SAHARA Las Vegas and Bazaar Meat by José Andrés host second annual ‘Bazaar on the Roof’ Thursday, Oct. 24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAHARA Las Vegas and Bazaar Meat by José Andrés
host second annual ‘Bazaar on the Roof’
Thursday, Oct. 24

 This October, the popular poolside culinary extravaganza ‘Bazaar on the Roof’ returns to SAHARA Las Vegas. The second annual event, produced by Bazaar Meat by José Andrés, features gourmet, specially prepared dishes and live entertainment from the cast of BLANC de BLANC, and will be held from 8:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24. Tickets are on sale now.

The event will boast two large live-action stations featuring a variety of flavors. At the first station, chefs will rotisserie a whole Wild Boar and Wagyu Shortribs, preparing tacos on spiced pumpkin sheets, topped with mojo verde. The second station will serve seafood paella with carabineros and Ibérico pork.

Passed bites will abound with tantalizing dishes including golden beet gazpacho with black truffle, hand-carved Wagyu Cecina from Skywalker Farms, escalivada, chistorra pan preñao, a “banh mi” sandwich with Peking duck and the popular Lobster Roll sandwich from Bazaar Mar.

Guests can also enjoy the famed Bazaar Meat Dessert Trolley which will be fully loaded with cream puffs, tarts, chocolate bonbons and candies, foie gras s’mores from the grill and an extensive drink selection including cocktails like the signature Cotton Candy Mojito, beer, wine and cava.

To purchase tickets for ‘Bazaar on the Roof’ or for more information, visit saharalasvegas.com

About SAHARA Las Vegas
SAHARA Las Vegas is an all-encompassing resort and casino with 1,615 guest rooms and suites in three distinctive towers – including the AAA® Four Diamond Alexandria Tower, more than 95,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, three resort pools including two rooftop pools and a collection of acclaimed restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. The inviting casino occupies 60,000 square feet and features approximately 500 of the latest slot and video poker machines, more than 50 classic table games and Infinity – a premium gaming lounge. An impressive selection of culinary and cocktail offerings include Bazaar Meat by José Andrés™, named “Best Restaurant in Nevada” by Business Insider; CASBAR Lounge; Bella Bistro; Uno Más; Northside Café & Chinese Kitchen; Beers And Bets; Club 101; and more. The resort is also home to the BLANC de BLANC Theatre, an intimate, live entertainment venue where the international cabaret sensation of the same name performs. Additionally, SAHARA Las Vegas houses a sports book operated by global gaming leader, William Hill. For more information about SAHARA Las Vegas, please visit saharalasvegas.com and stay connected on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

About The Bazaar by José Andrés
A vibrant mix of sophisticated cuisine, artful service, and playful theatrics, The Bazaar by José Andrés is where dining transcends into fête extraordinaire. Each location of The Bazaar offers its own unique flair, all with the promise of an experience of a lifetime. From “traditional meets modern” Spanish cuisine in Beverly Hills, a carnivorous celebration in Las Vegas, and the Latino spirit of South Beach, The Bazaar showcases the unbridled creativity and rich talents of José and his ThinkFoodGroup team.

About ThinkFoodGroup and José Andrés
Founded by Chef José Andrés and his partner Rob Wilder, ThinkFoodGroup is the creative team responsible for renowned dining concepts in Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Texas, the Bahamas, and most recently in Orlando and New York City. The nearly 3 dozen restaurants share a variety of culinary experiences that span from food trucks to world-class tasting menus, including two with two Michelin stars: minibar by José Andrés in Washington, D.C., and Somni at the SLS Beverly Hills.

Twice named one of Time’s “100 Most Influential People” and awarded “Outstanding Chef” and “Humanitarian of the Year” by the James Beard Foundation and recipient of the Worlds 50 Best Icon Award, José Andrés is an internationally-recognized culinary innovator, New York Times bestselling author, educator, television personality, humanitarian and chef and owner of ThinkFoodGroup. For more information, visit www.thinkfoodgroup.com.

