Thursday, August 8, 2013

Keeping it fresh in La$ Vega$

Las Vegas is on a roll.  According to the 2012 Executive Summary year-to-date report, issued by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), the city welcomed a record-breaking number of visitors last year.  More than 39.7 million people paid a visit to Las Vegas in 2012, topping the previous record high of 39.2 million set in 2007 by 2.1 percent.  This follows on the heels of 2011's near-record mark of 38.9 million.

With nearly 46.5 million room nights occupied, the hotel industry is always looking to keep or grow its share of the pie with new constructions, expansion of existing facilities and giving a new look to old favorites.

The lavish redesign of the Palms Casino Resort ( has transformed all 428 hotel rooms in the Ivory Tower.  Designed by Klai Juba, these accommodations sport a modern concept accented with horizontal lines, warm wood tones, and luxe velvet; the room's mood is sensual and edgy while staying true to function.  Each architectural line highlights the custom artwork that extends horizontally from wall to wall above the bed.  Finished with high-gloss laminate, the 16-foot oversized photo-mural uses vibrant hues and movement to complement the room's contemporary style.

Room amenities include 460 inch Samsung LED TV with Perfect Pixel HD technology; a media hub that allows guests to connect laptops, cameras, media players and game systems to the TV; a music channel selection with nine genre options controlled directly through the TV; a corded phone at the night stand and a cordless phone adjacent to the desk.  Beds now have Serta Platinum Suite pillow-top mattress with feather and down-free options for both pillows and blankets.  Each bathroom has new step-in showers, redesigned vanity and Upgraded lighting.

Stay tuned for part II of our Las Vegas spread as well as this blogger's report from the newly refurbished Peppermill Hotel and Casino ( in Wendover, NV!