What’s New in Las Vegas

What's New in Las Vegas

In a city defined by enticing attractions, it can be hard to keep up with the latest thrills and gourmet offerings. Here’s a peek at a handful of restaurants and attractions that have debuted in Vegas since last year’s International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association show.

On the food front…
Bavette’s Steakhouse & Bar opened at the Park MGM (formerly the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino) in late 2017, bringing prime cuts (Chicago-cut classic ribeye steak and dry-aged bone-in New York strip steak aged for 42 days), fresh seafood and a separate vegetarian menu to the city. Also at the Park MGM, courtesy of Michelin-starred chef Bryce Shuman, is the French country house-themed Primrose, which debuted last year.

Hell’s Kitchen at Caesars Palace was patterned after the reality show featuring celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. Set right on the Las Vegas Strip, it offers signature dishes by the restaurateur turned television personality and features two chef’s tables—along with lots of drama and shouting among chefs and staffers.

Just for fun…
Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire. Whether you’ve always longed to brandish a lightsaber or you just want to appreciate experiencing the wonders of technology firsthand, you should check out this new immersive, interactive adventure ride at the Grand Canal Shoppes within The Venetian Hotel and Casino. State-of-the-art virtual reality and multi-sensory technology let you see, touch and interact with your surroundings while exploring a Star Wars universe as a stormtrooper.

Sports on the Strip…
The Vegas Golden Knights professional ice hockey team played their first home game at the new T-Mobile Arena last year, and now the San Antonio Stars of the WNBA have moved into the Mandalay Bay Events Center and renamed themselves the Las Vegas Aces.
Mariah Carey Concert: If you’re a fan of the iconic singer, you can experience her famous five-octave range at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, where she’ll be performing on July 14 and 15. Dubbed “The Butterfly Returns,” this will be the singer’s fourth residency in Vegas.

This story first appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of Tobacco Business magazine. Members of the tobacco industry are eligible for a complimentary subscription to our magazine. Click here for details.

Story by Jennifer Gelfand, editor-in-chief of Tobacco Business Magazine

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