MAGIC MIKE LIVE! MOVES TO THE STRIP, OPENING AT SAHARA LAS VEGAS IN 2020

MAGIC MIKE LIVE! MOVES TO THE STRIP,
OPENING AT SAHARA LAS VEGAS IN 2020
Smash-Hit Show to Complete Run at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Nov. 24, 2019

 

Magic Mike Live Las Vegas, which recently celebrated its 1,000th performance, will complete its celebrated introductory run at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Nov. 24, 2019, and re-open at SAHARA Las Vegas in Spring of 2020.

 

Heralded as “the modern strip show we deserve” by USA TODAY and “the sizzling-hot (and surprisingly empowering!) show women deserve” by Pop Sugar, Magic Mike Live Las Vegas continues to receive rave reviews from fans and critics alike since opening in April 2017.

 

“We are grateful to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for the support and encouragement that lifted Magic Mike Live Las Vegas into the sensation it’s become,” said Executive Producer Vincent Marini. “We think what Boz and his team are doing at the Hard Rock is going to be transformative for the property and we wish them great success. As they are temporarily closing for their renovations, we have found a new home at SAHARA Las Vegas. The vision that Alex Meruelo has for SAHARA Las Vegas has electrified everyone at Magic Mike Live and we’re looking forward to adding to the incredible energy being created at the north end of the Las Vegas Strip.”

 

Marini said the opening date, ticket on-sale and additional information will be announced in the months ahead so fans have the opportunity to purchase tickets for the show’s opening at SAHARA Las Vegas in 2020.  Marini encourages fans to purchase tickets soon for the original show at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino as they anticipate the final performances to sell quickly.

 

SAHARA Las Vegas is currently undergoing a $150 million renovation and Paul Hobson, Senior Vice President & General Manager, says Magic Mike Live Las Vegas is an ideal fit for the property’s transformation.

 

“We couldn’t have found an edgier, more high-profile show than Magic Mike Live Las Vegas to be the entertainment centerpiece for SAHARA Las Vegas,” said Hobson. Jeff Henry, President of Meruelo Entertainment added, “The opportunity to create a memorable experience for our guests is the cornerstone for SAHARA Las Vegas’ entertainment platform.  Magic Mike Live Las Vegas will flourish at SAHARA as we continue to evolve the resort.”

 

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino President and CEO Richard Bosworth said, “Magic Mike Live has been an incredible partner and asset to Hard Rock and we are proud of launching the brand here with them. We are excited about our property-wide renovation and support their need to find a new home during the remodel. We wish with them all the best with their next chapter.”

 

The flagship Las Vegas production of Magic Mike Live has created an international sensation with Magic Mike Live London breaking box office records and performing to sold-out audiences since opening less than a year ago and a just-announced production opening in Berlin this winter. Additional productions of Magic Mike Live are being planned around the globe.

 

“Well…we’ve always dreamed of stripping on the strip…and now the day has finally come!  But seriously, when we created Magic Mike Live Las Vegas just two years ago, we never imagined it would become what it is today,” said the show’s Creator and Director, Channing Tatum. “We have an incredible sold-out production in London, a brand-new show and venue opening in Berlin this winter, another big announcement coming soon, and now this insane opportunity to build the show and space of our dreams at SAHARA Las Vegas. Huge thanks to the Hard Rock for believing in us and giving us our start, and we absolutely can’t wait to dive in with Alex and SAHARA Las Vegas to take Magic Mike Live to the next level!”

