Vdara Hotel & Spa Enhances Las Vegas Experience with Debut of New Club Lounge This January

Vdara Hotel & Spa Enhances Las Vegas Experience with Debut of New Club Lounge This January

Vdara Hotel & Spa – the stylish all-suite, non-smoking resort in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip – will add to its modern amenities with the debut of Vdara Club Lounge in January 2019.

Reservations for Vdara Club Lounge suites are available for stays beginning January 11, 2019 by visiting vdara.com or calling 702-590-2767.

“We designed Vdara Club Lounge to deliver enhanced services and convenience for guests, whether they’re traveling for business or pleasure,” said Mary Giuliano, Vdara’s general manager. “The Club Lounge will allow for individualized concierge-guest interaction, provide a distinct social gathering spot and create a quiet work space for professionals on-the-go.”

Vdara Club Lounge will be an included feature for guests of Luxury Suites, City Corner Club Lounge Suites and Studio Fountain View Club Lounge Suites, and will be available to all Vdara guests for an additional fee.

Vdara Club Lounge
Located on the second floor next to the award-winning ESPA at Vdara, the Club Lounge is a secluded, well-appointed retreat where guests will have access to:

  • Pre-Arrival Concierge: Ensuring each Vdara Club Lounge guest has a customized and stress-free stay, Vdara’s concierge will contact guests prior to arrival to assist with booking restaurant reservations, show tickets or any other needs. The dedicated concierge will continue to assist guests throughout their Las Vegas visit.
  • Delectable Bites: Whether guests are fueling up for a productive day of business, grabbing a snack before a day of exploration, or settling in with a cup of coffee and a treat, a rotating selection of gourmet options will keep guests nourished from morning to evening. Every day, breakfast will be served from 7 a.m. – 11 a.m., lights snacks will be available from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., and desserts will be offered from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Catering to guests on-the-run, a selection of grab-and-go items will be stocked throughout the day.
  • Social Hour: Each afternoon from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., guests will enjoy Social Hour with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and select beer and wine. Outside of those hours, beer, wine and craft cocktails will be available for purchase.
  • Collaborative Work Spaces: Vdara Club Lounge will provide a naturally lit, comfortable and quiet place for guests to work. Access to convenient business services will make productivity easy for guests away from the office.



Vdara Hotel & Spa is an all-suite hotel designed for those who love the excitement of Las Vegas but prefer to enjoy it in an exclusive, non-gaming, smoke-free setting. With a holistic spa, sophisticated lobby bar and casual eatery and marketplace at Market Café, Vdara creates a warm and inviting environment. Vdara is located within CityCenter, which is owned 50% by a subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and 50% by Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World.  For more information and reservations, visit vdara.com, call toll free at 866-745-7767 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.


Vdara Hotel & Spa Enhances Guest Experience with Interactive Tablets

Vdara Hotel & Spa Enhances Guest Experience with Interactive Tablets

Continuing to redefine the guest experience with modern-day convenience, Vdara Hotel & Spa teamed up with Crave Interactive, a cutting-edge guest service software company, to install digital tablets in all of the resort’s 1,495 luxurious suites. The tablets serve as the digital command center for each suite, offering an array of guest services that include in-suite dining, spa services, show tickets and access to the latest hotel information and activities. For added convenience, tablet docking stations double as charging stations for multiple devices, as well as a sound system that guests can connect to via Bluetooth.

“The installation of these tablets allows us to maintain our exceptional level of service while evolving to meet the modern needs of our guests, said Mary Giuliano, general manager of Vdara Hotel & Spa. “They also eliminate the need for paper directories and marketing materials in the suites, which is in line with our commitment to sustainability and ensures guests are receiving the most up-to-date information.”

The installation of Crave tablets at Vdara follows the successful deployment of more than 4,000 interactive tablets at ARIA Resort & Casino, which is the world’s largest installation of in-room tablets to date. Vdara’s tablets offer the same straightforward user interface, providing an approachable and accessible design with a wide breadth and depth of capability.

