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The Palazzo concludes a remarkable gambling establishment resort remodelling


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looked really various from today’s variation. Constantly planned to be an upscale, advanced complement to the Venetian, the Palazzo used the required collection of exciting new restaurants, including a seafood concept from acclaimed chef Charlie Trotter, who passed away in 2013. Restaurant Charlie was found at the far northern end of the substantial gambling establishment flooring and was partially obscured by a large escalator assisting guests up to the extended Grand Canal Shoppes. The restaurant amassed rave reviews but closed in the spring of 2010, like other locations in the resort, a victim of the recession. Today, that escalator is gone, and a new-to-Vegas restaurant will finally take control of that void

. Those are just 2 of the numerous remodellings and upgrades that have actually occurred at the Palazzo in current months. “Visitors going back to the Palazzo will discover a noticeable difference in the energy level of the resort,” said president and COO George Markantonis in an announcement last week.” A culmination of nearly two years of work, we have touched almost every aspect of the guest experience. Starting with the casino, which has actually been reimagined from floor to ceiling, and continuing to the resort’s revitalized suites, the Palazzo supplies a fresh approach to Las Vegas luxury.” The casino’s new style elements produce a bright and open feel, including a colorful ribbon installation across the ceiling and brand-new marble pathways cutting through gaming makers and tables influenced by the twin resorts’ classic Italian Renaissance themes. The escalators that might have disrupted the casino’s flow have actually been transferred to the hotel’s grand lobby location. Courtesy The Palazzo The Palazzo’s restorations include changes to its oversized suites. Joining the intimate and tasteful Rosina cocktail bar

are 2 new and distinct offerings: Bar Luca, an accessible gambling establishment bar with

an excellent mixed drink program; and the new Electra Mixed drink Club, an energetic night life experience. In addition to its rum-focused drink offerings and edgy music, Electra dishes out some stimulating visuals including a 40-foot digital display flashing initial art in 70 million pixels and a corner banquette wrapped in a stack of 14-foot” bracelets.”” When I was talking with individuals prior to coming here and finding out a lot about exactly what they were doing, the excellent thing to me was the concentrate on the general experience and how we can take advantage of all the things we have actually discovered

our guests are searching for, “states chief marketing officer Marcy Miles, who concerned Las Vegas from Florida nearly 4 months ago.” It was about bringing innovation to the general experience. Even Bar Luca is not simply a gambling establishment bar, it’s a lovely experience with excellent cocktails and extremely various from Rosina and Electra.” Mott 32, an acclaimed great dining experience based in Hong Kong, is set to open in December because long inactive Palazzo restaurant space, bringing a brand-new Chinese cuisine experience to the Las Vegas Strip. And the resort’s guest suites– the biggest on the Strip– have actually been refreshed with a lighter, brighter aesthetic while maintaining a sense of luxury. “In general, the concept is elevated beauty,” Miles states. “Palazzo has its own identity definitely however that exists within the Venetian. You can stay in [either] hotel tower and get the advantage of both, however the master strategy for the Palazzo is advanced beauty for those who

are looking for that more refined experience. “Ten years later on, the resort has improved its offerings once again.

Capture it while you can: The stunning ‘Baz’ covers this month at Palazzo


Courtesy Venetian/Palazzo The final performance of “Baz” at the Palazzo Theatre is set for July 28.

I have actually seen the romantic, creative musical “Baz” two times throughout its Las Vegas run and had the very same reaction both times. About 15 minutes into the efficiency, all I could consider was that I had to come back and see it once again.

I might not get another shot. After a brief preliminary run in 2015 at Light Bar at Mandalay Bay and a far more strong two years of programs at the Palazzo Theatre, “Baz” ends at the end of this month. Created by Los Angeles-based live home entertainment business For The Record, the program artfully combines the music and characters from 3 films by Australian auteur Baz Luhrmann: “Romeo + Juliet,” “Moulin Rouge!” and “The Terrific Gatsby.” It moves quickly and feels familiar– clearly you do not have to see those movies to know the product– and has become an industry favorite thanks to a turning cast of truly talented vocalists, stars and dancers. We’re going to miss this one.