 

Tickets for the remaining performances at the Hard Rock Casino & Hotel can be purchased at MagicMikeLiveLasVegas.com and stay connected on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

 

About MAGIC MIKE LIVE LAS VEGAS
Hailed as “the modern strip show we deserve” by USA Today, declared “the most-buzzed-about new production” in Las Vegas by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and celebrated as “the show that has everything you could ever want” by Glamour UK, MAGIC MIKE LIVE LAS VEGAS is a first-class entertainment experience based on the hit films Magic Mike and Magic Mike XXL. Serving as “the cure to the common male revue” (Las Vegas Sun), the show recreates the mythic Club Domina as a cabaret nightclub space that has been fully redesigned to capture the magnetism of the Magic Mike franchise.  The state-of-the-art venue is designed with the capabilities to house a show that features 13 of the hottest and most talented men in the country performing in front of, behind, above and all around the audience.  Conceived by Channing Tatum and co-directed by Tatum and film franchise choreographers Alison Faulk and Teresa Espinosa, the show features sexy and daring themed dance and strip routines punctuated by one of a kind acts from a wildly diverse cast of performers.  MAGIC MIKE LIVE LAS VEGAS is a sizzling 360-degree dance and acrobatic strip tease spectacular guaranteed to bring on the heat.

 

About SAHARA Las Vegas
SAHARA Las Vegas is an all-encompassing resort and casino with 1,615 guest rooms and suites in three distinctive towers – including the AAA® Four Diamond Alexandria Tower, more than 95,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, three resort pools including two rooftop pools and a collection of acclaimed restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. The inviting casino occupies 60,000 square feet and features approximately 500 of the latest slot and video poker machines, more than 50 classic table games and Infinity – a premium gaming lounge. An impressive selection of culinary and cocktail offerings include Bazaar Meat by José Andrés™, named “Best Restaurant in Nevada” by Business Insider; CASBAR Lounge; Bella Bistro; Uno Más; Northside Café & Chinese Kitchen; Beers And Bets; Club 101; and more. The resort is also home to the BLANC de BLANC Theatre, an intimate, live entertainment venue where the international cabaret sensation of the same name performs. Additionally, SAHARA Las Vegas houses a sports book operated by global gaming leader, William Hill. For more information about SAHARA Las Vegas, please visit saharalasvegas.com and stay connected on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

 

About BASE Entertainment 
BASE Entertainment develops, creates, and manages live entertainment productions and venues in North America and worldwide from offices in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Houston.  In addition to Magic Mike Live Las Vegas at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, BASE’s current productions in Las Vegas include, Mat Franco – Magic Reinvented Nightly at The LINQ Hotel & Casino and Criss Angel MINDFREAK at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.  Past productions in Las Vegas include Absinthe, Rock of Ages, Million Dollar Quartet, Jersey Boys, Phantom-The Las Vegas Spectacular, Peepshow, Wayne Brady and Stomp Out loud, among others. BASE Hologram, a new division of BASE Entertainment, combines holographic film and AR technology with live performers and other production stagecraft to deliver worldwide touring concerts and theatrical events. The company’s roster includes “Callas in Concert,” “Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: The Rock’n’Roll Dream Tour,” and the upcoming “An Evening With Whitney” – The Whitney Houston Hologram Tour. BASE Entertainment’s founders and partners include industry veterans Brian Becker and Scott Zeiger and Beverly Hills-based private equity firm Clarity Partners.  For more information please visit BASEentertainment.com.

Bazaar Meat by José Andrés launches Dessert Graffiti at SAHARA Las Vegas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bazaar Meat by José Andrés launches Dessert Graffiti
at SAHARA Las Vegas

Beloved Dessert Graffiti offering launches in September
with “Bee My Honey”

 

This month, The Bazaar by José Andrés launched its signature Dessert Graffiti at all locations including Bazaar Meat by José Andrés inside SAHARA Las Vegas.

 

Originally launched at the flagship Bazaar location in Beverly Hills, Dessert Graffiti is designed to be shared by four to six guests and is artfully presented tableside, featuring more than a dozen bites. “Our graffiti is like a canvas,” said Bazaar Beverly Hills Pastry Chef Mitzi Reyes. “They’re all going to be a little different depending on who makes it — we each bring our own artistic perspective to the dessert.”

