Rev Up Your Vegas Vacation with Chad Green at Tahiti Village!

Excitement is in the air as the NHRA Mission Drag Racing Series gears up for its upcoming event at The Strip at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway from April 12th to 14th, 2024. Among the star-studded lineup of drivers, one name stands out – Chad Green, President and CEO of Bond-Coat, Inc. and a seasoned professional in the world of Nitro Funny Car racing. 

Chad, whose impressive track record includes victories at prestigious events like the Summer Nats and the Top Fuel vs Nitro Funny Car Superstar Shootout in Bradenton, FL, is no stranger to success. With a fifth-place finish in the 2023 Championship Points and a top-five ranking in his first two full seasons in the NHRA, Chad is a force to be reckoned with on the drag racing circuit. Chad Green Motorsports Bond Coat funny car featuring the Tahiti Village logo.

This year, Chad and his team are revving up for their Las Vegas race, fresh from their recent stint in Phoenix, AZ. However, it was in the first race of the season in Gainesville, FL, back in March, where they truly made their mark. Their performance was nothing short of stellar, with Chad qualifying at number 5 with an impressive 3.88 and making it to the semi-final round during eliminations. As they prepare to hit the iconic Strip at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, anticipation is running high, and the team is eager to continue their winning streak. 

But racing isn’t the only thing on Chad’s mind when he comes to Las Vegas – he knows the importance of a good stay, and that’s why he chooses Tahiti Village as his home away from home. Nestled on Las Vegas Boulevard, just a stone’s throw from the famous Strip and minutes away from the airport, Tahiti Village offers an island-inspired oasis amidst the hustle and bustle of Sin City. 

From the moment you arrive, you’ll be greeted by the resort’s dramatic circular porte cochère and wrought iron terraces, evoking the elegance of the French-Mediterranean. And with amenities like a Polynesian style pool and spa, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. 

Chad Green and Hunter Green holding awards and sitting on the Bond Coat funny car with Tahiti Village logo.But the real highlight? The aquatics area, featuring an award-winning Polynesian themed pool with a one-of-a-kind sand beach entry and a renowned relaxing Lazy River with cascading waterfall features. It’s no wonder Chad loves to unwind here after a long day at the track – as he puts it, “It’s my favorite place to stay when I come to Las Vegas. I always stay here, they’ve got the best pool in Vegas. Great family place!” 

And now, you too can experience the magic of Tahiti Village with Chad Green. Book your stay using Chad’s promo code “BURNRUBBER” and save on your next vacation. But hurry – this offer is available for a limited time only! 

Don’t miss your chance to witness Chad Green in action at The Strip at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and enjoy a stay at Tahiti Village, where luxury meets adventure in the heart of Las Vegas. Book now and get ready to rev up your Vegas vacation! 

For reservations, visit our website or call our Reservations Team at 1-855-386-4658.

Las Vegas: From Entertainment Capital to Sports Mecca

In the vibrant city of Las Vegas, where neon lights and slot machines once reigned supreme, a new phenomenon has taken root: sports fever. With recent triumphs like the Vegas Golden Knights’ Stanley Cup win in 2023 and the Las Vegas Aces’ WNBA Championship victory the same year, Las Vegas has emerged as a force to be reckoned with in the world of sports. 

A City Transformed: Las Vegas’s Sports Renaissance

Gone are the days when Las Vegas was solely known for its casinos and entertainment. Thanks to the rise of local sports teams and the acquisition of major franchises, the city has undergone a remarkable transformation into a sports powerhouse. The Vegas Golden Knights, in particular, have captured the hearts of locals and visitors alike with their thrilling performances on the ice. With a dedicated fan base rallying behind them, the Knights have become synonymous with Las Vegas pride. 

Excitement on the Horizon: Upcoming Sporting Events 

Looking ahead, Las Vegas promises a jam-packed calendar of sporting events sure to thrill fans of all ages. From the Vegas Golden Knights’ series of home games to the Las Vegas Aviators’ baseball matches, there’s no shortage of excitement in the air. Not to mention, the upcoming home games of the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium are sure to draw crowds from far and wide. 

