March 15. Guests can watch their favorite teams compete while enjoying delectable food and drink specials. Admission is complimentary and open to the public.

 

March 17 – 19: Celtic Feis

Thursday, March 17

Brooklyn Bridge

11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Sin E Ri Ra

4 – 7 p.m.: Phoenix

7 p.m. – Midnight: U2 Tribute Band

Nine Fine Irishmen

Noon – 4 p.m.: Celtic Rockers Duo

4 – 9 p.m.: Patrick Sieben Single

9 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.: Sin E Ri Ra

 

Friday, March 18

Brooklyn Bridge

4 – 8 p.m.: DJ JACE

8 p.m. – Midnight: U2 Tribute band

 

Nine Fine Irishmen

4:30 – 8:30 p.m.: Celtic Rockers Duo

9 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.: Sin E Ri Ra

 

Saturday, March 19

Brooklyn Bridge

4 – 8 p.m.: DJ JACE

8 p.m. – Midnight: U2 Tribute band

 

Nine Fine Irishmen

4:30 – 8:30 p.m.: Celtic Rockers Duo

9 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.: Sin E Ri Ra

 

For more information visit newyorknewyork.com .

 

About Nine Fine Irishmen:
This authentic Irish pub features Irish food, drinks and uniquely Irish song, dance and storytelling. Based on the adventurous lives of nine Irishmen in the 1800s, Nine Fine Irishmen is located directly on the Strip at New York-New York Hotel & Casino and offers an outside balcony, an authentic décor and feel, as well as traditional Irish entertainment. The menu delivers natural, fresh Irish flavors by offering everything from pub favorites to a more sophisticated cuisine. A full range of authentic Irish stouts, lagers, and creamy ales such as Guinness and Smithwick’s are available.  Traditional Irish drinks are made with premium spirits such as Jameson and Bushmill Whiskey. The interior décor was designed and built by the best of Ireland’s craftsmen and shipped directly to Las Vegas. Private dining and meeting rooms are available for parties and business functions seven days a week and the restaurant is open 7 days a week at 11 a.m. The bar is open daily until 2:45 a.m. For more information, visit ninefineirishmen.com ornewyorknewyork.com .

 

About New York-New York:
Inspired by the famous energy and landmarks of New York City, New York-New York Hotel & Casino features 12 New York-style skyscrapers showcasing 2,023 guest rooms and suites. Other featured Big Apple icons include a 150-foot-tall replica of the Statue of Liberty and a 300-foot-long newly redesigned replica of the Brooklyn Bridge. Within the hotel, guests discover all the energy and excitement of the city that never sleeps, such as enticing entertainment including the provocative and sensuous Cirque du Soleil production, Zumanity; the thrilling Roller Coaster; and the fun-filled dueling pianos of Bar at Times Square. A dynamic new plaza experience features fun and unique dining and retail destinations including a two-story flagship Hershey’s Chocolate World, Shake Shack, Tom’s Urban, Swatch, Stupidiotic and I Heart New York-New York. Tantalizing restaurants include Gallagher’s Steakhouse, Il Fornaio and Nine Fine Irishmen, an authentic pub offering the best of Irish drink, food and music. Additionally, New York-New York offers more than 24,000 square feet of meeting space and a rejuvenating spa and salon. New York-New York is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit newyorknewyork.com or call toll free at (866) 815-4365 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Hold On Tight For National Roller Coaster Day at New York-New York and Circus Circus August 16

ADVENTURE-SEEKERS HOLD ON TIGHT FOR THRILLS ON NATIONAL ROLLER COASTER DAY AT NEW YORK-NEW YORK AND CIRCUS CIRCUS AUGUST 16

Calling all theme park lovers and roller coaster enthusiasts! Prepare to board Las Vegas’ favorite thrill rides on August 16 in celebration of National Roller Coaster Day

The Roller Coaster at New York-New York and The Adventuredome at Circus Circus challenge guests to experience thrills to the max on this special day with exciting promotions and heart-pumping adventure rides 

The Roller Coaster at New York-New York

What:            
Take advantage of a coaster lover’s dream deal with buy-one-get-one-free passes to the 67-mph thrill ride that ascends 203 feet to its highest peak before rushing down 144 feet into gravity defying twists and turns. Guests must be at least 54 inches tall to ride.

Where:
The Roller Coaster
New York-New York Hotel & Casino
3790 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

When: 
Sunday, Aug. 16
10:30 a.m. – Noon

Price:
Regular admission is $14

Purchase:
Visit The Roller Coaster ticket booth for tickets

The Adventuredome at Circus Circus

What: 
Guests are invited to experience not one, but seven thrill rides inside a five-acre theme park as The Adventuredome extends its
“Coaster Cred” promotion through August 16. Upon ticket purchase, participants receive a punch card to signal the start of their adrenaline-pumping adventure and once complete they are given a “Coaster Cred” T-shirt and lanyard. On August 16 only, the first 100 guests to complete their punch card will receive a special National Roller Coaster Day “Coaster Cred” T-shirt.

Where: 
The Adventuredome
Circus Circus Las Vegas
2880 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

When:    
Sunday, Aug. 16
10 a.m. – Midnight 

Price:
All-day ride passes are $17.95 (33 – 47 inches) and $31.95 (48 inches or taller); individual roller coaster tickets are $12; other individual ride tickets also are available and range from $6 – $9

Purchase:
Visit The Adventuredome Box Office for tickets