 

Dessert Graffiti combines the culinary and visual arts with philanthropy; each monthly iteration of the dessert is inspired by a different cause, with a portion of profits benefitting a corresponding charity. Previous partners in Beverly Hills have included the Wyland Foundation for the “Under the Sea” Dessert Graffiti board, a tableau of aquatic life in dessert form. Upcoming Dessert Graffiti offerings and partnerships will launch monthly and will be consistent across all three locations.

 

In September, all Bazaar locations will honor National Honey Month, collaborating with The Bee Informed Partnership. Bee My Honey will feature a tableside presentation of 15 honey-infused and honey-inspired desserts designed to illustrate the importance of the honey bee. Available all month long, a portion of the cost of each dessert will be donated to help increase awareness and understanding of the role that bees and honey play in our ecosystem, a cause particularly dear to Chef José’s heart.

 

For more information on upcoming Dessert Graffiti offerings, please visit TheBazaar.com. Follow The Bazaar on Twitter and Instagram @BazaarbyJose and on Facebook at @BazaarLasVegas. For more information on SAHARA Las Vegas, visit saharalasvegas.com or follow SAHARA Las Vegas on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

 

About The Bazaar by José Andrés 
A vibrant mix of sophisticated cuisine, artful service, and playful theatrics, The Bazaar by José Andrés is where dining transcends into fête extraordinaire. Each location of The Bazaar offers its own unique flair, all with the promise of an experience of a lifetime. From “traditional meets modern” Spanish cuisine in Beverly Hills, a carnivorous celebration in Las Vegas, and the Latino spirit of South Beach, The Bazaar showcases the unbridled creativity and rich talents of José and his ThinkFoodGroup team. 
 

 

About ThinkFoodGroup and José Andrés 
Founded by Chef José Andrés and his partner Rob Wilder, ThinkFoodGroup is the creative team responsible for renowned dining concepts in Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Texas, the Bahamas, and most recently in Orlando and New York City. The more than 30 restaurants share a variety of culinary experiences that span from food trucks to world-class tasting menus, including two with two Michelin stars: minibar by José Andrés in Washington, D.C., and Somni at the SLS Beverly Hills. 
 

 

Twice named one of Time’s “100 Most Influential People” and awarded “Outstanding Chef” and “Humanitarian of the Year” by the James Beard Foundation, José Andrés is an internationally recognized culinary innovator, The New York Times bestselling author, educator, television personality, humanitarian, and chef and owner of ThinkFoodGroup. For more information, visit www.thinkfoodgroup.com

 

About SAHARA Las Vegas
SAHARA Las Vegas is an all-encompassing resort and casino with 1,615 guest rooms and suites in three distinctive towers – including the AAA® Four Diamond Alexandria Tower, more than 95,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, three resort pools including two rooftop pools and a collection of acclaimed restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. The inviting casino occupies 60,000 square feet and features approximately 500 of the latest slot and video poker machines, more than 50 classic table games and Infinity – a premium gaming lounge. An impressive selection of culinary and cocktail offerings include Bazaar Meat by José Andrés™, named “Best Restaurant in Nevada” by Business Insider; CASBAR Lounge; Bella Bistro; Uno Más; Northside Café & Chinese Kitchen; Beers And Bets; Club 101; and more. The resort is also home to the BLANC de BLANC Theatre, an intimate, live entertainment venue where the international cabaret sensation of the same name performs. Additionally, SAHARA Las Vegas houses a sports book operated by global gaming leader, William Hill. For more information about SAHARA Las Vegas, please visit saharalasvegas.com and stay connected on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

 

Strut & Fret presents BLANC de BLANC celebrates grand opening at SAHARA Las Vegas, Wednesday, Sept. 4

 

Strut & Fret presents BLANC de BLANC celebrates grand opening at SAHARA Las Vegas, Wednesday, Sept. 4

 

Champagne flowed at SAHARA Las Vegas on Wednesday, Sept. 4, when international cabaret sensation BLANC de BLANC celebrated its grand opening with a VIP red carpet affair. The acclaimed production, which features high-flying aerial stunts, serious booty and one fine French hunk, made its debut inside the recently renamed BLANC de BLANC Theatre with a champagne soiree attended by several Las Vegas entertainers.