Gareth Hughes, Crave Interactive Founder and CEO, said, “We’re delighted to build on our success at ARIA and add Vdara to our list of prestigious clients. There is no doubt that Crave tablets are appreciated by guests whilst increasing revenues and improving operational efficiencies. In addition, our analytics helps our clients understand their guests like never before. We’re on a mission to revolutionize the guest experience whilst banishing the use of paper within hotel rooms.

Vdara Hotel & Spa is an internationally inspired all-suite hotel and spa designed for those who love the excitement of Las Vegas but prefer to enjoy it in an exclusive, non-gaming, smoke-free setting. The holistic spa, luxurious pool, intimate meeting space, sophisticated lobby bar and casual eatery and marketplace at Market Café create a warm and inviting environment. Located between ARIA Resort & Casino and Bellagio, Vdara offers access to all of the city’s best entertainment, gaming, shopping, dining and nightlife, while providing a retreat from it all. Vdara and its neighboring properties within CityCenter, which is a joint venture whose interests are owned 50% by subsidiaries of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and 50% by Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World. For more information and reservations, visit vdara.com, call toll free at (866) 745-7767 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Formed in 2009, UK-based Crave Interactive Ltd is a leading developer of guest-facing hotel tablets and app solutions. The company is a global market leader, with products and services available worldwide. Crave’s systems are powered by Crave Cloud, a sophisticated proprietary software platform that delivers excellent guest services via any device. To date over two million items have been ordered via Crave Cloud. Crave in-room tablets provide a full range of guest services in a sleek and stylish manner. Crave solutions can replace paper directories, and increase revenues of in-house services, such as spa treatments, restaurant bookings and merchandise sales.

Vdara Hotel & Spa Turns Lobby Lounge Upside Down with Debut of VICE VERSA Patio & Lounge


Vdara Hotel & Spa Turns Lobby Lounge Upside Down with
Debut of VICE VERSA Patio & Lounge

New Social Scene Features Contrasting F&B Selections and Indoor-Outdoor Experiences




Vdara Hotel & Spa brings an intoxicating twist to the Las Vegas social scene with the introduction of its new concept, VICE VERSA Patio & Lounge. VICE VERSA offers dual options such as classic or twisted cocktails, refreshingly light or indulgent bites, as well as intimate indoor or outdoor patio settings.

“As a boutique hotel, Vdara’s lobby is the heart of the property and a place for guests to gather and enjoy a variety of experiences,” said Vdara General Manager Mary Giuliano. “Located center stage, VICE VERSA harnesses the energy of all sides of Las Vegas by creating a lounge where our guests can have two distinct experiences within one destination.”

The food and beverage selections at VICE VERSA were carefully crafted to offer the best of both worlds. Hearty pub fare and intriguing libation variations on the VICE menu are juxtaposed with lighter cuisine and classic beverages on the VERSA menu. Menu highlights include:

Twisted libations, indulgent hors d’oeuvres and lesser-known craft beers and wines
Classic cocktails, lighter bites and popular beers and wines
  • Sunset in Moscow: The popular Mule is recreated with Belvedere Pink Grapefruit vodka, strawberries, ginger beer and fresh mint.
  • Texas Mule: Vdara’s traditional Moscow Mule is crafted with Tito’s vodka, fresh lime and ginger beer.
  • New Fashion: Out with the old and in with the new. The New Fashion features Bulleit bourbon, sweet vermouth, fresh strawberries and a punch of basil.
  • Fashionably Late: The Old-Fashioned at VICE VERSA mixes Angel’s Envy port cask bourbon, Lustau Oloroso sherry and salted brown sugar syrup.
  • Surf & Turf Sliders: This heavenly offering includes tempura lobster, steak, grilled onions, mushrooms and swiss cheese.
  • Chicken Teriyaki Sliders: These delicious bites are made with pulled chicken tossed in teriyaki sauce and topped with mango, jalapenos and crispy onions.
  • Lobster Tacos: Mini corn tortillas are stuffed with fresh lobster meat fritters and topped with mango and papaya salsa with meyer lemon cream and spicy chili aioli.
  • Pan-Seared Ahi Tuna: Yellowfin tuna, colored beets and healthy watercress make up this light snack.
  • Beer: Microbrews, craft beer and uncommon imports such as Samuel Smith’s Organic Chocolate Stout, Goose Island Matilda and Uinta Dubhe IPA offer beer connoisseurs something new each time they visit.
  • Beer: International staples such as Corona and Heineken, as well as domestic fan favorites such as Shock Top and Michelob Ultra make up this side of the beer menu.
  • Wine: The VICE menu features familiar labels for wines by-the-glass including Sandhi Chardonnay, Justin Winery Sauvignon Blanc and Decoy Zinfandel.
  • Wine: Esoteric, small-production and high-end wines can be found on the VERSA side, such as Cherry Pie Pinot Noir, Esperto Pinot Grigio, Dr. L Riesling and more.