And let’s not forget about the Oakland Athletics’ game in Vegas on March 8th, a significant event as they prepare to become a part of Las Vegas. Plus, the Las Vegas Aces will take the court from May to September, showcasing top-tier women’s basketball talent. 

Your Ultimate Sports Destination: Tahiti Village Resort

Amidst the excitement of Las Vegas’s burgeoning sports scene lies Tahiti Village Resort, an oasis of tranquility just a stone’s throw away from the action. Situated about 2 miles south of the Strip, our resort offers the perfect blend of convenience and relaxation. Relax by the lazy river, take a dip in the Polynesian sand-entry pool, or indulge in one of our two on-site restaurants offering delicious cuisine and refreshing beverages. With spacious suites and a host of amenities, Tahiti Village Resort provides an unparalleled experience for sports enthusiasts and families alike. 

Plan Your Stay Today 

Ready to experience the thrill of Las Vegas sports firsthand? Book your stay at Tahiti Village Resort and immerse yourself in the excitement of the city’s sports renaissance. Visit our website or call 1-855-386-8463 to secure your spot in paradise. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be part of history in the making! 

Nitro Funny Car with Tahiti Village Branding

Getting up to Speed with Chad Green

The pace of life during the global pandemic was viscous, like watching black tar oozing the span of an inch in the span of a week. We had a lot of catching up to do rectifying the days of thunder, so naturally we tasked professional Nitro Funny Car owner and driver Chad Green with the challenge. We were lucky enough to partner with this driver originally from Midland Texas, and learned why this speed demon recently upgraded from the Pro Mod car to the dangerously faster Funny Nitro Car. Nitro Funny Car with Tahiti Village Branding

Chad Green Motorsports Meet and Greet at Tahiti Village.

Before Chad Green hit the track, Tahiti Village and Chad Green Motorsports hosted a Meet and Greet for fans and guests alike. Fans and guests came to Tahiti Village and were clearly as excited to meet Chad as we were, as throngs of people and polite hysteria ensued around Chad and his car, where he patiently met all his fans and overdosed on selfies like a true sport. Tahiti Village has a long history supporting the sports world, sponsoring teams like The Golden Knights, Las Vegas Aces, and the Las Vegas Lights. It’s a perk and a privilege we always look forward to sharing with our owners and their guests. We were also able to give away tickets to owners to enjoy the NHRA Camping World 4 Wide Nationals that happened April 1st – 3rd. Nitro Funny Car at Tahiti Village

Father Son Duo

Father and Son duo, Chad Green in his Nitro Funny Car, and Hunter Green in his Top Alcohol Car both drove at the NHRA Camping World 4 Wide Nationals in Las Vegas. Hunter Green made his first ever debut in the Top Alcohol Dragster Class. Fans and attendees flocked to see their set-up, enjoying the spoils of these events. Both drivers did exceptionally well, qualifying to race against some of the best.
Hunter Green with his Top Alcohol Car

NHRA Las Vegas

Chad Green and Hunter Green will be back in Las Vegas for the NHRA Races happening again in October of 2022. Chad and Hunter will also be back at Tahiti Village enjoying the lazy river and gearing up for the next NHRA Camping World Racing Series for the NHRA Nevada Nationals on October 27 – 30, 2022. NHRA Fans and aficionados can book their stay now at Tahiti Village to be close to the action. This amazing event might even determine the NHRA world championships for the Nitro Funny Car. We know who we will be rooting for!

Professional Driver Chad Green

NFL Draft is coming to Vegas. Book your Tahiti Village hotel room now!

With the conclusion of the Big Game we can now turn our football attention to the NFL Draft, which, like the former Raiders of Oakland, is coming to Las Vegas in 2020.

More than 400,000 people are expected in town April 23-25 to witness the annual rite of passage for college players into the pros. If you’re planning to be among the nearly half million visitors in attendance, please consider that there are 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas. So unless you have Vegas friends with a spare room or couch, it is therefore advisable to book your Tahiti Village Resort & Spa visit now or risk getting locked out of all the fun.

Don’t wait. Book a visit to spacious, family friendly Tahiti Village today and ensure you’ll have comfortable accommodations for the NFL draft.