Among those in attendance were Anthony Cools, Aussie Heat, David Goldrake, Eric Jordan Young, Gerry McCambridge, Jennifer Romas, Kate Shelor and Marc Savard, Melody Sweets, Ricardo Laguna, Sabina Kelley, X Burlesque, Zowie Bowie, and performers from FANTASY and Thunder From Down Under, who were seated in the production’s exclusive hot tub seats.

BLANC de BLANC is the Las Vegas debut of Strut & Fret Production House, one of Australia’s preeminent theatre and major events companies. The award-winning production, which has sold out the Sydney Opera House, London’s West End, the Brisbane Festival and the Adelaide Festival, plunges audiences into a world of overflowing champagne bottles, sparkles and glamour, leaving every spectator breathless with delight.

Devised by an electric creative team, BLANC de BLANC was conceived and directed by Scott Maidment (cabaret sensations LIMBO, Cantina, Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour), choreographed by Kevin Maher (choreographer for Justin Bieber, Britney Spears and Madonna), with costumes by James Browne (costume design for musicals Cabaret, Ghost and Xanadu), lighting and set design by Philip Gladwell (Magic Mike Live, The Exorcist), and a thumping soundtrack from Danish electronic artist Kenneth Bager.

BLANC de BLANC performs Thursdays through Mondays (dark Tuesdays/Wednesdays) at 7 p.m. inside the BLANC de BLANC Theatre. Tickets range in price from $49 to $129 (Hot Tub tickets are priced for groups) and are on sale now at saharalasvegas.com. For more information, please visit blancvegas.com or follow the show on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

ABOUT STRUT & FRET
BLANC de BLANC is produced by Australian theatre and events company, Strut & Fret Production House. The company is renowned for innovative entertainment, high-flying spectacle, nu-circus, extreme theatre, and dynamic music experiences. With over 20 years’ experience, Strut & Fret have delivered hundreds of world-class events across more than 25 countries, from Brisbane to Bogota, Perth to Prague.

Led by Founding Director, Scott Maidment, the company has recently presented exclusive seasons at the Hippodrome Casino (London) and Paradise Island Resort (the Bahamas). The follow up to BLANC de BLANC, BLANC de BLANC Encore has recently completed a sold-out season at the Sydney Opera House, and cabaret sensation LIMBO has this year celebrated its 800th performance in Amsterdam.

Maidment was part of the creative team for Madonna’s 2015 Rebel Heart World Tour and has since been invited to curate and direct entertainment for Madonna’s birthday parties in the Hamptons and Morocco. strutnfret.com

About SAHARA Las Vegas
SAHARA Las Vegas is an all-encompassing resort and casino with 1,615 guest rooms and suites in three distinctive towers – including the AAA® Four Diamond Alexandria Tower, more than 95,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, three resort pools including two rooftop pools and a collection of acclaimed restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. The inviting casino occupies 60,000 square feet and features approximately 500 of the latest slot and video poker machines, more than 50 classic table games and Infinity – a premium gaming lounge. An impressive selection of culinary and cocktail offerings include Bazaar Meat by José Andrés™, named “Best Restaurant in Nevada” by Business Insider; CASBAR Lounge; Bella Bistro; Uno Más; Northside Café & Chinese Kitchen; Beers And Bets; Club 101; and more. The resort is also home to the BLANC de BLANC Theatre, an intimate, live entertainment venue where the international cabaret sensation of the same name performs. Additionally, SAHARA Las Vegas houses a sports book operated by global gaming leader, William Hill. For more information about SAHARA Las Vegas, please visit saharalasvegas.com and stay connected on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

SAHARA Las Vegas officially debuts on the Las Vegas Strip

 

 

SAHARA Las Vegas officially debuts
on the Las Vegas Strip

$150 million transformation of iconic resort continues under new name

 

SAHARA Las Vegas has officially returned to the Las Vegas Strip.

