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New Year, New Vegas

It’s a New Year and certainly a new Las Vegas with so many exciting developments coming up in 2019. From restaurant openings to exhibition launches here is the latest round up of all that is new and cool in Las Vegas for 2019.

Roy Choi’s first Las Vegas restaurant
Best Friend, Roy Choi’s first Las Vegas restaurant, opened its doors on the 19th December 2018. The biggest names in entertainment feasted at Best Friend on Friday 28th December during Park MGM’s official grand opening. Everything from Kimichi to Spaghetti is served at Roy Choi’s restaurant; it is Koreatown in a capsule as well as being a portal to the streets of LA.  

Las Vegas goes Gaga
Chart-topping pop sensation Lady Gaga started her 74-show, two-year Las Vegas residency in December 2018. Shows will be at the 5,300-seat MGM Park Theatre. Park MGM, Las Vegas’ newest resort, recently celebrated its official grand opening with this debut of Lady Gaga’s residency. The debuts of Lada Gaga, On The Record and Eataly mark the final stage of the resorts’ two-year, $550 million development at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.  www.parkmgm.com

21 new dates for Gwen Stefani
Due to popular demand, multi-Platinum recording artist and global icon Gwen Stefani has announced 21 new dates for her headlining residency, “Gwen Stefani – Just A Girl” at Zappos Theatre at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Previously announced 2019 shows for February and March are on sale now. Gwen Stefani, Live Nation Las Vegas and Caesars Entertainment are donating $1 of every ticket purchased to “Gwen Stefani – Just A Girl” at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino to Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, a Las Vegas-based non-profit organisation that provides medical treatment to children facing a number of life-threatening conditions. The donation will also allow Cure 4 The Kids Foundation to move into a state-of-the-art building, increasing the number of exam rooms and improving the patient treatment experience.

Step inside Tim Burton’s mind at brand new exhibition
For the first time in nearly a decade, renowned American film director, producer, artist, writer and animator Tim Burton will stage an exhibition of his original fine art in the United States. Installed at the Neon Museum in Las Vegas, “Tim Burton @ the Neon Museum” will be staged at multiple locations: the museum’s outdoor Boneyard exhibition space, in its North Gallery and at the City of Las Vegas’ Boneyard Park across from the museum’s visitor’s centre. The exhibition will comprise a combination of new work as well as previously exhibited pieces. Created to take advantage of the museum’s unique open-air exhibition spaces, the large-scale installation works will be integrated with the museum’s collection. Burton intends for the exhibition to serve as a retrospective of his own creative history, as well as a celebration of his affection for the Neon Museum. Conceived as a collaboration with the museum, it will be site-specific and unlike any other exhibition Burton has ever staged. Tim Burton @ the Neon Museum will be on view from 15th October 2019 to 15th February 2020.  

Flamingo Las Vegas unveils one of the largest bunk bed suites in the US
The iconic Flamingo Las Vegas is expecting to welcome their first guests on 1st February 2019 to the debut of 14 new Bunk Bed Rooms along with one of the largest dedicated Bunk Bed Suites in the United States. These new rooms are part of the second phase of the resort’s room renovation, totalling a $156 million investment to date. The Bunk Bed Rooms are now available for online booking, and the Suites are available for bookings over the phone. These renovations are on top of the completion of the resort’s first 1,270 rooms and suites in April with an initial $90 million investment. Two-thirds of the rooms at Flamingo Las Vegas will either be new or will have been remodelled during the past two years.  

New location for the iconic Smith & Wollensky
One of London’s favourite American Steak houses, Smith & Wollensky, who have been primarily situated in Boston, is set to debut its all-new Smith & Wollensky Las Vegas location at the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort. Construction is currently underway at the highly anticipated “America’s Steakhouse” branded restaurant, and is hoping to be unveiled in April 2019.

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