If you’ve never been to Tahiti Village, you simply must experience a getaway to Las Vegas’ tropical resort retreat. Featuring a sand-entry beach pool, lazy river, condo-style accommodations, two 24-hour hot tubs, an onsite restaurant and spa, and shuttle service to the Strip, Tahiti Village has everything you need to relax, unwind and get away from it all. In-room amenities in larger one-bedroom and two-bedroom units include a fully stocked kitchen, washer-dryer, jetted tub, steam shower and private balcony for your convenience and enjoyment.

Tahiti Village Resort & Spa, Las Vegas’ favorite tropical resort paradise, was recently voted Best Family Friendly Resort and Best Family Friendly Pool in the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s annujal Best of Las Vegas contest.

According to news reports, the NFL Draft will be worthy of a Las Vegas production. Draft prospects will be ferried by boat to a stage at the Fountains of Bellagio and introduced one by one.

The celebration — at the NFL Draft red carpet, main stage and NFL Draft Experience — will include immersive activities, live entertainment and performances, the league said. All events are free and open to the public.

The main stage will be next to the Caesars Forum conference center, where fans can watch the draft selections. The Las Vegas Raiders – how does that sound? – have seven picks in the draft, including picks No. 12 and 19 in the first round and five in the initial three rounds. This is the NFL as only Las Vegas can do it!

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How to bet the Big Game in Las Vegas

The biggest sporting event of the year is upon us.

For fans of the two teams playing for the championship of professional football on Feb. 2, the Big Game is a culmination of a season’s or lifetime’s worth of devotion. Hopes and dreams of vicarious glory are fulfilled or dashed depending on which side of the scoreboard your rooting interest falls.

For everyone else, it’s all about the money.

The Big Game is the most heavily wagered sporting contest in the nation if not the world; people come to Las Vegas from all over to lay down their cash and hope for a bountiful return on investment. While bets on the point spread, money line and over/under commonly cross the sportsbook window, over the years prop bets have gained in popularity among the (especially low stakes) wagering public.

The appeal of prop bets lies in their ubiquity and quirky character. Bettors can wager on hundreds of propositions ranging from the game-centric (which team or player will score first?) to the exotic (will the national anthem take more or less than two minutes?). Please click here to see a comprehensive list of prop bets for this year’s Big Game.

What follows are some of our favorites (and some we would like to see offered). If you’re fuzzy on sports betting terminology and wondering what the plus and minus figures are, they are the money line totals. For instance, plus 300 means you have to bet $100 to win $300 (or $10 to win $30). Minus $500 means you have to bet $500 to win $100 (or $50 to win $10).

OUR FAVORITE BIG GAME PROP BETS

Will the coin toss be heads or tails?

Get your betting day off to a great start with a proposition that gives you a 50-50 chance of success.
Yes (Even)
No (Even)

Will the singer of the national anthem forget or omit a word?

In other words, will 28-year-old Demi Lovato have a senior moment in front 80,000 people at the game and millions around the world watching on television and streaming devices?
Yes (+300)
No (-500)

Jersey number of the first player to score a touchdown.

The two numerals before the decimal point in the 31.5 over-under figure below indicate a player number. Taking the over means you’re betting that a player wearing a jersey number higher than 31 scores the first touchdown. Taking the under means you’re betting that a player wearing jersey number 31 or less than 31 scores the first touchdown. The arbitrarily chosen figure comes at a steep price: The San Francisco player who wears No. 31, running back Raheem Mostert, is a touchdown machine who crossed the goal line four times in his last game.
Over 31.5 (+140)
Under 31.5 (-400)

Will both teams score in all four quarters?

A yes means you think the 49ers and Chiefs will score a touchdown, field goal or safety in every quarter. Even with offenses as explosive as Kansas City and San Francisco’s, this is a lot to ask.
Yes (+140)
No (-270)

Will there be overtime?