The former SLS Las Vegas will now operate under the resort’s original, iconic brand name – SAHARA Las Vegas. Since Alex Meruelo purchased the property in April of last year, significant strides have been made in transforming the resort experience. Completed renovations within the $150 million resort overhaul include an updated casino floor featuring the stylish 24-hour CASBAR Lounge and the recently unveiled Infinity premium gaming lounge, renovated hotel rooms, suites and corridors, an upgraded spa and a soon-to-debut new hotel lobby. Major updates to the resort exterior continue as remodeling of the main porte cochère began earlier this week while a full renovation of the resort’s main pool is slated for later this fall. Additional updates include a refresh and new paint color for the building’s exterior along with soon-to-be installed marquee signage and lettering signaling the name change.

“The return of SAHARA Las Vegas to The Strip is significant for the city,” said Alex Meruelo, SAHARA Las Vegas owner. “The reimagining of this iconic resort will enable an enhanced guest experience that runs contrary to the megaresorts that have recently dominated the Las Vegas landscape. At SAHARA Las Vegas, guests will be greeted with a warm, customized experience set within a fully modern, dynamic resort. We know guests come to Las Vegas to create memories, and we plan to help them do just that in a beautifully curated, intimate resort experience with personalized services that make everyone feel special.”

Now, nearly a year into the resort’s more than $150 million transformation, guests can expect even further additions and upgrades to the property’s physical structure and guest amenities. Anticipated enhancements to the resort’s award-winning culinary program include the addition of the popular Philadelphia Eagles restaurant partner Chickie’s and Pete’s as well as soon-to-be-announced, new-to-Las Vegas fine dining concepts. Further additions will be made to the property’s entertainment and nightlife lineup. Announcements regarding these changes will be made in the coming months.

Hotel
Debuting this fall, the new hotel lobby will offer top-tier guest amenities featuring state-of-the-art hotel registration systems and a well-appointed lounge. The exquisite modern design, with just a touch of nostalgia, includes floor inlays inspired by lamps from the original Sahara Hotel and Casino. A Starbucks will also open near registration this fall offering guests an assortment of specialty coffees and pastries.
Additional hotel enhancements include the redesign of the Blanca and Marra towers, which offer guests fully remodeled rooms as well as updated elevator lobbies and room corridors. Upgrades to the AAA Four Diamond Alexandria Tower include room enhancements and new services at the Amina Spa. The Alexandria Tower also offers a private valet entrance and dedicated hotel check-in.

Casino
The 60,000 square-foot casino floor received a remodeled design creating a bright, modern atmosphere with glamorous touches, a finished ceiling with upgraded lighting and new carpeting along with a new slot and table game layout. The addition of the stylish, 24-hour CASBAR lounge offers guests a selection of craft cocktails and inviting seating areas right off the casino floor, while Infinity, a sophisticated premium gaming lounge, appeals to the resort’s more serious gamers seeking a luxurious high-limit gaming experience. A new poker room, off the main casino floor, is expected to open later next year.

Pool & Nightclub
Following the end of the summer season, the main resort pool will close this fall. Nothing will be left untouched as the entire pool deck will receive a complete overhaul to create a new and compelling pool experience. The year-long project will also include the addition of a two-story 18,500 square-foot combination nightclub, lounge and theatrical space which will sit adjacent to the main pool.

“We could not be more excited to begin operating as SAHARA Las Vegas,” said Paul Hobson, senior vice president and general manager of SAHARA Las Vegas. “We have been busy making changes to enhance the guest experience and create a resort that our guests and team members can all enjoy. It feels good to debut our efforts under a name that is beloved by so many.”

These changes and more are encapsulated in a series of renovations to the boutique Strip resort that will continue well into 2020. SAHARA Las Vegas features 1,615 guest rooms, more than 95,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and a collection of entertainment venues, lounges, three distinctive pools, the luxurious Amina Spa and acclaimed restaurants, including the award-winning BAZAAR Meat by José Andrés. To follow the transformation of SAHARA Las Vegas or to book your stay, visit SAHARALasVegas.com.