VICE VERSA’s indoor lounge exudes sophistication with a chic yet high-energy environment that encourages guests to socialize, celebrate or unwind. The refined, lively interior is complemented by an outdoor patio complete with fire pits, cozy couches and striking views of Nancy Rubins’ Big Edge, a unique sculpture of 200 recycled canoes.

As part of its dynamic environment, VICE VERSA will present live entertainment by local musicians and performers on select dates and special weekends. For more information, visit Vdara.

Vdara Hotel & Spa is an internationally inspired all-suite hotel and spa designed for those who love the excitement of Las Vegas but prefer to enjoy it in an exclusive, non-gaming, smoke-free setting. The holistic spa, luxurious pool and intimate meeting space combined with an eclectic vibe at VICE VERSA Patio & Lounge and a casual eatery and marketplace at Market Café Vdara create a warm and inviting environment within this AAA Four Diamond and Forbes Four-Star Award-winning hotel. Located between ARIA Resort & Casino and Bellagio, Vdara offers access to all of the entertainment, gaming, shopping, dining and nightlife of Las Vegas, while providing a retreat from it all.  Vdara is 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 vdara.com , call toll free at (866) 745-7767 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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2015 Trend Report: What to Expect from Las Vegas in the New Year


Experts Weigh in on 2015 Trends in Hospitality, Technology, Luxury, Entertainment, Food & Beverage and Spa



Hospitality, technology, luxury, entertainment, food and beverage, fashion and spa experts are weighing in on what we can expect from Las Vegas in 2015.


Contributors include industry insiders from Bellagio, ARIA , MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Delano Las Vegas, Mirage, Monte Carlo, Vdara Hotel & Spa, The Shops at Crystals and internationally renowned chef Rick Moonen.


From the rise of music festivals and new takes on alcohol-infused foods to how the destination is pursuing the millennial generation, predictions are in and the forecast for the new year is no less enticing than one would expect from this popular travel destination that attracts more than 40 million visitors annually.


Take a glimpse into the future of Las Vegas:


2015 Las Vegas Trends Report

Table of Contents


Millennials matter
Wellness travel
Social spaces take center stage

Everything mobile
Wireless in-room integration
Social and digital gaming

Whimsical luxury
Express luxury
Convenient luxury
High-end casual

Festivals rule the city

Unknown fish make it big
Bitter gets bigger
New approaches to booze-inspired food
Inventive cuisine tastes better together

In-house infusions and more
Champagne’s not just for celebrating
Las Vegas emerges as a craft beer destination

Immediate results that last
Taking the spa outside




    • Millennials matter. While Gen Y’s spending power will soon surpass that of any other age group, this generation’s influence is what sets it apart from previous ones. “Millennials grew up on technology and view it as a means to navigate their world,” says John Bollen, chief digital officer of MGM Resorts International. “In 2015, we will see how the impact of this group’s preference for sharing experiences with their peers and need for connectivity influence everything from in-room technologies to entertainment offerings.” A laidback yet innovative approach to hospitality will infiltrate Las Vegas, replacing standard lobby bars with unique social hubs, dominating menus with elevated takes on shareable family style dishes, introducing digital and social gaming, and increasing express offerings and services.