Musical theater on the Las Vegas Strip has actually constantly been a dicey proposition. There’s a long list of Broadway reveals that could not discover their footing in the tourist-dominated desert. With many magnificent, well-financed headliner and production programs leading today’s scene, it’s a particular rough roadway for an upstart relying on fresh skill, smart writing and terrific music, however “Baz” looked like an advancement. Perhaps it was. It’s certainly worth catching once again or for the very first time before the July 28 finale.

The core of the cast is three couples from the 3 films: Satine (Anne Martinez) and Christian (Danny McHugh) from “Moulin Rouge!”; Romeo (Paul Johnson) and Juliet (Jaclyn McSpadden); and Daisy (Allie Trimm) and Gatsby (Doug Carpenter). The powerful, commanding voice of Martinez was the only one still singing in the exact same function from the very first time I saw “Baz.” Just as crucial are the performances of the terrific Randal Keith (as Zidler, a sort of emcee-ringmaster character from “Moulin Rouge!” who crosses into each story) and the tremendous dancing duo of Sarah Le Clear and Alejandro Domingo. It may sound like there’s excessive going on in this show, but that’s not the experience; handfuls of great tunes topple into a structured story combining each couple’s struggle for love and happiness.

The very first emotional highpoint is when the Gatsby-Daisy love story is discussed, leading into the efficiency of Lana Del Rey’s tragic “Young and Beautiful.” That rollovers into an ever slower-burning ballad, the beautiful “I’m Kissing You,” initially sung by Des’ ree way back in 1996 for the “Romeo + Juliet” soundtrack. There are more excellent moments to come, like the tango to the Police’s “Roxanne” and Zidler’s rowdy rendition of Madonna’s “Like A Virgin,” all choreographed expertly by musical director Keith Paraska.

There’s still time. Do not be among those individuals who will just want they saw that one cool show on the Strip everyone was discussing.

” Baz” is presented at 8 p.m. Saturday through Tuesday and Thursday and at 9 p.m. Friday at the Palazzo Theatre (3325 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 702-607-7777). Saturday, July 28 is the final performance. Tickets and other details can be acquired at venetian.com.

Chef Ricardo Zarate is bringing exotic tastes to Palazzo with As soon as

Acclaimed Los Angeles chef and Lima, Peru native Ricardo Zarate has actually produced a restaurant based on his effective Peruvian Nikkei pop-up concept When (pronounced “on-seh”) and he’s bringing it to the Las Vegas Strip at the Grand Canal Shoppes at Palazzo in March.


Courtesy Picture Ricardo Zarate Once is Spanish for “eleven,” which is Zarate’s area in a line of 13 siblings. Once’s food is motivated by his earliest food memories in Peru and will likewise include a strong Japanese influence. Eleven a la carte shared plates will turn weekly on the menu, including meals such as bigeye tuna sashimi ceviche with black truffle, Peruvian fried rice with snow crab and crispy calamari, and oxtail bibimbap with black mint stew.

Zarate most just recently opened RosalinĂ© in West Hollywood. When is the most recent in a wave of new restaurants bringing various cuisines that haven’t had a strong existence in Strip casino resorts. Charles Phan’s Vietnamese restaurant The Slanted Door is coming soon to the Forum Shops at Caesars and Roy Choi is developing a Korean dining establishment idea at Park MGM.

‘Baz’ makes its mark at Palazzo Theatre

When it made its Las Vegas debut in 2015 at Light Nightclub in Mandalay Bay, Baz felt like a little an experiment– something fresh and various in a not likely place, yet plainly targeted at a younger showgoing audience. That wasn’t the right area for the genre-bending show produced by LA-based theatrical company For the Record, however it has actually given that found its footing at the Palazzo Theatre, where last week the cast and team came together to commemorate program No. 400 given that opening there in July 2016.