Only one previous Big Game has extended beyond four quarters.  That was in 2017, when Tom Brady famously led the Patriots back from a 28-3 third quarter deficit against the Falcons, tied the game in regulation, and won it in overtime.
Yes (+350)
No (-375)

Will San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan blow another 28-3 lead in the third quarter? Shanahan was offensive coordinator of the Falcons in their unprecedented Big Game meltdown against the Patriots. His play calling was widely criticized and largely blamed for Atlanta’s historic collapse.
(Yes +50)
(No -2000)

PROP BETS WE’D LIKE TO SEE

Will a player injure himself in celebration and be unable to continue?

This would be a first in Big Game history, which explains the low odds. Injury owing to excessive celebration, though rare, isn’t unheard of. In a regular season game in 2001, an excitable Arizona kicker injured himself when, after converting a field goal, he jumped for joy and blew out his knee on the landing.
Yes (-400)
No (+120)  

Will the referee tossing the coin to determine who gets the ball first mistakenly call tails if it lands heads or vice versa?

This actually happened during a regular season Thanksgiving Day game a number of years ago. What will it be next, reviewing the coin toss?
Yes (+500)
No (-400)

If you’re planning to spend the Big Game weekend in Las Vegas, book a spacious guest room at Tahiti Village Resort & Spa. Featuring a sand-entry beach pool, lazy river, condo-style accommodations, two 24-hour hot tubs, an onsite restaurant and spa, and shuttle service to the Strip, Tahiti Village on the south end of the world famous Las Vegas Strip has everything you need to relax, unwind and get away from it all. In-room amenities in larger one-bedroom and two-bedroom units include a fully stocked kitchen, washer-dryer, jetted tub, steam shower and private balcony for your convenience and enjoyment.

Book your Big Game weekend visit to Las Vegas and Tahiti Village Resort today. We’re an easy commute to dozens of Las Vegas Strip sportsbooks including the Tropicana and Mirage, where our free Strip shuttle stops at the top and bottom of each hour. Please remember: only bet what you can afford to win!

Big Game watch party Tahiti Village Las Vegas 17 South Booze & Bites

Big Game Party at 17˚ South Booze & Bites

For those of you who eat and drink football, there is no better place to feast than 17˚ South Booze & Bites at tropical Tahiti Village Resort & Spa in Las Vegas. Tahiti Village’s onsite restaurant is hosting a Big Game watch party featuring great food and drink specials. At 17˚ South Booze & Bites, you won’t miss a minute of the action. Located in the main lobby of Las Vegas’s favorite tropical resort paradise, 17˚ South Booze & Bites offers 10 widescreen televisions for your viewing pleasure, including three on the patio overlooking Tahiti Village’s tranquil sand-entry beach pool. This inviting aquatic attraction was recently voted Best Family Pool in the Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper’s annual Best of Las Vegas poll.

Big Game watch party Tahiti Village Las Vegas 17 South Booze & BitesIf you’re looking for a great place to watch the Big Game but would rather avoid crowded casinos or strange bars, awesome food and drink specials are just a short walk from your room at Tahiti Village Resort & Spa on the south end of the world famous Las Vegas Strip. 17˚ South Booze & Bites is offering all-you-can drink Bud and Bud Light drafts and a game day buffet prepared by our award winning kitchen.

No matter which team you’re rooting for, you’ll have a great time watching the Big Game at 17˚ South Booze & Bites in the main lobby at Tahiti Village – voted the Best Family Friendly Hotel in the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s annual Best of Las Vegas poll.

Tickets are available at 17˚ South Booze & Bites. Doors open at 2 p.m., and the game day buffet begins at 3 p.m. Space is limited, so be sure to arrive early to stake out a premium seat. Join us for the Big Game at 17˚ South Booze & Bites, where you’re sure to have a good all you can eat and all you can drink great time. As always, may all your prop bets come through!

If you’ve never been to family friendly Tahiti Village, you simply must experience a getaway to Las Vegas’ tropical resort retreat. Featuring a sand-entry beach pool, lazy river, condo-style accommodations, two 24-hour hot tubs, an onsite restaurant and spa, and shuttle service to the Strip, Tahiti Village has everything you need to relax, unwind and get away from it all. In-room amenities in larger one-bedroom and two-bedroom units include a fully stocked kitchen, washer-dryer, jetted tub, steam shower and private balcony for your convenience and enjoyment.

