Tourism

Dash of Pepper spices up Mandarin Oriental’s lobby

Pepper greets visitors to the Mandarin Oriental's 23rd floor Sky Lobby. The 4-foot tall humanoid robot serves as both an attraction and a wealth of information as guests click on her interactive screen.

Mandarin Oriental, that rare resort on the Las Vegas Strip that doesn’t feature a casino, a nightclub or a show, has found a creative new way to entertain guests. Pepper, a sleek 4-foot tall humanoid robot with overly wide eyes and a tablet at the ready, greets visitors to the resort’s 23rd floor Sky Lobby. She serves as both ...

LVCVA chooses architect for LV Convention Center expansion

 A rendering of the Las Vegas Convention Center expansion proposal by TVS Design/Design Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board on Tuesday chose an architect for the Las Vegas Convention Center expansion, reviewed ...

TripAdvisor icon will identify hotels where sexual assaults occurred

The company logo for the travel website TripAdvisor hangs at the company's headquarters, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in Needham, Mass.

Responding to what one travel expert categorized as “a wakeup call,” TripAdvisor has begun placing symbols next to hotels and resorts that have been identified as locations of sexual assault and other major concerns ...

Zipline to be added to the Linq in 2018

A rendering of the zipline Caesars Entertainment is adding to the Linq next year.

Caesars Entertainment is building a zipline that will run from a 122-foot launch tower near the Las Vegas Strip 1,080 feet to the base of the High Roller Observation Wheel at the Linq, the company announced today. The zipline attraction will be named the Fly Linq and will be able to carry 10 people at once over the Linq Promenade, the open-air mall situated between ...

LV Convention Center expansion design expected to advance today

A view of the Las Vegas Convention Center lobby during the Magic fashion convention Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016.

The massive expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center could take a step forward today if the winner of a design competition passes the next hurdle in the process ...

5 products at SEMA to bolster your ride

A 1958 Lincoln Continental with a 12-cylinder engine is displayed at the AkzoNobel booth, a paint and performance finishing company, during the 2017 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show at the Las Vegas Convention Center Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. The paint on the car is "Teal Later," a color in the company's new "Modern Classikk" paint line.

Of the products being showcased, technology-based items offer some of the most useful driving enhancements. Here are five products utilizing the latest technology that stood out ...

SEMA in Las Vegas amps up security in wake of shooting

Security staff members check bags at the entrance to the South Hall during the 2017 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show at the Las Vegas Convention Center Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. The show is expected to attract about 140,000 attendees, according to a show representative.

Just 30 days after the mass shooting that left 58 dead and more 500 injured, organizers of Las Vegas’ second-largest trade show increased security protocols at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) draws 140,000 attendees, and safety was the top priority, a show official said. With the automotive aftermarket show taking ...

SEMA this week in Las Vegas is automobile enthusiasts’ heaven

SEMA Cruise and SEMA Ignited at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Friday, November 4, 2016.

The latest and greatest in automobile customization will take center stage in Las Vegas as SEMA returns this week. In its 51st year, SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) takes place Tuesday-Friday at the Las Vegas Convention Center. About 140,000 people are expected, with 2,500 new products from ...

Wynn: Shooter Paddock was unremarkable customer

The Wynn hotel-casino on Las Vegas Boulevard on Sept. 30, 2015.

CEO Steve Wynn spoke about mass shooter Stephen Paddock, security and the business effects of the tragedy as well as plans for his new lagoon development in a wide-ranging discussion with investors during Thursday during company’s third-quarter earnings call.

Caesars Palace’s opulent suites top off $100 million hotel tower renovation

The living room of the French Villa on Caesars Palace's 29th floor features a formal, elegant European neoclassic style.

Gold-plated faucets and $20,000 85-inch TVs are just two of the luxurious amenities in 10 special villas on the 29th floor of Caesars Palace’s newly renovated Palace Tower.

Next skill-based gaming machines arrive on Las Vegas Strip

Gamblit Gaming unveiled TriStation, a pod containing three interactive gaming stations, at Planet Hollywood on Monday. Six skill-based games, including "Into the Dead," are available on each TriStation.

The second round of skill-based gaming machines has hit the Las Vegas Strip, allowing players to stake their cash on their abilities to use a cartoon catapult or survive a zombie-infested cornfield. ...

How to celebrate the holidays while you're on the road

Even if you are on the road over holidays, there are steps you can take to make the time more personal, celebratory and connected to family.

Holidays are about feeling at home, and while you may be staying in a hotel, Gardner said, you can make that stay more personal ...

Vegas rebranding shows difficulty of messaging after tragedy

In this Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 photo, T-shirts for sale with #VegasStrong hang at a gift shop at McCarran International airport in Las Vegas. Las Vegas has moved to rebrand itself after the Oct 1, 2017, shooting that killed 58 people and wounded hundreds of others. A salesman at the store said proceeds from the sales will go to an official fund to help shooting victims.

As volunteers streamed in to donate blood, doctors tended to the wounded and investigators scoured the scene of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, Las Vegas tourism officials moved quickly to protect their valuable franchise in a city ...

Stratosphere, Arizona Charlie’s purchase likely to clear final hurdle

The Stratosphere on Las Vegas Blvd on September 30, 2015.

The company that owns PT’s Pubs will likely get the final approval it needs to purchase the company that owns the Stratosphere and three other Nevada casinos today at ...

Enclave special events venue marks opening with shooting victim fundraiser

The Enclave, a multipurpose special events venue on Eastern Avenue near Russell Road, features the Vivace Rooftop Deck.

Enclave, a three-story 75,000-square-foot multi-purpose special events venue on Eastern Avenue near Russell Road, will mark its completion on Thursday night with the opening of its 5,000-square-foot Vivace Rooftop Deck. ...