Just recently renamed Baz: A Musical Mash-Up, the energetic, immersive production notoriously mixes songs and scenes from film visionary Baz Luhrmann’s motion pictures Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge and The Terrific Gatsby. The powerhouse ensemble cast continues to develop buzz for one of the Strip’s many special programs. There really is absolutely nothing else like it. Baz: A Musical Mash-Up at Palazzo Theatre, Tuesday-Sunday, 7 p.m., 702-414-9000.

'' Baz– Star Crossed Love' ' commemorates an effective first year at the Palazzo Theatre


Romeo and Juliet is just one of the love stories set to music in

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. When it opened in the middle of 2015 at Light Club at Mandalay Bay, Baz was a bright, fresh, various musical production on the Las Vegas Strip, aiming to make its mark in a tempestuous live entertainment landscape. Now, as the program commemorates its first anniversary as Baz– Star Crossed Love in a more natural home at the Palazzo Theatre, it’s that much closer to making to making that mark.

“Vegas has actually been a wild flight for us,” states Shane Scheel, executive producer and co-creator at For The Record, the Los Angeles-based live entertainment company behind Baz. “Dealing with the Cirque du Soleil [team] at Light provided us what we called our Vegas workshop and it was an amazing experience to put that together, then to have everyone at Venetian [and Palazzo] come see it and fall for it and think we can do it even much better, that has been a reward for us to continue to explore the program.

“To have it running for a year there is surreal due to the fact that Vegas is a wild city to produce in. There’s a great deal of competition, and our goal was produce something very different. Every day that’s how we think.”

For The Record’s programs– called a “unique postmodern cabaret” by Vanity Fair– celebrate the work of well-known and famous film directors like Quentin Tarantino, John Hughes, Martin Scorsese, and in Las Vegas, Baz Luhrmann. Baz is centered on the love stories in Luhrmann’s movies Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby, set to a contemporary pop music soundtrack including tunes like Prince’s “When Doves Cry” and Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black.” The show has been hailed for generally strong vocal efficiencies from its ensemble cast and its ability to surround its audience with noise and action.

“When we set out to the Palazzo, we were truly able to take the area and craft it into something that matches the show. Light was a fun play ground however it wasn’t developed for the show,” Scheel states. “The Palazzo Theatre was developed for the For The Record experience, to bring the action off the screen and into people’s laps, and their minds and hearts, so you can become completely immersed in these films and stories and, most significantly, the soundtracks.”

Accompanying the anniversary of the program is the return of its original star, Ruby Lewis, who plays Gatsby’s Daisy Buchanan. Lewis, who’s likewise worked in film and television on Girl Satisfies World, Masters of Sex, Desperate Homemakers and more, just covered a year-long run as the lead in the Broadway debut of Cirque’s Paramour, a function that was born from her operate in the very first variation of Baz.

“It sort of fell into my lap due to my connection through Baz with Cirque du Soleil’s theatrical [group],” Lewis states. (Cirque was included with Baz at Light but is not included with the Palazzo production.) “Paramour was an entirely various beast. The artistic process was absolutely natural, very various from what I was utilized to, which is setting up a program in a couple weeks. We took our time constructing the program, and it was my first time on this grand scale where I got to be such a huge part of the procedure and have a lot input.”

Constructing the Concubine character around her strengths was a perfect circumstance for Lewis, and she states it altered the method she approaches her performances now– including repeating her function in Baz. “It’s not that my efficiency has actually been bashful, however as you experience more, it colors your performance,” she states. “I feel like I have the ability to go a little deeper which it feels more comfy in this function for me now. And I’ve really been munching at the bit after I saw it open [at Palazzo] and the area is so stunning, and the way the program has been reimagined is so vibrant and interesting.”