    • Wellness travel. Guests continue to seek out wellness travel options, and in 2015, a holistic, health-conscious stay will be easier than ever before in Las Vegas as hotels bolster offerings ranging from restaurant menus to guestrooms, according to Jane Cox, spa director at Spa Mandalay and BATHHOUSE Spa at Delano Las Vegas. Cox says Las Vegas spas will integrate new wellness services into their offerings, citing her plans to add yoga classes and farm-to-spa ingredients at BATHHOUSE. StayWell rooms – currently offered at MGM Grand – which incorporate more than a dozen healthy features including aromatherapy, wake-up light therapy and Vitamin C-infused showers – will expand the signature experience to additional properties and spaces this year. The second level of MGM Grand’s Conference Space was recently retrofitted with StayWell elements designed to appeal to health-minded business travelers. The upgraded spaces include furniture and features for stretching, improved air filtration and light quality, and Cleveland Clinic-approved menu items. Healthy food and beverage options will become more accessible, including a new USDA-Certified Organic cold-pressed juice program at Bellagio and a continued focus on sustainable foods throughout Las Vegas restaurants. Organic and natural wines also are on the rise with guests who want to be mindful even when imbibing, says Bellagio’s Director of Wine Jason Smith.


  • Social spaces take center stage. Guests prefer the casino floor and distinct venues for specific experiences (i.e. restaurants, theaters and nightclubs), but a growing demand for casual and flexible social spaces is driving the redesign of common areas into distinct social hubs, according to Matthew Chilton, general manager of Delano Las Vegas. “It’s about creating pockets of moments unique to the space and offering different areas for interaction – whether for business or pleasure,” Chilton explains. This trend is evident in new lounge atmospheres including Franklin at Delano Las Vegas and Alibi at ARIA, where guests can enjoy conversation, drinks, small bites and live music. With the incorporation of living room-style seating and live entertainment, these social spaces accommodate networking groups and friends alike. Innovative outdoor spaces also are emerging, as evidenced by the recent opening of Monte Carlo’s BLVD Plaza and expansion of New York-New York’s Brooklyn Bridge; both are outdoor, Strip-side developments boasting unique dining concepts and dynamic entertainment. The fusion of these outdoor complexes will ultimately serve as the gateway to the 2016 opening of The Park, an interactive neighborhood featuring plentiful public seating, desert-sustainable landscaping and street entertainers, which will front the 20,000-seat Las Vegas Arena, also currently under construction.



    • Everything mobile. Next year, guests will be able to book a room, make dinner reservations, purchase show tickets and even reserve pool lounge chairs from their mobile devices. “We’re always looking for ways to provide guests the opportunity to do things at their own pace,” says Shannon McCallum, executive director of hotel operations at ARIA. “In 2015, we’re looking at ways to enhance mobile capabilities even further, including services that will allow pool guests to order cocktails from their phones.”


    • Wireless in-room integration. The headache of innumerable data cables and mismatched ports during travel soon will become a distant memory as Bluetooth-enabled devices become more of the norm in guestrooms, according to John Bollen. ARIA Sky Suites recently implemented Bluetooth Music Bridge, allowing guests to stream playlists wirelessly through in-room speakers, and other hotels will follow suit in the coming year. Additionally, new high-tech amenities including iPads in high-end suites at MGM Grand will interface with hotel departments, allowing guests to order room service, send laundry and more, says Travis Lunn, vice president of hotel operations at MGM Grand.


  • Social and digital gaming. Table games with touch screen tops, like the InteractivePro tables recently introduced at MGM Grand and The Mirage, will be the next big gaming trend, according to Tom Mikulich, vice president of business development for MGM Resorts International. InteractivePro Tables are like giant smart phones, featuring a unique interface allowing four different users to operate interactive or individual gaming screens, watch sports, access social media and more. “In 2015, we plan to introduce sports betting, video reels and video table games,” says Mikulich.




