Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Free WiFi Spots in Las Vegas


McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas is the largest airport in the country to offer free high-speed wireless Internet access. Link. The airport system uses 21 antennas covering 90% of the airport's public space, plus airport operations areas. In addition to passenger convenience, the system is designed to help ticketing, baggage sorting and tracking of passenger courtesy wheelchairs.
Here is a site that lists free wifi spots in Las Vegas, including restaurants, bars, coffeehouses and hotels. Includes links to maps. Link.

Here are some more sites. Link.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Las Vegas Flight Info

The new Las Vegas Sun website offers a page to track flight delays into and out of Las Vegas. Link. It also provides information on airports with the most delays to or from McCarran. For example, 35% of the flights to/from New York and Philadelphia are delayed. And, you can check the TSA Checkpoint wait times.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Restaurants at the New Palazzo Hotel


Here is a good article from InBusiness Las Vegas that describes each of the restaurants in the Palazzo. Link.

The Palazzo sits behind and is connected to the Venetian Hotel.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

N9NE Group

The N9NE Group has a number of available venues for events, including Moon, the Playboy Club, the Ghostbar, Rain, Nove (Italian), and the N9Ne Steakhouse, all at the Palms Hotel. The websites list capacities and other info. The Palm also has unique Fantasy Suites available, including one with a basketball court and one that was used for the filming of Real Life Las Vegas. The Palms has been a celebrity magnet since it opened.

Wolfgang Puck opens 'Green' Restaurant in Las Vegas

The Springs Cafe by Wolfgang Puck Officially Opens at Las Vegas Springs Preserve. Link. The 6,800 square-foot café showcases organic ingredients from regional artisan producers and growers, and complements the Preserve's commitment to sustainable living. Indoor and outdoor dining is available and the wrap-around balcony provides not only a bird's eye view of the Preserve's Amphitheatre, but also an expansive panoramic view of the Las Vegas Strip, from the Stratosphere all the way south past Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino.

More on Puck's committment to the environment. Link.

About the Springs PreserveThe Springs Preserve is a 180-acre national historic site that is the original oasis of Las Vegas and a beacon for a sustainable future. This cultural and historic attraction is located three miles from the Strip and offers many indoor and outdoor experiences to create a fun and educational visit for all ages. Outdoor experiences at the Preserve include an 8-acre botanical gardens, series of walking trails leading to historical structures and a restored wetland, live desert wildlife exhibits, a child's play area and a 1,800-seat amphitheater. Indoor experiences include a technologically advanced learning center, over 300 state-of-the art interactive museum exhibits and an immersive theater experience.

The Preserve is located at 333 S. Valley View Blvd. For more information, please visit http://www.springspreserve.org/.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Budget Properties for Meetings in Las Vegas

Would you like a $59 room rate? There are 16 locals hotels off the strip where bargains can be found. Link. There is also information on sightseeing away from the Strip.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Las Vegas Event Vendors

Insiders Guide to Event Vendors in Las Vegas. Link.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Shopping the Strip

Barney's of New York has opened a store in the new Palazzo on the Las Vegas Strip. Link.