Baz has actually come a long way, Scheel explains, and it’s since of a serious dedication from everybody included.

“We have actually done shows in a lot of various type of locations, from a bar in East Hollywood to a 2,000-seat theater at South by Southwest,” he says. “We could not do Baz without the commitment of many people, from designers and actors taking a chance and heading out to Vegas, to everybody from the president of the casino on down to the innovative group [at Palazzo] It’s been extremely exciting to see how they have actually sort of combined the program into the entire hotel, not just [marketing it] to visitors however envisioning how the program matches the opulence and love of the general experience at the home.”

Baz– Star Crossed Love carries out Tuesdays through Sundays at 7 p.m. in the Palazzo Theatre. Tickets start at $59.50 and more info can be found at venetian.com.

‘Frank: The Man, The Music’ to close Nov. 28 at Palazzo Theater


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Bob Anderson performs as Frank Sinatra in “Frank: The Guy, The Music” during a gown rehearsal Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at Palazzo.

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Bob Anderson’s inspired production “Frank: The Male, The Music” will certainly not make Old Blue Eyes’ 100th birthday celebration.

The program is closing Nov. 28, a couple of weeks shy of Sinatra’s birthday of Dec. 12.

Anderson himself verified the program’s closing today, in text (Anderson was en route to his program tonight and not available to discuss the program closing).

The production, where Anderson is made over by stage-show artist Ron Wild (who took over that task from Oscar-nominated film artist Kazu Tsuji), opened in December, and in June signed an extension through completion of the year. Anderson had not anticipated performing at Palazzo Theater past Dec. 31, but he had looked forward to lasting through Sinatra’s birthday.

“Frank: The Man, The Music” functioned as an inspiration for artists throughout Las Vegas, with its 32-piece orchestra– all members onstage– carrying out under the direction of onetime Sinatra music director Vince Falcone. However the program played under a difficult monetary design, as it required about 600 paid ticketholders per show to recover cost.

Highly regarded around the Vegas entertainment scene for decades (specifically during his decade-long run at the Top of The Dunes from 1975-’85), Anderson had complained about inefficient marketing of the production and had broached introducing an extensive project to help reinvigorate the program. He has also welcomed possible investors to the show in the hopes of moving it to Broadway or sending it on a nationwide tour of performing-arts centers.

Those who have actually seen the show and provided it full marks consist of Tony Bennett, Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin’s child Deana.

Venetian, Palazzo F&B VP Sebastien Silvestri: The birth and impact of dining establishments in casino resorts


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Sebastien Silvestri, Daniel Boulud, Friend Valastro, Robin Leach and Emeril Lagasse go to the 2014 Ultimo Grand Banquet on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at the Venetian.

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The 2014 Ultimo Grand Banquet hosted by star chefs Daniel Boulud, Emeril Lagasse and Buddy Valastro on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at the Venetian.Introduce slideshow “

DB Brasserie Grand Opening at Venetian
Buddy Valastro and Daniel Boulud attend the grand opening of DB Brasserie by chef Boulud on Thursday, May 8, 2014, at the Venetian.Launch slideshow “

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Bubble-Licious for 2014 UNLVino on Friday, April 11, 2014, at the Venetian.Launch slideshow “

Editor’s Note: As Robin Leach ends his standard summer getaway under the Tuscan sun in Italy and moves onto Croatia, many of our Strip characters have stepped forward in his absence to pen their words of wisdom.

We continue today with the Venetian and Palazzo Vice President of Food & & Drink Sebastien Silvestri and Shane Scheel, who brought the brand-new musical feeling “For the Record: Baz” to Light at Mandalay Bay. Here’s Sebastien:

Years earlier, Las Vegas’ primary source of income was its gambling establishments. As competitors from other location gaming markets grew, Las Vegas was pushed to transform itself to maintain its stature as the Home entertainment Capital of the World. The city sought brand-new ways to bring in tourism and enhance its earnings.