    • Whimsical luxury. “Luxury is no longer all about over-the-top opulence,” says Lezlie Young, vice president of The Mansion and SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand.”Instead, luxury brands are focusing on personalizing guest experiences through little extras and unexpected surprises that create a lasting impact.” For example, guests of The Mansion and SKYLOFTS enjoy creative turndown amenities such as gourmet popcorn and organic sunscreen. The newly opened Delano Las Vegas redefines personalized services with “surprise and delight” moments like impromptu complimentary amuse-bouches served within the hotel’s immersive lobby. Next year the boutique hotel will debut Delano Beach Club, a luxury escape with unique offerings including hammocks and a giant submerged chessboard.


    • Express luxury. As quick getaways become a standard for busy affluent professionals, Las Vegas will focus on express luxury services in 2015 to save guests time without sacrificing indulgence, according to James Mulidore, director of The Villas at The Mirage. For example, time-pressed guests of The Villas who can’t fit multiple restaurants into their stay can create an all-encompassing dining experience by ordering a course from each restaurant to enjoy in their suite. Las Vegas spas will introduce new treatments for on-the-go guests in 2015, including a Quick Fix menu at ESPA at Vdara, and “just-what-I-needed”-type services at Spa Bellagio, such as foot and leg messages during facials, cold stones during poolside massages and more.


  • Convenient luxury. As Las Vegas continues to rise in prominence as a luxury retail destination, discerning shoppers are creating a demand for retail centers that feature all their favorite designers, but still offer one-of-a-kind, exclusive products. In response, Farid Matraki, senior vice president and general manager of The Shops at Crystals, has aimed to make the retail destination the most effortless luxury shopping experience in the world. Matraki notes that one would have to walk the entire Champs-Elysees, Place Vendôme or Boulevard St. Germain to find all of the stores available under Crystals’ roof. In 2015, expect to see new unique-to-market, high-end designers open in Las Vegas such as Crystals’ newest boutique Audemars Piguet, while retailers focus on bringing their brand’s most rare and coveted items to Vegas for VIP guests.
  • High-end casual. Millennials prefer an understated approach to luxury, opting for chic-casual looks like designer jeans with sneakers rather than traditional suit-and-tie ensembles. Matraki notes the popularity among the millennial crowd with more approachable brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Lanvin, Paul Smith and Brunello Cucinelli, and expects other designers to evolve their offerings. In 2015, Matraki predicts designers such as Ermengildo Zegna will continue to replace suits with sportswear collections, while Louis Vuitton and PRADA will enhance their popular sneaker lines.




  • Festivals rule the city. “Interactive and social forms of entertainment, like music festivals and outdoor events, will be a major focus in Las Vegas,” says Chris Baldizan, senior vice president of entertainment for MGM Resorts International. From the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway to Life is Beautiful in Downtown Las Vegas, multi-day music festivals will continue to find homes in Las Vegas in 2015. Notably, the May U.S. debut of Brazil’s iconic Rock in Rio – the world’s largest music festival – will deliver top acts like Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Metallica, John Legend and more. Other events on the horizon for 2015 include the return of Wine Amplified, an alternative rock music and wine festival; and the Route 91 Harvest Festival, which features the best talent in the country music industry performing for fans in a laidback, outdoor environment.



    • Unknown fish make it big. The introduction of lesser-known fish species will become a hip addition to more menus according to Chef Rick Moonen of Mandalay Bay’s Rx Boiler Room and RM Seafood. The demand for sustainable seafood remains as strong as ever, prompting restaurants to explore responsibly sourced options and alternatives to American menu staples. “As chefs are exposed to the amazing variety of seafood that is available they will start to go nuts!” Moonen predicts. Diners can expect more non-traditional fish to crop up on menus, following the lead of current offerings such as Salt Water Barramundi at Sage at ARIA, and sea-to-table options, like “Rick’s Sustainable Catch of the Day” at RM Seafood.


