Friday, December 28, 2012

Paris Summer 2012

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Bally’s Entertainment broke ground on the Paris Hotel & Casino in April 1997. Costing $785 million and set on 24 acres of land, Paris took 2 and half years to build and opened on September 1st 1999.

The property was designed by Bergman Walls Associates and the façade is based on a mix of the Paris Opera House and the Louvre. The hotel features a near half scale, (541ft) replica of the Eiffel Tower, a two thirds replica of the Arc de Triomphe and the infamous faded marquee is based on the Montgolfier balloon. Paris did feature a beautiful replica of the Fountaine des Mers, but has recently been removed to make way for the recent additions.

After a severe downturn in patronage, due to the Global Finacial Crisis, Caesars Entertainment began a series of renovations to the property, beginning with a scaling down of the overall Parisian theme. In early 2011 the Chateau nightclub and Sugar Factory restaurant opened on the Strip front side and the target market is being re aimed at a younger demographic.

Hotels Specifications

Size- 2,916 rooms 

Room Overview:

Custom European furniture, rich fabrics and warm decorations give these rooms distinctive French feel. The immaculate, marble bathroom features both a bathtub and a stand-alone shower. Available with one king-size bed or two queens.

·       Casino - 85,000 square feet of gaming space, including 2,200 slot machines, over 100 table games and separate high limit slot/table game pit

·       Race & Sports Book - 256 seats, 220 televisions and 11 big screens.

·     Restaurants - Café Belle Madeleine, The Eiffel Tower Restaurant, Le Village Buffet, Du Parcs, Mon Ami Gabi, Le Burger Brasserie, Sugar Factory and the newly opened Gordon Ramsey Steakhouse.  

·       Entertainment - Anthony Cools Hypnotist

·       Nightlife - Chateau Nightclub and Terrace, Napoleon’s Piano Lounge, Le Cabaret Lounge and La Central.

Vegas Mate Rating: 4/5
Mark & Keren Rate: 3/5

Friday, December 21, 2012

Ambhar Lounge @Tropicana Spring 2012

Ambhar Lounge is a collaboration between the Tropicana and Ambhar Tequila. The 4,000 square foot live music venue and bar was opened on December 1st 2011 and is aimed at attracting the young hip crowd back to the Trop.  The bar features an extensive list of tequila cocktails, many designed by legendary mixologist Bobby Gleason, as well as a large beer menu.  Ambhar is also a great place to watch sporting events as it's fitted with several large LCD TV’s and features comfortable tub chair seating throughout. 

Location – Tropicana Hotel (in the old Celebration Lounge location)
  • Details:
    • Open 24 hours
    • Capacity 150
    • Admission always free
  • Happy Hour
    • 4pm - 6pm, 2 for 1 domestic drafts and wells
  • Average Drink Price is $8

Mark & Keren Review – 4/5 chips