Never ever prior to had Las Vegas seen luxury properties like the Venetian and Bellagio with such a high investment in food-and-beverage programs. Bellagio produced exceptional restaurants backed by a few of the best chefs worldwide, from Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Todd English to Michael Mina and Julian Serrano. I had the pleasure of being part of the enjoyment as the general manager at one of Bellagio’s dining facilities early in my profession.

While the video gaming profits at Bellagio did not surpass its nongaming earnings, the resort set records for the greatest earnings ever produced by a casino resort worldwide. This made everybody in Las Vegas realize the value and effect a world-class food-and-beverage program could have on a gambling establishment resort.

Nowadays, you can not remain in the casino-resort business without taking your food-and-beverage program seriously. Las Vegas ended up being a breeding place for incredible destination dining establishments. New and old buildings raised the culinary bar by bringing well known chefs to the market, giving them the opportunity to create distinct areas and menus.

I have actually seen firsthand at the Venetian and Palazzo the difference an elevated focus on food-and-beverage can make. Our team put amazing efforts to bring in well-known chefs, such as Mario Batali and Daniel Boulud, who were new to the marketplace.

Our company, Las Vegas Sands Corp., took it a step additionally and worked together with these acclaimed chefs to produce outstanding dining experiences that are commonly approachable. We are remaining to see that gambling establishment visitors, while they anticipate the best, are not thinking about a 3- to 4-hour fine-dining experience.

So visitors at our buildings will certainly discover more casual restaurants like DB Brasserie and B&B Ristorante that showcase the culinary excellence of the finest chefs on the planet, but in a more familiar and friendly environment. That is a trend that will remain to grow in casino resorts.

For hotels throughout the nation, a 70-percent occupancy rate is considered fairly successful. However, buildings on the Strip are regularly 90 percent full. Las Vegas brought in more than 40 million tourists in 2014 alone! This makes the decision fairly clear for restaurateurs wanting to extend their culinary success to brand-new markets.

Having a restaurant in a resort that is constantly complete is a substantial advantage. In addition, gambling establishment resorts host extravagant conventions at world-class locations such as the Sands Expo Convention Center, which create amazing profits for the restaurants on top of tourist invest.

Due to all these factors, it makes it easier for us as a home at the Venetian and Palazzo to convince the very best chefs worldwide to establish location dining establishments in Las Vegas.

The relationship in between gambling establishment resorts and restaurants is finally beginning to come cycle. The video gaming industry just recently announced that its most important exhibition, the Worldwide Video gaming Exposition, will include a whole section devoted to the “Integrated Resort Experience” at the convention right here from Sept. 28-Oct. 1.

This marks a vital expansion of the video gaming market worldwide, not simply in Las Vegas, as gambling establishment resorts are completely embracing nongaming profits as an essential part of their company model and acknowledging how an exceptional food-and-beverage program can positively affect a gambling establishment’s bottom line.

Even overseas, a remarkable food-and-beverage program can make all the distinction for a gambling establishment. Marina Bay Sands in Singapore has totally accepted this approach by rounding up the world’s finest chefs like Gordon Ramsay, David Myers, Wolfgang Puck and more. The home’s casino remains to reap the economic take advantage of boasting its amazing collection of restaurants.

By incorporating all of these various markets into G2E, never ever prior to have casinos’ top decision-makers, food-and-beverage executives and hospitality specialists had this grand stage to maximize their mutually advantageous companies. The Integrated Resort Experience would start to shape the direction of dining establishments and casinos for many years to come.

Within the Integrated Resort Experience, I will certainly curate a culinary competition among a few of Las Vegas’ leading striving chefs who call the Venetian and Palazzo home. Each round, the chefs will participate in a mystery basket obstacle and will certainly need to use every innovative impulse to prepare a wonderful meal for our world-renowned chef judges: Daniel Boulud and Pal Valastro. The Food Network’s Steak Shapiro will certainly be on hand to host the festivities.