      • Bitter gets bigger. A flavor profile traditionally associated with mixology, bitter elements will make big moves in the kitchen in 2015. According to Joshua Smith, executive chef of soon-to-open BARDOT Brasserie at ARIA, unique ingredients will rise to prominence as chefs incorporate bitter flavors for balance in cooking. Since bitter is a crucial component of traditional French cooking, Smith emphasizes it on the menu of this new Las Vegas restaurant (opening January 2015), utilizing ingredients such as vermouth, endives, escarole and frisee. He also makes his own black pepper bitters for the restaurant’s Sauce Au Poivre, and flambés peppercorn-brandy bitters for an extra pop in the dish.



    • New approaches to booze-inspired food. In 2015, both Moonen and Smith expect to see alcohol influence dishes in unexpected ways, driving new approaches to the concept of booze-infused food. “Ingredients used to make beer and cocktails will start to appear in food preparations,” says Moonen, citing examples such as malted barley added as a crunch in salads, dried spelt grains used for crusts and juniper berry sauces served with game meat. Smith adds that he will be using high-end wines including La Vieille Ferme Rouge and Blanc during cooking to elevate recipes, and incorporating unique alcohols into dishes, such as Blue Crab Crêpe with Normandy cider beurre blanc.


  • Inventive cuisine tastes better together. According to Bellagio Executive Chef Edmund Wong, group dining concepts will continue to gain popularity, partly due to the increasing spending power of millennials, who subscribe to the idea that the ultimate dining experience is one that’s shared with friends, family and their social networks. Prime examples include shareable menus like the Plats Pour Deux Menu at BARDOT Brasserie at ARIA; Italian social plates at Julian Serrano’s Lago, opening in spring 2015 at Bellagio; and the shareable punch bowls served at Franklin at Delano Las Vegas. Additionally, chefs anticipate that we’ll see new (and renewed) takes on traditional shareable dishes: Moonen is predicting a resurgence of the retro Fondu, plus Asian-inspired social dining like Pu Pu Platters and Korean barbeque becoming regulars on contemporary restaurant menus.




    • In-house infusions and more. A major trend to watch in Las Vegas’ growing cocktail scene is innovative in-house preparations (i.e. homemade infusions, smoked cocktails). Monte Carlo’s Director of Beverage Philip Dow believes guests will notice a much larger push toward “the quality of the craft.” Examples of intricate preparations can already be found throughout Las Vegas such as Rx Boiler Room at Mandalay Bay, which funnels smoke from cedar chips into whiskey to create its Smoked Whiskey Cola. Also ahead of the curve, MGM Grand’s Whiskey Down infuses its whiskey with mint in-house to create its signature Whiskey in a Jar cocktail. Sage at ARIA’s Smoke Missing Mirrors, visually smokes and smells of bourbon while the guest enjoys the smooth taste of cognac.


    • Champagne’s not just for celebrating. Champagne has always been an integral part of the Las Vegas experience, and now we’re seeing it evolve as a wine to enjoy at all occasions – not just celebrations, says to Harley Carbery, director of wine at Mandalay Bay. Whether toasting a moment or paired alongside a course, guests can enjoy two of the largest selections of champagne in the city at Aureole and miX, both located at Mandalay Bay. Carbery expects more venues to expand their champagne offerings in 2015, noting ARIA’s Lobby Bar, which recently created a champagne-by-the glass menu curated by ARIA’s Director of Wine Kim Wood.


  • Las Vegas emerges as a craft beer destination. As the craft beer revolution continues to take the world by storm, Las Vegas is steadily making its mark on the industry. Robert Parekh, general manager of TAP at MGM Grand, predicts hotels will focus on expanding their offerings in 2015, establishing bars and restaurants that are destinations for beer aficionados. Two popular local examples include The Pub at Monte Carlo, which offers more than 300 beers on tap; and Michael Mina’s PUB 1842, which sources a collection of international and hard-to-find brews. Additionally, Parekh says that we’ll see more of Las Vegas’ own microbrews making their way onto The Strip, exposing an international audience to local breweries like Big Dog’s, Banger Brewing and Joseph James. As a prime example, ARIA recently teamed up with Sin City Brewing Company to create a special edition extra pale ale available exclusively at the resort.