Book your visit to tropical Tahiti Village Resort & Spa in time for the Big Game!

Rodeo star Luke Brown returns to Tahiti Village!

Wrangler National Finals Rodeo superstar Luke Brown is back at family friendly Tahiti Village on Saturday, Dec. 7. Join us from 12:30-2 p.m. and watch Luke demonstrate the skills that have made him a 12-time NFR qualifier, a three-time average champion and the winner of more than $2 million in career earnings. He will sign autographs and pose for photos in addition to performing a roping demonstration.

Wrangler National Finals Rodeo star Luke Brown returns to Tahiti Village Resort & Spa in Las VegasLuke competes in team roping on the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo circuit, and is in Las Vegas for the NFR’s annual December visit.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the great Luke Brown at Tahiti Village’s Manihi Isle. It is conveniently located between the pool and lazy river. There will also be a drawing for a pair of Durango boots to be given away at the end of the meet and greet.

We hope to see you here at Tahiti Village, Las Vegas’ favorite tropical resort paradise.

NHRA Meet and Greet

 

NHRA Meet and Greet Tahiti Village Resort Las Vegas
Chad Green’s Pro Mod vehicle with our Tahiti Village logo!

Two of the fastest straight line vehicles on Planet Earth and their adrenaline-fueled drivers will be at Tahiti Village Resort & Spa, Las Vegas’ favorite tropical resort paradise, for a meet and greet on Oct. 30. NHRA drivers Terry McMillen and Chad Green will chat with fans, sign autographs and pose for photos from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Guests can enter a free raffle for tickets to the Dodge NHRA Nationals, take home racing swag, and enjoy refreshing Meeowee Wowee Shave Ice.

Terry has competed on the NHRA circuit since 2007. He drives an 8,000-horsepower Top Fuel Dragster capable of reaching 330 miles per hour. He won the prestigious U.S. Nationals for the first time in 2018, and earned his first career win, in Las Vegas, in 2017.

Chad is a NHRA Pro Mod driver. His 3200-horsepower vehicle can reach speeds of more than 250 miles per hour. Chad made his NHRA debut in 2018, qualifying for all 12 national events and finishing fifth in the championship points to cap an impressive rookie campaign.

The event is free and open to the public. It will be held at the Tahiti Village front entrance beneath the porte cochere. Tahiti Village is located at 7200 Las Vegas Blvd. South and Warm Springs Road.

Family friendly Tahiti Village in Las Vegas is proud to be the hotel partner of Terry McMillen and Chad Green. We wish them the best of luck at the NHRA Las Vegas event. We encourage Tahiti Village guests and Las Vegas residents to stop by for the meet and greet. This will be Chad’s first visit to the property, and we have been hosting meet and greets with Terry on his twice yearly visits to Las Vegas since 2013.

He’s even been known to let fans sit in his Amalie Oil dragster, the Xtermigator!

Let’s drink to the return of another football season!

Tahiti Village 17 South Booze & Bites football drink specials

Football is back and 17˚ South Booze & Bites offers the perfect setting to catch all the NFL action this season. Located inside Tahiti Village at the sound end of the world famous Las Vegas Strip, 17˚ South is showing all the nationally televised games every Thursday night, all day Sunday, Sunday night and Monday night. With 10 widescreen TVs for your viewing pleasure you won’t miss a moment of the exciting action.

Plentiful game-day drink specials are sure to hit the spot and include a Budweiser beer bucket for just $24, Patron shots for only $7 and thirst-quenching Bud drafts for a mere $4. Purchase entitles you to enter in our raffle to win an NFL jersey at halftime of the Monday night game, so be sure to order often!

17˚ South Booze & Bites

Bright, airy and spacious, 17˚ South reflects our casual island theme in a beautifully understated tropical environment. Featuring an outdoor patio overlooking the pool, 17˚ South is a great place to grab a bite, relax with a drink, watch a game or take a chance with Lady Luck on one of our bartop gaming machines.