Today, food and beverage makes up a substantial part of the bottom line for the majority of Las Vegas commercial properties. That would have been unimaginable 20 years ago! With the intro of the Integrated Resort Experience at G2E, gambling establishment resorts worldwide make certain to follow in Las Vegas’ steps. All-in-all, this implies we can look forward to much more amazing dining-and-drinking experiences in our preferred casinos for many years to come.

Bon appetit!

Have a look at our other guest column today from Shane Scheel, developer of the brand-new musical sensation “For the Record: Baz” at Light in Mandalay Bay. On Monday, as Robin moves onto Croatia, our guest writers are vocalist Sherry Gordy from the popular Motown household and daring DJ Ben Harris, who opens nightly at the Mirage for headliner Terry Fator.

Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich & & Famous” fame has actually been a journalist for more than 50 years and has invested the past 15 years providing readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum play ground.

Follow Robin Leach on Twitter at Twitter.com/ Robin_Leach.

Follow Las Vegas Sun Home entertainment + Luxury Senior Editor Don Chareunsy on Twitter at Twitter.com/ VDLXEditorDon.

Palazzo Resort Hotel and Casino

With top lodgings, first-rate entertainment, high-end shopping and a slew of acclaimed chefs, the Palazzo has actually placed itself as one of the most luxurious resorts on the Strip.

More than 3,000 all-suite rooms start at 740 square feet and are decorated in a contemporary, yet classic, Italian design. Each room showcases a sleeping location, with a king or more queens, and a sunken living room location with floor to ceiling windows.

A cathedral ceiling tops the Palazzo gambling establishment, while a second 80-foot dome brings natural light to the property’s lobby. The 105,000 square foot gambling establishment showcases more than 2,000 slots and 80 table games however does not have the stale odor of cigarettes, as the commercial property is LEED certified with smoking cigarettes off limitations in most of the Palazzo– including HALF of the gambling establishment floor.

Dining at the Palazzo is amongst the best of the Strip, beginning with Wolfgang Puck’s CUT. Chef Simon To serves up authentic Chinese cuisine at Zine, while Sushisamba combines Brazilian and Peruvian flavors with Japanese methods. At LAVO, club-goers can dine on Mediterranean dishes before heading upstairs to the bath house-inspired club.

3325 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89109

Venetian Resort Hotel Casino

In the spirit of Venice, The Venetian is a little piece of charming Italy right here in Las Vegas. The Venetian is an “all-suite” hotel, with spaces accentuated with plush linens and Italian marble. The 4,027 suites are divided into 2 towers: The 36-story Venetian Tower that offers visitors a taste of elegant Las Vegas and the Venezia suites, which ensure 12 floors of high-end beauty. The leading 5 floors are the hotel’s highest level of luxury with its personal gain access to, concierge lounge, upgraded features and even a dedicated staff.

Home entertainment at the Venetian includes programs such as Tim and Faith – Soul2Soul, featuring Tim McGraw and Faith Hillside, and Rock of Ages.

The flagship of Venetian night life is TAO, an ultra-hip nightclub situated within TAO Asian Restaurant. V Bar is The Venetian’s incredibly smooth ultra lounge, made by the owners of New York City’s club Lotus and Los Angeles’ incredibly swank Sundown Room.

The Venetian functions 19 restaurants consisting of Thomas Keller’s acclaimed French dining establishment Bouchon, Mario Batali’s B&B Ristorante, Aquaknox for fresh seafood and the 42,000 square foot TAO Asian Bistro. There’s also the food court inside the Canal Shoppes for those trying to find a fast bite.

Visitors can float along The Grand Canal Shops in an authentic Italian gondola ride and pass stores like Burberry and Kenneth Cole along the method. And if you haven’t captured a real celeb, on the street in Vegas, you can head over to Madame Tussauds to check out a wax version.

3355 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89109