    • Immediate results that last. Results-driven treatments that provide immediate and lasting visible effects will drive new spa offerings in Las Vegas, according to Kim Key, spa director of ESPA at Vdara. Expect to see growth in more complex therapies such as BATHHOUSE’s recently introduced Cactus and Desert Lily Firming Treatment, which uses a silicon cupping method to reduce the appearance of cellulite, and The Spa at ARIA’s Oxygen Firming Facial, which utilizes an Apure oxygen mask to deliver instant anti-aging results.


  • Taking the spa outside. Spa services offered outside of traditional settings continue to be popular with guests and in 2015 we’ll see Las Vegas spas introduce and expand wellness offerings to new outdoor locations, according to Tammi Furce, director of Spa Bellagio. Expect to see spas debut innovative treatments like Spa Bellagio’s new Surf to Turf Massage, which will move from aquatic pool therapy to table massage. ARIA recently debuted in-pool massages, while outdoor yoga programs, like Monte Carlo’s Yoga on BLVD Plaza, will look to expand to new locations including Mandalay Bay Beach.

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MGM Resorts International Gears Up for Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Las Vegas


For marathon runners, dramatic landscapes and backdrops can make those grueling miles more bearable – and what better setting than a beautiful fall evening among the famous glittering lights of Las Vegas?

On November 17, the renowned Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon returns to Sin City and courtesy of MGM Resorts International, runners can enjoy a variety of pre- and post-run experiences. From carb loading and stretching the day before to relaxing in a luxurious spa after, race activities extend well beyond those 26.2 miles.

Where to Stay
Proper rest is essential to overall well-being and guests can guarantee a good night’s sleep in a Stay Well RoomS at MGM Grand which features 17 health and wellness elements throughout each room. Blissful slumber is promised through EMF protection that shields guests from sleep-disruptive electromagnetic fields and black-out shades that block outdoor lighting. The LED dawn simulator alarm clock awakens the body gradually to eliminate grogginess on race day and the air purification system will keep racer’s lungs ready by reducing allergens, toxins and pathogens. When it’s time to clean up post-race, the Vitamin C infused shower promotes healthy hair and skin, leaving guests feeling rejuvenated.

Where to Prep
Yoga can be a great addition to any athlete’s training regimen and thanks to Vdara Hotel & Spa in partnership with Lululemon, runners can strike a pose with The Official Rock ‘n’ Roll Pre-Race Yoga Session, an outdoor event that will leave participants feeling relaxed, flexible and mentally ready for Sunday’s arduous trek. Beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov.16, anyone interested is invited to Vdara’s pool deck for a one-hour Vinyasa Flow yoga class tailored for runners but open to all fitness levels. Healthy snacks and refreshments will be available along with live music. Interested participants are encouraged to RSVP at  http://twtvite.com/yogarunvegas – reservations are not mandatory. Admission is free, but space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Athletes know that eating properly is integral to optimum performance and The Mirage Hotel & Casinowill offer the fuel runners need to keep their bodies working like well-oiled machines. California Pizza Kitchen, Carnegie Deli and BLT Burger will feature runner’s menus or participants can enjoy 50 percent off Cravings Buffet November 16 – 18 with their marathon credentials.

The Official Rock ‘n’ Roll Pasta Party at The Mirage will allow racers to “carb up” the evening prior to the marathon, ensuring they have the energy to get them through the race. On Saturday, Nov. 16, the feast will feature eight double-sided buffets of runner-friendly food such as salad, whole grain rolls and pasta, including gluten-free options, that can be topped with a choice of meat and/or vegan sauces. Rounding out the dinner with live music, The Mirage hopes to provide an evening that will satisfy the body, mind and soul. The event will be hosted in The Mirage Event Center and tickets can be purchased for $30 by visiting the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon website.

The Pre-Race Brunch, also in The Mirage Event Center, is a competitor-approved gourmet meal that ensures the body is properly nourished all the way to the finish line. Starting at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17, runners can enjoy entertainment with friends and family before taking on the Las Vegas Strip that night. Tickets must be picked up at the Pasta Party/Brunch booth at the Health & Fitness Expo on Friday or Saturday of race weekend.