Deliciousness is always on the menu

From starters, salads and sandwiches to burgers, pizza and entrees, mouthwatering selections compete for your attention in every section of our menu. We hope you’ll forgive us for all the delicious decisions!

Grab a cold one

With a lineup of more than 20 to choose from, our tap beer selection is sure to satisfy your taste “Buds.” No matter what your hop persuasion, we’ve got you covered.

Socially acceptable day or night

Whether you’re an early bird or a night owl, you’ll enjoy discount pricing on specialty drinks, domestic and imported draft beer, and a select appetizer menu during our two social hours from 2 to 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. daily.

Vegas Pub Quiz

Test your knowledge on a variety of subjects for fun and prizes every Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Quizzes consist of six 10-question rounds and come in three different game formats: the original trivia-only quiz, Music Bingo (songs instead of balls) and Teams Against Humanity. Vegas Pub Quiz writers develop new quizzes weekly to ensure complete freshness.

Owners Night

We show our appreciation to Tahiti Village Vacation Club owners with discounted food and drink prices and live music from 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday. Ownership has its privileges, but all Village guests are always welcome.

Be sure to stop by 17˚ South Booze & Bites on your next visit to Tahiti Village, Las Vegas’ favorite tropical resort.

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Family friendly Tahiti Village welcomes big changes to the Las Vegas Strip

Out with the old, in with the new is an unspoken mantra of Las Vegas, whose idea of ancient history is the previous New Year’s Eve. Reinventing itself on the fly is a Vegas specialty. As a fleshy mecca for visitors who expect the latest and greatest, who require a fresh rush of adrenaline every visit (IV optional), Las Vegas is obligated to blow up the status quo and replace it with not only something new but something novel, something unexpected, something un-quo.

The world famous Strip, a modest 4.5-mile stretch of road through which 42 million visitors pass annually, is usually the epicenter of these changes, and this year is no different. Through the graces of Thrillist, an online site that comprehensively covers the Las Vegas entertainment and dining scene, and the footwork of writer Rob Kachelriess, a tireless teller of truths, we at family friendly Tahiti Village bring you nine good reasons to visit Las Vegas in 2019.  For the 21 reasons Thrillist proposes, please click here.  

 

Fuerza Bruta — an immersive dance party and art show — will kick off a long run at Excalibur

It’s about time they did something new and exciting at the Excalibur. Fuerza Bruta opens on March 7 for a six-month run at the resort — or more accurately, outside the resort in a high-tech tent near Las Vegas Boulevard. The audience is actually on stage — in the middle of the action — while the show unfolds around them. It’s an immersive experience with performers hanging overhead, swimming above the crowd in what appears to be a pool, and doing whatever it takes to give you a ridiculously inventive and interactive stage spectacle. Fuerza Bruta got its start in Buenos Aires and has been seen by millions in more than 50 destinations around the world, including a nine-year run in New York.

 

Kind Heaven will feature Asian cultures and cuisines at the LINQ

Lollapalooza founder and Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell is one of the names behind Kind Heaven, a two-storey celebration of Asian culture that’s opening at The LINQ in November. A lot of mystery surrounds the project, although a few details are starting to leak out. The experience — geared toward families during the day and adults at night — will be a multisensory journey through the music, art, and cuisine of Southeast Asia. Different environments will be recreated throughout the 100,000-square-foot venue, from back alleys and train stations to temples and garden sanctuaries. In the quest for true enlightenment, Kind Heaven will be a cashless society with items paid for with cryptocurrency loaded onto wearable technology.

 

The mysterious Area 15 will bring art, sci-fi and nightlife under one roof

Area15 is promising a little bit of everything — art, music, retail, restaurants, bars, nightlife and corporate event space — all in one immersive package. The massive 126,000-square-foot structure is under construction near Interstate 15 and Desert Inn. Little is known about exactly who and what will be inside, but Meow Wolf is confirmed as the anchor tenant. The New Mexico-based art collective funded by George R.R. Martin gained fame for bold, interactive installations, including the intriguing House of Eternal Return exhibit space.