Where to Revitalize
After a rewarding, albeit exhausting journey through Las Vegas, there is no better way to decompress and begin healing than with a relaxing spa experience.

Spa Bellagio will stay open until midnight so competitors can head straight to the massage room or wet areas to begin the recovery. Racers can benefit from a 50-minute Marathon Custom Massage ($160), a personalized session that combines pressure and technique, or a 20-minute Mini-Marathon Refresher Massage ($85) which focuses only on the areas that need rejuvenation. The 80-minute Athlete Revival ($250) is a custom sports treatment that combines stretching and massage to all major muscle groups followed by a Cryoderm gel application that soothes and calms tissue. Spa Bellagio also will offer race day spa passes for $50 or a three-day pass for $70.

The Mirage Spa will feature special treatments for marathon participants November 16 -18. The Runner’s Relief Pedicure ($80) soothes tired soles with a ginger salt soak while the Glute Fatigue Massage ($80 for 25 minutes or $130 for 50 minutes) stretches and targets exhausted extremities. Runners also can opt for the Muscle Marathon Meltdown ($260) – a 110-minute treatment available for those requiring a little extra TLC.

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Vdara “Romance Package – Weekend” *Those three little words now begin with Vdara – Starting From $573 (For Friday and Saturday Arrivals) – Package Includes: Two Nights in a Vdara Suite, Enjoy a Special Welcome Romance Amenity delivered to your suite, $100 In-Suite Dining Credit per stay, Complimentary In-Suite Movie – one time during stay, 2:00pm Late Check-out – based on availability, Nightly Turndown Service (*See site for additional details and restrictions). Promotion Runs: Oct 25 – Dec 27, 2013. Promo Code: LOVEWEBW (Exp 12/27/13)

Vdara Hotel & Spa ~ Zarkana Room & Show Package

Vdara “Zarkana Room & Show Package – Weekend” *From $450* (Thursday – Saturday Arrivals) – Package Includes: Two Nights in a Deluxe Suite, Two tickets to see Zarkana™ by Cirque du Soleil®, Complimentary Seat Upgrade from Lower Side Orchestra (Category F) to Side Orchestra or Balcony (Category E), Complimentary popcorn to enjoy during the show, Two Complimentary Zarkana-themed Cocktails at GOLD Boutique Nightclub & Lounge, Two VIP Line Passes to GOLD Boutique Nightclub & Lounge (*see site for additional details and restrictions). Promotion Runs: Sep 6 – Dec 27, 2013. Promo Code: VRZRK3WE2 (Exp 12/27/13)

Vdara Hotel & Spa ~ Zarkana Room & Show Package

Vdara “Zarkana Room & Show Package – Weekday” *From $350* (Sunday – Tuesday Arrivals) – Package Includes: Two Nights in a Deluxe Suite, Two tickets to see Zarkana™ by Cirque du Soleil®, Complimentary Seat Upgrade from Lower Side Orchestra (Category F) to Side Orchestra or Balcony (Category E), Complimentary popcorn to enjoy during the show, Two Complimentary Zarkana-themed Cocktails at Gold Boutique Nightclub & Lounge, Two VIP Line Passes to Gold Boutique Nightclub & Lounge (*See site for additional details and restrictions). Promotion Runs: Sep 8 – Dec 25, 2013. Promo Code: VRZRK3WD2 (Exp 12/25/13)

Vdara Hotel & Spa ~ Success Package ~ Package Includes: Two Nights in a Deluxe Suite, In-Suite Dining Credit Plus a In-Suite Movie Credit

Vdara “Success Package – Weekday” *From $318* (Sunday – Thursday Arrivals) – Package Includes: Two Nights in a Deluxe Suite, $25 In-Suite Dining Credit, $15 Laundry Credit, $15 In-Suite Movie Credit (*See site for additional details and restrictions). Promotion Runs: Aug 21 – Dec 26, 2013. Promo Code: SCCWBMW (Exp 12/27/13)