 

Jimmy Kimmel will bring a comedy club to the Linq

Comedy clubs tend to be small and intimate, but Jimmy Kimmel is aiming to turn that perception around — at least a little bit. The talk show host and Vegas native is opening Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club at The LINQ in partnership with Caesars Entertainment. The two-story venue will host nightly shows, featuring both up-and-coming acts and national headliners with a showroom for up to 300 people. There will also be drinks, food, and live music. Kimmel plans to be hands-on with every detail, promising a club that’s ideal for both the performers and the audience.

 

 

Raiders stadium will get bigger and bigger

The new NFL stadium for the Raiders won’t be ready until 2020, but it’s already starting to dramatically reshape the Las Vegas skyline. You can even watch the progress live on an online camera. If that’s not enough, you can also throw $100 toward a deposit on season tickets — although that deposit only secures the chance to buy tickets and doesn’t actually guarantee the tickets themselves. Confused? Don’t worry about it. Just think of 2019 as the calm before the storm, when all you have to do is enjoy the spectacle of a 65,000-seat football stadium being built from the ground up.

 

Lisa Vanderpump will open a lounge at Caesars

Lisa Vanderpump has done so well as a restaurateur in Los Angeles, it’s almost a shame her image is permanently lumped in with the “I’m angry and you need to apologize” plotlines that dominate the Real Housewives series on Bravo. But fame is a two-way street, and Vamperpump’s high-profile has helped Villa Blanca, SUR, Pump, and Tom Tom find an audience in the fickle LA market. The brand is expanding to Vegas in 2019 with Vanderpump Cocktail Garden at Caesars Palace. The venue combines an indoor lounge with an outdoor tree-lined patio that’s more suited for a quiet night of drinks and small bites than boozy outbursts or flipping tables over. The menu promises craft cocktails and a long vino list, including Vanderpump’s own line of wine and Sangria. The only question is — how often will reality show crews show up with lights and cameras to break the mood?

 

The British will invade thanks to some must-see musicians

Know who Robbie Williams is? If you were around in the ’90s, you might recognize this song or that song, but that’s pretty much it in the States. However, the dude is a stadium-level megastar in England, which is why fans in his home country are booking flights to Vegas for the rare chance to see him in a relatively small theater at the Wynn. The shows have been in such high demand, three July dates were added after the initial run of shows in March quickly sold out.

Las Vegas will be a busy place for music fans in the new year. Other brand new residencies in 2019 include Billy Idol “Las Vegas 2019” and Lady Antebellum “Our Kind of Vegas” at the Pearl Theater at the Palms, Britney Spears “Domination” (helping to round out the winter season) and Aerosmith “Deuces are Wild” at the Park Theater inside the Park MGM, John Fogerty “My 50 Year Trip” at the Encore Theater at Wynn, and James Taylor at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

 

The Wynn Golf Course will return

Remember last year when we told you about Paradise Park at the Wynn? The project was going to gut the resort’s longtime golf course to clear way for a massive lagoon surrounded by attractions, including a new hotel tower and convention center. A lot has changed since then. CEO Steve Wynn was forced out of his own company in a #MeToo scandal and the expansion was dramatically downgraded. The new convention center is still a go. The lagoon — not so much. So the golf course, which closed last year, isn’t going away after all. As it turns out, people who spend money at golf courses also spend money at casinos. So original designer Tom Fazio is being brought back to give the course a fresh new look. Time will tell, but perhaps the reversal in direction will be for the better, like when Wynn revamped its paid parking policy to a validation system. As for a new hotel tower, Wynn has plans for a parcel of land — tentatively dubbed “Wynn West” — on the opposite side of Las Vegas Boulevard, but construction on that is still a few years away.

 

Criss Angel will debut a new high-tech show

After wrapping up his long-running show at the Luxor, Criss Angel is now down the street at Planet Hollywood, taking over a theater that’s been quiet for far too long. This isn’t just a change of venue. The new “Mindfreak” production will have more than 75 illusions with at least 20 all-new effects. The whole thing will be a spectacle on an elevated scale, making full use of the latest technology, including 3D digital mapping, an immersive sound system with 150 speakers, and a surface area loaded with 500 million pixels worth of video screens. After a short preview run, “Mindfreak” will have a more splashy grand opening in mid-January.

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